DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Two toddlers -- a boy and a girl -- died shortly after they were found unresponsive in a backyard swimming pool at a home near Daytona Beach late this morning morning, the victims of apparent drownings, a spokesman for the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said.
Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to 1406 Valencia Ave., after the Sheriff’s Office received a frantic 9-1-1 call about two children not breathing after they were found in the pool. Deputies and paramedics began arriving at the scene within 3 minutes, and the children -- a 1-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl -- were rushed to area hospitals.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Volusia County’s plan for removing cars from the beach rolls like a juggernaut toward conclusion advertised as always, by the well paid minions of the Daytona Beach News-Journal in advertising through county tax dollars.
EDGEWATER, Fla. -- You may call me crazy or paranoid but I don’t believe for one second that the United Airlines computer “glitch” and the one on Wall Street at the same time were both just flukes.
DIS President Joie Chitwood evasive in press conference after Coke Zero 400 catch fence disaster at Daytona
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Joie Chitwood, III, president of Daytona International Speedway, was evasive in answering questions during a press conference early Monday after the last-lap crash that sent Austin Dillon's No. 3 Chevrolet airborne and into the catch fence at the end of the Coke Zero 400, tearing a section out in the process with debris causing minor injuries to 13 fans in the grandstands before the car tumbled back onto the track upside down.
BREAKING NEWS: Several fans injured when debris from race car rips through catch fence at finish of Coke Zero 400 at Daytona
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Who needed fireworks any way when thy were enough sparks and some flames to boot at the finish of the Coke Zero 400 just after Dale Earnhardt Jr., the checkered flag: A race car ripped down a section of fencing that sprayed debris into the stands injuring several fans in the process at Daytona International Speedway early this Monday morning.
Former Orlando police chief
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Bill Koleszar did what few have been able to do: He fought (New Smyrna Beach, FL) City Hall on a September night in 2009, and he won!
William L. (Bill) Koleszar II , a resident of New Smyrna Beach and former Orlando police chief for a couple of years in the early 1980s, passed away on Friday, July 3, 2015, after a lengthy battle with heart disease.
Born in Fairfield, Conn., Mr. Koleszar's candle burned brightly for 71 years across six continents.
From 1975 to 1982, he served as chief of police in Montpelier, Vt, and Arvada, Colo.; and as chief of police in Orlando, Fla, 198-1984. He also served on the cabinet of Colorado Gov. Richard D. Lamm as that state's first director of public safety, from 1984 to 1987.
All-white NASCAR execs led by CEO Brian France want loyal Southern fan base to put away Confederate flag
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR CEO Brian France has infuriated the stock car giant's fan base of Southerners by publicly challenging them to fold up their beloved Confederate flag and stick it in a drawer somewhere -- anywhere, but at his race tracks.
And by doing so has once again demonstrated in his leadership role the corporate adage: "Do as I say -- not as I do."
SANFORD, Fla. -- Gordon Obermeyer and Maranda Torres, along with their two small kids, were among the thousands of patriotic Central Florida citizens who descended upon the the Sanford Pier for the colorful lights and loud booming noises in the night sky.
DELTONA, Fla. -- The Florida League of Cities has recognized Deltona Commissioner Heidi Herzberg with a 2015 Home Rule Hero Award for her "tireless efforts to advance the League’s legislative agenda and help protect the home rule powers of Florida’s cities during the 2015 legislative session."
Home Rule Hero Award recipients are local government officials – both elected and non-elected – who consistently responded to the League’s request to reach out to members of the legislature and help give a local perspective to an issue.
“Strong home rule powers ensure government stays close to the people it serves,” Herzberg told Headline Surfer® after receiving her award.