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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 »

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 »