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Man Suspiciously Taking Pictures and Video of Young Children at F-Section Bus Stop

| September 14, 2016

A 10-year-old girl reported a man following her from her house to a bus stop in his SUV, where he then takes pictures and video of her and other children. The sheriff’s office is looking for the public’s help to identify the man.

Palm Coast and Flagler County Compete on Soccer Fields Over Frank Meeker’s Memory

| September 13, 2016

The late County Commissioner Frank Meeker, who died in July, had also served on the Palm Coast City Council, so both governments will have separate memorials to his memory on soccer fields at opposite ends of town.

Suspect in Greg Lynn Jewelers Heist Found Hanging in Florida Hospital Flagler Bathroom

| September 13, 2016

Two days after checking into Floria Hospital Flagler, Craig Anthony Chavez, the 52-year-old Palm Coast resident arrested in late June for the alleged robbery of a jewelry store, was found dead in his hospital room’s bathroom of an apparent suicide.

Heavier Rains Than Hermine Expected In Next 24 Hours Over Flagler-Palm Coast

| September 13, 2016

The unnamed tropical wave churning off the coast of Central Florida is expected to bring more rain and heavy thunderstorms over Flagler County in the next 24 hours than did Hurricane Hermine.

In 3-1 Vote, County Enacts Special Taxing Districts for Two Hammock Subdivisions to Drain Flooding

| September 12, 2016

Flagler County government is rolling out a long-awaited plan to contain drainage problems in Marineland Acres and the Malacompra Basin, with a new annual tax on property owners to help pay for the improvements. Some residents welcome the plan, others see it as costly and as jeopardizing the beachfront atmosphere.

Silver Alert for Palm Coast’s William Wheat, 79, Missing and Endangered

| September 12, 2016

William Wheat was last seen Sunday at 3 p.m. at his home in Palm Coast’s LL Section. He is believed to be driving a 2015 blue Dodge Ram 1500 two-door truck with Florida tag 873-8HV.

Facing Prison for Threatening to Skin an In-Law, Bunnell Man Gets 6 Months’ Probation

| September 12, 2016

Daniel Nickonovitz, a 38-year-old Bunnell resident and felon with a violent past, had threatened to skin his father-in-law and kill him over child-support payments he owed. He had made death threats in a previous arrest and conviction, but has never been sentenced to prison.

Ethics Commission Sends Flagler Petition for Attorneys’ Fees to Administrative Law Judge

| September 9, 2016

Former Supervisor of Elections Kimberle Weeks filed two of the five complaints, Mark Richter Jr. also filed two, and Dennis McDonald filed the fifth complaint. None attended the ethics commission hearing in Tallahassee this morning.

Man Wounded By Gunshot Limps Into Hospital, But Cops Skeptical of Shooting Account

| September 9, 2016

Alfred Wright arrived at Florida Hospital Flagler with a gunshot to the thigh and claimed he’d been shot by an assailant either in Palm Coast or Flagler Beach. His story unraveled from there, with his girlfriend providing a different account.

School Board Members Blister “Subleasing” of FPC Campus to Out-of-Town Car Dealer, Exposing Problems

| September 8, 2016

This weekend, without the school board’s knowledge, the entire parking lot of Flagler Palm Coast High School will be turned over to Ritchey Auto of Daytona Beach in a giant car and boat sale that has angered local car dealers and school board members, exposing flaws in the district’s use-of-facilities policy.

6 Students Implicated in “Detailed Plan to Attack” Flagler Palm Coast High School, No Arrests

| September 8, 2016

Six students were at Flagler Palm Coast High School were tied Wednesday to what a district spokesperson described as “a detailed plan to conduct a coordinated plot against Flagler Palm Coast High School.” The alleged plot was to have involved guns.

A Rape in Palm Coast, a Shooting in Flagler Beach, Yet Sheriff’s Office Suppresses All But Trickle of Information

| September 7, 2016

In a 24-hour span on Sept. 6, a woman reported twice being raped and a man reported being shot in separate incidents, both ending up at Florida Hospital Flagler, yet the sheriff’s office is suppressing all but a trickle of information on either case.

At Rymfire Elementary, Response to a Child’s Scar Comes Unglued and Leads to a Lawsuit

| September 7, 2016

A 1st-grader at Rymfire Elementary came home with a bleeding head from a scar that her mother claims was treated improperly by an unqualified staffer, while the school never called the parent to let her know her child was being treated.

Heralding Brief Majority of Beards, Robert Cuff Is Sworn In as Palm Coast’s Newest Councilman

| September 6, 2016

Robert Cuff–the cerebral, witty and long-time Palm Coast resident and ITT man–took his seat at the city council this evening after winning his election last week. He takes up where Bill McGuire resigned.

Federal Appeals Court Rules Against ATS, Palm Coast and Cities in Red-Light Camera Case

| September 6, 2016

The decision by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals is a reminder that Palm Coast is still not clear of the legal shambles that have surrounded the cameras. That class-action suit can now go forward, with drivers claiming they’d been wrongly fined.

