Bad News For City of Port Orange?

Beacononlinenews.com August 08, 2013 West Volusia Beacon 110 W. New York Ave. DeLand, FL 32720 386-734-4622 Fiscal fitness eludes Volusia YMCAs News image BEACON PHOTO/PAT ANDREWS Standing together — Volusia-Flagler Family YMCA Executive Director Teresa Rogers, left, and Chief Financial Officer Lauren Kennedy take a break from talking money in the corporate offices, located at…

Beach patrol officer fired for online comments about Trayvon Martin

VOLUSIA COUNTY — A beach patrol officer accused of making racially insensitive comments about Trayvon Martin online has been fired. Michael Snipes, a lifeguard supervisor with the Volusia County Division of Beach Safety, was dismissed in a memo dated Friday, Aug. 9. Snipes posted offensive comments on his Facebook page, according to the county, after…

Fox Sports 1 aims to get ESPN watchers to switch channels

I think it’s time for ESPN to get a little competition, don’t you?” That tough talk is coming from an unlikely source — 81-year-old Regis Philbin. The former daytime television talk show host and David Letterman foil is one of the faces of Fox Sports 1, the cable network launching Saturday that is the latest…

Florida Sheriffs Association announces support of ‘stand your ground’

Florida Sheriffs Association announces support of ‘stand your ground’ The Florida Sheriffs Association announced Friday that it supports the “stand your ground” law, saying it falls in line with the “well-established” right to self-defense. The state’s sheriffs voted unanimously this week in favor of supporting the law, which has been especially controversial since the shooting…

Volusia County says no to proposed ‘beer bike’

Posted: Aug 09, 2013 2:44 PM By Mike Synan, Reporter – DELAND, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -Volusia County has turned down a proposal for a new business in Daytona Beach that would serve beer on a 15-seat bicycle, referred to as “Beer Wheel Drive.” County Manager Jim Dinneen explained to the council that they…

Opinion: NSA secrets kill our trust – CNN.com

Editor’s note: Bruce Schneier is a security technologist and author of “Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust Society Needs to Survive.” (CNN) — In July 2012, responding to allegations that the video-chat service Skype — owned by Microsoft — was changing its protocols to make it possible for the government to eavesdrop on users, Corporate…

First Lavabit, now Silent Circle: Another U.S. secure email service closes to protect users

Silent Circle, co-founded by email security guru Phil Zimmermann, has pulled out of the secure email business. It was a pre-emptive measure inspired by Lavabit’s self-shuttering, and a worrying sign for the U.S.-hosted secure communications industry. Silent Circle, the provider of a range of secure communications services, has pre-emptively closed its Silent Mail email service…

Volusia reports state’s newest stomach-bug case

Health officials in Volusia County are investigating their first case of a food-borne illness that has affected more than 500 people in 16 states. On Thursday the Florida Health Department announced a total of 27 cyclospora cases in the state, one of which required hospitalization. The most recent case was reported in Volusia County. Flagler…

County school worker arrested in copper theft case

DELAND — An Orange County school worker stole copper from school sites and sold it in Volusia County, according to investigators who arrested the man Thursday. Volusia County deputies started investigating last month when a recycling center in DeLand reported a customer scrapped nearly 2,000 pounds of copper wire in about a month at the…

Port Orange Police Explorers

Port Orange Police Department · Port Orange Police Explorer Post #2445 Now Taking Applications!! * OUR FIRST CLASS STARTS: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28 FROM 6- 730 PM AT POPD The mission of the Port Orange Police Explorers is to provide in-depth, firsthand experience into the field of law enforcement and the criminal justice system. This will…

Volusia Co. Sheriff’s helicopter makes emergency landing on beach

Ponce Inlet, Fla. — A Volusia County Sheriff’s helicopter made an emergency landing on the beach Wednesday morning. According a sheriff’s spokesman, the helicopter, Air One, was on a routine flight when the crew felt a shudder in the engine. The pilot decided to make an emergency landing. The helicopter landed safely, under power, just…

2 Florida Mayors Arrested on Bribery Charges

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested two South Florida mayors on bribery-related charges. The United States attorney’s office said that Mayor Michael Pizzi of Miami Lakes and Mayor Manuel Marono of Sweetwater were taken into custody Tuesday at their offices. According to prosecutors, Mr. Pizzi and a lobbyist, Richard F. Candia, were involved in…

2 Dead in New Smyrna hit-and-run

Update  NEW SMYRNA BEACH —  A man has been arrested in a deadly hit-and-run crash in New Smyrna.  Brian Kennedy from Edgewater is accused of fleeing the scene of a crash, where two people were killed.   A Volusia County man made a grisly discovery in the tall grass while riding his scooter along State…