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Felon nabbed in Port Orange Regions Bank robbery

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Felon nabbed in Port Orange Regions Bank robbery

- John Gallas @johngallasnj A man whose criminal resume includes robbing a bank, and getting caught, was arrested Friday and accused of holding up the Regions Bank this week in Port Orange. Port Orange police obtained a warrant for Gregory W. Ozoniak on Thursday, after the 10 a.m. robbery. The suspect was picked up by Daytona Beach police Friday afternoon, according to a statement by Officer Evan Doyle, Port Orange police spokesman
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Man gets probation for stealing Daytona Beach police car

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Man gets probation for stealing Daytona Beach police car

- Frank Fernandez @frankfff DAYTONA BEACH — A man who stole a Daytona Beach police car was sentenced to 36 months probation after entering a no contest plea. Eric Sirmans, 45, of DeLand was charged with grand theft with damage more than $1,000 and fleeing/attempting to elude. That charge was reduced from a first-degree felony to a third-degree felony as part of the plea deal
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Daytona mother arrested after teen daughter hospitalized in drinking binge

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Daytona mother arrested after teen daughter hospitalized in drinking binge

- DAYTONA BEACH — A 15-year-old girl was hospitalized and her mother was arrested after it was discovered the two had been downing whiskey together at a hotel, police said. The girl was throwing up and shaking so severely from the alcohol poisoning that her 13-year-old sister urged her mother to call an ambulance, but the mother refused to call until it became clear that the 15-year-old was getting sicker, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department
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Shriners ceremony celebrates new leaders in Daytona

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Shriners ceremony celebrates new leaders in Daytona

- Jim Abbott @JimAbbottwrites DAYTONA BEACH — Amid a backdrop of pageantry and ritual, Shriners International installed new leadership for the coming year Wednesday in one of the major meetings of its weeklong convention at the Ocean Center. A gala inauguration of the organization’s incoming imperial potentate, Orlando businessman Gary Bergenske, the event featured numerous short biographical videos about Bergenske and his family on the jumbo screens in the Ocean Center’s arena
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Halifax Hospital District lowers tax rate yet again

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Halifax Hospital District lowers tax rate yet again

- Mike Finch II @MIKE_FINCH2 DAYTONA BEACH — A decade ago this figure might have been unimaginable: $6,048,000. That’s how much money the Halifax Hospital District plans to collect in property taxes next fiscal year. That's an 88 percent drop since 2007, when tax revenues climbed to a peak of $52 million. Board members agreed to cut the current tax rate in half this week at their bi-monthly meeting, pushing the organization closer to a goal set more than 10 years ago of collecting zero property taxes
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Bellair Lanes, Daytona Beach's last bowling alley, set to close

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Bellair Lanes, Daytona Beach's last bowling alley, set to close

- Clayton Park @ClaytonPark3 DAYTONA BEACH — Bellair Lanes, a beachside institution for nearly 60 years and one of the Daytona Beach area's last remaining bowling alleys, is closing its doors at the stroke of midnight Friday. Steve Perry and business partner Bernard Mazzoni, who took over Bellair Lanes at the Publix-anchored Bellair Plaza on State Road A1A more than a decade ago, are being sued by their landlord for owing more than a half-million dollars in back rent, according to court documents
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THEIR HIT PARADE: Shriners bring the fun with Daytona procession

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THEIR HIT PARADE: Shriners bring the fun with Daytona procession

- Jim Abbott @JimAbbottwrites DAYTONA BEACH — Members of the Azan Shrine Temple of Melbourne arrived early at the staging area for Tuesday’s Shriners parade, finding a shady spot at SunSplash Park for one of the chapter’s most beloved possessions — a gleaming red 1957 Mack Thermodyne firetruck. “It’s terrific,” said Cliff Schmitt, 84, a sentiment directed at both the truck and the parade
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Alumni react to B-CU president's resignation

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Alumni react to B-CU president's resignation

- DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — After the president of Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach resigned Tuesday, notable alumni who spoke to WESH 2 said it's time for university's board to focus on the future and climb out of debt. During his tenure, a group of alumni formed and began calling for change at the school over concerns about preserving its legacy. "Yesterday was my grandmother's birthday," said Dr
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Bethune-Cookman University president resigns

