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Defense For ‘Mother Of Satan” Bomb Maker Files For Dismissal

DeLand, FL – Defense attorneys for 38–year-old Jared Coburn want the charges against him dismissed. They have filed a motion to dismiss on the grounds that the chemical triacetone triperoxide (TATP), also referred to as “Mother of Satan” by terrorist organizations, found at Coburn’s home at the time of his arrest on November 13, 2018, was used for making fireworks, ... Read More »

Edgewater Residents Start Petition Drive For City Audit

Edgewater, FL – Some Edgewater residents want an audit done on the City of Edgewater, it’s Public Works Department and it’s Utilities Department. To that end, they are starting a petition drive. This new petition is in addition to one advocating for the recall of Mayor Mike Thomas and possibly one or two members of the City Council. They are ... Read More »

Dancer Accused Of Scamming Elderly Victim In Court Today

Daytona Beach, FL – A 27-year-old woman charged with Grand Theft of a Victim over 65 and Criminal Use of Personal I.D. of a victim over 60 is in court today. Chalsey O’Brien was arrested by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement after a relative of the victim contacted the Office of the Attorney General about his possible exploitation. Dancer ... Read More »

An Awareness Campaign To Promote “Move Over” Law Is Underway

Daytona Beach, FL – This is National Traffic Incident Response Week, an awareness campaign to promote the Move Over law, which emphasizes responder safety. Florida’s “Move Over” law requires drivers to move over a lane if it’s safe to do so, for law enforcement, emergency, sanitation, utility service vehicles, and tow trucks stopped on or near the roadway. If a ... Read More »

NWS: Higher Rain Chances & Low Temperatures Expected For Volusia

Daytona Beach, FL – Don’t put those jackets away. The National Weather Service says you’re probably going to need them for the rest of the week. A recent cold snap mixed with higher humidity brought colder temperatures to Volusia County, with temperatures hitting the lower 60s and higher 50s at night. Mix that with gusts of wind and the occasional ... Read More »

VCSB Chooses Superintendent, Approves Purchase Of New School Buses

DeLand, FL – The selection of a new superintendent was the most important thing on the Volusia County School Board agenda on Tuesday (November 12) but there were some other issues that were approved. The five-month search for a new superintendent ended with the selection of Dr. Ronald “Scott” Fritz. Carl Peris, Volusia County School Board Chair said any one ... Read More »

Intoxicated Man Arrested For Threatening Violence & Yelling Racial Slurs

Daytona Beach Shores, FL – A Daytona Beach Shores man, 44-year-old David Martin, faces one felony charge of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, w/o Intent to Kill and two misdemeanor charges, Resisting an Officer w/o Violence and Intoxication in a Public Place Causing a Disturbance. Daytona Beach Shores Public Safety officers responded to a possible disturbance call Sunday (November ... Read More »

Palm Bay Man Killed Crossing I-95

Edgewater, FL – A Palm Bay man loses his life after trying to cross northbound I-95. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver that hit him is not facing charges. The report says that 39-year-old Ryan Downey was involved in an accident after his vehicle struck the guardrail, prior to being killed around 4:30 Monday morning (November 11th). After ... Read More »

Feds Eye Medicaid Funding Changes

Tallahassee, FL – The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said Tuesday it is revamping rules that define how states can collect money to fund supplemental Medicaid payment programs. Supplemental payments have increased in the past several years, going from 9.4 percent of all other Medicaid payments in fiscal year 2010 to 17.5 percent in fiscal-year 2017. The Trump ... Read More »

DBPD Says Strong-Arm Robber Still On The Loose

Daytona Beach, FL – Daytona Beach Police need the public’s help in locating 34-year-old Anthony Burgess. They say he sprayed a 61-year-old woman in the face with pepper spray and stole her purse. He also took the purse of that woman’s 90-year-old mother. The women were unloading groceries from their car at their beachside home last month. An arrest warrant ... Read More »