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  1. St. Johns River reaches flood stage; Tropical Storm Beryl formsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2018 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    Heavy rain in May and June has pushed the river to flood stage again between Lake Harney and Sanford, prompting Volusia County officials to close public boat ramps at Lemon Bluff in Osteen and Mariners Cove in Deltona. And, even though the seasonal forecast for overall hurricane activity continues to dwindle, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center are watching a couple of systems this week.

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  2. Sheriff: First alleged drug dealer charged with overdose death in VolusiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2018 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    A grand jury on Monday indicted Steven Montilla of Sanford on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of 34-year-old Jacqueline Griggs.  "The message we're trying to send here is if you're going to be out there selling this stuff, selling this poison, we're coming to get you," Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said during a press conference Monday.

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  3. Sanford brothers convicted of killing DeLand man after slap fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2018 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    Two Sanford brothers were convicted by a jury Tuesday of killing a DeLand man after what was supposed to be a slap box fight between friends escalated into a bloody fist fight. Sylvester “Goon” Simmons, 32, and his brother, Jeremy “Sleepy” Taylor, 22, were each found guilty of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and shooting into an occupied vehicle.

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  4. Deputies seize semi-automatic rifles, silencers, drugs from 18-year-old in DeltonaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2018 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    Volusia County deputies searching a Deltona home for drugs stumbled on several semi-automatic rifles and silencers in possession of an 18-year-old felon, an agency spokesman said on Monday. The Deltona Narcotics Enforcement Team and a SWAT group executed a search warrant at 3160 Courtland Blvd. at 6 p.m. Friday and found weapons, a report states.

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  5. 'God put me there at the right time' said trooper who helped rescue driverRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2018 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    They were desperately trying to pull the door open to rescue an unconscious man strapped in the driver's seat of a pickup that was sinking further into the depths of a murky pond. That's what Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Roberto Ortiz saw Friday morning moments after he rolled up behind two vehicles on the side of Interstate 4 near Sanford.

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  6. Flagler population passes 110,000; Volusia adds 10,000Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2018 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    Flagler's population has grown by nearly 10 percent since 2013 while Volusia's has increased at a 7 percent clip over the same period. According to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released Thursday, Flagler County's population rose 2.5 percent between July 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017 to reach 110,510 residents, while Volusia County grew by 1.8 percent, to 538,692, during the same period.

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  7. DeLand, Volusia building swap unleashes downtown visioningRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2018 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    As Georgia Avenue undergoes a makeover, Volusia County has agreed to a property swap with the city that officials hope will lead to the removal of the dingy, old jail, a wart on the face of a popular nightlife destination. The idea has been kicked around by the respective governments for a couple of years, but the county wanted to see the city's vision for the area before agreeing to the trade.

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  8. Sheriff: Teen carjacked Deltona senior citizen to trade Corvette for marijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2018 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    A Sanford teenager was arrested in the weekend carjacking of a 76-year-old Deltona resident whose Corvette was stolen after the suspect put a gun to his head, Sheriff Mike Chitwood said. Robert L. Smith, 17, was arrested Tuesday night and is charged with felony armed carjacking.

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  9. FHP: Daytona man intentionally slams into trooper's patrol car on I-4Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2018 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    A Daytona Beach man was arrested after he intentionally struck a Florida Highway Patrol trooper's car on Interstate 4 on Monday afternoon, officials said. According to FHP's Sgt.

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  10. Passenger traffic soars at Daytona airportRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2017 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    DAYTONA BEACH - As the local economy continues to sizzle, and tourists pour into the area in record numbers, Daytona Beach International Airport could be winging its way toward its strongest passenger traffic count since 1996. The airport needs 43,192 passengers this month to top its total for last year: 707,657, which was a 20-year-high.

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  11. Deputies still seeking suspect in fatal 2016 DeLand burglaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2017 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    Nearly a year after a DeLand man died from injuries sustained defending his home from a burglar, deputies are again asking for the public's help finding his attacker. Carl Husfeld, 87, was fatally injured December 8, 2016, when he interrupted a man in his house at 12 Oak Circle near DeLand.

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  12. Motorists can expect delays on St. Johns River bridgesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2017 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    Motorists can expect delays and detours in the DeBary and Sanford areas as Florida Department of Transportation crews work on the St. Johns River Bridge. Northbound U.S. 17-92 will be closed from the bridge in Sanford to Dirksen Drive in DeBary from 6 a.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday.

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  13. Will blood traces, Luis Toledo's words be enough for murder verdicts?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2017 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    Not even a single spot of blood related to their disappearance was found for her mother or her brother. On Friday morning, a jury of 12 people will begin deliberating whether Luis Toledo killed his wife Yessenia Suarez, 28, and her two children Thalia Otto, 9, and Michael Otto, 8, and then disposed of their bodies.

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  14. Lawyers squabble over video of Luis Toledo arrest interrogationRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2017 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    A recording of Luis Toledo telling investigators to search for the bodies of his wife and children in a "gator pit" will be played for jurors in his triple-murder trial. In the recording, Toledo blamed a neighbor for disposing of the bodies of his 28-year-old wife, Yessenia Suarez and her two children: 9-year-old Thalia Otto and 8-year-old Michael Otto.

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  15. Expert in Luis Toledo Deltona triple-murder trial testifies DNA in blood matched girl'sRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2017 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    St. AUGUSTINE - The DNA of 9-year-old Thalia Otto was found in the blood on a closet door, in the master bathroom, on the trunk mat of her mother's car and on a black boot investigators say belongs to accused killer Luis Toledo, a DNA expert testified on Tuesday. Prosecutors also showed jurors pictures of items fished out of a dumpster behind a Petco store near the Seminole Town Center Mall in Sanford.

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  16. Apartments, storage and more storage eye Port OrangeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2017 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    A 316-unit apartment complex along with commercial space could be built across from the Pavilion at Port Orange. A Hampton Inn & Suites with a restaurant and retail space along with a three-story self-storage facility could be built just west of the Dunlawton Boulevard interchange with Interstate 95. And at least three more self-storage facilities are in the planning stages - one near The Sanctuary at Spruce Creek, one across from Crane Lakes Golf & Country Club and another just east of I-95 near Mellow Mushroom.

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  17. Neighbor testifies: Luis Toledo seemed 'frantic,' said 'I snapped'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2017 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    Tyshawn Jackson testified on Monday that his neighbor Luis Toledo seemed frantic as the two drove back to Deltona after Toledo left his wife's car in a Publix parking lot in another county. Jackson took the stand in the trial against Luis Toledo.

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  18. Deputies: Heated poltiical argument ends in gunfire; teen shot in kneeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2017 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    A teen bystander was shot in the knee in Deltona Saturday night when a political argument between two men ended in gunfire, Volusia sheriff's investigators said. The shooter was the teen's stepfather, Jose Amaro, 41, who was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon and two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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