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Clarence Murphy, 41, Charged With 1st Degree Murder in Shooting Death of Cousin On Parkview This Morning

| September 19, 2017

Clarence Murphy, 41, Charged With 1st Degree Murder in Shooting Death of Cousin On Parkview This Morning

Murphy, a probationer, was "enraged" that the EBT card Ahmad Rashad Laster traded him for drugs was not the amount agreed upon, so he

21 comments / Read More »

21-Month-Old Boy Tests Positive For Cocaine, Palm Coast Mom Charged With Child Neglect

| September 18, 2017

21-Month-Old Boy Tests Positive For Cocaine, Palm Coast Mom Charged With Child Neglect

Ashley Estepp, the 23-year-old Palm Coast mother of a young boy, had taken him to the ER fearing he'd ingested a prescription pill, but

12 comments / Read More »

Jury Selected With Unusual Swiftness In Trial of Erin Vickers on Charge of Raping Her Own Child

| September 18, 2017

Jury Selected With Unusual Swiftness In Trial of Erin Vickers on Charge of Raping Her Own Child

Erin Vickers, 23, of Palm Coast, is on trial on the first of 49 counts involving accusations of rape, videotaping and transmitting sexual acts

4 comments / Read More »

FPL Lies

| September 15, 2017

FPL Lies

FPL’s response to Hurricane Irma in Flagler has been disgraceful and secretive, both at the expense of local emergency responses and at the expense

111 comments / Read More »

In Boggy West Flagler, Power Kicks Back On, Home Goes Up In Flames, Cat, Called Smoky, Is Killed

| September 15, 2017

In Boggy West Flagler, Power Kicks Back On, Home Goes Up In Flames, Cat, Called Smoky, Is Killed

Deep in the woods off CR 305 the home John Martin and his 90-year-old mother Grace shared blazed the moment power went back on

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Humanitarian Needs Overtake Emergency Response in Flagler as Power Issues Compound Pain

| September 15, 2017

Humanitarian Needs Overtake Emergency Response in Flagler as Power Issues Compound Pain

Continued power outages affecting a quarter of Flagler County's population are shifting needs to food and other basic necessities as county and other governments

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At Surfside Estates and Marineland Acres, Two Flagler Communities Feel Singled Out For Storms’ Wrath

| September 14, 2017

At Surfside Estates and Marineland Acres, Two Flagler Communities Feel Singled Out For Storms’ Wrath

Surfside Estates, the mobile home community in beverly Beach, and Marineland Acres north of the Hammock were both whacked by Hurricane Matthew and again

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With a Third of Flagler Still Without Power, FPL Offers Little More Than Scripted Answers

| September 14, 2017

With a Third of Flagler Still Without Power, FPL Offers Little More Than Scripted Answers

Florida Power and Light is not telling customers when their power will be reconnected nor giving an idea of where the work is taking

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In Flood-Pummeled Flagler Beach, Mountains of Heartbreak, But Surges of Grit And Samaritans

| September 13, 2017

In Flood-Pummeled Flagler Beach, Mountains of Heartbreak, But Surges of Grit And Samaritans

No place was hardest-hit by floods than Flagler Beach, yet no place seems as vibrant with community support as neighbors have mobilized to help

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Flagler Schools Closed Through Monday; Flooding Complicating Homecoming Across Florida

| September 13, 2017

Flagler Schools Closed Through Monday; Flooding Complicating Homecoming Across Florida

As evacuees continued to struggle either to make it home or to contend with power cuts, Flagler Schools decided to remain closed until Monday

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As Emergency Yields to Recovery in Flagler, More Inconveniences Than Damages Or Troubles

| September 12, 2017

As Emergency Yields to Recovery in Flagler, More Inconveniences Than Damages Or Troubles

More than 60 percent of Flagler residents were still without power Tuesday evening but recovery efforts were powering up and destruction from the storm

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Spotty Cell and Internet Service in Flagler: “How Many Bars Do You Have?” Is A Post-Irma Refrain

| September 12, 2017

Spotty Cell and Internet Service in Flagler: “How Many Bars Do You Have?” Is A Post-Irma Refrain

The infuriating cell and internet signal failures residents in the Flagler-Palm Coast region are experiencing will parallel power failures and restoration.

