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How Fentanyl, in 56% of Florida’s Overdose Deaths, Changes the Opioid Equation

| October 19, 2018

With lethal amounts of fentanyl showing up in heroin and other drug supplies throughout the country, active drug users are at a greater risk of dying than ever before.

In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and Nearbys: Complete Calendar (Updated Oct. 19)

| October 19, 2018

Palm Coast Flagler and the region’s most comprehensive calendar of political, cultural, civic, social and entertainment events for coming days, near and far.

Jane Gentile-Youd, Flagler County Commission Candidate: The Live Interview

| October 18, 2018

Jane Gentile-Youd is an independent candidate for Flagler County Commission, District , challenging Joe Mullins in the Nov. 6 election. All registered Flagler County voters may cast a ballot in the race regardless of address or party affiliation.

Bitter Clash Over Charter Schools Behind Supreme Court Decision To Kill ‘Defective’ Ballot Measure

| October 17, 2018

The proposed constitutional amendment could have opened a new avenue for the establishment of charter schools outside the control of county school boards.

Dennis McDonald, Flagler County Commission Candidate: The Live Interview

| October 17, 2018

Dennis McDonald is an independent candidate for Flagler County Commission, District 2, challenging Greg Hansenin the Nov. 6 election. All registered Flagler County voters may cast a ballot in the race regardless of address or party affiliation.

Asbestos Found in Window Caulking at Sheriff’s Future Palm Coast Precinct; Opening Delayed

| October 17, 2018

Modest amounts of asbestos were found in the building the county recently bought and is renovating into a Palm Coast substation for the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.

Wednesday Briefing: Wawa, Town Center Apartments, Fearless and Focused Women, Wellness

| October 17, 2018

The Bulldog Drive Wawa takes a gulp closer to reality, the Palm Coast planning board approves a site plan for Town Center apartments, fearless women talk at a chamber function.

Overlooked Evidence Between Blood Spatters Undermines Prosecution in Canales’s Attempted Murder Trial

| October 16, 2018

The prosecution’s first day unwittingly revealed that a crime scene investigator missed key evidence in the shooting of Tiffany Norman in Jonathan Canales’s trial on an attempted first-degree murder charge.

Jack Howell, Palm Coast City Council Candidate: The Live Interview

| October 16, 2018

Jack Howell is a candidate for Palm Coast City Council. All registered voters in the city may cast a ballot in that non-partisan election regardless of party affiliation or location in Palm Coast.

Sean Shaw v. Ashley Moody: Race for Attorney General Contrasts Activism With Status Quo

| October 16, 2018

State Rep. Sean Shaw, the Democratic candidate for attorney general, vows to aggressively use the office to take on fraud and other issues, while Former Hillsborough County Circuit Judge Ashley Moody, the Republican candidate, wants to build on the work of her friend, the term-limited Bondi.

Jon Netts, Palm Coast City Council Candidate: The Live Interview

| October 15, 2018

Jon Netts is a candidate for Palm Coast City Council, District 2. All registered voters in the city may cast a ballot in that non-partisan election regardless of party affiliation or location in Palm Coast.

‘Marsy’s Law’ Protections for Crime Victims Sound Great, but Could Cause Problems

| October 13, 2018

Giving crime victims constitutional rights equal to those of defendants sets up a clash over the accused person’s Sixth Amendment right to due process and the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Amendment 4: With 1.4 Million Florida Felons Banned from Voting, Voters Will Decide On Restoring Right

| October 12, 2018

Amendment 4 would automatically restore the right to vote for felons who have completed their sentences, paid restitution and fulfilled probation. Murderers and sex offenders would be excluded.

Palm Coast Again Considering 2 New Electric Taxes That Drew Bitter Opposition 6 Years Ago

| October 9, 2018

The Palm Coast City Council is considering a public service electric tax and an electric franchise fee to diversify revenue, build a new, $20 million public works facility and repave city streets.

88-Apartment Complex Planned Near Epic Theatres in Palm Coast’s Town Center, Start of City’s ‘Innovation District’

| October 5, 2018

The three-building apartment complex will rise three stories and will be within walking distance of Flagler Palm Coast High School and Palm Coast City Hall.

