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39-Year-Old Man Punches and Knocks Down 16-Year-Old Disabled Girl at Epic Theater

| October 24, 2016

A by-stander’s cellphone video that captured part of the confrontation on video shows the girl falling to the ground after C.J. Nelson, a 39-year-old resident of Palm Coast’s P-Section, allegedly punched her.

Fully-Loaded Car Carrier Overturns on Old Kings Road, 3 People Involved, None Hurt

| October 22, 2016

Palm Coast physician Lydia Kefalidou narrowly missed getting crushed by the trailer as she managed to veer off the road, crashing her car against a guard rail to avoid colliding with the auto transport.

Sheriff Marks First Year in Operations Center, Citing Savings and Convenience

| October 21, 2016

By moving from the old building, which was built when Flagler County had just 25,000 residents, the office save $100,000 a year in lease payments. And the new operations center came in $200,000 under budget at $4.7 million. The facility was designed to actually add 9,000 square feet – from 25,000 to 34,000 square feet.

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

| October 21, 2016

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

13-Year-Old Girl Finds Burglar In B-Section House and Helps Lead to His and His Brother’s Arrest

| October 18, 2016

David Willett, 30 and his brother Alex Hagget, 25, both of Palm Coast, had allegedly planned a burglary on Birchwood Drive when the girl found Willett coming out of her brother’s bedroom as she came home from school Monday.

Down to Three, Flagler Sheriff’s Candidates Differ on Style and Command in Last Forum Before Election

| October 17, 2016

The forum featured the GOP’s Rick Staly, Democrat Larry Jones and Independent Thomas Dougherty. There were no fireworks, as at primary forums, but the differences between the three were sharp.

Florida Supreme Court in Seminal Decision Rules Death Penalty Verdicts Must Be Unanimous

| October 14, 2016

The court’s 5-2 decision, which will immediately affect 40 inmates and many of the 385 others on death row, ends Florida’s status as an outlier state where non-unanimous death penalty recommendations were allowed.

Life, and Death, Go On: A Suicide in Flagler Beach, a 14 Year Old Stabs a Man, 21, in The Mondex

| October 11, 2016

Alf Peter Olsen, 53, hung himself in his garage in Flagler Beach hours before Hurricane Matthew arrived. Donald Mays III, 21, was stabbed twice and required evacuation by air to Halifax hospital a day after the storm.

Weeks Era Aftershocks: Ex-Employee Sues Elections Supervisor Lenhart Over Discrimination Claims

| October 4, 2016

Darlene Walker, formerly ex-Elections Supervisor Kim Weeks’s deputy, claims Kaiti Lenhart fired her in 2015 after she returned from a medical leave because of her age and her disability.

Clown Hoax Warps As One Is Allegedly Spotted in Palm Coast’s W-Section

| September 30, 2016

The clown in Palm Coast was allegedly spotted in a backyard on Woodlyn Lane, holding balloons, and deputies later had to provide escorts to two buses through the neighborhood.

Palm Coast Man, Now 20, Accused of Molesting 2 Girls When He Was 16

| September 30, 2016

L’Darius Smith, 20, a former FPC football player, is accused of molesting two girls, 8 and 9, four years ago, and threatening them that he’d harm their mother if they did not comply.

Cops as Pals: National Night Out at Veterans Park in Flagler Beach Tuesday Evening

| September 29, 2016

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting National Night Out at Veterans Park Tuesday in Flagler Beach, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The free drug and crime-prevention awareness event features demonstrations, safety information, games, face painting, food and beverages, and entertainment.

Court Sees No Crime in Sarasota High Student’s Tweeted Threats to “Shoot Up” His School

| September 29, 2016

A 16-year-old high school student who repeatedly threatened on Twitter to shoot up his school in Sarasota did not commit a crime because his threats were not directed at anyone in particular, the second District Court of Appeal ruled Wednesday.

Mid-Morning Fire Guts Half a House on South Central in Flagler Beach as 2 Residents Escape

| September 29, 2016

Pat Bauvi, 57, and his son Zach were in separate parts of the house at 1915 South Central Avenue when the fire broke out. They were able to get out. The cause of the fire is unknown.

Chase Through P, R and W Sections and Around School Buses Ends in Arrest of Teen

| September 28, 2016

School buses were unloading students as a 16 year old at the wheel of a Toyota sped through three neighborhoods, caused one crash, nearly caused two others, and was finally arrested in the W Section.

Harrison Wilker, 18, of St. Augustine, Killed in Crash on State Road 16

| September 28, 2016

Harrison Wilker, 18, of St. Augustine, was killed early this morning in a single-vehicle crash on State Road 16 near Masters Drive in St. Augustine, the Florida Highway Patrol report.

