Volusia County Newswire

Volusia County Newswire

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  1. Volusia Schools may end contract with private custodial firm after slew of complaintsRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    Superintendent Tom Russell has recommended Volusia County schools part ways with Aramark Services, the district's custodial provider, after nearly two years of complaints from employees and parents that the firm isn't cleaning the campuses adequately. Board members will consider amending the contract and changing the end date to July 1, three years earlier than its original expiration in 2018, during a special meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the DeLand Administrative Complex, 200 N. Clara Ave. A budget workshop will follow.

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  2. Watch as FL woman steals from Halifax Humane Society animals: Police need tipsRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    ... Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization servicing the Greater Daytona Beach area in Volusia County, Florida since 1937, and provides service to nearly 25,000 animals annually. They received the 2012 National CLASSY Award for ...

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  3. Another victim reports flasher in DeltonaRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | WESH-TV

    FIRST TONIGHT A SERIAL FLASHER IN VOLUSIA COUNTY MAY BE TERRORIZING WOMEN AGAIN. GOOD EVENING.

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  4. PD: Drug trafficking ring dismantled in Volusia CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | WESH-TV

    Ten people have been charged in connection with a Central Florida cocaine trafficking ring, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department. Police said they called the takedown "Operation Grumpy Old Men" because the accused are in their late 50s and early 60s.

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  5. County leaders hope to expand Daytona Beach boardwalkRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | WESH-TV

    Volusia County leaders said they are moving forward with a preliminary study to extend the Daytona Beach boardwalk. Claire Metz has the story.

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  6. Cogent Solar team wins finalsRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    ... of the Small Business Development Center at Daytona State College, Connie Bernal, site manager at the Volusia County-funded UCF Business Incubator at Daytona Beach International Airport, Stephanie Miller, director of technology transfer and ...

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  7. Property values climb in Volusia County as new construction drives growthRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    For the second straight year, property values increased in every city and taxing district in Volusia County, according to per-preliminary tax county tax roll estimates released Friday. "We are seeing a lot of growth and a lot of growth is being talked about," Volusia Property Appraiser Morgan Gilreath said during a real estate forum held at Halifax Plantation in Ormond Beach Friday where he highlighted a spate of development - both new and planned - from New Smyrna Beach to DeLand.

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  8. Daytona Beach drug ring busted by undercover agentsRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | WFTV Orlando

    ... the age of some of the men arrested. "This was a major operation that was dealing 4 to 5 kilos a month," Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson said. "It was very important to get an operation like this broken up, and it was very important to get people ...

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  9. Florida consumer confidence level declinesRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    The overall confidence level about the economy among Floridians dipped in May to the lowest level since December, but was the highest for this time of year since the Great Recession, according to the latest statewide survey conducted by the University of Florida. UF's Florida consumer sentiment index fell to 87.6, down from 94.7 in April, but up from 77.5 in May of last year.

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  10. Bather bitten in foot in year's 3rd Volusia shark incidentRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    The third shark bite of the year in Volusia County happened Friday afternoon off New Smyrna Beach. A 19-year-old woman was bitten around 1:45 p.m. near the Crawford Road beach approach, according to Capt.

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  11. Shark bites Ohio girl, 14, off Cocoa Beach, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | WESH-TV

    ... fourth shark bite in Central Florida this year. Three other people have been bitten off New Smyrna Beach in Volusia County. Take a look at which Florida counties have the most animal bites per 100,000 population where treatment for rabies was ...

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  12. Airport is still a big missing link for maglev train, official saysRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

    ... proposing a magnetic levitating train in Orlando for years. Previous projects he proposed in Virginia and in Volusia County also didn't happen. The issue for the airport is revenue, Thornton said. The airport's budget based on revenue it generates ...

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  13. Police dismantle drug ring in east Volusia, Sheriff's spokesman saysRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    A series of raids were carried out on Friday morning by the Sheriff's Office, Daytona Beach Police and the Volusia Bureau of Investigation, aimed at dismantling a large drug distribution operation in the east side of the county, Sheriff's officials said. Sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson said multiple arrests were made during the raids and the results of the effort will be announced at 1:30 p.m. at a press conference at the Volusia County Emergency Operations Center on Tiger Bay Road in Daytona Beach.

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  14. DeBary man gets life in prison for sexual abuse of childRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | WFTV Orlando

    ... during a two-day jury trial. Hartshorn was arrested Nov. 11, 2013, in DeBary. The child's mother told Volusia County Sheriff's investigators she caught Hartshorn, who was a family friend, abusing her daughter. Channel 9 Eyewitness News has produced ...

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  15. Man driving stolen car killed in crash, troopers sayRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

    Troopers say a man driving a stolen car died when he collided head-on with a semi-truck in De Leon Springs A 35-year-old man died Thursday night in a head-on collision on State Road 11 in De Leon Springs, officials said. The man, whose name has not been released, was driving a 2015 Nissan Versa that was previously reported stolen out of Lake County when the collision happened about 10:40 p.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

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  16. U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis talks veterans, foreign policy in Daytona BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    ... a 36-year-old Republican representing Florida's 6th Congressional District including Flagler and most of Volusia County, served in the Navy and is now in the Navy reserve. He is running for the U.S. Senate seat occupied by Marco Rubio, a candidate ...

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  17. Bright House 911 service restored in central FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WFTV Orlando

    ... to call 911 from their landline phones. Some Seminole County callers were affected by the outage as well. Volusia County officials sent out a notice around 12:30 p.m. saying they had been notified of the outage. Around 2 p.m. Volusia County ...

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  18. 'Winds of War' blow through Athens TheatreRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    A local playwright's "semi-documentary" work will depict how four wars have affected Volusia County. "The Winds of War," a play produced, directed and adapted by DeLand playwright Billy de Silva, is based on history and depicts life during the Seminole Indian Wars from 1835 to 1842, the Civil War, World War I and World War II.

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  19. Grace Martinez Found In Hospital After Disappearing Following Dance Festival After-PartyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Switched

    ... black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call (877) 972-2634. William Culbreath, 77, of Volusia County, Fla., was last seen on Oct. 17, when he left his Deltona home to go to a doctor's appointment in Orange City. Culbreath's ...

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  20. Foreclosures continue to fall in Volusia, FlaglerRead the original story

    Thursday | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    Residential foreclosure activity continues to decline across Volusia and Flagler counties. In April, there were 165 new residential foreclosures in Volusia, down 26 percent from 223 the same month a year ago, and 30 new filings in Flagler, down 37.5 percent from a year ago, according to the clerk of the circuit court offices for both counties.

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