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Whistleblower Suit Against Sheriff Proceeds as Judge Rejects Latest Attempt to Dismiss It

| July 27, 2015

Circuit Judge Michael Orfinger this morning ordered the whistleblower lawsuit to go forward, putting the case on track for trial next year, in the thick of Manfre’s re-election campaign.

Palm Coast Motorcyclist Willie French, 41, Trauma-Evacuated After Wreck on Belle Terre

| July 27, 2015

Motorcyclist Willie E. French Jr., a 41-year-old resident of Palm Coast’s R-Section, was trauma-evacuated early this morning after he collided with a car at the intersection of Belle Terre Parkway and Whipporwill Drive.

In Flagler Sheriff’s Race, It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again As Fleming and Pollinger Join Forces Against Manfre

| July 27, 2015

The flagler sheriff’s race will feature a familiar cast of characters as Don Fleming again will challenge Jim Manfre, this time with ex-candidate John Pollinger at Fleming’s side.

State Ethics Commission Finds Sheriff Manfre in Violation on 3 Counts in 6-1 Vote; He Doubles Down

| July 24, 2015

Meeting in Tallahassee this morning, the Florida Ethics Commission voted 6-1 to find probable cause that Flagler County Sheriff Jim Manfre violated the state’s ethics laws on three counts. The case now goes to the Attorney General’s office for prosecution.

SUV Overturns in T-Bone Wreck at Whiteview and U.S. 1, But Only Minor Injury

| July 24, 2015

A Nissan SUV overturned after it was t-boned at the intersection of Whiteview Parkway and U.S. 1 in Palm Coast shortly after 10 a.m. Friday, resulting in one minor injury to the driver of the car that struck the SUV.

Within 5 Hours, Two Shoplifting Incidents at Walmart Escalate Into Felonies With Assaults

| July 23, 2015

Walmart in Palm Coast was the scene of two separate and apparently unrelated incidents that started as shoplifting and turned into aggravated assault in one case, and grand theft auto, reckless driving and fleeing cops in another. Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies made an arrest in the first case. They are still searching for the suspect in the second case.

Racist Graffiti in Palm Coast’s L-Section Ascribed to Stupidity as Confederate Caravan Rumbles Through Bunnell

| July 21, 2015

The racist graffiti in the L-Section was discovered Thursday and Friday, the Confederate caravan drove through Bunnell Monday, though both incidents appear to be isolated reactions rather than organized hate.

Tyler Tracy, 21, of Palm Coast, Is Killed in a Single-Car Wreck on U.S. 1; FHP Seeking Witness

| July 21, 2015

Tyler M. Tracy, a 21-year-old resident of Palm Coast and parent of a toddler, was killed his SUV lost control and overturned on U.S. 1 near County Road 304. The Florida Highway Patrol is seeking a witness.

Days After Girlfriend Pleads With Judge to Let Him Bond Out, He Is Re-Arrested For Battering Her and Abusing Their Child

| July 20, 2015

34-year-old Daniel Garcia was rearrested on charges of battering his girlfriend and her friend, abusing their 1-year-old child and stealing a car two days after Judge Walsh acceded to the 22-year-old girlfriend’s plea to let him out on a lower bond,

50-Year-Old Palm Coast Man Exposes Himself to a Child, a Woman and 3 Cops Near Best Western

| July 20, 2015

Twice arrested for disorderly intoxication and once for domestic violence in the last three years, Boardman had to be taken to Florida Hospital Flagler for clearance because his alcoholic consumption registered so high.

Video of Greg Lynn Jewelers Burglary Points to Suspects Possibly Tied to 5 Recent Incidents

| July 17, 2015

Two burglars are shown in a surveillance video inside Greg Lynn Jewelers. The burglars are possibly tied to a string of incidents in Flagler and Daytona Beach.

Palm Coast Data Evacuated as Suspicious White Powder Discovery Calls For Hazmat Team

| July 16, 2015

The white powder was discovered just after 11 a.m., and Palm Coast Data issued an evacuation order at 1:39 p.m. The response from St. Johns County’s Hazmat team is ongoing.

Rick Look, Long-Time Flagler Sheriff’s Chief Deputy and Cop’s Cop, Dies at 65

| July 16, 2015

Rick Look had been chief deputy for over seven years until three years ago under Sheriff Don Fleming, had two Purple Hearts and 42 years in law enforcement until his last four years’ battle with illness.

Palm Coast Man Held on $500,000 Bond Over Accusations of Drugging and Raping a Child

| July 16, 2015

Andrew S. Wilson, 55, of 82 Brushwood Lane in Palm Coast was arrested on a count of raping a child younger than 12, based on alleged incidents that took place two decades ago.

