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Florida House gives support to hospital in Deltona

The Florida House voted unanimously Wednesday to pass a bill that would clear the way for a new Volusia County hospital that has been at the center of a legal fight. With no debate, the House voted 117-0 approve the measure (HB 523), sponsored by Rep. David Santiago, R-Deltona. The proposal (HB 523)


Deadly April storm leaves trail of damage across Florida, Georgia

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A line of severe thunderstorms and possible tornados barrelled across North Florida on Friday morning, leaving at least one child dead and a second injured near Tallahassee. The front facade of a furniture store in Kingsland, Georgia, was ripped off by high winds and a tractor-t


U.S. Marshals arrest suspect wanted for downtown Orlando slaying in Tennessee

The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested a suspect wanted in a slaying outside a downtown Orlando nightclub. Marshals arrested Notier Misael Gomez on a first-degree murder charge in the Jan. 26 shooting death of Keveon D. Smith outside of Club Lit.


Areas of Wind Damage in Florida Today

Update 1:50 PM: Severe Thunderstorms with widespread strong winds and pockets of wind damage are headed for Daytona Beach and Orlando. These storms will be out of the Tampa/St Pete area before the peak of the evening rush hour.


NWS: Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect

UPDATE (04-19-19): All Volusia County Beach Safety lifeguard towers are closed. Volusia County, FL – A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for Volusia County that lasts until 10 p.m.


High winds downed trees and caused power outages Friday

A bout of severe weather swept through Florida Friday, causing scattered power outages across Volusia and Flagler counties. Although Flagler County was under a tornado watch for much of the day, the fast-moving gusts ahead of a cold front rushed ahead of the storm convection Friday afternoon, reduci


Confused about tax ballot? Here’s some clarity

In Volusia County, voters will soon get to decide if there should be a countywide half-cent sales tax to help with capital improvement projects. The Supervisor of Elections Office will mail out the ballots for the special election on Wednesday, May 1.


Cold front could cast chill on Easter Sunday morning

A cold front that swept through Florida on Friday afternoon caused more than 2,300 power outages across Volusia and Flagler counties and could make it a chilly Easter Sunday morning, with temperatures as low as the high 40s.


Church's congregants are moving to Tomoka Farms Road

DAYTONA BEACH — In 1898, when the city was still forming along the western bank of the Halifax River, four local men decided to start a church. Their first gatherings were inside an Orange Avenue opera house near Beach Street. Just weeks later they found a piece of property they liked a few blocks t


Wanted drug trafficking suspect caught after high-speed chase through Ormond

An accused drug trafficker from Daytona Beach is being jailed on more than $1 million bail after leading law enforcement on a pursuit through Ormond Beach that ended Wednesday night with a take-down by a K-9, authorities said.


Daytona Beach Police One Step Closer to Pur­chasing Drone to Combat Terrorism

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The Daytona Beach Police Department is getting ready should terrorists ever target their city. They’re one step closer to having a terrorism interdiction drone after city commissioners voted Wednesday to allow the agency to apply for federal grants.


Bumpy roads and no sidewalks

Daytona Beach has its share of bad roads, including a substantial number of them in the Black community. Midtown, Derbyshire, Madison Heights, Cedar Highlands and several other areas all have some roads that are cracked and bumpy, and that need to be either resurfaced or reconstructed.


Volusia plans summer camps for kids

Volusia County’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Division will coordinate summer day camps at 14 locations across the county. The camps will be offered from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday from June 10 through July 26.


Daytona Police Looking For Second Robbery Suspect

Daytona Beach, FL – One suspect’s in custody, but police are looking for the other man in this photo. And Daytona Beach police believe that both of those suspects are connected to robberies at two different phone stores in the area.


Three Volusia County internet cafes raided, shut down by detectives

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — For the third time in less than two years, several internet cafes in Volusia County have been raided and shutdown. Sheriff's detectives hit three different locations in the same shopping plaza on Hand Avenue near Ormond Beach Tuesday.


Severe Weather: Flights Halted at OIA; Storm Warnings Extended

ORLANDO, Fla. — A line of strong storms are crossing Central Florida today, triggering tornado watches and severe thunderstorm warnings in multiple counties. Central Florida counties under severe thunderstorm, tornado watches.


Drug investigation leads to discovery of cockfighting pit, deputies say

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - Detectives executing a search warrant at a residence in Orange City uncovered a cockfighting breeding and training pit, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.


Volusia sheriff's Bomb Squad investigates threat at Wendy's in Ormond

A bomb threat called in at Wendy's on Wednesday morning led to a visit from the Volusia County sheriff's Bomb Squad and a closure of one of the busiest intersections in Ormond Beach, authorities said.


Traveling through Winter Park this weekend? Beware of this road closure

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - One of the main roads to get from one side of the interstate to the other in Winter Park is closing this weekend. Fairbanks Avenue under I-4 closes Friday night and won't open back up until the beginning of the work week.


Do you think straws should be banned on New Smyrna Beach property?

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. - A new proposal could spell the end for plastic straws and Styrofoam in New Smyrna Beach. The city posted on its Facebook page Wednesday that officials are considering whether to ban the use of plastic straws, Styrofoam and polypropylene food service articles by contractors a