House Backs Tougher Texting, Driving Ban

House Backs Tougher Texting, Driving Ban

By on April 24, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – Law-enforcement officers could pull over motorists they see texting and driving, under a measure approved Tuesday by the House despite concerns the change could increase racial profiling. However, the Senate is set to vote Wednesday on a different proposal that would only allow motorists to use hands-free wireless devices when they are traveling on […]

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Firefighter Cancer Benefits Ready For Passage

Firefighter Cancer Benefits Ready For Passage

By on April 24, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – After getting unanimous approval Tuesday in the Senate, a proposal that would provide increased benefits to firefighters diagnosed with cancer is ready for final approval in the House. The bill (SB 426), sponsored by Sen. Anitere Flores, R-Miami, requires providing a series of benefits to firefighters diagnosed with 21 types of cancer. […]

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Home Sales Fall Again In March

Home Sales Fall Again In March

By on April 24, 2019 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – For the third consecutive month, home sales fall around the Daytona Beach area. The Daytona Beach Multiple Listing Service (MLS) reported that 435 single-family homes were sold in the area, with a median sales price of $230,500. That’s a 7% drop in sales compared to March of 2018 and a nearly 2% decline in median […]

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Major Insurance Bill Poised For Approval

Major Insurance Bill Poised For Approval

By on April 23, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – The Senate as early as Wednesday could give final approval to a plan that would overhaul the controversial insurance practice known as assignment of benefits. Senators on Tuesday took up the House version of the bill (HB 7065), setting the stage for a final vote on the highest-profile insurance issue of the […]

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Senate Passes Controversial School Safety Bill

Senate Passes Controversial School Safety Bill

By on April 23, 2019 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – In search of a solution that will prevent another school massacre, a sharply divided Florida Senate on Tuesday passed a wide-ranging school safety bill that includes a controversial provision aimed at adding armed teachers to the line of defense. The Senate passed the bill on a 22-17 vote, with Democrats and Sen. Anitere […]

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Bethune-Cookman Selects 7th President

Bethune-Cookman Selects 7th President

By on April 23, 2019 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – Soon, the home of the Wildcats will be welcoming their new president on campus. That’s according to Bethune-Cookman University, who recently announced that they have selected the institution’s seventh president. Their choice is Dr. E. LaBrent Chrite, who will take office at the beginning of July this year. Chrite currently serves as the dean […]

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DBPD Shoots Armed Suspect In Pharmacy Robbery

DBPD Shoots Armed Suspect In Pharmacy Robbery

By on April 23, 2019 in WNDB News

UPDATE (04-23-19): Daytona Beach police have released surveillance footage showing what happened inside the pharmacy at the time of the shooting. Earlier reporting below. Daytona Beach, FL – Daytona Beach Police had to shoot the suspect in an armed robbery this afternoon at the Walgreen’s located at International Speedway Blvd. and Ridgewood Ave. DBPD was alerted […]

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DeLand Man Beats Up Mom Over $100

DeLand Man Beats Up Mom Over $100

By on April 23, 2019 in WNDB News

DeLand, FL – A DeLand man is in the Volusia County Jail after DeLand police officers say he beat up his own mother over $100. Officers say 23-year-old Giovanni Bubenik also spit on two of them while they escorted him out of the residence. An officer was flagged down by Bubenik’s sister just after midnight […]

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VCSO Fugitive Flees, Gets Arrested In Flagler County

VCSO Fugitive Flees, Gets Arrested In Flagler County

By on April 23, 2019 in WNDB News

Bunnell, FL – A reported stolen vehicle in Volusia County led the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office to the arrest of a man wanted for questioning in multiple weapon complaint incidents. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office and the Daytona Beach Police Department were already on the trail of the man, identified as 23-year-old Treshawn Smith of […]

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Mall Attack Victim Doesn’t Want To Press Charges

Mall Attack Victim Doesn’t Want To Press Charges

By on April 23, 2019 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – A victim who was attacked at the Volusia Mall tells police that he doesn’t want to press charges against his attackers. That’s according to Daytona Beach police, following an attack that took place over the weekend. The report from DBPD says that the attack happened just before 4 p.m. on Saturday (April 20th). […]

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