Panel Weighs Florida’s Ban On State Support For Religious Groups

Panel Weighs Florida’s Ban On State Support For Religious Groups

By on January 22, 2018 in News Service of Florida

Florida – Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Raoul Cantero on Friday urged a Constitution Revision Commission panel to repeal a constitutional ban on state support for religious groups. Cantero told the commission’s Education Committee that the so-called “no-aid” provision in the Florida Constitution is unnecessary and would likely be held unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court based […]

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Official’s Comments Stir Up Oil-Drilling Debate

Official’s Comments Stir Up Oil-Drilling Debate

By on January 22, 2018 in News Service of Florida

  Florida – Despite U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s declaration last week that Florida wouldn’t be considered as part of a White House offshore oil-drilling proposal, waters near the state’s Gulf and Atlantic coasts may continue to be under review. But that all depends on how to interpret comments from Walter Cruickshank, the acting director of the […]

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Cigarette Leads VCSO To Woman Who Burglarized Home During Hurricane Irma

Cigarette Leads VCSO To Woman Who Burglarized Home During Hurricane Irma

By on January 22, 2018 in WNDB News

DeLeon Springs, FL – DNA on a cigarette butt that was left inside a home that was burglarized during Hurricane Irma has led investigators to the DeLeon Springs woman who broke into the home when the victim evacuated for the storm. According to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, 32-year-old Cassandra Taylor is well known to […]

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Volusia To Include Liens On Property Tax Bills To Counteract Blight

Volusia To Include Liens On Property Tax Bills To Counteract Blight

By on January 21, 2018 in WNDB News

Volusia County, FL – The Volusia County Property Appraiser has announced that the County will start including code enforcement liens on property tax bills to help diminish blight. Property Appraiser Larry Bartlett partnered with several members of the County’s Beachside Redevelopment Committee to come up with the plan. According to a release from Bartlett, complaints […]

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61-Year-Old Driver Ejected From Overturned Vehicle & Killed In I-95 Crash Near NSB

61-Year-Old Driver Ejected From Overturned Vehicle & Killed In I-95 Crash Near NSB

By on January 21, 2018 in WNDB News

Volusia County, FL – A 61-year-old man died on Sunday morning after he was rear-ended on I-95 near New Smyrna Beach and his vehicle overturned, caught fire, and ejected him. At around 2:36 AM on Sunday, a 44-year-old Port Orange man was driving a pickup truck northbound on I-95 in the right, through lane. A […]

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56-Year-Old Daytona Beach Man Struck & Killed By Vehicle On I-95 In Palm Coast

56-Year-Old Daytona Beach Man Struck & Killed By Vehicle On I-95 In Palm Coast

By on January 21, 2018 in WNDB News

Palm Coast, FL – A 56-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed on I-95 in Palm Coast early Sunday morning. According to the crash report, at around 12:24 AM, 56-year-old Jimmie Brazell, of Daytona Beach, was within the southbound inside traffic lane of I-95, just south of Matanzas Woods Parkway. A 38-year-old St. Augustine man was […]

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Flagler County Dune Restoration Project To Break Ground Soon

Flagler County Dune Restoration Project To Break Ground Soon

By on January 20, 2018 in WNDB News

Flagler County, FL – Flagler County has announced that its dune restoration project will begin on Monday, January 22. “We are very excited to begin working on the dunes, which will start at Washington Oaks State Park,” said Faith Alkhatib, County Engineer. “It will be a measured start to the project.” The first part of […]

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ERAU Worldwide Ranked #2 In US News & World Report’s List Of Best Online Programs

ERAU Worldwide Ranked #2 In US News & World Report’s List Of Best Online Programs

By on January 20, 2018 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – U.S. News & World Report ranked Embry Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus, headquartered in Daytona Beach, 2nd in its 2018 list of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. Embry-Riddle Worldwide tied with Temple University in Philadelphia for second place. Ohio State University was ranked #1, and Arizona State University and Utah State University […]

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House Ready To Take Up Anti-Tax Constitutional Amendment

House Ready To Take Up Anti-Tax Constitutional Amendment

Florida – In a priority for House Speaker Richard Corcoran and Gov. Rick Scott, the House next week will consider a proposed constitutional amendment that would make it harder to raise taxes and fees in Florida. The House is scheduled during a floor session Wednesday to take up the proposal (HJR 7001), filed by Rep. Tom […]

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Florida’s Jobless Rate Inches Up

Florida’s Jobless Rate Inches Up

Tallahassee, FL – Florida’s unemployment rate ticked up slightly from November to December, as the estimated number of people out of work grew by 5,000 from the state’s workforce of 10.1 million. The change pushed the jobless rate from 3.6 percent in November to 3.7 percent in December, representing 374,000 Floridians out of work as […]

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