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Jury Rejects “Sexsomnia” Claim and Convicts Flagler Man of Molesting 7-Year-Old Girl

| August 20, 2014

Jury Rejects “Sexsomnia” Claim and Convicts Flagler Man of Molesting 7-Year-Old Girl

Caleb Ruh, a 29-year-old Flagler County man accused two years ago of molesting a 7-year-old girl in his care, claimed he was asleep at

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Ex-Verdego Employee Accused of Defrauding Customers and Company Van Theft

| August 20, 2014

Ex-Verdego Employee Accused of Defrauding Customers and Company Van Theft

Travis Heidinger, a 40-year-old resident of 5 Llanes Place in Palm Coast, was booked at the Flagler County jail Tuesday on four counts of

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Illness Sidelines Bill Lewis from Palm Coast Council and Re-Election Bid, Favoring Challengers

| August 20, 2014

Illness Sidelines Bill Lewis from Palm Coast Council and Re-Election Bid, Favoring Challengers

Bill Lewis, 83, has been battling shingles for more than a month and been a no-show at the council or on the campaign, opening

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When a County Commissioner Calls The Supervisor of Elections A “Bitch”

| August 19, 2014

When a County Commissioner Calls The Supervisor of Elections A “Bitch”

In a conversation with a reporter Monday, Flagler County Commissioner Frank Meeker referred to Supervisor of Elections Kimberle Weeks as a "bitch" in what

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Frank Meeker, Flagler County Commission Candidate: The Live Interview

| August 18, 2014

Frank Meeker, Flagler County Commission Candidate: The Live Interview

Frank Meeker is a candidate for the Flagler County Commission in the Aug. 26 Republican primary, in which only registered Republicans may cast a

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Xanax, Beer and a Louisville Slugger: Mondex Man Accused of Battering Woman Over Drugs

| August 18, 2014

Xanax, Beer and a Louisville Slugger: Mondex Man Accused of Battering Woman Over Drugs

Richard Spear, a 50-year-old resident of Daytona North is accused of battering a 30-year-old woman and threatening her and her ex-boyfriend, and smashing the

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Flagler Rotary Club’s Labor Day Celebration in Town Center Aug. 30: Craft Beer, Fireworks and Music

| August 18, 2014

Flagler Rotary Club’s Labor Day Celebration in Town Center Aug. 30: Craft Beer, Fireworks and Music

The Rotary Club of Flagler County is hosting an all-day Labor Day Celebration at Palm Coast's Town Center on Saturday, Aug. 30, from 2

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650 Names, or 13% of Flagler Beach Population, On Petition Opposing $600,000 Fire Truck

| August 15, 2014

650 Names, or 13% of Flagler Beach Population, On Petition Opposing $600,000 Fire Truck

The 65-page petition, published here in full for public examination, has not been authenticated by the city, but would, if verified, pose a serious

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Fearing Ambush, Cops and Medics “Stage” Before Responding to Reported Shooting in Bunnell

| August 15, 2014

Fearing Ambush, Cops and Medics “Stage” Before Responding to Reported Shooting in Bunnell

The incident took place just after midnight Thursday in South Bunnell: 911 got several calls about an alleged shooting and a victim who'd been injured,

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County Commission Candidate Mark Richter’s Past: Felony Conviction, 7 Weeks in Navy, and Unanswered Questions

| August 14, 2014

County Commission Candidate Mark Richter’s Past: Felony Conviction, 7 Weeks in Navy, and Unanswered Questions

Flagler County Commission candidate Mark Richter refused to document claims about his recent past or answer questions about his background until records obtained by

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Daytona State’s Palm Coast Campus Celebrates Its New Addition at 4 PM Today

| August 14, 2014

Daytona State’s Palm Coast Campus Celebrates Its New Addition at 4 PM Today

The 24,000 square foot expansion is anchored by a stately-looking two level building, a $7.6 million project. The ribbon cutting runs from 4 to

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U.S. Marshals Shoot and Kill a Man In Espanola; He Was Sought for July Shooting in Bunnell

| August 13, 2014

U.S. Marshals Shoot and Kill a Man In Espanola; He Was Sought for July Shooting in Bunnell

A man was shot and killed in Espanola this morning as the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office were

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Mark Richter, Flagler County Commission Candidate: The Live Interview

| August 21, 2014

Mark Richter, Flagler County Commission Candidate: The Live Interview

Mark Richter is a candidate for the Flagler County Commission in the Aug. 26 Republican primary, in which only registered Republicans may cast a ballot. He is challenging first-term incumbent Nate McLaughlin.

