Lawmakers Clearing Way For New Deltona Hospital

Lawmakers Clearing Way For New Deltona Hospital

By on March 19, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – Amid a Florida Supreme Court case about the issue, a House panel today (March 19th) approved a plan that would clear the way for a new hospital in Central Florida. The proposal (HB 523) would allow the public Halifax Hospital Medical Center to operate hospitals outside the boundaries of its taxing district. […]

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Florida House Considering Higher Ed Spending Changes

Florida House Considering Higher Ed Spending Changes

By on March 19, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – Seeking changes in the wake of a high-profile financial scandal at the University of Central Florida, the House is expected Tuesday to start moving forward with a plan that would revamp spending rules for the higher education system, including on construction projects. The proposal, backed by House Speaker Jose Oliva, would broaden […]

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Florida House Felons’ Rights Plan Spurs Questions

Florida House Felons’ Rights Plan Spurs Questions

By on March 19, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – Hookers who’ve been convicted of prostitution three times, cyberstalkers and inmates who expose themselves to prison workers wouldn’t be eligible to have their voting rights automatically restored under a House proposal aimed at carrying out a constitutional amendment approved in November. The constitutional amendment, which appeared on the ballot as Amendment 4, […]

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FCSO: Homeless Man Punched Gas Clerk In Face

FCSO: Homeless Man Punched Gas Clerk In Face

By on March 19, 2019 in WNDB News

Palm Coast, FL – A homeless man is in the Flagler County Jail for punching a gas station clerk in the face while stealing cigarettes and chewing tobacco. The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office charged 25-year-old Justin J. Taylor with strong arm robbery, resisting arrest with violence and trespassing following the early Sunday morning (March 17th) […]

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NSB Police & Fire Simulating Mass Casualty Event

NSB Police & Fire Simulating Mass Casualty Event

By on March 19, 2019 in WNDB News

New Smyrna Beach, FL – With Spring Break in full force at all Volusia County public schools, first responders in New Smyrna Beach are taking the chance to prepare for the worst. Starting today (March 19th), the city’s police and fire departments are conducting a training exercise at New Smyrna Beach Middle School where officers, […]

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Florida Governor Signs Smokable Medical Weed Bill

Florida Governor Signs Smokable Medical Weed Bill

By on March 18, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – Pointing to the “will of the voters,” Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed into law a measure repealing Florida’s ban on smokable medical marijuana. Shortly after he took over as governor in January, DeSantis gave the Legislature until March 15 to do away with the smoking ban. If they didn’t act, the […]

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DeLand Picks Todd Allen As New Fire Chief

DeLand Picks Todd Allen As New Fire Chief

By on March 18, 2019 in WNDB News

DeLand, FL – Over five months after DeLand’s fire chief died unexpectedly, the city has his permanent replacement. Todd Allen – who held the same position for the Illinois city of Freeport – will begin his new job April 15th. “I am excited about joining the community and serving the great citizens of DeLand,” Allen […]

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Major I-95 Work Begins In Flagler County

Major I-95 Work Begins In Flagler County

By on March 18, 2019 in WNDB News

Palm Coast, FL – A nearly $30 million project to resurface Interstate 95 in Flagler County is now underway. The construction area runs from north of Palm Coast Parkway to the St. Johns County line, according to the Florida Department of Transportation. Drivers will see single lane closures during the day, from 7 a.m. to […]

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AAA: Daytona Gas Prices Up 14 Cents In A Week

AAA: Daytona Gas Prices Up 14 Cents In A Week

By on March 18, 2019 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – Gasoline prices surge across the country – including the Daytona Beach metro area – because of a combination of rising demand and falling supply. That’s what AAA says about the average price for a gallon of regular going up 14 cents locally in the past week. It’s now at $2.60 compared […]

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Required Audit OK’s Volusia  To Hold Sales Tax Election

Required Audit OK’s Volusia To Hold Sales Tax Election

By on March 18, 2019 in WNDB News

DeLand, FL – A state-required audit gives Volusia County the legal means it needs to move forward with a special election this May which could raise the county’s sales tax a half-cent to pay for road and water improvements. The county released all 131 pages of that report – created by Houston-based audit firm McConnell […]

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