DELAND, Fla. -- The next installment of the Volusia County Sheriff's Office's 90-minute "Coffee With A Cop" program is scheduled for 8 a.m. Friday at the McDonald's restaurant in the Brandywine Plaza just north of the DeLand city limits.
The 2-year-old program is part of a national initiative to further dialogue between law enforcement and citizens without heavy lectures or hidden agendas.
Sammie was located by its owner in a street drain on Main Street after its cries were heard, DeLand spokesman Chris Graham said.
WV ENDORSED: Mayors of Orange City, DeLand & Deltona stand with Congressional dis 6 candidate Adam Barringer
ORANGE CITY, Fla. -- Seeing is believing and in a show of solidarity, three of West Volusia's most prominent mayors stood with Congressional District 6 Republican candidate Adam Barringer at a press conference Monday outside the Dickinson Center in demonstrating their endorsement of the former New Smyrna Beach mayor and his quest to go to Washington as congressman: Tom Laputka of Orange City, Bob Apgar of DeLand and John Masiarczyk of Deltona.
Stetson junior defensive back Donald Payne earns American Football Coaches Association FCS All-America honors
DELAND, Fla. -- Stetson junior defensive back Donald Payne has added another accolade to his long list of accomplishments: He has been named named to the 2015 American Football Coaches Association FCS All-America team.
Breaks single-game scoring record that stood for 29 years & spanning 842 games
DELAND, Fla. -- Brianti Saunders was not going to be denied as she knocked down her first eight shots en route to a 40-point performance Sunday at home in a 79-57 trouncing of Georgia Southern in the first day of the 2015 Hatter Classic.
DeLand cops: Skydiver injured in 'hard fall' flown to Halifax Hospital in Daytona with head and leg injuries
DELAND, Fla. -- A 27-year-old sky diver suffered injuries to his head and legs during what was decribed as a "hard fall" Monday morning at DeLand airport, municipal cops said.
The injured jumper in the 11 a.m. incident that brought out police and firefighters was identified as Matthew Serwanski of DeLand.
"The initial information is that Mr. Serwanski made a hard landing and suffered a head injury and injuries to his legs," DeLand PD Sgt. Chris Estes told Headline Surfer®. "He was flown to Halifax in Daytona for treatment."
Two sky divers have died in separate jumps so far this year at the airport where Skydive DeLand is located.
'Handwriting was on the wall' for School Superintendent Margaret Smith with today's expected retirement
Waverly Media audio recordings in care of Volusia County Council-hired investigator Jon Kaney 'no longer exist'
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The audio recordings created by court reporters to supplement written transcripts in the Waverly Media sworn interviews of two dozen witnesses and under the custody and care of County Council-hired investigator Jonathan Kaney, Jr. have been discarded.
This, despite the fact, that under Florida Public Records Law, these audio recordings, once created are public records and must be retained by government responsible for them.
Headline Surfer® learned of this unprecedented development in a public records request for 25 audio recorded interviews in an email reply from County Attorney Daniel Eckert.
Musical Chairs: Newly-elected and retiring judges requires shifting of assignments in 7th judicial circuit
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - With seven new judges -- six elected and one appointed -- along with several retirements at year's end, the 7th Judicial Circuit, which comprises Volusia, Flagler, Putnam and St. Johns counties, will see judges in new assignments in January like a game of musical chairs except where they land has been determined by the chief judge.
Circuit Judges R. Michael Hutcheson, Shawn L. Briese, Robert K. Rouse Jr., and Terry LaRue are retiring at year's end. Circuit Judge Thomas Portuallo and Volusia County Court Judge Peter McGlashan are leaving as the result of this year's election.
DELAND, Fla. -- Deputy Sheriff Mike Coffin has a grown daughter and two grandchildren among his offspring, but because they live out of state, he has devoted much of his personal time mentoring young people despite his many demands as second in command of the largest cop shop in Volusia County with 460-plus sworn personnel.