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Third Road Death in 2 Days on Flagler Roads as Motorcyclist Is Killed On State Road 11

| July 2, 2017

Leslie Esteves Ramos, 32, of Titusville, is in critical condition. The name of the motorcyclist who died has not yet been released. The crash took place at a curve that’s been the scene of a serious crash previously.

Palm Coast Man Killed, 2 Injured in T-Bone Crash at Belle Terre and Near Town Center Publix

| July 1, 2017

The collision at the Belle Terre intersection and Central Avenue near Publix was caused by one of the two drivers going through a red light, a preliminary indicates. It was one of two deaths on Flagler roads in 15 hours.

Palm Coast Data Settles Breach of Contract Lawsuit, Will Pay State $1.76 Million

| June 30, 2017

Palm Coast Data had won $3 million in state incentives in 2008, when it also got $500,000 from Palm Coast and Flagler County, on promises of 700 new jobs that never materialized.

Palm Coast’s Paul Renner is Named Speaker of Florida House in Historic Boost for Flagler

| June 30, 2017

Renner will serve in the powerful post for two years, starting in 2022. Local governments anticipate having more pull with state government appropriations.

At Residents’ Meeting Over F-Section Footpath, A Lot of Venting, and Hope for More Sustained Organizing

| June 29, 2017

A group of residents are seeking another way to oppose a planned path in the F Section, but have few options to chance a city council that has twice approved the path.

Lawyer For Phillip Haire, Accused of Shooting at Cop and Parents, Suggests Mental Incompetence

| June 29, 2017

Phillip Haire Jr., 19, faces 10 charges, including attempted murder charges, in a May 2 shooting on Palm Coast’s London Drive. His lawyer revealed Haire is not being cooperative with his own defense.

Stark Revelations of a Broad Crisis at Domestic Violence Summit, and a Steep Challenge for Task Force

| June 28, 2017

A summit convened by Sheriff Staly produced an unrelenting kaleidoscope of perspectives on one of the most persistent criminal and behavioral problems in Flagler County. It’s now up to a task force to find solutions.

Flagler Is a B-Rated School District For 5th Year In a Row, But State Ranking Keeps Rising

| June 28, 2017

Indian Trails Middle and Old Kings Elementary returned to A form, FPC climbed to a B, but Wadsworth Elementary fell to a C. Other schools maintained their grades–either B or C.

9% Garbage Fee Increase as Palm Coast Begins 5-Year Extension of Waste Pro Contract

| June 28, 2017

After remaining flat for 10 years, garbage-pickup rates for Palm Coast residents this month kicked up 9 percent, to $20.36 a month, or $21 a year as the city renewed its contract with Waste Pro for five years.

In Palm Coast, A Small Protest Against GOP Health Bill Echoes Myriad Anxieties of Flesh and Blood

| June 27, 2017

It wasn’t a large protest but every person gathered in support of Obamacare had a story to tell that looked past ideology to the human beings behind the numbers, and all those stories were local.

Chilling Details in Saturday’s Attempted Murder as Suspect Speaks of “Lizard People,” Visions and Ecstasy

| June 27, 2017

Levi Ovenshire, the 19-year-old attempted murder suspect in the shooting of Marco Salazar, 19, in palm Coast’s F Section Saturday, described the shooting but appeared to be hallucinating as he spoke with deputies afterward.

Flagler County Engineer Faith Al-Khatib Named President of State Association

| June 27, 2017

Flagler County Engineer Faith Alkhatib has been something of a semi-secret weapon in local government’s arsenal, working behind the scenes to secure money and shape projects.

23-Year-Old Is Victim of 2nd Shooting in 24 Hours in Flagler During Espanola Party

| June 26, 2017

Jean Geral Isenader, 23, of Sergeant Court in Palm Coast, was shot in the abdomen after 1 a.m. on June 25 during a large party at the Espanola Community Center. No suspects was found.

Raul Zambrano, Redoubtable Alumni of Flagler Bench, Will Be 7th Circuit’s Chief Judge

| June 26, 2017

Feared and respected, and a former felony court judge in Flagler, Circuit Judge Raul Zambrano was elected Chief Judge of the 7th Judicial Circuit, which includes Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia counties.

Man Is Killed as Car Fishtails and Crashes Through Guardrail on I-95, South of SR 100

| June 25, 2017

A man was killed early Saturday morning when his car veered off I-95, crashed through the guardrail, and rolled into a ditch between the southbound and northbound lanes.

