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Videos by Multimedia Editor Sera Frederick. NSBNEWS.net endorses Joe Horrox and Dennis Craig for circuit judge, group 5, and doesn't give either an edge.

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Video by Multimedia Editor Sera Frederick. NSBNEWS.net endorses Don Holmes for circuit judge, seat 10.

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Video by Multimedia Editor Sera Frederick.  NSBNEWS.net endorses Stan Schmidt for Volusia County School Board, district 3, in Tuesday's general elections.

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DAYTONA BEACH -- A freight train struck and killed a woman woman and critically injured a girl with her Saturday morning at West International Speedway Boulevard near Charles Street, emergency officials said.

The two were struck on or near the tracks by the northbound train at 11:30 a.m. and were found by rescuers less than a hundred feet from the railroad crossing arms. The woman was pronounced dead on the scene by paramedics and the girl was rushed to Halifax Medical Center with broken bones, fire spokesman Larry Stoney confirmed.

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Jim Hunter, NASCAR's vice president of Corporate Communications, smiles during news conference at Richmond International Raceway on Sept. 7, 2007. Hunter served the sport for more than 40 years as a journalist, promoter and executive.

DAYTONA BEACH – NASCAR Vice President of Corporate Communications Jim Hunter, whose career in motorsports spanned portions of six decades as both a journalist and public relations professional, died Friday night in Daytona Beach following a 12-month battle with cancer. He was 71.

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A 50-plus acre brush fire in the Seville-Pierson area was contained Friday night, but firefighters will continue fighting the blaze in the Volusian Forest Trail, just east of U.S. 17 near Lake George.

PIERSON -- Homes were threatened at one point Friday, but firefighters were able to finally get a handle by nightfall on a brush fire that swelled from 15 to 50-plus acres, possibly caused by a lightning strike.

Several homes were threatened by winds heated up from the fire in the Pierson Seville area Friday afternoon. Moderate winds, that were hot and moving fast, threatened at least two homes, but firefighters were able to contain the fire by then. The fire was moving east near Lake George, off of U.S. 17, and in the vicinity of 260 Volusian Forest Trail

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Javarzia Anthuan Evans and Sanchez Demario Clark were charged with armed robbery Thursday of the Right Stop convenience store on North Dixie Freeway. 

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Two men were apprehended Thursday night, 17 hours after  they walked into a newly opened convenience store at 3 a.m. and robbed it, New Smyrna Beach police said.

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DELAND -- Dr. Roberta Favis, professor of art history and curator of the Vera Bluemner Kouba Collection at Stetson University, will present a gallery talk Thursday, Nov. 11, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center, 139 E. Michigan Ave., DeLand. The talk is free and open to the public.

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ORMOND BEACH -- A man reported missing Wednesday evening while hanging out with a friend on the beach was discovered dead shortly after midnight Thursday, a Volusia County Sheriff's spokesman said.

An autopsy on Steven Price, 32, performed Thursday morning by the Volusia County Medical Examiner’s Office preliminarily indicated that he had drowned and that no foul play is suspected. Price was a transient who had been in Florida less than 24 hours. He and a friend had arrived in Orlando via Amtrak train and hitchhiked to Daytona Beach.

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