Julia T. Burk, 4, of Deltona, FL is reported missing / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® /
Anyone who has any information on the whereabouts of Julia T. Burk, 14, of Deltona, shown here, is asked to immediately dial 9-1-1 and ask for the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.

DELTONA, Fla. -- Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing and possibly endangered 14-year-old Deltona girl who was last seen at her home Monday night, an agency spokesman said.

Julia T. Burk was last seen around 10:30 p.m. at her family’s house on Cherokee Pride Trail.

"She is believed to be on foot," Sheriff's spokesman Andrew Gant told Headline Surfer®. "Her clothing description is unknown. Her family reported her missing at about 6 a.m. Tuesday after waking up and discovering she was gone."


Anthony DeFeo, combative with deputies responding to 9-1-1 call of suspicious person in Deltona roadway, screams: 'I'm gonna die tonight!'

Daytona Beach News-Jouyrnal reporter arrested for kicking deputy, VCSO, says / Headline Surfer®

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Anthony Defeo, a reporter for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, is shown in a mug shot taken at the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach shortly after his 12:37 a.m. Saturday arrest in Deltona.

DAYTONA BEACH -- A Daytona Beach News-Journal reporter bonded out of the Volusia County Branch Jail this morning after he was arrested and booked on two felony charges for allegedly fighting with deputies while intoxicated -- including allegedly kicking one of them in the mid-section -- when they responded to a 9-1-1 call of a suspicious person in the middle of a road in Deltona.


Fred Lowery speaking and self promoting in DeBary, FL / Headline Surfer®Dis 5 county councilman does bidding for influential Daytona insiders who comprised 80% of his campaign funding while dissing media asking about transparency

DEBARY, Fla. -- The newest member of the Volusia County Council has already shown his true colors when it comes to transparency and the opportunity to stand tall for under-paid Sheriff's deputies and sergeants who were negotiating with management in good faith last month when the county declared an impasse -- walked away from talks.


DELAND, Fla. -- The way School Board member Melody McSorley Johnson sees it, colleague John Hill's public demand for the firing of the superintendent of schools before speaking to her privately, may not have been in good taste, but she was quick to add "the handwriting was on the wall" regarding Margaret Smith's decision to retire as soon as today.


Pizza deliveryman robbed locator in Deltona / Headline Surfer®Headline Surfer® graphic /
An empty house was the apparent location for the robbery of a Papa John's pizza deliveryman by eight teenage boys as  shown in this locator map, according to the Volusioa County Flagler Sheriff's Office.

DELTONA, Fla. -- Volusia County sheriff’s deputies tracked down and arrested eight juveniles in connection with the Wednesday afternoon robbery of a pizza delivery driver in Deltona, an agency spokesman said.

Deputies responded around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday after the driver, Colton Reisner, of a local Papa John's, said he was robbed at a house at 1037 Abagail Drive.

Reisner didn’t report any weapons used in the robbery, or any money stolen. He said some of the teens snuck up and threw a blanket or sheet over his head when he knocked on the front door, then took off with pizza, chicken wings and soda. The house was vacant.


Party Lines political Notebook / Headline Surfer®
Citizen watchdog Morton Culligan / Headline Surfer®Joyce Cusack / Headline Surfer®Pat Northey / Headline Surfer®Editor's Note: Morton Culligan of DeBary, a citizen watchdog (shown here at far left), who often appears at Volusia County Council meetings, and an attendee at a public candidate debate for the at-large County Council seat at the Oak Hill City Hall back in June for which candidate Pat Northey (shown here far right) was a no-show, wrote the following after Thursday'sCounty Council meeting and sent it to local media outlets. Culligan was reacting to Councilman Joshua Wagner's criticism of Northey for the mailer on County Council at-large incumbent Joyce Cusack (shown here in the middle). Culligan's reference to 'Fast Freddy' is Fred Lowry, candidate for the district 5 seat Northey now holds, but is term-limited in, which is why she's challenging Cusack. Lowry is battling fellow candidate Rich Gailey of DeBary, who won the August primary:

DELAND, Fla. -- Whats next? Big Spat at Volusia Council meeting. Pat Northey slips back into the gutter -- again.


Charise Torres, 17, of Enterprise, reported as a runaway / Headline Surfer®Teen girl hasn't been seen or heard from since Saturday

Photo for Headline Surfer® / If you see this girl, 17-year-old Charise Torres, reported missing from a children's home in Enterprise since Saturday, please call the Volusia County Sheriff's Office at 386-689-2830.

ENTERPRISE, Fla. -- The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding 17-year-old runaway Charise Torres.

Charise took off on Saturday night from the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home in Enterprise and hasn't been seen or heard from since by her caregivers, authorities said.

"While she isn’t believed to be in any danger, Charise is on medication for a diagnosed medical condition," Sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson told Headline Surfer® on Tuesday. "Because of her condition, authorities are anxious to find Charise to make sure she’s O.K. and receives necessary medical care."


Sheriff's spokesman: Ankle monitoring device found in Burger King bathroom

Andrew Rodriguez captured in Deltona after VCSO claimed he absconded from jail / Headline Surfer®DELTONA, Fla. -- The search has ended for an inmate who failed to return to the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach after a court-authorized furlough to attend a funeral over the weekend.

Andrew Rodriguez, 27, was captured at 11:01 p.m. Monday after an anonymous call led Sheriff’s deputies to his whereabouts.

"Late Monday night, a tip received through Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida led deputies to the house on Evergreen Avenue," Sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson told Headline Surfer® this morning shortly after his capture.

"Just as deputies were heading into the house to search for Rodriguez, he bolted out of a side door and was quickly captured without offering resistance."


The Sunday Conversation: At-large County Councilwoman Joyce Cusack / Headline Surfer®

Incumbent has never lost an election & plans to keep that streak intact Nov. 4

Volusia County Councilwoman Joyce Cusack / Headline Surfer®DAYTONA BEACH -- At-large Councilwoman Joyce Cusack knew the so-called Waverly investigation was a farce -- a certifiable "witchhunt" -- from the onset pushed by the likes of her opponent, district 5 term-limited Councilwoman Patricia Northey.


Drowning locator foe 20-month-old baby in Deltiona pool on Labor Day / Headline Surfer®Headline Surfer® graphic / Labor Day turned tragic with the drowing of a 20-month-old boy in  swimming pool on Ferendina Drive in Deltona as shown in this locator map.

DELTONA -- The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office received a frantic 911 call at 7:45 p.m. about a lifeless baby boy, only 20 months old, being pulled out of a relatives' swimming pool at a in thre 1300 block of  Ferendina Drive on this Labor Day evening.

"Adults at the scene were attempting CPR while awaiting the arrival of deputies and paramedics, but they reported that the child wasn’t responding," Sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson told Headline Surfer®. "Emergency units began arriving at the house about two minutes after the call was received."