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Today’s Flagler Jail Bookings, Crime and Incident Reports for Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell

| December 17, 2018

Palm Coast and Flagler County jail bookings, day and night shift commanders’ crime and incident reports investigated by Sheriff’s deputies and archive.

Monday Briefing: Michael Bowling Trial, Snowfest, County Drones, FPC’s Advisory Council

| December 17, 2018

The first trial of Michael Bowling, accused of molesting a girl, begins today, Snowfest 2018 took place in central Park, the County Commission discusses the addition of drones to its arsenal.

T.K. Wetherell, Former House Speaker and Florida State President, Dies at 72

| December 16, 2018

Wetherell, a Daytona Beach native, served in the House from 1980 to 1992, the final two years as speaker. He died of cancer.

Democrats’ Arafat Complex

| December 16, 2018

Early possibilities for the 2020 election–Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton–suggest Democrats aren’t learning lessons but clinging to habits of self-destruction.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Entire Affordable Care Act, Putting Law In Peril–Again

| December 15, 2018

Judge Reed C. O’Connor struck down the law, siding with Republican state attorneys general to say the tax bill passed by Congress last December effectively rendered the entire health law unconstitutional.

Florida Supreme Court Clears Cops to Use Stand Your Ground Defense in Shootings

| December 14, 2018

Stand your ground applies to “persons,” and “a law enforcement officer is a ‘person’ whether on duty or off, and irrespective of whether the officer is making an arrest,” the court ruled unanimously.

Weekend Briefing: Palm Coast Boat Parade, “It’s A Wonderful Life,” Breakfast With Santa, Navy Band

| December 14, 2018

The Annual holiday boat parade takes to Palm Coast’s canals Saturday evening, Matanzas’s Key Club hosts a Breakfast With Santa, grieving through the holidays, the Navy Band at the Auditorium.

Thursday Briefing: A Lawyer’s Gift to Flagler Beach, Jose Antonio Jimenez Execution, ITMS Band Concert

| December 13, 2018

Flagler Beach attorney Scott Spradley gifts the city with a new print of the Pier to mark two anniversaries, the Indian Trails Middle School Band is in concert, Barbara Ehrenreich on what’s killing the poor.

‘Culture Change’ Needed In Schools as Parkland Massacre Commission Finalizes Its Work

| December 12, 2018

The panel will ask the Legislature to impose sanctions if school districts failed to put into effect some of the school-safety measures, including measures already required by law, such as active-shooter drills.

Wednesday Briefing: Dinner With Santa at FPC, Holiday Giving Tea, School Shooting Commission

| December 12, 2018

Dinner With Santa and a pasta dinner at FPC tonight for just $3, Holiday Giving Tea fund-raiser at the Flagler Auditorium, the Parkland shooting commission meets.

Understanding the Rise of France’s Yellow Jackets

| December 11, 2018

In a larger sense the Yellow Vests movement reflects longstanding neglect or exploitation of rural communities. Not only in France but in the US and much of Western Europe.

In Novel Argument, Constitutional Amendment Spurs Call for Stay of Execution

| December 11, 2018

The arguments center on part of Amendment 11, which was approved by 62 percent of voters and which changed a more than century-old provision dealing with how revisions in criminal laws should be applied to older crimes.

Tuesday Briefing: Wetlands Restoration Reckoning, Palm Coast Survey, Starlight Video, MHS Concert

| December 11, 2018

The St. Johns Water Management District board discusses a controversial wetlands restoration plan for Flagler Beach, the Palm Coast council talks citizens survey, Matanzas High presents a winter concert.

Opposing Scott Court Cases, DeSantis
Signals Friendlier Approach to Medical Pot

| December 10, 2018

DeSantis, a Republican who will take office on Jan. 8, is unwilling to continue some of the court battles now being waged by outgoing Gov. Rick Scott’s administration.

Monday Briefing: Michael Bowling in Court, Judge Moore-Stens at Old Kings, Bunnell Containers

| December 10, 2018

A status hearing in the case of Michael Bowling, accusing of sexually assaulting two minor girls, Judge Moore-Stens drops by 6th graders’ classes at Old Kings Elementary, the Bunnell commission again talks containers.

