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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The weather on Christmas is shaping up to be picture perfect for Central Florida, but more immediately it's going to be cold tonight with patchy frost after 3 am, according to the National Weather Service in Melbourne.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla -- Henry Frederick was the most prolific metro reporter in the newsroom in his 8 1/2-years with the Daytona Beach News-Journal, from 1996 to 2004, amassing more journalism-industry awards than any other reporter.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- International Speedway Corporation has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Racing Electronics based in Concord, NC., both companies stated in a joint written statement.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Is it possible for any elected politician or wannabe politician in East Central Florida who has outdone Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood with his incessant personal attacks on those he sees as his mortal enemy and labeling them "Scumbags?" 

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla -- There is a 90 percent chance of rain by noon today and a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms between noon and 3 p.m., then a slight chance of showers by late afternoon, according to the latest forecast for greater Daytona Beach from the National Weather Service in Melbourne.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Never in his worst nightmare did Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett ever dream he'd make national headlines of his own 3 1/2 years after a jury in Seminole County acquitted George Zimmerman of second-degree murder in the 2012 shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

DELAND, FLA. -- 685 days have passed since Sheriff Mike Chitwood, the Scumbag Eradicator, was sworn into office. His first deliberate action: Ban  Central Florida's most prolific reporter from his press conferences, cut off the email media alerts, deny the press cards -- do everything he can to minimize the threat that he knows can upstage his mediocrity and overt cartoonish mannerisms.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The first opportunity for rain, and even then, it's slight, is a 20 percent chance of precipitation on Thanksgiving evening for greater Daytona Beach, according to the National Weather Service in Melbourne.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR announced Friday that it had made a non-binding offer to acquire outstanding shares of International Speedway Corp. not already owned by the billionaire France Family.

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By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

1. Ashley Moody, R, Attorney General winner, 130,385 

2. Rick Scott, R, US Senate winner, 125,592

3. Jimmy Patronis, R, CFO winner, 125,852

4. Ron DeSantis, R, Governor winner 124,692

5. Matt Caldwell, R, Comm. of Agriculture winner, 122,589

6. Michael Waltz, R, CD6 winner, 122,467

7. Nancy Soderberg, D, CD6 loser,  103,626

8. Bill Nelson, D, US Senate loser, 102,624

9. Nicole "Nikki" Fried, D, Comm. of Agriculture loser, 100,702

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