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VCSO Dog Shot On Duty To Get Medal Of Valor & Purple Heart

VCSO Dog Shot On Duty To Get Medal Of Valor & Purple Heart

Daytona Beach, FL – A Volusia County Sheriff’s Office canine and his handler are being honored after he was shot in the neck while on duty 3 months ago. Endo – a 4-year-old German Shepherd – will receive a Purple Heart and a Medal of Valor from his employer during a special ceremony Tuesday morning […]

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“Red Flag” Fire Alert Posted For Volusia And Flagler

“Red Flag” Fire Alert Posted For Volusia And Flagler

Volusia County, FL – A “red flag” fire alert is in effect for Volusia and Flagler until 7 PM tonight. The Florida Forest Service issued the alert today “due to expected high winds, highly unstable atmosphere and very low humidity.” “I know the weather is cool and there is a good amount of water on […]

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Parachutist Rescued From Power Lines Near DeLand Airport

Parachutist Rescued From Power Lines Near DeLand Airport

DeLand, FL – No injuries are reported after the parachute of a soldier on a training exercise got caught in power lines just southeast of DeLand Municipal Airport. First responders from the DeLand Fire Department and Volusia County Fire Services were called to the scene near Yorktown Street and Ranger Avenue around 9 AM Monday. […]

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Astor Woman Killed & 3 Hurt In Rollover Crash On US 17

Astor Woman Killed & 3 Hurt In Rollover Crash On US 17

Astor, FL – A 46-year-old woman is dead and 3 other Astor residents are hurt in a rollover crash near DeLeon Springs State Park. The Florida Highway Patrol says Mary Hernandez died at the scene around 6 PM Saturday on US 17 at the Dawson Brown Road intersection. Troopers think Hernandez was driving a 2000 […]

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“3 Moms” Town Halls Focus On School Board Performance

“3 Moms” Town Halls Focus On School Board Performance

Port Orange, FL – 3 public town halls will be held throughout Volusia County this week by a group of moms who have big issues with the way the Volusia County School Board does its business. The meetings are being sponsored by the Volusia Teacher’s Organization. The first of those “3 Moms” town halls will […]

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Shores Strip Club & Employees Sue Over Human Trafficking Ordinance

Shores Strip Club & Employees Sue Over Human Trafficking Ordinance

Daytona Beach Shores, FL – The only adult entertainment club in Daytona Beach Shores and some of its employees are suing the city for passing an ordinance they claim violates their rights. The owner of Biggins on State Road A1A and 2 workers say the ordinance – which city officials say was passed last December […]

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Ormond Beach Recognized As 2016 Healthy Weight Community Champion

Ormond Beach Recognized As 2016 Healthy Weight Community Champion

Ormond Beach, FL- Ormond Beach has been named a 2016 Healthy Weight Community Champion by the State Surgeon General & Secretary John Armstrong, MD, FACS, for the third consecutive year. This year, 80 communities are Healthy Weight Champions.  Dr. Armstrong has made healthy weight a top priority for Florida as obesity has become a national epidemic.  […]

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Flagler Sheriff Hosts 2nd Polar Plunge For Special Olympics

Flagler Sheriff Hosts 2nd Polar Plunge For Special Olympics

Flagler County, FL-Everyone’s invited to the second law enforcement Polar Plunge, featuring a dip in refreshingly cool water, costume contests, music and refreshments, to benefit Special Olympics. This family-friendly event is set for 10 a.m. at Veterans Park in Flagler Beach on Saturday, Feb. 6. It is sponsored by the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, the […]

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Downtown DeLand To Host Dog Parade And Craft Beer Festival Saturday

Downtown DeLand To Host Dog Parade And Craft Beer Festival Saturday

DeLand, FL – Dogs and drafts will be on tap in downtown DeLand this weekend. At 11 a.m. Saturday, canines will show off their country’s pride in the 18th annual Mardi Gras on MainStreet Dog Parade and Festival. The parade, organized by non-profit organization Krewe of Amalee, will feature a “Patriotic Pups” theme. The parade […]

