Florida Governor Rick Scott Says ‘No One Should Be Texting & Driving’

Florida Governor Rick Scott Says ‘No One Should Be Texting & Driving’

Florida – Governor Rick Scott lent some support Thursday to legislative efforts aimed at making texting while driving a “primary” traffic offense. Scott didn’t endorse the proposal (HB 33 and SB 90) or say he would sign a bill, but he voiced opposition to texting while driving during comments after a Cabinet meeting. “I haven’t seen the […]

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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi Weighs Legal Fight Over Opioids

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi Weighs Legal Fight Over Opioids

By on January 19, 2018 in News Service of Florida

Florida – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Thursday said Florida could soon pursue legal action against manufacturers and distributors of opioids. Bondi is working with a coalition of state attorneys general in seeking information about the distribution, marketing, and sale of opioids from major manufacturers and distributors. The state hasn’t filed suit. But Bondi’s agency last […]

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Man Suspected Of Attacking Woman At Holly Hill Walmart Taken Into Custody

Man Suspected Of Attacking Woman At Holly Hill Walmart Taken Into Custody

By on January 19, 2018 in WNDB News

Holly Hill, FL – Holly Hill Police say they have arrested the man who attacked a Walmart shopper and tried to steal her purse before fleeing the scene in early January. Police obtained an arrest warrant for Jermicheal Burgy and arrested him on Thursday night. The 32-year-old was spotted by patrol officers, who were aware […]

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Space Heater Sparks Fire At Magnolia Ave. Home In Daytona Beach

Space Heater Sparks Fire At Magnolia Ave. Home In Daytona Beach

By on January 18, 2018 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – One person was transported to the hospital for treatment and two dogs died following a fire at a home on Magnolia Ave. in Daytona Beach. At around 12:35 PM on Thursday, firefighters arrived at 314 Magnolia Ave. According to the Daytona Beach Fire Department (DBFD), heavy smoke and flames were coming […]

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Daytona Beach Home Sales & Prices Up In December & Throughout 2017

Daytona Beach Home Sales & Prices Up In December & Throughout 2017

By on January 18, 2018 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – Single-family homes sales and prices in Daytona Beach jumped in December and throughout 2017 despite a trend of low inventories. According to the Daytona Beach Multiple Listing Service (MLS) provided by the Wyse Report: In 2017, 4,911 detached, single-family homes were sold in the Daytona Beach area at a median sales […]

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Volusia Discusses Putting Half-Cent Sales Tax Increase On November Ballot

Volusia Discusses Putting Half-Cent Sales Tax Increase On November Ballot

By on January 18, 2018 in WNDB News

Volusia County, FL – On Thursday, The Volusia County Council discussed the possibility of putting a half-cent sales tax increase on the November ballot for Volusia voters. Nothing was voted on or decided on at the Thursday Council meeting, but all 16 municipalities in Volusia County will be able to give input on the referendum […]

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Proposals To Restore Felons’ Rights Move Forward

Proposals To Restore Felons’ Rights Move Forward

Tallahassee, FL -Two proposals that would automatically restore voting rights to felons who have served their sentences were approved Thursday by a Florida Constitution Revision Commission panel. In a 6-2 vote, the commission’s Ethics and Elections Committee approved a measure (Proposal 7), sponsored by former Sen. Chris Smith of Fort Lauderdale, that would automatically restore […]

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FCSO Urges Parents To Discuss Safety After A Man Told 2 Kids To Get In His Truck

FCSO Urges Parents To Discuss Safety After A Man Told 2 Kids To Get In His Truck

By on January 18, 2018 in WNDB News

Palm Coast, FL – The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) is urging parents to speak with their children about safety following an incident involving a suspicious man approaching elementary students in Palm Coast. On Wednesday afternoon, two elementary school students said they were approached by a man driving a pickup truck while they were walking […]

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Police Identify 3 Juveniles They Say Vandalized Horizon Elementary In Port Orange

Police Identify 3 Juveniles They Say Vandalized Horizon Elementary In Port Orange

By on January 18, 2018 in WNDB News

Port Orange, FL – Port Orange police have identified and interviewed three Port Orange students who they say are responsible for the vandalism of 18 Horizon Elementary school classrooms in Port Orange over the Martin Luther King Day holiday weekend. The students, ages 12, 13, and 14, are all students at a middle school in […]

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FL’s CFO/State Fire Marshal Pens Open Letter On Fighting Flu Epidemic

FL’s CFO/State Fire Marshal Pens Open Letter On Fighting Flu Epidemic

By on January 18, 2018 in WNDB News

Florida – Florida’s Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal, Jimmy Patronis, is calling on state organizations and companies to help in the fight against the flu epidemic. According to recent reports, there have already been more than twenty pediatric deaths associated with the flu and two of those happened in Florida. Patronis recently sent […]

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