State Attorney Drops Battery Charge Against Flagler Beach Commissioner Eric Cooley, Closing the Case

| October 5, 2018

The domestic battery misdemeanor charge against Eric Cooley was dropped Friday morning after the prosecution failed to convince the alleged victim to cooperate, ending the three-month case against the Flagler Beach city commissioner and 7-Eleven owner.

Saint Kavanaugh

| October 4, 2018

Whether Kavanaugh was confirmed or not is irrelevant: whoever’s next might be less personally sleazy, more temperamentally amoebic, but judicially? Same shill, different name.

St. Johns River District Was Barreling Into Flagler Beach’s Marshes to “Restore” Them. Then It Met Fierce Opposition.

| October 3, 2018

With little notice, some haphazardness and many unanswered questions, the St. Johns River Water Management District was speeding toward a $500,000, 113-acre “restoration” of marshes at the south end of Flagler Beach, angering residents and businesses, who slowed the project.

Jon Netts for Palm Coast City Council, District 2

| October 2, 2018

Jon Netts is running for Palm Coast City Council District 2, 2018 election.

Between Frittatas, Colonoscopies and Rebranding at Florida Hospital Flagler

| September 27, 2018

Wally deAquino, Dean Abtahi and Issam Nasr, physicians at Florida Hospital Flagler, headlined a Common Ground breakfast this morning at Palm Coast’s Hilton.

Claiming Judge Moore-Stens “Abused” Her Discretion, Sheriff Staly Appeals to Circuit Court for Stay on Subpoena

| September 26, 2018

Sheriff Staly and his office in a flurry of legal moves today attempted to quash a subpoena that would have him testify Thursday in Flagler Beach Commissioner Eric Cooley’s case of alleged domestic violence.

Why Women Don’t Report Sexual Assault

| September 23, 2018

That urge to discredit accusers of sexual assault like Christine Blasey Ford is exactly why it takes so long for some to come forward in the first place.

Flagler County ‘Re-Hires’ Deputy Administrator Sally Sherman, Who Never Left: She Cost $99,000 in 7 Months as a ‘Consultant’

| September 20, 2018

Sally Sherman “retired” and returned the next day with a $12,500 raise as a “consultant” so she could skirt the law requiring retirees to stay out of Flagler government work for half a year.

Attorney Calls For Gag Order on Sheriff Staly in Eric Cooley Case, Claiming Prejudicial Words

| September 19, 2018

Palm Coast Attorney Josh Davis wants a court to muzzle Sheriff Rick Staly in the case of alleged domestic violence involving Flagler Beach City Commissioner Eric Cooley. The sheriff is having none of it.

Three Suicides Averted in 2 Days As 911 Dispatchers and Deputies Defuse Chilling Situations

| September 18, 2018

Over the weekend, authorities converged on three suicide attempts–by gun in Flagler Beach, by hanging and by cop off a county road in western Flagler, and by knife in Palm Coast’s K-Section.

Tuesday Briefing: Heat Index to 105, Palm Coast Rezoning, School Board Talks Security, Bunnell Containers

| September 18, 2018

Another scorcher, the school board hears from a school-security group that emerged out of the Connecticut school shooting, Palm Coast talks rezoning.

2018 Flagler Jail Bookings, Sheriff’s, Bunnell and Flagler Beach Crime and Incident Reports (Archived)

| September 17, 2018

Archived 2018 Flagler County jail bookings, commanders’ crime and incident reports, Flagler Beach and Bunnell police shift reports and archive.

Stand Your Ground Vigilantes

| September 11, 2018

Instead of allowing the police to perform their jobs, some gunslingers hiding behind stand-your-ground laws take the responsibility of pursuing criminals upon themselves.

Palm Coast Council Would Rather Spare Dog Cooper’s Life. You Wouldn’t Know It
From Its Court Pleadings.

| September 10, 2018

Palm Coast’s administration is is making its decision to kill Cooper the dog synonymous with the council’s preference. But it isn’t.

Pay Disparity: Many Flagler Government Employees Paid Less While Several “All Stars” Are Overpaid

| September 10, 2018

A salary study found pay disparities between Flagler government and other governments, but also within Flagler government, where an “all stars” system is rewarding some employees far more than others.

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