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Four Teens Arrested for Drive-By Shooting in Pierson
Four teenagers have been arrested in connection to a drive-by shooting in Pierson on Sunday, according to a new report from the Volusia Sheriff's Office. The incident occurred at around 11:52 pm on …
Flagler County’s Memorial Day Ceremony to Feature Retired Marine Col. Mark Thieme
The Flagler County government will be hosting its annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Government Services Building on Monday, May 27th, featuring a special guest: retired Marine Corps Colonel Mark …
South Daytona Teen Arrested for Flagler Schools Threats
Flagler Sheriff Rick Staly made an announcement on Friday that much of the county was awaiting anxiously: an arrest has been made in the repeated threats placed against multiple Flagler schools, …
BTMS Receives Threatening Call for 4th Straight Day; All Clear Given Within an Hour
In what's becoming a bizarrely normal occurrence, Palm Coast's Buddy Taylor Middle School was the subject of a threatening phone call for the fourth day in a row on Friday. It's becoming increasingly …
Juanita 'Lightnin' Epton, Daytona International Speedway Ticket Worker Since '59, Dies at 103
A long, long-time employee of Daytona International Speedway and recently-recognized local legend, Juanita 'Lightnin' Epton, has passed away at 103 years old. Epton worked the ticket office at the …
Sheriff Staly Keeps Details Tight on Flagler Schools Threats
Flagler Sheriff Rick Staly gave a press conference to the local media on Thursday concerning a hectic few days for the county’s schools: three days in a row now one or more schools had received …
Volusia County

Rock Legends Bring the House Down at Welcome to Rockville

The 2024 edition of Daytona International Speedway's Welcome to Rockville music festival was a massively-attended source of celebration and community over the weekend. The event, put on by Danny …

Teen Arrested for Last Week's New Smyrna School Gun Threats

The lockdown of two schools in New Smyrna Beach last week has seemingly finally been figured out, according to an update from the Volusia Sheriff's Office. The gun threat that placed both New Smyrna …

Man Shot and Killed in Apparent Port Orange Break-In

53-year-old Elmer Panameno, a resident of Flagler County, was shot to death in Port Orange on Tuesday. Initially all that was known was that the suspect, 40-year-old Edgewater resident Santiago …

Flagler County
State News
Gas prices in Florida have reached their highest mark of 2024, bringing a financial strain to motorists at a time when many were hoping for relief. Though it hasn't come yet, some experts believe a …
The record for youngest person ever elected to the state legislature may soon change. At least it will if Jacksonville native Benjamin Sandlin gets his way. Sandlin, a 20-year-old Democratic …
The latest figures on gas prices across the state of Florida show that the average cost of a gallon of gas is finally starting to inch downward, following a period of consistent increases. The data, …
At a press conference in Naples on Tuesday, Governor Ron DeSantis signed a piece of legislation to increase research toward Florida’s red tide crisis. The move came alongside a promise to spend …
Max Azzarello, a St. Augustine resident and self-described research investigator, was hospitalized Friday after setting his own body on fire outside of a New York City courthouse where former …