Three Teens Jump In Lake To Get Away From Cops

Three Teens Jump In Lake To Get Away From Cops

By on April 25, 2019 in WNDB News

Lake Helen, FL – Three teens are facing multiple charges after leading officers on a chase and jumping into Lake Macy in an effort to get away. Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies caught them on the other side of the lake near Macy Ave. in Lake Helen. The chase started around 4 a.m. Wednesday morning when […]

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Senate Signs Off On Expansion Of School Choice

Senate Signs Off On Expansion Of School Choice

By on April 25, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – Florida senators on Thursday passed legislation that would allow more students to use taxpayer-funded scholarships to pay for private-school tuition, a major step toward expanding school choice in the state. Voting 23-17 along party lines, the Senate signed off on a wide-ranging education proposal that would also restructure a controversial teacher-bonus program, tweak other […]

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Lawmakers Edge Closer On Health Budget

Lawmakers Edge Closer On Health Budget

By on April 25, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – Florida lawmakers are inching closer to reaching agreement on how more than $10 billion in state money should be spent on health and human services. House and Senate negotiators made progress Wednesday night in resolving differences in their health-care spending plans, as the House agreed, among other things, to alter positions on Medicaid […]

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DBIA To Hold Customer Appreciation Day

DBIA To Hold Customer Appreciation Day

By on April 25, 2019 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – The Daytona Beach International Airport is hosting it’s third annual Community Appreciation Day on Saturday(April 27) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. DBIA Director of Business Development Jay Cassens that it’s a way to thank the community for its support and patronage. He also hopes that people that have not used […]

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National Drug Take-Back Day On Saturday

National Drug Take-Back Day On Saturday

By on April 25, 2019 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 27. This marks the 17th time in nine years that the event has taken place. DEA Special Agent Anne-Judith Lambert said the DEA has collected nearly 11 million pounds of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription medications during that time. Lambert also said […]

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The Water Festival In DeLand

The Water Festival In DeLand

By on April 25, 2019 in WNDB News

DeLand, FL – An event sponsored by the Volusia Water Alliance, the city of DeLand and the Stetson Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience takes place on Saturday (April 27) on West Indiana Avenue in downtown DeLand. Coordinator Sharon Leboffe said that the family-friendly event will feature live mermaids, a live DJ, live music, numerous […]

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Heroin Trafficking Suspect Arrested For Beating Veteran

Heroin Trafficking Suspect Arrested For Beating Veteran

By on April 25, 2019 in WNDB News

Deltona, FL – A 31-year-old Deltona man already a heroin trafficking suspect is under arrest for beating a 67-year-old military veteran with a bamboo stick. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office reports that Christian Martinez knocked the man unconscious and threatened to kill him. Martinez was already wanted on a warrant for sale and delivery of […]

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Negotiators Agree On School Funding Amount

Negotiators Agree On School Funding Amount

By on April 25, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – House and Senate budget writers agreed Wednesday to set aside $12.4 billion for the Florida Education Finance Program, the primary mechanism for funding the operations of school districts. The Senate’s initial budget plan allotted $12.7 billion for the closely watched pot of money, commonly known as the FEFP. But the Senate agreed […]

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House Passes Controversial Felons’ Rights Bill

House Passes Controversial Felons’ Rights Bill

Tallahassee, FL – In one of the most-divisive issues of the 2019 legislative session, the House on Wednesday approved a plan for carrying out a constitutional amendment designed to restore the voting rights of felons who have fulfilled the terms of their sentences. Democrats spent hours Tuesday and Wednesday criticizing the bill, contending that it would place too […]

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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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