Sheriff’s Deputies Looking For Palm Coast Man Who Ran Over Deputy’s Foot and Fled Traffic Stop

| June 25, 2017

Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for Jimmie Lee Belle III, a 24-year-old resident of 30 Ryker Lane in Palm Coast, after he ran over a deputy’s foot and fled during a traffic stop Saturday (June 24).

19-Year-Old Shot In Palm Coast’s F Section, Suspect Caught After Chase in R-Section

| June 24, 2017

The suspect, Levi Evan Ovenshire, 19, fled in a car after the shooting at 12 Fulton Place, and was apprehended after 21-minute a chase through the R Section.

First Cast, In Full Glory

| June 24, 2017

Flagler Beach photographer and attorney Scott Spradley was by the Pier at dawn this morning to capture images of fishermen’s first cast. He did, superbly, and tells the story of the picture.

Coming to Flagler Beach: No-Parking Barriers and Silt Mounds to Stop A1A Washouts

| June 23, 2017

The city and the state transportation department will block off portions of A1A to parking and build silt mounds to soak up water, though some commissioners are skeptical of silt’s effectiveness.

Brandon Hubbert Acquitted of Armed Robbery at Palm Coast Staples as Evidence Falters

| June 23, 2017

A jury took barely 20 minutes to acquit Brandon J. Hubbert of Bunnell, who’d faced between 10 years and life in prison had he been found guilty of a 2015 armed robbery at Staples off Old Kings Road.

It’s Field Day for Ham Radio Operators at Flagler Beach’s Fire Station This Weekend

| June 23, 2017

Ham radio operators join thousands of other amateur radio operators nationally to show their emergency communications skills for 24 hours beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday.

637-Ft. Flagler Beach Pier Re-Opens Saturday, 8 Months After Hurricane Matthew Lobotomy

| June 22, 2017

The Flagler Beach Pier will reopen Saturday as emergency repairs end, to the joys of a city that’s lived without its iconic amenity since Hurricane Matthew sheared 163 feet from its end and made it unstable.

6-Hour Manhunt Ends On Palm Coast Parkway
As Felon, Just Out of Prison, Is Caught

| June 22, 2017

The man had just served 96 months in prison, and was heard saying he doesn’t want to go back. The crash with the deputy was not serious, but he later crashed his truck more severely.

In Rare Joint Appearance, Flagler’s 3 Judges Speak Candidly About the Job’s Challenges On and Off Bench

| June 22, 2017

Circuit Court judges Dennis Craig and R. Lee Smith and County Court Melissa Moore-Stens spoke of personal and professional challenges and addressed the Flagler bench’s workload.

Flagler’s Oddly Sunny Hurricane Matthew After-Action Report Draws Criticism From Its Own Emergency Staff

| June 21, 2017

The much-anticipated report was written by the administration, not the emergency management staff, and conveys more of an error-prone, fluffy public relations approach than rigorous and factual analysis.

Rainy Season Douses Fiery Florida and Soaks Flagler, Where Drought Index Is Down to 72

| June 21, 2017

After months of drought conditions that helped fuel nearly 2,500 wildfires across the state (but only a handful in Flagler), Florida has quickly moved deep into its rainy season.

Same Driver, 2 Successive Hit-and-Run Crashes on Palm Coast Parkway

| June 21, 2017

Daniel Reyes, 27, ran into the woods after a second crash that caused his Chevrolet to roll over off Palm Coast Parkway on Monday afternoon.

Flagler School Board Apprehensive of Changes in Law Affecting Charters, Recess and Religion

| June 20, 2017

One law is altering the relationship between the district and its charter schools and imposing new requirements on eligibility for Bright Futures, and other laws will have broad impacts.

FPC’s Anna Crawford Is Wasdworth’s New Principal, Volusia’s Reeves Takes Matanzas

| June 20, 2017

Anna Crawford had been assistant principal at Flagler Palm Coast High School and Belle Terre Elementary, Jeff Reaves is a Volusia County import.

Divided Palm Coast Council Sticks With Controversial FPL Path in F-Section, But Alternatives Still Possible

| June 20, 2017

The 3-2 vote to stick with the FPL path leading to Matanzas High School doesn’t yet kill alternatives, including the possibility of a temporary footpath along Old Kings Road, the city manager pledged.

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