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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

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

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

Fox News: Shannon Bream to anchor 11 p.m. show

Another big promotion for a Central Florida native: Shannon Bream will anchor "Fox News @ Night," which debuts at 11 p.m. Oct. 30. Bream, who has been at Fox New Channel for a decade, has many Florida connections. She was born in Sanford. She graduated from Florida State University's College of Law.

ORLANDO SENTINEL - 2017-09-21 21:15:00

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

Shayne Looper: A little exercise in talking to oneself

In his 1972 short story, "The Other," Jorge Luis Borges pictures himself in Cambridge, Massachusetts, sitting on a bench overlooking the Charles River. Someone sits on the other end of the bench whom be recognizes as his younger self. They strike up a conversation in which the older Borges reveals h

STAR-BANNER - 2017-09-21 19:17:58

Trees fall onto Lake Mary home

A couple is dealing with a huge setback after suffering minimal damage from Hurricane Irma. Donna Lake said she heard something that shook her home, and when she walked out her front door saw bushes and limbs blocking the entrance. The damage is usually often heard about minutes and hours after a ma

WESH - 2017-09-22 21:32:00

Bicyclist killed in crash near Winter Springs

A 49-year-old bicyclist was hit and killed while trying to cross a road near Winter Springs Friday night. Florida Highway Patrol troopers did not immediately release the Winter Springs woman's name because her family had not been notified. They are still investigating the crash. The woman was riding

ORLANDO SENTINEL - 2017-09-23 12:57:00

Bicyclist killed trying to cross Winter Springs road, troopers say

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. - A bicyclist is dead after being hit while trying to cross a Winter Springs road late Friday, the Florida Highway Patrol said. 'Creepy' man who asked teens if they danced naked may face charges,... Winter Springs police reopen roads after destroying suspicious package FWC warn

WFTV - 2017-09-23 15:04:14

Crews repair water main break in Winter Springs

Neighbors said the water main failed about 1 a.m. on Thursday, leaving people with either reduced water pressure or no water at all. Public Works isn't sure what caused the main near the intersection of Trotwood Boulevard and Sybilwood Circle to fail. Officials said saturated ground from Hurricane I

WESH - 2017-09-21 16:28:00

SunRail train kills pedestrian, Longwood police say

LONGWOOD, Fla. - Longwood police are investigating a pedestrian that was struck and killed by a SunRail train Thursday afternoon, police said. The man was hit by the train at 2:56 p.m. near the intersection of State Road 434. The train stopped shortly after near the intersection of Ronald Regan Bou

WFTV - 2017-09-21 20:35:55

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

Daytona Beach Shores homicide victim identified

Authorities have identified the woman who was found slain Friday morning inside a Daytona Beach Shores hotel room. Olympia Cerruti, 34, was the victim of a homicide that was called in shortly before 5:30 a.m. at the Hawaiian Inn, 2301 S. Atlantic Ave., police said. Lt. Michael Fowler, a spokesman fo

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 19:03:04

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

PAT RICE: What to do about Main Street? You tell us

Citizen input is a key ingredient to any solution. Pat Rice @newsjournaledit Consider this column your invitation to take part in a News-Journal town hall meeting about the future of Daytona Beach's iconic-but-languishing Main Street. When I say "take part in," that's just what I mean. The intent o

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-09-24 08:01:00

Irma doesn't change Brown & Brown building plans in downtown Daytona Beach

Brown & Brown Chairman of the Board J. Hyatt Brown said his insurance company's plans to build a new 10-story headquarters on the north end of Beach Street are as solid as they were before the ferocious storm hit. DAYTONA BEACH - As Hurricane Irma blasted through downtown in the predawn darkness Sep

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 21:12:26

49-year-old bicyclist killed in Seminole County crash, FHP says

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - A 49-year-old woman was killed Friday night after she was hit while riding her bicycle in Seminole County, Florida Highway Patrol officials said. The woman, who has not been identified, was riding east on Lake Drive near Huntridge Way around 11:15 p.m. in front of a Honda dr

CLICK ORLANDO - 2017-09-23 14:29:30

Beach Street: At Irma's Ground Zero, shop owners show grit to rebound

DAYTONA BEACH - Like a guard keeping watch over his shop and the city, Julian May scooted a chair up to the glass door of his antique store on Beach Street and waited out Hurricane Irma. What happened over the next 10 hours between Sept. 10 and 11 was a phenomenon so rare that it hasn't happened to

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 20:58:27