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Florida University System Looks For Funding Boost


Tallahassee, FL – The Florida Board of Governors is ready to consider a $5.2 billion budget request for the state university system for next year, representing a 3.6 percent increase in spending and including $75 million in additional state performance funding. The proposal, which will be considered by the university-system board during a two-day meeting that begins Wednesday at New ... Read More »

Edgewater School Locked Down During Burglar Search


Edgewater, FL – An elementary school was briefly placed on lockdown this morning after shots were fired during some kind of burglary. The Edgewater Police Department says it happened around 8 this morning at a home on the 2900 block of India Palm Drive, around a quarter-mile from Indian River Elementary School. EPD Officer Joe Mahoney says a woman who ... Read More »

VCSO: Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrest


DeLand, FL – A traffic stop of an unregistered car leads to Volusia County Sheriff’s Office finding drugs. Just after 1:30 Saturday afternoon (September 8th), a VCSO deputy watched as a gray 2004 Ford Mustang ran a stop sign near the 500 block of East Euclid Avenue near Spec Martin Stadium. When the deputy stopped the vehicle, he met with ... Read More »

Carjacking & Kidnapping Chase Ends In Crash


South Daytona, FL –Â A chase between law enforcement and a suspect wanted for kidnapping and carjacking ends in a crash involving three children. South Daytona police alerted all local departments around 5:30 yesterday evening (September 10th) when 26-year-old Ervin Sims allegedly stole a van with his girlfriend’s children inside, all three aged around one year old. They say Sims ... Read More »