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Motorcycle Masturbator Sought in String of Incidents Involving Women in R, P and W Sections

| August 30, 2016

Motorcycle Masturbator Sought in String of Incidents Involving Women in R, P and W Sections

The man, described as young, black and fit, scopes out a woman walking her dog or sitting in her garage, pulls up next to

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Retired Palm Coast Nurse Accused of Suffocating Husband, a Cop, in Hospital Bed

| August 29, 2016

Retired Palm Coast Nurse Accused of Suffocating Husband, a Cop, in Hospital Bed

Henry Soschalski, 64, and his wife Jan Sochalski, 61, had lived in their Palm Coast home 13 years. She faces a second-degree murder charge

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In Palm Coast’s F-Section, a Man Stabs Another in the Back Then Stabs Himself in the Throat

| August 29, 2016

In Palm Coast’s F-Section, a Man Stabs Another in the Back Then Stabs Himself in the Throat

Two men, 19 and 18, were involved in an argument and had been drinking at 17 Felshire Lane when one of them stabbed the

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Movement to Opt-Out of Standardized Testing Bolstered By Judge’s Ruling

| August 27, 2016

Movement to Opt-Out of Standardized Testing Bolstered By Judge’s Ruling

A Leon County judge Friday declined to immediately order that students in a potentially precedent-setting lawsuit be promoted from third to fourth grade, but

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In a First, Blind High School Student Is Matanzas-FPC Football Game’s Radio Commentator

| August 26, 2016

In a First, Blind High School Student Is Matanzas-FPC Football Game’s Radio Commentator

Trent Ferguson, 18, a student at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St. Augustine, will be the color commentator on WNZF

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Palm Coast Data Parent Posts $10.4 Million Loss, Biggest Since 2009 as Revenue Drops

| August 26, 2016

Palm Coast Data Parent Posts $10.4 Million Loss, Biggest Since 2009 as Revenue Drops

The losses bode poorly for Palm Coast Data, which at one point a decade ago was the city's largest private employer. Its parent company's

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Nasty, Brutish and Shrill: Flagler Sheriff’s Race Tests Edge of the Believable as Attacks Multiply

| August 25, 2016

Nasty, Brutish and Shrill: Flagler Sheriff’s Race Tests Edge of the Believable as Attacks Multiply

Rick Staly, one of six GOP candidates for sheriff, launched attacks on Don Fleming and Jim Manfre but reserved particular wrath for John Lamb,

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Two Wednesday Fires in Seminole Woods Now Suspected Acts of Arson By Youths

| August 25, 2016

Two Wednesday Fires in Seminole Woods Now Suspected Acts of Arson By Youths

A fire that was close to consuming a house on Sellner Place Wednesday, followed by another four hours later a few lots down, are

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51 Years Later, Honor Is Resurrected for Flagler Sheriff Homer Brooks’s Line-of-Duty Death

| August 25, 2016

51 Years Later, Honor Is Resurrected for Flagler Sheriff Homer Brooks’s Line-of-Duty Death

Homer Brooks was first elected Flagler County Sheriff in 1956. A News-Journal reporter, Tony Holt, uncovered the circumstances of his death in 1965, leading

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State Ethics Commission Will Hear Flagler’s Claim to Recoup Fees From Serial Complainers

| August 24, 2016

State Ethics Commission Will Hear Flagler’s Claim to Recoup Fees From Serial Complainers

It's an unusual case: county government is seeking to recoup money spent to defend against the ethics cases filed against county commissioners and the

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“A Very Good Save”: Firefighters Beat Back Wildfire Within Inches of a House in Seminole Woods

| August 24, 2016

“A Very Good Save”: Firefighters Beat Back Wildfire Within Inches of a House in Seminole Woods

The fire had burned into the eaves of the house at 7 Sellner Place when firefighters arrived, positioned themselves between it and the house,

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Flagler Beach Commission Considers Biggest Tax Hike Since Recession, and New Fire Costs

| August 24, 2016

Flagler Beach Commission Considers Biggest Tax Hike Since Recession, and New Fire Costs

The Flagler Beach City Commission is considering a budget that would significantly raise taxes while restoring such positions as the fire and police chief,

