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Another Day Another Shark Bite Reported In New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach, FL – The third shark bite in 24 hours is reported in New Smyrna Beach today (August 4). Volusia County Beach Safety reports that a 51-year-old man from Nashville, TN was bit on his right foot by a shark while standing in knee deep water near the 2400 block of South Atlantic Avenue. He sustained minor lacerations ... Read More »

Active Shooter Training By VCSO For Local Organizations Scheduled

Daytona Beach, FL – The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is holding another Active shooter/Active Threat seminar, this one for businesses and large organizations. Sheriff Mike Chitwood, during an appearance on the Marc Bernier Show, said it will take place Monday, August 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Training Center located at 3901 Tiger Bay Road. Chitwood said ... Read More »

Two People Suffer Minor Shark Bites in New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach, FL – Sharks strike again in the Shark Attack Capital of the World. Volusia County Beach Safety reports that not one but two people suffered minor injuries today (August 3). Reports say that a 20-year-old female surfer flagged down beach officers around 3:30 p.m. She was bitten by a shark on her left hand and wrist, receiving ... Read More »

Young Boy Drowns At Daytona Lagoon

Daytona Beach, FL – Despite the best efforts from lifeguards, a physician at the scene and paramedics, a 5-year-old boy drowned today(August 3) in the wave pool at Daytona Lagoon. 9-1-1 calls started coming in to Volusia County Dispatch just after 1 p.m. A lifeguard saw the boy underwater and pulled him out of the pool. No pulse was detected. ... Read More »

First Step Shelter Treasurer Hands In Resignation

Daytona Beach, FL – The First Step Shelter Board lost its Executive Director on June 30. Dr. L. Ronald Durham, who’s been serving in the interim, stepped down earlier this week. This afternoon, Holly Hill City Manager Joe Forte, who is serving as the Board’s Treasurer handed in his resignation, effective September 1, 2019. Board member Chase Tramont, who’s also ... Read More »

Teen Indicted For First Degree Murder – Will Be Charged As An Adult

Bunnell, FL – The 16-year-old arrested in the shooting death of 17-year-old Elijah Rizvan is now being charged as an adult. A Grand Jury indicted Benjamin Allen yesterday (August 1) afternoon. The shooting happened on July 12. Allen was arrested on July 14. “We fully support the state’s decision to try this young man as an adult in the shooting ... Read More »

Pirate Tattoo Association Gathering At Ocean Center

Daytona Beach, FL – You may notice a lot more tattooed people than usual this weekend, especially around the Ocean Center. Beginning today and running through Sunday, the Pirate Tattoo Association Gathering will be taking place at the Ocean Center on A-1-A. Producer of the show, Buca, said the main attraction for many people will be his partner, Gill “The ... Read More »

Deltona Fire Dept. And Partners Plan Back To School Event

Deltona, FL – Students in Volusia County head back to school a week from this Monday and the Deltona Fire Department, along with several community partners, is holding a Back to School Safety Day this Sunday. Deltona Fire Department Coordinator Emma Santiago said AdventHealth, Halifax Health, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, Volusia County Schools and the Florida Department of Health ... Read More »

Surgeon General Declares Hepatitis “A” Public Health Emergency

Tallahassee, FL – After more than 2,000 cases of reported hepatitis A cases in Florida this year, state Surgeon General Scott Rivkees declared a public health emergency Thursday. “I am declaring this Public Health Emergency as a proactive step to appropriately alert the public to this serious illness and prevent further spread of Hepatitis A in our state,” Rivkees said ... Read More »

2019 Back To School Holiday Begins Today

Tallahassee, FL – The sales tax holiday begins today and runs through Tuesday, August 6. There are, of course, restrictions to what can be purchased. Clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item, certain school supplies selling for $15 or less and personal computers and certain accessories selling for less than $1,000 are all eligible for ... Read More »