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Stetson Mansion Nominated For Best Holiday Home Tour

DeLand, FL – The Stetson Mansion in DeLand is one of two Florida homes nominated to USA Today’s “Best Holiday Historic Home Tour.” The other is the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers. J. T. Thompson, co-owner of Stetson Mansion and sole designer and director for the Christmas Spectacular season says that every single room is decorated and ... Read More »

New Superintendent Named For Volusia County Schools

DeLand, FL – The Volusia County School Board has chosen: the new Superintendent of Volusia County Schools is Dr. Ronald “Scott” Fritz, currently Chief of Staff for Teaching, Leading, and Learning for Osceola County Schools. The Board made the final selection at today’s November 12) regular meeting. The search began in June with the application deadline on September 25. A ... Read More »

Truck Chase Ends When It Burst Into Flames

DeLand, FL – Volusia Sheriff’s deputies say the truck 38-year-old Robert Bradley was driving burst into flames at the end of a chase. He’s facing multiple charges. Deputies attempted a traffic stop on Bradley early Sunday (November 10) morning but he sped away. Other deputies deployed Stop Sticks in Bradley’s path several times before his tires were destroyed. Even though ... Read More »

Tax “Holidays” Start Rolling In Senate

Tallahassee, FL – Tax breaks on hurricane and back-to-school supplies, expected to be in the mix for any tax package lawmakers cook up during the 2020 legislative session, drew initial support Tuesday in the Florida Senate. The Commerce and Tourism Committee unanimously backed separate measures that would offer a 10-day sales tax “holiday” on school supplies (SB 542) and an ... Read More »

Fifth Annual ShORE Symposium Happens Friday

Daytona Beach, FL – A free research symposium on the Indian River Lagoon and its watershed, sponsored by Daytona State College, takes place at the News-Journal Center on Friday. Online registration closes today but event day registration will be available. The agenda for ShORE or Sharing Our Information with Everyone on the Indian Lagoon includes increasing opportunities for high school ... Read More »

Family Disturbance Ends With Fatal Shooting

(Picture of Cory Johnson provided by Volusia County Jail) DeBary, FL – A 32-year-old DeBary man, Cory Johnson, is dead after an argument over a family car with his mother and father on Monday (November 11). Sheriff Mike Chitwood said that his deputies were called to the family’s home on Hollow Pine Drive around 3 p.m. According to reports, Johnson ... Read More »

Woman Who Swindled Veteran Out Of More Than $50,000 In Court Tomorrow

(Left to right: Jessica Henry and Gregory Dushan) DeLand, FL – The woman the Volusia Sheriff’s Office says swindled an 82-year-old DeLand veteran out of more than $50,000 is in court today The State Attorney’s Office says 32-year-old Jessica Henry told the victim she needed money to feed her kids and for her probation officer, who wasn’t real and impersonated ... Read More »

Police: Practice Safe Online Shopping

Daytona Beach, FL – We’re just weeks away from the busiest shopping season of the year. And since we’re so close, local police departments want to remind you how to be safe when you’re buying or selling online. “If you’re going to do this type of thing, make sure you’re doing it in an area that’s safe,” said Messod Bendayan, ... Read More »

Florida Gas Prices Fall by A Nickel Since Last Week

Daytona Beach, FL – In the past week, Florida saw the largest decline, five cents, in gas prices in the country. The current average is $2.40 for a gallon of regular gasoline. The state average has fallen for the past 10 consecutive days for a total of seven cents. The average price today in Volusia County is $2.35. Gasoline demand, ... Read More »

Man Facing Several Sexual Assault Charges In Court Tomorrow

Daytona Beach, FL – A man charged with several counts of sexual battery, felony battery and attempted sexual battery with a deadly weapon, 45-year-old Markeith Martin, in is court tomorrow. Tomorrow is a private pre-trial hearing. Martin was arrested on April 26, 2019, by Daytona Beach Police in connection to an August 2018 rape case. Chief Craig Capri also links ... Read More »