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Case Against Kimberle Weeks Now Hinges On Judge’s Precedent-Setting Decision on Searches in Electronic Age

| November 17, 2017

Case Against Kimberle Weeks Now Hinges On Judge’s Precedent-Setting Decision on Searches in Electronic Age

Ex-Elections Supervisor Weeks's attorneys argue that the search warrant that produced incriminating evidence against her was an illegal fishing expedition. Without it, the case

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Florida Adds 125,000 Jobs, Dropping Unemployment to 3.6%, Flagler’s at 3.8%

| November 17, 2017

Florida Adds 125,000 Jobs, Dropping Unemployment to 3.6%, Flagler’s at 3.8%

In essence, the state saw little negative effect from Hurricane Irma despite its severity and the disruptions it spread over Florida.

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Threat of Violence at FPC, Mirroring Pranks Elsewhere, Prompts Heightened Cop Presence

| November 17, 2017

Threat of Violence at FPC, Mirroring Pranks Elsewhere, Prompts Heightened Cop Presence

The threat of violence in a boys' bathroom told students not to show up today at FPC. It is similar to threats made at

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Flagler County on Periphery of Opioid Crisis, But Deaths Report Signals Lethal Spikes

| November 16, 2017

Flagler County on Periphery of Opioid Crisis, But Deaths Report Signals Lethal Spikes

Deaths related to heroin and fentanyl use are rising locally, and deaths related to prescription drugs spiked 22 percent as the region proves not

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A Pair of Fights At Matanzas High School Spill Over Into B Section, Implicating Several Teen Girls

| November 16, 2017

A Pair of Fights At Matanzas High School Spill Over Into B Section, Implicating Several Teen Girls

Battery charges were forwarded to the State Attorney's Office against several Matanzas High girls following a series of fights that stretched over several days

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School Taxes Would Rise To Pay For Per-Student Increase, But Formula Could Further Hurt Flagler

| November 16, 2017

School Taxes Would Rise To Pay For Per-Student Increase, But Formula Could Further Hurt Flagler

Flagler is the 6th-highest taxed district in the state, by legislative formula, yet gets back the 65th lowest dollars per student. A governor proposal

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Five New Towers Part of County’s Plan to Replace $11 Million Emergency Communications System

| November 15, 2017

Five New Towers Part of County’s Plan to Replace $11 Million Emergency Communications System

Flagler government unveiled vast new plan to replace the aging emergency communications system starting next year, keeping mum on final cost estimates, which will

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Samantha Posella, 17, Missing Three Weeks From Her Llama Trail Home

| November 15, 2017

Samantha Posella, 17, Missing Three Weeks From Her Llama Trail Home

Samantha Lynn Posella, a 17-year-old resident of 45 Llama Trail in Palm Coast, walked out of her house on Oct. 25 and hasn't been

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Armed Robbery at Taco Bell Leads to Chase and 2 Arrests, But Flagler Deputy Injured In Crash

| November 15, 2017

Armed Robbery at Taco Bell Leads to Chase and 2 Arrests, But Flagler Deputy Injured In Crash

Craig Rossi, a 10-year veteran of the Flagler County Sheriff's Office, was injured when his car collided with the fleeing vehicle,w hose two suspects

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The Last Weeks of Savannah Deangelis, 23, Who Died Monday From an Opioid Overdose

| November 14, 2017

The Last Weeks of Savannah Deangelis, 23, Who Died Monday From an Opioid Overdose

Savannah Deangelis of Palm Coast, a Matanzas High graduate, overdosed in late October after being expelled from a recovery program in dubious circumstances after

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Joy McGrew Makes It Official: She Will End Dozen Years on Flagler Beach Commission

| November 14, 2017

Joy McGrew Makes It Official: She Will End Dozen Years on Flagler Beach Commission

McGrew, the most forthright and colorful member of the commission, said it's time for a new generation of leaders. She all but endorsed Eric

