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Found Guilty of Escape Out of Cop’s Car, George Wood Faces Up to 30 Years in Prison And Two More Trials

| December 8, 2017

Found Guilty of Escape Out of Cop’s Car, George Wood Faces Up to 30 Years in Prison And Two More Trials

George Wood III of Palm Coast, 31, a felon now 11 times over, had busted out of a cop car after his arrest on

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Ethics Commission Orders Kim Weeks and 2 Others To Reimburse $312,000 in Fees Over Frivolous Complaints

| December 8, 2017

Ethics Commission Orders Kim Weeks and 2 Others To Reimburse $312,000 in Fees Over Frivolous Complaints

The state Ethics Commission ordered Kim Weeks to pay nearly $130,000 and Dennis McDonald and Mark Richter Jr. to pay the rest to compensate

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Joint Legislative Committee Unanimously Votes To Audit East Flagler Mosquito Control

| December 7, 2017

Joint Legislative Committee Unanimously Votes To Audit East Flagler Mosquito Control

Sen. Travis Hutson and Rep. Paul Renner, who represent Flagler, had asked the committee for an audit after that the tax-supported district incurred a

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Sidestepping Health Concerns, Flagler Approves 5 New Cell Towers, 2 Rising 350 Feet

| December 7, 2017

Sidestepping Health Concerns, Flagler Approves 5 New Cell Towers, 2 Rising 350 Feet

Without denying health hazards, the Flagler County Commission approved the siting of five new cell towers, including one in Palm Coast, as part of

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In 18 Minutes, Jury Finds Paul Dykes Guilty on 24 Counts of Child Sex Crimes, Including Rape

| December 6, 2017

In 18 Minutes, Jury Finds Paul Dykes Guilty on 24 Counts of Child Sex Crimes, Including Rape

A jury of six women barely deliberated in the case of Palm Coast's Paul Dykes, 21, found guilty of directing the rape of a

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Dale S. Winton Sr., 52, Takes His Own Life in Garage on Palm Coast’s La Mancha Drive

| December 6, 2017

Dale S. Winton Sr., 52, Takes His Own Life in Garage on Palm Coast’s La Mancha Drive

Dale S. Winton Sr., 52, in the hours before his death had written a note to his girlfriend, but it was unintelligible. She later

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Lighting and Sign Improvements Coming to 3 Flagler Interchanges on I-95

| December 6, 2017

Lighting and Sign Improvements Coming to 3 Flagler Interchanges on I-95

Interchanges at Palm Coast Parkway, State Road 100 and Old Dixie Highway will see improvements between 2018 and 2019 in a $5.6 million project.

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In Paul Dykes Trial, A Shaken Jury Is Subjected to Unrelenting Accounts of Unspeakable Acts

| December 5, 2017

In Paul Dykes Trial, A Shaken Jury Is Subjected to Unrelenting Accounts of Unspeakable Acts

The first full day of trial for Paul Dykes, accused of raping a 1-year-old girl, subjected the jury to a tortuous onslaught of disturbing

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Renner Again at Odds With Local Officials as His Recovery Centers Bill Gains Momentum

| December 5, 2017

Renner Again at Odds With Local Officials as His Recovery Centers Bill Gains Momentum

The House version of the bill is co-sponsored by Paul Renner, who represents Flagler, but whose proposal is opposed by Palm Coast government and

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County Calls Waste Pro On the Carpet, Only to Lavish Praise, Flattery and Excuses

| December 5, 2017

County Calls Waste Pro On the Carpet, Only to Lavish Praise, Flattery and Excuses

The county administration's account of Waste Pro trash-hauling service contrasted sharply with commissioners' stories of complaints, or documented complaints in Palm Coast.

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After Wrenching, Day-Long Process, A Jury Is Impaneled In Child-Rape Trial of Paul Dykes

| December 4, 2017

After Wrenching, Day-Long Process, A Jury Is Impaneled In Child-Rape Trial of Paul Dykes

A jury of six women and one man was chosen from a pool of 50, as potential jurors were excused for a variety of

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Death Sentence Commuted to Life For William Gregory, Double-Murderer of Flagler Beach

| December 4, 2017

Death Sentence Commuted to Life For William Gregory, Double-Murderer of Flagler Beach

William Gregory was on Death Row for the 2007 murders of his ex-girlfriend Skyler Dawn Meekings, 17, and her boyfriend of two months,

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Monday Briefing: Mary Ann Clark’s 90th, Bunnell Booze Hours, Diapers Tax Exemption, Lodge Supremacy

| December 11, 2017

Monday Briefing: Mary Ann Clark’s 90th, Bunnell Booze Hours, Diapers Tax Exemption, Lodge Supremacy

The Flagler Historical Society's Mary Ann Clark celebrates her 90th birthday, Bunnell realigns its alcohol sale hours, Henry Cabot Lodge on American supremacy, the Legislature wants to exempt diapers from sales taxes.

