Motorsports

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Running second with a few laps left on June 12, 2013, Jason Leffler was involved in a crash during a sprint car heat race at the 58-mile Bridgeport Speedway in  Logan Township, NJ, resulting in his  his car suffering a front suspension failure that caused it to crash into a wall and flip over repeatedly.

THE BEACHES

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TripAdvisor's family travel site: Ponce Inlet's beach makes Top 10 US listing

PONCE INLET, Fla. -- Family Vacation Critic, TripAdvisor's family travel site, has released its annual list of the "Best Beaches for Families" in the US and Ponce Inet is on it.

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2016 ReWIND: Top 100 Stories for greater Daytona, Sanford & Orlando (11-15)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Headline Surfer is counting down the Top 100 stories of 2016 in the greater Daytona Beach, Sanford and Orlando metro area otherwise known as the I-4 corridor of Central Florida through Volusia, Seminole and Orange counties. 

Among the top 5 contenders for the No. 1 story of the year in no particular order so as not to spoil the surprise: The Pulse gay nightclub terrorist massacre; the ugliness of the presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton; the continuing saga over homelessness in Daytona Beach; records tied or broken in NASCAR races at Daytona International Speedway and Daytona Beach yet again leading Volusia County in homicides. 

So far Headline Surfer has presented recaps for stories ranked 16-100. Previous segments have come in story recaps of 10, but now that the countdown has arrived at the top 20, this current segment captures stories ranked 11-15. Then it will be 10-6, 5-2 and then No. 1 by itself. So without further delay, here are story recaps 11-15:

Education

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6-week free class at Deltona library for those looking to returning to college

DELTONA, Fla. -- Are you thinking about returning to school? Bonnie Thurman will describe Daytona State College’s Fresh Start Program at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 6, at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave.

Videos

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Researchers are hoping they’ve found what’s causing some bird species’ beaks to grow twice as fast as normal. The disease is called avian keratin disorder. Affected birds grow beaks that are freakishly long and that sometimes curve up or down (Oct. 25).

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Chicago Cubs fans are paying upwards of six thousand dollars to sit in the cheap seats at Wrigley Field for the team's first World Series since 1945. Jesse Lawrence of TicketIQ says the prices are setting new records for baseball (Oct. 24).

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MIAMI Fla. -- Today in History for Oct 25, 1962: Adalai Stevenson, US ambassadar to the United Nations Adlai Stevenson demands USSR UN rep. Valerian Zorin explain  photographic evidence of Soviet-built missile bases in Cuba, stating in part: "I am prepared to wait for my answer until Hell freezes over."

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A 58-story luxury high-rise in downtown San Francisco is sinking and leaning to one side, angering residents and raising safety concerns in a city known for earthquakes (Oct. 24).

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A small plane heading toward Libya's coast to monitor migrant trafficking routes for the French government crashed soon after takeoff from Malta's airport Monday (Oct. 24).

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Iraqi and Kurdish forces advanced on areas near Mosul Sunday as part of an operation to retake the northern city from the Islamic State group. Meanwhile, the U.S. Secretary of Defense visited the nearby Kurdish city of Irbil (Oct. 23).

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