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Chris Yates, Flagler County Sheriff Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 23, 2016

Chris Yates, Flagler County Sheriff Candidate: The Live Interview

Chris Yates is one of six Republican candidates for Flagler County Sheriff in the Aug. 30 primary. Two Republicans are contesting the primary in

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6 People Rescued From Tugboat on Fire in Ocean Off Marineland

| July 22, 2016

6 People Rescued From Tugboat on Fire in Ocean Off Marineland

It was not the first recent problem for the Thomas Dann tugboat. Two fireballs were seen from shore, indications of explosions. Its crew was

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Bunnell’s Dalton Edwards Charged With 2 Counts of DUI Manslaughter in Deaths of 2 Women in Flagler Estates Crash

| July 22, 2016

Bunnell’s Dalton Edwards Charged With 2 Counts of DUI Manslaughter in Deaths of 2 Women in Flagler Estates Crash

Katie Stecker, 19, and Victoria Sutton, 20, were killed Jan. 9 in a car crash in Flagler Estates allegedly caused by a drunk Dalton

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Frank Meeker, County Commission Workhorse and Tenacious Optimist, Is Dead at 61

| July 22, 2016

Frank Meeker, County Commission Workhorse and Tenacious Optimist, Is Dead at 61

Meeker had been in and out of the hospital battling cancer the last few weeks, and was in the hospital this week as his

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Anna Pehota Is Found Guilty of 2nd Degree Murder in Husband’s Killing and Sentenced to Life

| July 22, 2016

Anna Pehota Is Found Guilty of 2nd Degree Murder in Husband’s Killing and Sentenced to Life

A surprisingly quick verdict reflected the jury's belief that Anna Pehota had killed her husband with intent, even though there'd been no argument or

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2nd Trial Day Curdles for Pehota as 3-Hour Tape Shows More Resolve Than Remorse in Husband’s Killing

| July 21, 2016

2nd Trial Day Curdles for Pehota as 3-Hour Tape Shows More Resolve Than Remorse in Husband’s Killing

The defense rested without calling a single witness in Anna Pehota's murder trial today, and what dementia issues may have played a role in

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Mark Whisenant, Flagler County Sheriff Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 21, 2016

Mark Whisenant, Flagler County Sheriff Candidate: The Live Interview

Mark Whisenant is one of six Republican candidates for Flagler County Sheriff in the Aug. 30 primary. Two Republicans are contesting the primary in

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“A Hair Between Sanity and Insanity”: Pehota’s Anguished Account of Killing Husband Marks 1st Trial Day

| July 20, 2016

“A Hair Between Sanity and Insanity”: Pehota’s Anguished Account of Killing Husband Marks 1st Trial Day

A video interview of Pehota describing the killing of her husband and the circumstances surrounding it underscored the first day of her trial. She

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Bunnell’s Michael Davis, 22, Arrested on Rape Charge Involving 15-Year-Old Boy

| July 20, 2016

Bunnell’s Michael Davis, 22, Arrested on Rape Charge Involving 15-Year-Old Boy

Michael Anthony Davis, a 22-year-old resident of Peach Street in Bunnell, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of raping a 15-year-old boy, a first

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Rick Staly, Flagler County Sheriff Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 20, 2016

Rick Staly, Flagler County Sheriff Candidate: The Live Interview

Rick Staly is one of six Republican candidates for Flagler County Sheriff in the Aug. 30 primary. Two Democrats are contesting the primary in

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Palm Coast Votes 3-2 Against $5,000 Hike For Jim Landon in Stinging Rebuke

| July 19, 2016

Palm Coast Votes 3-2 Against $5,000 Hike For Jim Landon in Stinging Rebuke

Two council members said Palm Coast Manager Jim Landon had been overpaid, with his $169,000 salary now where it should be. The vote ends

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Bill McGuire, Palm Coast City Council’s Grandmaster, Resigns Effective Aug. 15

| July 19, 2016

Bill McGuire, Palm Coast City Council’s Grandmaster, Resigns Effective Aug. 15

McGuire's resignation was expected, and the council is hinting that it may be uninterested in filling his post for the remaining few weeks of

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At City Rep’s Theater Workshop for Teens, Homer’s Odyssey Navigates Scylla and Charybdis of Bad Habits

| July 22, 2016

At City Rep’s Theater Workshop for Teens, Homer’s Odyssey Navigates Scylla and Charybdis of Bad Habits

CRT’s “Odyssey,” staged this weekend at City Marketplace in Palm Coast, stars eight performers ages 15 to 21 in the culmination of the six-week-long workshop that sought to break the performers from the bad habits

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66-Year-Old Man Seriously Hurt in Single-Vehicle Wreck on Old Kings Road

| July 22, 2016

66-Year-Old Man Seriously Hurt in Single-Vehicle Wreck on Old Kings Road

A 66-year-old man was in serious condition following a wreck on Old Kings Road, about a mile north of Town Center Boulevard in Palm Coast, at noon today.

