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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Headline Surfer is counting down the Top 100 stories of 2016 in the greater Daytona Beach, Sanford and Orlando metro area otherwise known as the I-4 corridor of Central Florida through Volusia, Seminole and Orange counties. Here are the stories ranked 71-80:

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Headline Surfer is counting down the Top 100 stories of 2016 in the greater Daytona Beach, Sanford and Orlando metro area otherwise known as the I-4 corridor of Central Florida through Volusia, Seminole and Orange counties. 

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Headline Surfer is counting down the Top 100 stories of 2016 in the greater Daytona Beach, Sanford and Orlando metro area otherwise known as the I-4 corridor of Central Florida through Volusia, Seminole and Orange counties. This segment covers stories ranked 91-100. Among the top 5 contenders for the No. 1 story of the year in no particular order: The Pulse gay nightclub terrorist massacre; the ugliness of the presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton; the continuing saga over homelessness in Daytona Beach; records tied or broken in NASCAR races at Daytona International Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway; and no relief from escalating violent crime, especially in Daytona and Orlando.

MONTPELIER, VT -- What a blow to this family: Acress Debbie Reynolds dies one day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher, of Star Wars fame.

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LAKE HELEN, Fla. -- One of God's gentlest four-legged mammals who loved being on a farm is no longer among the living, thanks to one or more dogs that had gotten loose from a nearby locale and ripped open his muzzle    with bites that Lake Helen cops believe may be the handiwork of one or more pit bulls  or mix breeds based on the viciousness of the attack.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- What was the top story of 2016 in the greater Daytona Beach, Sanford and Orlando region? 

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​SOUTH DAYTONA, Fla. -- A 25-year-old man was shot and killed in the street in early September  in the middle of the night and South Daytona cops have no strong leads as to possible suspects.

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PORT ORANGE, Fla. -- Two people were killed on this Tuesday evening when their plane crashed into a front yard in the Spruce Creek Fly-In community of Port Orange, a Volusia County Sheriff's spokesman said.

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PORT ORANGE, Fla. -- Don Burnette knows he's blessed to be the face of Port Orange government, which he readily credits to his faith in God and the support of his family in connecting with the citizens of one of Volusia County's most progressive communities where public safety, parks and a sense of place are highly valued.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- To all Smyrnans, may you have the merriest Christmas. 

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EDGEWATER, Fla. -- Tis the season for Jolly old St. Nick to be making his rounds.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Nothing captures the holiday spirit like a child. And that’s why for its 2016 holiday cards,  Daytona Beach International Airport tapped into the creativity of local school children.