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Man Faces Felony Child Abuse Charge in Assault of Girl, 14, After Accosting Children at Bus Stop

| February 20, 2017

Man Faces Felony Child Abuse Charge in Assault of Girl, 14, After Accosting Children at Bus Stop

A man who children say had been accosting them at their Palm Coast bus stop was later charged with child abuse after slapping a

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Spencer Sarmento Back in Jail on Aggravated Assault Charge Stemming from Gun Argument

| February 17, 2017

Spencer Sarmento Back in Jail on Aggravated Assault Charge Stemming from Gun Argument

Spencer Sarmento, the Mondex resident arrested 14 months ago for firing an assault weapon in the Mondex, was arrested again this morning after a

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County Seeking Photo Contest Participants to Mark Flagler’s Centennial

| February 17, 2017

County Seeking Photo Contest Participants to Mark Flagler’s Centennial

Prizes include $200 for Best of Show, as well as first-, second- and third place prizes by division of $150 – $100 – and

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Weldon Ryan’s Art of Carnival at Calypso Gallery Opening Saturday in Bunnell

| February 17, 2017

Weldon Ryan’s Art of Carnival at Calypso Gallery Opening Saturday in Bunnell

Weldon Ryan's Art of Carnival show features works shown in New York City and at a show at the Peabody in Daytona Beach in

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Survey Gives You Chance To Tell Flagler School Board What You Want In Next Superintendent

| February 16, 2017

Survey Gives You Chance To Tell Flagler School Board What You Want In Next Superintendent

As part of its search to replace Superintendent Jacob Oliva, the board is making an electronic survey available to residents, including school employees and

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For Palm Coast Man, Repeated Arrests Over Guns and Alcohol, Then a Death at the Hospital

| February 16, 2017

For Palm Coast Man, Repeated Arrests Over Guns and Alcohol, Then a Death at the Hospital

Theodore Vanbeveren, 61, had been at Florida Hospital Flagler for detox and had been cleared to be returned to the jail. Instead he had

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250 to 300-Acre Fire, Largest Since 2011, Burning Uncontained in Old Haw Creek Area

| February 15, 2017

250 to 300-Acre Fire, Largest Since 2011, Burning Uncontained in Old Haw Creek Area

County and state fire crews began battling the fire just before 3 p.m. The fire was still several miles from the nearest homes to

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Superwash Express Brings 40 Jobs to Heart of Palm Coast and Lava of Choices For Car Care

| February 15, 2017

Superwash Express Brings 40 Jobs to Heart of Palm Coast and Lava of Choices For Car Care

Superwash on Cypress Point Parkway held its grand opening last week, creating 40 new jobs, about 25 of them full-time, in a car town

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Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell Officials May Face Stronger Financial Disclosure Requirements

| February 15, 2017

Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell Officials May Face Stronger Financial Disclosure Requirements

Financial disclosure forms filed by elected city officials are cursory compared to the detailed forms filed by county and other officials. That may soon

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Palm Coast Community Center’s Walls Crash As Shovels Ordain Much Bigger Successor Building

| February 14, 2017

Palm Coast Community Center’s Walls Crash As Shovels Ordain Much Bigger Successor Building

Work crews put destruction on display at the old Palm Coast Community Center today, just after the city council marked the $7.8 million rebuilding

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Flagler Beach Pier To Be Repaired and Opened By May 1, But More Concrete Plans in Its Future

| February 14, 2017

Flagler Beach Pier To Be Repaired and Opened By May 1, But More Concrete Plans in Its Future

The $918,000 contract will stabilize the Flagler Beach pier but will not restore the 160 feet it lost during Hurricane Matthew. That'll be the

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Man Responsible for McDonald’s Armed Robbery on SR100 in Palm Coast Sought in 2nd Incident

| February 14, 2017

Man Responsible for McDonald’s Armed Robbery on SR100 in Palm Coast Sought in 2nd Incident

Investigators believe the man who robbed the McDonald's in Palm Coast on State Road 100 Saturday, wielding a silver blade, is the same man

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Florida & Beyond, and All Opinions

As Gov. Scott Touts Latest Increase in Tourists, Visit Florida Critics Still Pounce on Spending

| February 20, 2017

As Gov. Scott Touts Latest Increase in Tourists, Visit Florida Critics Still Pounce on Spending

Visit Florida received $78 million from lawmakers for the current fiscal year that ends June 30. The Sunshine State attracted 112.8 million tourists in 2016. He credited the 5.86 percent increase from the prior year.