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Weekend Briefing: Back to School Jam, Pehota Closings, Midnight Fishing on Pier, Tour de Palm Coast

| July 22, 2016

Weekend Briefing: Back to School Jam, Pehota Closings, Midnight Fishing on Pier, Tour de Palm Coast

The annual Back to School Jam is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Flagler Palm Coast High School, midnight fishing on the Flagler Beach Pier Saturday, another black man shot, this time with

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Ted Cruz’s Center-Stage Snub of Trump Ripples Through Florida Delegation

| July 21, 2016

Ted Cruz’s Center-Stage Snub of Trump Ripples Through Florida Delegation

Cruz's address Wednesday night was greeted with a loud round of boos as it became clear to delegates that Cruz would not offer a direct endorsement. Other Republican candidates who lost to Trump, including U.S.

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Thursday Briefing: Peers on the Pier Party, Florida Delegation Rocks and Rolls, Political Correctness and Thin Skins

| July 21, 2016

Thursday Briefing: Peers on the Pier Party, Florida Delegation Rocks and Rolls, Political Correctness and Thin Skins

Most Americans think too many people are easily offended, the third annual Peers at the Pier party kicks off this evening, Anna Pehota trial day two, Florida's delegation at the convention heads to the Rock

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Circuit Judge Mark Hulsey Faces Allegation of Racist and Demeaning Comments

| July 20, 2016

Circuit Judge Mark Hulsey Faces Allegation of Racist and Demeaning Comments

Hulsey "offhandedly observed" to an aide that African Americans "should go get back on a ship and go back to Africa," according to the notice of charges, and of of referring to a female staff

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Wednesday Briefing: Buckets of Tourism Grants, Complying With New Overtime Rule, Pehota Trial, Cleveland Rips

| July 20, 2016

Wednesday Briefing: Buckets of Tourism Grants, Complying With New Overtime Rule, Pehota Trial, Cleveland Rips

The Palm Coast Tourist Development Board prepares to grant upwards of $200,000, the Anna Pehota trial begins in earnest, understanding new overtime rules.

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In My Father’s Court: Baalbek

| July 19, 2016

In My Father’s Court: Baalbek

The Roman ruins at Baalbek in Lebanon were among my father's favorite haunts. He was a professional photographer. Lebanon was his studio. We discovered the country, and ourselves, through his eyes.

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Republicans Hope Raucous Convention Distractions Pass as Gov. Scott Predicts Trump Win

| July 19, 2016

Republicans Hope Raucous Convention Distractions Pass as Gov. Scott Predicts Trump Win

So far, the Republican National Convention has seen a raucous fight over the party's rules and accusations of plagiarism against presidential candidate Donald Trump's wife. And that was from the first day.

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Tuesday Briefing: A Raise for Jim Landon, Value Adjustment, Food Truck Tuesday, The Trouble With Merit

| July 19, 2016

Tuesday Briefing: A Raise for Jim Landon, Value Adjustment, Food Truck Tuesday, The Trouble With Merit

Palm Coast City Manager Jim Landon is up for a raise, Food Truck Tuesday in central Park benefits summer programs, meritocracy isn't what it's cracked up to be.

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Pyrrhic Vanishing: Democrats Unite, But What Happened To Medicare For All?

| July 18, 2016

Pyrrhic Vanishing: Democrats Unite, But What Happened To Medicare For All?

