Crime

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ORANGE CITY, Fla. -- A man is dead in Orange City after he pointed a gun at law enforcement officers, prompting several officers to open fire to neutralize the threat. The shooting occurred early Tuesday morning after Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies and Orange City police officers responded to reports of a man stopped in the middle of Volusia Avenue and pointing a gun at passing motorists.

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DELTONA, Fla. -- It didn’t take long for Volusia County sheriff’s deputies and a K-9 to track down a suspect Saturday night after he unsuccessfully tried to rob a Deltona Family Dollar store, then tried in vain to hide from law enforcement in a nearby pond.
 

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DELAND, Fla. -- The DeLand Police Department is investigating an apparent shooting at what was described as a "large party" in a house in the 800 block of Valleydale Avenue where one person was pronounced dead on scene when DeLand cops arrived shortly after 7:30 p.m. Saturday and a second person died after multiple transports to the hospital overnight, a city spokesman said.

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PORT ORANGE, Fla. -- Apparently his mother shushing him at the dinner table, sent a 34-year-old Port Orange man into a frenzy at his elderly parents' home as they were about to have Thanksgiving together, resulting in a vicious knife attack on both of them.

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DELTONA, Fla. --A Volusia County Sheriff’s Office K-9 suffered a fatal gunshot this evening after chasing down an armed suspect who fled and fired at deputies in Deltona, an agency spokesman said.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- On July 8, Dalphanite Johnson wrote a single word on his Facebook page: "Life." Four months later he would be dead.

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Photos for Headline Surfer / John Young, 59, is shown above in his booking mug after his arrest on felony charges of lewd and lascivious acts on a child.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- A 5-year-old boy was sexually assaulted by a 59-year-old friend of the boy's family after he was allegedly caught, leading to the arrest Wednesday night of John Young, who was being held without bail in the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- It has become all too obvious that the Daytona Beach News-Journal is allowing itself to be used as a conduit for the promotion of Craig Capri as Sheriff-elect Mike Chitwood's successor for police chief during a murder mo less.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Hoax threats and other creepy clown posts have been making the rounds all across the country and they really took off today in schools in Volusia County, officials with the Sherriffs office said.

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By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla -- Brutal rape allegations against County Council candidate Willie J. Kimmons were quietly dismissed in June by the State Attorney's Office without ever reaching a circuit judge. And yet a temporary order of protection was granted to the alleged victim by a judge.

However, her request for a permanent order of protection won't be heard until Nov. 9, the day after the general elections.

Kimmons, accompanied by private counsel refused to speak to Daytona Beach police investigators -- his rights under the law. And he's certainly not talking now -- at least not to this media outlet, which is outlining the rape allegations while recognizing the presumption of innocence is afforded Kimmons unless or until tried and convicted in a court of law.

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