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Spring fair in Port Orange March 28-31
Port Orange Community Trust will host the third annual Spring Fair & Food Festival March 28-31 at Port Orange City Center. Admission, parking and much of the entertainment is free.
Florida Man Shoved Woman Because He Wanted to Eat Egg Rolls in Her House, Claims She Slapped Him
A Florida man has been arrested and charged with battery after he allegedly pushed a woman who wouldn’t let him into her house to eat egg rolls. Police in Milton, Florida, have said in an offense report that the suspect, 44-year-old Keith Johnson, arrived at the victim’s house drunk, demanding to co
Patients left struggling as Flagler's number of Medicaid mental health care providers drops to one
Flagler County had the highest suicide rate per capita of any county in the state of Florida in 2017, and has been among the highest in the state for years. Meanwhile, it has consistently ranked near the bottom statewide in terms of availability of mental healthcare providers, particularly for patie
Suspect in 2 Daytona killings was 'on drugs,' says he's not 'homicidal'
DAYTONA BEACH — A former Bethune-Cookman University student accused in the December shooting deaths of two friends in a Daytona Beach apartment said he was high the day his former roommate and another man were killed but wouldn't give any details about what happened.
Swim advisory issued in Wilbur-by-the-Sea
A swim advisory has been issued for the beach area at Toronita Avenue in Wilbur-by-the-Sea, health officials announced Thursday. The advisory came as a result of recent water sampling conducted in the area, which showed a high level of bacteria, according to the Florida Department of Health in Volus
Feds: Plane that crashed near Port Orange ran out of fuel
A pilot's inadequate preflight check is to blame in the crash of small airplane that ran out of fuel and fell into some trees near the Spruce Creek Fly-In airport in May after its engine shut off, federal investigators said.
'You're not going to die, baby': Body cam footage shows moments after 4 children injured on beach
ORMOND-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. - Four children were injured when an SUV drove through a parking lot, went through a wooden barrier and dropped 20 feet onto the beach in Ormond-By-The-Sea Wednesday afternoon, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Deputies: Volusia pool builder faces fraud investigation
A pool builder with addresses in Edgewater and Port Orange is under investigation after several of his customers complained that he took their money and never installed their pools, officials said.
Person of interest in Titusville homicide in custody after Ormond Beach crash
ORMOND BEACH, Fla. - Officials are investigating after a person of interest wanted in a Titusville homicide led police on a chase before crashing, according to Ormond Beach police.
Florida House panel approves arming teachers
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A Florida House committee has passed a broad school safety bill that would expand an existing guardian program to allow classroom teachers to volunteer to carry weapons on campus if local school boards approve.
Florida motorcyclist killed after popping a wheelie
A Florida motorcyclist was killed Wednesday night when he popped a wheelie on a public road and was struck by a car that apparently couldn’t see him because his headlight was pointed in the air.
Florida teenagers arrested after breaking into car
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Four teenage boys were arrested last Saturday for breaking into a Fort Myers man's car. Around 12:55 a.m. March 16, Eric Roberts heard his car alarm going off on River Trent Drive and ran outside to see 15-year-old Ashton Zimmerman, 16-year-old Tristan Zimmerman, 18-year-old Savio
Residents question Volusia sales tax hike at NSB town hall
NEW SMYRNA BEACH — A simple question that’s generating all manner of complicated avenues of debate will land in the mailboxes of 399,000 Volusia County residents shortly after May 1.
Neo-Nazi Allegedly Kidnapped, Raped Black Woman At Gunpoint in Florida
A 37-year-old Florida man with known ties to a neo-Nazi organization allegedly kidnapped a black woman and raped her. Joshua Edwards, a member of the Aryan Nation, was arrested on Tuesday, in Escambia County, Florida, on charges of armed carjacking, kidnapping and sexual battery, according to the po
Toxic toads threaten pets in south Florida
Heavy rainfall in south Florida is causing an invasion of toxic toads known as cane toads. They breed in standing water and a new batch is expected to hatch in about three weeks.
HGTV celeb to take Daytona Home Show stage
When he was maybe 4 years old, Chris Lambton stole a tomato from his neighbor’s yard. Instead of yelling at him, his neighbor, Mr. Johnson, taught him how to plant vegetables, and soon he had a garden all his own.
4 people struck by car, injured on Volusia beach
Four juveniles were struck by a vehicle on the beach at Ormond-by-the-Sea on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. One of the victims had traumatic injuries and the other three were being treated for less-serious injuries, according to unconfirmed dispatch radio traffic. A dispatcher confirmed the
3 roommates, 2 murders, 1 arrest: What happened in Apt. 434?
The Daytona Beach police officer knocked. No answer. Then he noticed a bullet hole. Officers pushed. Something was blocking the unlocked door. They put their shoulders to it and it budged. An officer peeked around.
MARK LANE: Ahead of moon landing's 50th, local role recalled
This July will be the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing. You may have noticed the wave of books and movies tied to the event. I was at a forum at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University this week that talked about the local contribution to that achievement.
Video shows car zipping across traffic, onto beach before hitting kids
ORMOND BEACH, Fla. - Surveillance video from a nearby business shows the moment a vehicle zipped across lanes of traffic and onto Ormond Beach, injuring multiple children. Nest cameras at Alfies captured the video around 3:50 p.m., which shows a black Toyota Venza that had pulled over in a parking l