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Wednesday Briefing: Chris Sepe on Blue, Black and All Lives, Indian Trails Stampede, America’s Colored Prisons

| July 27, 2016

21-year veteran Sheriff’s Cmdr. Chris Sepe on black, blue and all lives, back to school continues with Indian Trails class assignments, disproportionate black populations of U.S. prisons.

European Village Resident Ralph Wolff, 68, Critical After 4-Story Fall

| July 26, 2016

Wolff had been locked out of his apartment and was attempting to hop from balcony to balcony to make it hope. A chair may have broken his fall.

Ex-Cop Stavris Pleads, “I Wouldn’t Make It Out of State Prison,” and Gets 3 Years for Lewd Facebook Use Involving Children

| July 26, 2016

Ex-Bunnell cop Michael Stavris had fabricated a Facebook page under his girlfriend’s daughter’s name, solicited boys’ naked pictures and said he wanted to break up his daughter’s relationship because she was dating a black boy.

School Board Readies to Approve Lowest Tax in at Least 22 Years, But Without Cheers

| July 26, 2016

The new tax rate equates to a 4.2 percent decrease from the current rate for homeowners and businesses, which will make a noticeable difference on tax bills.

Pam Richardson, Palm Coast City Council Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 26, 2016

Pam Richardson is a candidate for Palm Coast City Council, District 3. She faces two other candidates in the non-partisan election on Aug. 30: Anita Moeder and Nick Klufas. All registered voters may cast a ballot in that election regardless of party affiliation.

Tuesday Briefing: Ex-Cop Stavris’s Sentencing, School Tax Rate, 911 Maintenance, Zero-Sum Politics

| July 26, 2016

Ex-Bunnell cop Michael Stavris’s computer porn charges were reduced to felony child abuse in a plea, the school board sets the lowest tax rate in at least 22 years, Palm Coast talks 911 dispatching.

Bunnell’s Tucker Upsets Colleagues With Surprise Bid to Merge Fire Department With County

| July 25, 2016

Previously Bunnell Commissioner Elbert Tucker wanted to dissolve the city’s police department to save money. Now he wants to dissolve the volunteer fire department and shift savings to add a police officer. The commission is not enthusiastic.

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

| July 25, 2016

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

Dena Minning Grayson Hopes to Keep Alan’s Central Florida Congressional Seat In Family

| July 25, 2016

The marriage in late May between Alan Grayson and Dena Minning reshuffled a Democratic primary for a Central Florida congressional seat being vacated by Grayson, one of the party’s most progressive provocateurs.

Forest Grove Drive Access to Old Kings Road North Closes Permanently

| July 25, 2016

This permanent road closure is the final step in the recent construction of the Old Kings Road extension on the west side of Forest Grove and the Palm Harbor Parkway extension on its east side.

Anita Moeder, Palm Coast City Council Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 25, 2016

Anita Moeder is a candidate for Palm Coast City Council, District 3. She faces two other candidates: Nick Klufas and Pam Richardson in the non-partisan election on Aug. 30, in which all registered voters may cast a ballot.

Monday Briefing: Plantation Bay Steams Off, Joan Rivers’s Sex Life, Religious Americans

| July 25, 2016

The Plantation Bay utility’s less than satisfied customers meet with county officials, Bob Graham meets with Florida’s Democratic delegation at the Democratic National Convention, how Americans’ religious beliefs stack up in the West.

Goodbye News-Journal

| July 24, 2016

Rick de Yampert, the former arts writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, explains why he cancelled his newspaper subscription for the first time in 43 years.

Nick Klufas, Palm Coast City Council Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 24, 2016

Nick Klufas is a candidate for Palm Coast City Council, District 3. He faces two other candidates: Anita Moeder and Pam Richardson in the non-partisan election on Aug. 30, in which all registered voters may cast a ballot.

Clinton, In Tampa, Punches Back Against “Fear and Resentment” as Florida Showdown Looms

| July 23, 2016

Characterizing Trump’s acceptance speech Thursday night as dominated by “fear and resentment,” Clinton painted her opponent as a divisive and angry threat to the nation’s future.

Chris Yates, Flagler County Sheriff Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 23, 2016

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.

6 People Rescued From Tugboat on Fire in Ocean Off Marineland

| July 22, 2016

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.

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

| July 22, 2016

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.

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

| July 22, 2016

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 of middle and high school theater.

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

| July 22, 2016

Meeker had been in and out of the hospital battling cancer the last few weeks, and was in the hospital this week as his condition worsened. He was moved to hospice overnight and died around 6 a.m.

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

| July 22, 2016

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.

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

| July 22, 2016

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 abuse that day, only her fear that he’d leave her.

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

| July 22, 2016

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 his hands up, a puppy dies at Humane Society.

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

| July 21, 2016

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 her husband’s killing could not be introduced before the jury. Closing arguments are Friday morning.

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

| July 21, 2016

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. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, have backed the nominee during convention speeches.

Mark Whisenant, Flagler County Sheriff Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 21, 2016

Mark Whisenant 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.

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

| July 21, 2016

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 ‘n Roll Hall of Fame.

Circuit Judge Mark Hulsey Faces Allegation of Racist and Demeaning Comments

| July 20, 2016

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 lawyer as a “bitch” and worse.

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

| July 20, 2016

A video interview of Pehota describing the killing of her husband and the circumstances surrounding it underscored the first day of her trial. She faces a second-degree murder charge. Nothing happened today to shake an aura of sympathy–even empathy–around Pehota.

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

| July 20, 2016

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 degree felony.



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