Fatality Accident Shuts Down Nova Rd. In Ormond Beach

Fatality Accident Shuts Down Nova Rd. In Ormond Beach

By on March 23, 2019 in WNDB News

Ormond Beach, FL – A 72-year-old Canadian man is dead after the motorcycle he was riding was hit by an SUV on Friday afternoon. Ormond Beach Police information officer Keith Walker reports that William Gordon Bacon, of Ontario, died at the scene from injuries received in the crash. The accident happened around 5 p.m. in […]

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House, Senate Roll Out Budget Plans

House, Senate Roll Out Budget Plans

Tallahassee, FL –The House and Senate on Friday rolled out state budget proposals for the upcoming fiscal year, with the plans hundreds of millions of dollars apart and higher than the current year’s budget. The Senate wants to spend $90.3 billion during the fiscal year that starts July 1, while the House is proposing an $89.9 […]

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House Backs Oliva Health Care Priority

House Backs Oliva Health Care Priority

By on March 22, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – The Florida House on Thursday began trying to sweep away controversial health-care regulations, approving a bill that is a top priority of House Speaker Jose Oliva, R-Miami Lakes. Oliva and other House Republican leaders maintain that ending “certificate of need” regulations, which limit the number of hospitals, nursing homes and hospices that can be […]

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Smokable Marijuana Hits The Market

Smokable Marijuana Hits The Market

By on March 22, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – A North Florida man who’s struggled with fibromyalgia for years became the state’s first patient to legally buy whole-flower cannabis for smoking Thursday, just days after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into a law a measure repealing a ban on smokable medical marijuana. Trulieve, the state’s largest medical marijuana operator, was the first of Florida’s 14 […]

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Flagler Man Indicted For Sex Trafficking Of A Minor

Flagler Man Indicted For Sex Trafficking Of A Minor

By on March 22, 2019 in WNDB News

Jacksonville, FL – A Flagler County man who was once arrested for trading a minor drugs, alcohol and money for sex now faces a federal indictment. Today (March 22nd), United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announced that a grand jury officially indicted 47-year-old Sean Patrick Farrelly for child sex trafficking. Lopez says that between approximately March 2018 and February 2019, Farrelly […]

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Labor Force Grows, Unemployment Drops

Labor Force Grows, Unemployment Drops

By on March 22, 2019 in WNDB News

Tallahassee, FL – Florida’s Governor says an expansion in industries is leading to an increase in the labor force. Earlier today (March 22nd), Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida labor force continues to grow with 170,000 people entering the labor force. That marks an annual growth rate of 1.7%, which is 0.2% up from January 2019’s numbers. […]

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Florida Constitution Panel In Legislative Crosshairs

Florida Constitution Panel In Legislative Crosshairs

By on March 22, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – Voters are closer to being asked to place a new restriction on the Florida Constitution Revision Commission — or possibly even to abolish the powerful panel that meets every 20 years. Proposals moved forward Thursday in the House and Senate, as lawmakers continue to vent frustration with the commission that last year […]

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Florida Senate Ties Tourism Funding To Sunscreen

Florida Senate Ties Tourism Funding To Sunscreen

By on March 22, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – Florida Senate leaders are putting up money to keep the state’s tourism arm alive despite an effort by the state House to scrap the agency. But the Senate’s $50 million for Visit Florida comes with a hitch: The agency would be barred from promoting communities that have banned certain sunscreens. “I don’t […]

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BCU Lady Hoopsters Make NCAA Tourney Debut

BCU Lady Hoopsters Make NCAA Tourney Debut

By on March 22, 2019 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – Despite a depleted roster and an ESPN mistake which led to the bracket getting publicly leaked earlier than expected, Bethune-Cookman University will get the chance to dance against the national champions. In its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Basketball Tournament, the Lady Wildcats (21-10) travel to South Bend, Indiana to face […]

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VCSO Hosting MSD Shooting Presentation

VCSO Hosting MSD Shooting Presentation

By on March 21, 2019 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – Members of Volusia County’s law enforcement community will be able to view a presentation regarding what went wrong during a high school shooting. That begins tomorrow morning (March 22nd) and it’s being hosted by Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, who was invited by Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood. Sheriff Gualtieri was appointed by former […]

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