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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida state minimum wage is set to increase from $11 to $12 on Saturday, the latest in a series of annual increases approved by voters back in 2020. The minimum wage will … more
ORMOND BEACH, Fla. - The interchange at I-95 and US-1 in Ormond Beach will receive a massive redesign in a few years, on the back of well over a quarter million dollars in confirmed state funding. … more
Claire Metz, a staple of local news in Volusia and Flagler counties for decades, called it a career on Friday. She was bid farewell by her colleagues at WESH 2 and the communities she's covered … more
ORLANDO, Fla. - A second man has been arrested in connection to a June 10th incident in which neo-Nazi banners were hung off an I-4 overpass near Orlando. 36-year-old Anthony Altick was taken into … more
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Rays have confirmed plans for a new stadium to replace Tropicana Field, and committed to remain in the area for years to come. The announcement is a major win for … more
Law enforcement officers in Volusia and Flagler counties were honored at Thursday night's CrimeStoppers of Northeast Florida banquet. The ceremony covered Florida's 7th Judicial Circuit, which … more
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the Florida Department of Health have reached a moment of opposition regarding the newest wave of COVID-19 vaccines. The … more
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - 48-year-old Jason Brown was arrested Tuesday for violating state law when he hung banners with Nazi messaging off an I-4 overpass. As of Wednesday afternoon he remains in … more
PORT ORANGE, Fla. - Mayor Don Burnette of Port Orange has been appointed to serve on one of the Florida League of Cities' Legislative Policy Committees, according to a news release from a city … more
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A congressional district map advocated for by Governor Ron DeSantis has been struck down in court, with a judge ruling that it unconstitutionally and disproportionately diluted … more
Two members of the Flagler County Emergency Management Department traveled to Madison County, Florida on Wednesday to assist in the recovery from Hurricane Idalia. Located on the Florida panhandle … more
WASHINGTON D.C. - Volusia County resident Joe Biggs has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for his role in the U.S. Capitol riots on January 6th, 2021.  Biggs was among the foremost leaders of … more
Gas prices in the state of Florida have sunk to their cheapest price in almost a month, according to a new report from AAA's Mark Jenkins. The statewide average cost per gallon sits at $3.70 as of … more
The path of Tropical Storm Idalia  is now expected to include Volusia and Flagler counties, according to leading meteorologists. Residents of both counties are urged by local officials to begin … more
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Governor Ron DeSantis has declated a state of emergency for 33 of Florida's 67 counties due to the potential for a tropical storm forming in the coming days. Invest 93L, a storm … more
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Equality Florida, one of the leading civil rights groups in Florida, has established a new initiative called  'Parenting with Pride', meant to resist existing advocacy from … more
DES MOINES, Iowa - In a change of tone compared to the last year-plus of candor, Florida Governor and presidential candidate Ron DeSantis has said the state government will no longer be taking action … more
TALLAHASEE, Fla. - Students will now need to present parental permission in order to go by a nickname in school, thanks to the latest in a series of controversial state education laws. HB 1069 , … more
PALM COAST, Fla. - Palm Coast Mayor David Alfin isn't a fan of the concept of closure. "I think closure is a false narrative," he said, now two and a half years out from the murder of his son, FBI … more
Governor Ron DeSantis has suddenly suspended Monique H. Worrell from her post as State Attorney for Florida's Ninth Judicial Circuit, citing a neglect of duties in her job performance. Worrell was … more
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