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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’s Opelka Wins Come-From-Behind Thriller in Wimbledon Debut

| July 6, 2015

The former Palm Coast resident made his Wimbledon debut Monday in epic fashion, capturing a marathon win in the first round of the Boys Tournament Monday, defeating Australia’s Alex De Minaur, 4-6, 6-3, 13-11.

2 More “Ridiculous” Ethics Complaints Against Commissioner Revels and Attorney Hadeed

| July 6, 2015

The complaints, filed by Ronald Reagan Assemblies member John Ruffalo, allege conflicts of interest in the commissioner’s votes and target the attorney’s counsel to the commission.

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

Flagler Beach Fireworks Scheduled for July 4, Palm Coast on July 3

| July 3, 2015

Flagler Beach fireworks and parade schedule and route, and other 2015 Independence Day activities on July 4th and July 3 in Palm Coast’s Town Center.

Flagler Chamber Membership Director Thompson Is Fired, Then Insurrection Breaks Out

| July 2, 2015

In 24 hours of feverish developments after Heather Thompson’s firing, a chamber member’s web page in support of Thompson drew 50 testimonies before it was taken down.

Say Goodbye: Old ITT Landmark and School Board Clunker to Be Demolished By Year’s End

| July 2, 2015

The Flagler School Board got no bids on its 54,000-square foot building in pring, which it’ll pay $200,000 to demolish, after paying off a $770,000 debt on it.

At Bunnell’s Methodist Church, Rev. Terry Wines Begins Filling Beth Gardner’s Big Void

| July 1, 2015

It’s pat of an annual and anxious ritual in the sprawling world of the United Methodist Church when “elders” typically move from church to church around this time of year.

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.

Palm Coast Dead Zones: City Proposing Less Restrictive Cell-Tower Rules, But Council Demurs

| June 30, 2015

The proposal is being made ahead of a deal between the city and a cell tower company to put a 150-foot tower near Heroes Park, behind Palm Coast Parkway, on land where Palm Coast’s Water Plan No. 1 sits.

Don Apperson, Long-Time School Resource Deputy and Youth Leader, Retires

| June 30, 2015

For 13 years until last fall Don Apperson was the face of school resource deputies in Flagler County and appearing before local government boards to advocate either for the SRD system or for stronger laws on various issues.

School Board Hears Good and Bad of New Budget and Agrees to 3-Month Patch for Disabilities Program

| June 30, 2015

The $2.5 percent state-funded budget increase falls short of restoring the money lost last year. The board agreed to a $120,000 band aid for the adults with disabilities program run by FTI, which lost its state funding this month.

Flagler Officials Caution Against Beached Debris From SpaceX Rocket Explosion

| June 30, 2015

While it is highly unlikely any of the debris resulting from the explosion of the SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule will reach Flagler County’s coast, emergency officials are asking residents to steer clear of it and notify authorities.

With 11 Jobs and Life Skills for 85 Disabled Adults at Stake, School Board Scrambles for Lost Money

| June 29, 2015

The Flagler school board lost $535,000 for two essential programs for adults with disabilities when the Legislature slashed $10 million from its budget for that program. On Tuesday, board members will look for a patch on the way to a solution to keep the program from closing.

Sunday Night Standoffs: Deputies Contend With Armed Men in Hammock and W-Section

| June 29, 2015

Both stand-offs, which began after domestic confrontations, ended peacefully, with the arrest of Val Mateyshin in the W Section and no arrest in the Hammock.

Palm Coast Man, 60, Faces Capital Felony on Rape and Molestation Charges of 12-Year-Old Relative

| June 29, 2015

Mario Edward DiGirolamo is at the Flagler County jail on $300,000 bond following his arrest Friday on three sex-crime charges involving a 12-year-old relative, including a count of rape, a capital felony.

Reported Runaway, 14, Is Found at Her Father’s as Family Custody Issues Emerge

| June 27, 2015

Ashley Martin, 14, had left home her mother’s June 20 and was found at her father’s June 26, where police were told of family conflicts and custody issues.

Algal Bloom Observed at the Confluence of Flagler’s Dead Lake and Bull Creek

| June 26, 2015

Algal blooms damage the environment because they replace vital food sources, clog fish gills, prevent sunlight from reaching seagrass and contribute to low oxygen “dead-zones” when they degrade.

Explosion at Santore Fireworks Causes Small Fire, Panic But No Injuries

| June 26, 2015

The fire was restricted to a 12-by-12 area at Santore Fireworks’s manufacturing plant on County Road 305 in western Flagler. Two employees had minor injuries.

Phoenix Will Close as All But Handful of Students Sign Up for Wadsworth’s New STEM Academy

| June 25, 2015

An open house to introduce Phoenix Parents to Wadsworth’s new STEM Academy, and sell them on enrolling their children, was hugely successful Wednesday evening, sealing the fate of Phoenix for good.

Following Her Dog, a 2-Year-Old Girl Wanders Across Belle Terre Parkway As Her Mother Sleeps

| June 25, 2015

Heather Seils, the 24-year-old mother of a 2-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy, was asleep Saturday morning in her B-Section home in Palm Coast when, somehow, her daughter manager to wander out of the house unattended.

Three Adults and a Child Hospitalized After Two-Vehicle Wreck on SR100 and CR305

| June 24, 2015

A pick-up truck attempted to pass a Toyota in a no-passing zone as the Toyota was making the turn, triggering the wreck at 3:30 p.m. The road was reopened by 5:30 p.m.

Confrontation at Flagler Jail Nets New Felony Charge for One Inmate and 12 Stitches For Another

| June 24, 2015

Kevin Harris Jr. of Bunnell is accused of attacking inmate Anthony M. Petrillo and calling him a ‘police ass cracker’. Harris is serving 270 days in a Volusia jail, and was brought to Flagler for breaking his probation on an earlier case.

Scott’s Veto Pen Hits Flagler’s Top Priority, Sinking $600,000 For Malacompra Drainage

| June 24, 2015

The $600,000 appropriation for the Malacompra drainage project was among the 450 line-items and $461 million he vetoed as he approved a $78.2 billion budget.

Flagler Looking to Raise Tourism Tax For 2nd Time in Four Years Despite Surging Revenue

| June 23, 2015

Flagler County wants to raise the local sales surtax on hotel and motel stays to 5%, from 4%, even though revenue has grown ten-fold over the past decade.

Java Joint in Flagler Beach Struck in Midnight Burglary, Losing $1,000 and Cash Register

| June 23, 2015

Some $50 of that missing cash was in a doggie donation box by the front door. The rest of the money was taken from a hidden lock box. A description of the burglar is included.

“Oh, Brother”: 165 Seconds of Errors as Candidate Richter Berates Commissioners Then Zips Out Before Corrections

| June 22, 2015

Mark Richter, the first announced candidate for Flagler County Commission in 2016, was seriously fact-challenged in a brief appearance before commissioners today as he took on jail costs and the planned jail expansion.

Flagler Chamber Seeks Applicants for Leadership Flagler’s Next Class

| June 22, 2015

The Flagler County Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting applications for Leadership Flagler, a program that nurtures and engages the leadership skills of potential and current community leaders.

Arson Suspected in Mondex Fire That Demolishes Family Home on Elder Street

| June 19, 2015

Authorities termed suspicious a fire that engulfed a single-family house in the Mondex Friday morning, and brought in arson dogs to sniff for evidence of fuel or accelerants used in the blaze.

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