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Why Women Don’t Report Sexual Assault

| September 19, 2018

That urge to discredit accusers of sexual assault like Christine Blasey Ford is exactly why it takes so long for some to come forward in the first place.

Palm Coast Data Adds New York Magazine and National Wildlife Amid Stable Revenue

| September 19, 2018

Palm Coast Data’s revenue has been solid, with continued addition of clients, and its parent company has been reporting modest but consistent profits, in contrast with earlier years.

Attorney Calls For Gag Order on Sheriff Staly in Eric Cooley Case, Claiming Prejudicial Words

| September 19, 2018

Palm Coast Attorney Josh Davis wants a court to muzzle Sheriff Rick Staly in the case of alleged domestic violence involving Flagler Beach City Commissioner Eric Cooley. The sheriff is having none of it.

Gillum Wants $50,000 Minimum Teacher Salary. DeSantis Proposes 80% Formula.

| September 19, 2018

In competing proposals, Democrat Andrew Gillum would provide teachers with a minimum $50,000 starting salary by raising the corporate tax, Ron DeSantis would require 80 percent of school funding to be spent in classrooms.

40-Year-Old Man, Out on Bond On Sex Charge, Accused of Drugging and Raping 16 Year Old

| September 19, 2018

Victor Williams, 40, of Palm Coast’s B Section, is accused of drugging and raping a 16-year-old boy, and was facing a charge of luring a minor for sex last year.

Flagler Ready to Pay $1 Million To Fix Sheriff’s Building? Bogus Claim, County Says

| September 18, 2018

County Commission Candidate Dennis McDonald says Commissioner Dave Sullivan told him it would take $1 million to fix the Operations Center, a claim Sullivan says is false.

Palm Coast Council Fires City Manager Jim Landon, Ending 11-Year Tenure

| September 18, 2018

The Palm Coast City Council this morning voted 4-0 to fire City Manager Jim Landon, ending his 11-year tenure after weeks of mounting tension and clashes with the council.

Three Suicides Averted in 2 Days As 911 Dispatchers and Deputies Defuse Chilling Situations

| September 18, 2018

Over the weekend, authorities converged on three suicide attempts–by gun in Flagler Beach, by hanging and by cop off a county road in western Flagler, and by knife in Palm Coast’s K-Section.

Florida Charter Schools Have ‘Largely Failed to Deliver’ Promised Innovation, Report Finds

| September 17, 2018

A new report from a Tallahassee-based research group raises questions about the growing role of charter schools in Florida, including citing the closure of 373 charter schools since 1998.

Escaped Pit Bull Attacks and Kills Chihuahua on Palm Coast’s Fortune Lane

| September 17, 2018

The chihuahua was on a leash when the pit bull attacked and mauled it Sunday evening. The pit bull does not appear to be at risk of being declared a dangerous dog. At least not yet.

County Commission Candidate Dennis McDonald Must Pay $59,000 as Court Dismisses His Appeal

| September 17, 2018

County Commission Candidate Dennis McDonald’s appeal of an order to pay $59,000 in attorneys’ fees was dismissed because he didn’t follow court rules. The order is related to a frivolous suit McDonald had filed against ex-Commissioner George Hanns.

2018 Flagler Jail Bookings, Sheriff’s, Bunnell and Flagler Beach Crime and Incident Reports (Archived)

| September 17, 2018

Archived 2018 Flagler County jail bookings, commanders’ crime and incident reports, Flagler Beach and Bunnell police shift reports and archive.

Nobody In the White House Is Part of ‘the Resistance’

| September 16, 2018

Administration insiders admit Trump’s dangerous, but they’ll stick with him as long as he cuts billionaires’ taxes, deregulates corporations, and feeds the military-industrial complex.

State Education Board Wants a $200 Per-Student Increase and $100 Million More For Cops

| September 16, 2018

The budget proposal, which was approved by the Board of Education at a meeting in Naples, drew support from education advocates.

Thefts, Hit-and-Run With Injury and Graham Swamp Search Lead to Arrest of Frequent Felon

| September 16, 2018

Jonathan DeMartino, 37, faces four felony counts after a run of alleged property and other crimes, one of them injuring a woman in a Palm Coast Parkway hit-and-run.

