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Afternoon Brush Fire That Smoked Up Palm Coast’s P-Section and I-95 Is Mopped Up

| May 11, 2015

A brush fire in an isolated strip of woods between I-95 and Palm Coast’s P-Section kicked off a lot of smoke and burned a 2-acre area but never threatened homes and by sundown had been all but mopped up.

Calling Puppy Killing “Offensive,” Judge Sentences Slayer to 9 Months in Jail, 5 Years’ Probation

| May 11, 2015

Wesley Jackson of Palm Coast’s B-Section was masturbating when the 4-month-old Chihuahua interrupted him last September, causing Jackson to brutalize and kill the dog known as Little Man.

Flagler County Assist REACT Marks 30 Years of Emergency and Public Service

| May 11, 2015

Flagler County Assist REACT started in the days when CB radios were the surest means of communications during emergencies, and has adapted in the age of cell phones to new roles and responsibilities.

Sheriff Fires Ex-Narcotics Deputy For Quitting Post Days After Bruising Internal Investigation

| May 11, 2015

An internal affairs investigation concluded that Alfonzo Dillard had misplaced one of his guns, traveled out of county with a department-issued vehicle, lied about the trip and possibly the gun, all violations of Sheriff’s Office policy.

Two Months Late, Salamander Makes $250,000 Payment That Induced Hammock Beach Hotel Agreement

| May 8, 2015

The payment is part of the $500,000 Salamander agreed to pay for better public beach access in exchange for county approval of a 198-room beachfront hotel at Hammock Beach Resort.

Early Morning Flagler Beach Fire Levels One House, Guts Another, 5 Hospitalized, 2 Critical

| May 8, 2015

Last Updated: 12:23 p.m.
A fire that started around 2 this morning in a wooden house built on stilts at 208 Ocean Palm Drive leveled the house and spread to the house next door at 210, gutting it. The five occupants of the wooden house managed to get out but were all hospitalized, two of them, […]

Fallen Officers Are Remembered as Months Of Police Tensions Elsewhere Elicit Silence

| May 7, 2015

A ceremony honoring fallen officers and marking National Police Memorial Week was held on the steps of the Flagler County courthouse Thursday morning.

Beating and Crash Lead to Meth Lab in Palm Coast’s P-Section, and Arrests of 3 Men

| May 7, 2015

Kenneth Stancil, Joseph Canfield and Brian Hitas were arrested for allegedly operating a methamphetamine lab at 20 Philmont Lane in Palm Coast’s P-Section after a disturbance and a car crash were reported in the area.

Superintendent Oliva Scraps 28 End-Of-Course Exams in Lower Grades in 1st Step of Broad Testing Revamp

| May 6, 2015

The Flagler district is immediately scrapping 28 end-of-course exams in kindergarten through 3rd grade for science, social studies and special areas, with more eliminations likely for higher grades next year as the district implements a new, more flexible state law.

Grand Jury Indicts Ex-Elections Supervisor Kimberle Weeks on 12 Felony Counts Over Secret Recordings

| May 6, 2015

A grand jury that convened Tuesday indicted Kimberle Weeks, the former Flagler County Supervisor of Elections on 12 felony counts of illegal interception and disclosure of oral communication, following a six-month investigation into allegations by county officials that she secretly and illegally recorded their conversations.

DeSantis Will Run for Rubio’s Senate Seat: Flagler’s Congressional Election Again Wide Open

| May 6, 2015

DeSantis’s decision means that Flagler County, which is part of DeSantis’s congressional district, will see a competitive race for that seat for the second time in four years, though St. Johns and Volusia dominate the district’s conservative electorate.

Hurricane, Terrorism, Evacuations: In Flagler Emergencies, These Are The People Who Hold Your Fate In Their Hands

| May 5, 2015

The Flagler County Executive Policy Group is the most powerful local government panel you’ve never heard of, and its members make all key decisions in natural or man-made emergencies. They practiced this morning.

Citing PTSD, Palm Coast Man Makes Up Story of Being Shot By Black Assailants on I-95

| May 5, 2015

For the second time in eight days, a Palm Coast resident is charged with filing a false report involving made-up black assailants. In this case, the 22-year-old man described himself as a military veteran suffering from PTSD.

Palm Coast’s Tennis Phenom Reilly Opelka, 17, Goes Pro After Catching Agent’s Eye

| May 4, 2015

Reilly Opelka, 17, caught the eye of an agent at Palm Coast’s Men’s Futures Tournament in January, and got an offer. He turned pro a week ago, skipping college for the tour.

A Puppy Dog Is Shot Dead After Crossing Into Neighbor’s Yard at Flagler County’s Edge

| May 4, 2015

Kevin J. McClenithan, 46, a convicted felon, shot a Labrador puppy dead after it wandered onto his property and, he says, became aggressive toward him and the homeowner, though the dog had been fenced in.

