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Volusia County

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  • Freebie Friday: Free stuff to do this week

    Freebie Friday: Free stuff to do this week
    Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything is free.   Freebie Spotlight Fair/Festival   Community Unity Festival: Backpack giveaway, exercise programs,  games, entertainment and a DJ, live music by LA Robinson and  Streetlife. 9 a.m. Saturday,...
  • Few parents weigh in on FCAT replacement tests

    Few parents weigh in on FCAT replacement tests
    A month ago, Florida educators unveiled sample questions for the high-stakes, FCAT replacement test and asked teachers and parents to let them know what they thought. So far, the response has been underwhelming. Fewer than 30 people have shared...
  • Blue crab trap closures start Aug. 10

    Recreational and commercial blue crab traps must be removed from certain state waters on the east coast of Florida prior to Aug. 10, the first day of two 10-day trap closures. Blue crab traps may not be in state waters, which extend out three miles from...
  • Officials bust heroin-trafficking ring that netted $60K to $120K monthly

    Officials bust heroin-trafficking ring that netted $60K to $120K monthly
    A months-long investigation led to raids at eight Volusia County homes — and a cabinet business — on Thursday, leading to 17 arrests in a Deltona-based heroin trafficking ring, the Sheriff's Office said. Authorities said the investigation...
  • Central Florida gun buybacks collected more than 800 firearms

     Central Florida gun buybacks collected more than 800 firearms
    Hundreds of guns trickled in across Central Florida on Thursday as owners exchanged them for $50 gift cards. The annual gun buyback events hosted by local law enforcement agencies seek to reduce the number of firearms that could fall into criminals'...
  • Family mourns loss of 21-year-old Lake woman and infant son

    Family mourns loss of 21-year-old Lake woman and infant son
    In a video she posted on Facebook, 21-year-old Tori Potter giggles with delight as she watches her 10-week-old son sniffing and trying to sneeze. "OMG! Lol," Potter wrote. "He was trying to sneeze but couldn't get it out! Bahahaha. Funniest thing ever....
  • Officials: Person of interest in 30 arsons arrested

    Officials: Person of interest in 30 arsons arrested
    A person of interest in nearly 30 arsons throughout Central Florida was arrested Saturday after a chase with Daytona Beach police and a suicide attempt, officials said. Steven Angle, 40, is in the Volusia County Jail on charges of disorderly conduct and...
  • FHP: 10-week-old baby, woman killed in dump truck crash

    FHP: 10-week-old baby, woman killed in dump truck crash
    A woman and a 10-week-old infant from Astor were killed after colliding with a dump truck in Volusia County. James Searls, 62, of DeLand, was driving west on State Road 40 when he crossed over to the center lane and struck head-on a 1994 Ford Explorer...
  • Weather: More storms moving toward Central Florida this afternoon

    Weather: More storms moving toward Central Florida this afternoon
    More thunderstorms are pushing toward Central Florida right now. The National Weather Service in Melbourne has a storm term weather alert in effect until 3 p.m. Numerous showers and storms are moving ashore from the Gulf. They are expected to hit from...
  • Classes resume in most Fl districts, with Orange projected to lead state in student growth

    Classes resume in most Fl districts, with Orange projected to lead state in student growth
    Most Florida public school students  -- more than 2.7 million of them -- started the 2014-15 school year today. It is a school year that is forecast to be one of limited enrollment growth statewide, but Orange County public schools are expected to be a...
  • Shake it up before Shake Shack

    Shake it up before Shake Shack
    If you thought Trader Joe's caused a traffic jam at the intersection of Morse Boulevard and U.S. Highway 17-92, just wait until Shake Shack opens Wednesday, July 30 in the same Lakeside development in Winter Park. Shake Shack, a modern spin on the...
  • GPS device foils armed-bank robbery suspect

    GPS device foils armed-bank robbery suspect
    As bank robberies go, this one went by the book. There was just one problem for armed robbery suspect Jacob Todd Palfrey: A GPS tracker hidden in the money police said he stole from a TD Bank in DeLand. Palfrey, 34, of Winter Springs and an alleged...