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Woman Slams 2-Year-Old Son’s Thumb In Sliding Glass Door

Megan Moss(Flagler County Sheriff’s Office) Palm Coast, FL – A disturbance overheard by deputies ends with the arrest of a 27-year-old Palm Coast woman. Deputies with the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home off of Beechwood Lane on Monday (June 24th), originally to serve an arrest warrant for a resident at the home. When there was no answer ... Read More »

Couple Used Drugs Near Child In Roach Infested Vehicle

David Dexter and Christian Wilson(Volusia County Jail) DeLand, FL – A couple is facing felony child abuse charges after police found them using drugs near a two-year-old girl inside of a bug-infested car. DeLand police found the car around 5:30 yesterday afternoon (June 25th) near a small park off of South Stone Street and West Highland Avenue. The vehicle was ... Read More »

VCSB Concerned About “Placebo” Testing At Mainland High School

Daytona Beach, FL – The Volusia County school district says findings from an investigation into complaints that students enrolled in an AP Capstone Seminar course at Mainland High School did not participate in the three-part Advanced Placement exam offered by College Board, Inc. will be released in about two weeks. Volusia County School Board Chair Carl Persis said the issue ... Read More »

Firm Says Rights Violated In Pot License Fight

Tallahassee, FL – A Tampa-based orchid grower has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Florida Department of Health and several current and former state officials, alleging constitutional due-process violations related to the nursery’s attempt to get a medical marijuana license. The lawsuit, filed last week in Tallahassee by prominent Jacksonville civil-rights lawyers William Sheppard and Elizabeth White, is ... Read More »

Underground Power Lines Bill Goes To DeSantis

Tallahassee, FL – Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday formally received a bill that could lead to an expansion of underground power lines in Florida, with supporters touting the measure as a way to help reduce electricity outages after hurricanes. A key part of the bill (SB 796) would change the way underground power-line projects are financed, a change that could ... Read More »

Volusia County Sets Beach Cleanup For July 5th

Daytona Beach, FL – Lots of people head to the beach to celebrate the Fourth of July. When the fifth of July comes around, there are usually thousands of pounds of debris strewn across Volusia County beaches, which leads to the busiest beach cleanup day of the year. If you’d like to help in the cleanup, you don’t even to ... Read More »

DBPD Hosting Gun Buyback Program

Daytona Beach, FL – The police department of Daytona Beach has an offer for people looking to surrender a firearm, no questions asked. But it has to be real and it has to be unloaded. But, once the gun is handed in, Messod Bendayan, the Public Information Officer with Daytona Beach police, says that whoever gave the firearm over will ... Read More »

Second Suspect Arrested In Candlelight Oaks Shooting

Stephen Bruten(Volusia County Jail) DeLand, FL – The other suspect wanted for a shooting in a DeLand subdivision is now in custody. Back in January, 25-year-old Dexter Chambers was shot twice in the arm and once in the buttocks at the Candlelight Oaks subdivision. A month after the shooting, DeLand police identified Day-Mont Ward and Stephen Bruten, both of whom ... Read More »

Flagler County Repeat Drug Offender Could Face Life In Prison

Palm Coast, FL – A 36-year-old Palm coast man already in the Flagler County Jail on multiple drug and gun charges is now facing additional charges that could lead to a life in prison sentence. Corey Richard Lynch was arrested on May 23. The next day, Flagler County sheriff’s deputies got a warrant to search his truck which was in ... Read More »

First Volusia Tax Collector Candidate Enters 2020 Race

DeLand, FL – A historic race is now underway as the first Volusia County Tax Collector candidate announces they’re joining the race. And what makes this race so historical for Will Roberts, is what led up to this race. Almost 50 years ago, the county passed a charter amendment that abolished the elected tax collector role, making it an appointed ... Read More »