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Scott Declares State of Emergency in Alachua as White Supremacist Prepares to Speak at UF

| October 16, 2017

Scott Declares State of Emergency in Alachua as White Supremacist Prepares to Speak at UF

Sheriff Sadie Darnell sought the emergency declaration “more so of being able to get the resources needed to prepare, rather than a sense of

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Flagler’s Domestic Violence Task Force Spurs Sheriff’s Action Ahead of Final Report’s Recommendations

| October 16, 2017

Flagler’s Domestic Violence Task Force Spurs Sheriff’s Action Ahead of Final Report’s Recommendations

Flagler County now has its own “batterer-intervention program" and Sheriff Staly will devote a detective full-time to pursuing domestic violence cases as his

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Flagler Commissioners Approving $400,000 In Grants to Six Critical Social Service Agencies

| October 16, 2017

Flagler Commissioners Approving $400,000 In Grants to Six Critical Social Service Agencies

The grants subsidize free healthcare for the poor, a shelter for abused women, interventions for victims of rape, and help for addicts and individuals

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Man Who Killed Himself at U.S. 1 BP Had Murdered His Step-Daughter Hours Earlier

| October 14, 2017

Man Who Killed Himself at U.S. 1 BP Had Murdered His Step-Daughter Hours Earlier

Edward Douglas Ratcliffe, 73, had murdered Amy Mitchell, 54, in Brevard before driving through Flagler and shooting himself outside a BP gas station on

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Weekend Briefing: [Title Of Show] at CRT, Evening With the Artists, Pink Army Run, Pellicer Creek Raid

| October 14, 2017

Weekend Briefing: [Title Of Show] at CRT, Evening With the Artists, Pink Army Run, Pellicer Creek Raid

Runners and walkers gather at dawn Sunday in front of Florida Hospital Flagler for the annual Pink Army Run, the Agriculture Museum's annual Civil

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Palm Coast Spree: 7 Days, 7 Vehicle Thefts, 6 Stolen Guns, 2 Arrests, 3 Cars Recovered

| October 13, 2017

Palm Coast Spree: 7 Days, 7 Vehicle Thefts, 6 Stolen Guns, 2 Arrests, 3 Cars Recovered

Thefts included the brazed theft of a pizza delivery man's car as he was at the door of a house and six weapons stolen

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In Startling Avowal, Rep. Renner Says State Will Attack Home Rule to Discipline “Rogue,” Leftist Cities

| October 13, 2017

In Startling Avowal, Rep. Renner Says State Will Attack Home Rule to Discipline “Rogue,” Leftist Cities

"The reason we think they’re going rogue is because it’s Bernie Sanders in charge of your local city government or county government in some

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A Frustrated Shipley Will Not Run Again For Palm Coast Council, But Ex-Mayor Netts Eyeing Her Seat

| October 12, 2017

A Frustrated Shipley Will Not Run Again For Palm Coast Council, But Ex-Mayor Netts Eyeing Her Seat

Dissatisfaction with the council and Manager Jim Landon is spurring Shipley not to run again, , and former Mayor Jon Netts says he still

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Avoiding Death Penalty, Flagler Beach’s Bobby Gore Pleads to Manslaughter in Killing of His Son

| October 11, 2017

Avoiding Death Penalty, Flagler Beach’s Bobby Gore Pleads to Manslaughter in Killing of His Son

Bobby Gore, who shot his son in the back of the head during an argument in April, faces between eight and 15 years in

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Flagler District’s Bombardments Battling Mosquito Surge Not Seen in 65 Years As County Seeks State Aid

| October 11, 2017

Flagler District’s Bombardments Battling Mosquito Surge Not Seen in 65 Years As County Seeks State Aid

Stagnant waters left from two massive storms have led to record numbers of mosquitoes in Flagler, with aerial bombardments resuming Thursday and likely more

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After “Ugly” Confrontation With City Clerk, Bunnell Manager Skirts Close To Getting Fired

| October 11, 2017

After “Ugly” Confrontation With City Clerk, Bunnell Manager Skirts Close To Getting Fired

City Manager Dan Davis's job appears secure for now after a commissioner laid out a series of conditions Davis has to meet. The confrontation

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Throngs of Residents Opposing Big A1A Development Fail to Stop Board’s Unanimous OK

| October 10, 2017

Throngs of Residents Opposing Big A1A Development Fail to Stop Board’s Unanimous OK

The Flagler County Planning Board Tuesday evening voted to recommend approval of a pair of developments totaling 190 homes that would bookend north and

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Tuesday Briefing: Rezoning Off Colbert Lane, Improving Palm Harbor Charter School, Stanley Wykretowicz Trial

| October 17, 2017

Tuesday Briefing: Rezoning Off Colbert Lane, Improving Palm Harbor Charter School, Stanley Wykretowicz Trial

Today: Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the evening. Lows around 70. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. Tonight: Breezy. Mostly cloudy. Showers likely

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

| October 16, 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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Stunner On Birth Control: Trump’s Moral Exemption Is Geared To Just 2 Groups

| October 16, 2017

Stunner On Birth Control: Trump’s Moral Exemption Is Geared To Just 2 Groups

A separate rule allowing employers that are not religious organization to deny contraceptive coverage to employees is geared toward anti-abortion groups, but its legal status is doubtful.

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Monday Briefing: Kristen Hadeed’s Tough Dad, Child-Abuse Trial, Hurricane Make-Up Day

| October 16, 2017

Monday Briefing: Kristen Hadeed’s Tough Dad, Child-Abuse Trial, Hurricane Make-Up Day

Ex-cop Stanley Wykretowicz goes on trial on charges he brutalized his 2-year-old niece, it's Kristen Hadeed week, the county commission writes social services checks, Trump forgets the 1st Amendment.

