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Joseph Diflumera Jr.Joseph Diflumera Jr. is charged with one count of possession of sexual performance by a child and booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach on $2,500 bond.

DAYTONA BEACH -- A 54-year-old Daytona Beach man is facing child pornography charges after sex crimes investigators discovered illegal images on his computer, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said.

The images were uncovered during a routine investigation into illegal on-line activity.

Joseph Diflumera, Jr. had been under investigation for some time after agents received information that he had been downloading child pornography from the Internet, Sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson said.

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DELAND -- The Volusia County Sheriff's Office has launched a murder investigation after a 59-year-old woman was found dead in her home near DeLand late Friday night with obvious signs of fresh trauma to her body.

Sheriff's deputies interviewed a "person of interest" in the killing who knew the victim, but he was released, agency spokesman Gary Davidson said this evening.

Deputies were dispatched to the victim's residence at 88 Melodie Lane just north of DeLand after receiving a 9-1-1 call at 10:35 p.m. Friday reporting that Margaret Gee had been found unresponsive and not breathing.

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Thomas FeyCourtesy photo / Sheriff's deputies are looking for Thomas Fey, shown in an updated photo, whom they have named as the suspect in the stabbings of his parents Sunday in the Deltona home they share. If you see him, please call 9-1-1 and report his immediate whereabouts.

DELTONA -- Volusia County Sheriff's deputies are continuing to search for 28-year-old Thomas Fey, whom they have named as a suspect in the 5 p.m. Sunday stabbings of his parents in the Deltona home they all shared at 3215 Hyder Ave.

The father, Thomas Fey, 60, and the mother, Theresa Fey, 54, were listed early this morning in stable condition at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, where each was admitted for multiple stab wounds. Sheriff's officials did not go into greater detail on the stab wounds except to say the father underwent emergency surgery.

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DELAND, Fla. -- When crack cocaine first hit the streets in the mid-1980s, an already-impoverisherd and historically black community by the name of Spring Hill outside the DeLand city limits had become a major drug den for the better part of the next two decades -- its poor and law abiding citizens caught in the cross fire between rival drug dealers.

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DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. -- The death of 34-year-old female in a motel room is being investigated as a homicide, cops said. She was identified Sunday as Olympia Cerruti, 34.

 

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On August 19th, two Kissimmee police officers were killed in a shootout. Later that weekend, an officer in Volusia County named Charles Geiger got ready for his overnight shift in Edgewater – and thought about what might happen on his shift. 

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OVIEDO, Fla. -- Seminole County deputies arrested an Oviedo man for firing a weapon into a house, criminal mischief and firing a weapon under the influence of alcohol.

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LONGWOOD, FLA. -- Talk about creepy! Some guy was trying to get inside a Longwood-area woman's home through the pool area, looking into windows and trying to open a door once inside the screened-in porch surrounding the pool under the cover of darkness, a Seminole County Sheriff's official said.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- County Manager Jim Dinneen has given rookie Sheriff Mike Chitwood lots of goodies since he took office in Jan. 1: In fact, Daytona's former top cop was able to reward his bright young gal-pal campaign manager, Janelle Holman, with a plumb job as a PR specialist shooting videos and feel-good pics with a salary of $54,000 a year, a whopping 20 grand more than what a starting deputy would make if Chiwood were to actually hire one.  

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