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Five First Responders to the Pulse Massacre.
One Diagnosis: PTSD.

| June 17, 2018

“My head’s still not right,” said one paramedic who responded to the Pulse nightclub shooting two years ago. He and some other responders say their departments haven’t given them the help they need.

Cruel and Usual Trump

| June 17, 2018

The Trump-Sessions zero-tolerance policy of separating children from their parents at the border has no precedent except in America’s slavery times.

Court Orders Re-Hearing in Death Penalty
Case Over Juror Calling Gays ‘Depraved’

| June 16, 2018

Justices ordered a new sentencing hearing for inmate Eric Kurt Patrick because the jury split 7-5 in recommending the death penalty to a judge, and because a juror was prejudiced against Patrick.

Sheriff’s Office Completes Evacuation as Length of Nomadic Exile Remains Uncertain

| June 16, 2018

The Flagler Sheriff’s Office completed its relocation to the courthouse and its old administrative building pending analysis of the potentially sick operations center.

For Flagler Students, Slight Declines In English and Math Mask Stronger Gains in the Details

| June 15, 2018

When broken out, the declines tend to be more isolated than systemic, and despite the declines, the district remains above the state average in both English and math.

Flagler Unemployment Settles Below 4% in Echo of Pre-Recession Vigor, Labor Force at New High

| June 15, 2018

The Flagler labor force hit a new high of 47,204, up 600 compared to a year ago. Of those, 45,423 residents are holding jobs either in the county or out of the county.

Flagler Firefighters Pull Off Two Saves in 12 Hours–A $1.2 Million Home and Strip Mall Shop

| June 15, 2018

This morning’s fire broke out around 8:30 p.m. at the Bikes ‘N Coffee shop at Flagler Plaza. Thursday evening a three-level house in the Hammock caught fire from a lightning strike.

If Trump Is Giving Diplomacy a Chance in Korea, His Critics Should, Too

| June 14, 2018

The North Korea negotiations are far from over, and could still tip from a fragile diplomacy back to middle-school insults, but diplomacy isn’t just the better way. It’s the only way.

Flagler Beach Restores Beach Management Panel In Hopes of Securing $500,000 A Year

| June 14, 2018

The Flagler Beach City Commission restored the Beach Management Committee disbanded in 2014 in hopes of ensuring that a state agency sends $500,000 a year to the city for management of 6 miles of dunes.

Palm Coast Council Prepares Residents For Big Tax and Fee Changes Ahead

| June 14, 2018

A combination of a potential huge revenue loss combined with rising infrastructure needs mean the current Palm Coast tax and fee structure is unsustainable.

Black Bear Roaming Around Seminole Woods Catches Attention of Residents and FWC

| June 14, 2018

The bear has been linked to areas around Ulaturn Trail, Ullian Trail and Selma Trail. FWC is canvassing the neighborhood and urging residents to eliminate outdoor food sources.

291 Gun Permits Wrongly Issued, But Adam Putnam Says “Public Safety Was Not At Risk”

| June 14, 2018

An employee stopped running background checks on hundreds of applicants. The problem led to heavy criticism of Putnam amid his campaign for governor.

In Bunnell Manager Interviews, a Commissioner Makes His Choice With 3 Candidates Yet To Go

| June 13, 2018

Commissioner John Rogers declared himself for a candidate before the candidate’s interview was over, and before the commission is to interview three more next week.

Accused of Threatening His Mother, Palm Coast Man Is Tased in His Bedroom, and Arrested

| June 13, 2018

Richard Flefil, 31, of Palm Coast’s P Section, threatened to finish the job his father had started, he told his mother, who told deputies his father had once tried to kill her.

In Wake of Hurricane Irma’s Messy Evacuation and Fuel Shortages, Study Will Seek Improvements

| June 13, 2018

An Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University team is studying Hurricane Irma’s mass evacuation to provide recommendations for a smoother exodus in the future.

