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3 hrs ago | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Local veterans gather for fallen soldier

DAYTONA BEACH More than four decades ago as Roger Lee Tiffany waited for the body of his brother and fellow soldier to arrive from Vietnam, he and his family stood nearly alone.

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Related Topix: Daytona Beach, FL, US Military, US Army, Crescent City, FL, Putnam County, FL

7 hrs ago | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

As Labor Day approaches, Volusia beach officials look back on safe summer

As summer comes to its unofficial end with Labor Day weekend, all official beach hands will be on deck as some of the largest crowds of the season make their way to Volusia County's beaches.

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Related Topix: Daytona Beach, FL, Daytona Beach Shores, FL, New Smyrna Beach, FL, Port Orange, FL

10 hrs ago | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Poised to pick up: Projects could boost slow pace of Volusia's economic recovery, economist says

DELAND Volusia County has lagged other Central Florida counties in recovering from the Great Recession, which ended in 2009, but that could soon change, thanks to several large projects either already underway or planned.

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Related Topix: Deland, FL, University of Central Florida, Debary, FL, Daytona Beach, FL

13 hrs ago | DeLand-Deltona Beacon News

Election highlights

"I'm just glad it's over," the 11-term congressman said. "Tomorrow we've got a lot of issues facing the community."

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Related Topix: John Mica, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Deland, FL, Deltona, FL

17 hrs ago | Florida Trend

Commentary: Time to reform Florida's medical liability system

Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health.

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Related Topix: Florida, Rick Scott, US Governors, Prison, us Travel, Travel

22 hrs ago | WRIC-TV Richmond

Disney employee, former officer, among 132 arrested in online child sex sting

A Disney Animal Kingdom employee and a former law enforcement officer are among 132 people arrested in "Operation Cyber Vigilance" a recent online sting targeting people who use the internet to make arrangements to have sex with children.

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Related Topix: Prison

Yesterday | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Election results late a again Late at night on primary Tuesday, the...

Late at night on primary Tuesday, the Volusia County elections office in DeLand was still waiting on votes from Ormond Beach.

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Related Topix: Deland, FL, Ormond Beach, FL

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Too many voters missed their chance for change: Editorial

This year's ballot for Florida's primary election - with local, judicial, state and federal races - offered voters the opportunity to begin transforming government and politics in the Sunshine State.

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Related Topix: Florida, Osceola County, FL, US News, Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist, Opinion

Capital Soup

Daytona State faculty to host free workshops

Dr. Heather Eaton, English professor, health coach and nutrition specialist, will present the first workshop, "Mindful Eating: Healing Your Relationship with Food, Cultivating Healthy Weight and Preventing Disease through Awareness Practices and Acupuncture," on Thursday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nutrition, Health, Acupuncture, Daytona Beach, FL, Theater, Arts, Flagler County, FL

WESH-TV

Volusia, Orange extend sales tax to benefit schools

Volusia County voters approved a 15-year extension on a half-penny sales tax. It will raise $32 million a year and help the district replace five schools and renovate more than a dozen more.

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Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Edgewater man cooked meth where children lived, deputies say A man...

A man accused of cooking meth with children present at a home near Edgewater tried to hide under a bed sheet when deputies searched a makeshift room where he stayed, Volusia deputies said.

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Related Topix: Edgewater, FL, Drugs, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Turnto10.com

The shark surfaced Saturday morning off the coast of Volusia County according to researchers.

Researchers say they've tracked a great white shark from the waters off Massachusetts to the Atlantic Ocean off central Florida.

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WWLP

Terror On The Bus

Frantic passengers aboard a South Florida bound Greyhound bus called 911 in Volusia County on Sunday saying the driver was all over the road and falling asleep at the wheel.

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St. Augustine Record

Sitting judge Portuallo loses bid for re-election

Portuallo, 52, won in Flagler and St. Johns counties, but the total number of votes cast in those counties was low .

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Related Topix: Ormond Beach, FL, Daytona Beach, FL

Click Orlando

Flames torch 15 cars at tow yard

A fire damages 15 cars at a Volusia County tow yard, causing roughly $30,000 in damage, according to firefighters.

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Related Topix: Fire

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Denys wins, others head to runoffs Deb Denys, the Volusia County...

Deb Denys, the Volusia County Council incumbent who raised more money than any other local candidate this year, recaptured her Southeast Volusia seat Tuesday in a primary election that sent three other council races - including Joyce Cusack and Pat Northey in a down-to-the-wire at-large race - to a November runoff.

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Related Topix: 2012, New Smyrna Beach, FL, Deltona, FL, Deland, FL

Examiner.com

Jellyfish sting hundreds: Fla. beachgoers 'piss' and moan over jellyfish stings

Approximately 400 beachgoers in Florida were recently stung by jellyfish over the weekend.

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Related Topix: New Smyrna Beach, FL

WESH-TV

Cars totaled after blaze at impound lot

CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE FELONY MURDER. A NASTY FIRE COULD HAVE BEEN SO MUCH WORSE.

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Related Topix: Fire, Pop/Rock, The Call

WFTV Orlando

Cars go up in flames in Edgewater impound; Car owners may have to cover own repairs

An already bad situation got worse for several drivers after their cars went up in flames in a Volusia County impound yard.

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Related Topix: Fire

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

FDLE: Orange City father, son were sharing child porn An Orange City...

An Orange City father out on bail awaiting sentencing for possession of child porn was again arrested this week on similar charges along with his son.

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Related Topix: Orange City, FL

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