13 Years in Prison For Matthew Nesbitt, Who’d Threatened Cops With a Knife in Z-Section Chase

| September 14, 2018

The three-hour sentencing hearing devolved at times into a shouting match and disbelief over suggestions that cops should not be scared by a knife-wielding man.

At least 100 Pounds of Pot Wash Up on Hammock Shore, But No Finders Keepers as Man Is Arrested

| September 14, 2018

A 61-year-old man was arrested in the Hammock Thursday for allegedly grabbing an 11-pound brick of pot that had washed up on shore.

Flagler Beach Commissioner Eric Cooley’s Victim of Alleged Battery Wants Case Dropped

| September 13, 2018

The alleged victim in the battery case against Flagler Beach business owner and Commissioner Eric Cooley cites media and social media “stalking” among reasons she wants the case dropped.

Nicholas Urban, 18, Dies of Self-Inflicted Gunshot; Matanzas High Community’s 6th Suicide in 5 Years

| September 13, 2018

Nicholas D’Artagnan Urban, 18, was found at his home in Palm Coast’s Hammock Wednesday. He had graduated Matanzas High last December. His death is the 8th violent death involving the Matanzas High community since 2013.

Palm Coast Residents’ Stormwater Cost Will Double Over Next 6 Years and Utility Bills Increase By $30 a Month

| September 12, 2018

Palm Coast homeowners are in for big rate increases between the new water and sewer rates the council just approved and the steep new stormwater rates it is set to approve next week.

Palm Coast’s Sam Andolina, 39, Accused of Raping Fiancée’s 13-Year-Old Daughter

| September 12, 2018

Sam Andolina, 39, faces rape and molestation charges following an incident he claims to authorities was initiated by the alleged victim. He’s being held on $150,000 bond.

Hurricane Florence to Have Only Minor Effects in Flagler; Local Strike Team Heads North

| September 12, 2018

With Hurricane Florence’s effects causing possible erosion locally, Flagler County officials are on the alert for any breaches along the coast, where the year-long dune-rebuilding project is still ongoing.

Stand Your Ground Vigilantes

| September 11, 2018

Instead of allowing the police to perform their jobs, some gunslingers hiding behind stand-your-ground laws take the responsibility of pursuing criminals upon themselves.

Bunnell Signs Manager Alvin Jackson, Who Makes a Point of Not Holding Cities “Hostage” With Severance

| September 11, 2018

Bunnell commissioners unanimously voted to hire Alvin Jackson as their next manager for $82,000 and a purposefully restrained severance package that contrasts with Palm Coast’s experience.

Keith Johansen, Accused of Murdering His Wife, May Not be Competent to Stand Trial

| September 11, 2018

Keith Johansen is accused of murdering his wife, Brandi Cleneza, 25, at their F-Section home in April. Authorities have seized a notebook he kept that they say may be revealing.

Ron DeSantis Quits Congress to Focus on Governor’s Race Against Andrew Gillum

| September 11, 2018

DeSantis had missed 4.2 percent of the roll call votes since January 2013, but the percentage has spiked to 53.8 percent since July.

Palm Coast Council Would Rather Spare Dog Cooper’s Life. You Wouldn’t Know It
From Its Court Pleadings.

| September 10, 2018

Palm Coast’s administration is is making its decision to kill Cooper the dog synonymous with the council’s preference. But it isn’t.

Pay Disparity: Many Flagler Government Employees Paid Less While Several “All Stars” Are Overpaid

| September 10, 2018

A salary study found pay disparities between Flagler government and other governments, but also within Flagler government, where an “all stars” system is rewarding some employees far more than others.

Avoidable Sepsis Infections Send Thousands Of Nursing Home Seniors To Gruesome Deaths

| September 10, 2018

No one tracks sepsis cases closely enough to know how often these severe infections turn fatal. But the toll — both human and financial — is enormous, an investigation finds.

Getting a Section 8 Voucher Is Hard. Finding a Landlord Willing to Accept It Is Even Harder.

| September 8, 2018

Most of the landlords whom researchers called said they didn’t take vouchers. Some of those who agreed to show their unit to a voucher holder stood the renter up.

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