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Volusia County News - News-Journal

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Volusia PIO Magley moves to airport

October 7, 2019 - 7:25pm
The departure of an airport development leader has propelled Volusia County's community information director into a new role.Joanne Magley will become director of marketing, customer service and media relations with Daytona Beach International Airport starting on Oct. 18. Some of those duties are currently handled by Jay Cassens, the airport's director of development. But he's set to leave after accepting a position in airport relations and [...]

Police: Thief robs woman of purse inside DeLand Walmart

October 7, 2019 - 5:18pm
Markee Parker didn’t count on an off duty deputy shopping at the same Walmart where he decided to rob a 75-year-old woman of her purse, according to authorities' reports.

Over 200 baby turtles rescued, sent to Marine Science Center since Sunday

October 7, 2019 - 5:17pm
A mixture of hatchlings and what marine scientists call “washbacks,” or turtles that are in the sea and get sent back to shore for a variety of reasons, dozens of turtles are continuing to be rescued from the Beach Safety Division or the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation.

Ponce puppy beating: Storage bill for dog's body nearly $8,000

October 7, 2019 - 4:49pm
The body of Ponce, the dog beaten to death two years ago, is in storage as evidence at a DeLand animal hospital.

Mark Fugler case: Judge revokes bond of convicted sex offender who is back in jail

October 7, 2019 - 4:38pm
Mark Fugler, a former ERAU professor, had been granted a bond while he appealed his conviction for child sex offenses.

Deputies: Man wanted for DeLand bar shooting that left teen shot surrenders

October 7, 2019 - 2:51pm
Wilbert Brown, 24, of DeLand, accused of firing a gun on Sept. 21 at the Label Bar & Lounge at 901 S. Adelle Avenue, turned himself in at the Volusia County Branch Jail, said sheriff's spokeswoman Laura Williams.

Utah man who took children too far out in ocean in Daytona charged with child negect

October 7, 2019 - 2:51pm
Isaac Hunsaker, 35, of North Salt Lake City, was charged with child neglect, resisting arrest with violence and surfing/boating and swimming-beach, meaning he exceeded the safe-bathing limit, said Volusia County Beach Safety Rescue Ocean Rescue Capt. Tamra Malphurs.

Ormond Beach woman bought computers, iPhones using the name of a dead woman, police say

October 7, 2019 - 2:25pm
An Ormond Beach woman used fake identification, including that of a dead person, to order almost $18,000 worth of computers and other devices from a Tampa company that she shipped to Malaysia, police said.

Interest grows in race to replace Sen. David Simmons

October 7, 2019 - 2:15pm
Sen. David Simmons is term-limited and four candidates are now in the running to replace him in Senate District 9, which covers Seminole and southwest Volusia counties.

Daytona man charged with inappropriately touching teen at convenience store

October 7, 2019 - 10:05am
A man was arrested and accused of inappropriately touching a teen while at a convenience store in South Daytona, police said.

Around Town: Nature programs, genealogy assistance, book clubs and more

October 7, 2019 - 1:21am
NSB library plans adult programsThe New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway, offers a variety of programs to help adults learn new skills and make new friends.Library volunteer Carolyn Carlisle will offer genealogy assistance from 1 to 3 p.m. every Monday in October. She will explain how to use the library’s free databases, which include Ancestry Library Edition, Heritage Quest, America’s Historical Newspapers and Fold 3. Ask for [...]

Volusia schools are short $8 million. Is that a big deal?

October 6, 2019 - 4:31pm
Last year the district was able to reduce its projected deficit and only take $1 million from its savings, but there are no guarantees that will happen this year.

Ormond Beach Municipal Airport receives a grant of over $3 million to extend runway, add lights

October 6, 2019 - 3:32pm
Thanks to a grant of over $3 million, The Ormond Beach Municipal Airport will to extend its most used runway, and in turn increase business in the coastal city.

Ormond residents fear apartment development will worsen traffic

October 6, 2019 - 1:45pm
The City Commission voted for a second time to change the future land use map Tuesday night to allow apartments on U.S. 1 near Dollar General.

Daytona homeless First Step Shelter aiming for December opening

October 6, 2019 - 1:22pm
Daytona Beach's First Step Shelter was supposed to be open by now but issues that have held up progress.

Around Town: Classic films, dodgeball, lecture series and more

October 6, 2019 - 1:21am
Homeowners meetingDistrict 14 of the Federation of Manufactured Homeowners will meet at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at La Costa Village, 1275 La Costa Village Blvd., Port Orange. All manufactured and mobile homeowners in Volusia and Flagler counties are welcome to attend monthly meetings. Evan Doyle from the Port Orange Police Department and Shannon Ball of the Port Orange Fire Department will speak about public safety. Enjoy coffee and doughnuts at 9:30 a.m. For [...]

Spruce Creek students, special guests, walk to school

October 6, 2019 - 1:21am
On International Walk to School Day Oct. 2, students across Volusia County met bright and early to walk to school together. Spruce Creek Elementary had a large turnout of walkers who headed west along Taylor Road with Principal Andrea Hall, Port Orange Mayor Don Burnette and the school's mascot, Bobby the Bobcat. Coming from the north on Country Lane, students were joined by Councilman Drew Bastian and Coach Nicole Kocsis. Port Orange firefighters from Station 72 welcomed everyone at the [...]

Early landing? Airlines give themselves more buffer time

October 5, 2019 - 11:49am
These days, passengers sit on the plane about a dozen minutes longer. Yet the fight typically lands early.

Volusia-Flagler lawmakers challenge low open records 'Sunshine' grades

October 5, 2019 - 11:47am
Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment in 1992 guaranteeing openness in government — access to the records kept in local and state offices. Ever since, lawmakers have been approving exemptions.

Local developers to build townhouses in Daytona Beach Shores

October 5, 2019 - 9:31am
City Council unanimously approves Florida Lifestyle Homes & Land Inc.'s purchase of 2900 S. Atlantic Ave. to develop up to 24 townhouses on the 2-acre parcel.

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