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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Headline Surfer YouTube download / AP video / An ambulance was seen leaving the area around a cave in northern Thailand on Monday. AP cannot confirm who is in it, but officials had announced that they started phase two of their rescue operation. Four boys were pulled out on Sunday. (July 9)

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Headline Surfer YouTube download / AP video / Authorities say at least one person was killed in a helicopter crash in a residential area in Williamsburg, Virginia. The crash started a fire in a townhouse complex. (July 9)

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YouTube download / AP Video / Romulo Gonzalez Rodriguez survived a kidnapping in his native Guatemala, only to be separated from his then two-year-old daughter by U.S. officials at the border with Mexico. Now reunited with is daughter, he hopes for asylum in the U.S. (June 20)

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YouTube download / AP video / The summer solstice brought the longest day of the year if you live north of the equator. It marks the first official day of summer (June 20).

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YouTube download / AP video / U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released video of agents arresting more than 100 workers at a meatpacking plant in Salem, Ohio on Tuesday. The workers are accused of immigration violations. (June 20)

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YouTube download / AP video / Stephen Curry hit nine 3-pointers - a new NBA Finals record - and scored 33 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 122-103 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night. The Warriors now lead the Finals 2-0 (June 4).

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