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YouTube download / Live streaming of Hurricane Irma as it reaches the Florida Keys. Click the video to see live Irma coverage. In the photo below, Seminole County leaders provide updates on Irma-related isues Saturday from the Emergency Operations Center. At the podium is School Board member Amy Linville Lockhart. Standing behind her are several other leaders, including Sheriff Dennis Lemma.

Seminole County School Board member Amy Lockhart and Sheriff Denni Lemm among the leaders updating the press on Irma / Headline SurferBy HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

ORLANDO, Fla, -- Irma is battering the Florida Keys on this Sunday morning and it is expected to slowly move up the Gulf Coast, reaching the Tampa area tonight. 

Headline Surfer is focusing on the I-4 corridor counties of Orange, Seminole and Volusia counties, but will report on the latest developments related to Irma throughout the Sunshine State along with live video feeds via YouTube.

Stay with Headline Surfer for the latest in hyper-local news coverage in the I-4 corridor. 

 

Motorsports

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The regular season of NASCAR's re-formatted Chase, which isn't the Chase any more probably doesn't resonate with the casual fan.

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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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Volusia County's Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet welcomes 1 millionth visitor

PONCE INLET, Fla. -- Nobody is certain whether it was the toddler, Haven, or her baby sister, Hazel, in the stroller with an assist from dad, as to who was actually first through the door.

In the grand scheme of things, it's the Kolluri family of Monroe, La,. officially counted as the 1 millionth visitor Wednesday through the doors of the Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet.

Top Stories

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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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District Spokeswoman Nancy Wait: Volusia County Schools finalize Hurricane Irma make-up plan

DELAND, Fla. -- The Department of Education is waiving a portion of the missed instructional time due to Hurricane Irma. 

Videos

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Authorities say they have found nine bodies and are only looking for one more person among a group who got swept up in a furious flash flood in the Tonto National Forest in Arizona. (July 17)

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As the UK grapples with an increase in acid attacks, one victim has spoken out about about how a night time assault changed his life. (July 17)

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More than a century since the first successful transit of the treacherous Northwest Passage, the AP journeys through the Arctic’s melting sea ice to explore impacts of climate change on one of world’s most remote and fragile environments. (July 17)

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Brian Gertler is a resident director at Greenville University in Illinois and lives in an apartment in a freshman dormitory. His dog Dudley's barking was keeping students awake at night, so Gertler trained the dog to bark in a whisper. (July 17)

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US Army General John Nicholson confirmed the killing of Abu Sayed - the head of the Islamic State group affiliate in Afghanistan. Nicholson said Sayed was killed in an airstrike in Kunar province. (July 15)
 

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Tens of thousands joined a national unity march in Istanbul on Saturday, converging at the iconic July 15 Martyrs' Bridge to mark the anniversary of the failed military coup attempt that 250 people died resisting. (July 15)

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