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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Stetson Adopts Free Expression Statement

Stetson Adopts Free Expression Statement

By on March 21, 2019 in WNDB News

DeLand, FL – After more than a year of gathering input from students, faculty and staff, Stetson University adopts a statement supporting free expression on campus. According to Stetson, throughout colleges all over the country, conversations about race, politics and other issues have been hot topics in the debate over free speech. Seeing that public clashes between individuals […]

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Jheri Curl Wearing Robber Was “Nostalgic” For The ’70s

Jheri Curl Wearing Robber Was “Nostalgic” For The ’70s

By on March 21, 2019 in WNDB News

New Smyrna Beach, FL – A wig-wearing robber tells police he only wore it because he missed the ’70s and wanted his Jheri curl back. Last June, New Smyrna Beach police responded to a Denny’s restaurant found off State Road 44 after receiving reports of a robbery. There, officers met with employees who stated the following: The suspect, later identified […]

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Veggie Garden Bill Approved By Florida Senate

Veggie Garden Bill Approved By Florida Senate

By on March 21, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – In an issue stemming from a legal dispute in South Florida, the Senate today (March 21st) overwhelmingly approved a bill that would prevent local governments from regulating homeowners’ vegetable gardens. Senators voted 35-5 to support the measure (SB 82), sponsored by Sen. Rob Bradley (R-Fleming Island). Bradley took up the issue after […]

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Florida House Seeks Tough Stance On “Sanctuary Cities”

Florida House Seeks Tough Stance On “Sanctuary Cities”

By on March 21, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – A House panel Wednesday began to advance a controversial ban on so-called sanctuary cities that would lead to tough penalties if local governments do not fully cooperate with federal immigration authorities, including removal of local officials from their posts. The measure was approved by the House Civil Justice Subcommittee on a 9-3 […]

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Critics Blast Florida House Felons’ Rights Plan

Critics Blast Florida House Felons’ Rights Plan

By on March 21, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – Felons would have to clear up any financial obligations, including court costs, fees and fines, before having their voting rights restored, under a House proposal castigated by critics Tuesday as a modern take on Jim Crow-era poll taxes designed to keep black voters from participating in elections. In a strict party-line vote following heated […]

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Florida House, Senate Far Apart On School Funding

Florida House, Senate Far Apart On School Funding

By on March 21, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – Florida House and Senate leaders will go into budget negotiations hundreds of millions of dollars apart on spending for the state’s public schools. House Republicans on Wednesday released an initial proposal that calls for a $579.3 million increase next year in the key part of the budget for public schools, a 2.75 […]

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Daytona Beach Approves Riverfront Park Lease

Daytona Beach Approves Riverfront Park Lease

By on March 20, 2019 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – City leaders vote unanimously to lease a public city park to a private foundation, owned by a local couple. Almost a year ago (July 19th, 2018), Cici and Hyatt Brown, owners of Daytona Beach-based insurance company Brown & Brown, told city commissioners that they were willing to put forth $15 million of their own money […]

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Pierson Mayor James Sowell Passes Away At 81

Pierson Mayor James Sowell Passes Away At 81

By on March 20, 2019 in WNDB News

Pierson, FL – A report from the Town Clerk of Pierson confirms the loss of a city leader. Yesterday (March 19th), Carmen Spelorzi, Town Clerk of Pierson, reported that Mayor James Sowell passed away at the age of 81 on Monday (March 18th). Sperlorzi said that a memorial will be held next Tuesday (March 26th) at the Pierson […]

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Parental Consent Abortion Bill Backed In Florida House

Parental Consent Abortion Bill Backed In Florida House

By on March 20, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – Florida could block teenagers from getting abortions unless their parents agree, under a bill that began moving forward Tuesday in the Republican-dominated House. The House Health Quality Subcommittee voted along mostly partisan lines for the proposal (HB 1335), which goes beyond current requirements that call for parents to be notified when their daughters seek […]

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