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With 3 Large Flagler Fires in 2 Months and 107 Burning in the State, Scott Declares Emergency

| April 12, 2017

Gov. Scott’s declaration of a wildfire emergency comes in the wake of several large fires in Flagler County and more than 100 ongoing fires elsewhere. It will allow for swifter sharing of firefighting resources, including the use of the National Guard.

As One More Name Drops Out, Board Settles On 4 Candidates For Superintendent Interviews

| April 11, 2017

James Tager, the principal at Atlantic High School in Volusia County, is the front-runner, getting all five board members’ nod, in an otherwise more fractured field as yet another top candidate dropped out.

Joseph Bova, Accused Killer of Store Clerk, Again Declared Incompetent In Threatening Court Appearance

| April 11, 2017

Joseph Bova, accused killer of store clerk Zuheili Roman Rosado in Palm Coast in 2013, threatened that the judge and four others would die in “seconds” during an appearance before Judge Craig this afternoon.

Eyes on International Prizes, Flagler’s Problem Solvers Launch Flocking Fund-Raising Season

| April 11, 2017

Two mayors, two county commissioners and a school board member gathered Monday for the launch of Flagler Schools’ Future Problem Solvers’ fund-raising season to help send 51 students to international competition in Wisconsin in June.

Sowell Sworn-In as Bunnell Commission’s Latest Rookie; Rogers, Almost Forgotten, Begins 3rd Term

| April 10, 2017

Newly elected City Commissioner John Sowell, a largely unknown entity, and third-term Commissioner John Rogers were sworn-in in a brief ceremony in Bunnell this evening.

Sheriff Will Ask Palm Coast to Pay for 5 More Cops, a 21% Increase of City’s Policing Budget

| April 10, 2017

Sheriff Staly wants to double Palm Coast’s traffic unit, but five more cops would cost close to $600,000 on top of the city’s current $2.6 million budget. Mayor Milissa Holland signals some push-back.

Detectives Arrest Man, 23, In Connection With Armed Robbery and Shooting Near Rymfire

| April 10, 2017

Edward Leroy Stark Jr. is charged him with four felonies in connection with the Feb. 12 alleged armed robbery and shooting near Rymfire Elementary in Palm Coast, during a drug deal gone bad.

Fatal Irresponsibility:
How Palm Coast Willfully Ignored Street Lights And Sidewalks For 10 Years

| April 8, 2017

Palm Coast’s government’s claim that it didn’t have the money to build sidewalks and street lights is a cynical lie: as people died, the city put luxury ahead of necessity, from city hall to expensive beautification and plenty more.

Cops Out in Force on I-95 Over the Weekend as Part of Drive to Save Lives Campaign

| April 8, 2017

Be warned: cops from Florida to Maine are out in force this weekend (April 8 and 9), pulling over, warning and ticketing speeders, careless, reckless and distracted drivers.

Daytona State College’s Center for Women and Men Kicks Off 41st Year and Fund-Raiser Challenge

| April 8, 2017

For decades the center’s focus was on helping displaced homemakers with little-to-no work experience, women who because of divorce, widowhood or other circumstances would come to learn new life skills, gain self-confidence and train for employment.

State Transportation Department Asks Flagler Beach Police to Crack Down on A1A Rock Art

| April 7, 2017

Flagler Beach City Manager Larry Newsom said police officers will not suddenly arrest people who build rock structures on A1A, but will use a more friendly, educational approach.

Allen Adams Charged With DUI Manslaughter in Death of Brittany Pitt, 26, On Old Dixie

| April 7, 2017

Allen David Adams, 26, was booked at the Flagler County jail this afternoon on $102,500 bond on a manslaughter-drunk driving charge and a DUI-property damage charge in the death of his girlfriend last May.

Dead Body Found in “Suspicious” Circumstances at Property of Man Missing 2 Months

| April 7, 2017

Charles Singer last week was reported him missing two months from his west-Flagler home. Today, a body was found at the property after detectives and homicide investigators served a search warrant there.

New Starbucks Location Brewing Next to Aldi in the Shoppes of Palm Coast on SR100

| April 6, 2017

A 2,200-square-foot Starbucks just got a development order and will soon rise next to Aldi, Gate gas station and Tractor Supply Co at Belle Terre and SR100.

Man Who Fled From Deputy at Traffic Stop Near Old Kings Elementary Turns Himself In

| April 6, 2017

The search for an individual who fled the stop caused a partial lock-down at Old Kings Elementary and required the involvement of a K-9 unit and Flagler County Fire Flight, the emergency helicopter.

