Edgewater cops: Body of 15-year-old girl found shot to death in apparent suicide in grass near 22nd Street
Photo for Headline Surfer / Morgan Tuck, 15, a New Smyrna Beach High School student, was the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on a public street early Sunday in Edgewater.
EDGEWATER -- The body of a 15-year-old girl was found in the grass near 22nd Street early Sunday, the victim of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Police responded to the scene at 8:49 a.m. near the intersection with Guava Drive, describing it as a "suicide attempt" with a gunshot wound with the victim pronounced dead upon their arrival.
Police did not release any other details including the victim's name in what Headline Surfer believes to be in violation of Florida's public records statutes since the victim's family was notified. The victim is 15-year-old Morgan Tuck, who attended New Smyrna Beach High School.
EDGEWATER -- A gathering of exotic birds took a swim on a warm summer's day in a small pond foutain across fthe street from the Edgewater City Hall on Riverside Drive.
Breaking News: Grand jury hands up capital murder indictment against Edgewater man in roommate suffocation
DELAND -- The Volusia County Grand Jury returned an Indictment earlier today against against Brian McLane that accuses him of first-degree murder, a capital felony, in relation to the death of his Edgewater roommate on June 3.
The defendant and the victim, 71-year-old Richard Carton, were roommates in a mobile home. The victim was found dead of asphyxiation and/or suffocation.
McLane's indictment paves the way for the office of State Attorney R.J. Larizza to consider whether it will seek the death penalty at trial. LaRizza's office does not comment until a decision has beenmade inhouse whether to seek the death penalty or life in prison without parole.
EDGEWATER -- The City of Edgewater is currently seeking citizens interested in serving on the following municipal boards: Construction Regulation Board (electrical contractor), Recreation and Cultural Services Board, Economic Development Board and Citizen Code Enforcement Board.
Applications and additional information on each Board/Committee can be obtained on the City's website at www.cityofedgewater.org, or by calling by the City Clerk's Office at 386-424-2400 or visiting City Hall, 104 N. Riverside Drive.
Edgewater's Kerry-Anne Purkiss shining example of motherhood & mentoring in greater New Smyrna Beach
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- You'd think juggling a marriage, family and career would be enough to handle for Edgewater's Kerry-Anne Purkiss, but she takes motherhood to a whole new level as a community mentor to a dozen or so other children in the greater New Smyrna Beach.
No joke either: Bronze star recipient not pleased NSB mayor called cop/Iraq War veteran a 'pr-ck' while sarcastically shaking his hand
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- County Chair Jason Davis is 51 years old today and that's no April Fool's joke.
"Yes, I was born on April 1, 1962," Davis said over the weekend with a laugh. "I'll be 51 on April 1, no fooling."
Another thing that's far from a joke to Davis, a Bronze Star recipient for his tours of duty in the Iraq, is the verbal abuse a New Smyrna Beach cop took from that city's mayor before the start of the municipal Christmas parade.
EDGEWATER -- I took my family on a ride to Titusville to visit my in-laws just before the storms hit early Sunday afternoon, pelting us and so many others throughout Central Florida with marble-sized hail. Tearing through the cloudy skies were the Thunderbirds of the U.S. Airforce thrilling the crowd for the TiCo Warbird Annual Airshow.
Scant details on circumstances in press release
EDGEWATER -- A 57-year-old bicyclist is in critical condition this morning at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach as a result of being struck by a motor vehicle Tuesday night in the southbound lanes of US 1, Edgewater police said in a press release.
The bicyclist in the 7 p.m. incident was identified as Paul L. Alty, an Edgewater resident. Police didn't release details on vehicle involved nor did the release the name of the driver. Police also did not say if it was a hit-and-run or some other circumstance.
Drugs and ledger recovered in wooded area of Oak Hill
EDGEWATER -- An Edgewater woman is facing numerous drug charges after she was spotted walking into the woods with what turned out to be a portable meth lab in a bag, a Volusia County Sheriff's official said.
Narcotics investigators also recovered a ledger that appeared to be used to document drug sales, agency spokesman Gary Davidson said, leading to the arrest of 33-year-old Jennifer Huffman (on charges that included manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of listed chemicals and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her initial bond was set at $155,000.