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Monday Briefing: Schenone Child-Rape Trial, Raising Flagler’s Bed Tax to 5%, Japanese-Americans’ Internment, 75 Years Ago

| February 20, 2017

Monday Briefing: Schenone Child-Rape Trial, Raising Flagler’s Bed Tax to 5%, Japanese-Americans’ Internment, 75 Years Ago

The County Commission today discusses raising the sales surtax applied to short-term rentals and hotels, to get more revenue for beach restoration; marking the 75th anniversary of an American tragedy.

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Sanctuary Cities Brace For Trump Order Targeting Undocumented Immigrants for Deportation

| February 19, 2017

Sanctuary Cities Brace For Trump Order Targeting Undocumented Immigrants for Deportation

Many cities, counties and college campuses nationwide are pledging to limit cooperation with immigration enforcers in the face of President Trump's pledge to quickly deport 2 to 3 million undocumented immigrants.

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Congress Signals Opposition to Assisted Suicide; Proponents Fear State Laws in Jeopardy

| February 19, 2017

Congress Signals Opposition to Assisted Suicide; Proponents Fear State Laws in Jeopardy

A congressional committee voted to overturn an assisted-suicide measure in Washington, D.C., last week, signalling more willingness in Congress to possibly reverse more liberal state laws.

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Protesters, True Patriots

| February 17, 2017

Protesters, True Patriots

Freedom for the thought we agree with is as cheap as a Facebook click on the like button. Freedom for the thought that we hate is what separate Americans from thuggery.

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1st Amendment Trumps 2nd: Court Says Doctors Have Right To Ask About Guns at Home

| February 17, 2017

1st Amendment Trumps 2nd: Court Says Doctors Have Right To Ask About Guns at Home

Major portions of a controversial Florida law restricting physicians and other health-care providers from asking patients about guns is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled.

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Weekend Briefing: “Ms. Jackie’s Bus,” Movie Night at Veterans Park, Hot N’ Spicy Festival, Calypso Festival

| February 17, 2017

Weekend Briefing: “Ms. Jackie’s Bus,” Movie Night at Veterans Park, Hot N’ Spicy Festival, Calypso Festival

The Ag Museum's 7th Hot 'n Spicy Festival, Movie Night at Flagler Beach's Veterans Park, "Ms. Jackie's Bus," a unique play about adolescent angst, at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, Trump's embarrassments.

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Florida House Moves to End Participation In Federal Refugee Resettlement Program

| February 16, 2017

Florida House Moves to End Participation In Federal Refugee Resettlement Program

The bill sponsor acknowledged there is no evidence terrorists have used the refugee program to enter Florida and that the withdrawal wouldn't halt the federal government from locating refugees in the state.

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Thursday Briefing: The Inspired Mic at Europa, Open-Records Exemption for Dismissed Injunctions, Democrats’ Conspiracies

| February 16, 2017

Thursday Briefing: The Inspired Mic at Europa, Open-Records Exemption for Dismissed Injunctions, Democrats’ Conspiracies

The Inspired Mic, Palm Coast's most daring and unpredictable open mic event, is scheduled for its monthly edition at The New Europa, European Village, Democrats are now turning to conspiracy theories.

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Lawmakers File Bill to Limits Testing Time in Schools and Speed Up Turnaround on Scores

| February 15, 2017

Lawmakers File Bill to Limits Testing Time in Schools and Speed Up Turnaround on Scores

The proposal would require the state's language arts and math tests to be administered in the last three weeks of a school year, with the exception of the 3rd-grade reading exam.

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

| February 15, 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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Marginal Risk of Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Wednesday Afternoon in Flagler-Palm Coast

| February 15, 2017

Marginal Risk of Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Wednesday Afternoon in Flagler-Palm Coast

The weather center's simulation of the storm front, issued Tuesday, places the most active parts of the storm above Flagler County at 3 p.m. Wednesday. That can change with subsequent simulations.

