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VCSO Investigating Fatal Stabbing In Oak Hill

Oak Hill, FL – The fatal stabbing of 50-year-old fishing captain Neal Goodrich is under investigation by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Andrew Gant said the incident took place this morning at around 7:30 a.m. The call from Goodrich came in from Goodrich Seafood in Oak Hill. Detectives say he was stabbed during a domestic ... Read More »

Landlord Charged With Aggravated Battery Against Tenant

DeLand, FL – A 49-year-old DeLand man is out on bond after being charged with Aggravated Battery Causing Bodily Harm against a man who is his tenant and also works for him. Kevin Somerville was arrested last Monday (October 14). Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home on 7th Avenue in DeLand after the victim’s neighbor called to report ... Read More »

Port Orange Appoints New City Attorney

Matt Jones(City of Port Orange) Port Orange, FL – Come December, Port Orange will have a brand new city attorney City officials agreed at Tuesday’s (October 15th) meeting, through a unanimous vote, that Matt Jones, the former Assistant City Attorney, will take over for the departing Margaret Roberts. Roberts, who held the position since 2000, will be leaving after accepting ... Read More »

Former NSB High Teacher Charged After Sex With Student

New Smyrna Beach, FL – A former teacher at New Smyrna Beach High School stands accused of engaging in sexual activities with a 16-year-old male/ Not much has been released yet, but the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office says that 28-year-old Megan Parris turned herself in last night (October 17th) after a judge signed a warrant for her arrest. That’s due ... Read More »

DBPD Giving Away Children’s Bike Helmets Tomorrow

Daytona Beach, FL – Kids bike helmets will be given away free tomorrow, by the Daytona Beach Police Department in partnership with Amscot Financial Services. The helmet giveaway takes place at the Amscot location on the corner of International Speedway Boulevard and Nova Road. The giveaway is planned from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on a first-come-first-serve basis. Sizes are ... Read More »

Man Arrested For Knowingly Transmitting HIV

Gentry Burns(Volusia County Sheriff’s Office) Port Orange, FL – A 23-year-old man is now facing three felony counts of having sex with multiple partners without informing them about his infection. That’s the story for Gentry Burns, who was already in Volusia County Jail when he was charged. Detectives with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office identified three female partners of Burns’ ... Read More »

Orange City Drug Sweep Nets 12 Arrests During “Operation Meth-O-Ween”

Orange City, FL – In a continuing effort to keep an Orange City neighborhood clear of drug activity, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office ran “Operation Meth-O-Ween” today. Today, 12 arrests were made at 711 Sunset Avenue, also known as CJ’s Nursery. Early today, 12 of 17 people found at the property were either selling drugs or had them in their ... Read More »

Daytona Beach Kicks Off Biketoberfest 2019

Lori Campbell Baker, Executive Director of the Daytona Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau(News Daytona Beach) Daytona Beach, FL – It’s now official. Welcome, to Biketoberfest 2019. And there are some new features coming to this Biketoberfest that haven’t been seen yet at one of the rallies. Between today (October 17th) and Sunday (October 20th), the event will host a number ... Read More »

City Commissioners Leave Safe Zone Issue For The Shelter Board

Daytona Beach, FL – City commissioners now say it’s up to the First Step Shelter Board to make a plan for homeless safe zones. That decision came following a debate between city officials at last night’s Daytona Beach City Commission meeting (October 16th). The issue in question was concerns over an outdoor “safe zone” that would be implemented at the ... Read More »

DBPD Looking For Man Wanted On Felony Child Abuse Charges

Daytona Beach, FL – A 46-year-old Daytona Beach man is wanted on three felony counts of child abuse. The charging affidavit states that Taft Nichols had access to three little girls, age 10 and younger. It also states that the mother of two of the children has known Nichols for 30 years. Sex Crimes investigators with the DBPD began the ... Read More »