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Graham Swamp, Magnet For Self-Abuse, Nets Two Arrests In Sting For Onanists

| August 28, 2017

A Palm Coast man and a Tennessee man were the latest arrested for allegedly masturbating at Graham Swamp, in front of an undercover cop, the first such arrests there since 2013.

28-Year-Old Man Critical As Car Flips Into Pond at I-95 Palm Coast Parkway Exit

| August 28, 2017

William Birch Jr., 28, was pulled out of his car with fluid in his lungs and in critical condition. His brother Aaron Gordon, 25, was not injured. The two had been arguing just before the wreck.

In Preventive Demonstration, Sheriff Highlights Lethal Danger of Leaving Children in Hot Cars

| August 25, 2017

With an average of 39 children killed each year for being left in hot cars, Flagler Sheriff Rick Staly and DCF officials underscored the danger in a demonstration in Palm Coast this morning.

“I Just Kept Stabbing,” Son Says of Killing Mother in Panicked Argument on Woodhollow

| August 24, 2017

Nathan Shimmel, 22, says his mother Michele Shimmel was threatening to throw him out of the house when he panicked, grabbed a knife and stabbed her “a lot.”

Nathaniel Shimmel, 22, Faces 1st Degree Murder Charge in Stabbing Death of Mother on Palm Coast’s Wooodhollow Lane

| August 23, 2017

Michele Shimmel was stabbed and killed at 47 Woodhollow Lane in Palm Coast this evening, sometime between 7:15 and 7:30 p.m. Her 22-year-old son, Nathanial Shimmel, is in custody.

New Spate of “Stay White” And Other Disturbing Graffiti, But Authorities Suspect Youthful Idiocy More Than Malice

| August 23, 2017

The “stay white” vandalism was one of another half dozen instances of graffiti at homes on Farrington, Farragut and Florida Park Drive in Palm Coast’s F-Section, and on Raeland Lane.

Florida Supreme Court Admits to Mistake But Clears Record 24th Execution on Scott’s Watch

| August 22, 2017

Lawyers for Mark James Asay, convicted of killing Robert Booker and Robert McDowell in 1987, asked for a new hearing after the Florida Supreme Court issued a rare mea culpa for mistaking one of the victims as black.

Palm Coast’s David Shute, 47, Critical Following Motorcycle Crash on Palm Coast Parkway

| August 22, 2017

It is not yet clear what caused David Shute to “lay down” his motorcycle immediately after making a right onto Palm Coast Parkway from Old Kings Road. He was flown to Halifax hospital.

Plane Lands on Flagler Beach Bridge, Two Aboard Escape Injuries Despite Fire

| August 20, 2017

A single-engine plane executed an emergency landing on the Flagler Beach bridge at 7:50 this evening. The plane either was on fire or caught fire after it landed. Two people aboard escaped injuries.

Buddy Taylor Middle School Teacher Travis Holloway Again Arrested Over Domestic Violence Charge

| August 18, 2017

It is Holloway’s third arrest in the past eight years, the second involving domestic violence, a period through which he’s been employed by the Flagler school district.

Misconduct Charges Mount Against Flagler Judge Scott DuPont, Now Pointing To Courtroom Violations

| August 17, 2017

Seven new charges against Circuit Judge Scott DuPont bring the total to 12 and now point to disturbing allegations of violations against people appearing in court and lawyers.

A Man Exposes Himself and Chases After Employee On Florida Hospital Flagler’s Walking Trail

| August 17, 2017

Alonso Ricardo, 51, of Bunnell, faces three charges after exposing himself and chasing after a hospital employee who was exercising on the campus trail on her lunch break Wednesday.

Palm Coast Man Arrested For Confronting Teacher (and Ex) in Belle Terre Elementary Parking Lot

| August 17, 2017

Joshua Laks, a 34-year-old resident of Karlstad Place in Palm Coast, arrested for throwing eggs and a souvenir cup at a teacher, has a history of arrests in Volusia.

Christopher Hollinger Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison Over Sex Assault of 2 Teen Girls At Long Creek Preserve

| August 16, 2017

Hollinger was 23 when he got two girls, then 14 and 15, drunk before having sex with them at the Palm Coast nature preserve in March 2016.

Palm Coast Man Who Was Unsuccessful Half of Double-Suicide Pact Is Charged With Manslaughter

| August 16, 2017

Bruce Haughton, 52, had attempted a double suicide with Katherine Goddard, 52, in Goddard’s R-Section house in June. He survived. She did not. He faces a felony manslaughter charge.

