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Severe Weather: Flights Halted at OIA; Storm Warnings Extended

ORLANDO, Fla. — A line of strong storms are crossing Central Florida today, triggering tornado watches and severe thunderstorm warnings in multiple counties. Central Florida counties under severe thunderstorm, tornado watches.


Florida man used hidden camera to record women in shower, deputies say

TITUSVILLE, Fla. - A 46-year-old Titusville man was arrested Thursday on allegations of using a hidden camera to record women showering in his home. Jonathan Moist was arrested on a felony charge of video voyeurism of someone at least 19 years old.


Areas of Wind Damage in Florida Today

Update 1:50 PM: Severe Thunderstorms with widespread strong winds and pockets of wind damage are headed for Daytona Beach and Orlando. These storms will be out of the Tampa/St Pete area before the peak of the evening rush hour.


Suspected drug trafficker leads police on dangerous wrong-way chase

A man wanted on heroin and fentanyl trafficking charges led Daytona Beach police on a multi-mile and dangerous chase that included officers deploying stop sticks and weaving through traffic.


Church's congregants are moving to Tomoka Farms Road

DAYTONA BEACH — In 1898, when the city was still forming along the western bank of the Halifax River, four local men decided to start a church. Their first gatherings were inside an Orange Avenue opera house near Beach Street. Just weeks later they found a piece of property they liked a few blocks t


Daytona Beach votes to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Daytona Beach city commissioners have voted to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. The ordinance creates a citation process that would punish people caught with 20 grams or less.


Daytona Beach Police One Step Closer to Pur­chasing Drone to Combat Terrorism

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The Daytona Beach Police Department is getting ready should terrorists ever target their city. They’re one step closer to having a terrorism interdiction drone after city commissioners voted Wednesday to allow the agency to apply for federal grants.


Bumpy roads and no sidewalks

Daytona Beach has its share of bad roads, including a substantial number of them in the Black community. Midtown, Derbyshire, Madison Heights, Cedar Highlands and several other areas all have some roads that are cracked and bumpy, and that need to be either resurfaced or reconstructed.


Florida House gives support to hospital in Deltona

The Florida House voted unanimously Wednesday to pass a bill that would clear the way for a new Volusia County hospital that has been at the center of a legal fight. With no debate, the House voted 117-0 approve the measure (HB 523), sponsored by Rep. David Santiago, R-Deltona. The proposal (HB 523)


Daytona Police Looking For Second Robbery Suspect

Daytona Beach, FL – One suspect’s in custody, but police are looking for the other man in this photo. And Daytona Beach police believe that both of those suspects are connected to robberies at two different phone stores in the area.


New Smyrna Beach Residents Frus­trated by Ag­gressive Roosters

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. — A big debate is taking shape in New Smyrna Beach about the future of Flagler Avenue’s iconic wild roosters and chickens. While many love their feathered neighbors, others want them to fly the coop.



A 2002 study calculates the cost to the Daytona Beach area if Wells Fargo’s foreclosure lawsuit shuts Bethune-Cookman University down. Right-click here and “save link as…”to download a pdf of the summary of the study’s findings.


Severe weather on tap Friday afternoon, but sunny and cool Easter weekend ahead

A bout of bad weather Friday is expected to usher in sunny, cooler weather for Easter Sunday and all of the related weekend activities, including Saturday’s Easter Beach run in Daytona Beach.


Bethune’s ‘green’ power

PARIS, FRANCE – In an exclusive interview with the Florida Courier from Paris, Dr. Mark Soskin defended his 2002 study highlighting Bethune-Cookman University’s economic impact on the Daytona Beach area.


Mueller Report: 'At least one Florida county' hacked and accessed by Russian intelligence

The FBI believes “at least one Florida county” was infiltrated in 2016 with malicious software sent out by Russian intelligence agents, according to the Mueller Report released Thursday.


Diving Right In - A Non-Rescue Rescue Could Test the Boundaries of Compensability

We have to give her an A for effort. This past week a 19-year-old waitress was working on the rooftop bar of a restaurant located on a Daytona Beach, FL pier when she saw a young boy struggling in the water far below. Her response was to do what any red-blooded American girl would do. Scratch that –


Browns Reveal Concepts For New Riverfront Park

Daytona Beach, FL – Residents will have one more chance to see what’s on the minds of the designers behind the big overhaul of a downtown Daytona Beach public park. That’s set to take place next Wednesday (April 24th) between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the lobby of the News-Journal Center off of 221 North


Confused about tax ballot? Here’s some clarity

In Volusia County, voters will soon get to decide if there should be a countywide half-cent sales tax to help with capital improvement projects. The Supervisor of Elections Office will mail out the ballots for the special election on Wednesday, May 1.


Do you think straws should be banned on New Smyrna Beach property?

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. - A new proposal could spell the end for plastic straws and Styrofoam in New Smyrna Beach. The city posted on its Facebook page Wednesday that officials are considering whether to ban the use of plastic straws, Styrofoam and polypropylene food service articles by contractors a


'The Voice' semifinalist Kaleb Lee to release new music

A year after his run to the semifinals on NBC's "The Voice," country artist Kaleb Lee is debuting new music. The 33-year-old Ormond Beach musician is set to release his new single "Cooler Weather" Friday. It will be available on iTunes as well as streaming services such as Spotify.