Volusia County News
Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.
Volusia County Sheriff's Office deputies said a Deltona man frightened neighbors Tuesday morning and delayed school bus routes when he fired nearly two dozen rounds from an AK-47 assault rifle. NEW TONIGHT, SPENT SHELL CASINGS IT WILL EAR LOCAL NEIGHBORHOOD.
GOOD EVENING, AND THANKS FOR JOINING US. I'M GINGER GADSDEN. SO GLAD YOU'RE HERE.
A Deltona man told deputies he was trying to release some built-up anger Tuesday morning when he fired off multiple rounds from an AK-47 rifle while walking around his neighborhood, Volusia County deputies said. Frederick Wenzel IV said he was upset because he's 28 and had to move back in with his parents, so he drank several beers before taking a walk with his firearm in tow, according to a sheriff's charging affidavit.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Division of State Lands has surpassed the goal of selling $40 million of non-conservation land to purchase new, valuable conservation lands. The division finalized the sale of two more state-owned surplus non-conservation lands on Monday, Sept.
Jeremy Addison, 22, allegedly ground up the drugs into powder and placed it in the envelope. The suspect, who is being held at Volusia County Jail on robbery charges, wrote there was anthrax inside the envelope, police said.
Lab tests have confirmed this year's first symptomatic case of West Nile virus in Florida: in a 34-year-old Volusia County woman. Tests confirm West Nile in Volusia woman VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla.
Desmond Brownlee, 45, of Deltona was upset there wasn't enough food and started a verbal argument that allegedly ended with his hands around his wife's neck. The couple's daughter was sleeping in another room as the fight occurred.
Firefighters said neighbors pulled the woman from the burning mobile home Tuesday morning. Witnesses described flames shooting through the windows and over the roof of the home.
Residents of the Halifax Health taxing district will pay the same tax rate next fiscal year. The public hospital system's Board of Commissioners voted 5-2 Monday to adopt a tax rate of $1 per $1,000 of assessed value.
Two of the county's three tourism advertising authority boards are set Tuesday to mull a controversial $20 million proposal to lure a national amateur sports association to Daytona Beach. The West Volusia Advertising Authority and the Southeast Volusia Advertising Authority boards will discuss the proposal that calls for them to guarantee a $15 million loan to build 12 to 16 artificial-turf ball fields and office space in Daytona Beach to get the United States Specialty Sports Association to relocate from Kissimmee.
The Flagler County Commission on Monday selected its top three legislative priorities for the coming year, including two funding requests and one “policy” priority. Commissioner Barbara Revels made the motion and listed the top three priorities as she sees them: a $2.5 million funding request for phase one of the Malacompra Basin project; a $2.5 million funding request for two years of capital improvements for the Florida Agricultural Museum; and, to ask the state for a policy change that would create an “equalization grant program” to funnel more money into Flagler County's library system.
An Orange City couple were arrested and accused of neglecting a child after a 2-year-old boy with soiled diapers was found wandering in a mobile home park, police said. Nikki Hinkle, 33, and Joseph Rupp, 23, were each charged with child neglect, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia, an arrest report shows.
The Florida Office of Financial Regulation announces the arrest of Douglas Carter and James Spillers by the Collier County Sheriff's Office. Carter and Spillers are accused of operating an advance fee for loan scheme targeting victims throughout the United States and Canada.
With as many as 2,200 homeless public school students in Volusia County, a Stetson University education professor is calling on schools and educators to do more to help. “Teachers don't know what to do or how to reach out,” said Rajni Shankar-Brown, the chair of the DeLand university's education program.
The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County reminds residents and visitors to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes and to take basic precautions to help limit exposure. Volusia County Mosquito Control and the health department continue surveillance and prevention efforts and encourage everyone to take basic precautions to help limit exposure by following the Department of Health recommendations.
Officials have shut down at least five schools run by the Richard Milburn Academy of Florida, yet the company has continued to operate and open new taxpayer-funded campuses in the state. Florida's 622 charter schools are more likely than regular public schools to receive an A rating from the state but also more likely to fail, the Naples Daily News reported Sunday.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:53 am
Copyright © 2014 Topix LLC