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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

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2018-03-17 18:14:03

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

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2018-03-16 23:38:08

DeLand Winn-Dixie among several stores set to close

Southeatern Grocers plans to close up to 94 "underperforming" Winn-Dixie stores, including one in Volusia County. The local store that will be shuttered is at 2701 S. Woodland Blvd., one of two the chain operates in DeLand. The store at 3120 N. Woodland Blvd. will remain open, as will the Winn-Dixie

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2018-03-16 16:40:17

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

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2018-03-16 13:07:19

Deputies searching for missing DeLand-area man

DELAND, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Volusia County sheriff's deputies are looking for a 40-year-old DeLand man who has been missing since around 4:30 a.m. on Friday. John Patrick Timmons was last seen in the area near S.R. 11 and Glenwood Road north of DeLand. He was on foot, possibly wearing a long-sleeve

FOX35ORLANDO.COM - 2018-03-17 01:49:00

Deltona man who exchanged gunfire with deputies faces life in prison

Jurors convicted a Deltona man of attempted second-degree murder in connection with a July 2016 incident that involved an exchange of gunfire with Volusia County sheriff's deputies and a woman who was shot in the leg. Emmanuel Rosado, 27, who authorities said shot his wife before the gunfight with d

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2018-03-16 20:42:42

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

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2018-03-18 05:08:02

DNA on doorbell leads to arrest of New Smyrna-area suspect who ran from gunfire

Traces of DNA left on a doorbell was the evidence deputies used to charge a burglary suspect who five months ago scurried from an attempted home invasion as the 81-year-old resident squeezed off a few rounds from his pistol, detectives said. The Oct. 9, 2017, burglary at 662 Old Mission Road near Ne

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2018-03-16 19:47:45

Downtown Sanford coffee shop dedicated to helping human trafficking victims

"When I found out about it, it made me think about it more and it gave me another incentive to come back," said Charlie Volkema, a customer. The owner, Tina Kadolph, has donated $36,000 to help victims since opening up the shop a little more than two years ago. Kadolph said her mission is to empow

WFTV - 2018-03-17 21:47:52

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Motorcyclist Rushed To Halifax Health After Crashing Into Tree In Port Orange

Port Orange, FL - A motorcyclist was rushed to Halifax Health in Daytona Beach early Thursday morning after they lost control of their bike and crashed into a tree in Port Orange. The Port Orange Police Department was called to the 3600 block of S. Peninsula Dr. at 1:06 AM on March 15 in reference t


Heroin organization dismantled in Deltona, 19 arrests made

DELTONA, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood presented 'Operation Heavyweight' on Tuesday afternoon. This year long investigation led to 22 arrest warrants and 19 arrests. They confiscated drugs, guns, and money as well. The sheriff's office went on to say that although additio


Stetson student arrested after rifle found in car on campus

A Stetson University student was arrested Wednesday after telling a security officer in a campus parking lot that he had a firearm in his car and had smoked marijuana, a report stated. Preston Barrow pulled into a handicap space with a blown tire before 3 a.m. and was confronted by a security office


Police watching motorcycle gangs in Daytona for Bike Week

DAYTONA BEACH - More motorcycle gangs are in town for Bike Week but the Volusia County sheriff said police will come down on them "like white on rice" if they break the law. Sheriff Mike Chitwood said he has seen an increase in motorcycle gangs coming to Bike Week in Daytona Beach. To prevent gang v


Missing Puerto Rican pooch 'Pancho' finds new home, name

Some stories really do have happy endings, even for little dogs who lose their way. Poncho, a mixed-breed rescued from Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria then lost in Palm Coast on Thanksgiving, is once again safe and sound - this time in a home just north of Ormond Beach. He now has a