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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.

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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. 

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Illinois officials said Friday some 6,800 buildings have been affected north of Chicago, and the damage is expected to worsen this weekend as water flows down rivers into the state from Wisconsin. (July 14)
 

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New research finds that ravens can plan for the future. The birds were able to choose objects that let them get a tasty treat later on, even resisting the lure of a more immediate but lesser reward. (July 13)

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The Wisconsin National Guard has sent about 100 soldiers to Burlington to help the community recover from unprecedented flooding. Meanwhile, a suburban Chicago hospital was closed early Thursday due to flooding. (July 13)

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YouTube download / AP video / Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is being treated for dehydration in Canada, where he's helping build houses for Habitat for Humanity. (July 13)

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YouTube download / AP video / Police video shows Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Adolphus Washington being arrested in Ohio on Sunday on a weapons charge. (July 12)
 

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YouTube download / AP video / Highlights of this day in history: America normalizes diplomatic ties with Vietnam; Aaron Burr mortally wounds Alexander Hamilton in a duel; Skylab makes a fiery return to Earth; Babe Ruth's major league debut; Laurence Olivier dies. (July 11)

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