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Bethune-Cookman University president resigns

- DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Edison Jackson has resigned as Bethune-Cookman University's president, officials said. Jackson was appointed as the university’s sixth president in 2013. His contract would have expired next June and the board accepted his early retirement Tuesday, sources said. Discussions are ongoing about his exact retirement date, and who will step in as interim president. Dozens of B-CU students and alumni submitted a letter to the board of trustees last week demanding the termination of Jackson
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Police: Dog dies after being left in hot car in Daytona Beach, owner arrested

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Police: Dog dies after being left in hot car in Daytona Beach, owner arrested

- Police: Dog dies after being left in hot car in Daytona Beach, owner arrested DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A dog died Sunday afternoon after being left in a hot car in Daytona Beach, according to police. Officers were called to Halifax Hospital after an animal control officer reported finding a dog dead in a car. Investigators said the dog was initially spotted by a hospital security guard
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Dog left in hot car at Daytona's Halifax hospital dies, owner arrested

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Dog left in hot car at Daytona's Halifax hospital dies, owner arrested

- Patricio G. Balona @PBalonaNJ DAYTONA BEACH — A dog died in a hot car in the parking lot of Halifax Health Medical Center while his owner was being treated for chest pain, police said. The 7-year-old pug named Apollo was left in the vehicle with the windows cracked Sunday afternoon and police said it was checked on twice by a hospital security guard
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Shriners kick off convention with 'Walk for Love' fundraiser

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Shriners kick off convention with 'Walk for Love' fundraiser

- DAYTONA BEACH — The soprano who belted out the national anthem Sunday to kick off the Shriners International Imperial Session was once a Shriners patient. The high school senior plays varsity basketball and soccer — and as a child had a knock knee deformity that made living the life of an athlete seem impossible, said Marty DeVault, who has been active with the Shriners for 10 years
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Family, police make public plea for help in finding missing vet

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Family, police make public plea for help in finding missing vet

- Patricio G. Balona @PBalonaNJ DAYTONA BEACH — The family of a Korean War veteran who left an assisted living facility and has been missing for three days joined police in a plea to the public for help in find their endangered loved one. Harold Cantrell, 85, who has been missing since Wednesday, has medical conditions like Alzheimer's, dementia and diabetes, said Daytona Beach police Chief Craig Capri
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85-year-old man runs from Daytona Beach nursing home

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85-year-old man runs from Daytona Beach nursing home

- 85-year-old man runs from Daytona Beach nursing home DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Daytona Beach Police are looking for an 85-year-old man who ran out of a nursing home on Wednesday. Someone opened the front door to the Indigo Palms Healthcare facility on National Healthcare Blvd. and Harold Cantrell walked out, according to a Daytona Beach police report. After Cantrell was let outside, police say surveillance video shows Cantrell sprinting away from the facility
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A teenager when he shot a suspected pedophile, man now seeks release from prison

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A teenager when he shot a suspected pedophile, man now seeks release from prison

- Frank Fernandez @frankfff DAYTONA BEACH — The scales of justice face a delicate weighing Monday as youth and responsibility will hang in the balance against a gunshot to the head of a man accused of horrible crimes against children. Mark Berrios was a 15-year-old runaway from Jacksonville when he shot and killed Olen Lee Hepler, a 47-year-old suspected pedophile in Ormond-by-the-Sea in 1995
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Woman carjacked while trying to help crash victims in Volusia County, deputies say

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Woman carjacked while trying to help crash victims in Volusia County, deputies say

- Woman carjacked while trying to help crash victims in Volusia County, deputies say VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — A woman was carjacked while trying help crash victims along Interstate 4 early Saturday, and deputies believe an injured woman may be in the vehicle they're now searching for. The crash was reported at 5:40 a.m. along westbound I-4 near Daytona Beach, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said
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Felon pleads, gets 15 years in Daytona killing; victim's family complains

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Felon pleads, gets 15 years in Daytona killing; victim's family complains

