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Two Dead In Wrong-Way Crash After Evading Deputies

Osteen, FL – Two people are dead in a wrong-way crash after the driver runs from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. The report from Florida Highway Patrol says that 21-year-old Freddie Pleas was driving with his other male passenger north on State Road 415 while another vehicle, driven by 31-year-old James Marshall, was headed south, just before 11:15 last night ... Read More »

FEMA Urges Flood Insurance For Homeowners And Renters

Volusia County, FL – Every year, federal, state, county and other municipal agencies remind residents of being prepared for a hurricane. The state of Florida created a six-day tax holiday to encourage people to get supplies, water and maybe a generator. There is something else you should have, according to FEMA, and that’s flood insurance. Chief Executive of the National ... Read More »

First Step Shelter Announces New Executive Directors

Jane Elise Bloom & Leslie Bonner(First Step Shelter) Daytona Beach, FL – A local homeless shelter announces two new faces that will run it’s day-to-day operations. That’s according to First Step Shelter, who said on their Facebook page that Jane Elise Bloom and Leslie Bonner will be joining the team behind the shelter. Bloom, who has moved to Florida from ... Read More »

VCS Board Chooses Interim Superintendent

DeLand, FL – The new interim Superintendent for Volusia County Schools is Tim Egnor. The decision came after the Board reviewed eight applications on Monday, narrowing the choice down to three candidates who had all been individually approved by each member of the Board. VCSB Chair Carl Persis said the choices were Tim Egnor, most recently serving as the Director ... Read More »

VCSO “Operation Wild Bills” Nets Nine Arrests

Daytona Beach, FL – An ongoing investigation by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office into counterfeiting activity found in the Orange City area last summer has led to a number of arrests. Three people who were involved in last year’s activity were re-arrested and six others who are being arrested for the first time in connection with the counterfeiting ring. The ... Read More »

VCSO Looking For Same Robbers As DBPD

Daytona Beach, FL – Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies and the Daytona Beach Police Department could be looking for the same pair of burglary suspects who committed two robberies just 30 minutes apart last Saturday (June 15). The first incident happened at about 4:35 a.m. at the BP gas station located at the intersection of Derbyshire Road and LPGA Boulevard. The ... Read More »

VCC Approves $12 Million Loan For DBIA

DeLand, FL – Volusia County Council, at its last meeting, agreed to send a letter in support of an action to allow ATVs in Tiger Bay Forest to the Florida Forest Service without notice or public comment. At today’s meeting, after public outcry, they voted unanimously to rescind that letter. District 2 Representative Billie Wheeler echoed other representatives feelings when ... Read More »

Two Suspects Sought In Stop & Save Robbery

A screenshot of surveillance footage showing the robbers in action(Daytona Beach Police Department) Daytona Beach, FL – Police need the public’s help in finding the two men who robbed a Mason Avenue convenience store with a gun. The robbery happened around 5 a.m. on Saturday (June 15th). According to Daytona Beach police, one of the employees at the store said ... Read More »

Legislation Adds To Campus Early Voting Fight

Tallahassee, FL – As Gov. Ron DeSantis decides whether to sign an elections bill that lawmakers passed last month, plaintiffs in a long-running legal battle contend the measure could prevent early voting on college and university campuses. Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker had been scheduled to hold a telephone hearing Wednesday in an early voting lawsuit that pits plaintiffs ... Read More »

Person Critically Injured In DeLand Mobile Home Fire

DeLand, FL – A resident of the Sha-De-Land Mobile Home Park in DeLand is in critical condition after the mobile home they were in caught fire this morning (June 18). DeLand Fire Rescue, Orange City Rescue and Volusia County Firefighters responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting smoke coming from the home and someone yelling for help at 147 Oak Drive ... Read More »