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Wednesday Briefing: New Student School Board Members, Palm Coast Budget, Senior Games

| September 20, 2017

Wednesday Briefing: New Student School Board Members, Palm Coast Budget, Senior Games

The Palm Coast City Council holds its second and final budget hearing, setting next year's tax rates, meet the two new student school board members, undercover in the alt-right.

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Tuesday Briefing: Water Spout in South Flagler, New Lights at FPC Stadium, 615 Homes Off Colbert

| September 19, 2017

Tuesday Briefing: Water Spout in South Flagler, New Lights at FPC Stadium, 615 Homes Off Colbert

The school board plans to replace lights at FPC stadium, better AC at Indian Trails and Bunnell Elementary, Palm Coast Council talks Jim Landon contract. Remember to donate food at Flagler schools for county's needy.

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Irma’s Death Toll in Florida at 34 and Rising

| September 18, 2017

Irma’s Death Toll in Florida at 34 and Rising

Irma is credited with five deaths by drowning and four deaths involving carbon monoxide, including the carbon-monoxide deaths of a mother and two teenage children in Orange County.

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Nursing Home Where Eight Died Wasn’t On FPL’s Priority List For Power Restoration

| September 18, 2017

Nursing Home Where Eight Died Wasn’t On FPL’s Priority List For Power Restoration

FPL placed nursing homes in a second tier of infrastructure -- behind “critical” but ahead of residential homes. Local officials gave the Hollywood Hills home that designation using FPL guidance.

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How Health Insurers Fuel Opioid Crisis By Denying Claims For Less Addictive But More Expensive Drugs

| September 18, 2017

How Health Insurers Fuel Opioid Crisis By Denying Claims For Less Addictive But More Expensive Drugs

Insurers limiting access to drugs with a lower risk of addiction or dependence. Why? Opioid drugs are generally cheap while safer alternatives are often more expensive.

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Monday Briefing: Welcome Back To Normal, Bunnell’s Fire Future, Alcohol Hours, Erin Vickers Trial

| September 18, 2017

Monday Briefing: Welcome Back To Normal, Bunnell’s Fire Future, Alcohol Hours, Erin Vickers Trial

It's a return to normal after a week of hell, the Bunnell City Commission votes on whether to hand over fire services to the county and extend alcohol sale hours, Erin Vickers goes on trial.

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You Cannot Be Serious: Hurricane Maria Sniffs Around Irma’s Wake

| September 17, 2017

You Can<i>not</i> Be Serious: Hurricane Maria Sniffs Around Irma’s Wake

Hurricane Maria is expected to become a major hurricane, with a global forecast seeing it veer away from Florida, but the more accurate European forecast seeing it come closer to the coast.

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Uninsured Rate Falls To Record Low Of 8.8%, But Florida’s Rate Still 5th Highest in U.S.

| September 17, 2017

Uninsured Rate Falls To Record Low Of 8.8%, But Florida’s Rate Still 5th Highest in U.S.

Florida's rate of uninsured would have been lower had Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature not prevented the federally-funded expansion of Medicaid.

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Flagler Beach Museum Providing 100 Free Meals Thursday Evening

| September 14, 2017

Flagler Beach Museum Providing 100 Free Meals Thursday Evening

Beyond the meals, the museum will be a one-stop resource center for residents needing volunteer help or assistance with FEMA.

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Post-Irma Daily Digest: Flagler Beach Crossovers and Pier Update, FEMA Registrations, Senior Games

| September 14, 2017

Post-Irma Daily Digest: Flagler Beach Crossovers and Pier Update, FEMA Registrations, Senior Games

Local governments' drizzle of information releases related to post-Hurricane Irma recovery are distilled for their essentials and published in a running tally.

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Florida Shellshock: Blanket Outages, Floodwaters, and This: Irma Could Cost “Billions Upon Billions”

| September 12, 2017

Florida Shellshock: Blanket Outages, Floodwaters, and This: Irma Could Cost “Billions Upon Billions”

Millions of people continued to lack electricity as cleanup work expected to reach into the billions of dollars began in the wake of deadly Hurricane Irma.

