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DELTONA, Fla. A 3-year-old girl lost her life Thursday evening, where Volusia County sheriff’s deputies out searching for the missing child pulled her from a pond behind her home, an agency spokesman said.


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Hoax threats and other creepy clown posts have been making the rounds all across the country and they really took off today in schools in Volusia County, officials with the Sherriffs office said.


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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Wendell and Anita Bradford, like millions of Americans, are praying ask for prayers for all of the families, friends and first responders who suffer every day because of the 9/11 attack on our country 15 years ago today. Like millions of Americans across the country and countless people around the globe, they remember the all-too-real horror that came with with two hijacked airliners slamming into the Twin Towers of New York City's World Trade Center, a third airliner striking the Pentagon and a fourth crashing in a vacant field in Shanksville, Penn, by doomed passengers who stormed the cockpit to avert a likely strike on the White House or Capitol Building.


DELTONA, Fla. -- An alleged Wal-Mart shoplifter who threatened a loss prevention officer with a knife Monday night, after he fled the store, 101 Howland Blvd., in an SUV, crashed it and then jumped into a creek in an unsuccessful attempt to elude a Sheriff’s K9, which took him down.


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Three free movies will be shown during the month of April, including a James Bond flick.

DELTONA, Fla. -- Watch free movies at the Deltona Regional Public Library, 2150 Eustace Ave.

April’s lineup includes these PG-13 movies:  

• “Bridge of Spies," 11 a.m. Monday, April 4.
Tom Hanks stars as an American lawyer who defends a Soviet spy and then helps the CIA exchange him for U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers. 142 minutes.


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Congressional dis 6 candidate and ex-New Smyrna Beach Mayor Adam Barringer gets endotrsement of three West Volusia mayors / Headline Surfer®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.


Brandon Schmid, driver, in forefront, & Jordan Golaszweski, killed in car crash 8 days ago in Deltona / Headline Surfer®Wrecked Ford Focus where two teens killed in Deltona / Headline Surfer®Deltona fatal wreck locator map / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headline Surfer® /
Brandon Schmid, 17 (shown in the forefront of the image far left, the driver of a 2007 Ford Focus, and his friend, Jordan Golaszewski, 16 (shown in the background), and in the front passenger seat, were both killed Sunday, Nov. 15, when for yet unknown reasons, left the roadway in the 1500 block of Providence Boulevard and rollover over before coming to rest against a tree in the median on Sunday , Nov. 15. A third occupant, 23-year-old  Samuel Bengochea, 23, survived the crash, despite being ejected from the sedan.  Law enforcement responded to the double fatality at 3:23 a.m. 

DELTONA, Fla. -- Two Deltona teens were killed 10 days ago ago in a single-vehicle accident while a third occupant in his early 20s survived, despite being thrown from the vehicle which overturned and came to rest against a tree in the median in the middle of the night.


Missing Deltona teen Brandy Sweat last seen Friday / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® /
If you see this Deltona teen, Brandy Sweat, please call the VCSO at 386-943-8276.

DELTONA, Fla. -- The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a 17-year-old Deltona girl with a medical condition who ran away on Friday, an agency spokesman said.

"This isn’t the first time that Brandy Sweat has run away," Sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidon told, adding, "She’s considered endangered because Brandy is insulin-dependent and has ended up in the hospital in the past when she failed to take her medication as directed."

The Deltona teen was dropped off at Deltona High School on Friday morning, but failed to return home after school, Davidson said


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The vicinity of 551 N. Floyd Circle was scene of a Sunday night homicide as shown in this locator.

DELTONA, Fla. -- A man was killed Sunday night in a shooting incident in a Deltona neighborhood.

Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the scene in the area of 551 N. Floyd Circle near Normandy Boulevard around 9:23 p.m. in response to the shooting.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

"All of the people involved in the shooting are accounted for, and at this time investigators are interviewing them and working to determine the facts and circumstances of the incident," Sheriff's spokesman Andrew Gant told Headline Surfer® just before midnight Sunday.