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Courtesy photos / Daytona Beach firefighters were able to contain a fire outside the Wal-Mart Supercenter on Beville Road to a storage area.

DAYTONA BEACH -- Firefighters here battled two blazes shortly before midnight Saturday night -- outside of the Wal-Mart Supercenter on Beville Road and a house fire on Lora Court.

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DAYTONA BEACH -- A 3-year-old child drowned in a backyard pool earlier tonight after getting permission from her grandmother to play in the back yard.

Halifax Medical Center officials declared Laela McGlothren dead shortly after her arrival at the hospital. Police responded at 6 p.m. to a report of a possible drowning at 935 S. Palmetto Ave.

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Courtesy photo / Gov. Scott has created a commission to review the viability of taxpayer-funded hospital districts.

TALLAHASSEE -- Governor Rick Scott signed today Executive Order 11-63, creating the Commission on Review of Taxpayer Funded Hospital Districts, which will consider whether government-run hospitals are in the best interest of taxpayers and recommend a cost-effective and efficient model for providing Florida with a health-care safety net.

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DAYTONA BEACH -- Firefighters quickly put out a blaze early this morning in the kitchen of a home in the 600 block of Eldorado Street.

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Courtesy photo / North Carolina resident Michael Del Vecchio, 21, fired several shots from a handgun during an argument outside a Daytona Beach fast-food restaurant with his girlfriend Monday, leading to his arrest on aggravated assault charges.

DAYTONA BEACH – A North Carolina man fired two shots at his girlfriend during an argument today with her and two patrons at a Taco Bell restaurant, Daytona Beach police said.

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Courtesty photo / Cynthia Slater, president of the Volusia Conty-Daytona Beach chapter of the NAACP, said Sunday she believes fear is keeping the city from cooperating with BCR organizers and that action is discriminatory.

DAYTONA BEACH – Refusal by city officials to rent the Oceanfront Bandshell to a promoter during Black College Reunion smacks of discrimination, a local NAACP leader said today.

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UDATED: The young man reported missing was found later in the day Friday, police reported.

Courtesy photo / Ross Mikhail Houston, 21, has been reported missing since Wednesday and police are asking the public's help in finding him.

DAYTONA BEACH -- Police here announced they were looking for a 21-year-old man who may be a danger to himself.

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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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