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Person of interest arrested after death of Palm Coast student-athlete

PALM COAST, Fla. - Deputies with the Flagler County Sheriff's Office arrested a person of interest who was sought after the deadly shooting of a Palm Coast high school student-athlete.


Palm Coast athlete's mom says son was destined for greatness

PALM COAST, Fla. - The mother of an 18-year-old Flagler County student-athlete who was shot and killed in the parking lot of a Palm Coast strip mall said she is working to bring her community together in a movement of solidarity, healing and hope.


Both County and Palm Coast Officials Question Whether Waste Pro Can Still Do The Job

Both Flagler County and Palm Coast governments are again raising serious questions continuing their contracts with Waste Pro after the garbage hauler had another bad weeks. A county commissioner and a city council member each autonomously raised the possibility of ending the relationship with the Wa


Don’t Call Him Interim Anymore: Flagler Stops Search and Settles on Jerry Cameron as Administrator

It’s not Interim County Administrator Jerry Cameron anymore. On Monday, the Flagler County Commission stopped the process of finding a search firm for its next administrator–not that there’d been much of a process to start with–and in a matter of minutes, declared Cameron the county administrator fo


2 Florida middle school girls accused of plotting to murder students on 'hit list'

Two middle school girls in Avon Park, Florida, allegedly plotted to kill other students they had placed on a "hit list." The two students were taken into custody at Avon Park Middle School at the end of the day Wednesday, the Highlands County School Board said. A teacher had informed law enforcement


Palm Coast gets aggressive on tech, will add new director position

With a little help from new City Manager Matt Morton, Nick Klufas was finally able to move beyond a consensus of “grunts” from his fellow City Council members and get a commitment for an aggressive strategy to move the city of Palm Coast into the next stage of becoming a “smart city.”


Great White Shark Weighing More Than 1,600 Pounds Spotted Off Florida Coast

Researchers say they have spotted Miss Costa, a 1,668-pound female great white shark, swimming in the Gulf Coast waters earlier this week. On Monday, the massive great white shark “pinged” near the Big Bend vicinity of the Gulf of Mexico at 10:34 a.m., OCEARCH, a global great white shark research or


Severe weather to arrive on Friday in Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - Severe weather is coming to Central Florida on Friday. Fox 35 meteorologist Jayme King says to expect big weather changes on Friday afternoon and evening, as Central Florida has been outlined for severe weather risk.


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.


Florida Inmate Dies Shortly Before Expected Release

Authorities say an inmate at a Florida jail died shortly before his expected release. The Naples Daily News reports that 31-year-old Timothy Kusma was supposed to be released April 11 after pleading no contest to a drug possession charge. But the Collier County Sheriff's Office says he suffered a me


JUST IN: Man accused of multiple arsons in Lake County arrested, deputies say

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. - A man accused of intentionally setting multiple fires in North Lake County was arrested Thursday, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said Altoona resident James Bennett, 48, was arrested at his home following months of investigation of a string of arsons.


Severe weather threat for northwest Florida

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG) - Severe weather is possible in the panhandle late Thursday night and Friday morning. The SPC has place most the panhandle in an enhanced risk for severe weather. The main threat with this storm system will be strong wind gusts up to 50 mph, but an isolated tornado or


Florida Health Dept. investigating Matshes

The Florida Health Department is investigating the man who leads the company running the Lubbock Medical Examiner's Office. Dr. Evan Matshes is named in multiple lawsuits in Lubbock County. This prompted a memo from Florida Health sent to the Lubbock County Courthouse. In it, a government analyst re

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14,000 pounds of marijuana, 3,660 pounds of cocaine offloaded in South Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded marijuana and cocaine with an estimated street value of $62.5 million dollars at Florida's Port Everglades on Thursday morning.


Florida man hides drugs in his butt crack

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - A Port Charlotte man was arrested Wednesday after deputies found drugs in his car. That wasn't the only place he has drugs, though. TOP STORY: Woman hospitalized after car hits Banana Republic at Coconut Point.


Pie in the Sky: Joe's NY Pizza & Pasta celebrates 15 years in Palm Coast

Michael Bennici is a busy man. Not only is he celebrating the 15th anniversary of the pizzeria he opened in 2004 with his late brother, Joseph, he is also getting ready to open a new shop in Ormond Beach.


Calendar: Palm Coast Fire Department to host 'Touch-a-Truck' event

Where: 75 Pine Lakes Parkway S. Details: Mount Calvary Baptist Church of Palm Coast invites the public to attend Good Friday service “THE 7 SAYINGS FROM THE CROSS.” Seven speakers will address the topics of Forgiveness, Assurance, Affection, Abandonment, Suffering, Victory and Submission. Call 447-5


'Stay with me, stay with me:' 911 calls released in Palm Coast teen's death

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. - Calls placed to 911 moments after a Palm Coast teen was fatally shot were released Tuesday along with a push from the Flagler County Sheriff's Office for additional witnesses to the crime to come forward.


Museum celebrates rich history of American Beach

The American Beach Museum opened, welcoming a busload of recent visitors to enjoy and experience the rich beauty and history of Amelia Island. The museum also offers a variety of venues to accommodate weddings, reunions, concerts, theater parties, and an African market.


Mount Dora Police Chief on Leave After Making Allegedly Offensive Comments

MOUNT DORA, Fla. — Mount Dora Police Chief John O’ Grady has been placed on paid administrative leave following “unacceptable” comments he allegedly made, says a city spokesperson.