ERAU Students Create Device To Aid Cyclists

ERAU Students Create Device To Aid Cyclists

By on April 24, 2019 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – Streets could be safer for cyclists and pedestrians using a device created by Embry Riddle Aeronautical University students, seniors Andrew Ferree and Zack Saidman. The pair took part in the Society of Automotive Engineers International’s Connected Vehicle Challenge 2019 earlier this month and came away with a silver medal, worth $5,000, […]

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Major Insurance Bill Headed To DeSantis

Major Insurance Bill Headed To DeSantis

By on April 24, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – After a fierce lobbying battle that included arguments about insurance rates and “bad actors,” the Florida Senate on Wednesday approved an overhaul of the insurance practice known as assignment of benefits. The 25-14 vote sends the measure (HB 7065) to Gov. Ron DeSantis, who quickly issued a statement saying he will sign it. Passage […]

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“Sanctuary Cities” Bill Clears House

“Sanctuary Cities” Bill Clears House

By on April 24, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – After a long and fiery debate about how the state should deal with illegal immigration, the Florida House on Wednesday passed legislation that seeks to crack down on local governments that do not fully cooperate with federal immigration authorities. The measure, if passed by the Senate and signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis, […]

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Lawmakers Try To Bridge Health Budget Differences

Lawmakers Try To Bridge Health Budget Differences

By on April 24, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – In a first round of health-care budget negotiations, the Senate on Wednesday agreed to pare funding for local projects in an attempt to bridge spending differences with the House. Among other things, the Senate offered to eliminate from its budget $3.5 million to replace Calhoun Liberty Hospital in Northwest Florida and $100,000 for a […]

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Child Drowning Prevention Discussion In Deltona

Child Drowning Prevention Discussion In Deltona

By on April 24, 2019 in WNDB News

Deltona, FL – Volusia County residents are invited to find out more about child drowning prevention tomorrow night (April 25) during a community discussion with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Mike Chitwood said that Florida leads the country in drowning deaths of children ages 4 and under. Chitwood said that representatives for the Florida […]

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Uncle Stabs Nephew Following Argument

Uncle Stabs Nephew Following Argument

By on April 24, 2019 in WNDB News

UPDATE: DeLand Police have charged 72-year-old Dan Johnson with aggravated battery in the stabbing of his nephew, 29-year-old Michael Johnson. Through interviews with both men, detectives determined that Dan Johnson has issues with how much time Michael Johnson spent in the bathroom. The incident began after Dan knocked on the bathroom door twice, telling Michael […]

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House Backs Tougher Texting, Driving Ban

House Backs Tougher Texting, Driving Ban

By on April 24, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – Law-enforcement officers could pull over motorists they see texting and driving, under a measure approved Tuesday by the House despite concerns the change could increase racial profiling. However, the Senate is set to vote Wednesday on a different proposal that would only allow motorists to use hands-free wireless devices when they are traveling on […]

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Firefighter Cancer Benefits Ready For Passage

Firefighter Cancer Benefits Ready For Passage

By on April 24, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – After getting unanimous approval Tuesday in the Senate, a proposal that would provide increased benefits to firefighters diagnosed with cancer is ready for final approval in the House. The bill (SB 426), sponsored by Sen. Anitere Flores, R-Miami, requires providing a series of benefits to firefighters diagnosed with 21 types of cancer. […]

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Home Sales Fall Again In March

Home Sales Fall Again In March

By on April 24, 2019 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – For the third consecutive month, home sales fall around the Daytona Beach area. The Daytona Beach Multiple Listing Service (MLS) reported that 435 single-family homes were sold in the area, with a median sales price of $230,500. That’s a 7% drop in sales compared to March of 2018 and a nearly 2% decline in median […]

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Major Insurance Bill Poised For Approval

Major Insurance Bill Poised For Approval

By on April 23, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – The Senate as early as Wednesday could give final approval to a plan that would overhaul the controversial insurance practice known as assignment of benefits. Senators on Tuesday took up the House version of the bill (HB 7065), setting the stage for a final vote on the highest-profile insurance issue of the […]

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