Motorsports

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A year ago, it was Ricky Stenhouse who won the war of attrition and NASCAR's signature July race under the lights at Daytona International Speedway.

It was Stenhouse who be the cause of attrition Saturday night with the "Big One" that claimed half the field. But it was a little-known driver, Erik Jones, who passed the reigning series champion, Martin Truex Jr by .125 of a second at the finish line to win the Coke Zero Sugar 400.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Running second with a few laps left on June 12, 2013, Jason Leffler was involved in a crash during a sprint car heat race at the 58-mile Bridgeport Speedway in  Logan Township, NJ, resulting in his  his car suffering a front suspension failure that caused it to crash into a wall and flip over repeatedly.

THE BEACHES

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Memorial Day Forecast: 70% chance of rain, but for those planning to hit the beaches anyway in Daytona, New Smyrna, Ormond, Ponce Inlet & the Shores, here are safety tips from Volusia County

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Melbourne are predicting a 70 percent chance of rain on Memorial Day for Central Florida, but that won't keep people from hitting the beaches.

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Far cry from monster in movie Jaws: Mount Dora fisherman bitten by 3-foot lemon shark after freeing it from hook in Ponce Inlet; boy, 12, bitten in Daytona

PONCE INLET, Fla.  -- So much for kindness: a 3-foot Lemon shark turned around and nipped a Mount Dora man on the foot after the fisherman went through the trouble of releasing it from his fishing hook on Sunday, the second of two shark-bite incidents reported over the Memorial Day weekend.

Top Stories

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2017 ReWIND: Top 100 Stories for greater Daytona, Sanford & Orlando (96-100)

Countdown of the Headline Surfer Top 100 stories of 2017...This sgment: 96-100
96. Biker Danny Eslick wins third Daytona 200

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Danny Eslick took his third Daytona 200 win on Saturday, March 18, after making a last lap pass in turn four of Daytona International Speedway.

Education

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Port Orange Mayor Don Burnette tags along with Spruce Creek Elementary kids in National Walk to School Day

PORT ORANGE, Fla. -- Being the face of municipal government for Port Orange Mayor Don Burnette entails some really exciting duties like sitting through long-winded city council budget hearings, posing for grip-and-grin ribbon cuttings and sitting some more for the steady diet of community chicken dinner events.

Videos

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YouTube download / AP video/Peter Hamlin / A look at how Puerto Rico became a U.S. territory and how its residents became American. 

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YouTube download / AP video / (14 Sep 2018) Hurricane Florence made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane, bringing a life-threatening storm surge and hurricane-strength winds to the North Carolina coast. The storm is expected to head toward Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in the coming hours.

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YouTube download / AP video / (14 Sep 2018) A series of gas explosions killed a teenager, injured at least 10 other people and ignited fires in at least 39 homes in three communities north of Boston on Thursday. Authorities said Leonel Rondon, 18, died after a chimney fell on his car.

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YouTube download / AP video / New York Jets rookie Sam Darnold reflects on bouncing back from throwing pick-6 on first NFL pass. (Sept. 11)

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YouTube download / AP video / (11 Sep 2018) California Gov. Jerry Brown says the state plans to cut fossil fuel use for energy needs by 2045. He outlined the plan in an interview with The Associated Press Monday, and spoke of his hopes for Democrats in the November midterm elections.

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YouTube download / AP video / (10 Sep 2018) White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Donald Trump received a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, describing it as a "very warm, very positive letter."

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