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Palm Coast Man Accused of Battering Mother Sends Deputy to Hospital With Eye Injury

| September 26, 2016

Palm Coast Man Accused of Battering Mother Sends Deputy to Hospital With Eye Injury

Cid Elliot Ramirez, a 47-year-old Palm Coast man is being held without bond at the Flagler County jail on more than half a dozen

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Bunnell Residents Wake Up to Dry Taps as Water Levels at New Plant Fall Overnight

| September 26, 2016

Bunnell Residents Wake Up to Dry Taps as Water Levels at New Plant Fall Overnight

Bunnell had to connect to Palm Coast water for a few hours as it hunted down the cause of an alarm that shut down

8 comments / Read More »

A 3-Year-Old Boy Attending Roma Court Academy Wanders Into Traffic as Staff Is Oblivious

| September 23, 2016

A 3-Year-Old Boy Attending Roma Court Academy Wanders Into Traffic as Staff Is Oblivious

Staff at Roma Court Academy had no idea the boy had wandered off the property until a Chinese delivery driver and another driver saw

11 comments / Read More »

In a Telling Surprise, Cops and 5 Public-Sector Unions Endorse Staly for Sheriff Over Jones

| September 23, 2016

In a Telling Surprise, Cops and 5 Public-Sector Unions Endorse Staly for Sheriff Over Jones

It is actually an endorsement from all six county public sector unions, so Staly is now backed by cops, teachers, school service employees, county

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Vote-By-Mail Requests Already Set Records In Flagler; Big Lead For Republicans

| September 23, 2016

Vote-By-Mail Requests Already Set Records In Flagler; Big Lead For Republicans

With some voting already under way, upwards of 12,000 vote-by-mail ballots have been requested from the Flagler elections supervisor, and more than 2 million

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3 Hurt, 1 Critical in Two-Vehicle Collision on Belle Terre Near Wadsworth Elementary

| September 22, 2016

3 Hurt, 1 Critical in Two-Vehicle Collision on Belle Terre Near Wadsworth Elementary

The wreck involved a black Ford pick-up truck owned by Del Castillo Home and Lawn Service, the Palm Coast-based lawn and pest-control company, and

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Ex-Palm Coast Staples Employee Arrested For Armed Robbery and Assault at the Store

| September 22, 2016

Ex-Palm Coast Staples Employee Arrested For Armed Robbery and Assault at the Store

27-year-old Brandon Hubbert had worked at the Palm Coast Staples a few years ago and allegedly used that experience to hide in the store

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Lory Yazurlo, Owner of Defunct Pig Sanctuary, Is Killed In Van Fire on John Anderson Highway

| September 22, 2016

Lory Yazurlo, Owner of Defunct Pig Sanctuary, Is Killed In Van Fire on John Anderson Highway

Lory Yazurlo, the 53-year-old owner of what was once a sprawling, 20-acre pig sanctuary in western Flagler, was killed early this morning as her

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Man Found Dead in E-Section Lot Identified as Joseph A. Kelemen, 46, Formerly of Palm Coast

| September 22, 2016

Man Found Dead in E-Section Lot Identified as Joseph A. Kelemen, 46, Formerly of Palm Coast

Joseph A. Kelemen was found dead in an empty lot near the intersection of Eagle Harbor Trail and Eagle Crest Path in Palm Coast

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Divided Over Car Sale at FPC that “Violated” Pact and Precedent, School Board Mulls Next Step

| September 21, 2016

Divided Over Car Sale at FPC that “Violated” Pact and Precedent, School Board Mulls Next Step

Two school board members charge that an agreement signed with the district on the use of FPC was violated when a car "show" turned

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Startling Robbery in Walmart’s Parking Lot as Thieves Grab Palm Coast Woman’s Purse

| September 21, 2016

Startling Robbery in Walmart’s Parking Lot as Thieves Grab Palm Coast Woman’s Purse

A 43-year-old Palm Coast woman was putting away in her car's trunk the merchandise she'd just bought when a silver Hiunday pulled up and

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Mercy Lives: 24-Year-Old Horse Pulled Out of Septic Tank in 2 1/2-Hour Rescue in Mondex

| September 20, 2016

Mercy Lives: 24-Year-Old Horse Pulled Out of Septic Tank in 2 1/2-Hour Rescue in Mondex

A dozen agencies and veterinarians were mobilized to rescue Mercy, a 24-year-old horse that fell in a septic tank Tuesday morning, managing the rescue

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Today’s Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Crime and Incident Reports

| September 26, 2016

Today’s Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Crime and Incident Reports

Palm Coast and Flagler County jail bookings, day and night shift commanders' crime and incident reports investigated by Sheriff's deputies and archive.