Flagler’s Beach ‘Renourishment’ Is Exorbitant Futility

| December 9, 2018

Whether it’s the Corps of Engineers’ plan for 2.6 miles of Flagler Beach sands or Flagler County’s ongoing dune-rebuilding over 12 miles, there’s no money to sustain either, yet officials are mortgaging the county’s future on a blank check.

DeSantis Names Jared Moskowitz, a Democrat, as Florida’s Emergency Management Chief

| December 8, 2018

Moskowitz will succeed Division of Emergency Management Director Wes Maul, who was appointed by outgoing Gov. Rick Scott last year.

Weekend Briefing: Legislative Delegation, Starlight Parade, Access Flagler First, Narcan Awareness

| December 7, 2018

Flagler’s state lawmakers hear local wish lists, the Starlight Parade in Town Center, Narcan awareness at First Friday and Access Flagler First, plus concerts, plays and dancing all over the place.

The Migrant Caravan’s Lessons from South of the Border

| December 6, 2018

In Tijuana, some Mexicans have embraced the Trump line on Central American migrants. But others have welcomed them with open arms.

Pushing For Charter Schools and Vouchers, DeSantis Will name Corcoran Education Commissioner

| December 6, 2018

Corcoran, a lawyer and Republican from Pasco County, secured the passage of two major charter-school and voucher-friendly bills during his 2016-18 tenure as speaker.

Thursday Briefing: Grand Reserve Booming, Matanzas Band Concert, Bush’s Education Reform

| December 6, 2018

The Matanzas Band and Percussion ensembles present their Holiday Concert, Critic’s Choice Dinner at Salsa’s Restaurant, ex-Gov. Jeb Bush kicks off an education reform conference.

Putnam Stays Out Fight Over Concealed Weapons Permits as His Office Goes to a Democrat

| December 5, 2018

After the concealed-weapons permitting processed revealed serious flaws under Adam Putnam, attempts are afoot to move the process to state police, out of the agriculture commissioner’s purview.

Wednesday Briefing: Bunnell Retreats, Black Violin, African-American Entrepreneurs, FPC Band and Chorus

| December 5, 2018

The FPC Band and Chorus present their winter concert, the Bunnell commission retreats to Princess Place for goal-setting, the African American Entrepreneurs Association hosts a ribbon-cutting.

Save the News-Journal: How Wall Street Is Plundering Newspaper Chains Like GateHouse

| December 4, 2018

Executives at GateHouse, which owns the News-Journal, demanded a $27 million cut from theirf papers’ operating expense to help pay for the hedge fund’s CEO’s $54 million pay package.

Supervisors of Election Seek Answer on Amendment Restoring Felons’ Right to Vote

| December 4, 2018

Florida officials don’t have a plan for how to carry out a constitutional amendment that restores the right to vote to more than a million Floridians convicted of felonies.

Tuesday Briefing: Beach Renourishment in Flagler Beach, Palm Coast Manager Search, Thespian Showcase

| December 4, 2018

The Palm Coast City Council takes a further step in its search for a new manager, Flagler Beach and county government hold a joint meeting on beach repair, thespians from three Flagler schools are showcased at the Auditorium.

Calling Loss of Life a ‘Catastrophe,’ Judge Backs Revoking Nursing Home’s License

| December 3, 2018

The deaths and evacuation of the Broward nursing home drew national attention in the days after Hurricane Irma, which made landfall Sept. 10, 2017 .

Monday Briefing: Joe Mullins v. Craig Coffey, Black Violin, One Ocean One Health, Erik Bosgraaf

| December 3, 2018

Newly-elected County Commissioner Joe Mullins may try to dismiss County Administrator Craig Coffey, the commission hears of an extensive project at Marineland Dolphin Adventure, Black Violin in concert at the Auditorium.

Leery of All-White Supreme Court, NAACP Demands Nomination Process Be Reopened

| December 2, 2018

The call to Ron DeSantis came after revelations that the Supreme Court will not have a black justice for the first time in 36 years when Justice Peggy Quince leaves the bench on Jan. 8.

James Colley Jr. Sentenced to Death in Murders of Ex-Wife Amanda Colley and Lindy Dobbins

| November 30, 2018

James Terry Colley Jr., 38, of St. Augustine, murdered his estranged wife Amanda Colley and her friend Lindy Dobbins in 2015 in St. Augustine after stalking and harassing Amanda for weeks.

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