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Palm Coast Man Faces Charges of “Branding” 11-Year-Old Boy With Burning Metal Object

| May 26, 2015

Charles Swindell, 45, who faces child abuse and assault charges, had been on probation for threatening to burn his mother’s house–and her. His father had previously perished in a house fire.

15 Years After Palm Coast Double Murder, David Snelgrove Is Back in Court, Contesting Death Sentence

| May 26, 2015

Snelgrove has twice been sentenced to death for for the murders of Glyn Fowler, 84, and his wife, Vivian, 79, in their Bannbury Lane home in Palm Coast in June 2000. He’s arguing ineffective representation.

Kimberle Weeks Secret Recordings Tapped Into Her Personal Life, Including a Funeral Director

| May 22, 2015

FDLE investigation details revealed today show Weeks, the former Flagler elections supervisor, obsessively recording officials, at least one reporter, and others in her personal life, and editing the results.

R.J. Larizza Says No Charges Against Sheriff’s Deputy in Second Fatal Shooting in 2 Years

| May 22, 2015

State Attorney R.J. Larizza said today no charges will be filed against Volusia County Sheriff’s deputy Joel Hernandez, who shot and killed a man who was allegedly reaching for a gun while sitting in his car at a towing yard in Daytona Beach in September 2014.

In LL-Section Fire, Puppy Rescue Gets All the Attention as a Father of 6 Struggles in ICU

| May 21, 2015

Tuesday’s fire in the LL-Section left a 37-year-old father of 6 in the ICU since and split his children to relatives’ homes, but all the attention–and an award–has gone to firefighters’ rescue of two puppies and four older dogs.

Disappearance of Bunnell’s George Contos, 58, Missing Since May 7, Now Termed Suspicious

| May 20, 2015

George Contos, a 58-year-old Bunnell resident and a diabetic with a prosthetic leg, went missing on May 7. His car has been recovered. The disappearance is now considered suspicious, a sheriff’s spokesman said.

Father Faces Child Abuse Charge Over 12-Year-Old Son’s Black Eye and Broom Violence

| May 20, 2015

Angel Pablo Otero Diaz, 34, of Bunnell, was jailed Tuesday on a charge of child abuse after allegedly leaving his 12-year-old son with a black eye and striking him with a broom.

Crime Rate Falls to Historic Low in Flagler, Mirroring State and National Trend

| May 20, 2015

Flagler’s crime rate is 40 percent lower than Florida’s, and in 2014 it was 29 percent lower than its peak in 2007. Bunnell continues to account for a disproportionate number of arrests.

If Violence Isn’t the Answer, Someone Should Clue In the Police

| May 20, 2015

Nobody wants to see people hurt, businesses burned, or innocent lives disrupted by violence in their communities. But you can’t understand urban unrest in isolation from the violence residents face at the hands of their own government.

Flagler Beach Confrontation Sends Man to Hospital and Splash Car Wash Owner to Jail

| May 19, 2015

The fight at the he Shell gas station on State Road 100 in Flagler Beach sent Ricardo Mercado of Palm Coast to jail on an aggravated assault charge, and Roman Miroshnik to the hospital.

2 Hospitalized, 6 Dogs Rescued From House Fire in Palm Coast’s LL Section

| May 19, 2015

A father and his young daughter, about 5 years old, were hospitalized for smoke inhalation this morning after a fire in the garage at 6 Llach Court in Palm Coast inundated the house with smoke, but was contained before spreading further.

Florida’s Smallest Police Department Gets a Mine-Resistant Armored Vehicle

| May 18, 2015

The Pentagon put more than 12,000 MRAPs into service in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Now many of those MRAPs are being unloaded to 780 domestic civilian law enforcement agencies.

Adam W. Ryone, 43, Is Killed on SR100 In One of 4 Flagler Wrecks in Less Than 24 Hours

| May 16, 2015

Adam Wade Ryone, 43, who lived on Mahogany Boulevard in Daytona North, was killed on his motorcycle when a woman rear-ended him in a moment of inattention on State Road 100 Saturday afternoon.

Suicide Standoff Shuts Down Portion of Florida Park Drive and Brings Out Swat

| May 16, 2015

A standoff on Florida Park Drive shut down a segment of the road in the heart of Palm Coast shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday evening as the SWAT team was called out and residents from Foster Lane to Forest Hill Drive were ordered to stay indoors.

Angered By Injunction, a Palm Coast Man, 25, Is Accused of Attacking His 72-Year-Old Grandmother

| May 15, 2015

David Harris, 25, of Palm Coast’s L Section, is being held on $95,000 bond after allegedly attacking his grandmother and threatening her with a knife. He was angered by an injunction she’d taken out against him that same day.

