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VCSO Reports 4-Year-Old’s Accidental Drowning

Osteen, FL – The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office says the death of 4-year-old Hunter Gentry in Osteen on Saturday (October 26) appears to have been an accidental drowning. Deputies responded to a CPR in progress call off Cowpen Road just before 11:30 a.m. The boy’s father told deputies that he found the boy unresponsive in a pond on the property. ... Read More »

Ohio-Based “Burntwood Tavern” Chain Coming To Daytona

Daytona Beach, FL – An Ohio-based chain with 13 locations is set to open up shop in Daytona starting next year. The Chef Art Pour Restaurant Group will bring their chain, Burntwood Tavern, which already has three Florida locations, into the open spot underneath the Daytona hotel located at One Daytona. The store will overlook the splash fountain, Victory Circle ... Read More »

Two Riders Killed In Overnight Accident

New Smyrna Beach, FL – Two riders are dead and the Florida Highway Patrol says charges are pending against one of the drivers involved in the accident. The report from Lieutenant Kim Montes, Public Affairs Officers with FHP, says that 20-year-old Kaily Blankenship was driving her 1998 Honda northbound on State Road 415 around 10:30 last night (October 29th). On ... Read More »

Flagler Sheriff Provides List Of Sex Offenders To Avoid On Halloween

Flagler Sheriff Rick Staly(News Daytona Beach) Bunnell, FL – Halloween is tomorrow. And besides making sure that your costume is ready, the Flagler Sheriff wants to make sure you know whose house to avoid. Since yesterday (October 29th), the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, along with Probation and Parole Services, have made visits to the homes of all registered sex offenders ... Read More »

State Mum On Election System Patches

Tallahassee, FL – A cybersecurity review has been completed of state and county elections systems following disclosures of Russian hacking during the 2016 elections. But details of what was found remain under wraps, along with information about system patches and what further multimillion-dollar steps are being taken to protect against future attacks. Florida Secretary of State Laurel Lee said Tuesday ... Read More »

VUE President Looks Forward To End Of Superintendent Search

DeLand, FL – The search for a new Volusia County School Superintendent is winding down and Volusia United Educators President Elizabeth Albert is looking forward to the final selection. The application period began at the end of August, followed by an online survey and four scheduled community forums. Applications were received from 36 candidates from all over the country. Albert ... Read More »

DBPD: Student Brought Fake Pipe Bomb On Campus

Daytona Beach, FL – Daytona Beach Police Department has confirmed that a student at Mainland High School brought a fake pipe bomb onto the school’s campus in his backpack. The student showed the fake device to another student. The student who saw the device then reported the incident to the School’s Resource Officer, who confiscated the backpack. Police also say ... Read More »

Volusia County Human Services Office Reopens In Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach, FL – Daytona Beach residents finally have a Volusia County Human Services office in town. It opened on Monday of this week. It’s been a little more than two years since Hurricane Irma flooded the Volusia County Administration Building on North Beach Street, effectively closing down all of its offices. The new Human Services office is located at ... Read More »

Community Sponsors Supporting B-CU Fundraising Efforts

Daytona Beach, FL – A newly formed group will soon begin fundraising efforts based on the legacy of Bethune-Cookman University’s founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. The group, known as Community Sponsors, will work alongside the Wildcat Challenge and host a fund-raising competition among nine teams, aligned in varying ways to help with the institution. “(We’re) a group of non-graduates of ... Read More »