Marketing 2 Go Celebrates 5 Years in New Digs at City Place in Palm Coast

| May 4, 2015

Marketing 2 Go owner Cindy Dalecki took her new-media company from one employee to six and celebrated with a ribbon-cutting attended by some 200 people at City Place.

Not What Visiting Soccer Players Want to See: Man Threatens Teens With a Gun at Motel

| May 4, 2015

Four teens visiting Palm Coast as part of the weekend’s State Cup soccer tournament were threatened with a gun when a Red Roof Inn guest, Samuel Foy, 35, screamed at the teens to be quiet.

My Muñequita: Flagler Youth Orchestra Caps 10th Year With Smooth FPC Band Gig in Auditorium Concert

| May 3, 2015

The Flagler Youth Orchestra’s 30th major concert in 10 years features a collaboration with the FPC band in a full symphonic rendition of Santana’s “Smooth,” among some 18 pieces to be performed Monday evening at the Flagler Auditorium.

Palm Coast Woman With History of Attacking Cops Arrested For Biting Flagler Beach Officer

| May 3, 2015

Lisa D. Tyson of Palm Coast’s Utica Path allegedly bit a Flagler Beach police officer after running away from her to a stage at Finn’s bar, where she started dancing until the officer grabbed her wrist.

Xanax In Song: In “Committed,” Depression Turns Musical on City Rep’s Stage, Starring FPC

| May 2, 2015

“Committed,” the new play at Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre,has never been staged outside of New York, features music and lyrics by 2003 FPC graduate Andrew David Sotomayor and a cast repleted with FPC connections.

Teen Missing Since April 24 Is Found, But Stories Conflict Over What led Him to Leave

| May 1, 2015

Rodney Fudge Jr., 15, says his father forced him to leave on April 24, while his step-mother claims that was not the case. Rodney had been staying at various friends’ houses.

Woman Critically Injured, 3 Others Hurt In T-Bone Collision on Sesame Boulevard

| May 1, 2015

Yelizaveta Horton, a 60-year-old resident of Palm Coast’s W-Section, was air-lifted in critical condition after her car was t-boned by a van on Sesame Boulevard Friday morning. A woman and two young children in the van were taken to Florida Hospital Flagler with minor injuries.

Decomposed Man’s Body Discovered in Empty Lot on Boulder Rock; Suicide Suspected

| May 1, 2015

The body was found at the north extremity of the Boulder Rock Drive loop in Palm Coast after a resident in a nearby house called 911 to report a foul odor and buzzards circling about the neighboring lot.

Public Denounces Flagler Beach Paid-Parking Option, Splitting Commission on What’s Next

| April 30, 2015

A proposal to impose paid parking on vast new swaths of Flagler Beach is likely dead shortly after its arrival at the Flagler Beach City Commission Thursday. What happens next is unclear.

Neighborhood Feuds Again Simmer Around Ralph Carter Park, But Solutions Questioned

| April 30, 2015

While Ralph Carter Park in Palm Coast’s R-Section thrives, neighbors around Richardson Drive are feuding with younger people, who feel harassed for just hanging out. The city council is looking into a block party–and possibly more fence-building around the park.

662 Spaces Would Convert to Paid Parking in Flagler Beach in Panel’s Vast, Costly Proposal

| April 29, 2015

Flagler Beach’s Ad Hoc Parking Committee, at work two years, will submit its recommendations Thursday to a special meeting of the city commission, with a focus on two options that call for paid parking either in city lots or throughout premium areas of the city, including A1A.

Flagler Beach Parking History: Two Decades of Inaction

| April 29, 2015

A chronological look at Flagler Beach’s history of parking initiatives–paid parking, metered proposals, buying lots and other ideas, most of which faltered.

“It’s Called Punishment”: Judge Denies Clemency for Man Who Killed Benjamin Rossie in 2008 Crash

| April 29, 2015

Peter Hamill, who killed Benjamin “Bo” Rossie in a car crash in the Hammock, told a judge that completing his probation was “more than I’m comfortable with,” a startling request Judge Walsh did not buy this morning.

Matanzas Woods Parkway Overpass Closes June 5 as Three Road Projects Start Rumble

| April 28, 2015

Some 50 people turned up to hear an overview of the Matanzas Woods Parkway interchange and Old Kings Road extension projects, which will take a year to complete starting in June.

Palm Coast Mayor Rips Waste of County’s EMS Service and Says Do It All Or Pay the City

| April 28, 2015

Palm Coast Mayor Jon Netts doesn’t question the quality of emergency services but considers them wastefully duplicative, and wants to see the city’s and county’s approach change.

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