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7-Eleven Owner Eric Cooley Will Run for Joy McGrew’s Flagler Beach Commission Seat

| November 13, 2017

7-Eleven Owner Eric Cooley Will Run for Joy McGrew’s Flagler Beach Commission Seat

Eric Cooley, 43, serves on three Flagler Beach advisory boards and has been a near-permanent presence at city commission meetings, speaking for business and

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Weekend Briefing: Kim Weeks Hearing, Benefit Concert for Puerto Rico, Solisti Concert, CRT’s Desert Cities, Nights of Lights

| November 17, 2017

Weekend Briefing: Kim Weeks Hearing, Benefit Concert for Puerto Rico, Solisti Concert, CRT’s Desert Cities, Nights of Lights

A benefit concert for Puerto Rico featuring Wintley Phipps, ex-Elections Supervisor Kim Weeks back in court, the annual 72-mile garage sale all along A1A, "Other Desert Cities" at City Rep Theatre, and plenty more.

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Trump Administration Plan to Add Medicaid Work Requirement Stirs Fears

| November 16, 2017

Trump Administration Plan to Add Medicaid Work Requirement Stirs Fears

advocates who see the changes as a way for states to kick millions of adults off the program and undermine its mission of providing health coverage to the poor.

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Statue of Mary McLeod Bethune May Replace That of Confederate General in U.S. Capitol

| November 16, 2017

Statue of Mary McLeod Bethune May Replace That of Confederate General in U.S. Capitol

Over the objection of a senator who decried “cultural purging,” a Senate panel approved 18-1 replacing the statue of Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith in the National Statuary Hall in Washington.

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Thursday Briefing: International Day of Tolerance, Palm Coast Model Yacht Club, Corinne Brown Sentencing

| November 16, 2017

Thursday Briefing: International Day of Tolerance, Palm Coast Model Yacht Club, Corinne Brown Sentencing

Former U.S. Rep. Corinn e Brown is sentenced on her corruption conviction, the Palm Coast Model Yacht Club is in Town Center, Paychecks for Patriots, and today is the International Day of Tolerance.

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Wednesday Briefing: Youth Orchestra Concert at Auditorium, Car Safety Checks, McMurtry on Hemingway

| November 15, 2017

Wednesday Briefing: Youth Orchestra Concert at Auditorium, Car Safety Checks, McMurtry on Hemingway

The Flagler Youth Orchestra holds its first full concert of the season at the Flagler Auditorium, the Palm Coast Fire Department offers car safety checks, Larry McMurtry judges Hemingway.

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Arresting Speakers at a Government Meeting: Supreme Court Takes Up Florida 1st Amendment Case

| November 14, 2017

Arresting Speakers at a Government Meeting: Supreme Court Takes Up Florida 1st Amendment Case

Fane Lozman alleges that a south Florida city violated his First Amendment rights by retaliating against him for his outspoken criticism during his public comment period.

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

| November 14, 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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Where Buying Marijuana is Legal, But There’s Nowhere to Smoke It

| November 11, 2017

Where Buying Marijuana is Legal, But There’s Nowhere to Smoke It

Even where it's legal to sell it, it’s typically illegal to smoke or ingest the drug in dispensaries, bars, restaurants, city parks and public streets. Why?

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Florida’s Opioid Crisis: Thousands of Babies Born to Addicts or Removed From Users’ Homes

| November 9, 2017

Florida’s Opioid Crisis: Thousands of Babies Born to Addicts or Removed From Users’ Homes

More than 4,000 babies were born addicted to opioids in Florida last year, with a 38 percent increase in the number of children under 5 removed from homes because of drugs.

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Appeals Court Rejects Patrick Hannon Stay, Will Be 26th Executed On Gov. Scott’s Watch

| November 8, 2017

Appeals Court Rejects Patrick Hannon Stay, Will Be 26th Executed On Gov. Scott’s Watch

A federal appeals court rejected Hannon's claim that a new state death-penalty requirements relating to the unanimity of juries should be applied to his case. He murdered two men in 1991.

