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Brittany Pitt, 26, Is 6th Person Killed on Flagler Roads in a Week, 2nd in Motorcycle Wreck

| May 14, 2016

Brittany Lee Pitt, 26, fell off the motorcycle she was riding on Old Dixie Highway as Allen David Adams attempted to steer the bike away from traffic after violating a car’s right of way early Saturday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Armed Woman Detained After Tense Encounter With Cops at European Village Bar

| May 13, 2016

A woman who threatened to kill herself at Cork and Pint Bar had a .38-caliber gun loaded with hollow-point ammunition, which she had shown two people. She was Baker Acted.

Palm Coast Government’s Blue-Collar Workers Barely Retain Union But Reject Contract

| May 13, 2016

Palm Coast’s street, public works and utility workers voted 73-72 to retain the union they voted for in 2014, and on the same day voted unanimously to reject a proposed contract with the city.

No Arrests, But Sheriff Seeks to Cash In On 2 Tractors and Trailer Seized in Chop-Shop Raid

| May 12, 2016

Charges have yet to be filed in the March chop-shop raid on Sawgrass Road, but the sheriff is moving forward with forfeiture of several big vehicles and a stash of equipment seized from the search.

Buddy Taylor Student Suspended 10 Days For Burning Another’s Hair In SnapChat Stint

| May 12, 2016

The 14-year-old student wanted to see the younger student’s reaction so it could be filmed and texted on SnapChat, and later punched his victim to the ground for snitching on him.

Palm Coast Finally Adopts Trap, Neuter and Return Approach to Lower Feral Cat Population

| May 11, 2016

Three years in the begging, the city has finally agreed to a program designed to lower the feral cat population by neutering rather than killing cats, an approach that worked with great success in Flagler Beach and elsewhere.

Flagler Takes 1st Step To Pot Decriminalization With Broad Agreement on Principle, Less So on Details

| May 11, 2016

All of Flagler’s major law enforcement and government agencies agree that marijuana decriminalization for first-time offenders is a good idea. The county next will develop an ordinance all can agree on. That step may be more difficult.

Renner Out-raising Morley 32-1, Ceballos Yet to Take In First $1,000 Against Hutson

| May 11, 2016

Democrats Adam Morley and Curtis Ceballos face enormous financial hurdles in their campaigns challenging Republicans Paul Renner and Travis Hutson in November’s legislative elections.

Biker Thomas Dolan of Palm Coast Is Killed in Collision Near White Eagle Lounge on US1

| May 11, 2016

Thomas Dolan, a 59-year-old resident of Palm Coast, was killed Tuesday afternoon when he was struck by a driver pulling out of the White Eagle Lounge on U.S. 1 and Old Dixie Highway.

City Will Spend $100,000 to Renovate Fire Station 22, Its Oldest, on Palm Coast Parkway

| May 10, 2016

The city considered demolishing and rebuilding the station in the past, or closing and moving it, but for it says renovation is the best option, keeping open the possibility of a new station on Colbert Lane in the future.

County Government’s Health Costs Take $1.5 Million Hit, Clouding Brighter Budget Outlook

| May 10, 2016

Property values are expected to improve by 4.5 percent, adding $2.5 million to county revenue absent tax-rate changes, but the county’s health costs are increasing dramatically, leaving county commissioners with difficult choices again.

Dacotah Clarke Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison Over Armed Robbery

| May 10, 2016

Dacotah Clarke, 19, was sentenced Monday to 15 months in state prison by Circuit Judge Matthew Foxman after pleading guilty to armed robbery on Sept. 5 in Flagler Beach.

Construction on Florida Hospital Flagler’s $15 Million Expansion Advances

| May 10, 2016

Construction continues to progress on Florida Hospital Flagler’s $15 million expansion project to add 32 new beds on the second and third floors over the hospital’s emergency department.

Palm Coast’s Patricia Darvish, 50, Is Found in Flagler Beach Surf, an Apparent Suicide

| May 9, 2016

Early Sunday morning a Turtle Patrol making its rounds in Flagler Beach located Patricia Darvish, 50, in the water, still clothed. She was pulled from the surf and was pronounced dead at the scene.

For Flagler’s Gun Shops, New Residents Spur Brisk Business But Laws Conceal Debate

| May 9, 2016

Flagler County’s gun shop owners say fear and a need for protection rather than hunting still drives much of their business, but they have differing views on gun regulations and the need for additional laws.