- Frank Fernandez @frankfff DAYTONA BEACH — Family members criticized a plea deal on Friday that saw a man with a felony in his past sentenced to 15 years in prison for shooting their loved one to death. Rayshad Mincey, 28, of Daytona Beach, killed 25-year-old Jarrod Swinton last year after a confrontation in the 200 block of Garden Street. Mincey was arguing with another man named Ben Robinson about 6:35 p
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'A big number': Daytona shopping center sells for $20.6 million

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'A big number': Daytona shopping center sells for $20.6 million

- Shopping center purchased by Calif. firm; One Daytona driving price. Clayton Park @ClaytonPark3 DAYTONA BEACH — A California real estate investment firm paid $20.65 million to recently acquire the Volusia Marketplace shopping center along West International Speedway Boulevard, just west of Willliamson Boulevard. The center's tenants include Ashley Furniture, Big Lots, Panera Bread and Chipotle. The sale to Los Angeles, California-based The Festival Companies did not include the Chick-fil-A fast-food restaurant on the corner
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  • Upon further review, Lydia Ko is still No. 1 in women's golf
    Upon further review, Lydia Ko is still No. 1 in women's golf

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    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An oversight by the women's world golf ranking means Lydia Ko is still No. 1. The LPGA Tour said last week that projections from the world ranking showed Ariya Jutanugarn going to No. 1 because Ko didn't play the ShopRite LPGA Classic and So Yeon Ryu missed the cut. But the tour said Monday that the projections were based on the day they were calculated, instead of the day when the ranking is released
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Family & Parenting

  • Sheriff lends a hand during baby birth outside Daytona hospital
    Sheriff lends a hand during baby birth outside Daytona hospital

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    Katie Kustura @katiekustura DAYTONA BEACH — He thought he was just there to visit a friend, but Sheriff Mike Chitwood became part of an impromptu birthing team Thursday outside Halifax Health Medical Center. The sheriff was waiting in the hospital's lobby Thursday afternoon when someone ran inside from the parking lot and shouted that a woman was having a baby. Nurse Ann Hilliard Ussery grabbed Chitwood and ran outside
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Browns discuss history of paintings in Daytona museum
    Browns discuss history of paintings in Daytona museum

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    Eileen Zaffiro-Kean @EileenDBNJ DAYTONA BEACH — Some people have been lucky enough to talk directly with Cici and Hyatt Brown about the 2,600 oil and watercolor paintings they collected over nearly 20 years and donated to the museum that bears their names. But since most people will never have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with the Browns about the paintings that depict life in Florida from the 1700s to the 1900s, an area couple has come up with a way to capture and preserve their stories so others will be able to hear them for decades to come
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Travel & Recreation

  • Boating a way of life for Daytona Beach Dock Jam attendees
    Boating a way of life for Daytona Beach Dock Jam attendees

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    Katie Kustura @katiekustura DAYTONA BEACH — Friendships built on a love of the water float well in Volusia County. Whether your vessel cost $20,000 or $200,000, in the boating community, size doesn't matter, Bronn Alwine said. Alwine and his wife, Nikki Alwine, spent Saturday afternoon enjoying the Florida Boat Show and Dock Jam Seafood Music Festival with friends they'd made more than 10 years ago at the Halifax Harbor Marina, the same place the events were being held
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Law & Crime

  • 2 women injured in Daytona Bellair Lanes bowling shooting
    2 women injured in Daytona Bellair Lanes bowling shooting

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    DAYTONA BEACH — A group of people was out bowling Wednesday morning at Bellair Lanes when a fight broke out. Then a shot rang out and two women were hit. Detectives have a person of interest in the case, but no arrests have been made, said Daytona Beach police spokeswoman Lyda Longa. Police arrived about 1:45 a.m. at the bowling business at 2575 N
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Life & Style

  • Florida man gropes, punches woman at bar; dies in fall
    Florida man gropes, punches woman at bar; dies in fall

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    A Florida man faces manslaughter charges after a confrontation with a woman in a Daytona Beach bar that stemmed from allegations that he groped her. Debra Jost died in a hospital one day after the Saturday incident at the Oyster Bay bar. Lamothe was arrested Wednesday and held in the Volusia County Jail without bail. A 911 call was released by police and posted by USA Today
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