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Pedestrian killed in Edgewater / Headline SurferThis snapshot graphic shows the location in the 2300 block of Ridgewood Avenue in Edgewater where a 75-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed Monday.

EDGEWATER -- Edgewater cops are looking for a hit-and-run motorist who struck and killed a 75-year-old person walking north in the 2300 block of South Ridgewood Avenue at 6:55 p.m. Monday.

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Devastsation from tornado that damed 90 homes Monday near Edgewater.EDGEWATER -- The numbers speak volumes as to the wrath of Monday's tornado on the Terra Mar Village Community with $1.7 million in damage to 90 homes. That's three times as many homes as Volusia County officials estimated shortly after the fast-moving storm that spawned what the National Weather Service in Melbourne said was EF1 tornado.

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Fishing boat captain captures in dramatic video what appears to be a tornado

Tornado hits Edgewater area on Monday nightThis dramatic raw video footage was shot by inshore fishing boat tour Capt. Drew Cavanaugh that he described Monday night as a tornado near Edgewater, where two dozen-plus manufactured homes were damaged.

EDGEWATER -- County officials stopped short of calling it a tornado in favor of "significant wind event" that damaged at least 30 homes, a third of them sustaining moderate to heavy damage, early this evening in the Terra Mar subdivision off US. 1 just south of the Edgewater city limits.

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Jason Davis wins County Chair race over Carl PersisEDGEWATER -- County Chair-elect Jason Davis could be on the job on or about Dec. 1 by virtue of appointment by Gov. Scott to fill the county chairmanship vacated by Frank Bruno the day before the general elections.

"I got a call from the governor's appointment staff informing me of his decision to name me chairman," Davis told Headline Surfer, adding he was excited about the governor's decision.

"There's a lot of work to be done and I'd like to get started as soon as possible," Davis said Wednesday night from his Edgewater home.

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EDGEWATER -- Local gal Tia McDonald, 19, who has travelled quite a bit in her young modeling career, including a spot in an MTV music video shoot, was recently in Australia, where she took part in the making of a book, "Faiy Tale -- Once Upon a Time, Act 1," by Somsay Toumngeun, including being on the cover and the inspitration for one of the characters.

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EDGEWATER A friend called me earlier and asked me if I knew what today's date is? Since I haven’t been working, I usually am lucky if I know what day of the week it is let alone the date. My friend was distressed that I didn’t know that the date is the anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. Had I known what today’s date was I would have known what he was referring to.

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Danielle Duke with her late brother, Adam Royce DukeAdam Duke with a nephewLocal family copes with loss of young man on Father's Day weekend

Adam Royce Duke, shown at far left with his sister Danielle on his Facebook page, was struck and killed by a train in Edgewater. A remembrance photo of him with a nephew placed after his Tuesday death on his profile page, describes him as "Son, Brother, Friend."

EDGEWATER -- The man killed after slipping on the railroad tracks while throwing rocks at a train has been identified by cops as 24-year-old Adam Royce Duke.

And a local family remembering the loss of a father now come to grips with the loss of his son, a young man with a life filled with possibilities, on this Father's Day weekend. 

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EDGEWATER -- A 24-year-old man with two friends was throwing rocks at a train when he fell into its path and was killed overnight, Edgewater police said.

The Florida East Railroad notified Edgewater police at 1:25 a.m. that a northbound train struck the man in the 25oo block of Hibiscus Drive, just north of 26th Street. The victim's name is being withheld while police notify relatives.

Previous train fatality in Edgewater

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EDGEWATER -- Police are looking for an unidentified man who robbed the Kennedy Space Coast Federal Union branch on Monday afternoon.

Here is a synopsis of what happened as described in a media release this morning: At approximately 3:08pm an unidentified white male entered the Kennedy Space Coast Federal Credit Union located at 2810 South Ridgewood Ave. He handed the teller a note demanding money and left the bank with an undetermined amount of money. He then ran from the bank heading south on South Ridgewood Avenue.

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Edwater Councilwoman Gigi BenningtonEdgewater Councilman Gene EmterGigi Bennington and Gene Emter had no opposition in qualifying for their seats Friday on the Edgewater City Council.

EDGEWATER -- Incumbents Gigi Bennington and Councilman Gene Emter have been returned to their respective seats on the Edgewater City Council because no one else challenged them in the 2012 elections.

With qualifying ended noon Friday, Bennington, of district 2, and Emter, of district 4, were awarded four-year terms.

Bennington was first elected in 2007, and Gene Emter in a special election earlier this year to fill the seat held by Ted Cooper who died suddenly of a heart attack in November.

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