Florida Lawmakers Consider “Advanced” Birth Centers

Florida Lawmakers Consider “Advanced” Birth Centers

By on February 13, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – With a key senator saying hospitals can be “Petri dishes” for infections, lawmakers are considering a pair of bills that would increase the number of options for pregnant women who are seeking out-of-hospital deliveries. Despite concerns about safety and potential effects of competition on hospitals, the Senate Health Policy Committee this week […]

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Florida Lawmaker Committees OK Smoking Medical Weed

Florida Lawmaker Committees OK Smoking Medical Weed

By on February 13, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – Patients could soon be allowed to smoke medical marijuana, but they’d have to purchase pre-rolled joints with filters, under a measure approved by a key House panel Tuesday. Committees in the House and Senate advanced legislation to nix Florida’s ban on smoking medical marijuana, following an ultimatum issued by Gov. Ron DeSantis […]

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Florida Senate Panel Approves Arming Teachers

Florida Senate Panel Approves Arming Teachers

By on February 13, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – A Florida Senate panel tasked with shaping statewide education policies advanced a sweeping school-security package on Tuesday that would make it easier for school districts to participate in a controversial “guardian” program and would allow classroom teachers to be armed. The Senate Education Committee approved the proposal (SPB 7030) with a 5-3 […]

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Mom & Baby Right Whale Spotted Near Flagler Beach

Mom & Baby Right Whale Spotted Near Flagler Beach

By on February 13, 2019 in WNDB News

Flagler Beach, FL – Last year, we didn’t see any mother-calf pairings during the birthing season. This year, North Atlantic right whales are popping up a lot more often in the Volusia-Flagler area. The Marineland Right Whale Project found a mother and her new baby off Flagler Beach yesterday morning (February 12th), the sixth confirmed […]

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VCSO Investigating Murder-Suicide In Ormond By The Sea

VCSO Investigating Murder-Suicide In Ormond By The Sea

By on February 13, 2019 in WNDB News

Ormond By The Sea, FL – Investigators are looking deeper this morning into what appears to be a murder-suicide case in Ormond By The Sea. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office says 59-year-old Ronald A. Still Sr. and his wife – 57-year-old Gail A. Still – were found dead in their Seabridge Drive home around 5:40 […]

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Volusia County Sheriff’s Office Opens New Evidence Facility

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office Opens New Evidence Facility

By on February 12, 2019 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – Construction wraps up two months early for what some call a “much-needed” upgrade for the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. Just over a year ago (February 6th, 2018), Volusia County approved a contract to build a brand new evidence facility for the county Sheriff’s office. That contract totaled around $13 million, which included […]

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Apopka Man Arrested After Police Find Stolen Volusia Chainsaws

Apopka Man Arrested After Police Find Stolen Volusia Chainsaws

By on February 12, 2019 in WNDB News

Altamonte, FL – An Apopka man is arrested after Altamonte Springs police catch him with chainsaws he stole in Volusia County. Yesterday at 1 p.m. (February 11th), Volusia County Sheriff’s Office was called to a tractor supply store found off Firehouse Road in DeLand, in response to a theft. When deputies arrived they met with an […]

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VCSO Searching For Port Orange Vandalism Suspects

VCSO Searching For Port Orange Vandalism Suspects

By on February 12, 2019 in WNDB News

Port Orange, FL – Deputies are on the lookout for suspects who flooded a community clubhouse late at night. Yesterday morning (February 11th), deputies with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office were called to the clubhouse at the La Costa Village in Port Orange. The community manager informed deputies that their clubhouse had been vandalized the […]

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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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