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DeSantis Orders Elections Security Review

DeSantis Orders Elections Security Review

By on May 22, 2019 in WNDB News

Tallahassee, FL – Describing it as a “top priority,” Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday directed Secretary of State Laurel Lee to immediately start a review of the security of state and county elections systems after disclosures about Russian hacking during the 2016 campaign. In a one-page letter to Lee, the state’s top elections official, DeSantis […]

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VCC Discusses Other Uses For Jail Kitchen

VCC Discusses Other Uses For Jail Kitchen

By on May 21, 2019 in WNDB News

DeLand, FL – After a fairly routine meeting and during public discussion, the Volusia County Council talked about using jail food services for other agencies in Volusia County, possibly including First Step Shelter. At-Large Council Member Ben Johnson talking about helping with First Step Shelter, preparing meals at the jail and not having to install […]

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VCSO Investigating Puppy Theft

VCSO Investigating Puppy Theft

By on May 21, 2019 in WNDB News

UPDATE: The puppies have been located in good condition. The person who had them is not in custody at this time and is cooperating with detectives. The investigation is continuing. Orange City, FL – Four blue-nose pit bull puppies are missing from their Orange City-area home and Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies are actively pursuing potential […]

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Port Orange Patrol Vehicle Involved In Vehicle Crash

Port Orange Patrol Vehicle Involved In Vehicle Crash

By on May 21, 2019 in WNDB News

Port Orange, FL – A Port Orange Police officer has minor injuries after the marked patrol vehicle he was driving was involved in an accident early this (May 21) morning. The officer was traveling westbound on Dunlawton Avenue in the right through lane with the green light around 12:15 a.m. A 1999 pickup driven by […]

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By The Numbers: Florida’s Death Penalty

By The Numbers: Florida’s Death Penalty

By on May 21, 2019 in WNDB News

Tallahassee, FL – Serial killer Bobby Joe Long is scheduled to be executed at 6 p.m. Thursday at Florida State Prison in the 1984 murder of Michelle Simms in Hillsborough County. Long would be the first Death Row inmate executed since Gov. Ron DeSantis took office in January. But Florida has a long history of […]

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First Step Shelter Board Meeting Today

First Step Shelter Board Meeting Today

By on May 21, 2019 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – The First Step Shelter Board meets this afternoon with a number of items on their plate. Board member and Port Orange Vice Mayor Chase Tramont said there are some policy issues to be discussed and also what the Board’s expectations are for the building they are to receive. Tramont said he […]

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Volusia Teachers Union Continues Work On Salary Plan

Volusia Teachers Union Continues Work On Salary Plan

By on May 21, 2019 in WNDB News

DeLand, FL – The work continues by the Volusia United Educators union to create a salary schedule for the $6 million allotted by the Volusia County School Board to be used for teacher raises. Union President Elizabeth Albert said that a requirement in a three-year contract ratified in November was to form a committee between […]

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Campus Early Voting Battle Continues

Campus Early Voting Battle Continues

By on May 20, 2019 in WNDB News

Tallahassee, FL – Nearly a year after a federal judge’s ruling allowed early-voting sites on college and university campuses, state elections officials and plaintiffs in the case remain locked in a legal battle. Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker last week scheduled a June 19 hearing after the two sides have argued about whether the […]

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Memorial Day Travel Outlook For Floridians

Memorial Day Travel Outlook For Floridians

By on May 20, 2019 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – Travel numbers this coming weekend for the Memorial Day holiday are forecast to show the second largest travel volume on record – dating back to 2000. That’s according to AAA spokesperson, Mark Jenkins. Jenkins said that about 2.3 million Floridians are expected to travel which is about 86,000 more than last […]

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Charges Pending Against NSB Man In Fatal Traffic Accident

Charges Pending Against NSB Man In Fatal Traffic Accident

By on May 18, 2019 in WNDB News

Paisley, FL – One person is dead, one is in critical condition and two other people suffered minor injuries in a traffic accident on CR-42 near Paisley. Florida Highway Patrol reports that the pickup truck driven by 35-year-old Joseph Ferguson of New Smyrna Beach was headed eastbound this morning (May 17) on CR-42 when the […]

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