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DBIA Passenger Numbers Grow Slightly Despite Load Drop

DBIA Passenger Numbers Grow Slightly Despite Load Drop

Daytona Beach, FL – Passenger numbers remain steady at Daytona Beach International Airport despite a small drop in how full the airplanes were. Volusia County officials say the county-run airport had 63,680 come through its gates last month. That’s a 1% increase over the 63,146 that came through in March 2014. Even though 534 extra […]

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Plea Deal For Former Ormond & Flagler Beach Cop In Molestation Case

Plea Deal For Former Ormond & Flagler Beach Cop In Molestation Case

Bunnell, FL – A former policeman in Flagler Beach and Ormond Beach admits guilt on a misdemeanor battery charge as part of a plea deal for allegedly molesting a teenage girl living at his home. James “Jim” Davis – a 46-year-old Palm Coast resident – was facing 2 felony counts of lewd and lascivious molestation […]

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Unemployment Rate Falls Slightly In Volusia & Flagler

Unemployment Rate Falls Slightly In Volusia & Flagler

Tallahassee, FL – Florida’s unemployment rate holds steady as both Volusia and Flagler report slight improvements compared to the month before. A report released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has the Sunshine State at 5.7% unemployment for last March, the same as the month before. That number drops to 5.5% when seasonal […]

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Former Checkers Worker Wanted For Robbing Store With Box Cutter

Former Checkers Worker Wanted For Robbing Store With Box Cutter

Daytona Beach, FL – A 25-year-old man who used to work at a Checkers restaurant in Daytona Beach is now wanted for using a box cutter to rob a gas station convenience store. The Daytona Beach Police Department has an arrest warrant out for Zavarta M. Tate in that March 26th robbery of the Citgo […]

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County Council Backs Away From Taking New Smyrna’s CRA

County Council Backs Away From Taking New Smyrna’s CRA

DeLand, FL – The Volusia County Council stands against a proposal that would’ve seen New Smyrna Beach without a Community Redevelopment Area after city leaders backed away from a beachfront parking plan that had some county council members up in arms. The VCC voted 5-2 during Thursday’s meeting to not repeal the CRA issued by […]

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NC Murder Suspect Found In Daytona Flips Table In Court

NC Murder Suspect Found In Daytona Flips Table In Court

Raleigh, NC – The North Carolina murder suspect found sleeping in the dunes in Daytona Beach earlier this week is back in the Tar Heel State. Kenneth M. Stancil III was forcibly removed from a North Carolina courtroom Thursday after he flipped over a table during his first appearance. Stancil’s reaction came after the judge […]

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Community

NSB’s Callalisa Park Shutting Down On Weekdays For Flood Project

NSB’s Callalisa Park Shutting Down On Weekdays For Flood Project

New Smyrna Beach, FL – A popular park for boaters, kayakers and canoeists will face several shutdowns starting Monday until the end of May. New Smyrna Beach’s Callalisa Park – located next to where the South Causeway turns into East 3rd Avenue – will be closed on weekdays starting April 20th. City officials plan to […]

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Aaron Tippin Headlining This Weekend’s NSB Balloon & Sky Fest

Aaron Tippin Headlining This Weekend’s NSB Balloon & Sky Fest

New Smyrna Beach, FL – One of the biggest events in Central Florida starts Friday at the New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport. The Balloon & Sky Fest in New Smyrna Beach begins at 4 PM and offers a weekend filled with air shows, live music, a carnival, aircraft displays and more. Attendees will be able […]

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Volusia Parents Invited To Be A Student Again

Volusia Parents Invited To Be A Student Again

Daytona Beach, FL —All parents are invited to spend next Saturday morning learning about ways to support their children in kindergarten through 12th grade.  On Saturday, April 18, Parent University will be offered 8 a.m. – noon at Mainland High School, 1255 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. Parent University is a free series of informational sessions highlighting academic and […]

