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Driver uninjured after going through 2 trees and 1 street sign in Ormond Beach

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - Ormond Beach firefighters said a car drove through two trees and a street sign Friday. Investigators said the car ran off Granada Boulevard. The car ended up in a gully.


FLORIDA BUILDINGS I LOVE: No. 119: Aliki Forum, 1981, Daytona Beach

Condominiums are not the most beloved of Florida’s architectural forms, but some of them have such perfect geometry that they stand out. It doesn’t hurt the 23-story Aliki Forum that it soars by itself on the oceanfront just south of Ormond Beach. So passers-by can appreciate its purity of line with


Daytona Beach woman wins $1 million from lottery scratch-off game

One moment can change a life. For one Daytona Beach woman, that moment happened at a Publix. Kimberly Lawson, 45, of Daytona Beach, bought a $30 Gold Rush Special Edition scratch-off game at the South Daytona Publix at 2400 South Ridgewood Avenue and immediately became one million dollars richer, ac


Hero waitress recovering after leaping off pier to save little boy

This world is a better place because of people like young Hanna Pignato who proved once again that not all heroes wear capes. This 19-year-old lady didn’t hesitate even a bit when she found herself in a situation where she could offer help and try save another person’s life.


Tornado watch for Flagler County and north, Volusia County also at risk

A tornado watch is in effect today until 4 p.m. across North Florida, including Flagler, Putnam and St. Johns counties, as severe weather sweeps across the area ahead of a cold front.


Third grade student accused of punching Volusia elementary school teacher

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - A 10-year-old Volusia County elementary student is accused of punching her third grade teacher, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office. Deputies responded to Woodward Elementary School on Wednesday for a battery complaint.


New Smyrna Beach Residents Frus­trated by Ag­gressive Roosters

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. — A big debate is taking shape in New Smyrna Beach about the future of Flagler Avenue’s iconic wild roosters and chickens. While many love their feathered neighbors, others want them to fly the coop.


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


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.


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)


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.


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


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.


Suspected drug trafficker leads police on dangerous wrong-way chase

A man wanted on heroin and fentanyl trafficking charges led Daytona Beach police on a multi-mile and dangerous chase that included officers deploying stop sticks and weaving through traffic.


Keep Common Core school standards, many teachers tell state in survey

Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to eliminate Common Core from Florida’s public schools, but the academic standards seem to have a sizeable fan base among the state’s teachers. “We do NOT need new standards,” wrote a Volusia County teacher on the Florida Department of Education’s survey about Common Core.


The FBI won't tell Florida officials which county election system may have been hacked by the Russians

Florida officials say the FBI wouldn't immediately tell them which county election system may have been accessed by the Russians after a report from special counsel Robert Mueller said the federal agency suspected hackers breached "at least one" county's computer network.


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.


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.


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.