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House Tax Bill: Penalty For No Health Coverage Stays, Medical-Cost Deduction Goes

| November 6, 2017

House Tax Bill: Penalty For No Health Coverage Stays, Medical-Cost Deduction Goes

The medical deduction, originally created in World War II, is available only to taxpayers whose expenses are above 10 percent of their adjusted gross income.

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Truck Terror Attacks May Be a Sign of ISIS Weakness, But They’re Very Hard to Stop

| November 5, 2017

Truck Terror Attacks May Be a Sign of ISIS Weakness, But They’re Very Hard to Stop

As ISIS loses territory on the battlefield, lone-actor assaults are expected to increase. The question for cities is what more can be done to protect against such attacks.

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Culture Statue of Mary McLeod Bethune May Replace That of Confederate General in U.S. Capitol

Statue of Mary McLeod Bethune May Replace That of Confederate General in U.S. Capitol

Over the objection of a senator who decried “cultural purging,” a Senate panel approved 18-1 replacing the statue of Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith in the National Statuary Hall in Washington.

Nov 16, 2017 / More »
Flagler 911 Threat of Violence at FPC, Mirroring Pranks Elsewhere, Prompts Heightened Cop Presence

Threat of Violence at FPC, Mirroring Pranks Elsewhere, Prompts Heightened Cop Presence

The threat of violence in a boys' bathroom told students not to show up today at FPC. It is similar to threats made at schools elsewhere on social media.

Nov 17, 2017 / More »
Rights & Liberties Arresting Speakers at a Government Meeting: Supreme Court Takes Up Florida 1st Amendment Case

Arresting Speakers at a Government Meeting: Supreme Court Takes Up Florida 1st Amendment Case

Fane Lozman alleges that a south Florida city violated his First Amendment rights by retaliating against him for his outspoken criticism during his public comment period.

Nov 14, 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 Fantasyland and the Liberal Delusion

Fantasyland and the Liberal Delusion

Liberals's hopes that the likes of Jeff Flake or Bob Corker in any way speak for today's vanilla-white GOP is a refusal to concede that the Age of Trump is here to stay.

Oct 29, 2017 / More »
Nancy Smith Stop Playing The National Anthem At Sports Events

Stop Playing The National Anthem At Sports Events

The anthem is being used to make statements that reflect anger and divisiveness instead of pride, but primarily so because it's being performed where it shouldn't be, argues Nancy Smith.

Oct 11, 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 A U.S. Soldier Died in Niger. What on Earth Are We Doing There?

A U.S. Soldier Died in Niger. What on Earth Are We Doing There?

If you were surprised to learn the U.S. has nearly a thousand troops in Niger, you’re not alone. But we’ve deployed troops to literally most of the planet, and our leading lawmakers don;t

Oct 25, 2017 / More »
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Case Against Kimberle Weeks Now Hinges On Judge’s Precedent-Setting Decision on Searches in Electronic Age »

Case Against Kimberle Weeks Now Hinges On Judge’s Precedent-Setting Decision on Searches in Electronic Age

Ex-Elections Supervisor Weeks's attorneys argue that the search warrant that produced incriminating evidence against her was an illegal fishing expedition. Without it, the case against Weeks collapses.

Nov 17 2017 / 2 comments / Read More »

Florida Adds 125,000 Jobs, Dropping Unemployment to 3.6%, Flagler’s at 3.8% »

Florida Adds 125,000 Jobs, Dropping Unemployment to 3.6%, Flagler’s at 3.8%

In essence, the state saw little negative effect from Hurricane Irma despite its severity and the disruptions it spread over Florida.

Nov 17 2017 / 2 comments / Read More »

Threat of Violence at FPC, Mirroring Pranks Elsewhere, Prompts Heightened Cop Presence »

Threat of Violence at FPC, Mirroring Pranks Elsewhere, Prompts Heightened Cop Presence

The threat of violence in a boys' bathroom told students not to show up today at FPC. It is similar to threats made at schools elsewhere on social media.

Nov 17 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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