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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.
Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis: Monday is the deadline to register to vote in Aug. 30 primary
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Monday is the deadline to register to vote or update your party affiliation in Volusia County and elsewhere across the Sunshine State in order to participate in the Aug. 30 primary.
"Voters are encouraged to double check their voter registration information, update their signatures, and be aware of the following deadlines in advance of the 2016 Primary Election on Tuesday, Aug. 30," Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis stressed in a public service announcement emailed to Headline Surfer.
SANFORD, Fla. -- Dennis Lemma was appointed Sheriff-Elect of Seminole County on June 24, when he stood alone in submitting qualifying papers by noon of that Friday Friday's deadline to run in the 2016 elections.
An earlier opponent dropped out and when all was said and done, Lemma had no opposition.
PONCE INLET, Fla. -- Joseph Perrone didn't have to look over his shoulder in his re-election bid on the Ponce Inlet Town Council.
That's because neither Perrone nor his colleague, Bill Milano, had any opposition when the noon deadline Friday for qualifying had come and gone, for their respective elective offices, seats 4 and 2.
New Smyrna Beach cop whose boy was killed in car crash understands dad's anguish in son's Disney gator death
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- OneBlood’s Big Red Bus is seeking blood donations 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 15, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library parking lot, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are strongly encouraged. They can be made online at www.oneblood.org.
Citizens of the Year: Mike Pastore, advocate for Daytona's homeless & Tamara Spuzzillo who quit smoking in June
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Mike Pastore has created a firestorm by getting directly in involved in helping Daytona's homeless by handing out sleeping bags, transporting some to local shower and health facilities.
And in the process, the street preacher, known as "Pastor Mike," who was once homeless, finds himself in a tough spot with politicians, business owners, the cops and even some media outlets because of his advocacy and voice for the voiceless.
Tamara Szabo Spuzzillo, a secretary in a law office from Port Orange, has done something very special, not only for her family and close friends, but also for herself. And in the process has become a true inspiration to loved ones and complete strangers alike: She quit smoking cold turkey on June 4 -- two days after she turned 50 years old and hasn't taken a puff since then.