Flagler’s Combustible Reagan Republicans Disband as GOP Realigns Back to “Sensible”

| September 6, 2016

The Ronald Reagan Republican Assemblies of Flagler County, the firebrand group whose members spent the last five years shaking up local governments—complaining, criticizing, suing and in several cases, winning elections—has disbanded.

Container-Loaded Semi Jackknifes Over Deep Gully on I-95, Snarling Traffic

| September 2, 2016

Labor Day weekend traffic came to a near standstill on both sides of I-95 just north of State Road 100 in Palm Coast late this afternoon after a tractor trailer jackknifed in the rain and ended up hanging over a deep gully, half its rear wheels off the ground. Somehow the metal guardrail and perhaps trees helped the truck from going over.

1st Hurricane Hits Florida in 11 Years; Flagler Spared, Tropical Storm Warning Cancelled

| September 2, 2016

Hurricane Hermine was mostly a non-event in Flagler County, with limited rain and a bit of wind. Most government offices remained open Friday. The story was uglier in Florida’s Big Bend, where the hurricane made landfall.

An Evening of Bardic Folk With Guitarist Mama Gina, Plus Rick de Yampert’s East-West Sitar Fusion

| September 2, 2016

Gina LaMonte, whose stage name is Mama Gina, will sing the saga of Nine Toes when she performs Saturday Sept. 3 during a concert at Salvo Art Project in Bunnell. Palm Coast sitar player Rick de Yampert will open the show.

Cypress Knoll Golf and Country Club, Under New Ownership, Re-Opens Sept. 10

| September 2, 2016

New owners Doug Brown and Janice Reid re-open Palm Coast’s Cypress Knoll Golf and Country Club on Sept. in in the E Section, with a concert the following day, just two months after the course closed.

Several Shots Fired Near Midnight at House on Palm Coast’s Bronson Lane

| September 1, 2016

Bullets were found in the front of the house and in the garage door. The resident and his wife, both in their 40s, were the only occupants in the house at 65 Bronson Lane in Palm Coast. Neither was injured.

Embittered Palm Coast Fires Holland Park Contractor and Takes Over Project Months Behind Schedule

| September 1, 2016

City officials, sensitive to the criticism directed at them over the delays, recast the problem as entirely the fault of the contractor, and themselves as heroes looking out for the city’s budget and local contractors, thus effectively changing the subject: it’s no longer a project behind schedule as much as a city wronged and aggrieved.

Tropical Storm Hermine: Flagler Included in State of Emergency, But No Major Threat Expected

| September 1, 2016

Tropical Storm Hermine has moved north, Flagler is not in a tropical storm watch, school’s open Thursday, but some wind and rain are expected and authorities are taking a few precautions.

Flagler’s Primary Results: Shocks, Coronations and Probabilities

| August 31, 2016

There were one or two shocks in the Flagler primary election results, not least of them another dismal turnout, but for the most part the numebrs produced expected winners and losers. Here’s a full analysis.

Man Hurt, 200 Lose Power After Car Crashes Into Utility Pole on Old Kings Road

| August 31, 2016

A driver was seriously hurt–and had to wait for rescuers to get to him until his car was “de-energized,” as live electric lines were on top of it–and 200 customers lost power after a vehicle crash took down a utility pole at Kings Colony Court and Old Kings Road at 6:45 this evening.

Holland Is Palm Coast’s New Mayor, Lenhart Wins Supervisor, Conklin Wins School Board, Manfre Is Out, Staly Beats Lamb

| August 30, 2016

Primary election results for Flagler County races including school board, sheriff, county commission, Palm Coast City Council, supervisor of elections, judges, and state congressional races.

Motorcycle Masturbator Sought in String of Incidents Involving Women in R, P and W Sections

| August 30, 2016

The man, described as young, black and fit, scopes out a woman walking her dog or sitting in her garage, pulls up next to her, takes out his penis and starts masturbating.

Retired Palm Coast Nurse Accused of Suffocating Husband, a Cop, in Hospital Bed

| August 29, 2016

Henry Soschalski, 64, and his wife Jan Sochalski, 61, had lived in their Palm Coast home 13 years. She faces a second-degree murder charge over his death in a hospital bed. He had been in a coma for weeks.

In Palm Coast’s F-Section, a Man Stabs Another in the Back Then Stabs Himself in the Throat

| August 29, 2016

Two men, 19 and 18, were involved in an argument and had been drinking at 17 Felshire Lane when one of them stabbed the other in the back then stabbed himself in the neck. Both were hospitalized.

Movement to Opt-Out of Standardized Testing Bolstered By Judge’s Ruling

| August 27, 2016

A Leon County judge Friday declined to immediately order that students in a potentially precedent-setting lawsuit be promoted from third to fourth grade, but her rejection of several state arguments could fuel a movement that seeks to allow children to “opt out” of a standardized test.

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