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

| August 30, 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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The Reek of Hypocrisy Behind Federal Marijuana Laws

| August 30, 2016

The Reek of Hypocrisy Behind Federal Marijuana Laws

In most cases, our laws treat chemicals as safe until proven dangerous. Marijuana, on the other hand, is being held to a higher standard. It’s not even that it’s considered dangerous until proven safe. The

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Election Day Briefing: It’s Primary Day, Tyler Harrison’s Status, Palm Coast Tax Rate, 10,000 Syrians, Vaping

| August 30, 2016

Election Day Briefing: It’s Primary Day, Tyler Harrison’s Status, Palm Coast Tax Rate, 10,000 Syrians, Vaping

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., the Palm Coast City Council will decide where to set next year's property tax rate, the United States gets its 10,000th Syrian refugee, vaping is as

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Appeals Court Sides With Florida Prisons in Public Records Dispute With Miami Herald

| August 29, 2016

Appeals Court Sides With Florida Prisons in Public Records Dispute With Miami Herald

The Florida prisons department was required to provide item-by-item legal explanations for its decisions to black out information on public records requested by the Herald --- a process known as redacting the information.

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Monday Briefing: Last Day to Vote by Mail, Bunnell Budget, HPV Vaccine, Chomsky, Unambiguously Great Guitar Duo

| August 29, 2016

Monday Briefing: Last Day to Vote by Mail, Bunnell Budget, HPV Vaccine, Chomsky, Unambiguously Great Guitar Duo

You can still pick up a vote-by-mail ballot today, Bunnell wraps up its budget workshops, the HPV vaccine protects against cancer but not enough parents are vaccinating their children, João Luiz e Douglas Lora guitar

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Ransom Rubbish

| August 28, 2016

Ransom Rubbish

Oliver North would have you believe that the Obama Administration paid a $400 million ransom to Iran in exchange for three Americans. His history and compass are off. Here's a little reminder.

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Does Diversifying Police Forces
Reduce Tensions? Not Necessarily.

| August 28, 2016

Does Diversifying Police Forces<br> Reduce Tensions? Not Necessarily.

Beyond diversity, hiring officers who know and understand the community, asking officers to build better relationships with neighborhoods they serve, reducing officers’ use of aggressive arrest tactics and increasing officer training is shown to be

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Two Attorneys Disbarred Over “Unprecedented” DUI Set-Up of Opposing Lawyer in Big Case

| August 25, 2016

Two Attorneys Disbarred Over “Unprecedented” DUI Set-Up of Opposing Lawyer in Big Case

The Florida Supreme Court unanimously supported the disbarment of Robert D. Adams and Adam Robert Filthaut of Tampa for their role in setting up the drunken-driving arrest of an opposing lawyer during a high-profile case.

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Florida Continues to Suppress Lethal-Injection Records in Face of Challenge by Death Row Inmates

| August 24, 2016

Florida Continues to Suppress Lethal-Injection Records in Face of Challenge by Death Row Inmates

Lawyers for seven Death Row inmates and the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona in June filed a subpoena seeking years of records related to Florida's triple-drug lethal injection protocol, including the types of drugs purchased,

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Devil’s Gambit: Sacrificing All Else to Ensure Trump Picks for the Supreme Court

| August 23, 2016

Devil’s Gambit: Sacrificing All Else to Ensure Trump Picks for the Supreme Court

To some Republicans, keeping Hillary Clinton from appointing new justices is worth letting everything else go to hell. The government, the country, maybe the world and certainly the court.

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“Opt Out” Movement in the Balance as Judge Weighs Whether Tests Can Decide 3rd Grade Promotion

| August 23, 2016

“Opt Out” Movement in the Balance as Judge Weighs Whether Tests Can Decide 3rd Grade Promotion

The parents of the students involved in the case told their children to "minimally participate" in the Florida Standards Assessment for third grade by filling in their names, breaking the seals on the tests and

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Despite $1.65 Billion Profit in 2015, FPL Seeks 23% Rate Increase Over Next Three Years

| August 22, 2016

Despite $1.65 Billion Profit in 2015, FPL Seeks 23% Rate Increase Over Next Three Years

The proposal would increase the monthly base rate for a typical residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity from $57 to about $70 by 2020. The Public Service Commission would have to approve.

