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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Jim Foster, who was the fourth president of Daytona International Speedway, has died after a 10-year battle with alzheimer's disease. He was 91.

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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.

Videos

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YouTube download / AP video / Police say a pair of wild boars have gone on the rampage and injured at least four people in the northern German town of Heide. (Oct. 20)

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YouTube download / AP video / Astronauts went spacewalking Friday to provide some necessary focus to the ISS's robot arm. The main job for the spacewalking duo was to replace a blurry camera on the new robotic hand that was installed during a spacewalk two weeks ago. (Oct. 20)
 

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YouTube download / AP video / A convicted cop killer who sued Alabama over its lethal injection method was put to death Thursday night. Torrey Twane McNabb, 40, was convicted of killing Montgomery police officer Anderson Gordon in 1997, shooting him five times. (Oct. 20)

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YouTube download / AP video / Highlights of this day in history: First victim dies in post-Sept. 11th anthrax scare; VP candidates spar over JFK; The Beatles release 'Love Me Do'; 'Monty Python' premieres; Baseball's Barry Bonds tops single-season runs record. (Oct. 5)

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YouTube download / RealMediaNews / Eight days after Hurricane Maria decimated Puerto Rico, leaving the American island struggling for basic supplies and almost completely without power, a three-star general was dispatched to the territory to act as the Joint Force Land Component Commander and will work with FEMA during the recovery. During today’s White House press briefing, Homeland Security adviser Tom Bossert was questioned on why it took so long to make this move. Meanwhile, NBC News reported that US officials were acknowledging that President Donald Trump’s response to the disaster was too slow.

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YouTube download / You Tube video / Hurricane Maria pounded Puerto Rico as shown in this raw footage nine days ago.

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