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Masked, Armed and Apologetic Man Robs Kangaroo Station Off Old Kings Road

| June 15, 2015

The Kangaroo gas station and convenience store at 3 Kingswood Drive, just off of Old Kings Road in Palm Coast, was the target of a robbery at close to 3 a.m. Sunday, by a man armed with a nightstick and masked by a bandanna.

1,200 Customers in Palm Coast’s P-Section Lose Power Due to Underground Cable Issue

| June 15, 2015

A problem with an underground cable emanating from a Florida Power and Light substation toward the south end of Palm Coast cut off power to around 1,200 customers north of State Road 10 and west of I-95, especially in the city’s P-Section.

Trial Begins for Man Accused of Kidnapping and Brutalizing Chinese Food Delivery Driver

| June 15, 2015

Palm Coast’s Giuseppe Verdone, 24, could face life in prison on charges stemming from the 2013 attack on King Palace co-owner Ming Gong. The trial is expected to last much of the week.

Flagler’s Future Problem Solvers Claim 2 First-Place Trophies and 5 Overall at International Competition

| June 14, 2015

Flagler County’s public school students have shined again, as they’ve made a habit of doing so at such competitions year after year, led by FPC’s Daniel Thomas and Rymfire Elementary’s group.

Ex-Felon Duane Weeks, Former Elections Supervisor’s Son, Charged With 2 New Felonies

| June 12, 2015

Duane Weeks Jr., 34, son Kimberle Weeks, is charged with brutalizing a 25-year-old woman, smashing her cell phone, and attempting to run her down with a farm vehicle on County Road 305, causing the woman to crash her own car into a trailer.

Mark Richter Files to Run for Ericksen’s County Commission Seat as DeLorenzo Mulls Move

| June 12, 2015

Richter, an ex-felong with a history of obscene and threatening communications to local media, ran on a Ronald Reagan Republican Assembly platform in 2012. Palm Coast Council member Jason DeLorenzo is exploring a move away from the council.

Weekend Briefing: Celebrating George Hanns’s Quarter Century, Lacrosse at Indian Trails, Nukes Everywhere

| June 12, 2015

Flagler Commissioner George Hanns’s 25 years in public service are marked Sunday at Hijackers Restaurant, the Legislature passes a series of health care bills today, Palm Coast graduates another academy class.

In Theoretical Mass Shooting at FPC, a Mass Exercise to Evaluate Vulnerabilities

| June 11, 2015

A man denied custody of his children decides to take his rage out on FPC students in a shooting rampage: that was the scenario around which some 200 responders and volunteer actors recreated an emergency response this morning in a two-hour training exercise at the school.

SWAT Team Deployed Again, This Time for Marijuana Muffins and Chocolate

| June 11, 2015

The SWAT team was deployed Wednesday morning against a Flagler Beach “grow house” where “several” muffins and chocolate laced in marijuana were seized.

Don’t Panic: FPC Will Be the Scene of a Large-Scale “Active Assailant” Exercise Thursday

| June 11, 2015

Emergency management is not releasing more detailed information than that because the aim of the exercise is to simulate  a stressful emergency as close to the real thing as possible.

Florida Park Drive Data Sees No Traffic Problem. Residents Differ. Council Is Stumped.

| June 10, 2015

The Palm Coast council wants to help residents along Florida Park Drive, but it isn’t sure there is a solution there that would not also trigger a problem elsewhere.

Palm Coast Passes on Supporting County In Anti-Fracking and Drilling Resolutions

| June 10, 2015

The Palm Coast City Council chose not to sign on to a pair of resolutions opposing fracking or seismic testing for oil offshore of Florida, saying the county has already spoken.

Imprisoned for Burglarizing Joe’s Pizza in 2009, He Targets Oriental Garden Tuesday

| June 10, 2015

Hugh W. McIntyre,a resident of Palm Coast’s B-Section, was arrested Tuesday shortly after burglarizing Oriental Garden. He was sentenced to two years in prison for burglarizing Joe’s New York Pizza to support a drug habit in 2009.

News-Journal Employees File Charges of Unfair Labor Practices Against New Owner GateHouse Media

| June 9, 2015

The press room union filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board on June 3, charging that GateHouse Media illegally abrogated their collective bargaining agreement and is trying to bust the union.

Arrested for Drunk Driving, She Tries to Roll Up Her Car Window on a Cop’s Arm

| June 9, 2015

Erin Johnson, 26, of Palm Coast, was one mile from her Wellshire Lane house before she was arrested on charges of battery on a cop, resisting with violence and drunk driving.

