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Palm Coast man accused of sexual assault in St. Augustine

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - A Palm Coast man was taken into custody on suspicion of sexual assault in St. Augustine, according to an arrest affidavit. Just before 9 p.m. Monday, St. Johns County sheriff's deputies arrested Ryan Matthew Kenton, 27, of Palm Coast, at Electric Motor Works on Center Street i

NEWS4JAX.COM - 2018-03-19 20:06:54

Motorcyclist killed in crash on last day of Daytona Bike Week

DAYTONA BEACH - An Enterprise motorcyclist was killed Sunday after running a traffic light and slamming into the side of a car, an official said. Mark Kitterer, 56, went through the red light at Clyde Morris Boulevard and Aviation Center Parkway at 9:41 p.m. Sunday and T-boned a car, according to a

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2018-03-19 17:04:28

Study reveals most crash-prone roads in Volusia, Flagler

It might sound like a no-brainer - the busiest roads and intersections in Volusia and Flagler counties are the ones most susceptible to crashes. But before you roll your eyes and mutter, "Duh," consider this: Transportation and law enforcement leaders, citing data from a recent study, say there migh

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2018-03-19 17:34:18

Flagler man who shot neighbor's dog won't be charged

A Flagler County man who shot and killed his neighbor's 15-pound terrier and then dumped its body in the woods will not face criminal charges. The 3-year-old Jack Russell terrier was shot after escaping from his owner's gated Bunnell property earlier this month. David Burley said the 15-pound terri

WESH - 2018-03-19 21:05:00

Flagler fugitive clad only in underwear found hiding in bush

PALM COAST - A Palm Coast man found hiding in a bush clad only in blue boxer shorts was arrested after a foot chase Monday morning by a deputy who was seeking to serve a warrant at the man's home. Eric William Ferrante, 25, of Bird of Paradise Drive, reportedly ran out the back door of the home afte

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2018-03-19 23:26:23

Levi Ovenshire, 19, Sentenced to 15 Years In Prison For Friend's Attempted Murder in F-Section

Levi Ovenshire. Levi Ovenshire, the 19-year-old Palm Coast resident who shot his friend Marco Salazar at Ovenshire's F-Section house last June 24, was sentenced to 15 years in prison in a plea deal, though Judge Dennis Craig imposed the maximum allowable, with the first 10 years being mandatory. He

FLAGLERLIVE.COM - 2018-03-19 19:51:06

Plea delayed for former Salvation Army drug counselor in Daytona sex abuse case

DAYTONA BEACH - A former counselor for the Salvation Army accused of coercing a woman undergoing drug treatment into giving him oral sex will remain in jail awaiting a possible plea deal in his case. Gerard Pepin, 65, is charged with sexual battery under special circumstances, a first-degree felony,

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2018-03-20 18:13:08

Vehicle Chase Ends in Arrest Off Palm Coast Parkway After Pick-Up Overturns

A Dodge Ram pick-up truck overturned on Palm Coast Parkway, ending a police chase that began in Ormond Beach. The driver of the pick-up, sought by Volusia County authorities, fled on foot toward the Red Roof Inn, but was detained shortly afterward by Flagler County Sheriff's deputies, who were to bo


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Behind Closed Doors, Palm Coast Council Was Willing To Risk Big Loss Against McDonald Until Judge and Adjuster Set It Straight

There's always been an element of the personal in Dennis McDonald's chronic battles with Palm Coast. He ran for mayor in 2016. Milissa Holland bested him and others. She will now be among the council members deciding how to battle him through his latest lawsuit against the city. ( FlaglerLive) For P


Sheriff Credits "Fugitive Friday" Video For Re-Arrest of Palm Coast Man He'd Arrested In May

Christopher Raposa. As fugitives go, James Christopher Raposa is not the sort of guy who's likely to keep you up nights. But Sheriff Rick Staly played a role in his original arrest last August and again in his re-arrest on a fugitive warrant earlier this week, and is crediting his weekly video featu


Motorcyclist Rushed To Halifax Health After Crashing Into Tree In Port Orange

Port Orange, FL - A motorcyclist was rushed to Halifax Health in Daytona Beach early Thursday morning after they lost control of their bike and crashed into a tree in Port Orange. The Port Orange Police Department was called to the 3600 block of S. Peninsula Dr. at 1:06 AM on March 15 in reference t


Police watching motorcycle gangs in Daytona for Bike Week

DAYTONA BEACH - More motorcycle gangs are in town for Bike Week but the Volusia County sheriff said police will come down on them "like white on rice" if they break the law. Sheriff Mike Chitwood said he has seen an increase in motorcycle gangs coming to Bike Week in Daytona Beach. To prevent gang v


After Awarding $15,000 Raise to Assistant, Palm Coast's Landon Is "Offended" at Claim He'd Award Big Raises On His Way Out

Jim Landon takes offense. ( FlaglerLive) There was something of Captain Renaud in Palm Coast City Manager Jim Landon today. Landon, who is due to retire by next year of the council doesn't get rid of him first, has just awarded his loyal second an extraordinary $15,000 raise without informing the co


Music roars during Daytona Beach Bike Week

DAYTONA BEACH - Selwyn Birchwood jammed barefoot on the stage of the Bank & Blues Club with a guitar in hand and a saxophone player nearby. Performing with the Main Street venue's exposed-brick walls around him, the blues musician celebrated his 33rd birthday on the first Friday of Bike Week while p


Pedestrian Hit & Killed By Pickup In South Daytona

South Daytona, FL - The South Daytona Police Department is investigating an accident that happened on Tuesday night that left a pedestrian dead. Officers were called to a traffic crash involving a pedestrian at Big Tree Rd. and S. Ridgewood Ave. at around 9:45 PM on Tuesday. When officers arrived at


6 arrested in Daytona Beach prostitution sting

Daytona Beach police arrested six women Monday along a stretch of Ridgewood Avenue that is, according to arrest reports, "known for prostitution." In each arrest, all five willingly entered the undercover officer's vehicle and agreed to exchange sexual favors for cash, the reports said. Joy Daniels


Palm Coast resident claims his broken hip was city's fault

According to a demand letter sent to the city last month, ex-Flagler County Sheriff Jim Manfre, now a private attorney, has been retained by Dennis McDonald to pursue a personal injury claim against the City of Palm Coast. PALM COAST - Three months after the Florida Commission on Ethics ordered him


Dennis McDonald To Sue Palm Coast for 3rd Time in 5 Years, 2nd Time Over Sidewalk Fall

Dennis McDonald on a city sidewalk in front of the old community center, when he was running for mayor in 2016. ( FlaglerLive) For the third time in five years, Dennis McDonald, a four-time candidate for local office, for years (but no longer) a fixture at local government meetings, and the husband


Deputies: Palm Coast man steals, pawns comic books signed by Stan Lee

A box of missing comic books resulted in a Palm Coast man's arrest this weekend. Flagler County deputies on Sunday arrested Kenneth Kohanski, 47, of Riverview Bend, and charged him with grand theft. He was released on $2,500 bail in less than three hours. According to a Sheriff's Office report, Koha