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Special Needs Assistance Registry Available For Volusia County Residents

DeLand, FL – Volusia County Emergency Management is offering assistance to those with disabilities or functional medical needs during disasters if you register. The Functional/Special Needs Program is designed specifically to help those that need it when it comes to evacuation and shelter during a hurricane or other disaster. Participation is on a volunteer basis. The program benefits the residents ... Read More »

Charges Upgraded, Second Car Found In Fatal Ormond Accident

Erik Worthington(Volusia County Jail) Ormond Beach, FL – One of the suspects involved in the death of a 73-year-old Ormond Beach woman now faces vehicular homicide charges. And police believe they’ve found the other vehicle involved. Back on June 4th, 24-year-old Erik Worthington was supposedly racing northbound on Nova Road in Ormond Beach when he struck Mary Spanos’ Cadillac SUV ... Read More »

New Website Available For Volusia County Schools

DeLand, FL – Parents, students, and Volusia County Schools employees have a new website to access information. If you’ve been using myvolusiaschools.org, no worries. If you enter the old address, the new one, vcsedu.org will come up. VCS Community Information Specialist Frank Fitzgerald said the new website was created to meet modern web standards and to make things more easily ... Read More »

AAA: Florida Gas Prices Hit 3-Month Lows

Daytona Beach, FL – State gas prices drop below $2.50 per gallon (regular unleaded) for the first time since March. The newest report from AAA shows that the average gas price in the state of Florida now sits at $2.49 per gallon, a 10 cent drop since this time last week. “Falling gas prices accelerated last week, after another week ... Read More »

Daytona Condo Sales Rose Through May

Daytona Beach, FL – The latest analysis of the Daytona Beach Multiple Listing Service shows a notable increase in condo sales on the World’s Most Famous Beach. That analysis carried out by the team at Wyse Home Team Realty in Port Orange found that 148 condo units sold in the Daytona Beach area in May. That’s a 13.8% increase in ... Read More »

Charges Pending In Fatal Beachside Accident

Daytona Beach, FL – The Daytona Beach Police Department is investigating a fatal accident that claimed the life of a 36-year-old woman. The report from Daytona Beach police says that 63-year-old James Flater was driving west on Vermont Avenue in his 2012 Chevrolet pickup truck when he stopped at the stop sign for Grandview Avenue just before 9 p.m. yesterday ... Read More »

FHP Investigating Woodland Blvd Pedestrian Fatality

DeLand, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating after a woman walked in front of a moving car early in the morning. According to the report, 37-year-old Marisela Beltrand was driving north on Woodland Boulevard in DeLand in the outside lane around two o’clock this morning (June 15th). Then, FHP says 57-year-old Christine Johnson was standing on the east ... Read More »

Deltona Men Charged With Child Pornography Possession

Paul Bojczuk & Richard Williams(Volusia County Sheriff’s Office) Deltona, FL – Detectives arrest two men with warrants in unrelated cases and charge them both with child pornography possession. 57-year-old Richard Williams (Right) was already in Volusia County Jail on unrelated charges when the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office charged him with 15 counts of possessing child pornography. That jail time was ... Read More »

Daytona Beach Woman Faces Multiple Monetary Charges

Daytona Beach, FL – A 39-year-old Daytona Beach woman already serving a two-year probation sentence is back in the Volusia County Jail. Daytona Beach Police say LaShanna Hopson committed check fraud against a man she met for a date. She’s also charged in two purse-snatching incidents that took place at the Daytona Beach Sam’s Club. The check fraud incident took ... Read More »

DeSantis Signs ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Ban

Tallahassee, FL – Saying that “we’re delivering on the promises that we made to the people of Florida,” Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed a fiercely debated bill that bans so-called “sanctuary cities” in the state. DeSantis signed the measure (SB 168) during an event in Okaloosa County and was joined by the measure’s House and Senate sponsors and U.S. ... Read More »