Meet 'Minnie' the poodle who survived being thrown out of a moving car allegedly by her owner on Christmas Eve
24/7 internet newspaper first to publish photo of frightened canine
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- By now you've probably heard about the 69-year-old woman who allegedly tried to ditch her pooch on Christmas Eve by throwing the gentle creature right out her driver's side door of her blue two-door Oldsmobile while she was passing through an intersection.
The story has been all over the news, even making the pages of the New York Daily News.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Rhys Millen took the checkered flag in the inaugural Red Bull Global Rallycross at Daytona International Speedway, in August, but there wasn't much of a crowd to cheer to cheer him on. In fact, the mighty Speedway, which holds upwards of 150,000 was lucky if there were a few hundred spectators.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- All one has to do before even reading the Daytona Beach News-Journal opus headlined, "Tourism rebounds: Hotel-tax revenue rises, and experts predict more next year," is look at the display photo: It shows the ferris wheel with nobody on it, an outdoor eatery barren of customers and maybe two dozen people on the boardwalk itself. They say every picture tells a story. This one is no different, especially when the reporting is typical PR drivel.
95. Holly Hill boy stands tall with biggest catch of his life in NSB fishing tourney: 2-foot redfish
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Dawson Porter made the catch of his life and he has the photo to prove it, courtesy of his father, Buzzy Porter, who initially posted the jaw-dropping image on Facebook in October.
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.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- It was an unexpected shocker as reported April 24, by Orlando Sentinel TV columnist Hal Boedecker, with the headline: "Lauren Rowe leaves WKMG effective immediately."
A decade ago, she was known as Lauren Perkins, but has long since married and with two children, she had an intense on-air schedule as the featured anchor on the WKMG channel 6 newscasts.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- A 30-year-old Edgewater man was killed on this Christmas holiday when he struck a Palm tree with his motorcycle and splitting it in half while "traveling at a high rate of speed in the 500 block of North Riverside Drive, cops said.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The best way to make a movie a blockbuster: Try to censor it. The North Korean hackers that hit Sony so they would pull the movie "The Interview" have seen the last laugh is on them.
As a refresher, Sony got hit by hackers because it was planning to release the Seth Rogen/James Franco/Lizzy Caplan comedy "The Interview."
Thousands line streets for New Smyrna Beach Christmas Parade with return of familiar face: Mayor Jim Hathaway
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Count 3-year-old Emma Larkowski among the 10,000 thousand or so locals who loved the 2014 New Smyrna Beach Christmas Parade, certinly among the longest and most festive in Volusia County, with newly-elected Mayor Jim Hathaway serving as the grand marshal.
Hathaway returned to the City Commission with his overwhelming victory in the November general elections over then-Commissioner Jack Grasty after a two-year absence, having given up his municipal post and 18 years of tenure to run for a seat on the County Council in 2012.
Jon Kaney entrusted with preserving Waverly Media audio recordings in added role of solicitor general, so why didn't he?
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- What follows is a communication to Volusia County officials in the wake of the Headline Surfer® denied access to the Waverly Media audio recording witness interviews under the care & trust of the county's outside investigator & inspector general, Jon Kaney, because they have been destroyed, even though by Florida law they were deemed public records:
Waverly Media audio recordings in care of Volusia County Council-hired investigator Jon Kaney 'no longer exist'
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The audio recordings created by court reporters to supplement written transcripts in the Waverly Media sworn interviews of two dozen witnesses and under the custody and care of County Council-hired investigator Jonathan Kaney, Jr. have been discarded.
This, despite the fact, that under Florida Public Records Law, these audio recordings, once created are public records and must be retained by government responsible for them.
Headline Surfer® learned of this unprecedented development in a public records request for 25 audio recorded interviews in an email reply from County Attorney Daniel Eckert.
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