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Bomb Threat Clears Dunkin’ Donuts Shop In DeLand

Bomb Threat Clears Dunkin’ Donuts Shop In DeLand

By on February 12, 2019 in WNDB News

UPDATE (02-12-19): Officers are re-opening the area after no bomb was found. The all-clear has been given, PD is reopening Woodland Boulevard. — DeLand Police (@DeLandPD) February 12, 2019 Earlier reporting below. DeLand, FL – The DeLand Police Department has evacuated a Dunkin’ Donuts on South Woodland Boulevard after receiving a bomb threat at that […]

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Florida Plastic Surgeons Under Increased Scrutiny

Florida Plastic Surgeons Under Increased Scrutiny

By on February 12, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Orlando, FL – Florida’s plastic-surgery centers are under increasing scrutiny. Days after a state senator filed legislation to increase regulation of surgery centers, members of the Florida Board of Medicine agreed to revisit rules allowing liposuction in physicians’ offices. Board of Medicine Vice Chairman Hector Vila on Friday asked that the board reopen its rules […]

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Florida Democrat Says Colleague “Bullied” Her

Florida Democrat Says Colleague “Bullied” Her

By on February 12, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – House Speaker José Oliva has launched a workplace-harassment investigation after Rep. Anika Omphroy (left), a freshman lawmaker from Lauderdale Lakes, accused fellow Democratic Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (right) of intimidating her during Florida Democratic Party meeting over the weekend. In a letter to Oliva sent Monday, Omphroy said she was “bullied, threatened, […]

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Senators Weigh Weaker “Sanctuary Cities” Ban

Senators Weigh Weaker “Sanctuary Cities” Ban

By on February 12, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – The years-long fight to ban so-called sanctuary cities is poised to pass a significant hurdle in the Florida Senate, after a key lawmaker agreed Monday to a watered-down version of the controversial bill. Following an hour of tearful testimony from undocumented immigrants and their children, Senate Judiciary Chairman David Simmons postponed a […]

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Sports Stadiums Strike Out On Florida Money

Sports Stadiums Strike Out On Florida Money

By on February 12, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – Florida lawmakers are taking another run at eliminating an unused pool of sales-tax dollars intended for building and improving professional sports facilities. The Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee, with little comment Monday, backed the latest proposal (SB 414) by Sen. Tom Lee, R-Thonotosassa, to repeal a controversial 2014 program that — despite […]

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Hard Rock Hotel Makes AAA’s “Four Diamond” List

Hard Rock Hotel Makes AAA’s “Four Diamond” List

By on February 12, 2019 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – One of the Daytona Beach area’s newest and more controversial hotel projects gets some national recognition. The Hard Rock Hotel on State Road A1A in Daytona Beach is named a “Four Diamond” hotel by AAA, the first year the hotel has made the list. AAA spokesperson Mark Jenkins says the Hard […]

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Florida Senate Leader Targets “Sanctuary” Cities

Florida Senate Leader Targets “Sanctuary” Cities

By on February 11, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – The long-shot efforts by Florida Republicans to ban so-called sanctuary cities in the state may have a better chance this year, as key GOP lawmakers align to push legislation that Gov. Ron DeSantis has promised to sign into state law. At the center of the current effort is Senator Joe Gruters, the […]

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AAA: Expect Gas Prices To Go Up Despite Slight Drop

AAA: Expect Gas Prices To Go Up Despite Slight Drop

By on February 11, 2019 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – The recent price surge at the gasoline pump is slowing down across Florida, including the Daytona Beach metro area. The latest AAA report has the current local average for a gallon of regular at $2.26, three cents under last week. That’s also the current county average in Volusia and Flagler. AAA […]

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Renovations Keep Hotel Occupancy Numbers Flat

Renovations Keep Hotel Occupancy Numbers Flat

By on February 11, 2019 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – Hotels in Volusia County didn’t see a lot of rooms sold to end 2018 as several major chains went through renovations during that time. The latest numbers from the Daytona Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau show 53% of available rooms sold last December, the same as it was the December prior. […]

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Johnson Wins Clash; Byron Takes Daytona 500 Pole

Johnson Wins Clash; Byron Takes Daytona 500 Pole

By on February 11, 2019 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – The “Big One” leads to a win for Jimmie Johnson. The two-time Daytona 500 champion takes the 41st annual Advance Auto Parts Clash yesterday (February 10th) at Daytona International Speedway after bumping into Paul Menard near the end of the race, causing a wreck which involved 15 other drivers. Afterward, the […]

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