DeSantis Pursues New School Voucher Program

DeSantis Pursues New School Voucher Program

By on February 15, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday he wants to create a new “equal opportunity” voucher program to eliminate a waiting list of about 14,000 low-income students seeking to use state-backed scholarships to attend private schools. The governor is asking lawmakers to create a “supplement” to the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program, the state’s […]

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Stetson University President Retiring In June 2020

Stetson University President Retiring In June 2020

By on February 15, 2019 in WNDB News

DeLand, FL – For the first time in over a decade, Stetson University will be looking for a new leader. Dr. Wendy B. Libby – the first female President in school history when hired in July 2009 – announced her retirement today (February 15th) during a Board of Trustees meeting. “It has been a privilege […]

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Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano Win Daytona Duels Races

Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano Win Daytona Duels Races

By on February 15, 2019 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – It was a good night for Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano at Daytona International Speedway. The drivers of the #4 Busch Beer Car2Can Ford and #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, respectively, won the two 150-mile Gander RV Duel at Daytona races Thursday night (February 14th), locking in second-row positions on the starting […]

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Florida Lawmakers Grapple With Felons’ Voting Rights

Florida Lawmakers Grapple With Felons’ Voting Rights

By on February 15, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – With an eye on averting a “nightmare scenario” on Election Day, state House members Thursday began delving into what many state officials are calling ambiguities in a constitutional amendment that restores the right to vote for most felons who have completed their sentences. The amendment, approved by 64 percent of Florida voters […]

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Florida Honors Parkland Victims On “Solemn Day”

Florida Honors Parkland Victims On “Solemn Day”

By on February 15, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – Outside the Florida Capitol, a bell tolled 17 times Thursday morning in somber recognition of the one-year anniversary of the state’s deadliest school shooting. Gov. Ron DeSantis and his wife, Casey, led a moment of silence for the victims of last year’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School before traveling to […]

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Dream Riders To Roll Through DeLand

Dream Riders To Roll Through DeLand

By on February 14, 2019 in WNDB News

DeLand, FL – The Hometown Foundation and their Dream Riders are set to race into 2019 as guests at the Hatters Hometown Hot Rod Dream Ride. The ride begins at the corner of Woodland Boulevard and East Indiana Avenue, traveling south to Melching Field. The athletes will be joined by NASCAR Hall of Famer Donnie Allison, the […]

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Vet Issues Open Letter Regarding Death Of German Shepherd

Vet Issues Open Letter Regarding Death Of German Shepherd

By on February 14, 2019 in WNDB News

Ormond Beach, FL – The vet office accused of withholding information regarding a German Shepherd who was accidentally shot by its Ormond Beach owner says euthanizing the dog was the most humane option. Back on February 11th, Ormond Beach dog owner Michael Shehan was cleaning his gun when it misfired, shooting his hand and his dog, Sadie in […]

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DBIA: 2018 Ends High While A Drop Is Expected For 2019

DBIA: 2018 Ends High While A Drop Is Expected For 2019

By on February 14, 2019 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – 2018 ends on a high note as Daytona Beach International Airport continues a 21-year streak in passenger traffic increase while the airport expects a drop this year. 60,194 passengers flew out of the county-operated airport that month, compared to the 56,038 the year prior. That marks a total increase of 7.4% for DBIA. […]

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Super Bowl LIII MVP Named Honorary Starter For Daytona 500

Super Bowl LIII MVP Named Honorary Starter For Daytona 500

By on February 14, 2019 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – The theme for this year’s Great American Race seems to be football stars as the Super Bowl LIII MVP is named the honorary starter. New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman has been named the Honorary Starter for the 61st annual Daytona 500. JUST ANNOUNCED! @Patriots Wide Receiver and Super Bowl LIII MVP @Edelman11 […]

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Student Arrested Following Shooting Threats Made Through Xbox

Student Arrested Following Shooting Threats Made Through Xbox

By on February 14, 2019 in WNDB News

Palm Coast, FL – For the second time this year, a student at Buddy Taylor Middle School in Flagler County is taken into custody for making threats to shoot up the campus. A 13-year-old boy made those threats to other students while playing games online through his XBOX, according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office. […]

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