Palm Coast Man Arrested at “Stash House” and Connected to Tuesday’s P-Section Shooting

| April 6, 2017

Sheriff Rick Staly said the P-Section shooting Tuesday was likely gang- or turf-related, with Wednesday’s arrest of Wilbert Hough at a “stash house” suggesting he had been the target of the shooting.

Storm Damages Newly Repaired Dune Areas Along A1A, Stressing Urgency of Permanent Fix

| April 5, 2017

Tuesday’s storm left various parts of A1A’s dunes–what’s left of them–damaged, but from an unexpected direction: officials have been fearing a breach from the ocean. The problem this time was rainwater pushing out.

Charges Against Ex-Elections Supervisor Weeks Reduced to Five, But Warrant Stands

| April 5, 2017

In almost two years of wrangling ex-Elections Supervisor Kim Weeks’s lawyers have reduced the 12 felony counts against her to five, but there appears little room left before either a trial or an out-of-court settlement.

Burglar Surprises Woman in Home on Palm Coast’s Boston Lane, Prompts Air Search

| April 5, 2017

A woman came out of her bathroom at her home on Boston Lane Tuesday evening to find a man standing in her house. The alleged burglary triggered a search, but the man was not found.

Matanzas Students Win Pledge for More Street Lights and Sidewalks From Palm Coast Council

| April 4, 2017

Students who formed the Matanzas School Safety Committee in the wake of recent fellow-students killed by cars on dark Palm Coast streets submitted research and suggestions to the city council Tuesday evening.

Even Withdrawn, Orndorff’s Name Pervades Superintendent Search, and Accents Divide

| April 4, 2017

A divide between those favoring internal candidates over those favoring the broader search continues to inform the Flagler County School Board’s superintendent hiring process even after the only internal candidate withdrew his name.

Two Houses Targeted in Pre-Dawn Shooting on Palm Coast’s Plainview Drive

| April 4, 2017

A bullet was fired into a woman’s bedroom, and three vehicles were damaged in front of the house on the opposite side of the street in a 5:30 a.m. incident the sheriff’s office considers not to be a random act.

Vacation-Rental Bill Hearing Rescheduled Just as Key Senate Committee Begins Debate

| April 3, 2017

Sen. Tom Lee, the seasoned chairman of the Community Affairs Committee, didn’t ant the bill rushed through debate, as had been the case on a previous occasion before Sen. Travis Hutson.

Christian Rodriguez, 38, Arrested on Felony Child Abuse Charge Involving Girl, 15

| April 3, 2017

Christian Rodriguez, a 38-year-old resident of Bren Mar Lane in Palm Coast who’s scheduled for a circuit court plea hearing in a drunk driving case later this month, was arrested and charged with felony child abuse Saturday in an allegation involving a 15-year-old girl.

For Flagler Library Trustees, Hopes that County Government Gets Past “Spinning Our Wheels”

| April 3, 2017

Library officials have been frustrated by plans stalled by county government, whether it’s an expansion of the main branch library on Palm Coast Parkway or the construction of a new branch in Bunnell.

Sparing None, Sheriff “Arrests” 15 of Flagler’s Leading Officials in Relay For Life Sting

| March 31, 2017

Sheriff Rick Staly and his team served warrants on Superintendent Jacob Oliva, County Commissioners Dave Sullivan and Charlie Ericksen, fire chiefs and business leaders in a fund-raising ploy for cancer research this morning.

In Near-Replica of Previous Arrest for Assault, Pariate Moore, 26, Is Tased in Palm Coast’s R-Section

| March 30, 2017

Pariate Moore was arrested on aggravated assault and domestic violence charges after deputies Tased him Wednesday evening. He had been similarly Tased–resisting arrest–during a 2010 arrest that eventually led to a 4-year prison sentence.

Retreading Losing Cause, City Will Take Over Running Palm Harbor Golf and Tennis Center

| March 30, 2017

Palm Coast government will end its nearly-decade-long relationship with KemperSports at the money-losing golf and tennis clubs and manage the operations itself while still contracting out certain services.

In Superintendent Search, Five Accomplished Candidates From Near and Far Make Shortlist

| March 29, 2017

The shortlist, drawn up Tuesday evening, includes a Palm Coast resident with a long history in Flagler schools, a Volusia County principal, a Clay County administrator and two candidates from Kentucky.

David Dalecki, True Floridian and Gentle Soul, 1969-2017

| March 29, 2017

Dave Dalecki’s quiet, gentle soul will be remembered by everyone he ever met and beyond for his deep involvement in his community and elsewhere. He is survived by (among others) his wife of 23 years, Cindy, his sons Dalton and Tyler.

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