Beyond Donation of 25 FHP Used Cars to Puerto Rico, an Island’s Policing in Crisis

| June 13, 2018

Puerto Rico right now is all about a cattle pen of system failures — but one of the most important is its broken and bleeding law enforcement structure.

Campaign Cash Fuels TV Ads for Adam Putnam and Philip Levine in Governor’s Race

| June 13, 2018

As the leading fundraisers in their party primaries for governor, Adam Putnam and Philip Levine have an advantage over their rivals when it comes to reaching voters.

Rae Cabot, 99, Is Killed, 2 Others Injured Crash on Belle Terre and Pine Grove

| June 12, 2018

The crash that killed Palm Coast’s Rae Cabot, 99, had similarities to the last crash that killed a woman at the same intersection four years ago.

Palm Coast Council Claims It Cannot Exile Rather Than Kill Dangerous Dog Cooper. Many Others Disagree.

| June 12, 2018

The dog Cooper has twice been declared dangerous and is set to be killed, but its owner and advocates say Palm Coast is refusing to settle for exiling the dog to a rescue ranch instead.

Palm Coast’s Tyrone Hartley, 53, Found Dead of Gunshot in Apparent Suicide

| June 12, 2018

Tyrone Hartley, of Bunker Knolls Lane in Palm Coast, had sent a letter to a friend in Michigan on June 7 giving “five reasons why I’m done.”

Trouble For 9 Ballot Proposals, But Homestead Expansion and School Board Term Limits Would Pass

| June 12, 2018

Bans on offshore oil drilling and vaping in workplaces and restaurants, new ethics standard for public officials and voting rights to ex-felons would all fail.

Flagler Schools’ Problem Solvers Claim Two 1st Places Among 6 Trophies at International Competition

| June 11, 2018

Katia Martynuk of FPC and Michael Mwaura of Indian Trails took first place as Flagler’s students from the two schools also claimed one second-place and three third-place finishes.

Facing Life in Prison, George Wood Is Found Incompetent to Stand Trial; 2 Previous Guilty Verdicts In Question

| June 11, 2018

Palm Coast’s George Wood, 32, was headed for trial on an armed burglary charge that could lock him up for life, and was sentenced to 10 years in February in separate trials.

Examining Budget, Commissioners May Increase Free Clinic and Family Life Center Funding

| June 11, 2018

Commissioners Monday discussed county contributions to such organizations as the Flagler Free Clinic and the Family Life Center, level for years.

The Truth About ‘Sanctuary Cities’

| June 11, 2018

The term “sanctuary city” typically refers to a jurisdiction that wants to limit the use of local law enforcement resources to carry out federal law enforcement work, in violation of constitutional protections.

School Massacre Commission Hears Troubling Account Of Ineffective Database and Information-Sharing

| June 11, 2018

Panelists on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission discussed shortcomings in a database designed to capture information about troubled students.

Pious Homophobes Win One

| June 10, 2018

The Supreme Court in its wedding-cake ruling declared gays once again second-class citizens, at least when their sexuality has to compete with someone else’s more stone-throwing version of Christianity.

To Keep Sally Sherman, a $136,000 Employee, Flagler County Is Paying Private Agency $190,000

| June 8, 2018

The bottom-line cost to taxpayers to retain Sally Sherman as a worker in Flagler government–totaling $258,554–is much higher than county officials originally conveyed.

Palm Coast Fugitive Wanted on Child Molestation Charge Found Within 1 Hour of Video Posting

| June 8, 2018

Warren Putt Jr., 39, of Palm Coast, is accused of molesting a girl when she was kindergarten age–the daughter of his then-girlfriend.

Rise in Florida’s Uninsured Children Contrasts With Continued Declines in Other Big States

| June 8, 2018

Florida lost ground while states such as Texas and California continued to make progress. Those states lowered their uninsured rates by 1 percent and 1.4 percent, respectively.

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