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Culture From Charlie Brown to Signs of Intelligent Life, City Rep Launches Next to Normal 6th Season

From Charlie Brown to Signs of Intelligent Life, City Rep Launches Next to Normal 6th Season

Palm Coast's City Repertory Theater is opening its sixth season with its usual mixture of daring, squirm-inducing and mainstream fare, with such uncommon works as “The Mystery of Irma Vep,” the musical “John

Aug 24, 2016 / More »
Flagler 911 Motorcycle Masturbator Sought in String of Incidents Involving Women in R, P and W Sections

Motorcycle Masturbator Sought in String of Incidents Involving Women in R, P and W Sections

The man, described as young, black and fit, scopes out a woman walking her dog or sitting in her garage, pulls up next to her, takes out his penis and starts masturbating.

Aug 30, 2016 / More »
Rights & Liberties The Reek of Hypocrisy Behind Federal Marijuana Laws

The Reek of Hypocrisy Behind Federal Marijuana Laws

In most cases, our laws treat chemicals as safe until proven dangerous. Marijuana, on the other hand, is being held to a higher standard. It’s not even that it’s considered dangerous until proven

Aug 30, 2016 / More »
The Live Wire Election Day Briefing: It’s Primary Day, Tyler Harrison’s Status, Palm Coast Tax Rate, 10,000 Syrians, Vaping

Election Day Briefing: It’s Primary Day, Tyler Harrison’s Status, Palm Coast Tax Rate, 10,000 Syrians, Vaping

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., the Palm Coast City Council will decide where to set next year's property tax rate, the United States gets its 10,000th Syrian refugee, vaping

Aug 30, 2016 / More »
Pierre Tristam Ransom Rubbish

Ransom Rubbish

Oliver North would have you believe that the Obama Administration paid a $400 million ransom to Iran in exchange for three Americans. His history and compass are off. Here's a little reminder.

Aug 28, 2016 / More »
Nancy Smith ‘Iransom’: Sorry, Mr. President, It’s a Hard Story to Let Go

‘Iransom’: Sorry, Mr. President, It’s a Hard Story to Let Go

Nancy Smith says she's thought about what she calls "the ransom scandal" every day since a report on how President Obama secured the release of four Americans held hostage by the Iranians by flying

Aug 9, 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 Reek of Hypocrisy Behind Federal Marijuana Laws

The Reek of Hypocrisy Behind Federal Marijuana Laws

In most cases, our laws treat chemicals as safe until proven dangerous. Marijuana, on the other hand, is being held to a higher standard. It’s not even that it’s considered dangerous until proven

Aug 30, 2016 / More »
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Motorcycle Masturbator Sought in String of Incidents Involving Women in R, P and W Sections »

Motorcycle Masturbator Sought in String of Incidents Involving Women in R, P and W Sections

The man, described as young, black and fit, scopes out a woman walking her dog or sitting in her garage, pulls up next to her, takes out his penis and starts masturbating.

Aug 30 2016 / No comment / Read More »

Retired Palm Coast Nurse Accused of Suffocating Husband, a Cop, in Hospital Bed »

Retired Palm Coast Nurse Accused of Suffocating Husband, a Cop, in Hospital Bed

Henry Soschalski, 64, and his wife Jan Sochalski, 61, had lived in their Palm Coast home 13 years. She faces a second-degree murder charge over his death in a hospital bed. He had been in a coma for weeks.

Aug 29 2016 / 2 comments / Read More »

In Palm Coast’s F-Section, a Man Stabs Another in the Back Then Stabs Himself in the Throat »

In Palm Coast’s F-Section, a Man Stabs Another in the Back Then Stabs Himself in the Throat

Two men, 19 and 18, were involved in an argument and had been drinking at 17 Felshire Lane when one of them stabbed the other in the back then stabbed himself in the neck. Both were hospitalized.

Aug 29 2016 / 5 comments / Read More »
The Live Wire

Election Day Briefing: It’s Primary Day, Tyler Harrison’s Status, Palm Coast Tax Rate, 10,000 Syrians, Vaping »

Election Day Briefing: It’s Primary Day, Tyler Harrison’s Status, Palm Coast Tax Rate, 10,000 Syrians, VapingPolls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., the Palm Coast City Council will decide where to set next year's property tax rate, the

Aug 30 2016 / No comment / Read More »
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