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Police make arrests in 2016 DeLand shootings that killed 2, wounded 1

DELAND - Police announced the arrest of two people in the killings of two men in the Candlelight Oaks neighborhood last year after an argument over a minor car accident. Charlie Martin, 20, of DeLand, was charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder. Jevon L. Dennis, 22, of D

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 18:33:03

Two arrested in 2016 Candlelight Oaks killings

Charles Martin IV, 20 (left), of DeLand, and Jevon L. Dennis, 22, of Deltona DeLand police have arrested two men in connection with a 2016 shooting at a party in the Candlelight Oaks neighborhood that left two people dead and one injured. Charles Martin IV, 20, of DeLand, and Jevon L. Dennis, 22, o

THE DELAND-DELTONA BEACON - 2017-09-21 20:30:40

STORM DEBRIS: Collection has begun in DeLand, OC, and unincorporated Volusia County

In DeLand, contractors began removing debris from Irma along city-maintained roadways Sept. 20, starting with some of the harder-hit areas. "Residents of impacted areas that can safely do so are asked to place any storm-generated debris on the public right of way. Please try not to block the roadway

THE DELAND-DELTONA BEACON - 2017-09-20 18:13:54

Debris contractor ditches Volusia County, cities

As Volusia County officials watched Hurricane Irma head in their direction Sept. 8, they activated their contracted hauler in anticipation of the debris that would soon begin piling up in front of homes. But the County Manager's Office received an unexpected response from AshBritt Environmental, Dep

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 01:02:30

Festivals and more: 12 entertainment options for the week ahead

Festivals celebrating everything from the area's diverse cultures to the pastime of fishing are on the schedule for cities from Deltona to New Smyrna Beach. The events join concerts at the Daytona Beach Bandshell and plays at area theaters as entertainment options for the weekend and week ahead. Her

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 14:40:00

Irma damages exceed $450 million

The damage toll from Hurricane Irma continued to mount in Volusia and Flagler counties this week, as property appraisers' employees in both counties completed their final assessments. In the two counties, 7,407 properties were affected in some way by the storm, totaling $451,114,015 in damages. That

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 00:25:23

Officials: Debris collection in Lake could take 1 month

Lake County has contracted with a debris management company to help its public works crews pick up piles of storm-related debris people collected while cleaning up after Hurricane Irma. But officials said the initial collection could take up to one month because of the amount of areas affected by th

DAILY COMMERCIAL - 2017-09-22 12:00:00

A 1920s throwback: New hotel aims to enhance historic tradition

Ross Janke has a vision for his new DeLand Hotel at 442 E. New York Ave.: maintain the historical aspects of the three-story building as much as possible, even if some modernization is necessary. "We want to bring something truly unique and special to DeLand," Janke said. "That is our goal." To carr

THE DELAND-DELTONA BEACON - 2017-09-20 22:59:17

Harder test contributes to teacher shortage

A harder test could be contributing to a teacher shortage in Volusia County and around the state. More would-be teachers can't pass required test Volusia County Schools hired 348 teachers for the 2017-18 school year, but even after classes were underway, 15 vacancies remained. Since required tests w

THE DELAND-DELTONA BEACON - 2017-09-20 23:34:51

Fighting the dark: Lack of power - and information - frustrates residents, officials

More than a week after Hurricane Irma blew through West Volusia - and days after when Duke Energy first said it would have all the county's electricity back on - thousands of West Volusia residents were still in the dark. A day after the storm moved out of the area, the utility estimated Sept. 12 po

THE DELAND-DELTONA BEACON - 2017-09-20 23:14:38

Daudel named director of Stetson's Family Enterprise Center

PHOTO COURTESY STETSON UNIVERSITY New director- Sylvain Daudel has been tapped as the new director of Stetson University's Family Enterprise Center. Daudel comes to Stetson from the EDHEC Business School in Lille and Nice, where for the past three years he headed the Family Business Center at what i

THE DELAND-DELTONA BEACON - 2017-09-20 23:03:16

Meeting on RaceTrac rescheduled due to Irma

The site of a new proposed RaceTrac gas station, at the corner of East New York Avenue (State Road 44) and Kepler Road near DeLand. A hearing on RaceTrac Petroleum's request to build a convenience store with as many as 14 gasoline pumps at a busy intersection on DeLand's east side will take place ne

THE DELAND-DELTONA BEACON - 2017-09-20 22:35:36

Sheriff's deputies investigating human remains at fernery

Volusia County Sheriff's deputies are investigating human remains discovered by a worker at a fernery near DeLeon Springs. "Deputies responded around 10:47 a.m. Wednesday to a fernery off the 4500 block of Daugharty Road (which becomes Marsh Road further south), DeLeon Springs, after a worker report

THE DELAND-DELTONA BEACON - 2017-09-20 21:11:31

Hurricane Irma clean up begins in Orange City

ORANGE CITY, Fla. - Hurricane Irma storm debris clean up started on Wednesday in Orange City, but residents might not see a truck in their neighborhood right away because there's so much debris to remove. "We only had some tree limbs, nothing on the house," resident Heather Hodge said. It was a fa

CLICK ORLANDO - 2017-09-20 21:23:50

After 10 days without power, Deltona couple welcome normalcy

DELTONA - After going out Wednesday morning for some coffee and A/C, Troy Shimkus and his partner returned home to an unexpected, but beautiful sight. Their electricity was in the process of being repaired, 10 days after Hurricane Irma hit Florida and knocked out power throughout the state to over 6

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 01:28:38

In tiny Croom-a-Coochee, residents have concerns about flooding, mosquitoes

Nestled in the southwest corner of Sumter County and backed up to the Withlacoochee River, Croom-a-Coochee is not a place you get to by accident. There are two roads in, both off U.S. Highway 301, south of Bushnell. The residents of this tiny burg are sometimes known as Croomites. They are resilient

DAILY COMMERCIAL - 2017-09-21 15:16:00

Speed and smell spell trouble for alledged pot smugglers

PAISLEY - Crime tip of the day: If you're going to ferry a large quantity of drugs, don't speed at almost 1 a.m. According to an arrest report, Lake County Sheriff's deputies clocked a Ford Explorer doing 78 mph in a 55 mph zone on County Road 42 in Paisley just before 1 a.m. Deputies said when they

DAILY COMMERCIAL - 2017-09-20 18:33:33

Homicide investigation underway at Daytona Beach Shores hotel

Police are investigating a homicide Friday at a hotel in Daytona Beach Shores. The Daytona Beach Shores Department of Public safety said a 34-year-old woman was found dead inside a room at the Hawaiian Inn on South Atlantic Avenue just before 5:30 a.m. First responders attempted to resuscitate the

WESH - 2017-09-22 14:41:00

Teen, 17, arrested following Dollar General robbery in Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH - A 17-year-old male was arrested in connection with an armed robbery of a Dollar General store. The store at 825 W. International Speedway Blvd. was held up around 10 p.m. Tuesday by two males with guns, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department. There were three victims in the

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 00:02:52

Authorities: Woman found slain in Daytona Beach Shores hotel

DAYTONA BEACH SHORES - A 34-year-old woman died Friday morning at a Daytona Beach Shores hotel and authorities said they are investigating the case as a homicide. Shortly before 5:30 a.m., Daytona Beach Shores Public Safety officers responded to the Hawaiian Inn, 2301 S. Atlantic Ave., and encounter

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 16:21:57