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Monday Briefing: Banned Books Week, John Sbordone, Covering “Black Rage”

| September 26, 2016

Monday Briefing: Banned Books Week, John Sbordone, Covering “Black Rage”

The Flagler County Public Library marks Banned Books Week starting with an Ed Murrow documentary, Bunnell holds a tax hearing, City Repertory Theatre's John Sbordone is profiled.

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Early Voting Facts and Myths

| September 25, 2016

Early Voting Facts and Myths

Research shows early voting increases turnout by 2 percent to 4 percent. In some cases, it particularly boosts voting among minorities, a constituency that tends to vote Democrat.

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Panic: On the Prospect of a Trump Presidency

| September 23, 2016

Panic: On the Prospect of a Trump Presidency

"I spent the past year making fun of Trump and taking it for granted that Hillary Clinton would demolish him. I didn’t take into account her fabulous skills for self-destruction or the country’s ripeness for

70 comments / Read More »

Bright Futures Scholarships Could Expand to Summer to Speed Up Graduation Rates

| September 23, 2016

Bright Futures Scholarships Could Expand to Summer to Speed Up Graduation Rates

Only 44 percent of students graduated in four years at 11 state universities. Summer scholarships would encourage more students to attend summer classes, increasing the chances they can graduate more quickly.

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Weekend Briefing: Kaepernick’s Time, Charlie Brown Vets Special, Native American Day, FPC Open House, Cop Tattoos

| September 23, 2016

Weekend Briefing: Kaepernick’s Time, Charlie Brown Vets Special, Native American Day, FPC Open House, Cop Tattoos

Charlie Brown, the musical, at City Rep, this time with a veterans' special, a campus-wide open house at FPC Friday, should cop tattoo policies be relaxed, Jane Jacobs remembered.

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Florida Justices Let Felon Carry Hunting Rifle, Saying Prohibition Doesn’t Apply to Antique Guns

| September 22, 2016

Florida Justices Let Felon Carry Hunting Rifle, Saying Prohibition Doesn’t Apply to Antique Guns

In a 5-2 decision, justices cleared Weeks on the gun-possession charge because state law treats antique firearms --- and their replicas --- different from other guns. The ruling said lawmakers exempted firearms manufactured in or

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Thursday Briefing: 2 New Detention Deputies, A Lobbyist for Flagler Beach, Milissa Holland’s Designs

| September 22, 2016

Thursday Briefing: 2 New Detention Deputies, A Lobbyist for Flagler Beach, Milissa Holland’s Designs

The Flagler Beach City Commission will pay $30,000 for a state lobbyist, Milissa Holland tells the News-Journal of her plans as Palm Coast's new mayor, and Paolo Restani playing Mendelssohn's Capriccio Brillante.

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Mindful of Orlando Massacre, FDLE Seeks to Extend Federal Terrorism Crimes to State Laws

| September 21, 2016

Mindful of Orlando Massacre, FDLE Seeks to Extend Federal Terrorism Crimes to State Laws

Intent on preventing another mass nightclub shooting or a repeat of incidents this past weekend in New York and New Jersey, Florida's top cop wants to bulk up the state's anti-terrorism efforts.

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The Climate Change Debate is Over: Seas and Temperatures Are Rising Dangerously

| September 21, 2016

The Climate Change Debate is Over: Seas and Temperatures Are Rising Dangerously

Increasing major storms and rising sea levels have long been predicted by climate models, and now they're coming true. Time for deniers to concede defeat and become part of the solution, argues Todd Larsen.

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Wednesday Briefing: The Observer’s Jeff Dawsey, Tax-Setting Hearings, Northwest Crack-Up, Unsinkable Trump

| September 21, 2016

Wednesday Briefing: The Observer’s Jeff Dawsey, Tax-Setting Hearings, Northwest Crack-Up, Unsinkable Trump

Palm Coast and Flagler Beach set your tax rates for next year, The Northwest Passage has melted, the Observer's Jeff Dawsey's journey from drug dealer to minister, Trump's unsinkable campaign.

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Pam Bondi Is Shocked, Shocked Over Claim That Trump Donation Influenced Her Decisions

| September 20, 2016

Pam Bondi Is Shocked, Shocked Over Claim That Trump Donation Influenced Her Decisions

In a contentious session with reporters, Bondi said she had no regret about Trump's $25,000 donation and refuted claims that it had influenced her decisions to dismiss allegations that Floridians had been bilked by Trump

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Culture Peter Cerreta, Mischievous Artist Whose Gifts Never Cease to Unwrap: At Salvo

Peter Cerreta, Mischievous Artist Whose Gifts Never Cease to Unwrap: At Salvo

At 84, Peter Ceretta continues to create works of art that are fresh, whimsical, poignant, mischievous, daring, slightly cubist in execution, youthful in their exploration of color and form, ageless in their immediacy.