Abandoned by Family, Giuseppe Verdone Is Sentenced to Life Without Parole in Carjacking of Chinese Restaurant Owner

| July 15, 2015

Judge J. David Walsh imposed two life terms and two 30-year terms, all concurrently, after denying a motion for a new trial. Verdone, 24, declined to address the court.

Flagler Beach Police Seeking Person of Interest in June Burglary of A1A Beverage

| July 15, 2015

The suspected three male burglars took some 40 lottery tickets valued at $20 each before scratch-off, among other items, but left behind some blood.

A Heavily Medicated Bova, Accused Store Clerk Murderer, Declared Competent for Trial

| July 15, 2015

Joseph Bova, under heavy anti-psychotic medication, will stand trial later this year, a judge ruled, despite arguments from his defense attorney that he can regress and have psychotic episodes triggered by the trial process.

Taser Deployed on Man Who “Hates America” After He’s Accused of Attacks in Bunnell

| July 14, 2015

Fred Demesmin, 21, of Bunnell, had told his girlfriend that “demons were after him and that he needed to go out and kill someone,” according to his arrest report.

Florida Adds Still More Specialty License Plates to Some 120 Accenting Causes

| July 14, 2015

It’s not as if Floridians need more specialized license plates. But more are going on the market and some are being redesigned.

Flagler Sheriff Warns Public of Caller Impersonating a Cop in Warrant Scam

| July 13, 2015

Residents are reporting that a scammer posing as a sheriff’s captain or lieutenant tells callers there’s an active warrant for their arrest, and they must pay $1,000.

Flagler’s Circuit Judge J. David Walsh, Master of Judicial Temperament, Retiring in February

| July 13, 2015

Circuit Judge J. David Walsh, who addresses the state’s too-harsh sentencing guidelines in an interview, was appointed to the bench in 2001 by Gov. Jeb Bush, and has been in Flagler County since 2012.

40-Year-Old Micale Annilus Is Killed on I-95 At Palm Coast Parkway in Wreck With Trailer

| July 13, 2015

Micale Annilus, a 40-year-old resident of Houston, Texas, was killed early Monday morning, Dagobert Laurent, 43, and Winderson Annilus, 21, were taken to Halifax hospital in Daytona Beach.

4-Year-Old Palm Coast Boy Critical After He’s Found Unresponsive in Locked Van in Driveway

| July 12, 2015

The incident unfolded in early afternoon at a house at the corner of Blakefield Drive and Blare Castle Drive in Palm Coast. No foul play is suspected.

Man Found Dead Behind Walmart Is Identified as Mathew Talacko, 25, Victim of Inhalants

| July 8, 2015

Mathew Talacko was a big man–he stood 6’6”–who could muster big smiles, big hopes, a searching intelligence and, apparently, great despair.

Taking Harder Line Against Sheriff Manfre, Florida Ethics Commission Finds Probable Violations on 3 Counts

| July 8, 2015

The Florida Ethics Commission last year had rejected a deal that would have had Manfre admitting to one violation, seeking a deeper investigation that has now resulted in a potentially harsher penalty.

Court Will Hear Argument That Guns Should Be Allowed at UF Dorms as They Are At Home

| July 7, 2015

A circuit judge ruled against Florida Carry Inc.’s argument last year that people have a legal right to possess firearms at University of Florida housing just as they do in their homes.

Dead Person Found Decomposing Behind Walmart; Identity and Cause Unconfirmed

| July 6, 2015

The dead person’s identity and gender have not been positively identified nor a cause of death determined, with those questions pending an autopsy by the medical examiner’s office.

Palm Coast Motorcyclist Gregory Fagas, 40, Is Killed Across from Belle Terre Elementary, Rider Critical

| July 4, 2015

Gregory Daniel Fagas, a 40-year-old motorcyclist from Palm Coast, was killed, and Nacomi Marie Campbell, 27, was flown to a hospital in critical condition

Palm Coast’s “D.J. Chris” and Owner of Kids’ Bounce House Co. Charged With Soliciting Minor for Sex

| July 1, 2015

Christopher Pintek, known as “D.J. Chris,” a P-Section resident, was arrested on charges of luring a 14-year-old boy for sex through a phone app. He is the owner of Surround Sound DJ and Party Bounces.

2 More Men Arrested on Sex-Assault Charges Involving Children Closely Related To Them

| July 1, 2015

Waldemar Rivera, a 36-year-old resident of Palm Coast’s R-Section, faces a charge of raping a 13-year-old girl, John J. Schenone, 32, of the W-Section, is charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child younger than 12.

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