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A Dubious Arrest, a Compromised Prosecutor, a Tainted Plea: How One Murder Case Exposes A Broken System

| December 10, 2017

A Dubious Arrest, a Compromised Prosecutor, a Tainted Plea: How One Murder Case Exposes A Broken System

One innocent man’s odyssey through the justice system shows why defendants often agree to virtually inescapable plea deals for crimes they didn’t commit.

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“We Don’t Serve Gays”

| December 9, 2017

“We Don’t Serve Gays”

Invoking Christian belief to deny service to a gay couple is not a First Amendment right, nor is it a matter of artistic expression. It's good old discrimination under a new mask.

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Today’s Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Crime and Incident Reports

| December 8, 2017

Today’s Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Crime and Incident Reports

Palm Coast and Flagler County jail bookings, day and night shift commanders' crime and incident reports investigated by Sheriff's deputies and archive.

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Weekend Briefing: Kitten Adoption, Home For the Holidays, Ethics Commission, Starlight Parade, Circus

| December 8, 2017

Weekend Briefing: Kitten Adoption, Home For the Holidays, Ethics Commission, Starlight Parade, Circus

Repeat felon George Wood goes on trial for armed burglary on Palm Coast's Utility Drive during the Hurricane Matthew emergency, Palm Coast's Christ,mas parade, holiday shows everywhere, a wine and art shuttle and a lot

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$50 Million for St. Johns River Protection, $100 Million for Florida Forever: Measures Advance

| December 7, 2017

$50 Million for St. Johns River Protection, $100 Million for Florida Forever: Measures Advance

Measures doubling Gov. Scott's request for the Florida Forever conservation program and earmark money to improve the St. Johns River moved easily through the Senate Thursday.

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Thursday Briefing: Mosquito Control Audit, DSC Board, Cool Days, Schools’ Winter Concerts, Nutcracker

| December 7, 2017

Thursday Briefing: Mosquito Control Audit, DSC Board, Cool Days, Schools’ Winter Concerts, Nutcracker

Dance Alive performs Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker at the Auditorium, a legislative committee considers auditing Mosquito Control, numerous elementary schools' winter concerts.

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In Blow to NRA, Florida Legislature Will Holster Open-Carry and Other Gun Bills

| December 6, 2017

In Blow to NRA, Florida Legislature Will Holster Open-Carry and Other Gun Bills

With the 2018 legislative session still more than a month away, gun-related measures might have died Tuesday in the Senate.

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Wednesday Briefing: Paul Dykes Trial Day 3, Sheriff’s Christmas Wish, Drone Restrictions, Mandela

| December 6, 2017

Wednesday Briefing: Paul Dykes Trial Day 3, Sheriff’s Christmas Wish, Drone Restrictions, Mandela

A Florida House committee considers restrictions on drones, the Paul Dykes trial enters its third and likely final day, marking the anniversary of Nelson Mandela's death.

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Tuesday Briefing: Matanzas Steel Drums Concert, Guns in Courthouses, Civil Liberties, The Great Fazil Say

| December 5, 2017

Tuesday Briefing: Matanzas Steel Drums Concert, Guns in Courthouses, Civil Liberties, The Great Fazil Say

The always-exciting Matanzas Steel Drums band is in concert, the Palm Coast council talks land uses, the Paul Dykes trial continues, Turkey's Fazil Say is something to behold.

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5 Years in Prison for Ex-Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Who Once Represented Flagler

| December 4, 2017

5 Years in Prison for Ex-Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Who Once Represented Flagler

Describing the fraud as “shameless,” a federal judge sentenced former Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown to five years in prison for her role in a charity scam.

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Monday Briefing: Waste Pro Problems, Canvassing Board, Cell Towers, Paul Dykes Trial, WNZF Open House

| December 4, 2017

Monday Briefing: Waste Pro Problems, Canvassing Board, Cell Towers, Paul Dykes Trial, WNZF Open House

Paul Dykes, 20, goes on trial on numerous child sex charges, including rape, the county commission is set to approve numerous cell towers and talk about Waste Pro's poor service.

