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Wilfred Glasbrenner, 75, of New Smyrna Beach, a retired master cabinet maker died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008.

Richard "Puffer" Green Jr., 79, of Edgewater, a former linesman for a utilities company, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008.

Jean Myers, 85, of New Smyrna Beach, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008.

Ronald North Sr., 69, of Edgewater, a firefighter for the Turnbull Volunteer Fire Company in New Smyrna Beach, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2008.

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Three local teens were arrested in a stolen car and a handgun recovered following a suspicious motor vehicle stop at 3 a.m. off 10th Street, New Smyrna Beach police reported.

The car was speeding and driving recklessly when cops caught up with it in the parking lot of the Newport Sound Apartments off 10 Street. Three teens jumped out of the car and ran and police caught up with them a short distance later with the help of canine units.

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The stock market for 2008 will go down as a very bad year. Almost every stock had a lower price per share than at the beginning of 2008. It would be wise to read a book or two on investing to help being properly positioned in stocks in 2009. Here are some excellent readings you can find at a book store:

1) The Entrepreneurial Investor: The Art, Science, and Business of Value Investing
Authors: Paul Orfalea & Lance Helfert

2) The Little Book That Beats The Market (Little Books. Big Profits)
Author: Joel Greenblatt

3) It's When You Sell That Counts
Author: Donald Cassidy

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OAK HILL -- The victims in the noon Wednesday double-fatality crash at the intersection of U.S. 1 and Halifax Avenue were identified as 71-year-old Eunice Perkins and 70-year-old Mary Campaigue in their 70s, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- A 24-year-old man was arrested this afternoon on charges of robbing a woman at gunpoint and pistol whipping her the previous day near New Smyrna Beach.

James L. Smith Jr. faces a charge of armed robbery with a weapon for the daylight confrontation. The 33-year-old victim was treated at Bert Fish Medical Center in New Smyrna Beach for her facial injuries and released the same day.

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OAK HILL -- A midday crash at the intersection of U.S. 1 and Halifax Avenue turned deadly when a Dodge Caravan crashed into a Ford Taurus resulting in two deaths, police said.

For unknown reasons, the Dodge van stopped at the stop sign while heading west on Halifax , but then T-boned the Taurus, which was southbound on U.S. 1 passing whle passing under the yellow blinking light. Stop signs are posted on Halifax on both sides of US. 1. A vehicle the van also got caught up in the accident.

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Phew! I’m glad that Christmas is finally over. I feel like ran a race in past couple of months and then in a flash it was over with the exception of pieces of wrapping paper, bows and scotch tape strewn everywhere and dirty dishes piled in the kitchen sink. Talk about a let down.

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- A man who police suspect tried to ram one of their patrol cars during an attempted arrest is on the loose.

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EDGEWATER -- The Friends of the Library will have a book sale in the Edgewater Public Library auditorium from 1 - 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30; and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31.

The sale will include hardcover books, paperbacks, audio books, DVDs and magazines, said Pat Kuehn, Volusia County spokeswoman.

For more information, please call the library at (386) 424-2916. The library is open Monday through Saturday at 103 Indian River Blvd.

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Photos by Capt. Budd Neviaser for NSBNEWS.net. Cutline: These wild turkeys are feeding well and should be ready for the Spring hunt. These two bucks hear turn their heads toward noise they've heard.

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