As Mom Struggles to Recover From Burns, Community Rallies Around a Family Made Homeless

| May 14, 2015

As Jessica Johnson, mom to three young children, remains in intensive care, Flagler Beach has rallied around her family to raise money and collect furniture and toys.

Accused of Raping 11-Year-Old, Karl Westgate Pleads and Gets 25 Years

| May 14, 2015

Palm Coast’s Karl Westgate, 19, had faced life in prison on rape charges but pleaded guilty to lesser charges and was sentenced to 25 years Thursday and a lifetime on sexual predator probation after that.

City of Palm Coast Employee Arrested on Charges of Impersonating Cop and Using Blue Light

| May 14, 2015

Shaun Eric Fuller, a computer specialist with Palm Coast government, was arrested at city offices at City Marketplace in mid-afternoon Tuesday on charges of impersonating a police officer and using a blue light on his dashboard to pull over vehicles.

Rash of Assaults Helps Boost Jail Population; Burning Wick House Again Scene of a Bizarre Incident

| May 13, 2015

The Flagler County jail population reached 160, higher than it’s been for most of the past four years, with a rash of domestic and other assaults contributing. A B-Section house that’s been a focus of trouble lately again drew police attention over the weekend.

John R. Lugo, 31, Missing Since May 7, Located in Jacksonville, Where He Wants to Stay

| May 13, 2015

31-year-old John Raymond Lugo Jr., a resident of 1 Wellham Lane B in Palm Coast, who went missing the evening of Thursday, May 7, was staying with relatives in Jacksonville, where he said he wishes to remain.

Paul Dykes Pleads Not Guilty in Child Rape and Retains Controversial Attorney David Taylor

| May 12, 2015

Paul Dykes, the 18-year-old Palm Coast man accused of raping a child younger than 5, pleaded not guilty today and hired Jacksonville attorney David Taylor, who’s been disciplined by the Florida Bar and faced an assault charge in 2012.

Afternoon Brush Fire That Smoked Up Palm Coast’s P-Section and I-95 Is Mopped Up

| May 11, 2015

A brush fire in an isolated strip of woods between I-95 and Palm Coast’s P-Section kicked off a lot of smoke and burned a 2-acre area but never threatened homes and by sundown had been all but mopped up.

Calling Puppy Killing “Offensive,” Judge Sentences Slayer to 9 Months in Jail, 5 Years’ Probation

| May 11, 2015

Wesley Jackson of Palm Coast’s B-Section was masturbating when the 4-month-old Chihuahua interrupted him last September, causing Jackson to brutalize and kill the dog known as Little Man.

Flagler County Assist REACT Marks 30 Years of Emergency and Public Service

| May 11, 2015

Flagler County Assist REACT started in the days when CB radios were the surest means of communications during emergencies, and has adapted in the age of cell phones to new roles and responsibilities.

Sheriff Fires Ex-Narcotics Deputy For Quitting Post Days After Bruising Internal Investigation

| May 11, 2015

An internal affairs investigation concluded that Alfonzo Dillard had misplaced one of his guns, traveled out of county with a department-issued vehicle, lied about the trip and possibly the gun, all violations of Sheriff’s Office policy.

Fifteen Years For Sex on the Beach? Seriously?

| May 10, 2015

Federal prisons are full of white collar criminals who won’t serve a day over five years, criminals who destroyed companies and bilked citizens out of their life savings. Yet Elissa Alvarez and Jose Caballero face 15 years for “lewd and lascivious” sex on the beach, a ridiculous excess, argues Nancy Smith.

Early Morning Flagler Beach Fire Levels One House, Guts Another, 5 Hospitalized, 2 Critical

| May 8, 2015

Last Updated: 12:23 p.m.
A fire that started around 2 this morning in a wooden house built on stilts at 208 Ocean Palm Drive leveled the house and spread to the house next door at 210, gutting it. The five occupants of the wooden house managed to get out but were all hospitalized, two of them, […]

Fallen Officers Are Remembered as Months Of Police Tensions Elsewhere Elicit Silence

| May 7, 2015

A ceremony honoring fallen officers and marking National Police Memorial Week was held on the steps of the Flagler County courthouse Thursday morning.

Beating and Crash Lead to Meth Lab in Palm Coast’s P-Section, and Arrests of 3 Men

| May 7, 2015

Kenneth Stancil, Joseph Canfield and Brian Hitas were arrested for allegedly operating a methamphetamine lab at 20 Philmont Lane in Palm Coast’s P-Section after a disturbance and a car crash were reported in the area.

Grand Jury Indicts Ex-Elections Supervisor Kimberle Weeks on 12 Felony Counts Over Secret Recordings

| May 6, 2015

A grand jury that convened Tuesday indicted Kimberle Weeks, the former Flagler County Supervisor of Elections on 12 felony counts of illegal interception and disclosure of oral communication, following a six-month investigation into allegations by county officials that she secretly and illegally recorded their conversations.

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