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Summertime Fertilizer Begins In Volusia County

Volusia County, FL – The Volusia County Environmental Management Division is reminding folks to take the summer off from fertilizing. The fertilizer ban begins on June 1 and continues through September 30. Volusia County Urban Horticulture Agent Joe Sewards said the ban does not mean you can’t fertilize at all. It means you can’t use nitrogen and phosphorous products. Sewards ... Read More »

Armed, Suicidal Man Arrested After 8-Hour Standoff

Neil Ryan Kirkland(Volusia County Jail) DeLand, FL – An eight-hour standoff ends with a suicidal 41-year-old male in custody. And he’s now facing charges after firing at a sheriff’s helicopter. According to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, Neil Ryan Kirkland told telecommunicators and deputies that he planned to commit suicide or suicide by cop early this morning (May 29th). The ... Read More »

Volusia County Schools Superintendent Out

DeLand, FL – The Superintendent of Volusia County Schools, Tom Russell, is looking at what’s ahead for him today after the School Board voted for early termination of his contract, 3-2, during their meeting last night (May 28). Russell’s last day will be two months before his original contract was set to expire before the board extended it in an ... Read More »

Eastbound US-92 Shut Down For Possible Suicidal Suspect

DeLand, FL – All eastbound lanes of US-92 are currently shutdown by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies are on scene at West Parkway and U.S. 92 in DeLand, talking with a man who is threatening to kill himself. Be advised that traffic is being rerouted at Kepler Avenue, preventing drivers from traveling eastbound. Deputies are directing traffic. — Volusia ... Read More »

Three Teens Charged In Multi-County Crime Spree

Deltona, FL – Three teens ranging from ages 14 to 16 have been charged in connection to a crime spree that includes one Volusia location. Their spree began on May 16th close to 10 p.m. with a carjacking in an Orlando CVS parking lot. The defendants then stole another vehicle in Leesburg, before heading to Sanford where they committed their ... Read More »

Volusia County Launches Animal Abuse Listing

Daytona Beach, FL – In response to concerns expressed by the public, Volusia County Animal Control is posting an Animal Abuse Listing on its page at volusia.org. Animal Services Director Adam Leath wants people to know that this is a listing, not a registry. He said that it is compiled of information available to the public and only shows people ... Read More »

DeSantis Backs Lifting AirBNB Sanctions

Tallahassee, FL – While traveling in Israel this week, Gov. Ron DeSantis has twice said Florida should lift economic sanctions on the home-sharing platform Airbnb after the company reversed course on a move to delist about 200 West Bank properties. Early this year, the governor said the company’s policy to remove listings in the West Bank, an area that is ... Read More »

Daytona Beach Man Charged With Extortion Against Car Dealership

Daytona Beach, FL – A Daytona Beach man, 46-year-old Christian Mosco, is facing an extortion charge in relation to an email sent to Jon Hall Chevrolet on May 15, 2019, and specifically to Glenn Ritchey, owner of the dealership. Volusia County Sheriff’s investigators say the email claimed possession of customer sales records from 2002-2004. It also stated that the records ... Read More »

AAA: Memorial Day Gas Prices Sink To Two-Year Low

Daytona Beach, FL – Florida’s gas prices continued to decline to the lowest they have been in two months. That also led customers to find the lowest Memorial Day gas prices in two years. The latest report from AAA shows that Florida’s average gas price is now slightly below $2.60 per gallon (regular unleaded). When, compared to last year, the ... Read More »

FCSO Shuts Down Flagler Beach Drug House

(Photos courtesy of FCSO) Flagler Beach, FL – The owner of a residence on Lantana Avenue in Flagler Beach is facing multiple charges after the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit executed a search warrant at the residence this past Friday (May 24). The owner of the home, 36-year-old Jamie Bullock, is charged with Possession of Cannabis over 20 ... Read More »