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Calendar: Native American Festival to return to Princess Place
Where: Hidden Treasure Raw Bar and Grill, 820 Moody Lane, Flagler Beach. Details: Each month, 14 individuals present seven minutes of their creative performance, ranging from poetry to stand-up comedy and everything in between. The first performer opens at 6:30 p.m. The ticket includes one drink and
Florida boy, 11, arrested after confrontation following refusal to stand for Pledge of Allegiance
LAKELAND, Fla. — An 11-year-old boy in Florida refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, later became disruptive and ended up getting arrested earlier this month. The boy is a sixth grader at Lawton Chiles Middle Academy in Lakeland. He was arrested and taken to a juvenile detention center, charge
Your Town: Palm Coast featured in ‘Where to Retire’ magazine
Palm Coast has been selected as a top retirement destination by “Where to Retire,” the only magazine in the U.S. geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions, according to a press release. The city is profiled in the March/April 2019 issue, available nationwide now.
Florida Correctional Officer arrested on multiple charges
GRACEVILLE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A Florida correctional officer is behind bars according to the Florida Department of Corrections. They say correctional officer Holly Haessig was charged with multiple counts of unlawful compensation as a public servant, the introduction of contraband into a correction
Florida man accused of pointing red laser at sheriff’s helicopter
A Florida man was arrested early Sunday after authorities said he shined a red laser at a sheriff’s helicopter that was circling overhead to observe a controlled fire. Brian Harting, 48, allegedly admitted to pointing the device at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s office helicopter but claimed he did n
“Text To 911” Now Available In Flagler County
Bunnell, FL – Flagler County residents will now have the option to text 911 instead of calling in an emergency. The Flagler County Board of Commissioners and the Sheriff’s Office debuted the new service on Valentine’s Day.
Youth show out for Flagler County Basketball championships
Tied at 21 with 20 seconds left in the game, the Timberwolves' Izaiah Morris had the ball in his hands. With two defenders between him and the basket, Morris spun around and flung the ball with his right hand over his head. The ball dangled over the edge of the rim before casually dropping through t
Homeless man carrying massive snake rattles Florida beach town
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. - Talk about a scary -- and scaly -- visitor. A rattlesnake was thrown into the back of a Florida police car Monday morning after a homeless man was spotted carrying the nearly 8-foot reptile around Jacksonville Beach.
Weekned rewind: Family says two bikers involved in fatal I-4 crash were friends; Steven Tyler cancels on Strawberry Festival; Florida senator secures $1 million of state budget for wife's employer; and more
Here are the top five latest headlines and updates on tampabay.com you may have missed over the weekend. The two bikers involved in fatal I-4 crash were friends, victim's family says.
Middle School Student Arrested For Written Threats To Kill
Palm Coast, FL – A 14-year-old student is facing felony charges after being arrested by the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office on Friday afternoon. FCSO Information Officer Brittany Kershaw said the charge of Written Threats to Kill or Do Bodily Harm stems from an off-campus incident between the teen a
JetBlue passenger gives birth to baby boy on flight from Puerto Rico to Florida
JetBlue has a surprise in store for its “youngest customer to date.” On Saturday, the airline confirmed that a passenger had given birth to a baby boy aboard Flight 1954 between Puerto Rico to Florida, and even hinted that the aircraft – which is coincidentally named “Born to Be Blue” – will soon be
Florida woman accused of bringing enough fentanyl to kill 1,300 students to high school
LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. — A Florida woman was arrested after police said she brought enough fentanyl to kill more than 1,000 children. According to WINK News, Ayanna Felix, 18, brought 2.7 grams of fentanyl, enough to kill 1,300 students, to Lehigh Acres Senior High School.
Florida Inmates Use Carjacking Skills to Rescue Baby From Locked Car
A.k.a. "The Redemption of Florida Man." A couple in Florida experienced every parent's worst nightmare when they realized that they locked both their 1-year-old child as well as their keys inside their Chevrolet Tahoe, reports ABC 11. Fortunately for them, some of the inmates working on a nearby med
Helicopter finds body of missing Florida mom
COCOA, Fla. (WESH) - The body of a missing mother of four has been found in a remote area of Osceola County, deputies confirmed. "She didn't deserve this at all. She was the most innocent of souls. She was always willing to help. She was always just naturally bubbly," Sh'Mika Scott-Devoe said.
11 women arrested in Daytona prostitution sting
Daytona Beach police in a weekend undercover sweep arrested 11 women on charges of prostitution, records show. Undercover officers conducted the sting on Friday in areas around the city where prostitution is know to be prevalent. The stings have become routine in the city ahead of large events, like
Disney World offering 'Discover Disney' deal for Florida residents
ORLANDO, Fla. (WFLA) - Walt Disney World has brought back a popular deal for Florida residents that allows them to "Discover Disney" at a cheaper price. The "Discover Disney" ticket deal lets Florida residents purchase a three-day ticket for just $175 plus tax - that's about $59 a day. You can add a
Florida father shot in neck while throwing house party for his children, deputies say
OAK HILL, Fla. - A Florida father was shot in the neck early Sunday morning during a house party he was throwing for his teenage children, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said.
Flagler Commission Picks Jerry Cameron, Retired from St. Johns Government After Eclectic Career, Its Interim
Flagler County commissioners took little time in a special meeting this afternoon to select Jerry Cameron their interim administrator for the next half year or more. The vote was unanimous. Cameron replaces Craig Coffey, whom the commission forced to resign last month, and is expected to restore som
Student, 14, charged with filming himself brandishing a firearm while making threats
A 14-year-old Indian Trails Middle School student made a video of himself holding a gun and saying "he was sick of people, and he was going to kill someone," and specifically threatening a girl, according to the Flagler County Sheriff's Office.
5 teens injured in crash at Volusia-Flagler line
Two teens suffered serious injuries when the vehicle they were traveling in crashed on Monday afternoon, authorities said. The single vehicle, a Ford Ranger, reportedly ran off the road and crashed near Ormond Beach on a dirt road north of Airport Road and Hunters Ridge Boulevard, west of Interstate