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Bill McGuire, Palm Coast City Council’s Grandmaster, Resigns Effective Aug. 15

| July 19, 2016

McGuire’s resignation was expected, and the council is hinting that it may be uninterested in filling his post for the remaining few weeks of his term before the election, even if the charter says the council “shall” fill it.

Jerry O’Gara, Flagler County Sheriff Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 19, 2016

Jerry O’Gara is one of six Republican candidates for Flagler County Sheriff in the Aug. 30 primary. Two Democrats are contesting the primary in what has been the most heavily and expensively contested race for a local office this year.

Woman With History of Fabrication Claims Home Invasion-Armed Robbery in W-Section

| July 18, 2016

Brittany Cartier, 21, a caretaker for an elderly homeowner on Watermill Place, claimed she and the homeowner were robbed at gunpoint of $5,000 in cash by two men late Monday. Cartier had fabricated a kidnapping three years ago.

In Jury Selection for Anna Pehota Trial, Pronounced Sympathies for the Killer

| July 18, 2016

Anna Pehota, 76, facing a second-degree murder charge for shooting her husband in the Hammock last September, is benefiting from inherent sympathy going into her trial, which began with jury selection Monday and starts in earnest Wednesday.

John Lamb, Flagler County Sheriff Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 18, 2016

John Lamb is one of six Republican candidates for Flagler County Sheriff in the Aug. 30 primary. Two Democrats are contesting the primary in what has been the most heavily and expensively contested race for a local office this year.

Fire Flight Called to Assist in Search for Fleeing Burglar in Palm Coast’s P-Section

| July 18, 2016

Fire Flight was circling the P Section after 9:30 a.m., helping in the search for a suspect who fled the scene of a burglary on Ponderosa Lane, according to a sheriff’s spokesman.

In Bunnell, 100 Black Marchers Chant for “All Lives,” For Unity, But Also For Looking Inward

| July 17, 2016

The Black Lives Matter-themed march Sunday evening around Bunnell was itself a display of the harmony it called for, though it clearly didn not get participation from the county’s whiter surroundings.

“We Don’t Need Vigilantes”: P-Section Man Shoots at Teen Pokémon Go Hunters

| July 17, 2016

Two P-Section residents, 16 and 19, were shot at early Saturday morning by a homeowner on Primrose Lane as they played Pokemon Go and the homeowner mistook them for trouble-makers after hearing a loud noise outside his home.

Larry Jones, Flagler County Sheriff Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 16, 2016

Larry Jones is one of two Democratic candidates (with incumbent Sheriff Manfre) for Flagler County Sheriff in the Aug. 30 primary. Six Republicans are contesting the primary in what has been the most heavily and expensively contested race for a local office this year.

At European Village and in Bunnell, Separate Events For Fallen Cops and Black Lives as Reactions Multiply

| July 15, 2016

The march in Bunnell and the fund-raiser for the families of fallen police officers at European Village are the latest in a spate of local initiatives that have sought to respond to shootings, by or of police, in various ways.

Don Fleming, Flagler County Sheriff Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 15, 2016

Donald Fleming is one of six Republican candidates for Flagler County Sheriff in the Aug. 30 primary. Two Democrats, including incumbent Jim Manfre, are contesting the primary in what has been the most heavily and expensively contested race for a local office this year.

Flagler Judge Gives Pot Plan a Lift, But Council And Whiff of Politics Again Delay Adoption

| July 14, 2016

The proposal would reduce the penalty for first-time possession of pot to a $250 fine rather than a criminal charge, but it’ll be at least another month before the proposal gets out of a council, if then, and heads for approval (or rejection) by local governments.

Jim Manfre, Flagler County Sheriff Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 14, 2016

Jim Manfre is one of two Democratic candidates for Flagler County Sheriff in the Aug. 30 primary. Six Republicans are contesting the primary in what has been the most heavily and expensively contested race for a local office this year.

Man Stabbed on Palm Coast’s Zenoble Place, Site of Numerous Previous Arrests

| July 14, 2016

The man was stabbed in the neck in what appears to have been a violent confrontattion that damaged parts of the house, but the man was not cooperating with authorities.

At Flagler NAACP Town Hall, Matters of Black Lives, “The Talk,” and the Gap Between Community and Policing

| July 13, 2016

A town hall organized by Flagler’s NAACP branch, with several top officials from the sheriff’s office, took stock of the recent police killings of black men and the killing of five white police officers in Dallas by a black veteran sniper.

