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DBPD: 33 Arrests Made Following New Panhandling Ordinance

Daytona Beach, FL –Â Over 30 individuals end up in jail following the passing of a brand new panhandling ordinance. When the new Daytona Beach panhandling ordinance was approved last week (February 6th), it wasn’t exactly clear when enforcement would begin. But Daytona Beach police actually began enforcing the new ordinance just 24 hours after it’s passing. In following the ... Read More »

Owner Questions Vet’s Report That His Dog Is Dead

Ormond Beach, FL –Â The vet hospital originally said his dog is dying. Then they said she was recovering before saying that she was dead, leaving the owner looking for answers. On Monday (February 11th), an Ormond Beach police officer traveling down Atlantic Boulevard was flagged down by an individual, 21-year-old Michael Shehan, saying that he accidentally shot himself and ... Read More »

SeaWorld Rescues Orphaned Underweight Manatee

Orange City, FL –Â A manatee, which was rehabilitated once before, finds its way back into the care of SeaWorld Orlando. SeaWorld first met Buckeye the manatee back in September of 2015 when he was found in Daytona Beach, severely underweight. Buckeye spent more than two years in SeaWorld’s care with round-the-clock attention and bottle feedings before being transferred to ... Read More »

Volusia GOP Chair Passes Away From Cancer

Ormond By The Sea, FL – The head of Volusia County’s Republican Party has passed away. Tony Ledbetter died this morning from cancer, according to a Facebook post from the Volusia County Republican Party. A memorial service is set for ten days from now at Volusia Memorial Home in Port Orange. Ledbetter – whose official title was the Chair of ... Read More »