Senate Poised To Take Up Major Education Bill

Senate Poised To Take Up Major Education Bill

By on April 23, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – The Senate is slated Wednesday to take up a wide-ranging education bill that includes creating a new voucher program and revamping the controversial Best and Brightest teacher-bonus program. Expanding school choice is a priority of Gov. Ron DeSantis, and the Senate bill (SB 7070) includes creating a voucher program that would be […]

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Murder Indictments Handed Down For Heroin Dealers

Murder Indictments Handed Down For Heroin Dealers

By on April 22, 2019 in WNDB News

Deltona, FL – Murder indictments were returned by a Volusia County grand jury today (April 23) for two heroin dealers arrested in VCSO’s October 2018 “Operation Geronimo.” The pair, 43-year-old Sergio Perez and 27-year-old Melanie Cunningham are charged as the result of investigations into the deaths of  34-year-old Joshua Lacy and 51-year-old Heather McCurdy in […]

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VCS Partners With AdventHealth To Address Student Health

VCS Partners With AdventHealth To Address Student Health

By on April 22, 2019 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – Volusia County Schools with the highest rate of chronic absenteeism will be the first to benefit from a partnership with AdventHealth. A $2-million, five-year partnership between the two is in the first phase of providing healthcare services to students that began on Monday with Westside Elementary School in Daytona Beach. AdventHealth […]

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FCSO Investigating Easter Shooting

FCSO Investigating Easter Shooting

By on April 22, 2019 in WNDB News

Bunnell, FL – Flagler County deputies need the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted for a shooting. According to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, a shooting occurred just after eight o’clock on Easter (April 21st) at a Circle K gas station off of Moody Boulevard. One male was shot in the back in the gas station […]

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Argument Ends with Fatal Stabbing

Argument Ends with Fatal Stabbing

By on April 22, 2019 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – A 31-year-old man is charged with the fatal stabbing of a Daytona Beach man. The Daytona Beach Police Department is not releasing the victim’s name at this time but they have arrested Juan Barranco in connection with the stabbing. DBPD officers responded to the 300 block of Taylor Ave on Easter […]

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Name FCSO’s New Bloodhound Puppy

Name FCSO’s New Bloodhound Puppy

By on April 22, 2019 in WNDB News

Bunnell, FL – For the first time in decades, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office is adding a bloodhound to the K-9 unit and is asking the community for help in naming the male puppy. When FCSO expressed the need for a bloodhound of their own after a 5-day search for juvenile Ricky Wheeler, the Honorary […]

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AAA: Gas Prices Slide With Impending Spike Possible

AAA: Gas Prices Slide With Impending Spike Possible

By on April 22, 2019 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – The new report from AAA says Florida gas prices fell five cents, but another hike could soon be on the way. According to AAA, after imposing sanctions on exports of Iranian oil last November, the United States granted allowing Iran’s eight main oil-buyers to continue making limited purchases. But, a column in the Washington […]

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Daytona Beach Man And His Mother Die In Motorcycle Crash

Daytona Beach Man And His Mother Die In Motorcycle Crash

By on April 22, 2019 in WNDB News

Palm Bay, FL – A motorcycle crash on Saturday ended the lives of a Daytona Beach man and his mother. Florida Highway Patrol reports that 30-year-old Mark Buffington and 53-year-old Heidi Buffington were struck by a pickup truck while riding at around 4:15 p.m. Troopers report that the Buffingtons were riding southbound on Babcock Street […]

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State Jobless Rate Holds Steady In March

State Jobless Rate Holds Steady In March

Tallahassee, FL – Florida’s unemployment rate remained unchanged from February to March, according to numbers released Friday by the state Department of Economic Opportunity. The 3.5 percent jobless mark represents 360,000 Floridians out of work from a workforce of 10.3 million, an increase of 3,000 listed as unemployed from February to March. The state unemployment […]

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Jeep Beach Descends On Daytona

Jeep Beach Descends On Daytona

By on April 22, 2019 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – One of the largest Jeep only events in the country is coming back to the World’s Most Famous Beach. Today (April 22nd) marks the start of the week-long event, Jeep Beach, which will bring Jeep enthusiasts to the area to celebrate a passion for off-road vehicles. And since before the event, Volusia County Beach […]

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