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7-Day Limit On Pain-Killer Prescriptions Part of Sweeping Proposal To Crack Down on Opioids

| October 15, 2017

7-Day Limit On Pain-Killer Prescriptions Part of Sweeping Proposal To Crack Down on Opioids

Doctors would be limited to prescribing seven days' worth of opioids for patients with acute pain and would have to check a statewide database before ordering most prescription pain medications.

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How One City Gets Its Guns: Not Big Trafficking Rings, But Mostly Through Little Guys

| October 14, 2017

How One City Gets Its Guns: Not Big Trafficking Rings, But Mostly Through Little Guys

Unlike the drug trade — often dominated by powerful cartels or gangs — illegal gun markets operate more like the way teenagers get beer, “where every adult is potentially a source.”

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Trump Blows Up Obamacare Subsidies: What You Need To Know

| October 13, 2017

Trump Blows Up Obamacare Subsidies: What You Need To Know

Some of Trump’s actions could have an immediate effect on the enrollment for 2018 ACA coverage that starts Nov. 1. Here are five things you should know.

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From Mosquito Control to National Guard, Hurricane Costs Taking a Toll on Budgets

| October 13, 2017

From Mosquito Control to National Guard, Hurricane Costs Taking a Toll on Budgets

Hurricane recovery efforts have already cost the state budget more than $141 million and are likely to increase, with $25 million for the Florida National Guard; $36 million for debris removal and $6 million for

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Thursday Briefing: Irma’s Mountain of Loss, Science Matters, A Community Garden in Flagler Beach, Flagpoles

| October 12, 2017

Thursday Briefing: Irma’s Mountain of Loss, Science Matters, A Community Garden in Flagler Beach, Flagpoles

The Flagler Beach City Commission is expected to approve its medical marijuana dispensaries ordinance and a request for a community garden in the city, Ann Coulter speaks at a Lincoln Day dinner.

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Stop Playing The National Anthem At Sports Events

| October 11, 2017

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.

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Florida Cuts Payments To HMOs Caring For Poor, Elderly and Disabled By 3.7 Percent

| October 11, 2017

Florida Cuts Payments To HMOs Caring For Poor, Elderly and Disabled By 3.7 Percent

The hospital cuts accounted for 94 percent of the reduction in rates, which the state says is attributable to lower pharmaceutical costs. Long-term care is seeing an increase.

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Florida Lawmakers Hear Grim Picture of Worsening Opioid Crisis and Lack of Treatment

| October 10, 2017

Florida Lawmakers Hear Grim Picture of Worsening Opioid Crisis and Lack of Treatment

In the first six months of 2016, deaths caused by fentanyl increased by nearly 140 percent, deaths from heroin overdoses jumped by 25 percent, compared to the same period in 2015.

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Culture Soggy Princess Place Forces Popular Creekside Festival To Be Rescheduled To November

Soggy Princess Place Forces Popular Creekside Festival To Be Rescheduled To November

There are two to three feet of standing water in what would have been the main festival area at the Princess Place Preserve, forcing the postponement.

Oct 6, 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.

Oct 16, 2017 / More »
Rights & Liberties Scott Declares State of Emergency in Alachua as White Supremacist Prepares to Speak at UF

Scott Declares State of Emergency in Alachua as White Supremacist Prepares to Speak at UF

Sheriff Sadie Darnell sought the emergency declaration “more so of being able to get the resources needed to prepare, rather than a sense of alarm regarding the protest.”

Oct 16, 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 Pride In “Our Country”? Count Me Out.

Pride In “Our Country”? Count Me Out.

There's no contending with a president who speaks of his pride in this country in serial tweets even as his every other pronouncement is a cleave, a slur, a boast, a lie or

Oct 8, 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 »
Guest Columns Why Lakeside By The Sea Residents See a Pair of Proposed Developments Turning Their Properties Into “Little Lakes”

Why Lakeside By The Sea Residents See a Pair of Proposed Developments Turning Their Properties Into “Little Lakes”

A developer plans to build 185 homes at the north and south ends of Lakeside By The Sea, the subdivision in the Matanzas Shores area at the northern end of Flagler County, on

Oct 9, 2017 / More »
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Flagler, Palm Coast & Other Local News

Scott Declares State of Emergency in Alachua as White Supremacist Prepares to Speak at UF »

Scott Declares State of Emergency in Alachua as White Supremacist Prepares to Speak at UF

Sheriff Sadie Darnell sought the emergency declaration “more so of being able to get the resources needed to prepare, rather than a sense of alarm regarding the protest.”

Oct 16 2017 / 8 comments / Read More »

Flagler’s Domestic Violence Task Force Spurs Sheriff’s Action Ahead of Final Report’s Recommendations »

Flagler’s Domestic Violence Task Force Spurs Sheriff’s Action Ahead of Final Report’s Recommendations

Flagler County now has its own “batterer-intervention program" and Sheriff Staly will devote a detective full-time to pursuing domestic violence cases as his task force prepares to submit its recommendations Friday.

Oct 16 2017 / No comment / Read More »

Flagler Commissioners Approving $400,000 In Grants to Six Critical Social Service Agencies »

Flagler Commissioners Approving $400,000 In Grants to Six Critical Social Service Agencies

The grants subsidize free healthcare for the poor, a shelter for abused women, interventions for victims of rape, and help for addicts and individuals with mental health needs, among other services.

Oct 16 2017 / 1 comment / 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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