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Culture Weldon Ryan’s Art of Carnival at Calypso Gallery Opening Saturday in Bunnell

Weldon Ryan’s Art of Carnival at Calypso Gallery Opening Saturday in Bunnell

Weldon Ryan's Art of Carnival show features works shown in New York City and at a show at the Peabody in Daytona Beach in 2015, along with new works in preparation for the

Feb 17, 2017 / More »
Flagler 911 Man Faces Felony Child Abuse Charge in Assault of Girl, 14, After Accosting Children at Bus Stop

Man Faces Felony Child Abuse Charge in Assault of Girl, 14, After Accosting Children at Bus Stop

A man who children say had been accosting them at their Palm Coast bus stop was later charged with child abuse after slapping a 14-year-old girl on the butt. An investigation revealed other

Feb 20, 2017 / More »
Rights & Liberties Sanctuary Cities Brace For Trump Order Targeting Undocumented Immigrants for Deportation

Sanctuary Cities Brace For Trump Order Targeting Undocumented Immigrants for Deportation

Many cities, counties and college campuses nationwide are pledging to limit cooperation with immigration enforcers in the face of President Trump's pledge to quickly deport 2 to 3 million undocumented immigrants.

Feb 19, 2017 / More »
The Live Wire Monday Briefing: Schenone Child-Rape Trial, Raising Flagler’s Bed Tax to 5%, Japanese-Americans’ Internment, 75 Years Ago

Monday Briefing: Schenone Child-Rape Trial, Raising Flagler’s Bed Tax to 5%, Japanese-Americans’ Internment, 75 Years Ago

The County Commission today discusses raising the sales surtax applied to short-term rentals and hotels, to get more revenue for beach restoration; marking the 75th anniversary of an American tragedy.

Feb 20, 2017 / More »
Pierre Tristam Protesters, True Patriots

Protesters, True Patriots

Freedom for the thought we agree with is as cheap as a Facebook click on the like button. Freedom for the thought that we hate is what separate Americans from thuggery.

Feb 17, 2017 / More »
Nancy Smith Bias Backlash: How The Media Propelled Donald Trump to the White House

Bias Backlash: How The Media Propelled Donald Trump to the White House

Over the last full year of nothing else on news channels but round-the-clock Trumpbusters, the true independents viewing at home were quietly making up their minds, working up from annoyance to a slow

Nov 17, 2016 / More »
Project Syndicate Trump’s Dangerous America First Campaign

Trump’s Dangerous America First Campaign

Trump holds his own supporters in the greatest contempt as he stokes and manipulates their rage, rooted in frustration with stagnant wages and fear of the unknown. Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric has helped to

Apr 30, 2016 / More »
Guest Columns Travel Ban Sham By The Numbers: Trump Is Inventing Refugees’ Threat to National Security

Travel Ban Sham By The Numbers: Trump Is Inventing Refugees’ Threat to National Security

Contrary to President Trump's factually misleading claims, a rational evaluation of his travel ban indicates its measures would have virtually no effect on improving U.S. national security.

Feb 12, 2017 / More »
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Flagler, Palm Coast & Other Local News

Man Faces Felony Child Abuse Charge in Assault of Girl, 14, After Accosting Children at Bus Stop »

Man Faces Felony Child Abuse Charge in Assault of Girl, 14, After Accosting Children at Bus Stop

A man who children say had been accosting them at their Palm Coast bus stop was later charged with child abuse after slapping a 14-year-old girl on the butt. An investigation revealed other concerns.

Feb 20 2017 / 8 comments / Read More »

Spencer Sarmento Back in Jail on Aggravated Assault Charge Stemming from Gun Argument »

Spencer Sarmento Back in Jail on Aggravated Assault Charge Stemming from Gun Argument

Spencer Sarmento, the Mondex resident arrested 14 months ago for firing an assault weapon in the Mondex, was arrested again this morning after a confrontation in which his girlfriend refused to give him a gun.

Feb 17 2017 / 10 comments / Read More »

County Seeking Photo Contest Participants to Mark Flagler’s Centennial »

County Seeking Photo Contest Participants to Mark Flagler’s Centennial

Prizes include $200 for Best of Show, as well as first-, second- and third place prizes by division of $150 – $100 – and $50, respectively. The deadline for submission is Monday, April 10.

Feb 17 2017 / No comment / Read More »
The Live Wire

Monday Briefing: Schenone Child-Rape Trial, Raising Flagler’s Bed Tax to 5%, Japanese-Americans’ Internment, 75 Years Ago »

Monday Briefing: Schenone Child-Rape Trial, Raising Flagler’s Bed Tax to 5%, Japanese-Americans’ Internment, 75 Years AgoThe County Commission today discusses raising the sales surtax applied to short-term rentals and hotels, to get more revenue for beach restoration; marking the 75th

Feb 20 2017 / No comment / Read More »
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