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  1. Response to family killings met sheriff's standardRead the original story w/Photo

    39 min ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    The Volusia County Sheriff's Office says its response to a home where a father shot three children and killed himself met the agency's standards even though deputies arrives nearly 15 minutes after a call for help. Response to family killings met sheriff's standard The Volusia County Sheriff's Office says its response to a home where a father shot three children and killed himself met the agency's standards even though deputies arrives nearly 15 minutes after a call for help.

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  2. Response to family shooting questionedRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Click Orlando

    TO DOWNLOAD JUST SEARCH WKMG IN YOUR APP STORE. DEVELOPING TONIGHT A FAMILY TRAGEDY IN VOLUSIA COUNTY A FATHER CHOOSES THREE KIDS AND THEN HIMSELF ALL IN THEIR PORT ORANGE HOME.

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  3. Weather officials keep wary eye on possible storm HannaRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    A low-pressure system in the Bay of Campeche in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico could impact South Florida's weather by later in the week, whether or not it becomes Hanna, the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season's eighth named storm. On Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center gave the storm a 50 percent chance of becoming a named tropical storm system over the next couple of days.

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  4. Volusia sheriff's response to family killings met standards, rated lower than top priorityRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    The Volusia County Sheriff's Office reviewed the dispatch and response to the scene near Port Orange where three children were shot by their father last week and, though deputies arrived nearly 15 minutes after the call for help, it was determined the response met the agency's standards, an official said Tuesday. A seasoned Volusia County sheriff's dispatch call taker who heard the children's mother screaming hysterically in a chaotic 9-1-1 call knew from the call's outset that her husband had threatened her with a gun, but classified the incident as the third-highest response priority.

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  5. Today's Most: 500-pound man arrested, "too large to put in patrol vehicle"Read the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | KOLD-TV Tucson

    TUCSON, AZ - TODAY'S MOST... Interesting arrest: Deputies say a 500-pound man resisted arrested when he sat down, refused to move, and challenged them to move him. 45-year old Howard Hendrix was also too big to fit in the back of a patrol car in Volusia County, Florida.

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  6. Big-rig with 44,000 pounds of Miller High Life beer stolen from truck stopRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | KTVU Oakland

    ... were stolen earlier this year in Fort Myers. A truck with Hershey chocolate was also stolen in December in Volusia County, and a truck with Slimfast was swiped near downtown Orlando. Just when Thomas thought he lost everything, he received a phone ...

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  7. Get a start on Halloween this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | DeLand-Deltona Beacon News

    ... the works. Saturday, Oct. 25, will be filled with frights, parties, events, and other haunted fun, all around Volusia County. Some of the activities continue through Halloween on Friday, Oct. 31. The little monsters can choose from a variety of fun ...

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  8. Suspect in New Smyrna Beach traffic death brought to Volusia from IndianaRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    A New Smyrna Beach woman high on cocaine when she struck and killed a man on his way to church in March was brought back to Volusia County from Indiana where she was arrested, police said. Kimberly Yurchison, 45, was booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail on Friday and was being held without bail on charges of DUI manslaughter causing the death of human, three counts of a controlled substance and possession of oxycodone.

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  9. State candidate Santiago defends veteran statusRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    ... for the truth. “It's a very dishonest thing for a politician to do,” Babitts said. Mike White, Volusia County's veterans services director, deals with veterans and their benefits every day and begs to differ. “It all comes down ...

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  10. Volusia-Flagler Realtors report improving home sales for SeptemberRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    September typically marks the start of the slow season for home sales in the Volusia-Flagler area, but while sales last month in both counties were down from August, they were up sharply compared with a year ago. The 12 percent year-over-year increase in Volusia County and 18 percent increase in Flagler County is seen by area real estate agents as further proof that the housing market is continuing to recover from the Great Recession.

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  11. Police: 500-pound Apoka man uses size to resist arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

    An Apoka man weighing almost 500 pounds used his size to resist arrest following a domestic violence incident Sunday afternoon, WESH 2 News reported. Howard Hendrix, 45, allegedly repeatedly slapped his girlfriend and had to be dragged out of his house while kicking a deputy, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.

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  12. 500-Pound Man Causes Big Problem for Florida CopsRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Patch.com

    An Apopka man created a hefty problem for Volusia County deputies Sunday when they attempted to get him into the back of a patrol car. It seems the 6-foot, 500-pound man not only refused to budge out of the house he was arrested at, but wouldn't fit into the patrol car when deputies were able to drag him there, according to Click Orlando .

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  13. Cops: 500-lb. man would not fit in carRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Click Orlando

    A 500-pound man who was too large to fit in the back of a Volusia County sheriff's deputy's patrol car resisted arrest by sitting down and challenging deputies to move him, according to authorities. Howard Hendrix, 45, of Apopka, was arrested Sunday on charges of battery on a law enforcement officer, criminal mischief, resisting an officer without violence, battery causing bodily harm and driving under the influence.

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  14. Deputies: Man arrested was too large for patrol carRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    Volusia County sheriff's deputies responding to a Deltona domestic disturbance arrested the accused but were faced with a problem – he was too large to fit in the back of a patrol car, a report said. The 6-foot tall, 500-pound Howard Hendrix, 45, of Apopka, used his weight to obstruct deputies and kicked a deputy in the leg, reports show.

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  15. Testimony to begin this morning at murder trial of Deltona man...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Orlando Sentinel

    ... ewart Stone and Jim Carter are expected to play for jurors recordings of a series of 911 calls Rucker made to Volusia County dispatchers three hours before the slaying. On it, she can be heard yelling and telling "Wayne" to stop hurting her.

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  16. Cops: Pocket-Dial To 911 Sinks Florida Trio Operating Meth Lab In Backyard ShedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 6 | The Smoking Gun

    ... call early Saturday to a shed in the backyard of a home in Deltona, a city 30 miles north of Orlando. When Volusia County Sheriff's Office deputies peered into an open window, they spotted material indicating that the shed housed a methamphetamine ...

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  17. El Nino Brings Floods, Risks -- and OpportunitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2011 | How Stuff Works

    ... This photo by Jason Weingart, a photography student at the University of Central Florida, shows a Volusia County lifeguard signaling to surfers at Ormond Beach, Fla., that it is time to exit the water. "The storm actually pushed back on shore as it ...

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  18. Hotels report more room stays, higher revenues, thanks to BiketoberfestRead the original story

    Yesterday | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    ... think we went over that.” An informal survey of area hotels by the Hotel & Lodging Association of Volusia County found most reporting increases in room occupancies and average daily room rates, said Bob Davis, the association's president and ...

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  19. Father shot each child in the head more than once, Sheriff's office saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    The 52-year-old father who murdered two of his children and critically wounded a third, shot each child more than once, a Volusia County Sheriff's spokesman said Monday. David Mohney then shot himself in the head with his 9-mm handgun, said sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson.

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  20. Students cope after classmates killed, injured in Port Orange family shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Click Orlando

    ... the first time since a father shot his three children and himself inside his Port Orange home. Officials with Volusia County Schools said crisis counselors would be available at Spruce Creek High School, Creekside Middle School and Cypress Creek ...

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