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Young Mother Pulls a Gun on Intruder on Seward Trail and Helps Lead to His Arrest

| June 10, 2016

Marco DeJesus allegedly attempted a home-invasion burglary in mid-afternoon Thursday in Palm Coast. He did not figure on the homeowner–a young mother–pulling a gun on him, chasing him off and getting pictures of his vehicle and tag.

Taxable Values Improve Less Than in 2015, But Still More Strongly Than in Pre-Recession Years

| June 10, 2016

Palm Coast’s and Bunnell’s values improved least among local governments, at 3.9 and 2.2 percent, while county, school and Flagler Beach values all exceeded 5 percent.

Dunkin Donuts on Palm Coast Parkway Demolished By Flames During Roof Repairs

| June 9, 2016

The Dunkin Donuts on Palm Coast Parkway near Winn Dixie was engulfed in flames this afternoon after a fire broke out around 4:30 p.m.

72-Year-Old Man Exposes Himself to Two Teen Girls at Pier’s A-Frame in Flagler Beach

| June 9, 2016

James Tussing, who has no prior arrest record, exposed himself to a 15-year-old girl and her friend and blamed them for wearing bikinis late into the night.

Marcus Sanfilippo Will Succeed Richard DuPont as Bunnell Elementary Principal

| June 9, 2016

Marcus Sanfilippo had been an assistant principal at Indian Trails Middle School. He is a former county Teacher of the Year and in 2015 was the assistant principal of the year.

Palm Coast Hints at Again Increasing Monthly Stormwater Fee As It Projects Fund Deficits

| June 8, 2016

By some of its calculations, Palm Coast is projecting deficits of $1 million a year despite increasing the storwater fee 46 percent four years ago, though it has room to manage the deficit by reducing capital expenses.

Ethics Commission Dismisses Claim Against Flagler’s Craig Coffey, Adding to Pile of Frivolity

| June 8, 2016

The complaint, by Mark Richter, had alleged that the county administrator had personally gained from the acquisition of the old hospital in Bunnell that became the sheriff’s operations center, among other claims the ethics commission found groundless.

More Violent Crime But Lower Crime Rate in 2015 Gives Fodder to All Sheriff’s Candidates

| June 8, 2016

For the first time in five years, total crime increased in Flagler County in 2015, by 1.7 percent, although the crime rate decreased modestly, by 0.7 percent, as population increased, giving incumbent sheriff Jim Manfre and his opponents room to use numbers to their advantage. .

Dog Bite at Ex-Flagler Beach Manager Campbell’s Property Sends Mail Carrier to Hospital

| June 7, 2016

Mail carrier Jennifer Benson, 49, was treated for eight stitches after a dog at ex-Flagler Beach City Manager Bruce Campbell’s house attacked her when Campbell opened the door to pick up a package.

Counting the Days, Anna Pehota, Who Killed Husband in Hammock, Welcomes Trial in July

| June 7, 2016

The trial of Anna Pehota, 76, who faces a second-degree murder charge for shooting her husband dead in October, goes on trial on July 18, a date Judge Matthew Foxman said is immovable.

Bunnell Elementary Leads the Way as Flagler’s Problem Solvers Shine Again at Internationals

| June 7, 2016

Flagler County’s nearly 60 community problem solvers accomplished at this year’s international competition what their predecessors have almost every year for more than half a decade: they cleaned up in wins, trophies and plaudits.

Cody Lynch, 21, Jailed on Charge of Battering Pregnant Wife for Second Time in Two Years

| June 6, 2016

Despite four arrests for various offenses since 2014, including violent offenses, felonies, and a charge of battering his pregnant wife, all charges against Cody Lynch but one had been dropped until this latest one.

Palm Coast-Flagler Under Tropical Storm Warning as Colin’s Local Version Brings a Messy 24 Hours

| June 6, 2016

A disorganized and scattershot Tropical Storm Colin is set to cross Florida late tonight into Tuesday, dropping between 2 to 5 inches of rain on Palm Coast and Flagler County.

Alligator Stops Traffic to Cross at Cypress Edge Drive

| June 6, 2016

The gator, more than 5 feet long, was sitting by the crosswalk then suddenly scampered across the road, using the white-striped crosswalk as if it had been trained to do so.

Scaling Some Opposition, Captain’s BBQ at Bing’s Will Expand Seating Areas, But Not Capacity

| June 6, 2016

Captain’s Bait, Tackle and BBQ at Bing’s Landing, the county park, scaled some opposition by Hammock residents to win county approval for an 800 square foot expansion that will not, however, add to the restaurant’s 200-seat capacity.

Early-Morning Fire Demolishes House in Flagler Beach, 2nd Blaze in 2 Days in the City

| June 5, 2016

An early morning fire Sunday demolished a 63-year-old house on South Daytona Avenue. The homeowner was absent. On Saturday, an electrical fire damaged the back end of a three-story structure at the north end of town.

