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Courtesy photo. Cutline: This photo of Suzanne Kosmas was taken when she was a member of the Florida Legislature. She easily outpolled incumbent Republican Congressman Tom Feeney for the District 24 seat in Washington D.C.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Suzanne Kosmas of New Smyrna Beach was sworn into office Tuesday as part of the 111th Congress.

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Courtesy photos. Cutline: Kristilyn Smith, 25, and her father, Alton Everett Smith, 46, were both charged today with incest. Both are from Palm Coast. The father was apprehended Monday in New Smyrna Beach as a fugitive from justice on 37 counts of child pornography. His wife, Tina Marie Smith, 36, was arrested Dec. 10, on similar child porn charges.

PALM COAST -- Alton Everett Smith, the 46-year-old fugitive from justice apprehended Monday by New Smyrna Beach police and the United States Marshall Service after trying to escape by climbing down six stories from the Oceania Beach Club on the beachside, has now been charged by Flagler County authorities with felony incest with his own daughter, 25-year-old Kristilyn Smith. She, too, was charged today with incest.

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Everything from ballroom dance to doing the YMCA is on tap at the Brannon Center 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, starting this Thursday.

This will be a time to party, make new friends, and bring your own group and dance.

There's a big Valentine’s Party Thursday, Feb. 12.

Tickets are $5 at the door, for more information, please call Nicole Charbonneau at (386) 424-2280. The Brannon Center is at 105 S. Riverside Drive in New Smyrna Beach.

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Courtesy photo. Cutline: Alton Everett Smith, 46, of Palm Coast, was apprehended in New Smyrna Beach this morning as a fugitive from justice on 37 counts of possession of child pornography.

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Wilfred Glasbrenner, 75, of New Smyrna Beach, a retired master cabinet maker died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008.

Richard "Puffer" Green Jr., 79, of Edgewater, a former linesman for a utilities company, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008.

Jean Myers, 85, of New Smyrna Beach, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008.

Ronald North Sr., 69, of Edgewater, a firefighter for the Turnbull Volunteer Fire Company in New Smyrna Beach, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2008.

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Three local teens were arrested in a stolen car and a handgun recovered following a suspicious motor vehicle stop at 3 a.m. off 10th Street, New Smyrna Beach police reported.

The car was speeding and driving recklessly when cops caught up with it in the parking lot of the Newport Sound Apartments off 10 Street. Three teens jumped out of the car and ran and police caught up with them a short distance later with the help of canine units.

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The stock market for 2008 will go down as a very bad year. Almost every stock had a lower price per share than at the beginning of 2008. It would be wise to read a book or two on investing to help being properly positioned in stocks in 2009. Here are some excellent readings you can find at a book store:

1) The Entrepreneurial Investor: The Art, Science, and Business of Value Investing
Authors: Paul Orfalea & Lance Helfert

2) The Little Book That Beats The Market (Little Books. Big Profits)
Author: Joel Greenblatt

3) It's When You Sell That Counts
Author: Donald Cassidy

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OAK HILL -- The victims in the noon Wednesday double-fatality crash at the intersection of U.S. 1 and Halifax Avenue were identified as 71-year-old Eunice Perkins and 70-year-old Mary Campaigue in their 70s, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- A 24-year-old man was arrested this afternoon on charges of robbing a woman at gunpoint and pistol whipping her the previous day near New Smyrna Beach.

James L. Smith Jr. faces a charge of armed robbery with a weapon for the daylight confrontation. The 33-year-old victim was treated at Bert Fish Medical Center in New Smyrna Beach for her facial injuries and released the same day.

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OAK HILL -- A midday crash at the intersection of U.S. 1 and Halifax Avenue turned deadly when a Dodge Caravan crashed into a Ford Taurus resulting in two deaths, police said.

For unknown reasons, the Dodge van stopped at the stop sign while heading west on Halifax , but then T-boned the Taurus, which was southbound on U.S. 1 passing whle passing under the yellow blinking light. Stop signs are posted on Halifax on both sides of US. 1. A vehicle the van also got caught up in the accident.

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