Today: Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s inland…in the lower 50s coast. Northwest winds 5 mph. Details here.
Today’s document from the National Archives and the Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
The OED’s Word of the Day: puszta, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
Today’s Briefing: Quick Links
- First Light
- In Flagler and Palm Coast
- Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Crime Reports
- In State Government
- In Coming Days in Flagler, Palm Coast and Beyond
- The Day’s Best Reads
- Editor’s Tweets
- Fact-Checking the Knaves
- Palm Coast Construction and Development
- Local Road and Interstate Construction
- Cultural Coda
Note: all government meetings noticed below are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. Many can be heard or seen live through each agency’s website.
The Sheriff’s daily incident reports and jail bookings are posted here.
In Court: L’Darius Smith, 21, of Palm Coast, goes on trial on charges he molested two girls, 8 and 9, five years ago, when he was dating the alleged victims’ mother and had recently moved in with her. Smith, a former football player at Flagler Palm Coast High School, is accused of holding a gun and threatening to harm one of the children’s mother if the child did not masturbate him. The alleged victims were 8 and 9 at the time of the encounters, 12 and 13 at the time they were interviewed by the Child Protection Team. The trial starts with jury selection before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig. Smith is represented by attorney Peyton Quarles.
Local mitigation meeting: The County Emergency Management staff is holding its multi-jurisdictional quarterly Local Mitigation Strategy public meeting to discuss grant funding, ongoing project progress and updates to Community Rating System program implementation efforts. Anybody interested in attending the meeting or wishing to learn more about mitigation is encouraged to attend or contact the county’s mitigation planner. Emergency Operations Center 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg 3 Bunnell, 10 a.m.
See ‘Carrie’ and ‘Children of the Corn’ at Stephen King-themed Hall of Terror: Palm Coast Fire Department invites everyone to the 16th annual Hall of Terror on the evenings of Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 30 and 31. Admission is free. Doors creak open at Fire Station 21, 9 Corporate Drive, Palm Coast, from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, and 7-10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. This haunted house and show, with volunteer characters (many of whom are firefighters and other City employees), is recommended for ages 10 and older. No young children, please. The Hall of Terror is the longest-running Halloween attraction in the area, and this year it’s filled with the Stephen King stories that keep you on-edge! Enjoy theme-park quality scares that are absolutely free. For more information about Hall of Terror, call the Fire Department at 386-986-2300.
Deadline Extended to Register for Federal Disaster Assistance in Florida: Floridians impacted by Hurricane Irma have until Nov. 24 to apply for federal disaster assistance that may cover temporary housing, essential home repairs and serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance. Disaster assistance is available to eligible individuals and households in the 48 disaster-designated counties with storm-related damages between Sept. 4 through Oct. 18, 2017. Damage resulting from Hurricane Irma and its aftermath after the closing date will not be covered by the disaster declaration. To date, more than 2.5 million people have applied for assistance. Hurricane survivors should register for assistance even if they have insurance. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but underinsured applicants may receive help after their claims have been settled. Applying for disaster assistance is a two-step process that ensures consideration for all FEMA programs and the U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans. First, register with FEMA. Then complete and return the SBA loan application, if referred to the SBA. The quickest way to apply for federal assistance is online at www.disasterassistance.gov. Survivors may also apply by phone at 800-621-3362 (Voice, 711 or VRS) or 800-462-7585 (TTY). Due to high demand, lines may be busy during the day. Try calling in the morning or evening when call volume may be lower. The FEMA Helpline numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (ET), seven days a week until further notice. FEMA grants do not have to be repaid. FEMA assistance is nontaxable and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid or other federal benefits.
CHILD ABUSE DEATHS AT ISSUE: The state Child Abuse Death Review Committee is scheduled to hold a conference call. (Monday, 1 p.m. Call-in number: 1-888-670-3525. Code: 702-170-0355.)
HIGHER EDUCATION ISSUES DISCUSSED: The Florida Higher Education Coordinating Council will meet. (Monday, 1 p.m., Turlington Building, 325 West Gaines St., Tallahassee.)
SPACE ISSUES ON TABLE: The Space Florida Board of Directors is scheduled to meet. (Monday, 1 p.m., 215 North Eola Dr., Orlando.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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Updates of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast usually run here, along with a link to the city’s Week in Review. But the Week in Review, under the guise of being modernized, has become flashier and power-point like while becoming less substantive and dumbed down. We may or may not link to it in future. Here’s a summary of the latest developments as of Oct. 6
Discover the Great Daniil Trifonov
- Afro-Venezuelan Shostakovich
- Bill Murray’s Mark Twain Prize: The Full Monty
- Norwegian Ice Festival
- Beethoven Flash
- Worlds Collide: Jan Vogler and Bill Murray
- Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major: Robert Levin and the Transylvania Philharmonic
- Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 1, KV 478
- Eleanor Rigby, performed by Sirius Quartet
- Mozart: Tamiri’s aria from Il re pastore: Elina Shimkus & Sinfonietta Riga
- Mariko M on the Cello, Mariko Terashita, violin, Perform Limerock
- Bohuslav Martinu: First Sonata for Flute and Piano
- Andras Schiff Performs All Six of Bach’s French Suites
- Paul Lewis plays Schubert’s Piano Sonata No. 20 in A Major, Andantino
- 14-Year-Old María Dueñas Fernández Performs Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1 at the 2017 Zhuhai International Competition
- Andras Schiff Performs the whole of Bach’s Overture in the French Style in B minor, BWV 831
- Alexander Dunn plays Studies by Fernando Sor
- Fandango, by Antonio Soler
- Frescobaldi: Toccata in G, Magdalena Baczewska, harpsichord
- Willie Nelson: Full Concert, Woodstock, 1999
- How playing an instrument benefits your brain
- Mozart’s Requiem: Camerata Salzburg, Arsys Bourgogne, Cond.
- Repairing Willie Nelson’s guitar
- 100 Year Old Self-Playing Violin
- Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Symphony B minor, Christophe Coin Ensemble Baroque, Limoges
- Wynton Marsalis Septet: Sunflowers (From The Marciac Suite Album)
- Nikolai Kedrov: Otche Nash (Our Father)