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Culture At Flagler Playhouse, An Urbane Expansion for a Community Theater Celebrating 4th Decade

At Flagler Playhouse, An Urbane Expansion for a Community Theater Celebrating 4th Decade

The Flagler Playhouse, now in its fourth decade, marked the opening of a new, 2000 square-foot wing that'll give theater-goers a place to chill, drink and snack before shows and at intermissions.

Dec 1, 2017 / More »
Flagler 911 Today’s Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Crime and Incident Reports

Today’s Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Crime and Incident Reports

Palm Coast and Flagler County jail bookings, day and night shift commanders' crime and incident reports investigated by Sheriff's deputies and archive.

Dec 8, 2017 / More »
Rights & Liberties A Dubious Arrest, a Compromised Prosecutor, a Tainted Plea: How One Murder Case Exposes A Broken System

A Dubious Arrest, a Compromised Prosecutor, a Tainted Plea: How One Murder Case Exposes A Broken System

One innocent man’s odyssey through the justice system shows why defendants often agree to virtually inescapable plea deals for crimes they didn’t commit.

Dec 10, 2017 / More »
The Live Wire Daytona State College Fall Enrollment Set for Aug. 19

Daytona State College Fall Enrollment Set for Aug. 19

New and returning students can sign up for classes, financial aid and other needs or benefits in one visit to Daytona State College on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,

Aug 6, 2017 / More »
Pierre Tristam “We Don’t Serve Gays”

“We Don’t Serve Gays”

Invoking Christian belief to deny service to a gay couple is not a First Amendment right, nor is it a matter of artistic expression. It's good old discrimination under a new mask.

Dec 9, 2017 / More »
Nancy Smith Florida’s Cold Shoulder to Trump

Florida’s Cold Shoulder to Trump

The first holiday weekend Donald Trump brought his presidency home to Mar-A-Lago was a true come-to-Jesus lesson in business loss and lifestyle chaos for locals.

Nov 26, 2017 / More »
Books Hot Wheels Hadeed: In “Permission To Screw Up,” A Cheerful, Nimble Corrective To Millennial Stereotypes

Hot Wheels Hadeed: In “Permission To Screw Up,” A Cheerful, Nimble Corrective To Millennial Stereotypes

FPC Graduate Kristen Hadeed's first book traces the stumbles of her 10-year journey as CEO of Student Maid, a cleaning company in Gainesville, with wit and counter-intuitive insights: a review.

Oct 22, 2017 / More »
Guest Columns The Trump Tax Scam

The Trump Tax Scam

The deeper costs of the $1.5 trillion tax plan are so large and so obvious that the failure of Republican leaders to disclose them is, for all practical purposes, a lie.

Nov 30, 2017 / More »
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Flagler, Palm Coast & Other Local News

Found Guilty of Escape Out of Cop’s Car, George Wood Faces Up to 30 Years in Prison And Two More Trials »

Found Guilty of Escape Out of Cop’s Car, George Wood Faces Up to 30 Years in Prison And Two More Trials

George Wood III of Palm Coast, 31, a felon now 11 times over, had busted out of a cop car after his arrest on SR100 in January and led police on an air and foot chase.

Dec 8 2017 / 10 comments / Read More »

Ethics Commission Orders Kim Weeks and 2 Others To Reimburse $312,000 in Fees Over Frivolous Complaints »

Ethics Commission Orders Kim Weeks and 2 Others To Reimburse $312,000 in Fees Over Frivolous Complaints

The state Ethics Commission ordered Kim Weeks to pay nearly $130,000 and Dennis McDonald and Mark Richter Jr. to pay the rest to compensate the county for defending against frivolous and defaming complaints they'd filed.

Dec 8 2017 / 6 comments / Read More »

Joint Legislative Committee Unanimously Votes To Audit East Flagler Mosquito Control »

Joint Legislative Committee Unanimously Votes To Audit East Flagler Mosquito Control

Sen. Travis Hutson and Rep. Paul Renner, who represent Flagler, had asked the committee for an audit after that the tax-supported district incurred a $1.1 million deficit in a budget of $1.8 million.

Dec 7 2017 / 5 comments / Read More »
The Live Wire

Daytona State College Fall Enrollment Set for Aug. 19 »

Daytona State College Fall Enrollment Set for Aug. 19New and returning students can sign up for classes, financial aid and other needs or benefits in one visit to Daytona State College on Saturday,

Aug 6 2017 / No comment / Read More »
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