16 Matanzas High Seniors Still Awaiting Diplomas Because of Company’s Late Exam Scores

| June 9, 2015

Pearson, the company scoring the Biology and US History end-of-course exams, has had a poor history of turning in its own work over the many years it’s administered standardized tests in Florida.

3 Burglars Smash Doors of Flagler Beach’s A1A Beverage to Steal Lottery Tickets and Cigarettes

| June 8, 2015

The suspected three white male burglars took some 40 lottery tickets valued at $20 each before scratch-off, among other items, but left behind some blood.

Sheriff’s $2.5 Million Budget Request Increase Is Largest in 10 Years, With 5% Raise For Ranks

| June 8, 2015

The increase reflects additional staffing at the new jail, money for 10 new patrol vehicles, a 5 percent across-the-board raise and state-required retirement contributions accounting for the bulk of the increase.

Stupid Pot Busts

| June 5, 2015

The conviction for pot smoking of a Palm Coast resident who’d never had so much as a traffic ticket illustrates the sickness of a police and judicial system’s wrongheaded marijuana fixation.

Palm Coast Resident Accused of Operating A Crack-and-Pot Operation in Bunnell

| June 5, 2015

Tyrone Patterson, a 37-year-old resident of Palm Coast’s R-section who was charged with child abuse in March, is being held on $720,000 bond for trafficking cocaine and growing pot near Carver Gym in Bunnell.

When LOL Means Loss of Life: Flagler Students Rap Texting-and-Driving In Video

| June 5, 2015

A coalition of local agencies initiated by Chiumento Selis Dwyer led to a student video project at Matanzas High School and a 150-second public service announcement video warning of the dangers of texting and driving, which premiered Wednesday.

Veteran Accused of Shooting His Wife Deemed Incompetent to Stand Trial, For Now

| June 4, 2015

Jonathan Canales, 27, is accused of shooting his wife in their Mondex home in November as three young children slept. He denies shooting her, saying she shot herself.

Palm Coast Councilman Calls for Task Force to Address Public Abuse of Government Workers

| June 4, 2015

At Council member Bill McGuire’s request, the city formed a task force to better protect government employees from what he says has become routine abuse in person, by phone, by email, and out on the streets where government workers often interact with residents.

Palm Coast Bragging Rights: City’s Fire Protection Rating Vaults to Near Highest

| June 4, 2015

Palm Coast’s fire-protection ISO rating improves from 4 to 2, topping the county and yielding likely cheaper property insurance rates for commercial and residential property owners.

In a Reversal, Palm Coast Council Opts to Delay Old Kings Road Repaving Until Fall of 2016

| June 4, 2015

The resurfacing of Old Kings Road will wait for the completion of a utility project along the road. Instead, three dozen city streets will be repaved in 2015-16.

At Sea Ray Boats, a $10,000 Gift Marks Millions of Working Hours Without an Accident

| June 3, 2015

Brunswick Corp. CEO Dustan McCoy marked Sea Ray’s safety record while tracing the Flagler Beach plant’s success through the Great Recession, and linking its safety record to its continuing operations.

Flagler Schools Will Settle Civil Rights Lawsuit And Appoint Disciplinary Oversight Council

| June 3, 2015

The lawsuit by the Southern Poverty Law Center had targeted Flagler schools’ disproportionate punishment of black students. The disciplinary oversight coalition will meet quarterly and publicly, reviewing disciplinary data and making recommendations to the superintendent.

Taxable Values Rise Again–6% in Palm Coast, 7% in Flagler–But So Do Demands on Budgets

| June 2, 2015

With more value comes more revenue for local governments, and more expectations from various agencies and the public–including a $2.4 million budget increase request from the sheriff’s office alone.

Sheriff, Seeking Public’s Help, Investigating Series of Car Break-Ins in Palm Coast’s B-Section

| June 2, 2015

Targeted residents were on Birchwood Drive, Brooklyn Lane, Brookside Drive, and Birchview Place, but cars were left unlocked or unattended in every case.

Machete-Wielding Palm Coast Man Arrested Over Assaulting Roommate’s Boyfriend

| June 2, 2015

Before his arrest Monday on two felony aggravated battery charges for allegedly cutting a man with a machete, Mayko Rodriguez, 58, has had a checkered past with the law, going back at least 13 years in Flagler County.

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