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Public Information Meeting for the Titusville to Edgewater Bike Loop PD&E Study

The Florida Department of Transportation is conducting a Public Information Meeting for the Titusville to Edgewater Bike Loop PD&E study. The proposed bike route is intended to provide a loop connection between existing and proposed trail heads in Titusville and Edgewater.

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Related Topix: Edgewater, FL

Tue Sep 16, 2014

WESH-TV

Drunk man fires AK-47 23 times in Deltona street, deputies say

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.

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Click Orlando

Man shot rifle, banged on doors in neighborhood, Volusia cops say

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Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Drunk Deltona man fires AK-47 multiple times in neighborhood, officials say

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.

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Related Topix: Deltona, FL

Capital Soup

DEP surpasses goal to sell $40 million in land sales to benefit conservation

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.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Broward County, FL, Hendry County, FL, Belle Glade, FL, Palm Beach County, FL

New York Daily News

Fla. inmate mails drugs from jail

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.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Deland, FL

WTLV

Tests confirm West Nile in Volusia woman

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.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Florida, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York Daily News

Man chokes wife over lack of fried chicken leftovers: cops

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.

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WFTV Orlando

Neighbors pull woman out of burning Ormond Beach home

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.

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Related Topix: Ormond Beach, FL

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Halifax Health board approves budget, tax rate

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.

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Related Topix: Flagler County, FL, Port Orange, FL

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Credit union plans Orange City branch

Launch Federal Credit Union will break ground on its future branch in Orange City on Sept. 24 in an event that will be held in conjunction with the DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce/DeLand-Orange City Alliance, from 10 to 11 a.m. The branch, which will employ 10 workers and is expected to open in April 2015, is at the Kohl's-anchored West Volusia Town Centre shopping center, at the corner of Harley Strickland Boulevard and Veterans Memorial Parkway.

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Related Topix: Orange City, FL, Deland, FL, Deltona, FL, Edgewater, FL, South Daytona, FL

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

County's three tourism groups to consider plan to attract USSSA to Daytona

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.

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Related Topix: Daytona Beach, FL, Kissimmee, FL

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Flagler County Commission selects 3 legislative priorities, eliminates 1

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.

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Related Topix: Flagler County, FL, Marineland, FL, Flagler Beach, FL

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Wandering toddler report results in arrest of Orange City couple

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.

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Related Topix: Orange City, FL, Marijuana

NBC2 News

Naples men arrested for advance fee for loan scheme

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.

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Related Topix: Florida, Naples, FL, Collier County, FL

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Stetson hosts workshop on teaching students in poverty

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.

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Related Topix: Stetson University, Deland, FL, George Mason University, Education Etc.

WFTV Orlando

Health Department tips to help avoid West Nile virus

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.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, Environment, Science

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Next in Volusia's Waverly case: Reforms

The Volusia County Council's Waverly Media investigation, finished this month almost a year after it started, is set to trigger changes to county law and policy aimed at preventing another case like it. The changes could include banning political ads from public property like bus stops, where the questions about Waverly started.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Report: scrutiny lacking for charter schools

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.

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Related Topix: Florida, Manatee County, FL

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

At Your Service - Service Groups for Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

The At Your Service column appears in The News-Journal on Mondays. Featured this week are service groups in Volusia and Flagler counties. AARP: 55 Alive Mature Driving, Tax-Aid, Medigap programs, driver's safety programs and more.

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Related Topix: Flagler County, FL, Health, AARP, The Federation, Alternative, Daytona Beach, FL

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