Walter Forehand, Hilton’s Bartender and Flagler Beach’s Ex-Leisure Director, Seriously Hurt in Bike Wreck

| June 5, 2016

Walter Forehand Jr., the unfailing bartender at the Hilton Garden Inn and former beach services director in Flagler Beach, was trauma-evacuated by air late Saturday night after a wreck on his motorcycle on U.S. 1.

At Sheriff’s Forum, 6 GOP Candidates Thump More Chests Than Manfre, and Few Ideas Clash

| June 3, 2016

The two-hour forum before 300 people revealed some sheriff’s candidates better prepared than others, only a few differences of opinion, and less focus on Jim Manfre than on the future.

Lawsuit Against Palm Coast’s Golden Corral Alleges Sexual Harassment of 17-Year-Old Girl

| June 2, 2016

The lawsuit and the company’s response raise questions about the extent of a company’s responsibility in protecting its employees from undue hostility and differentiates, in the company’s view, between issues involving peer-employees as opposed to employees and their supervisors or superiors.

In Flagler Elections, Primary May Decide Half the Local Races, Including Supervisor

| June 2, 2016

Underscoring the importance of turnout, All voters, regardless of party affiliation, may vote for Supervisor of Elections, School Board and Palm Coast council in the Aug. 30 primary, with the results in two of the three races deciding the outright winners. That’s assuming no one pulls the write-in ploy.

Acknowledging “Dark Times,” Flagler’s Democrats Say They’re Back and Battling For Long Haul

| June 1, 2016

The Flagler County Democratic Party is hoping top shed years of disarray and political bankruptcy as it fields a few more candidates and organizers in a push for local and state successes. But the difficulties are still as prominent as organizers’ optimism.

Three Years On, Palm Coast Resident Sues Sheriff’s Office Over Wreck With Patrol Car

| June 1, 2016

The t-bone crash involving sheriff’s deputy James Gore, who was going through a red light while answering a call, and E-Section resident John Mitchell at Pine Lakes Parkway and Palm Coast Parkway on Oct. 31, 2013.

Attorney Again Asks for Bova, Accused of Mobil Mart Murder, To Be Declared Incompetent

| June 1, 2016

It’s been almost year since Joseph Bova II’s last appearance in court, but his attorney says he has deteriorated since and should again be judged incompetent to stand trial. His next hearing is scheduled for early July.

In Feud’s Latest Distortion, Palm Coast Blames County for “Killing” $600,000 City Road Grant

| May 31, 2016

Palm Coast and the county are at it again, but in this case the city appears to have misrepresented the county’s intention not to violate the law in the latest flare-up of an ongoing feud between City Manager Jim Landon and County Administrator Craig Coffey.

Can You Be Punished For Refusing DUI Test? 2 Highest Courts About to Decide.

| May 31, 2016

Sept. 1 arguments before the Florida court on the question may be made moot by a decision of the U.S. Supreme Court, expected in June, on the same issue. U.S. Justices were skeptical of breath tests.

Intersection at Old Kings Road and Town Center Blvd. Will Finally Get a Traffic Light

| May 31, 2016

The $154,000 project will include some new landscaping and will also result in the closure of the makeshift parking area for people who use the Lehigh Trail. The zone must be closed to make the new arrangement safer.

Flagler County Approves Manatee Protection Plan With Speed Zones on Intracoastal

| May 28, 2016

The county has been under mandate to develop a plan since 2006, when state and federal authorities halted issuing permits for boating slips on the Intracoastal Waterway, where seven manatees have been killed by boats since 2006.

Art Walk Renaissance as Calypso and ZinkZank Galleries Open Within Brush Stroke of Salvo

| May 27, 2016

Weldon and Richlin Ryan’s new Calypso Fine Art Gallery at Marvin garden, along with Sheila Skipp Zinkerman’s ZinkZank gallery and Salvo Art Project, are burgeoning an art walk similar to what existed at City Marketplace before an exodus two years ago.

Developer Charlie Faulkner Arrested on DUI and Criminal Mischief Charges Over Political Sign

| May 27, 2016

Charlie Faulkner, president of Flagler Beach’s Faulkner and Associates, was arrested after a cop spotted him throwing a Chris Yates for Sheriff sign into the woods on State Road 100, though Faulkner was acting on a property he manages.

FTI Director’s Suspicions Lead to Arrest of 2 Boys, 14, One of Them Carrying Stun Gun

| May 26, 2016

FTI Director Kevin McCarthy got suspicious when he saw the two boys walking on FPC’s and FTI’s campus. They fled when he and a deputy confronted them but were soon after arrested in the Target shopping center.

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