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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.
Judges Gaustad and Ferebee Join 7th Judicial Circuit Bench, Among Other Changes
The Seventh Judicial Circuit welcomes two new Circuit Judges and announces changes to judicial assignments for several sitting judges. Christopher Ferebee, who was appointed to fill a vacant circuit judge position, and Linda Gaustad, who won election as a circuit judge, are joining the bench.
Kids get dollar bills at bus stop in Palatka thanks to good Samaritans
Good Samaritans in Putnam County put smiles on little kids' faces as they went to school. Derrick Davis and his friends wanted to make sure the kids from the Rosa K. Ragsdale community, a lower-income part of town, started their day off the right way.
Florida veteran dies after genitals become gangrenous; family blames nursing home: report
An 84-year-old Army veteran in Jacksonville, Florida, died after he reportedly developed a gangrene infection in his genitals. Now his family members allege the nursing home where the veteran lived ignored his condition until it was too late.
Deputies: Body scan catches inmate trying to smuggle 'items'
PALATKA, Fla. - A 24-year-old man serving a life sentence tried to smuggle items into the Putnam County Jail but was caught by the jail's body scan, the Sheriff's Office said. David Marcum, who is serving time for a 2013 armed robbery and grand theft conviction, entered the jail from a Department of
This Amazing Seafood Festival In Florida Is The Best Way To Start The New Year
It’s never too early to start planning for the unique events that take place throughout Florida. In fact, just a mere month away is one of the most spectacular seafood festivals that our great state has to offer. We’re talking fresh seafood, nautical vendors, live music, a boat show, and so much mor
Robotics competition Saturday at Palatka High open to public
PALATKA, Fla. - Robotics teams will compete Saturday at Palatka High School in the last meet of the season before the Northeast Florida FIRST Tech Challenge League championship.
Crash closes Blanding Boulevard in Clay County
The Clay County Sheriff's Office is at the scene of a crash that has closed both the North bound and South bound lanes of Blanding Boulevard at the intersection of College Drive.
Palm Coast woman dies is crash
A woman died in a crash on U.S. Highway 1 at Seminole Woods Blvd in Flagler County Friday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Katherine May Sanford, 85, was driving south on the highway just after 8:00 p.m. She then tried to turn left onto Seminole Woods Boulevard. Sanford's car drove in
These Florida Restaurants Ordered To Clean Up
FLORIDA -- Some clues to a bad restaurant are easy to spot: Nasty smells, grimy tables or unkempt employees are all red flags. But sometimes the problem is harder to pin down, such as food stored at improper temperatures or unclean kitchen equipment.
Judge Sets Trial Date For Florida Parking Lot Shooting Of Unarmed Black Father, Markeis McGlockton
The high-profile Florida parking lot shooting case of Black father Markeis McGlockton will be heading to trial in August 2019. According to the Associated Press, a judge set the date, August 19 of next year, during a hearing on Friday.
2 white students charged with threatening black teacher in Florida
PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two white teens sent threatening and racist messages to each other on school-issued computers about a black teacher at a Florida high school.
Florida Execution Minutes Away
STARKE, FL — Barring a last minute stay of a stay of execution, Miami-Dade killer Jose Antonio Jimenez was to be put to death Thursday night. Florida Gov. Rick Scott scheduled the execution for 6 p.m.
Cole Crop Field Day Includes Some New Options
Every year the University of Florida (UF) Hastings Agricultural Extension Center holds its cole crop field day due to the high number of cabbage acreage in the tri-county area, which includes Putnam, St.Johns and Flagler counties. However, growers in the tri-county area have been expressing an inter
Woman arrested after hit-and-run crash involving firetruck in Putnam County
A woman was arrested after Florida Highway Patrol says she crashed into a fire truck in Putnam County and fled the scene. Liberty Kay Doemelt, 32, was arrested Monday after crashing her 2005 Ford into Engine 142, belonging to the Florahome-Grandin Fire Department, Saturday night, according to Florid
Strong storms move through Central Florida; cooler weather to follow
ORLANDO, Fla. - Strong to severe storms are moving through Central Florida, chief meteorologist Tom Terry said Friday evening. The storms are producing a lot of wind, so the main threats are damaging straight-line winds and isolated tornadoes, Terry 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.
Work on Putnam restoration progressing
More than seven months after a suspicious fire halted renovation work at DeLand’s long-beleaguered Hotel Putnam, the inn’s owner is still trying to move the project forward, even if slowly.
Crossing guard hit by car, recovering in Orange Park, deputies say
ORANGE PARK, Fla. - An 83-year-old crossing guard was transported to the hospital Thursday morning after an accident in Orange Park. The Florida Highway Patrol said the guard, John Shatto, 83, suffered minor injuries when he was hit by a Mercury Grand Marquis driven by Horatio George, 73. He is expe
Woman crashes into firetruck in Putnam County, flees scene
Florida Highway Patrol is searching for a woman they say crashed her vehicle into a fire truck in Putnam County and fled the scene. The driver crashed into Engine 142, belonging to the Florahome-Grandin Fire Department, Saturday night. The fire truck was sitting at an intersection of Coral Farms Roa