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Volusia County EMS director placed on administrative leave
Volusia County's Director of Emergency Medical Services John Zaragoza was placed on administrative leave on Wednesday, Dec. 12, a county community information employee confirmed the following day.
2 Flagler students charged with threatening violence at school
Two Indian Trails Middle School students were arrested Thursday night and charged with felonies for making false threats of violence at school, according to a news release from the Flagler County Sheriff's Office.
Ormond Beach hosts 13th-annual Holiday at the Casements event
Suzana Petkovska and her granddaughter Alanna Petreska enjoy the Christmas tree display inside The Casements during the Holidays at The Casements event on Thursday, Dec. 13. Photo by Jarleene Almenas.
Store with imported items opens in Ormond Beach
An international import/export shop offering items from Southeast Asia has opened at 611 S. Yonge St. Bill and Jasmin Butcher previously sold their wares in Nicole’s Beach Street Mall but outgrew their space and have opened the new shop in Ormond Oaks Plaza, closer to their Ormond Beach home.
Suspected carjackers killed in crash while fleeing police, authorities say
A pair of suspected carjackers were killed while fleeing authorities in Port Orange late Wednesday night, police said. Dominque Saint-Vil, 20, and his passenger Diaquiri Chambers, 17, were being sought in connection with an armed carjacking in Daytona Beach, said Port Orange Lt. Alan James.
Eddie Collins, 62, of Bunnell, Dies of Injuries From U.S. 1 Pick-Up Crash
Eddie Collins, the 62-year-old Bunnell man critically injured in a crash on U.S. 1 on Monday (Dec. 10), died Thursday evening at Halifax hospital in Daytona Beach. Collins was pronounced dead at 6:05 p.m.
Unknown biker believed to have shot at Ormond Beach resident
An unknown white man on a motorcycle was reported to have shot at an Ormond Beach resident's vehicle at around 6:40 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, at the intersection of West Granada Boulevard and I-95, according to a police report.
Car wash in the works for Granada Pointe in Ormond Beach
Instead of a fast food restaurant, upcoming development Granada Pointe could be home to a car wash facility. A neighborhood meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the Hampton Inn at 155 Interchange Blvd., to discuss this and five other amendments to the Planned Business Development ord
Volusia County schools conduct first code red drill
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - Volusia County Schools hosted its first code red drill Thursday to prepare students in the event of an active shooter on campus. A spokesperson for the district said this is the first time Volusia County Schools conducted the Code Red 2 Practice Drill. The district said school
Stormy night ahead: Strong storms move into Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. - Strong to severe storms are moving into Central Florida, chief meteorologist Tom Terry said Friday afternoon. The storms are producing a lot of wind, so the main threats are damaging straight-line wind and isolated tornadoes, Terry said.
Police: Two suspects dead after carjacking, police chase ends in crash
PORT ORANGE, Fla. - Two suspects in a Daytona Beach carjacking are dead after they crashed in Port Orange following a police chase, according to the Port Orange Police Department.
Restaurant Chains Closing in Florida, Across the Nation
Several fast food restaurants and popular food chains are closing across Florida and nationwide. That’s what First Coast News, 24/7 Wall Street, USA Today and other media outlets are reporting.
Calendar: See a holiday show at the performing arts center
Where: Ormond Beach Library Auditorium, 30 S. Beach St. Details: Drew Smith presents, "Finding Cousins and Ancestors Using Ancestry DNA." Learn to interpret results and make contact with matches. Visitors welcome. Also, join the Society at 1-4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, for one-on-one help with family
Police: Notary & Sex Offender Tried To Take Dead Woman’s Home
Holly Hill, FL – A licensed public notary and a registered sex offender are both hauled off to Volusia County Jail after investigators say they worked together to illegally take possession of a Holly Hill home from its deceased owner.
Deputies: Student brings loaded gun to Volusia County high school
PORT ORANGE, Fla. - A 17-year-old Daytona Beach boy was arrested Wednesday after bringing a loaded gun to Atlantic High School in Port Orange, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said.
Severe weather threat pushes into Central Florida Friday
A few strong to severe storms are possible Friday evening and into early Saturday morning in Central Florida. The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has labeled most of Central Florida as under a “slight risk” of severe weather from 8 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday.
Ormond Beach City Commissioner Troy Kent wants a pier for the beachside
Ormond Beach City Commissioner Troy Kent remembers fishing and surfing around the old pier in Ormond-by-the-Sea. But it was demolished in the early 90s, and memories are all that remain.
Records: Suspect tried to barge into apartment after fatally shooting 2 men
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Investigators on Wednesday released new details in the murder case of two 19-year-old men. Police said they arrested Damon Kemp, 19, at the Jade Park apartments Friday after he spontaneously admitted to killing his friend. He remains at the Volusia County Jail.
Ormond looks ahead to new, improved pier pier at Cassen Park
ORMOND BEACH — It’s hard to miss the towering 120-ton crane sitting atop a barge on the Halifax River near the West Granada Boulevard bridge. From it, one can see nearly 1,500 pound, 40-foot pylons with pencil-sharp ends dangle like telephone poles before they’re pounded into the riverbed by a massi
Remains of Volusia County woman missing for nearly 8 years found
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - The remains of a Volusia County woman who was first reported missing nearly eight years ago have been found, the state attorney’s office confirmed Monday.