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Ormond Beach Police: Stranger tries to get boy to leave with him

Police are looking for a man who reportedly tried to get a young boy outside a Dollar General in Ormond Beach to leave with him, according to a press release. The child's mother was inside at the cash register on Friday and the boy was waiting by the car. That's when the man, described as blond wear

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 17:29:33

That was good news to residents like Sherry Odom of Ormond Beach, whose son-in-law Brent Gregory worked Tuesday to stack debris in front of her home.

As piles of fallen trees, limbs, carpeting and drywall continue to grow along streets across Volusia and Flagler counties this week, the arduous task of collecting all the debris left from Hurricane Irma has begun "It just makes you feel that things are back to normal," Odom said Tuesday. Debris pic

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 00:59:58

Couple charged with stealing expensive jewelry, gun

Justin R. Harvey and his girlfriend Rachel M. Gilbert face multiple charges. OCALA - Two people were arrested and charged Tuesday with stealing more than $10,000 in jewelry and a firearm from a home, as well as using stolen credit cards to purchase hundreds of dollars items. Justin R. Harvey, 28 and

STAR-BANNER - 2017-09-20 20:52:05

Beach Street's plea: We're "open for business"

Events to encourage public to support downtown Daytona shops hard hit by Hurricane Irma Clayton Park @ClaytonPark3 DAYTONA BEACH - Miguel and Jennifer Nin hurried to their Beach Street shop the morning after Hurricane Irma hit to see how storm surge flooding from the Halifax River impacted their bu

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 23:21:24

LETTERS: "There were traffic jams .., for their selfies, Instagram and Facebook posts.'

'Disaster tourists' added to pain, mess "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." Charles Dickens' words ran through my head after the storm passed. Neighbors were helping and checking on neighbors as we started to assess the damage Hurricane Irma brought to our little world of Orange

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 08:01:00

Palm Coast woman found guilty of raping 1-year-old daughter

A Flagler County jury took just 20 minutes Sept. 20 to find Erin Vickers, 23, guilty of raping her one-year-old daughter. Vickers was convicted of capital sexual battery and promoting sexual performance by a child after a three-day trial presided over by Judge Dennis Craig. She has not yet been sent

PALMCOASTOBSERVER.COM - 2017-09-21 18:13:57

LETTERS: Readers talk about Irma

Shelter treatment of homeless struck unhappy chord I'm sure many have seen the video shared by The Daytona Beach News-Journal showing police officers at David C. Hinson Middle School turning away people seeking shelter from Hurricane Irma and directing them to a separate shelter, simply because they

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 01:27:25

A hurricane away from homeless

Brittany Kowalik sat a table inside the Ocean Center and listened as her 3-month-old daughter cooed and babbled in a way only a mother would understand. Dressed in a bright pink onesie with the words "Keep calm and carry me" written across the front, Olivia reached her tiny fingers out and latched o

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 23:26:10

Daytona armory, Navy annex buildings to be razed

City commissioners decided at their meeting Wednesday night to demolish the 26,000-square-foot building used by the National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve troops until 2013 and old Navy annex buildings. DAYTONA BEACH - By the beginning of next year, the red brick Armed Forces Reserve Center that's bee

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 03:13:03

Police: Sticky-ended fishing device used to steal rent checks

Daytona Beach police are looking for a suspect who may have used a sticky device to fish some rent checks out of the overnight drop box of an apartment complex. It is unknown how many checks were extracted from the after hours/overnight drop box of the Indigo Plantation Apartments' main office at 10

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 22:25:04

Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Brittany Kershaw said detectives have not identified any suspects, but investigators don't think the shooting was a random act.

PALM COAST - A Palm Coast woman woke up to the sound of a gunshot and the sight of a man dying in her driveway. Flagler County deputies are now investigating the shooting as a homicide. A resident at 156 Parkview Drive called 9-1-1 around 4 a.m. after hearing a gunshot. When the woman went outside,

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 16:39:40

Bail denied for Palm Coast murder suspect

Man accused of killing cousin over $100 drug debt BUNNELL - Little more than 24 hours after he shot his cousin in the head over a $100 drug debt, according to investigators, Clarence Murphy Jr. appeared before a Flagler County judge Wednesday morning and was denied bail. Murphy, who turned 42 Wednes

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 17:26:47

Dead man's cousin arrested for first-degree murder after early morning shooting death in Palm Coast

Detectives with the Flagler County Sheriff's Office arrested a 41-year-old man on a single charge of first-degree murder after, they said, he shot his cousin over a bad drug deal on Parkview Drive in Palm Coast early Tuesday morning. Sheriff Rick Staly said during an afternoon news conference that C

ST. AUGUSTINE RECORD - 2017-09-20 04:01:00

Man fatally shot in Palm Coast driveway, deputies say

A man was shot and killed early Tuesday in the driveway of a Palm Coast home, deputies said. The Flagler County Sheriff's Office said the shooting happened just before 4 a.m. in the driveway of a home on Parkview Drive. Investigators said they believe the shooter and victim knew each other, but sa

WESH - 2017-09-19 12:54:00

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

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

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

New Smyrna Beach officials vote in favor of banning medical marijuana dispensaries

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. - At a public hearing Tuesday night, the New Smyrna Beach City Commission voted 3-2 in favor of banning of medical marijuana dispensaries within the boundaries of the city. The meeting was the second reading, and the final of two required public hearings, of Ordinance No. 65-1

CLICK ORLANDO - 2017-09-20 02:08:36

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

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