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Fewer Citations Issued During This Year’s Daytona Beach Truck Meet

(Photo courtesy of DBPD) Daytona Beach, FL – What’s billed as the largest truck show in the country has rolled out of town but not without more than 18-hundred citations being written by the Daytona Beach Police Department. DBPD Public Information Officer Messod Bendayan rode along with police officers. He said going by the numbers, people were a little more ... Read More »

Teen Charged With Murder Pleads Not Guilty

Bunnell, FL – The teen that the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office says shot and killed 18-year-old Curtis Gray on April 13, 2019 was in a Flagler County courtroom this morning. Marion Gavins, Jr., who turned 18 on May 16, pleaded not guilty to the charge of First-Degree Murder. Details of the incident can be found here. FCSO said that witnesses ... Read More »

FCSO Volunteer COP Nets Arrest Of Flagler County Fugitive

Flagler Beach, FL – A routine patrol by a member of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) Citizens Observer Patrol (COP) ends with the arrest of 40-year-old Heather Staffa, a wanted fugitive in Flagler County. Last Wednesday (June 5), a COP was approached by the Bulow Camp Grounds manager, reporting that there was a suspicious vehicle on camp property. The ... Read More »

Democrats Rally Support, Grapple With Problems

President Donald Trump(Shutterstock) Orlando, FL –Florida Democrats are making plans to win the crucial battleground state in 2020, but during a flurry of forums this weekend, intraparty tensions were often more apparent than enthusiasm. “We are going to turn into Alabama if we don’t get our act together,” said Sean Shaw, the 2018 Democratic nominee for attorney general who co-chairs ... Read More »

AAA: Gas Prices Decline After Surprise Hike

Daytona Beach, FL – State gas prices are dropping again after taking a surprise upward turn last week. That’s after the average rose a total of six cents, before falling another three cents. Drivers around the Sunshine State are now paying an average of $2.59 per gallon (regular unleaded), according to the latest gas report from AAA. That price is ... Read More »

Deltona City Commission Considering Water Rate Hike

Deltona, FL – Residents of the city of Deltona could see their water bill go up sometime this year. The results of a revenue sufficiency study of Deltona Water are not promising. During a recent Deltona City Commission workshop, a consultant for Stantec Consulting Services presented a plan to the Commission that proposes raising water rates 15 percent and wastewater ... Read More »

Motorcyclist Struck By Lightning On I-95

The man’s helmet, supposedly damaged by lightning(Florida Highway Patrol) Ormond Beach, FL – Florida Highway Patrol believes that lighting may have played into a motorcyclist’s fatal crash on I-95 in Volusia County. Troopers say the 45-year-old man from Charlotte, North Carolina was traveling down southbound I-95 between US-1 and State Road 40 (mile marker 270) around two o’clock yesterday afternoon ... Read More »

Edgewater City Council Offers Interim City Manager Permanent Job

Edgewater, FL – The current interim City Manager of Edgewater could soon be the permanent City Manager if the contract he’s offered is accepted. Glenn Irby took the interim position in February of this year, four months after the previous manager, Tracey Barlow, was fired in a surprise vote. Edgewater Mayor Mike Thomas, who was elected after Barlow was fired, ... Read More »

Man High On Drugs Steals Mail Truck

(Photo of Sheriff Staly and FCSO deputy courtesy of FCSO) Palm Coast, FL – A man who stole a mail truck on Saturday told Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies that he was high on meth and cocaine when they arrested him. 29-year-old Jesse Estep is charged with Grand Theft Auto, Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding, and two counts Aggravated Assault on a ... Read More »

Sexual Battery Fugitive Captured

Beverly Beach, FL – A months long investigation by the Flagler County Sheriff’s Major Case Unit (MCU) into a sexual battery case is the reason 72-year-old Larry Cavallaro is sitting in the Orange County Jail, waiting for extradition to Flagler County. The incident took place on December 17, 2017. Two women went by Cavallaro’s place for a drink after they ... Read More »