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NSBPD records supervisor: Christmas Day motorcyclist killed hitting tree was speeding on Honda CBR 600
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- A 30-year-old Edgewater motorcyclist was speeding while riding a 2008 Honda CBR 600 RR when he struck a palm tree in the 500 block off North Riverside Drive, splitting the tree in half and killing himself in the process on Christmas Day.
Matheu W. Laurrell, who was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 1:50 p.m. accident. The year, make and model of the motorcycle, standard information expected in a fatal crash summary to news media, was not included in a press release sent out by the New Smyrna Beach Police Department later that day.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – American rock star Kid Rock will perform on pit road during the pre-race show before the start of the Daytona 500.
His song set includes his new single, "First Kiss."
"We’re thrilled to have Kid Rock entertain the thousands of race fans in attendance and the millions more watching on FOX," Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said in a press release. "Kid Rock is an avid NASCAR fan and will provide race fans with a spectacular performance leading up to the start of the much anticipated Daytona 500.
99. CRA Director Kevin Fall puts onus on NSB city manager in 2009 resignation after being stopped for speeding, booze
Volusia County has had more than its fair share of scandals over the years. Headline Surfer® has ranked what it believes are the Top 100 most-shocking, talked-about county scandals.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Then-Interim City Manager Pamela Brangaccio had her first scandal to deal with as 2009 was winding down: Then-CRA Director Kevin Fall quit after an embarrassing traffic stop made headlines rather than enter a counseling program. He even blamed her for his troubles.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Daytona International Speedway has reached a sanction agreement with the American SportBike Racing Association to hold the 74th annual Daytona 200 motorcycle race in 2015 during Bike Week, track President Joie Chitwood announced today in a prepared statement.
Thanksgiving Day: Internet newspaper's Central Florida Politician of the year: Volusia Councilwoman Joyce Cusack
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- HeadlineSurfer.com endorses Rick Scott in his re-election because we belivee he has the Sunshine State headed in the right direction with a marked increase in job creation, record highs in tourism and an increasingly strong ciommitment to education.
Original costumes emphasized for awards contest following New Smyrna Beach Halloween Parade on Canal Street
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- The cool thing about the shark costume that netted a trophy for 1-year-old Nolan and his proud parents, Nicole and Mike Kirkland of Edgewater at the 2011 New Smyrna Beach Halloween parade was its originality.
The costume was a big hit since New Smyrna Beach is known as the Shark Bite Capital of the World. The young family left the parade with a trophy almost as big as the little shark boy.
"This is a great event for families," said Nicole Kirkland, who made the costume from $20 worth of materials she purchased at Target.
South Daytona resident supports pro-beach driving charter amendment that would take decision-making away from county government & give citizens a say
DAYTONA BEACH -- Steve Bibeault of South Daytona describes himself as a beach bum at heart with a camera. He likes to shoot sunrises and such natural scene setters.
Incumbent Rick Scott gets higher percent GOP primary vote total than Democratic rival & ex-Gov. Charlie Crist
DAYTONA BEACH -- The percentage margin off victory by Gov. Rick Scott against two GOP challengers in Tuesday's primary was greater than that of former Gov. Charlie win over Nan Rich in the Democratic primary.