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“Operation Smooth Criminal” Takes Down Narcotics Ring

“Operation Smooth Criminal” Takes Down Narcotics Ring

By on May 16, 2019 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – The ringleaders and several other members of a drug trafficking organization are in the Volusia County Jail after a rude awakening at 6 a.m. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Volusia Bureau of Investigation, after more than a yearlong investigation, brought the hammer down early this morning(May 16). “Operation […]

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Texting While Driving Bill Goes To DeSantis

Texting While Driving Bill Goes To DeSantis

By on May 16, 2019 in WNDB News

Tallahassee, FL – A bill that would toughen the state’s texting-while-driving law was formally sent Thursday to Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has voiced support for the proposal. The bill (HB 107), a compromise passed by the House and Senate in late April, would make texting while driving a “primary” traffic offense on July 1. However, […]

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DBCC Joining Opioid Lawsuit

DBCC Joining Opioid Lawsuit

By on May 16, 2019 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – Daytona Beach City Commissioners are going ahead with a plan to join a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies. Commissioners voted unanimously on a resolution at last night’s meeting to sue manufacturers and providers for damages incurred by the City as a result of the opioid epidemic. Attorney Michael Kahn, who drafted the […]

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Lottery Scratch Off Ticket Crime Spree Ends With Arrest

Lottery Scratch Off Ticket Crime Spree Ends With Arrest

By on May 15, 2019 in WNDB News

Deltona, FL – A lottery scratch-off crime spree results in the arrest of a 26-year-old Deltona woman and a hefty bond set. Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies say Gabrielle McCarthy stole more than four dozen tickets during a four day time period. Surveillance video shows McCarthy at a Deltona Winn-Dixie store, reaching behind the customer service […]

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DeSantis Signs Plan For Tax ‘Holidays’

DeSantis Signs Plan For Tax ‘Holidays’

By on May 15, 2019 in WNDB News

Tallahassee, FL – Hurricane-tested Floridians and back-to-school shoppers will be able to once again take advantage of sales-tax “holidays” as they prepare for the upcoming storm season and the new school year. Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday signed a tax package (HB 7123) that features the disaster-preparedness and school tax holidays, as well as relief […]

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VCS Superintendent May Be On the Way Out

VCS Superintendent May Be On the Way Out

By on May 15, 2019 in WNDB News

DeLand, FL – Volusia County Schools Superintendent Tom Russell could be on the way out. School Board District 5 Member Ruben Colon, on the Bennet & Bernier Show this morning (May 15), said that the Board was not getting all the information on a Department of Justice investigation from Russell. Colon said that the Board […]

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FCSO Takes 12K In Narcotics From Bunnell Home

FCSO Takes 12K In Narcotics From Bunnell Home

By on May 15, 2019 in WNDB News

Bunnell, FL – A search warrant executed at a home located at 502 E. Drain St. yesterday (May 14) turned up a trafficking amount of Synthetic Cathinones, commonly referred to as “Molly”, a trafficking amount of Oxycodone pills, approximately two pounds of Cannabis, already pre-packaged for sale, and a loaded Glock handgun. What they didn’t […]

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NSB City Manager To Leave Position

NSB City Manager To Leave Position

By on May 14, 2019 in WNDB News

New Smyrna Beach, FL – New Smyrna Beach City Manager Pam Brangaccio and the city government are separating on good terms after tonight’s (May 14) City Commission meeting. Brangaccio has been taking care of her husband, who is seriously ill, intermittently under the Family Medical Leave Act since last fall. The Separation Agreement and Release […]

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FCSO Investigation Finds Evidence To Charge Student With Written Threat To Kill

FCSO Investigation Finds Evidence To Charge Student With Written Threat To Kill

By on May 14, 2019 in WNDB News

Palm Coast, FL – A five month investigation of two Flagler Palm Coast High School (FPC) students sending threatening and racist messages about an African-American teacher is complete. The incident began on December 10, 2018, when investigators questioned two 16-year-old students, one male and one female, about the messages sent on their school issued computers. […]

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Hepatitis A Outbreak Is Growing

Hepatitis A Outbreak Is Growing

By on May 14, 2019 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – Cases of Hepatitis A are increasing in the State of Florida and in Volusia County. Holly Smith, Volusia County Department of Health said that there have been more new cases in the first four months of 2019 than there were in the entire year of 2018. Smith said Hepatitis A can […]

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