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File photo by Henry Frederick / Volusia County Council member Joie Alexander of Port Orange, whose district 3 seat includes New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater and Oak Hill, advocated at Thursday's meeting fore stricter traffic enforcement on the beaches.

DELAND – With one of its members calling for more "radar guns to enforce the 10 mile an hour speed limit" on the beach, the Volusia County Council today approved a traffic-safety study in the wake of two beach-driving fatalities last year involving toddlers.

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DAYTONA BEACH -- There were three-motorcycle-related deaths during Bike Week 2011, which ended today.

There were seven biker-related deaths last year. Still, the 10 fatalities collectively from the last two Bike week pale in comparison to the carnage of 2006, when there were 19 deaths.

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DAYTONA BEACH -- Bike Week 2011 is almost over. Here is another of our exclusive videos shot earlier in the week on Main Street in Daytona Beach where the number of bikers has steadily increased after a slow start eight days ago.

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Photo by Henry Frederick / Several hundred employees of the Daytona Beach News-Journal lost their jobs and the bureaus in New Smyrna Beach, Deltona, Bunnell and Tallahassee were closed as a result of a legal battle over $13 million in naming rights in the building of the News-Journal Center on BeachStreet in Daytona Beach. Now the newspaper's new owner, Michael Redding, might relinquish rights to the Daytona State College Foundation for a mere $1 million.

DAYTONA BEACH – A controversial iconic building on this city’s downtown riverfront might get a new name.

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Photos by Henry Frederick / The first Friday night of Bike Week 2011 on Main Street in Daytona Beach is light as shown in this 7 p.m. photo, at far left. Vince Ballard of Indianapolis had no problem finding a spot for his bike.

DAYTONA BEACH -- Vince Ballard couldn't believe how easy it was to find a spot on Main Street -- Ground Zero for Bike Week -- on Friday night -- going into the first weekend of the 10-day annual motorcycle rally that ends March 13 and billed as drawing 500,000 bikers.

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DAYTONA BEACH -- A body was found Friday night in a wooded area of the 200 block of Bayless Avenue, police said.

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Photo and story by contributing writer Dale Smith for NSBNews.Net / Circuit Judge Richard Graham has been presiding over the merger lawsuit trial sought by the Bert Fish Foundation against the Southeast Volusia Hospital Board's partnership with Adventist Health Systems, also known as Florida Hospital.

DAYTONA BEACH – Circuit Court Judge Richard Graham could rule today on the lawsuit filed against the Bert Fish Medical Center and Adventist Health Systems by the Bert Fish Foundation.

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Courtesy photo / Marvin Callaway of Decatur, Ga., is missing and is considered at risk because he is bipolar, is a diabetic and has high blood pressure.

DAYTONA BEACH -- Police are asking the public's help in locating Marvin Callaway, 55, of Decatur, Ga., reported missing Tuesday by his wife back home. He was released from the Volusia County Branch Jail a day earlier on a misdemeanor charge of retail theft.

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Courtesy photos / At far left, Gustavo Huertas, 23, of Daytona Beach, was sentenced to 15 years in state prison for numerous criminal transactions involving the delivery of narcotics while armed and sale of narcotics.  Tyrell Jackson, 21, of Daytona Beach, was sentenced to seven years in state prison for sale and delivery of cocaine while carrying a concealed gun. Both were put behind bars as a result of  "Operation 819."

DAYTONA BEACH -- The men involved in dealing stolen guns and narcotics within the city limits were given prison sentences and a third is awaiting sentences, a Daytona Beach police spokesman said Wednesday, as a result of a two-year joint operation of the police force and the U.S. Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

Dubbed "operation 819," 50 people were served federal and state warrants charging them with a variety of narcotics- and firearms-related felonies, Daytona Beach police spokesman Sgt. Paul Barnett said. The operation began in August 2008 and lasted two years, he said.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Trevor Bayne won the Daytona 500, but if he's looking for a cup championship, he'll have to get it in the Nationwide series, the understudy to the Sprint series.

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