Abra Seay, Flagler County Supervisor of Elections Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 13, 2016

Abra Seay is one of three candidates for Flagler County Elections Supervisor in the Aug. 30 primary, which in this race amounts to the general election: All voters, regardless of party affiliation, may cast a ballot in this race, which will decide the winner.

Home Invasion Assailant Killed by Tenant on Frank Place in Palm Coast, 2nd Suspect Surrenders

| July 13, 2016

Victor J. Betty, 28, was killed in an attempted home invasion on Frank Place in Palm Coast early this morning, and Carl Devore of Palm Coast turned himself in later today as the wanted second suspect in the incident.

In Debt, Flagler Chamber of Commerce Seeking to Sell Building But Stay Put as Tenant

| July 12, 2016

As debts have caught up with the organization, members of the Flagler Chamber of Commerce and Affiliates this afternoon learned that the chamber is seeking to sell the 10,000 square foot building it has owned, occupied and leased to other tenants since 2006.

An AR-15, a Shotgun, and Claims of Shots Fired: Confrontation in The Mondex

| July 12, 2016

No one would end up arrested, but an investigation is continuing into claims that an assault weapon was brandished, shots fired and threats made.

Kimble Medley, Flagler County Supervisor of Elections Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 12, 2016

Kimble Medley is one of three candidates for Flagler County Elections Supervisor in the Aug. 30 primary, in which all voters, regardless of party affiliation, may cast a ballot. The primary will decide the winner with no further vote in November.

Proposal to De-Criminalize Pot Possession Again Teetering as Flagler Council Nears Verdict

| July 11, 2016

The Flagler Public Safety Coordinating Council decides Wednesday whether to recommend the de-criminalization proposal, but the reactions from palm Coast, Bunnell and Flagler Beach have been discouraging.

Kaiti Lenhart, Flagler County Supervisor Of Elections Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 11, 2016

Kaiti Lenhart is the incumbent candidate for Flagler County Elections Supervisor in the Aug. 30 primary, which in this race amounts to the general election: All voters, regardless of party affiliation, may cast a ballot in this race, which will decide the winner.

Chris Sousa, 21, Matanzas Graduate and Driven Entrepreneur, Struck and Killed by Car in Ormond Beach

| July 10, 2016

Chris Sousa, a Palm Coast resident of Island Estates and a 2013 graduate of Matanzas High School, was killed early this morning as he walked when a vehicle struck him in Ormond Beach.

Flagler Schools Take a Beating as All But One See Grades Drop; District Maintains B

| July 8, 2016

For the first time in the 15-year history of school and district grades, Flagler County schools did not earn a single A in 2016. Officials are cautioning parents and students not to put too much stock in the results, which reflect a new but also tougher way to grade schools.

Sheriff Manfre Issues Statement on Shootings in Dallas, Falcon Heights and Baton Rouge

| July 8, 2016

“It is my hope during these difficult times in our nation’s history that we use the recent incidents in Minnesota, Baton Rouge and Dallas to continue our dialogue that we have established with our community,” the sheriff said.

Tables Turn on Dennis McDonald as Ethics Commission Investigates Assets Disclosures

| July 7, 2016

Flagler County Commissioner Frank Meeker, saying he’s had enough, filed complaints against both Dennis McDonald and his wife, Janet, a school board member, alleging that they have not properly disclosed property and other assets they own.

At Flagler’s New Jail, Science of Self-Contained Cell Blocks To Make Captivity Safer for Inmates and Guards

| July 7, 2016

It’s in the internal designs, the innumerable details and attention to logic, efficiency and security for inmates, guards and visitors that the jail–which opened today– impresses, and that its $17.3 million cost shows its value.

52 Burglaries Strike Palm Coast’s Major Hotels Overnight, Including Hammock Beach Resort

| July 7, 2016

Some 52 vehicles were targeted in burglaries at four Palm Coast hotels overnight, with smashed windows and stolen belongings in what appears to have been an organized spree.

Tyler Dutton Charged With DUI Manslaughter in Death of Jordan Rineer, 25, on US1 in October

| July 6, 2016

Tyler Dutton, the subject of several arrests in Flagler County over the past few years, was charged with DUI manslaughter in the death of 25-year-old Jordan Marie Rineer early the morning of Oct. 27 on U.S. 1, just south of Old Dixie Highway in Flagler County.

2 Domestic Violence Incidents in Palm Coast End in 3 Arrests, Assaults on 5 Cops and Injuries to 4

| July 6, 2016

Jennifer Caufield, 40, John Kodak, 32, and Randy Blyth, 23–the latter after allegedly assaulting his 17-year-old wife–were arrested on charges including battery on law enforcement officers Sunday in Palm Coast.

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