DELAND, Fla. -- An 87-year-old man injured earlier this month during a home invasion of his home near DeLand by a lone burglar that left him clinging to life with multiple fractures to his face and head died today, a spokesman for Sheriff Ben Johnson said.
Violence continues unabated in Daytona: Woman charged with murder in alleged knife plunge into friend's chest
DAYTONA BEACH -- The continuing violence that has gripped this city for the better part of four years now continued Friday night with a woman plunging a large steak kniife into the upper chest of a friend in her bedroom.
Before committing suicide, 20-year-old gunman struck two nurses with butt of weapon, demanding, 'Do you guys want to die tonight?'
DAYTONA BEACH -- What pushed an aparently despondent 20-year-old Deltona man over the edge in taking his own life with a shotgun blast to the head after shooting his way into Halifax Hospital and teeing off on two nurses with the butt of the lethal weapon just before 4 a.m. Sunday is not known.
Alleged robber writes letter of apology to clerks of Metro PCS
KISSIMMEE -- A Kissimmee man has been arrested in connection with Monday's armed robbery of the Metro PCS store, 715 East Vine St.
Kissimmee cops responded to the Metro PCS store at 1:45 p.m. in response to a 9-1-1 call of an armed robbery. Upon arrival, Officers learned that a Hispanic man walked inside, approached the clerk with his hand in his pocket said, “Give me the money.”
Internet newspaper continues to be excluded from PIO releases
DAYTONA BEACH -- The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that Daytona Beach police have publicly released the name of the young man shot to death over the weekend, but Headline Surfer has not been given any press release information on the homicide identifying the victim.
OAK HILL -- The Volusia County Sheriff's Office took a report of burglary at 106 West Loop involving the break-in of a shed on the property sometime between Oct. 13 and Wednesday when th report was made.
The property owner didn't have an accounting as to whether anything was actually taken, a Sheriff's deputy noted.
Daytona cops: Possible meth lab chemical spill has stretch of Atlantic Avenue on beachside closed to traffic
DAYTONA BEACH -- Daytona Beach cops are currently investigating a suspicious incident where a meth lab may have been located in the 900 block of Atlantic Avenue on the beachside.
The incident began to unfold around 7 a.m. after emergency workers were summoned to 900 S Atlantic Avenue (near apartment 4) to investigate a "chemical smell."
"Officers arrived on scene and located what appeared to be an active meth lab," Daytona Beach police Detective John Creamer said.
Orange City man, 67, arrested on charges of downloading porn images of children as young as 2 years old
ORANGE CITY -- James Otis Young is a 67-year-old man who lives alone just outside the Orange City limits, the lines on his face giving away his age. But Young had a deep-seeded dirty secret, according to Volusia County deputies who arrested him Monday: Images of 10 pre-pubescent children in various sex acts with each other were seized from his home computer, according to a charging affidavit released to the media with the announcement of his incarceration at the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach.