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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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DELTONA -- Come enjoy the hauntingly good music of Jim Nelson “The Entertainer” as the city celebrates the Deltona Parks & Recreation Senior Halloween Costume Ball, 5-8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21 at the Lakeshore Community Center, 980 Lakeshore Drive.

Wear your best costume as prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in a costume contest. Tickets are $2 at the door, but the sinister snacks are free. Door prizes will be awarded and photographers from the photo department at Walgreens will take pictures available for purchase at Walgreens the next day.

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Are you ready for some football? Well, if you're a Cudas fan, you'll have to wait until Saturday because tonight's game against Pine Ridge is cancelled because of heavy rain over the best two days that has drenched the field at New Smyrna Beach Stadium. Instead the 7 p.m. game with Pine Ridge will be played at Pine Ridge Stadium in Deltona. In the meantime, you can enjoy highlights from New Smyrna Beach High's home opener against Astronaut of Titusville.

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DELTONA -- A special breakfast to celebrate Deltona Seniors will be held 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 23 at the Deltona Community Center, 980 Lakeshore Drive.

The Senior Citizen Celebration Breakfast, sponsored by Deltona Parks & Recreation, is only $2.50 per person and includes eggs, pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee.

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DELTONA -- The obvious question as to how a 1-year-old Deltona boy ended up in the bottom of a family pool with such a tragic ending has been answered: "The mother was in the kitchen preparing dinner and lost sight of the child briefly," Volusia Country Sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson told NSBNews.net.

The Sheriff's Office is continuing its investigation into the drowning of the baby, identified as Chase Wilson.

Davidson said he did not have the mother's name or those of other immediate family members readily available and that the circumstances surrounding the drowning were explained to him by one of the investigators.

The baby is the youngest of what are now six small-child pool drowning fatalities in Volusia County this year.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to 754 Leeward Drive after receiving a 911 call at 5:18 p.m. reporting that the baby had been found at the bottom of the pool. The victim wasn't breathing when he was removed from the pool. The mother and father and a grandparent were at the house at the time of the incident, Davidson said.

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DELTONA -- A 1-year-old boy drowned in a backyard swimming pool late this afternoon in Deltona. He is the youngest of six pre-school-age children to die in pool drownings this year in Volusia County.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to 754 Leeward Drive after receiving a 911 call at 5:18 p.m. reporting that the baby had been found at the bottom of the pool, agency spokesman Gary Davidson said.

The baby, Chase Wilson, wasn’t breathing when he was removed from the pool. The child’s mother and father and a grandparent were at the house at the time of the incident, Davidson said.

"A Sheriff’s Office telecommunicator coached a frantic family member over the phone on CPR procedures while help was quickly sent to the house," Davidson said.

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