2 Teens Among Four Killed, 3 Injured, “Multiple Ejections” in I-95 Wreck Just South of Flagler-St. Johns County Line

| May 7, 2016

The year’s deadliest crash in Flagler County killed four people and injured several just after 2 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-95.

Frequent-Flying Miscreants Bill Westervelt And Jerry Falls Back in Jail on Grand Theft

| May 6, 2016

William Westervelt and Jerry Falls, among the most frequent inmates at the Flagler jail, now faces charges of grand theft, burglary and dealing in stolen property, the latest of dozens of charges between them going back a few years.

Behind Palm Coast’s Inspired Mic, A King With Nine Lives Defies Dreads, Death and Taboos

| May 6, 2016

After a hiatus The Inspired Mic, Palm Coast’s most daring and unpredictable open mic event, returned to the New Europa under the direction of Michael Ray King, who organizes the monthly event with a light touch, himself inspired by a personal history of harrowing survival.

Flagler’s African American Mentor Program Honors Its Own Weeks After Earning Unsung Hero Award

| May 6, 2016

The African American Mentoring Program is the creation of former school board member Jim Guines and John Winston, who 10 years ago saw a broad need in the county for mentors to guide young, black students who, for one reason or another, lacked direction.

On Eric Drive, No Recourse After a Dog Is Maimed in Hit-and-Run and Near-Miss for Owner

| May 5, 2016

Angela diBella was walking her two dogs on April 28 in the E Section when an oblivious driver car struck her 10-year-old Shih Tsu, which had to be euthanized less than 90 minutes later. There are no penalties for drivers’ negligence in such cases.

Bogosian’s “Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll” at CRT: The Frightening Drift of American Life, Updated

| May 5, 2016

Those who see the show at Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre will find themselves in very recognizably angry American territory even though the play was written in 1990.

Three Candidates for Elections Supervisor Offer More Strengths Than Differences

| May 4, 2016

The three candidates for elections supervisor–Kaiti Lenhart, Abra Seay and Kimble Medley–had their first chance to distinguish themselves before voters this evening in a 60-minute forum that featured more qualities between them than anything else, and no abrasiveness.

A Lockdown in Putnam Ripples to Anger in Palm Coast and a Man’s Arrest in Shooting

| May 4, 2016

Gregory J. Marr was arrested after shooting his gun in the canal off Chelsea Court in Palm Coast and allegedly pointing it at his wife, whom he’d been unable to reach after a murder at her health care facility triggered a lockdown.

Quarter-Size Hail Strafes Flagler in Morning Storm

| May 4, 2016

Hail fell across Bunnell and parts of Palm Coast between 8:15 and 8:30 a.m., the weather service reports. Some resident reported hail the size of half dollars.

Flagler Auditorium Sees $500,000 Grant As 1st Step to $5 Million Capital Makeover

| May 4, 2016

The Flagler Auditorium is in line to get five successive $500,000 grants that the auditorium board and the district would match, enabling the transformation of the 25-year-old facility, including a lobby three times bigger than its current size.

Flagler Schools Seeks to Be 1st in Florida To Use Concussion-Alert Football Helmets District-Wide

| May 3, 2016

The helmets, which would cost $500 each, would alert coaches and trainers in real time of the severity of collisions players sustain to the head, enabling trainers to more readily take precautions against concussions.

Flagler County Quietly Scraps Plan for 3 New Emergency Communications Towers, For Now

| May 3, 2016

After the Flagler County Commission voted down a planned 350-foot tower on John Anderson Highway, NexTower, which would have built three towers, pulled out of the deal entirely, returning the county’s planning for its emergency infrastructure’s backbone to close to near zero.

Florida’s Death Penalty Alive and Willed as Guzman Is Sentenced to Die For 3rd Time in Daytona

| May 3, 2016

A jury in Daytona Beach today voted 11-1 to recommend death for James “Chico” Guzman in the hacking to death of David Colvin, 48, at a motel on Ridgewood Avenue on Aug. 10, 1991.

Flagler Firefighter Among Targets of Car Thieves and Burglars in Palm Coast’s R and P’s

| May 2, 2016

Palm Coast’s R and P Sections were the target of four car thefts and almost a dozen burglaries between Sunday and Monday, including two vehicles at the address of a Flagler County Fire Rescue lieutenant.

County Floats Consolidation of Fire Services And Finally Agree to Meet With Palm Coast

| May 2, 2016

At a long-awaited workshop this afternoon Flagler County responded to Palm Coast’s pressing for a new way to deliver ambulance services, but by countering with a proposal the city is not likely to approve in any way.

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