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Volusia County Sheriff's investigator are looking for a fraud supect in Edgewater /  Headline SurferPhoto for Headline Surfer® /
This surveillance image shows a man using someone else's credit card without their permission at two stores in Edgewater. If you know this man with the red shirt, please contact the Volusia County Sheriff's Office at the numbers posted below.

EDGEWATER, Fla. -- Volusia County Sheriff's investigators are seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect who fraudulently used a woman's credit card information to make purchases at two stores in Edgewater, an agency spokesman said.

"The suspect pictured used the victim's information (last) Thursday at Publix and Dollar General stores on Ridgewood Avenue in Edgewater," Sheriff's spokesman Andrew Gant told HeadlineSurfer.com, in supplying a still surveillance photo with information on the case.

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DELAND, Fla. -- The way School Board member Melody McSorley Johnson sees it, colleague John Hill's public demand for the firing of the superintendent of schools before speaking to her privately, may not have been in good taste, but she was quick to add "the handwriting was on the wall" regarding Margaret Smith's decision to retire as soon as today.

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NSB biker crash scene locator / Headline Surfer®Headline Surfer® graphic /
The locator map shows where Matheu W. Laurrell crashed his motorcycle into a palm tree on North Riverside Drive, splitting the tree in half. The biker was not wearing a helmet. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- A 30-year-old Edgewater man was killed on this Christmas holiday when he struck a Palm tree with his motorcycle and splitting it in half while "traveling at a high rate of speed in the 500 block of North Riverside Drive, cops said. 

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Editor's Note: Guest columnist David Lee Davis of Daytona Beach takes issue with the stance taken by Headline Surfer® community columnist Darlene Vann in her Dec. 22 "'Musings" stance headlined, "Disgusted with instances of police overkill." Here is link to Vann's column: http://headlinesurfer.com/content/414151-disgusted-instances-police-overkill.

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EDGEWATER, Fla. -- A 34-year-old man armed with a knife was shot in killed 1:30 this morning by two Edgewater cops who opened fire on him in the home he shared with his mother and her boyfriend after an attempt to subdue him with not one, but two tasers failed to stop his forward movement, Edgewater Police Chief Dave Arcieri told HeadlineSurfer.com.

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Ex-Flagler Avenue kingpin Robert Lott serves as bouncer with new shoes

Plenty of booze at Brannon Center in New Smyrna Beach for Rotary fundraiser / Headline Surfer®Public drinking is illegal in New Smyrna Beach, but that didn't stop Rotarians at the Brannon Center / Headline Surfer®Robert Lott drinking beer at Rotary fundraiser in New Smyrna / Headline SurferHeadline Surfer® photos / Booze was the big draw at a Rotary function at the Brannon Center in New Smyrna Beach on Aug. 23. Public drinking is illegal in the city, but that didn't stop people from doing so at the event as shown in this inset image. Robert Lott, former Flagler Avenue financial planner, served as bouncer.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Robert Lott was still wearing the same ratty clothes, though he made sure to show off his new plastic shoes when the internet newspaper showed up to take photos of the recent "Cheeseburger in Paradise" fundraiser at the Brannon Center held by the Rotary clubs of New Smyrna Beach and Edgewater.

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Rotary clubs of New Smyrna Beach & Edgewater to sponsor fundraiser Cheeseburgers in Paradise / Headline Surfer®NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The Brannon Center's the place to be Saturday night for the Jimmy Buffet-styled summer time party named after his restaurants – Cheeseburger in Paradise. The event is sponsored by the Rotary clubs of New Smyrna Beach and Edgewater as a significant fundraiser for their community good-works and charities.

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Volusia County Chair Jason Davis released from Daytona Beach hospital / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® / A selfie by Volusia County Chair Jason Davis was taken just after 7 p.m. following his release from Halifax Health in Daytona Beach where he was held overnight Wednesday after complaining of chest pains. The self-portrait was taken by Davis at the request of the 24/7 internet newspaper.

DAYTONA BEACH -- Volusia County Chair Jason Davis got no closer to the big political events of the day than a telephone call to his bedside at Halifax Health Medical Center today from the governor, having been held overnight for observations after feeling chest pains Wednesday afternoon.

After a battery of stress tests and other medical procedures, Davis was informed that one thing was ruled out medically: "I did not have a heart attack."

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Waverly Media bench ads dot Volusia County landscape as shown here at Dunlawton Bridge in Port Orange, FL / Headline Surfer®Waverly Media / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headline Surfer® / Waverly Media park bench ads like this one at the intersection of U.S. 1 and Dunlawton Avenue in Port Orange, dot the landscape in Volusia County.

DAYTONA BEACH -- No matter where you drive along the major roadways in the county, invariably you are going to see more than a few of those eye-catching park bench ads.

Such is the successful advertising medium of Waverly Media, which literally has hundreds of benches dotting the landscape that is home to the world's most famous beach, the Daytona 500 and Florida's first 24/7 internet newspaper, HeadlineSurfer.com.

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Sex offender Luis DeJesus captured in New Smyrna Beach / Headline SurferPhoto for Headline Surfer / A manhunt Wednesday resulted in the apprehension of convicted sex offender Luis Alberto Hernandez Dejesus who earlier in the day broke free from a deputy in New Smyrna Beach.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- A 31-year-old convicted sex offender who broke free from a Volusia County Sheriff's deputy in New Smyrna Beach earlier in the day Wednesday, was apprehended and taken into custody just after 11 p.m., an agency spokesman said.

Luis Alberto Hernandez Dejesus stayed hidden for several hours after fighting with a Volusia County Sheriff's Office deputy and escaping his arrest while still handcuffed But he finally came out of hiding late Wednesday night and when he did, deputies nabbed him.

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