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Flagler County Now Has Highest Unemployment Rate In Florida

Flagler County Now Has Highest Unemployment Rate In Florida

Daytona Beach, FL – Even though their unemployment rate continues to decline, Flagler now stands atop all Florida counties in a category they don’t want to be leading in. The latest labor statistics report released on Friday from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity shows that Flagler’s 9.3% unemployment rate is now highest of all […]

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6 Arrested In Drug Buy Sting In Daytona Beach

6 Arrested In Drug Buy Sting In Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach, FL – 6 men are cuffed and booked by Daytona Beach police in a buy back sting aimed at drug dealers, including 1 who’s been booked over 50 times at the Volusia County Jail in the last 8 years. 50-year-old Reginald Freeman (picture courtesy Volusia County Jail) of North Street in Daytona Beach […]

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Passenger Traffic At DBIA Makes 3% Jump In March

Passenger Traffic At DBIA Makes 3% Jump In March

Daytona Beach, FL – Daytona Beach International Airport is staying busy, especially with no winter storms getting in the way. County officials announce that passenger traffic at DBIA jumped up 3% last March compared to March 2013. “Passenger traffic rose from 61,062 last March to 63,146 this March,” stated Volusia County Community Information Director Dave […]

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Beach Safety Launches New ID Program For Kids On The Beach

Beach Safety Launches New ID Program For Kids On The Beach

Volusia County, FL-Volusia Beach Safety Ocean Rescue is expecting crowds over the holiday weekend and will take the opportunity to launch an id bracelet program for children. The whole thing is aimed at making the reunions with “lost parents” go faster. The bracelets willl have mom and dad’s names and cell phone numbers and will […]

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Jury Finds Man Guilty In Murder Of NSB Woman He Suspected Was Police Informant

Jury Finds Man Guilty In Murder Of NSB Woman He Suspected Was Police Informant

Volusia County, FL-It took a Volusia County jury only an hour and fifteen minutes to find a 30-year-old man guilty in the murder of a New Smyrna Beach woman prosecutors say he suspected of being a police informant. James Booth was convicted of counts including first degree murder, a capital felony. Prosecutors say Booth gunned […]

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Volusia County Schools Looking To Hire Around 400 Teachers

Volusia County Schools Looking To Hire Around 400 Teachers

Daytona Beach, FL – If you’re a teacher, Volusia County is looking more and more like a place where you can find a job. Volusia County Schools says they’re hoping to hire around 400 more teachers starting right now for the 2014-15 school year. VCS Recruitment & Retention Coordinator Kelly Conway tells WNDB they’re looking […]

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Bond Reduced For Former Volusia Jail Officer Facing Child Porn Charges

Bond Reduced For Former Volusia Jail Officer Facing Child Porn Charges

Daytona Beach, FL – A former Volusia County Jail officer facing 20 counts of child pornography possession now has a less costly path out of jail. 7th Circuit Judge Margaret Hudson reduced Mark G. Pronovost’s bond from $2 million to $125,000 during a hearing in a Volusia County courtroom on Thursday. Court Communications Officer Ludmilla […]

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Head Of VCC’s Waverly Probe Expects To Close Investigation Soon

Head Of VCC’s Waverly Probe Expects To Close Investigation Soon

DeLand, FL – The attorney running the Volusia County Council’s probe into possible improper dealings with a Port Orange bus bench advertising firm says he should have the investigation wrapped up within 2 months. In a brief presentation during the afternoon session of Thursday’s Volusia County Council meeting, Ormond Beach attorney Jon Kaney told the […]

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Rip Currents & High Tides Plaguing Volusia Beaches Easter Weekend

Rip Currents & High Tides Plaguing Volusia Beaches Easter Weekend

Daytona Beach, FL – A storm front coming through the Daytona Beach area this weekend will help make Volusia County beaches a more dangerous place than it normally is, especially for those who want to get in the water. Volusia County Beach Safety & Ocean Rescue tells WNDB that they’re expecting hazardous rip current conditions […]

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Pioneer Square Debate Pushed Back To May 1st By VCC

Pioneer Square Debate Pushed Back To May 1st By VCC

DeLand, FL – The battle over Pioneer Square in Samsula will have to wait until May 1st after the Volusia County Chairman is a no-show. Soon after delivering the “State Of The County” speech during the morning session of Thursday’s Volusia County Council meeting in DeLand, Jason Davis left the dais and did not return […]

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