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Plane lands on New Smyrna Beach roadway, officials say

A plane landed on a roadway east of Interstate 95 in New Symrna Beach, officials said. The New Smyrna Beach Fire Department said the plane landed on Pioneer Trail near Turnbull Bay Road Wednesday. The area is near the airport. Officials said no one was injured and are asking drivers to use an altern

WESH - 2018-03-21 21:54:00

Man tells middle school son to fight another boy, shoves teen, deputies say

PALM COAST, Fla. - A Palm Coast middle school parent encouraged his 14-year-old son to fight another student and then stepped into the fight, pushing the student off his son and threatening him, deputies with the Flagler County Sheriff's Office say. Deputies responded to Indian Trails Middle School

CLICK ORLANDO - 2018-03-21 16:02:09

Daytona Beach allows tattoo shops in more areas

At their meeting Wednesday night, city commissioners voted to expand the number of areas in the city where tattoo parlors are allowed to include parts of the beachside redevelopment area, downtown redevelopment area, Midtown redevelopment area and parts of the city with one type of business retail z

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2018-03-22 03:09:57

Old Daytona Beach police station could topple

At their meeting Wednesday night, Daytona Beach city commissioners will decide if they want the old police station to be leveled. DAYTONA BEACH - For nearly 10 years, the complex of tan brick buildings on the corner of Nova Road and Orange Avenue has been sitting empty as it's waited for a new chapt

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2018-03-21 01:02:00

Man Who Appeared On FCSO's 'Fugitive Friday Bingo' Found Hiding In Bunnell Attic

Bunnell, FL - A fugitive that appeared on a January episode of Sheriff Rick Staly's Fugitive Friday Bingo video series has been apprehended after being found hiding in the attic of a Bunnell residence. On the January 19 episode of Fugitive Friday Bingo, Sheriff Staly introduced 28-year-old Leroy Sam

NEWSDAYTONABEACH.COM - 2018-03-21 21:07:55

Police: Mainland High student, 3 other teens steal AR-15 in Daytona burglary

A Mainland High School student and accomplices broke into a home and stole an AR-15 rifle which they left near some woods, police said. They were caught when they returned for the stolen gun. Joseph Summerall, 19, three minors - Jurel Estes, 17, and Maleke McCloud, 16 and Gionne Perry - were arreste

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2018-03-20 17:34:23

Hearing delayed for ex-drug counselor accused of sex abuse in Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH - A former counselor for the Salvation Army accused of coercing a woman undergoing drug treatment into giving him oral sex will remain in jail awaiting a possible plea deal in his case. Gerard Pepin, 65, is charged with sexual battery under special circumstances, a first-degree felony,

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2018-03-20 18:13:08

Motorcyclist killed in crash on last day of Daytona Bike Week

DAYTONA BEACH - An Enterprise motorcyclist was killed Sunday after running a traffic light and slamming into the side of a car, an official said. Mark Kitterer, 56, went through the red light at Clyde Morris Boulevard and Aviation Center Parkway at 9:41 p.m. Sunday and T-boned a car, according to a


Hail storm ushers in spring in Volusia, Flagler

It was a hail of a way to herald the arrival of spring Tuesday as a series of storms ahead of a cold front pelted the area with large ice stones. Although Volusia and Flagler counties spent much of the day under a tornado watch, the hail proved to be the biggest news of the day. The storms moved thr

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2018-03-21 03:13:37

Motorcyclist dies after T-boning car in Daytona Beach, police say

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A motorcyclist died after running a red light and T-boning a car Sunday night, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department. Police said Mark Kitterer ran a red light at Clyde Morris Boulevard and Aviation Center Parkway around 9:41 p.m., causing him to T-bone a car. Kitt


Ex-Salvation Army drug counselor expected to enter plea in sex case

A former counselor at the Salvation Army accused of threatening to send a woman to jail if she didn't perform a sex act on him is expected to enter a plea on Tuesday. Gerard Pepin , 65, is charged with sexual battery under special circumstances, a first-degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in


Flagler fugitive clad only in underwear found hiding in bush

PALM COAST - A Palm Coast man found hiding in a bush clad only in blue boxer shorts was arrested after a foot chase Monday morning by a deputy who was seeking to serve a warrant at the man's home. Eric William Ferrante, 25, of Bird of Paradise Drive, reportedly ran out the back door of the home afte


Deputies: Gunman breaks into Deltona home, rapes teen

An pistol-carrying Deltona man burglarized a home where a 19-year-old was sleeping and raped and bloodied her while the teen's parents were sleeping in another bedroom, authorities said. Michael Chapman, 23, was arrested at his Gainesville Drive home, at which time deputies seized a Smith & Wesson 9


Details released on Daytona identity theft ring, more charges expected

DAYTONA BEACH - Police have released the names of seven suspects arrested in a pair of raids last week, but the most severe charges have yet to be filed because of the extensive investigative legwork that remains, they said. Two of the five suspects have been charged with a variety of felonies - inc


3 motorcyclists seriously injured during high-speed collision along ISB near Volusia Mall

Three motorcyclists were hospitalized late Saturday following a high-speed collision along West International Speedway Boulevard near the Volusia Mall, Daytona Beach police said. The crash occurred around 10 p.m. Two of the motorcyclists were exiting the Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen restaurant onto th


2 killed in multi-vehicle crash in Pierson, U.S. 17 closed

One person was killed at the scene of a multi-vehicle crash early Friday in Pierson and another died of their injuries at the hospital, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Volusia County authorities said the accident was reported at 5:39 a.m. at the intersection of North U.S. 17 and Dickey Lane. The s


DBPD: Man Makes Fake 911 Call & Takes Money Because He Was Mad At His Employer

Daytona Beach, FL - A man was arrested in Daytona Beach after police say he made a fake 9-1-1 report about an armed robbery and later admitted to police that he took the money from his employer, Sunglass Hut, because he was mad at the business. Police responded to reports of an armed robbery at arou


Leather and Green: Daytona Beach's Bike heats up on St. Patrick's Day

The acrid smell of exhaust wafted through the air as bikers made one last stop on Main Street. Flashes of Saint Patrick's Day green graced the halter tops of the tub girls, and the afternoon sun made the candy-colored motorcycles sparkle. Onlookers held aloft cellphones, snapping photos of the caval


Vehicle Chase Ends in Arrest Off Palm Coast Parkway After Pick-Up Overturns

A Dodge Ram pick-up truck overturned on Palm Coast Parkway, ending a police chase that began in Ormond Beach. The driver of the pick-up, sought by Volusia County authorities, fled on foot toward the Red Roof Inn, but was detained shortly afterward by Flagler County Sheriff's deputies, who were to bo


Daytona Bike Week's second weekend leads entertainment options

Bike Week comes to a close this weekend with more music and more marriages. Main Street Station will host a group, biker wedding ceremony on Friday as the rally rolls on in Volusia County. Beyond the bikes, strawberry festivals will take place in West Volusia and a St. Patrick's Day celebration will