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22 of Florida’s 67 School Districts Are Using Armed Personnel as “Guardians” to Comply With Law

| August 15, 2018

The guardian program approved by lawmakers has been controversial, with most districts, including Flagler County, rejecting the idea of training school personnel to be armed.

Schools Are Safer Than Your Home

| August 13, 2018

We’re making fortresses of the safest places in America, out of fear that one of those 120,000 schools might at some point be the target of a shooting.

Spurred By Latest Dubious Shooting, Calls For Stand Your Ground Repeal Hit Capitol

| August 10, 2018

The July 19 shooting death of Markeis McGlockton, with his three young children nearby at a Circle K in Pinellas County is prompting the latest calls to repeal the 2005 law.

New Back To School Normal For Flagler School Employees: How To Deal With a Mass Killer

| August 7, 2018

The Flagler Auditorium today filled with 1,000 faculty members for “active shooter” or “incident survival” training through a vivid, disquieting presentation by Sheriff’s officials.

Ex-Girlfriend Comes To Retrieve Belongings, He Answers Door With a Gun

| July 19, 2018

Peter Gura, 30, of Whittington Drive in Palm Coast faces an aggravated assault charge, a felony, after allegedly pointing a gun at his ex and ordering her off his property.

Judge Reduces Supervision on Veteran Who Killed a Man Near Graham Swamp in 2006

| July 12, 2018

Brian Wothers, now 36, shot and killed 26-year-old Jeffrey Maxwell in Palm Coast and was found not guilty by reason of insanity in a bench trial, but had been confined to a state hospital.

School Massacre Commission Told Emergency Communications Problems Are Not Restricted To Broward

| July 11, 2018

Emergency calls from Parkland are shepherded by two separate communication centers, depending on whether the caller uses a cell phone or landline.

Man Shoots and Kills German Shepherd in Palm Coast’s W-Section, Says In Self-Defense

| July 1, 2018

A 5-year-old German Shepherd mix called Caroline is dead from a gunshot to the head after allegedly attacking a man and his puppy on Westchester Lane in Palm Coast this morning.

Shooting and Pistol-Whipping Over “Disrespect” in Target Parking Lot Land Man in Jail

| July 1, 2018

Christopher Quijano, 19, allegedly pistol-whipped a man and fired a round after the man told Quijano he was being disrespectful to his (Quijano’s) girlfriend.

Unlocked And Loaded: Families Confront Dementia And Guns

| July 1, 2018

The epidemic of gun violence that kills 96 people a day is focused on mental illness. But a little-known problem is what to do about firearms in homes of aging Americans with dementia.

In the Hammock, Boyfriend Shoots Girlfriend In the Ear During Argument Over Chinese Food

| June 26, 2018

George Virgin, a 65-year-old resident of 11 North Shady Lane in the Hammock, faces a second-degree felony charge over the shooting.

Five First Responders to the Pulse Massacre. One Diagnosis: PTSD.

| June 17, 2018

“My head’s still not right,” said one paramedic who responded to the Pulse nightclub shooting two years ago. He and some other responders say their departments haven’t given them the help they need.

291 Gun Permits Wrongly Issued, But Adam Putnam Says “Public Safety Was Not At Risk”

| June 14, 2018

An employee stopped running background checks on hundreds of applicants. The problem led to heavy criticism of Putnam amid his campaign for governor.

School Massacre Commission Hears Troubling Account Of Ineffective Database and Information-Sharing

| June 11, 2018

Panelists on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission discussed shortcomings in a database designed to capture information about troubled students.

Tammy Almond Charged With Manslaughter in Shooting Death of Darryl Wilson, 56

| June 2, 2018

Tammy Almond, 43, of 12 East Palm Street in Bunnell, was charged with manslaughter with a firearm in the shooting death of Darryl Wilson at a North Bacher Street house.

A Man Is Shot and Killed on North Bacher Street in Bunnell, Apparently By Girlfriend

| June 1, 2018

A woman shot and killed a man at 705 North Bacher Street in Bunnell this evening around 7:30 p.m. The man died of a gunshot wound to the head.

Court Largely Sides With Florida State In Weapons Dispute With Florida Carry

| May 29, 2018

An appeals court Friday backed Florida State University in much of a legal battle with a gun-rights group about weapons on campus, though the case goes back to circuit court.

ProPublica, WMFE and Orlando Public Library to Host Forum on PTSD in First Responders

| May 13, 2018

First responders who are interested in sharing their stories are also invited to register for interview recording sessions.

Palm Coast Man, ‘Known Blood Gang Member,’ Arrested on Charges of 2 Drive-By Shootings

| May 10, 2018

Tariq D. Khawaja, 26, of Palm Coast’s P Section, faces felony charges over two drive-by shootings he allegedly conducted to recover a stolen gun.

State Objects to Anonymity of 19 Year Old Woman Seeking to Join NRA Lawsuit

| May 7, 2018

Lawyers for Attorney General Pam Bondi asked a federal judge to deny the anonymity request, calling it unjustified, and open court proceedings more important.

Compromise Over School Deputies in Flagler, But Look Beyond False Security of “Hardening”

| May 3, 2018

There’s an effective way to end the stalemate between the Flagler Sheriff and the school board over deputies in schools without breaking the bank or compromising security.

Florida Woman Seeks Anonymity in NRA Lawsuit, Citing Potential Threats to Her Safety

| May 1, 2018

The woman wants to join the National Rifle Association’s challenge to a new Florida law that made it illegal to sell guns to anyone under age 21.

Shot By Shot Recreation of Cruz Rampage Through School Highlights Commission’s First Day

| April 24, 2018

The first meeting of a 16-member commission studying the Parkland school massacre included a chilling recreation of the shot by shot progression of Nikolas Cruz through the school.

Clarity on Shooting Death of Brandi Celenza in F-Section May Take Weeks, Possibly Months

| April 24, 2018

Sheriff Rick Staly said it could be months before the case of 25-year-old Brandi Celenza’s death by gunshot is resolved. But the sheriff said he is confident of a resolution.

AR-15s in Flagler Schools, Traffic Cops in Mustangs, New Marine Unit: Sheriff Staly’s State of Policing

| April 19, 2018

Flagler Sheriff Rick Staly spoke to some 75 people Thursday on a re-energized state of policing in Palm Coast and the county, summing up initiatives and coming developments.

Cities and Counties Pushing Back Against State Law Limiting Local Gun Regulations

| April 12, 2018

Local governments are challenging the 2011 “preemption” law, which bans them from imposing gun restrictions tougher than those in state laws.

10 Florida Cities Challenge State Law Barring Local Governments From Passing Gun Ordinances

| April 3, 2018

Elected officials from 10 Florida cities are challenging an NRA-backed state law that imposes strict penalties on local lawmakers for enacting gun ordinances.

Attempted Suicide Leads to Baker Act, Then Arrest Over Gun Threat and Violence

| April 2, 2018

A 37-year-old resident of Rolling Sands Drive in Palm Coast faces two felony counts after he resisted an involuntary Baker Act following an attempted suicide.

“March For Our Lives” Draws 100 Along Palm Coast Parkway in Orange Echo of Global Student Movement

| March 24, 2018

The Palm Coast demonstrators joined some 800 planned March For Our Lives protests across the globe today, calling for sensible gun control and a ban on assault-type weapons.

Florida Voters Denied Choice on Gun Restrictions as Constitution Commission Holsters Proposal

| March 23, 2018

Floridians won’t have an opportunity to decide whether the state should ban semi-automatic weapons or have gun-related restrictions after the Constitution Revision Commission rejected attempts to debate the proposals.

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