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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Within the next 72 hours, Headline Surfer will begin presenting an in-depth look at Michael Chitwood's first month as the elected top cop of Volusia County's largest law enforcement agency and why things are not as they appear inside the VCSO despite a steady dose of PR.

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DELAND, Fla. -- Lisa Lewis ends the month of January with training as she was among a dozen new supervisors of elections statewide to take part in a symposium and orientation in Orlando.

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DELAND, Fla. -- She had been mercilessly attacked by one of her opponents throughout the 2015 election cycle by one of her opponents, but Lisa Lewis never reacted to the mud slinging and she won the post outright in the Aug. 30 primary.

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DELAND, Fla. -- There are far more questions than answers to why an Ormond Beach husband and wife died shortly after they were found unconscious outside their maroon SUV on the side of I-4 eastbound with the flashers on, which drew the attention of a Florida trooper on New Year's Eve. A full 48 hours later there's absolutely nothing new as to how or why they died.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- What was the top story of 2016 in the greater Daytona Beach, Sanford and Orlando region? 

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Here are the individual high school grad rates for Volusia County, FL / Headline SurferPhotos for Headline Surfer / Volusia County School District's graduation rate is 76 percent, equivalent to a C grade. In terms of a grade, neighboring counties Seminole (80.3 percent), Flagler (80.4 percent) and Orange (81.3 percent) would all get a B- and Brevard would get a B+.

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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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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- How ironic that the parents of 9-year-old Jose Angel Barrios would learn well after the fact that thick grey-colored packing tape affixed to keep windows from breaking during Friday's crush of Hurricane Matthew -- would continue to hold the glass in place three days later as he lay lifeless on his bed in the family's home at 113 Mason Park Drive, the result of acute carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator in another room being used because the electricity had not yet been restored, Daytona Beach cops said.

 

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DELAND, Fla -- Although county offices will be closed on Monday due to clean up from Hurricane Matthew; the Department of Elections will be open from 8 am to 5 pm.
 

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DELAND, Fla. -- All Volusia County Schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday and that includes after-school activities and athletic events for both days.

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