Stabbing on Palm Coast’s Kaywood Place Sends Man to Hospital and Another to Jail

| August 14, 2017

Harold “Doug” Cook, 50, was jailed on a felony charge after he allegedly stabbed Jarrett Register, 25, at the end of a fight that had started earlier at the Flagler Cracker Ranch.

As Deadline For Plea Looms, Kimberle Weeks Heads for December Trials On 5 Felony Counts

| August 14, 2017

Former Elections Supervisor Weeks’s attorney filed a second motion to suppress the search warrant that revealed evidence against her, arguing that the remaining counts are fruit of a poisoned tree.

Desir Desinor, 65, Dies, Woman Hurt in Head-On Crash in Old Kings Road Passing Zone

| August 12, 2017

Desir Desinor, 65, of Palm Coast, died and Brianna Peres, 18, was seriously hurt in a head-on collision on Old Kings Road south of Oak Trails in Palm Coast Saturday evening.

Seminole Woods and C-Section in Palm Coast Struck With a Dozen Car and House Burglaries

| August 11, 2017

Jewelry was stolen in one house burglary, four guns and $7,000 in cash in another, but most of the other burglaries seemed hurried jobs that lifted trivial items.

Not This Time: Supreme Court Rejects Re-Sentencing For Murderer of 13-Year-Old Girl

| August 11, 2017

Hitchcock was sent to Death Row after a 10-2 jury recommendation. Attorneys argued that the new unanimity standard should retroactively apply to his case and lead to a new sentencing hearing.

Flagler County Firefighters Ronald Titus and Justin Thomas Off To Help Brethren Battle Oregon Wildfires

| August 9, 2017

The firefighters were activated by the Florida Division of Forestry. Oregon is facing a dozen large wildfires, the largest, the Cinder Butte fire in Central Oregon, having exceeded 52,000 acres.

December Trials Set For 2 Flagler Residents Facing Capital Murder Charges

| August 8, 2017

Bobby Earl Gore, 74, is accused of shooting his won execution-style in Flagler Beach, Dorothy Singer is accused of shooting her husband and burying him in the couple’s backyard.

Woman Reports Armed Robbery on Palm Coast’s Leidel Dr. As Her Son Is In Back Seat

| August 7, 2017

The 29-year-old resident at 35 Leidel Drive in Palm Coast reported she was robbed at gunpoint in her car in her driveway, with her 2-year-old son in the backseat Saturday night.

Longtime Assistant State Attorney David Smith Wins State’s Top Prosecutor Award

| August 6, 2017

Longtime Assistant State Attorney David Smith received the Gene Berry Award at the Florida Prosecution Attorneys Association Conference in Bonita Springs, Florida on July 31.

William Gamble, 66, Dies Three Days After Dog Attack in Palm Coast’s C Section

| August 4, 2017

William Gamble, a 66-year-old resident of Crossgate Court in Palm Coast, was walking his dog, Dahlyla, not far from his home, when another dog attacked. Gamble died Aug. 2.

Woman Charged For Slashing Boyfriend’s Tire and Aggravated Assault After He’s Late To Work

| August 2, 2017

Palm Coast’s Kristin Trotter, 40, of the W-Section, was back in jail for the second time in two years after an allegedly violent altercation with her 28-year-old boyfriend.

For Flagler County’s Specialized Firefighters, Four Technical Rescues in a Week

| August 2, 2017

Two water rescues, one extrication in a car crash and a rescue from atop the Palm Coast Water Tower kept Flagler County Fire Rescue’s specialized teams busy.

New Driver’s Licenses, With Double the Security Features, Intended to Cut Down on Fraud

| August 1, 2017

Each card will have better safeguards, from features that appear only when viewed under ultraviolet light to a pastel-colored linear rendering of the Florida state seal and a large orange “FL.”

Man Faces 6 Counts of Negligence After Provoking Crash on Seminole Woods Blvd., Endangering 2 Families

| July 31, 2017

Six other people, three of them children, were involved in a two-vehicle crash when Larry B. Batson Jr. intentionally drove his car against another on Seminole Woods Boulevard.

City Market Place Briefly Evacuated After Resident Brings In Grenade Found in Backyard

| July 29, 2017

The St. Johns County Bomb Squad was called in to claim the grenade, which the resident turned in to the sheriff’s Palm Coast Precinct at City Market Place.

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