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Visit Florida: Ferguson’s Seethe Is a Matter of Time for the Sunshine State

| August 21, 2014

Visit Florida: Ferguson’s Seethe Is a Matter of Time for the Sunshine State

Rose-colored Florida is a cynical myth, the stuff of marketing brochures, a developers’ conspiracy of enticing fiction to make their cash registers ring. The real Florida is a bitter, brooding reality beyond sugarcoating, argues Stephen

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Flagler Emergency Official Cautions of Heat Indices Reaching 108 Through Friday

| August 20, 2014

Flagler Emergency Official Cautions of Heat Indices Reaching 108 Through Friday

Today through Friday the heat index is hitting unusually high levels and will range from 102 to 108 in Flagler County, especially inland, prompting weather and emergency officials to caution residents and vacationers to stay

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Meeting With Scientists on Global Warming, Gov. Scott Shows No Interest in the Science

| August 20, 2014

Meeting With Scientists on Global Warming, Gov. Scott Shows No Interest in the Science

Gov. Rick Scott, in a 30-minute meeting with scientists, asked whether the professors' students were getting jobs in Florida, but showed no interest in the science under discussion or scientists' urging him to prepare

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Lessons for Florida from A California Pot Tourist

| August 18, 2014

Lessons for Florida from A California Pot Tourist

If Florida’s voters approve Amendment 2, our state will have an opportunity to implement a marijuana law that avoids heading down California's cynical path, argues Karen Cyphers. It will be a challenge, but the reward

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Dennis McDonald, Flagler County Commission Candidate: The Live Interview

| August 18, 2014

Dennis McDonald, Flagler County Commission Candidate: The Live Interview

Dennis McDonald is a candidate for the Flagler County Commission in the Aug. 26 Republican primary, in which only registered Republicans may cast a ballot.

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1 in 6 Big Businesses Planning to Offer “Junk” Health Insurance Below ACA Standards

| August 18, 2014

1 in 6 Big Businesses Planning to Offer “Junk” Health Insurance Below ACA Standards

Many thought such low-benefit "skinny plans" would be history once the health law was implemented. Instead, 16 percent of large employers will offer lower-benefit coverage along with at least one health plan that does qualify

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The Phony War Over Campaign Signs

| August 17, 2014

The Phony War Over Campaign Signs

The problem isn't the county's ban on campaign signs at the public library, it's the dismal slate of candidates on this year's primary ballots, but Flagler's Ronald Reagan Assembly candidates and Supervisor of Elections Weeks

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Every Town a Ferguson:
Reflections of a Scary Black Kid from Brooklyn

| August 16, 2014

<i>Every Town a Ferguson:</i><br /> Reflections of a Scary Black Kid from Brooklyn

Next time you feel intimidated by a black man, try to understand that it’s not about you, writes Jon Hardison, as much as it reflects remnants of a fear of what the average black American

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Manatees No Longer Endangered? Not So Fast.

| August 15, 2014

Manatees No Longer Endangered? Not So Fast.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering downlisting manatees from endangered to threatened, reducing their protective status. Save the Manatee Club's Katie Tripp argues the proposal rests on too scanty data.

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Lynnette Callender, Flagler County School Board Candidate: The Live Interview

| August 14, 2014

Lynnette Callender, Flagler County School Board Candidate: The Live Interview

Lynnette Callender is one of eight candidates in three races for Flagler County School Board in the Aug. 26 primary election: all Flagler voters, regardless of party affiliation and address, may cast a ballot in

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Janet McDonald, Flagler County School Board Candidate: The Live Interview

| August 14, 2014

Janet McDonald, Flagler County School Board Candidate: The Live Interview

Janet McDonald is one of eight candidates in three races for Flagler County School Board in the Aug. 26 primary election: all Flagler voters, regardless of party affiliation and address, may cast a ballot in

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Arts in Palm Coast & Flagler Tennessee Williams’s “Suddenly Last Summer” Gorges on Flagler Stage in Palm Coast Arts Foundation Fundraiser

Tennessee Williams’s “Suddenly Last Summer” Gorges on Flagler Stage in Palm Coast Arts Foundation Fundraiser

"Suddenly Last Summer" will be staged for one performance only on Aug. 16, at Lohman Auditorium in Marineland, under the direction of City Repertory Theatre’s John Sbordone, starring Annie Gaybis and Ann Kraft.