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B-CU Partners With Halifax Health To Offer Free Sickle Cell Screenings

B-CU Partners With Halifax Health To Offer Free Sickle Cell Screenings

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – The Petrock College of Health Sciences has serviced more than 30 people at its last two sickle cell screenings.  The screenings are offered each month on Thursdays (second week of the month), 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.and Fridays (third week of the month) 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Odessa Chambliss Health Center.   The […]

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‘Feed A Mouth, Get A Tree, Grow A Community’ At Palm Coast Arbor Day On May 2

‘Feed A Mouth, Get A Tree, Grow A Community’ At Palm Coast Arbor Day On May 2

Palm Coast, FL – Palm Coast’s love of trees and commitment to environmental sustainability will be celebrated at Arbor Day 2015 on Saturday, May 2 – a day-long event featuring a tree give-away, butterfly release and tent, food/pet food drive, run/walk, exhibits and fun activities for all ages. Arbor Day 2015 will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Central […]

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Over 200 Attend Flagler Undersheriff Retirement Celebration

Over 200 Attend Flagler Undersheriff Retirement Celebration

Flagler County, FL- Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Undersheriff Rick Staly was honored at a retirement celebration and roast held at The Grand Club at Cypress Knoll on April 14. Staly, who had announced his retirement last month following a forty year career in law enforcement, was surrounded by his immediate family and over 200 of […]

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VCSO: Cuban Native Shot Dead In Front Of Marijuana Grow House

VCSO: Cuban Native Shot Dead In Front Of Marijuana Grow House

Orange City, FL – A 35-year-old Cuban native is the man who Volusia County deputies say was shot and killed earlier this week while trying to break into a home that housed an illegal marijuana growing operation. Emilio Ortiz Estenoz – a Miami resident – was found late Monday night lying on a driveway in […]

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Palm Coast Man Enters Guilty Plea For Raping Woman

Palm Coast Man Enters Guilty Plea For Raping Woman

Bunnell, FL – A Palm Coast man agrees to a plea deal just before he was to stand trial for raping a woman in Flagler Beach nearly 2 years ago. 22-year-old James M. McDevitt entered a guilty plea Thursday afternoon in a Flagler County courtroom after he and the 7th Circuit State Attorney’s Office came […]

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Contract Talks Break Down Between School District & Teachers

Contract Talks Break Down Between School District & Teachers

DeLand, FL – The war of words is escalating between Volusia County Schools and its teachers’ union. Both sides left the negotiation table Thursday morning in DeLand with no deal in place and no date to resume talks on the teachers’ contract for the current school year. Members of the Volusia Teachers Organization have been […]

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County Council OK’s Another Off-Beach Parking Lot Buy

County Council OK’s Another Off-Beach Parking Lot Buy

DeLand, FL – The Volusia County Council agrees to buy more land on beachside to create more off-beach parking spots for beachgoers. Council members voted 6-1 during Thursday’s morning session to drop $1.8 million dollars for nearly 2 acres on the northwest corner of State Road A1A and Cardinal Drive in Ormond Beach. The money […]

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Volusia Fire Union Sets New Record In MDA Boot Drive

Volusia Fire Union Sets New Record In MDA Boot Drive

DeLand, FL – Volusia County’s firefighters use their free time and their feet to shatter the union’s donation record to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The Volusia County Professional Firefighters Association presented a check of $12,347 to the MDA just prior to Thursday’s Volusia County Council meeting in DeLand. That presentation took place at 8:15am in […]

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Port Orange Man Charged In February Officer-Involved Shooting

Port Orange Man Charged In February Officer-Involved Shooting

Port Orange, FL – A Port Orange man is charged with attempted murder and other charges for shooting at officers responding to a call for help nearly 2 months ago. 55-year-old Howard N. Button III was arrested Thursday at Halifax Health Medical Center by the Port Orange Police Department and will be held without bond […]

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