Danielle Duke with her late brother, Adam Royce DukeAdam Duke with a nephewLocal family copes with loss of young man on Father's Day weekend

Adam Royce Duke, shown at far left with his sister Danielle on his Facebook page, was struck and killed by a train in Edgewater. A remembrance photo of him with a nephew placed after his Tuesday death on his profile page, describes him as "Son, Brother, Friend."

EDGEWATER -- The man killed after slipping on the railroad tracks while throwing rocks at a train has been identified by cops as 24-year-old Adam Royce Duke.

And a local family remembering the loss of a father now come to grips with the loss of his son, a young man with a life filled with possibilities, on this Father's Day weekend. 


EDGEWATER -- A 24-year-old man with two friends was throwing rocks at a train when he fell into its path and was killed overnight, Edgewater police said.

The Florida East Railroad notified Edgewater police at 1:25 a.m. that a northbound train struck the man in the 25oo block of Hibiscus Drive, just north of 26th Street. The victim's name is being withheld while police notify relatives.

Previous train fatality in Edgewater


EDGEWATER -- Police are looking for an unidentified man who robbed the Kennedy Space Coast Federal Union branch on Monday afternoon.

Here is a synopsis of what happened as described in a media release this morning: At approximately 3:08pm an unidentified white male entered the Kennedy Space Coast Federal Credit Union located at 2810 South Ridgewood Ave. He handed the teller a note demanding money and left the bank with an undetermined amount of money. He then ran from the bank heading south on South Ridgewood Avenue.


Edwater Councilwoman Gigi BenningtonEdgewater Councilman Gene EmterGigi Bennington and Gene Emter had no opposition in qualifying for their seats Friday on the Edgewater City Council.

EDGEWATER -- Incumbents Gigi Bennington and Councilman Gene Emter have been returned to their respective seats on the Edgewater City Council because no one else challenged them in the 2012 elections.

With qualifying ended noon Friday, Bennington, of district 2, and Emter, of district 4, were awarded four-year terms.

Bennington was first elected in 2007, and Gene Emter in a special election earlier this year to fill the seat held by Ted Cooper who died suddenly of a heart attack in November.


EDGEWATER -- A 24-year-old Edgewater woman is reported missing and police are asking the public's help in locating her.

Christine Lavoie and her mother were arguing in their home 6 p.m. Tuesday when the daughter ran from the residence after threatening to commit suicifde, police said.

"Christine has not been heard from since and her whereabouts are unknown at this time," Edgewater police said today in a press release.

 Christine Lavoie is described as a white, 5 feet 4 and 130 pounds. She has brown eyes, long straight dirty-blonde hair, facial piercings and a tattoo of “Bella Vita” on her right forearm. She was wearing a white T-shirt and denim capris.  


EDGEWATER -- Police are withholding the name of a man struck and killed overnight Thursday, while he was crossing the road in the vicinity of the 300 block of North Ridgewood Avenue, while they make every effort to contact family members.

Here is a synopsis of what happened as described by Edgewater cop C. Anderson in the 12:04 a.m. incident i a press release: "A white male was discovered in the roadway by a patrolling police officer. The male had just been struck by a vehicle as he crossed the roadway."



Postal truck catches fire in Edgewater, FL.Photos for NSBNews.net by Thomas Conroy / A mail truck caught fire Thursday in Edgewater as shown here, but the carrier saved the mail inside.

EDGEWATER -- The post office motto states: "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." It doesn't say anything about the mail truck catching fire.

That is exactly what occuured in the 1400 block of Willow Oak Drive in the Florida Shores subdivision when a U.S. Postal Service carrier's mail truck caught fire while he was making his appointed rounds Thursday afternoon.


Brian BouchardIsiah MitchellBrian Bouchard, 21, is accused of beating 14-month-old Isaiah Mitchell so badly he is on life support at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach.

EDGEWATER -- While a 14-month old baby remains on life support with head injuries, his alleged abuser's run from the law lasted a mere seven hours with the apprehension Thursday of 21-year-old Brian Bouchard.

Acting on a tip, Volusia County Sheriff's deputies stopped a car near Acee Drive and Tatum Boulevard in Edgewater at 10:30 p.m., agency spokesman Gary Davidson said.

"And sure enough, their suspect, 21-year-old Brian Bouchard, was a passenger in the vehicle," Davidson said.


EDGEWATER -- In effort to promote Bicycle Safety, the Edgewater Police Department and the Edgewater Rotary Club have teamed up with Edgewater Elementary School and Indian River Elementary School to compete in a coloring contest to encourage bicycle / helmet safety.

On Wednesday, March 28, the classroom teachers will choose three winners from each grade level. The winners will be announced by Edgewater Police Chief Dave Arcieri the next day for Indian River Elementary and that Friday for Edgewater Elementary.


NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The SPCA is sponsoring two pet shot clinics Saturday:11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Kmart plaza on State Road 44 in New Smyrna Beach, and from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Family Dollar store on U.S. 1 in Edgewater.
These clinics are open to everyone and a veterinarian will be on hand to perform the shots. They only take cash at the clinics. If you need more information, please call 386-748-8993.