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Volusia School Superintendent Search Down To Seven Semi-Finalists

DeLand, FL – The Volusia County School Superintendent search is coming down to the wire. The 26-member Citizens Advisory Committee has whittled down the 36 completed applications to seven semi-finalist candidates. School Board Chair Carl Persis gave praise to the Advisory Committee saying they worked hard on reviewing the applications and agreed unanimously on the semi-finalists. The School Board is ... Read More »

VUE President Talks About Teacher Raises Recommended By Governor

DeLand, FL – Volusia United Educators President Elizabeth Albert said that Governor Ron DeSantis recommending pay raises for teachers is great but she wants to know how it will be decided on who gets the raise. She also brings up the point that teachers who have tenure might already be at the suggested minimum. What kind of compensation will they ... Read More »

DeLand Shooting Suspect Turns Self In

Wilbert Brown(Volusia County Jail) DeLand, FL – The 24-year-old man police connected to a shooting at a DeLand bar ends up turning himself in. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office confirmed today (October 7th) that Wilbert Brown turned himself in last night (October 6th) at the Volusia County Jail. A couple of weeks ago, a judge signed a warrant for Brown ... Read More »

Multi-County Chase Ends In Flagler County

Left: Antrell Bryant. Center: Michael Ellis. Right: Stolen Items Bunnell, FL – Two men are under arrest and law enforcement is working to locate a third suspect after a vehicle chase that began in Clay County, got the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office involved and the chase ended on southbound I-95 near Mile Marker 281 near Bunnell. Arrested are 27-year-old ... Read More »

Fugler Back In Jail After Bond Revoked

Daytona Beach, FL – It took Senior Judge R. Michael Hutcheson just three days to come back with a decision to revoke 61-year-old Mark Fugler’s bond. The judge signed the order this morning and Fugler is back in the Volusia County Jail. State Attorney R. J. Larizza said in a press release regarding the Court’s decision: “Our hearts are with ... Read More »

Magic Of Lights Returning To Daytona

Daytona Beach, FL – Daytona’s family-friendly holiday lights extravaganza is returning to the World Center of Racing. Magic of Lights returns to Daytona International Speedway starting November 22nd running through to the new year. It’s the event’s third year at the track and Andrew Booth, the Public Relations Director at DIS, says that there’s a lot more coming this year. ... Read More »

National Fire Prevention Week Begins Today

DeLand, FL – Volusia County Fire Rescue, along with local fire departments and volunteer fire departments are taking part in this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” Volusia County Deputy Fire Chief and Fire Marshal Noble Taylor said that October 8 is part of the reason that Fire Prevention Week ... Read More »

Update On Initiative Petitions For 2020 Ballot

DeLand, FL – A proposed amendment by political committee All Voters Vote would allow all registered voters to cast ballots in state and local primaries, no matter their political affiliation. Federal elections would not be included. At this time, Florida has closed primaries. Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis explains that if passed, the amendment would allow those registered ... Read More »

Over 30 Arrested In West Volusia Drug Sweep

DeLand, FL – It was known as “Operation Deal Breaker” and the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office says it got over 30 suspects off the streets and into jail. VCSO announced the results today (October 4th) from that sweep that brought heat onto street-level drug dealers in several areas that the Sheriff’s Office heard about through complaints from residents. According to ... Read More »

Package Puts University High Under Lockdown

The package which contained a resignation letter, laptop, school ID and other miscellaneous items(Volusia County Sheriff’s Office) Orange City, FL – What was originally thought to be a suspicious package ends up being an employee turning in their resignation letter along with a laptop and ID. Around 10 a.m. today (October 4th), the Volusia County Sheriff’s and the VCSO Bomb ... Read More »