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Florida Ranks 2nd Best State For Military Retirees


Daytona Beach, FL – With May being Military Appreciation Month and Memorial Day just a couple of days away, one new study tries to find the best state for military retirees. And it just so happens that Florida ranked at number two overall. That’s the story from WalletHub’s recent study titled “2019’s Best & Worst States for Military Retirees,” which ... Read More »

Florida Rated 2nd Best State For Military Retirees


Daytona Beach, FL – With May being Military Appreciation Month and Memorial Day just a couple of days away, one new study tries to find the best state for military retirees. And it just so happens that Florida ranked at number two overall. That’s the story from WalletHub’s recent study titled “2019’s Best & Worst States for Military Retirees,” which ... Read More »

AAA Offers Tow-2-Go Service Over Holiday Weekend


Daytona Beach, FL – AAA is offering its Tow to Go service over the Memorial Day weekend to Florida drivers and nationwide. Spokesperson Mark Jenkins said since the service’s inception in 1998, Tow to Go has removed more than 25,000 impaired drivers from roads across the Southeast and Midwest. Jenkins said that there’s really no excuse to use Tow to ... Read More »

43 Suspects ID’d, 22 Arrested In Large Scale Daytona Drug Bust


Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri along with members of the Daytona Beach Police Department and the State Attorney’s Office announcing the status of Operation Tone Setter(WNDB) Daytona Beach, FL – Police say they have identified 43 suspects out of 70, with 22 arrested in one day. And one of those men was arrested not too far from the press ... Read More »

More Mental-Health Treatment Sought For Children


Tallahassee, FL – Florida has an estimated 400,000 children who need behavioral health services, but 55 percent of them don’t get any treatment, members of a health-care panel were told Thursday. That translates to 220,000 children across the state, or about one child in every classroom, health official Jeffrey Brosco told members of the Florida Healthy Kids Corp. Board of ... Read More »

Justices Reject Appeal In ‘Ponce’s Law’ Case


(Travis Archer: Courtesy of VCSO) Tallahassee, FL – The Florida Supreme Court has declined to take up an appeal in a Volusia County case that helped lead to the passage of a state law about animal abuse. Justices, in a 4-1 decision, rejected a request by defendant Travis Archer to rule on a dispute about whether evidence should be blocked ... Read More »

Ormond Beach Man Pleads Guilty To Distribution Of Child Pornography


Ormond Beach, FL – A 37-year-old Ormond Beach, formerly a Jacksonville High School teacher, is facing up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to distribution of child pornography. Court documents show that Jordan Schemmel responded to a message on September 5 on an internet bulletin board frequented by those with a sexual interest in children. The message was ... Read More »

Suspect Injures Two Officers After Traffic Stop


A screenshot of body camera footage from Daytona Beach Shores with William Patterson. Daytona Beach Shores, FL – Daytona Beach Shores Public Safety officers are working the Click It or Ticket campaign. During a routine traffic stop Wednesday, they got more than they bargained for. Officers stopped 28-year-old in front of Longstreet Elementary School on South Peninsula Drive around 7:10 ... Read More »

FAA: Laser That Blinded Pilot Came From Volusia


WestJet Boeing 737-800(Shutterstock) Deltona, FL – The Federal Aviation Administration says a green laser that burned a pilot’s eye mid-flight originated from Volusia County. According to an email from Kathleen Bergen, spokesperson for the FAA, a WestJet flight was en route to Orlando International Airport from Newfoundland on Saturday (May 18th). Close to 10 p.m., when the flight was just ... Read More »

VCBS Expects Large Crowds Over Memorial Day Weekend


Daytona Beach, FL – With the forecast calling for temperatures above 90 and no rain in sight, Volusia County Beach Safety expects to be pretty busy this weekend. Captain Tammy Malphurs said the forecast is also calling for hazardous rip currents. She stresses that the most important thing at the beach is to swim in front of a staffed lifeguard ... Read More »