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Two More DUI Saturation Patrols Set For This Month

Two More DUI Saturation Patrols Set For This Month

Volusia County, FL- The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office later this week will kick off the first of two DUI saturation patrols slated for the month of February. The stepped up enforcement is part of an ongoing effort to improve road safety and reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by impaired drivers. The saturation […]

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Volusia Libraries Take Part In Snapshot Day Feb. 17th

Volusia Libraries Take Part In Snapshot Day Feb. 17th

Volusia County, FL-The Volusia County Public Library system’s 13 library branches are participating in Library Snapshot Day, Feb. 17, by collecting statistics, comments and photographs from a typical day, showing how patrons are using their libraries. “We invite residents to stop by to use computers, check out materials, attend a program, visit with library staff, and […]

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Local Author To Present Tips On Writing, Publishing – And Roping

Local Author To Present Tips On Writing, Publishing – And Roping

Daytona Beach, FL- Local author, publisher, humorist and rope artist William A. Cummins will spin tall tales and offer tips on writing and how to publish one’s work during an appearance at Daytona State College on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Cummins will appear with his spinning rope and pepper his presentation, “We Never Told You This,” with a good […]

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Port Orange Man Dead & 3 Hurt In I-4 Wreck In Daytona Beach

Port Orange Man Dead & 3 Hurt In I-4 Wreck In Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach, FL – A 29-year-old Port Orange man is dead following an accident on Interstate 4 in Daytona Beach early Saturday morning. The Florida Highway Patrol says it happened around 5:45 AM on the eastbound side at Mile Marker 131. That’s near where I-4 meets Interstate 95. FHP Sergeant Kim Montes says 2 vehicles […]

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Manhunt Underway In Palm Coast Following I-95 Accident

Manhunt Underway In Palm Coast Following I-95 Accident

UPDATE (02-06-16): An off-duty deputy found Booth hiding in a shed at a home on Big Horn Drive in Palm Coast around 5 o’clock this morning. He’s now in FCSO custody. The second man is still on the loose. Earlier reporting below. Palm Coast, FL – A search is underway for a wanted man out […]

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Renovated Volusia County Council Chambers Make Debut

Renovated Volusia County Council Chambers Make Debut

DeLand, FL – The place where the Volusia County Council meets gets a facelift nearly 30 years after it was first built. The new Frank T. Bruno Council Chambers made its debut during Thursday’s VCC meeting following an over 2-month renovation that cost nearly $600,000. It was the first time the chambers have been renovated […]

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Daytona Beach Condo Sales Off To Solid Start In 2016

Daytona Beach Condo Sales Off To Solid Start In 2016

Daytona Beach, FL – Condominium sales in the Daytona Beach market get off to a solid start in 2016. The latest Multiple Listing Service report shows 88 condos and condotels were sold last month in the Daytona Beach area for a median price of $155,500. That’s 2 fewer than the number sold the January prior […]

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DBPD: “Pastor Mike” Trespassed From Homeless Shelter

DBPD: “Pastor Mike” Trespassed From Homeless Shelter

Daytona Beach, FL – The homeless advocate blamed by Daytona Beach’s top cop for creating a homeless camp in downtown for over a month is trespassed from the shelter now housing many of the homeless involved in that protest. Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood says Michael “Pastor Mike” Pastore is not allowed to enter […]

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Good December Wraps Up Solid Year For Volusia Hoteliers

Good December Wraps Up Solid Year For Volusia Hoteliers

Daytona Beach, FL – 2015 ended strong for hoteliers throughout Volusia County. The latest report from Mid-Florida Marketing & Research – the company responsible for gathering and analyzing all kinds of tourism-related data for the county – shows a 63% hotel occupancy rate for the entire year. That’s 3% above the 60% posted for 2014 […]

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