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Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall in Sanford For Veterans Day

Sanford, FL – The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, part of Vietnam and All Veterans of Brevard, is set up at Fort Mellon Park in Sanford through Tuesday, November 12. The three-fifths scale of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., is a reminder of sacrifices made during the Vietnam War. The Memorial Wall display is open 24 hours per day and ... Read More »

Two Arrests Made In Oct.23 Drive-by Shooting

DeLand, FL – Two juvenile suspects are charged and three more arrests of known suspects are pending relating to a drive-by shooting on October 23 near DeLand. The Volusia Sheriff’s Office arrested 17-year-old Keyonta Alexander and 17-year-old Matthew Moore at DeLand High School on Wednesday (November 6) afternoon. Both teens are on the football team there. The incident took place ... Read More »

Pharmacy Kiosks Could Be Coming

Tallahassee, FL – The convenience of getting prescriptions filled at a kiosk could soon be a reality, under a bill moving through the state House. But not everyone agrees it’s a good idea. A House health care panel on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill (HB 59) that would allow community pharmacies to use “automated pharmacy systems” to offer people access ... Read More »

Public Invited To Interviews & Reception For School Superintendent Finalists

(Left to right: Dr. Ronald “Scott” Fritz, Dr. Peter Licata and Dr. David Moore) DeLand, FL – The Volusia County School Board is expected to make their selection of the new School Superintendent next Tuesday during their regularly scheduled meeting. But today, the three candidates, Dr. Ronald “Scott” Fritz, currently Chief of Staff for Teaching, Leading, and Learning for Osceola ... Read More »

Daytona International Speedway Hosting Open House

Daytona Beach, FL – With two months to go until the Rolex 24 and three months to go until the Daytona 500, the World Center of Racing is opening its doors to show you what’s to come. That will all take place at the Daytona International Speedway’s second annual Open House, set to take place this Sunday (November 10th). Guests ... Read More »

Employee Falsifies Timesheets, Paid $10k

Bunnell, FL – An employee who gave himself a pretty big payday is now wanted by the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies report that a staffing agency, Labor Finders, originally called them back on June 27th in reference to potential fraud carried out by a former employee. They accused that employee, 28-year-old Cory Neil Hall, of falsifying timesheets. According to ... Read More »

Stranded Mother Benefits From The Kindness of Two VCSO Deputies

New Smyrna Beach, FL – Two Volusia Sheriff’s deputies took the time and the money to help out a stranded Orlando mother and her two children, ages 2-year-old and 5 months on Tuesday (November 6). The deputies were alerted to the family’s plight by an off-duty Seminole Sheriff’s deputy who said the woman was observed driving with the infant on ... Read More »

DBPD Charges Woman With Child Neglect

Daytona Beach, FL – Daytona Beach Police officers say that 36-year-old Jessica Zacarro told them she did not know the baby was in her car after the vehicle was forced open to rescue the baby. She is charged with Child Neglect after police were called for the rescue at Twin Lakes Medical Center. On Tuesday, November 5, a witness called ... Read More »

Collection Set Up For Children Taken From Filthy Home On Halloween

Bunnell, FL – A collection site has been designated in order to accept donations for five children, three girls, ages 8, 12 and 14 and two boys, ages 6 and 9. They were taken from their parents, Dennis Allen and Betty Allen, on Halloween after they were found living in a filthy home with no running water. f you’d like ... Read More »

VCC Meeting -Septic Systems, Opioid Litigation & Rural Event Centers

DeLand, FL – Tuesday’s Volusia County Council meeting’s Public Participation portion featured a number of Ormond-by-the-Sea residents letting their feelings be known on plans to change area septic systems to a sewer system. They asked that the council fund a study to prove that septic tanks are polluting the waterways. One man, Chuck Colbert, said the change was very wrong ... Read More »