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DELTONA -- The loss of the Space Shuttle from the place it took flight this Tuesday morning is a sad day indeed for all of us in Volusia County, the Sunshine State and across America. It is more then an end of an era.

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Snoopy is reunited with his owner, Bob Johnson, on Friday.

DELTONA -- Snoopy the pit bull made a lot of friends on Facebook during his nearly month-long quarantine for nipping at another dog -- more than 24,000 of them -- and on Friday he was sprung from doggie jail to his Deltona owner.

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DELTONA -- A 26-year-old woman was struck and killed early Wednesday night after she stepped into the path of an oncoming vehicle while crossing Howland Boulevard in Deltona, a Volusia Ciunty Sheriff's spokesman said.

The crash, which occurred at  6:20 p.m. where Howland and Courtland boulevards intersect, is under investigation by the Sheriff's Office. Shinnique Comer, a Deltona resident, was crossing the road when she was struck by a mini-van that was traveling westbound on Howland Boulevard.

"Several people witnessed the collision and called 911 to report the crash to the Sheriff's Office," agency spokesman Brandon Haught said. "Deputies were on-scene within 4 minutes, where an off-duty paramedic was attempting to revive the victim. Witnesses told deputies that she was talking on a cell phone while crossing the street."

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DELTONA -- The city is sponsoring a blood drive, “Guns N’ Hoses: Law Enforcement vs. Firefighters” for Florida’s Blood Center’s from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday. Their mobile collection unit will be in the parking lot at City Hall, 2345 Providence Blvd.

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Manny MesseguerWillie MitchellManny Messeguer and linebacker Willie Mitchell of the University of Central Football program are grand marshall's for Deltona's first-ever Christmas parade.

DELTONA -- The city has chosen two members of the University of Central Florida Football program as grand marshalls for the inaugural Deltona Christmas Parade which begins at 6 p.m. Saturday on Providence Boulevard.

Manny Messeguer, special assistant to UCF football coach George O’Leary, and UCF linebacker Willie Mitchell, will ride in the parade as grand marshalls.

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By Pat Northey
 
Volusia County Council vice chairwoman and Deltona resident
This guest blog is written exclusively for NSBNews.net

 

DELTONA -- We have a tradition at our Thanksgiving table. As we enjoy dinner we go around the table and everyone says what they are thankful for. Some of the comments are thoughtful, some funny and sometimes the young ones struggle with the concept of expressing what they are thankful for.

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Thomas FeyCourtesy photo / Thomas Fey, wanted on two counts of attempted murder in the Sunday stabbings of his parents in the Deltona home they shared, has been apprehended.

DELTONA -- Thomas Fey, the 28-year-old Deltona man wanted on a warrant accusing him of stabbing his parents over the weekend, was apprehended tonight in Hernando County after a chase through four counties, A Volusia County Sheriff's spokesman confirmed.

Orange, Lake, Sumter and Hernando Counties by deputies after he reports earlier in the day had him seen in several Central Florida communities.

"The suspect was captured this evening and has been taken into custody in Hernando County," Gary Davidson, spokesman for Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson, told NSBNews.net.

"Thomas Fey's vehicle was first spotted in Orange County by an Oakland Police Officer. Fey sped from the scene, west into Lake County, where Lake County Sheriff's deputies joined in the pursuit.

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Thomas FeyCourtesy photo / Thomas Fey of Deltona, shown in this photo, is wanted by law enforcement in connection with a double stabbing earlier tonight. If you see him, please call 9-1-1.

DELTONA -- The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is on the scene of a stabbing incident in the 3100-block of Hyder Ave, involving two victims known by the suspected attacker, 28-year-old Thomas Fey.

"Deputies were notified at approximately 5 p.m. that two adults, one man and one woman, had been stabbed multiple times by a person known to them," Sheriff's spokesman Brandon Haught told NSBNews.net.

Both victims, whose names were not released while the apprehension of their suspected attacker continues, were transported by Sheriff's Office helicopter to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach.

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Hazel RobbinsPhoto of Hazel Robbins of Deltona

DELTONA -- Hazel Robbins, the 86-year-old woman with Alheimer's reported missing Wednesday, was found safe several hours later about a half mile from her Deltona home, a Volusia County Sheriff's spokesman said.

A resident on Wakefield Circle, about a half-mile from where Robbins went missing, spotted her in his backyard at 2:25 p.m. 

Robbins was reported missing by her son at 10:16 a.m.

According to the son, Robbins -- who suffers from Alzheimer's Disease and congestive heart failure -- was home at 6 a.m., but walked away from their residence at 1107 Hastings Drive sometime afterwards.

The son called the Sheriff's Office after he drove around the neighborhood and couldn't find his mother.

More than a dozen patrol deputies, assisted by a K-9 unit, investigators and Sheriff's Office helicopter, searched for Robbins and checked area businesses, parks and cab companies," Sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson told NSBNews.net.

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Hazel RobbinsIf you have seen the woman in this photo, identified as Hazel Robbins of Deltona, the Volusia County Sheriff's Ofiice wants you to call 9-1-1.

DELTONA -- The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating 86-year-old Hazel Robbins who wandered away from her home this morning.

Robbins was reported missing by her son at 10:16 a.m.

According to the son, Robbins -- who suffers from Alzheimer's Disease and congestive heart failure -- was home at 6 a.m., but walked away from their residence at 1107 Hastings Drive sometime afterwards.

The son called the Sheriff's Office after he drove around the neighborhood and couldn't find his mother.

"More than a dozen patrol deputies, assisted by a K-9 unit, investigators and Sheriff's Office helicopter, are searching for Robbins and checking area businesses, parks and cab companies," Sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson told NSBNews.net.

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