Sep 17, 2016 / More »
Flagler 911 Palm Coast Man Accused of Battering Mother Sends Deputy to Hospital With Eye Injury

Palm Coast Man Accused of Battering Mother Sends Deputy to Hospital With Eye Injury

Cid Elliot Ramirez, a 47-year-old Palm Coast man is being held without bond at the Flagler County jail on more than half a dozen charges, including battery on his 74-year-old mother and assault

Sep 26, 2016 / More »
Rights & Liberties Early Voting Facts and Myths

Early Voting Facts and Myths

Research shows early voting increases turnout by 2 percent to 4 percent. In some cases, it particularly boosts voting among minorities, a constituency that tends to vote Democrat.

Sep 25, 2016 / More »
The Live Wire Monday Briefing: Banned Books Week, John Sbordone, Covering “Black Rage”

Monday Briefing: Banned Books Week, John Sbordone, Covering “Black Rage”

The Flagler County Public Library marks Banned Books Week starting with an Ed Murrow documentary, Bunnell holds a tax hearing, City Repertory Theatre's John Sbordone is profiled.

Sep 26, 2016 / More »
Pierre Tristam Panic: On the Prospect of a Trump Presidency

Panic: On the Prospect of a Trump Presidency

"I spent the past year making fun of Trump and taking it for granted that Hillary Clinton would demolish him. I didn’t take into account her fabulous skills for self-destruction or the country’s

Sep 23, 2016 / More »
Nancy Smith Trump-Bashing’s Indictment as Americans’ Trust in Mainstream Media Sinks to a New Low

Trump-Bashing’s Indictment as Americans’ Trust in Mainstream Media Sinks to a New Low

Covering Trump's contradictory and rash statements is one thing. That's the media's job. But there isn't a commentator or an anchor on CNN who doesn't wear a Clinton heart on his or her

Sep 19, 2016 / More »
Project Syndicate Trump’s Dangerous America First Campaign

Trump’s Dangerous America First Campaign

Trump holds his own supporters in the greatest contempt as he stokes and manipulates their rage, rooted in frustration with stagnant wages and fear of the unknown. Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric has helped to

Apr 30, 2016 / More »
Guest Columns The Climate Change Debate is Over: Seas and Temperatures Are Rising Dangerously

The Climate Change Debate is Over: Seas and Temperatures Are Rising Dangerously

Increasing major storms and rising sea levels have long been predicted by climate models, and now they're coming true. Time for deniers to concede defeat and become part of the solution, argues Todd

Sep 21, 2016 / More »
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Flagler, Palm Coast & Other Local News

Palm Coast Man Accused of Battering Mother Sends Deputy to Hospital With Eye Injury »

Palm Coast Man Accused of Battering Mother Sends Deputy to Hospital With Eye Injury

Cid Elliot Ramirez, a 47-year-old Palm Coast man is being held without bond at the Flagler County jail on more than half a dozen charges, including battery on his 74-year-old mother and assault on a Flagler County Sheriff's deputy, who sustained injuries to his eye

Sep 26 2016 / 7 comments / Read More »

Bunnell Residents Wake Up to Dry Taps as Water Levels at New Plant Fall Overnight »

Bunnell Residents Wake Up to Dry Taps as Water Levels at New Plant Fall Overnight

Bunnell had to connect to Palm Coast water for a few hours as it hunted down the cause of an alarm that shut down its $4.8 million water plan at 5:30 this morning. Bunnell residents went without water for less than an hour.

Sep 26 2016 / 8 comments / Read More »

A 3-Year-Old Boy Attending Roma Court Academy Wanders Into Traffic as Staff Is Oblivious »

A 3-Year-Old Boy Attending Roma Court Academy Wanders Into Traffic as Staff Is Oblivious

Staff at Roma Court Academy had no idea the boy had wandered off the property until a Chinese delivery driver and another driver saw him in traffic on Palm Coast Parkway.

Sep 23 2016 / 11 comments / Read More »
The Live Wire

Monday Briefing: Banned Books Week, John Sbordone, Covering “Black Rage” »

Monday Briefing: Banned Books Week, John Sbordone, Covering “Black Rage”The Flagler County Public Library marks Banned Books Week starting with an Ed Murrow documentary, Bunnell holds a tax hearing, City Repertory Theatre's John Sbordone

Sep 26 2016 / No comment / Read More »
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