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Photos for Headline Surfer / Mario Simoes fired several shots into the law practice he owned with his estranged wife, Kimberly Simoes before leadng DeLand cops and Sheriff's deputies on a high speed chase that culminated in his crashing his car and use of deadly force by two deputies and one DeLand cop, who collectively fired in excess of 20 rounds killing him.
 

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By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Sheriff Michael J. Chitwood was universally condemned by five leading former county leaders contacted by Headline Surfer for their reaction to the elected lawman's pointed description of County Manager Jim Dinneen as a "lying sack of (expletive)" in a story published Wednesday in the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

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Newsmakers of the Year: Forough Hosseini, Mark Geallis & Jim Dinneen / Headline SurferHeadline Surfer photos & videos / Shown Above, Volusia County Manager Jim Dinneen, Halifax Urban Ministries Executive Director Mark Geallis and ICI Homes   executive & entrepreneur Forough Hosseini, the big 3 movers & shakers behind Hope Place.

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DELAND, Fla. -- Noted DeLand historian Bill Dredgers died Friday.He was 90 years old.

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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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