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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.

Rich Weber Replaces Bob Nocella as Matanzas High School’s Athletic Director

| July 17, 2015

Weber was one of some 75 applicants for the $44,757 position, which oversees 36 athletic teams, 22 of them at the varsity level, and involves 500 students.

Florida Loses 47,000 Jobs, Flagler 190, But Shrinking Labor Force Lowers Unemployment

| July 17, 2015

Florida’s labor force shrank by a significant 79,000 and Flagler’s by 325, bringing down their unemployment rates to 5.5 and 6.3 percent respectively.

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.

Public Art Soars Increasingly Into View, Part of Gargiulo Foundation’s Gifts to Palm Coast

| July 15, 2015

Tom Gargiulo and his foundation will be underscoring the growing role of public art in Palm Coast, between a panel discussion at the Flagler County Art League Saturday and the dedication of two more soaring heron sculptures at Waterfront Park.

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.

Palm Coast’s Sign Regulations May Be Forced to Loosen, City Attorney Warns

| July 14, 2015

The changes, which would likely relax Palm Coast’s rules, would be required to comply with a new U.S. Supreme Court ruling making the regulation of temporary signs on private property much more difficult.

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.

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.

One More Hurdle for Sea Ray as Planned Parking Lot Must First Pave Through Rezoning

| July 13, 2015

Sea Ray Boats Tuesday evening again will appear before the Flagler planning board as the luxury boat manufacturer’s plan to expand its footprint south of its plant off Colbert Lane in Palm Coast seeks to advance.

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.

Reilly Opelka Is Wimbledon Boys Champion; Roger Federer Congratulates Him in Person

| July 12, 2015

Reilly Opelka, raised on the courts of Flagler County, used a powerful serve and aggressive groundstrokes to realize a dream that seemed so farfetched even a few weeks ago, defeating Sweden’s Mikael Ymer, 7-6 (5), 6-4 to win his first Wimbledon championship.

Palm Coast Takes Pride as Surging Opelka Plays in Two Wimbledon Finals Sunday

| July 11, 2015

Winning his doubles semifinal match Saturday at Wimbledon, Reilly Opelka will be playing in two straight finals Sunday as Palm Coast gears up congratulations and possibly a watching party.

John Ruffalo, a Reagan Assemblies Leader, Affronts County Commissioner at Courthouse

| July 10, 2015

Two months after another Reagan Assemblies member had to resign for a public obscenity, a founding member of the group allegedly insulted the county commissioners names at the county courthouse after calling him dishonorable in an email.

In Flagler Beach, Lighter Rules for Farmers’ Market and 2-Week Limit on Golf Course Buy

| July 10, 2015

The Flagler Beach City Commission voted to apply only a light regulatory hand on the city’s famed farmer’s market, and to start negotiations on buying the last remaining enclave in private hands at the former Ocean Palm Golf Club at the south end of town.

Overpowering Opelka Moves into Wimbledon Juniors Semifinal to Face World’s No. 1

| July 9, 2015

Palm Coast’s Reilly Opelka’s astounding run on Wimbledon’s grass continued with two wins Thursday, as he now faces the U.S.’ Taylor Fritz, the world’s No.1 junior, in a semi-final match.

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.

Long-Planned Shoppes at Grand Haven on Colbert Lane Finally See Bulldozer Activity

| July 8, 2015

First envisioned almost a decade ago, the Shoppes at Grand Haven will be the new home of the gated community’s sales offices, which will anchor a hoped-for commercial development, the first on Palm Coast’s Colbert Lane.

After Months of Hedging, Palm Coast Approves New Rules on Yard Fences, Walls (and Bars)

| July 8, 2015

The rules allow for more fence colors, eliminate setback and shrubbery requirements but more strictly regulate fences along saltwater canals.

Palm Coast’s Opelka Fires 17 Aces to Upset 3rd Seed, Advancing Again at Wimbledon

| July 7, 2015

Once again swinging on drama, the 17-year-old Opelka played his best in the big points and narrowly upset No. 3 seed Corentin Denolly of France, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 to advance to the third round in his first trip to Wimbledon.

Flagler School Taxes Going Up About 4%, Heralding Season of Steeper Government Levies

| July 7, 2015

The typical Palm Coast house valued at $150,000 will pay roughly $50 more in school taxes for the year even as the tax rate goes down slightly.

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.

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