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Proposals Take Aim At State’s Ban On Fireworks

Tallahassee, FL – Floridians could add more sparkle to the Fourth of July and two other holidays, under the latest attempt to water down the state’s prohibition against fireworks. The push to make the sale of fireworks legal on Independence Day, Memorial Day and New Year’s Eve is being spearheaded by Sen. Travis Hutson, a St. Augustine Republican, and Rep. ... Read More »

AAA: Florida Gas Prices Push New Summertime Low

Daytona Beach, FL – New reports from AAA show that Florida gas prices are close to hitting an all new summertime low. According to AAA, Florida drivers have paid nearly 20 cents per gallon less than last summer. Since Memorial Day, gas prices have averaged $2.56 per gallon. Their latest gas report shows that the state’s current average is hovering ... Read More »

Florida, Volusia/Flagler Unemployment Rate Dips

This portion was written by the staff at the News Service of Florida in Tallahassee. Tallahassee, FL – Florida’s jobless rate dipped to 3.3 percent, down 0.1 percentage point from June, according to numbers released by the state Department of Economic Opportunity on Friday. The latest monthly totals, reflecting 344,000 jobless Floridians in a workforce of 10.35 million, come two ... Read More »

DeLand Man Charged For Shooting Vehicles At Senior Living Facility

DeLand, FL – The DeLand Police Department is charging 21-year-old Hunter McGowan with shooting and damaging three vehicles in the parking lot of the College Arms Towers on January 26. Detectives working the shooting case have spoken to McGowan and other members of his family during the more than six-month-long investigation. According to the incident report from the date of ... Read More »

Phone Scam Takes Advantage Of Palm Coast Senior Citizen

Palm Coast, FL – The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office says that a man posing as “FCSO Sergeant Cooper” scammed a 74-year-old Palm Coast woman out of $1,205 last week. The victim said that on August 12 she received a call from the imposter telling her she had an active warrant for missing jury duty. He also said if she did ... Read More »

Deltona Citizens Water Committee Making Progress

Deltona, FL – The Deltona Citizens Water Committee is making progress in helping citizens with issues such as getting deposits back for people who have paid on time for two years or more, getting a little more leeway on payment dues dates and getting those occasional exorbitant bills taken care of. Dana McCool, a member of the Committee and Executive ... Read More »

Sheriff: Know What Apps Your Kids Use

Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood at WNDB(News Daytona Beach) Daytona Beach, FL – With kids having easy access to messaging apps and the web, the Volusia County Sheriff says it’s important to make sure your kids stay safe. On an episode of the Marc Bernier Show, Sheriff Mike Chitwood talked about the need for parents to know what their kids ... Read More »

VCSO Arrests Man For Written Mass Shooting Threats

Daytona Beach Shores, FL – A 25-year-old Daytona Beach man is waking up in the Volusia County Jail today (August 17) after deputies say he sent text messages threatening a mass shooting. Tristan Wix was arrested yesterday (August 16) afternoon in the parking lot of the Winn Dixie store in Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies were alerted to ... Read More »

I-4 & I-95 Ramp And Lane Closures Scheduled

Daytona Beach, FL – Expect ramp and lane closures starting next week on I-95 and I-4. And some of the work will begin on Sunday (August 18th) while other projects begin in the middle of next week. I-4 Ramp Closures Florida Department of Transportation will be resurfacing I-4 west of Saxon Boulevard (Exit 111) and east of State Road 472 ... Read More »

Palm Coast Doctor Pleads No Contest To Felony Charges

Dr. Florence Fruehan(Flagler County Jail) Palm Coast, FL – A former Flagler County doctor pleads no contest to one count of battery on a person 65 or older. 59-year-old Florence Fruehan made that plea earlier this afternoon (August 16th) on that third-degree felony charge. He was sentenced to 24 months probation and he’s now required to undergo a mental health ... Read More »