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NAACP: Florida Supreme Court Nominations Must Reopen

Tallahassee, FL – The state NAACP demanded Friday that the nomination process for three appointments to the Florida Supreme Court be reopened after a list of 11 nominees did not include any African-Americans. The call came a day after The News Service of Florida reported that the Supreme Court will not have a black justice for the first time in ... Read More »

Florida Governor Suspends Broward Elections Chief

Tallahassee, FL – Citing widespread problems during the 2018 elections, Gov. Rick Scott on Friday suspended Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes and replaced her with one of his closest allies, Pete Antonacci. “Due to her demonstrated misfeasance, incompetence, and neglect of duty, Supervisor Snipes can no longer demonstrate the qualifications necessary to meet her duties in office,â€� Scott ... Read More »

Motorcyclist Killed In Morning Crash

Daytona Beach, FL –Â An early morning crash claims the life of a motorcyclist on Nova Road and International Speedway Boulevard. Around 6:30 a.m. (November 30th), a call went out saying a motorcyclist had gotten into an accident on Nova Road near ISB. Daytona Beach police say that they learned the rider, identified by police as Clifford Coats of Holly ... Read More »

NSB Man Arrested For Child Porn Possession

Daytona Beach, FL – A New Smyrna Beach man is at Volusia County Jail after detectives tie him to sexually explicit photographs of underage girls. 34-year-old Barrett Hanna was arrested yesterday afternoon (November 30th) in the parking lot of a Florida Department of Children & Families office in Daytona Beach. Volusia County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Laura Williams says detectives were ... Read More »

Hurricane Season Ends After Testing Florida One More Time

Tallahassee, FL – For the third consecutive year, after a decade reprieve, Florida in 2018 was tested by the force of a massive hurricane. The slightly above-average season, which began June 1 and was ending Friday, began early for Florida. Tropical Storm Alberto brought maximum sustained winds of 45 mph to North Florida in late May. But for the Sunshine ... Read More »

Shot Daytona Police Officer Discharged From Hospital

Daytona Beach, FL – The police officer shot in the right shoulder earlier this week in Midtown by a convicted felon with an AK-47 is out of the hospital and recovering at home. Kevin Hird was discharged from Halifax Health Medical Center after needing two surgeries to fix the damage caused in Sunday’s (November 25th) incident on the corner of ... Read More »

FWC Proposes New Rules For Shark Fishing On Shore

Tallahassee, FL – People who fish from shore for sharks would be barred from putting chum in the water to attract the fish, under a staff recommendation that will go before the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission during a meeting Dec. 12 in St. Augustine. The proposal, which comes after a series of meetings this summer across the state, ... Read More »

One Man Dead, Another In Hospital Following Deltona Standoff

Deltona, FL – One man is dead and another is getting treatment at a nearby hospital as deputies end a standoff situation at a Deltona apartment complex. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene at Belltower Apartments in Deltona around 11 p.m. last night (November 29th), forcing the evacuation of the building on Belltower Avenue and traffic closures ... Read More »

Student, Communication Specialist Arrested In ERAU Security Breach

Daytona Beach, FL –Â A year long investigation headed by the FBI with the assistance of Daytona Beach police leads to the arrest of an Embry-Riddle student and an ERAU Communications Specialist. According to the report, the Federal Bureau of Investigation office in Jacksonville began looking into a security breach at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (November 2017), with Daytona Beach Police ... Read More »

Toothbrush Prompts Evacuation At Daytona Beach International Airport

Daytona Beach, FL –Â The entirety of Daytona Beach International Airport’s terminal is shut down and evacuated following an unattended baggage scare involving an electric toothbrush. Around 2:30 this afternoon (November 29th), Volusia County Sheriff’s Office sent out a call, evacuating the terminal at Daytona Beach International Airport with reports of suspicious unattended baggage. #BREAKINGNEWS #DAYTONABEACH #FLORIDA: Daytona Beach International ... Read More »