Today: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. See the latest National Weather Service-Jacksonville Briefing here.
Today’s document from the National Archives and the Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Today’s National Commemorations.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Drought Index: 74
Global Warming: The daily carbon count.
A.Word.A.Day from Wordsmith.org. Today’s word: exemplum.
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
Today’s Briefing: Quick Links
- First Light
- In Flagler and Palm Coast
- Flagler Jail Bookings and Last 24 Hours of Incident Reports
- In State Government
- Statista’s Chart of the Day
- In Coming Days in Flagler, Palm Coast and Beyond
- Fact-Checking the Knaves
- Palm Coast Construction and Development
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.
In Court: Opening arguments are at 9 a.m. in the ongoing case of convicted murderer David Snelgrove. The Supreme Court ordered a new sentencing phase for Snelgrove, who was on death row. He was sentenced to death for the murders of Glyn Fowler, 84, and his wife, Vivian, 79, on Bannbury Lane in Palm Coast in late June 2000. The sentencing phase began with jury selection Monday and Tuesday. A jury of six men and six women was seated Tuesday afternoon. The trial takes place before Circuit Judge Kathryn Weston, in Courtroom 301 at the Flagler County Courthouse. The background:
- For Jury in Double-Murderer Case, Snelgrove’s Mental Disability Is a Gray Matter of Life and Death
- 20 Years After Double Murder in Palm Coast, David Snelgrove Faces Death Penalty Trial for 3rd Time
- On and Off Death Row for 17 Years, Palm Coast Double-Murderer David Snelgrove Loses One More Motion
- For David Snelgrove, Sentenced in Palm Coast Double-Murder in 2000, Execution Again In Question
- In Latest Complication, Judge Craig Recuses Himself From David Snelgrove Death Row Case
- Supreme Court Orders New Sentencing of Palm Coast Double-Murderer on Death Row
- 15 Years After Palm Coast Double Murder, David Snelgrove Is Back in Court, Contesting Death Sentence
The Public Safety Coordinating Council, which gathers law enforcement, judicial, social service and government agencies, was to meets at 8:45 a.m. at the Emergency Operations Center in Bunnell. The meeting has yet again been cancelled.
The Bunnell Code Enforcement Board meets at 7 p.m. in City Commission Chambers, Building 3, 201 West Moody Boulevard, Bunnell. See agendas here and listen to the meetings here.
Paws to Read at the Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy NW, Palm Coast, in the Children’s Department. The Flagler County Public Library in partnership with the Flagler Humane Society offer the opportunity for kids ages 4-8 to read to a real dog. Every Wednesday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. First Come – First Serve. Contact: Alyssa Gilbert or Theresa Ten Eyck at 386-446-6763 or email: [email protected]
The Blue Power 2020 Action Forum, 12:30 p.m. at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast (just north of Whiteview Parkway). Come and join other progressive Democrats to discuss local, state and national issues, and propose actions to influence elected leaders. The Forum is open and informal and all opinions and ideas are welcomed. This is your opportunity to meet and lend your voice and knowledge to people who share your values. For more information, contact Mike Cocchiola, [email protected] The Blue Power forum meets every Wednesday. Republicans, Independents and Whigs welcome.
Fox News host Jeanine Pirro will speak during an annual dinner event held by the Tiger Bay Club of Volusia County. 5 p.m., Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront, 100 North Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.
Through April 4, Palm Coast Mayor’s 90/90 Challenge: Get outdoors and get active – join us for the Mayor’s 90/90 Challenge! The challenge is to move at least a mile a day for the 90 days from Jan. 6 to April 4. You can choose your own form of exercise. Log in to Palm Coast Connect and record your progress throughout the month. Everyone who completes the Challenge will receive a prize. Share your progress along the way on social media using #Mayors9090 and #ConnectToFitness. More info: www.palmcoastconnect.com and 386-986-2323.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week (schedule your donation by
going to the website and entering a Palm Coast zip code, then locating one of the venues below):
- Saturday: Chick Fil A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday: Bealls, 1210 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Jail Bookings and Last 24 Hours' Incidents in Flagler, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, Bunnell
|Jail Bookings, June 19-22
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, June 21
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, June 21
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, June 21
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, June 21
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, June 21
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, June 21
‘FISCALLY CONSTRAINED’ COUNTIES CONSIDERED: The Revenue Estimating Conference will take up issues related to “fiscally constrained” counties in rural areas. (Wednesday, 8:30 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
CLIMATE RESILIENCE AT ISSUE: The Tampa Bay Regional Resiliency Coalition will continue a two-day “Resilience Leadership Summit” to discuss planning for the effects of climate change. Speakers are expected to include state Rep. Ben Diamond, D-St. Petersburg. (Wednesday, 8:30 a.m., Hilton Carillon Park Hotel, 950 Lake Carillon Dr., St. Petersburg.)
YOUTHS DISCUSS CLIMATE CHANGE: A panel discussion will be held about a lawsuit that eight youths filed against the state over addressing climate change. The discussion is expected to include youths and their attorneys. A hearing in the lawsuit is scheduled later in the day in Leon County circuit court. (Wednesday, panel discussion at 9:30 a.m., Florida State University College of Law, 425 West Jefferson St., Tallahassee. Hearing at 1:30 p.m., Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe St., Tallahassee.)
–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
Tariff Hike Would Hit U.S. Wine Lovers Where It Hurts: “If the Trump administration makes good on its threat to impose a 100 percent tariff on European wines in retaliation for EU subsidies to Airbus, it wouldn’t just hurt Europe’s biggest wine producers, who could probably sell their esteemed product elsewhere (hello China!), it would also hurt many American businesses (importers, restaurants, etc.) and finally U.S. consumers themselves.”
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Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of Dec. 16 2019:
See the full Week in Review here.