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Bert Fish Hospital Authority to hold meeting at 5 tonight at NSB Library to 'cure' secret meetings that led to public vote on merger with Florida Hospital
Dr. Ian Day, chief of the medical staff at Bert Fish Medical Center is urging the public to attend tonight's 5 o'clock meeting of the Southeast Volusia Hospital Authority at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library to understand the stakes are high and that the merger with Florida Hospital is in the best interests of the greater New Smyrna Beach community served by Bert Fish. Please click the attachment to read Day's personal plea of support for the recent merger.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Retiring Volusia County Councilman Jack Hayman said tonight's 5 p.m. meeting of the Southeast Volusia Hospital Authority at the New Smyrna Beach Library to redo in the "sunshine" its discussions over the future of Bert Fish Medical Center is something that not only is important in his lifetime.
DELTONA -- It started as a drug deal gone bad and three people are now facing charges of attempted murder after firing on a Volusia County Sheriff's deputy while trying to flee the scene of a robbery, an agency spokesman said Sunday.
Robert Wayne Lott has had a lot of influence in public and private entities over the last half decade in greater NSB, but his financial and personal interests are being called into question by his critics, local officials and the federal government. NSBNEWS.net presents its investigative series "Lott of Influence."
Tony Owens, 21, of New Smyrna Beach, wanted on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Cliff Dallas Baker, 26, of Oak Hill, early Saturday, was apprehended at the Wal-Mart later that night at the Wal-Mart in Ormond Beach.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The 21-year-old New Smyrnan wanted on a first-degree murder warrant in the early Saturday morning shooting death of an Oak Hill man in the 600 block of Greenlawn Street was apprehended without incident later that night at the Wal-Mart in Ormond Beach, New Smyrna Beach police said.
Tony Owens was being held without bail at the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach.
Andrew J. Riddener, 22, of Holly Hill, was found guilty of sexual battery of a 12-year-old girl and faces up to 16 years in prison when he is sentenced next month. Click on the attachment to read the charging affidavits and police reports.
DAYTONA BEACH -- A jury deliberated for 1 ½ hours Thursday before finding Andrew J. Ridener guilty as charged to felony lewd or lascivious battery of a 12-year-old girl he met at at a local park and befriended as a youth minister.
Mainland High School football coach John Maronto resigns; two days after release of video alleging solicitation of sex with an undercover cop posing as a prostitute
The video and audio evidence against Mainland High School football Coach John Maronto released Monday by the State Attorney's Office leads to Volusia County's winningest coach stepping down today, though his criminal defense attorneys maintain his innocence. Maronto was scheduled to take his Mainland squad in two weeks to play at New Smyrna Beach against his former team, the Barracudas. He was New Smyrna Beach's coach in the mid 1990s.
DAYTONA BEACH -- Mainland High School football coach John Maronto abruptly resigned today, two days after release of a Daytona Beach police surveillance video by the State Attorney's Office that accuses him of soliciting sex from an undercover Daytona Beach female cop posing as a prostitute during the Labor Day weekend.
Volusia Honor Air Flight to soar Saturday from Daytona Beach International Airport to Washington D.C.; Congreswoman Suzanne Kosmas to join veterans during visit
DAYTONA BEACH -- One hundred World War II veterans and their escorts will board a US Airways’ Airbus charter plane at Daytona Beach International Airport bound for Washington, D.C., at 6:26 a.m. Saturday. The group is the sixth from Central Florida to travel to the nation’s capital through the Volusia Honor Air program, which is organized by the Rotary Clubs in DeLand.