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Hurricane Irma Closures and Re-Openings in Palm Coast and Across Flagler

| September 12, 2017

Hurricane Irma Closures and Re-Openings  in Palm Coast and Across Flagler

Hurricane Irma-related notices of closures, business reopenings and other related notices from government, hospitals, schools and colleges and businesses.

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Culture A Centenarian Eclipse Winks at Flagler’s Centennial in Hour of Luminous Awe

A Centenarian Eclipse Winks at Flagler’s Centennial in Hour of Luminous Awe

Flagler County couldn’t have asked for a more apt coda to its centennial, a centenary gift from moon and sun under a radiant sky witnessed to the delight of many in Flagler Beach

Aug 21, 2017 / More »
Flagler 911 Clarence Murphy, 41, Charged With 1st Degree Murder in Shooting Death of Cousin On Parkview This Morning

Clarence Murphy, 41, Charged With 1st Degree Murder in Shooting Death of Cousin On Parkview This Morning

Murphy, a probationer, was "enraged" that the EBT card Ahmad Rashad Laster traded him for drugs was not the amount agreed upon, so he allegedly shot Laster--and confessed doing to to detectives.

Sep 19, 2017 / More »
Rights & Liberties Trump’s Decision To End Dreamers’ Amnesty Creates Dilemma For Florida GOP

Trump’s Decision To End Dreamers’ Amnesty Creates Dilemma For Florida GOP

Florida is home to at least 30,000 people who could be affected and is the base for exponentially more Hispanic voters who could be critical to next year's elections.

Sep 5, 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 FPL Lies

FPL Lies

FPL’s response to Hurricane Irma in Flagler has been disgraceful and secretive, both at the expense of local emergency responses and at the expense of residents.

Sep 15, 2017 / More »
Nancy Smith Making Democrats Great Again: It’s Going To Take A While

Making Democrats Great Again: It’s Going To Take A While

No wonder Republican leaders think they can get away with almost anything. They do because they can, argues Nancy Smith, and because Democrats' absent strategy lets them.

Jun 27, 2017 / More »
Project Syndicate Awakening from the Trump Nightmare

Awakening from the Trump Nightmare

Forget impeachment. It ain't going to happen, not when 19 Senate Republicans would have to join Democrats to pull it off. But public opinion is a different matter, argues Bernard-Henri Lévy.

May 27, 2017 / More »
Guest Columns The Brutality Behind Trump’s Arpaio Pardon

The Brutality Behind Trump’s Arpaio Pardon

The president called Joe Arpaio, a man who chronically violated people's constitutional rights, a "patriot." What does that make his victims?

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

Clarence Murphy, 41, Charged With 1st Degree Murder in Shooting Death of Cousin On Parkview This Morning »

Clarence Murphy, 41, Charged With 1st Degree Murder in Shooting Death of Cousin On Parkview This Morning

Murphy, a probationer, was "enraged" that the EBT card Ahmad Rashad Laster traded him for drugs was not the amount agreed upon, so he allegedly shot Laster--and confessed doing to to detectives.

Sep 19 2017 / 21 comments / Read More »

21-Month-Old Boy Tests Positive For Cocaine, Palm Coast Mom Charged With Child Neglect »

21-Month-Old Boy Tests Positive For Cocaine, Palm Coast Mom Charged With Child Neglect

Ashley Estepp, the 23-year-old Palm Coast mother of a young boy, had taken him to the ER fearing he'd ingested a prescription pill, but he tested positive for cocaine.

Sep 18 2017 / 12 comments / Read More »

Jury Selected With Unusual Swiftness In Trial of Erin Vickers on Charge of Raping Her Own Child »

Jury Selected With Unusual Swiftness In Trial of Erin Vickers on Charge of Raping Her Own Child

Erin Vickers, 23, of Palm Coast, is on trial on the first of 49 counts involving accusations of rape, videotaping and transmitting sexual acts involving children.

Sep 18 2017 / 4 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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