Aug 8, 2014 / More »
Flagler 911 Ex-Verdego Employee Accused of Defrauding Customers and Company Van Theft

Ex-Verdego Employee Accused of Defrauding Customers and Company Van Theft

Travis Heidinger, a 40-year-old resident of 5 Llanes Place in Palm Coast, was booked at the Flagler County jail Tuesday on four counts of grand theft after an investigation concluded he’d defrauded at

Aug 20, 2014 / More »
Rights & Liberties The Phony War Over Campaign Signs

The Phony War Over Campaign Signs

The problem isn't the county's ban on campaign signs at the public library, it's the dismal slate of candidates on this year's primary ballots, but Flagler's Ronald Reagan Assembly candidates and Supervisor of

Aug 17, 2014 / More »
The Live Wire Flagler Rotary Club’s Labor Day Celebration in Town Center Aug. 30: Craft Beer, Fireworks and Music

Flagler Rotary Club’s Labor Day Celebration in Town Center Aug. 30: Craft Beer, Fireworks and Music

The Rotary Club of Flagler County is hosting an all-day Labor Day Celebration at Palm Coast's Town Center on Saturday, Aug. 30, from 2 to 10 p.m. Admission is free. The event features

Aug 18, 2014 / More »
Pierre Tristam The Phony War Over Campaign Signs

The Phony War Over Campaign Signs

The problem isn't the county's ban on campaign signs at the public library, it's the dismal slate of candidates on this year's primary ballots, but Flagler's Ronald Reagan Assembly candidates and Supervisor of

Aug 17, 2014 / More »
Jo Ann Nahirny PERT: Why Flagler Students Are Forced to Take the Stupidest Test You’ve Never Heard Of

PERT: Why Flagler Students Are Forced to Take the Stupidest Test You’ve Never Heard Of

Why are a slew of high achievers at Matanzas High School and FPC who have already succeeded in various courses having to take the so-called Post Secondary Educational Readiness Test on top

May 14, 2014 / More »
Steve Robinson The Only Immigration “Crisis” Is America’s Refusal to Take In Children With Open Arms

The Only Immigration “Crisis” Is America’s Refusal to Take In Children With Open Arms

What are we to make of people who will stand in front of a TV camera and say they don’t want “those” people in their town? What are we to make of people

Jul 17, 2014 / More »
Guest Columns Visit Florida: Ferguson’s Seethe Is a Matter of Time for the Sunshine State

Visit Florida: Ferguson’s Seethe Is a Matter of Time for the Sunshine State

Rose-colored Florida is a cynical myth, the stuff of marketing brochures, a developers’ conspiracy of enticing fiction to make their cash registers ring. The real Florida is a bitter, brooding reality beyond sugarcoating,

Aug 21, 2014 / More »
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Flagler, Palm Coast & Other Local News

Jury Rejects “Sexsomnia” Claim and Convicts Flagler Man of Molesting 7-Year-Old Girl »

Jury Rejects “Sexsomnia” Claim and Convicts Flagler Man of Molesting 7-Year-Old Girl

Caleb Ruh, a 29-year-old Flagler County man accused two years ago of molesting a 7-year-old girl in his care, claimed he was asleep at the time. He faces life in prison when sentenmced on Sept. 29.

Aug 20 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Ex-Verdego Employee Accused of Defrauding Customers and Company Van Theft »

Ex-Verdego Employee Accused of Defrauding Customers and Company Van Theft

Travis Heidinger, a 40-year-old resident of 5 Llanes Place in Palm Coast, was booked at the Flagler County jail Tuesday on four counts of grand theft after an investigation concluded he’d defrauded at least customers and Verdego and stolen company property.

Aug 20 2014 / 1 comment / Read More »

Illness Sidelines Bill Lewis from Palm Coast Council and Re-Election Bid, Favoring Challengers »

Illness Sidelines Bill Lewis from Palm Coast Council and Re-Election Bid, Favoring Challengers

Bill Lewis, 83, has been battling shingles for more than a month and been a no-show at the council or on the campaign, opening the way for three challengers in the Palm Coast City Council race for District 4.

Aug 20 2014 / 8 comments / Read More »
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