Organized Thieves With Taste for Champagne Target 3 Publix Stores in Palm Coast

| September 27, 2016

Three times in a single day last week, thieves working in concert struck at three different Palm Coast Publix stores to steal wines and champagnes. They’ve been getting away with plenty of both, in one case stealing nearly $3,000 worth of bottles.

Back-Up City: Palm Coast Will Buy Its Third Fire Truck in 2 Years, for Total of $774,034

| September 27, 2016

The Palm Coast City Council is expected to approve the third truck, for $259,678, next week, maintaining a fleet of front-line and back-up trucks throughout the city. The council approved two of the three pumper trucks last spring, for $513,356.

10-Year-Old Boy Is First Cyclist Injured in Crash With Car Since Last School-Year’s Rash

| September 27, 2016

Matthew Bell, 10, was struck by a Massey Services company vehicle speeding on Emerald Lake Drive in Palm Coast after Bell was unable to stop his bike from crossing from a sidewalk into the road.

Palm Coast Man Accused of Battering Mother Sends Deputy to Hospital With Eye Injury

| September 26, 2016

Cid Elliot Ramirez, a 47-year-old Palm Coast man is being held without bond at the Flagler County jail on more than half a dozen charges, including battery on his 74-year-old mother and assault on a Flagler County Sheriff’s deputy, who sustained injuries to his eye and scratches to the face.

A 3-Year-Old Boy Attending Roma Court Academy Wanders Into Traffic as Staff Is Oblivious

| September 23, 2016

Staff at Roma Court Academy had no idea the boy had wandered off the property until a Chinese delivery driver and another driver saw him in traffic on Palm Coast Parkway.

In a Telling Surprise, Cops and 5 Public-Sector Unions Endorse Staly for Sheriff Over Jones

| September 23, 2016

It is actually an endorsement from all six county public sector unions, so Staly is now backed by cops, teachers, school service employees, county and Palm Coast firefighters, and Palm Coast’s blue-collar workers, representing in all a block of 2,000 employees and many more family members, friends and neighbors.

3 Hurt, 1 Critical in Two-Vehicle Collision on Belle Terre Near Wadsworth Elementary

| September 22, 2016

The wreck involved a black Ford pick-up truck owned by Del Castillo Home and Lawn Service, the Palm Coast-based lawn and pest-control company, and a white BMW 335i driven by a Palm Coast resident.

Ex-Palm Coast Staples Employee Arrested For Armed Robbery and Assault at the Store

| September 22, 2016

27-year-old Brandon Hubbert had worked at the Palm Coast Staples a few years ago and allegedly used that experience to hide in the store until after closing time last September then assault a supervisor and rob him of about $1,500.

Lory Yazurlo, Owner of Defunct Pig Sanctuary, Is Killed In Van Fire on John Anderson Highway

| September 22, 2016

Lory Yazurlo, the 53-year-old owner of what was once a sprawling, 20-acre pig sanctuary in western Flagler, was killed early this morning as her van caught fire on John Anderson Highway, not far from her mother’s house. A paraplegic, Yazurlo was in the van, unable to get out.

Man Found Dead in E-Section Lot Identified as Joseph A. Kelemen, 46, Formerly of Palm Coast

| September 22, 2016

Joseph A. Kelemen was found dead in an empty lot near the intersection of Eagle Harbor Trail and Eagle Crest Path in Palm Coast early Tuesday morning. The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office is attributing the death to a likely suicide by hanging.

Mindful of Orlando Massacre, FDLE Seeks to Extend Federal Terrorism Crimes to State Laws

| September 21, 2016

Intent on preventing another mass nightclub shooting or a repeat of incidents this past weekend in New York and New Jersey, Florida’s top cop wants to bulk up the state’s anti-terrorism efforts.

Startling Robbery in Walmart’s Parking Lot as Thieves Grab Palm Coast Woman’s Purse

| September 21, 2016

A 43-year-old Palm Coast woman was putting away in her car’s trunk the merchandise she’d just bought when a silver Hiunday pulled up and a woman grabbed her purse and fled, in the middle of the day Monday.

Mercy Lives: 24-Year-Old Horse Pulled Out of Septic Tank in 2 1/2-Hour Rescue in Mondex

| September 20, 2016

A dozen agencies and veterinarians were mobilized to rescue Mercy, a 24-year-old horse that fell in a septic tank Tuesday morning, managing the rescue after two and a half hours of efforts.

Mother Arrested at Bus Stop in Violent Confrontation With Deputies as Children Watch

| September 19, 2016

Deputies resorted to force, taking down Tyisha Davis, 36, as she allegedly refused to let a school bus continue its route after she was told her son had been in a fight.



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