Most health policy analysts — including those who are sympathetic to the idea — say moving from the current U.S. public-private hybrid health system to one fully funded by the government in one step is

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

| July 18, 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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Culture At City Rep’s Theater Workshop for Teens, Homer’s Odyssey Navigates Scylla and Charybdis of Bad Habits

At City Rep’s Theater Workshop for Teens, Homer’s Odyssey Navigates Scylla and Charybdis of Bad Habits

CRT’s “Odyssey,” staged this weekend at City Marketplace in Palm Coast, stars eight performers ages 15 to 21 in the culmination of the six-week-long workshop that sought to break the performers from the

Jul 22, 2016 / More »
Flagler 911 6 People Rescued From Tugboat on Fire in Ocean Off Marineland

6 People Rescued From Tugboat on Fire in Ocean Off Marineland

It was not the first recent problem for the Thomas Dann tugboat. Two fireballs were seen from shore, indications of explosions. Its crew was picked up by a fishing vessel, though Flagler County

Jul 22, 2016 / More »
Rights & Liberties In Bunnell, 100 Black Marchers Chant for “All Lives,” For Unity, But Also For Looking Inward

In Bunnell, 100 Black Marchers Chant for “All Lives,” For Unity, But Also For Looking Inward

The Black Lives Matter-themed march Sunday evening around Bunnell was itself a display of the harmony it called for, though it clearly didn not get participation from the county's whiter surroundings.

Jul 17, 2016 / More »
The Live Wire Weekend Briefing: Back to School Jam, Pehota Closings, Midnight Fishing on Pier, Tour de Palm Coast

Weekend Briefing: Back to School Jam, Pehota Closings, Midnight Fishing on Pier, Tour de Palm Coast

The annual Back to School Jam is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Flagler Palm Coast High School, midnight fishing on the Flagler Beach Pier Saturday, another black man shot, this

Jul 22, 2016 / More »
Pierre Tristam In My Father’s Court: Baalbek

In My Father’s Court: Baalbek

The Roman ruins at Baalbek in Lebanon were among my father's favorite haunts. He was a professional photographer. Lebanon was his studio. We discovered the country, and ourselves, through his eyes.

Jul 19, 2016 / More »
Nancy Smith For LGBT, Always That Target on Their Backs

For LGBT, Always That Target on Their Backs

It turns out shooter Omar Marteen may have been motivated by both homophobia and Islamic radicalism. That should not come as a surprise, writes Nancy Smith.

Jun 14, 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 Latest Florida Newspaper Layoffs Claim Lloyd Dunkelberger of Tallahassee and Recount Fame

Latest Florida Newspaper Layoffs Claim Lloyd Dunkelberger of Tallahassee and Recount Fame

Following the latest round of reporter layoffs, they will be replaced, if at all, by younger, cheaper bodies who have not necessarily been taught the difference between putting bylines on news releases and

Jul 11, 2016 / More »
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Flagler, Palm Coast & Other Local News

Chris Yates, Flagler County Sheriff Candidate: The Live Interview »

Chris Yates, Flagler County Sheriff Candidate: The Live Interview

Chris Yates is one of six Republican candidates for Flagler County Sheriff in the Aug. 30 primary. Two Republicans are contesting the primary in what has been the most heavily and expensively contested race for a local office this year.

Jul 23 2016 / 1 comment / Read More »

6 People Rescued From Tugboat on Fire in Ocean Off Marineland »

6 People Rescued From Tugboat on Fire in Ocean Off Marineland

It was not the first recent problem for the Thomas Dann tugboat. Two fireballs were seen from shore, indications of explosions. Its crew was picked up by a fishing vessel, though Flagler County Fire Rescue's Marine Unit was set to carry out the rescue.

Jul 22 2016 / 8 comments / Read More »

Bunnell’s Dalton Edwards Charged With 2 Counts of DUI Manslaughter in Deaths of 2 Women in Flagler Estates Crash »

Bunnell’s Dalton Edwards Charged With 2 Counts of DUI Manslaughter in Deaths of 2 Women in Flagler Estates Crash

Katie Stecker, 19, and Victoria Sutton, 20, were killed Jan. 9 in a car crash in Flagler Estates allegedly caused by a drunk Dalton Edwards, who blew through a stop sign and collided with another vehicle. He is being held on on $367,518 bond bond.

Jul 22 2016 / 16 comments / Read More »
The Live Wire

Weekend Briefing: Back to School Jam, Pehota Closings, Midnight Fishing on Pier, Tour de Palm Coast »

Weekend Briefing: Back to School Jam, Pehota Closings, Midnight Fishing on Pier, Tour de Palm CoastThe annual Back to School Jam is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Flagler Palm Coast High School, midnight fishing on the Flagler

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