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Tomoka Inmate Found Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity

Daytona Beach, FL – An inmate already serving time in the Tomoka Correctional Institute for Second Degree Murder, 41-year-old Sheddrick Bentley, is found not guilty by reason of insanity in the strangulation death of a cellmate. A six-person jury took about six hours to come back with the verdict at about 10:30 p.m. last night (June 12). The verdict does ... Read More »

DeSantis Signs Health Insurance Changes

Gov. Ron DeSantis Tallahassee, FL – Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday (June 12th) signed into law a bill that could lead to a revamp of the health-insurance program for state employees. The measure (HB 1113) authorizes the state Department of Management Services to analyze current contracts with health maintenance organizations, preferred provider organizations and prescription drug programs and develop a ... Read More »

The Sheltering Tree In Bunnell Planning Appeal To Shutdown

Bunnell, FL – The Bunnell City Commission heard appeals from volunteers and board members of The Sheltering Tree in reference to the shut down ordered by the Zoning Board on May 31. Board member Sarah Ulis said their comments were met with respect by the Commissioners. Ulis said local residents also got up to speak, sharing their concerns about homeless ... Read More »

Swindled DeLand Veteran Helped By Project Vet Relief

(Photo of Wallace Breland (on the right) and Mike Beaven courtesy of Project Vet Relief) DeLand, FL – Help is still coming in for the 82-year-old DeLand veteran swindled out of his life savings recently. Wallace Breland received a check for $18,300 on Tuesday (June 11) from Mike Beaven, a veteran services caseworker with Project Vet Relief, which is part ... Read More »

OBPD: Father Killed Infant Through “Severe Physical Force”

Calib Scott(Volusia County Jail) Ormond Beach, FL – The latest report from police says that a father caused the injuries that killed a 5-month-old infant. Yesterday (June 11th), the Ormond Beach Police Department arrested 23-year-old Calib Scott after his infant son passed away at the hospital. After being arrested, Scott was charged with child neglect, aggravated child abuse and first-degree ... Read More »

69-Year-Old Man Arrested For Vehicular Homicide

Holly Hill, FL – Holly Hill Police have arrested 69-year-old Wynine Huggins in relation to a vehicular homicide that happened in April of this year. Officers arrested Huggins in April after he hit Brian Collins. who was riding his bicycle on U.S. 1 near 2nd Street at the time, ejecting him and sending him about 92 feet, according to the ... Read More »

Marilyn Ford Elected Wins Port Orange District 1 Seat

Port Orange, FL – The District 1 seat on the Port Orange City Council belongs to Marilyn Ford. Of the more than 6,000 voters who mailed in their ballot, voted early or went to the polls yesterday (June 11), Ford received 65.6 percent of the vote. These numbers are according to the unofficial results posted by the Volusia County Supervisor ... Read More »

FHP: Charges Pending In Fatal I-95 Crash

Daytona Beach, FL – A 19-year-old passenger is dead following a fatal nighttime crash on I-95. The crash report from Florida Highway Patrol says 18-year-old Tsa’dric Sands was driving with Melvin Brown on northbound I-95 last night (June 11th). Then, just before 10 p.m., Sands’ vehicle left the roadway towards the center median. Sands ended up driving off the roadway ... Read More »

Appeals Court Weighs Major Education Law

Tallahassee, FL – Appearing skeptical of arguments made by school boards, an appeals court Tuesday waded into a challenge to the constitutionality of a 2017 state law that seeks to boost charter schools. Numerous school boards across the state filed two lawsuits contending that the law infringed on their rights to operate school districts. One of the major issues in ... Read More »

Ormond Beach Police Investigating Infant Death

Ormond Beach, FL – One person is in custody and police are investigating after a 5-month-old infant dies. According to the Ormond Beach Police Department, a 911 call went out around 1:30 this morning (June 11th) in reference to an infant with difficulty breathing. Emergency Medical Services transported the infant to the hospital where it was pronounced dead. OBPD says ... Read More »