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Volusia County News - News-Journal

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Energy company hopes to bring 220 jobs to Volusia

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A company looking to solve the world’s energy problems while reducing global pollution plans to bring 220 jobs to Volusia County in the next 10 years.Ambitious? Yes. Impossible? Not so, said Andrew Heath, president of HyCarb Inc., an early-stage energy storage company that will take up residence in Embry-Riddle’s John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex on Aug. 1.Abiding by the company motto of “power with a conscience,” Heath said the [...]

Scott cites London fire in vetoing condo bill

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TALLAHASSEE — Pointing to a high-rise fire in London that killed dozens of residents, Gov. Rick Scott late Monday vetoed a bill that would have eased fire-protection requirements for older condominium buildings in Florida.The bill (HB 653), which passed the Legislature with only one dissenting vote, dealt with requirements for retrofitting high-rise condominium buildings with fire sprinklers and other types of safety systems. The bill would have pushed back deadlines for [...]

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Ormond Beach celebrates Independence DayEntertainment for the 19th annual Ormond Beach Fourth of July Celebration on Tuesday will stretch from City Hall Plaza across the Granada Bridge to Rockefeller Gardens beginning at 7 p.m..“Not Brothers Band” will be on stage at Rockefeller Gardens while “UpTUIT” will be at City Hall, both playing from 7 to 9:15 p.m.Kids’ activities, including a rock climbing wall, a [...]

Edgewater builds life jacket loaner station

June 26, 2017 - 11:53pm
EDGEWATER — While other kids spent summer in front of video games, Haven Shaver and some friends painted wooden boards with a purpose.Over the past couple of weeks the city’s Parks and Recreation Department constructed a small kiosk beside the George Kennedy Memorial Park boat ramp on the Indian River. One day last week children from Edgewater Alliance Church gave the structure a fresh coat of paint. While the paint dries, [...]

More eyes being fixed on Volusia-Flagler juveniles on probation

June 26, 2017 - 11:48pm
Smartphones in Daytona, deputies in W. Volusia-Flagler now monitor young offenders

Daytona police: Man got drunk, left shorts with ID on runaway boat

June 26, 2017 - 11:46pm
DAYTONA BEACH — The pilotless boat that appeared from the ocean and chugged unmanned onto the beach over the weekend was stolen from a private marina where the vessel was being repaired, police said on Monday.Police said they were able to find the man accused of stealing and abandoning the boat, Jonathan Race, 20, because he left behind some vital evidence — his shorts with his identification in a pocket. [...]

Former Flagler deputy gets prison for robbery, fleeing

June 26, 2017 - 11:46pm
DAYTONA BEACH — A former Flagler County sheriff's deputy who faced up to life in prison for the robbery of a Daytona Beach convenience store was sentenced Monday to three years.Daniel Ruddell, 47, who police chased through three counties and shot at before his apprehension, was initially charged with robbery with a weapon, punishable by life. He also faced four counts of fleeing and eluding, for which he faced 15 years. But prosecutors agreed to reduce the [...]

Jimmy Buffett Daytona restaurant project to break ground

June 26, 2017 - 11:46pm
Oceanfront development to include Landshark Bar & Grill and separately owned Tex Mex eatery

Rain adds to dune erosion in Ormond-by-the-Sea

June 26, 2017 - 11:45pm
Nearly nine months after Hurricane Matthew ripped away dunes along the coast of Flagler County and northern Volusia County, Ormond-by-the-Sea residents are growing increasingly concerned as they watch the dunes continue to erode.“It almost looks like a front end loader went into it,” said Jim Albus, a semi-retired chemical engineer who lives across the street from the beach.An influx of rain in June has worsened the problem, prompting a Florida Department of [...]

At hotels, Daytona race crowds might not linger for July 4th

June 26, 2017 - 11:45pm
Attracted by the prospect of witnessing what could be Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s final race in the Coke Zero 400 on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway, race fans are fueling a busy weekend for area hoteliers, according to an informal survey by the Lodging & Hospitality Association of Volusia County.On a less-encouraging note, not as many visitors will be lingering through Tuesday’s July 4th holiday, hotel managers report.“It’s certainly weaker [...]

