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Joshua Baldes, 27, of Daytona Beach, was charged with vehicular manslaughter and other felonies in a deadly crash that resulted from veering left and direcctly into the path of three motorcycles, killing a pregnant passenger on one of them Friday night in Daytona Beach, according to police.

DAYTONA BEACH -- A 21-year-old pregnant Port Orange woman thrown from the back of a motorcycle Friday night is the first Biketoberfest-related fatality with the four-day rally that ends today.

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Headline Surfer photo /  State Rep. Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange (dist. 28), as shown in this photo at a SE Volusia Chamber of Commerce function at the Brannon Center in New Smyrna Beach, is being challenged for a fourth and final term by a write-in candidate after crushing Teresa Valdes of South Daytona, a former nun, in the Aug. 24 primary.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
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DAYTONA BEACH SHORES -- Two pedestrians who were crossing South Atlantic Avenue when they hesitated then continued trying to cross after reaching the median and were struck by a Harley-Davidson, resulting in critical injuries to them as well as the biker and a passenger Saturday night, Daytona Beach Shores police reported.

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DEBARY -- A 42-year-old Orange City woman was struck and killed early Saturday after she sudenly stepped in front of a car on South Charles R. Beall Boulevard just a little south of its intersection with Dirksen Drive, a Volusia County Sheriff's spokesman said.

Sherrie Ann Morrison was pronounced dead at the scene of the 1:49 p.m. moments after stepping in front of a 2000 4-door BMW 528i, witnesses told responding deputies. No charges were filed against 41-year-old Corey Manuel of DeBary, who was uninjured and alone.

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Police are cautioning the public to be aware of almost-certain traffic delays due to Saturday's inaugural Veterans and Veteran’s Family Appreciation Parade that begins at 4 p.m.

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S. Truett Cathy, a New Smyrna Beach resident, World War II Veteran and well-known founder of Chick- Fil-A, is the grand marshal of Saturday's inaugural Veterans and Veteran's Family Appreciation Parade in New Smyrna Beach.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- VFW Post 4250 is hosting the inaugural Veterans and Veteran’s Family Appreciation Parade at 4 p.m. Saturday

The staging point will be at Buena Vista Park on the North Causeway beginning at noon. The parade route will go East to Orange Street, South to Canal Street, and end at Old Fort Park. A brief ceremony will take place recognizing S. Truett Cathy, a New Smyrna Beach resident, World War II Veteran and well-known founder of Chick- Fil-A.

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Videos by Multimedia Editor Sera Frederick.

New Smyrna Beach quarterback Evan Schroeder and running back Raheem Mostert connected on several passing plays with no timeouts, the final one a touchdown strike, to come from behind in the closing minute of Thursday's home game for a 28-24 win over the previously unbeaten DeLand Bulldogs. Check out the game highlights in our first video and Coach Lance Jenkins reaction to the thrilling win in our second video.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- 'Cudas quarteback Evan Schroeder and running back Raheem Mostert hooked up on a series of passing plays starting from their own 25-yard line, the final one a 9-yard touchdown strike to give New  Smyrna Beach a 28-24 come-from-behind victory over previously unbeaten DeLand at the NSB Sports Complex.

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Orlando -- Today, following the announcement that there will be no cost of living adjustment for Social Security benefits next year, Congresswoman Suzanne Kosmas, D-New Smyrna Beach (FL-24), released the following statement:

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This past Saturday night was Cruisers Night on Canal Street. If you missed it, you missed a great crowd, gorgeous cars and a beautiful evening. The Chamber and Visitor Information Center was open! The front
doors were standing wide open; we set up a table out front on the sidewalk with free coffee and bottled water.

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- During her break, Bert Fish Medical Center case manager Karen Berkeley practices speaking Creole, rehearsing for her first trip out of the country and the wait is making her
anxious.

Berkeley is joining BFMC physician Dr. Regina Asihene on a 15-person medical mission to Haiti from Sunday through Saturday, Oct. 23. Also traveling with the team is Kelly Ann Green, 17, who learned about the trip from her mother, Eileen Green, also a BFMC employee. The teen is using her trip as the subject of her senior project.

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