Ormond police arrest suspect in attempted robbery of resort security guard

June 26, 2017 - 11:30pm
Ormond Beach police said Monday they caught the attempted robbery suspect that tussled with a security guard over a handgun at a resort on June 5.The guard, Ron Clausen, 52, called police on that day and said he had disarmed the robber and clubbed him in the head with the firearm before calling 9-1-1.The effort left Clausen out of breath as he indicated in a 9-1-1 call that he was out of shape, [...]

Daytona Beach stars Monday night in 'American Ninja Warrior'

June 26, 2017 - 11:16pm
Daytona International Speedway will shine in prime-time Monday, but the competition won't be on the track.NBC's popular athletic endurance contest, "American Ninja Warrior," will broadcast the first of two episodes taped in April with the Speedway's famous marquee as the backdrop. It airs at 8 p.m. on WESH-Channel 2."'American Ninja Warrior' is going to showcase both Daytona International Speedway's motorsports stadium and the Daytona Beach community to a national television [...]

DeLand to celebrate main street title with block party

June 26, 2017 - 7:53pm
After earning the title of America's Main Street in a nationwide competition, DeLand is celebrating with a block party.The MainStreet DeLand Association and Independent We Stand, a co-sponsor of the competition and advocate for local businesses, will be hosts from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday on West Indiana Avenue, city spokesman Chris Graham said.A group photo of guests at the "Main Streets Make Us Better" party will be taken about 7:30 p.m., Graham said.There also will be a [...]

DeLand's Firecracker Festival set for Saturday

June 26, 2017 - 7:49pm
DeLand will celebrate Independence Day a few days earlier this year.The Third Annual Firecracker Festival — which will include a fireworks display, food from Brian's BBQ and live music — will be held at Earl Brown Park, 750 S. Alabama Ave., Saturday with festivities starting at 5 p.m., city officials said.There will be activities for children and a pie-eating contest, with divisions for adults and children, featuring cream pies from Buttercup Bakery. [...]

New Beachside Development Committee to hold inaugural meeting

June 26, 2017 - 3:22pm
The new citizens task force aimed at improving the beachside regions between Ormond Beach and Daytona Beach Shores will have its first meeting Wednesday.The Beachside Redevelopment Committee, initiated and appointed by the Volusia County Council, will gather at 6:30 p.m. in the Dennis R. McGee Room on the second floor of Daytona Beach International Airport.The members will discuss goals, select a chair and vice chair, review planning efforts and establish a [...]

2 killed in Volusia-Flagler wrecks

June 26, 2017 - 1:59pm
Two people were killed in early crashes Sunday in Volusia and Flagler

Edgewater builds life jacket loaner stations

June 26, 2017 - 11:51am
EDGEWATER — While other kids spent summer in front of video games, Haven Shaver and some friends painted wooden boards with a purpose.Over the past couple of weeks the city’s Parks and Recreation Department constructed a small kiosk beside the George Kennedy Memorial Park boat ramp on the Indian River. One day last week children from Edgewater Alliance Church gave the structure a fresh coat of paint. While the paint dries, the firefighters union will be working to [...]

Daytona police arrest man accused in beach boat crashing

June 26, 2017 - 11:40am
DAYTONA BEACH — A Daytona Beach man was arrested in the theft of a 36-foot boat from a marina that crashed pilotless onto the sand near the Silver Beach approach.Police on Sunday charged Jonathan Race, 20, with two counts of burglary of a structure or conveyance and grand theft of a vehicle less than $100,000, records show.Race was being held in the Volusia County Branch Jail on $8,500 bail, [...]

Daytona police arrest man accused in beach boat crashing

June 26, 2017 - 11:40am
DAYTONA BEACH — A Daytona Beach man was arrested in the theft of a 36-foot boat from a marina that crashed pilotless onto the sand near the Silver Beach approach.Police on Sunday charged Jonathan Race, 20, with two counts of burglary of a structure or conveyance and grand theft of a vehicle less than $100,000, records show.Race was being held in the Volusia County Branch Jail on $8,500 bail, [...]

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