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Bethune-Cookman routs Johnson (FL) 110-68

Nov. 6, 2019 10:04 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Cletrell Pope had 22 points, 19 rebounds, five assists and five blocks and Bethune-Cookman rolled past Division II Johnson (Fla.) 110-68 on Wednesday night in the Wildcats' season opener. Freshman Joe French and Isaiah Bailey scored 24 points for the Wildcats with Bailey adding...

South Carolina St snaps Bethune-Cookman's 5-game win streak

Oct. 26, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tyrece Nick threw for a touchdown and ran for another as South Carolina State beat Bethune-Cookman 27-19 on Saturday night, snapping the Wildcats' five-game winning streak. Nick opened the scoring with a 1-yard sneak and made it 20-13 with a 13-yard connection to Shaquan Davis....

Column: Tavatanakit takes fast track to LPGA Tour

Oct. 22, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — If everything had gone according to plan, Patty Tavatanakit would be in North Carolina this week preparing for two weeks of the LPGA Q-Series in her bid to earn status on the LPGA Tour. It didn't work out that way. It went much better. That's why the 20-year-old Thai from UCLA is...

Bethune-Cookman holds off Norfolk State 35-22

Oct. 20, 2019 12:19 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Akevious Williams accounted for three touchdowns, Isaac Washington added a touchdown run with a minute remaining and Bethune-Cookman beat Norfolk State 35-22 on Saturday night. Williams was 24-of-36 passing for 274 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and ran for a 3-yard score for...

NASCAR closes $2B purchase of International Speedway Corp.

Oct. 18, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR closed its $2 billion purchase of International Speedway Corp. on Friday, bringing under the sanctioning body's control 12 tracks that include Daytona, Talladega and Miami-Homestead Speedway. The merger was announced in May and shareholders voted to approve it on...

Williams accounts for 4 TDS, Bethune-Cookman tops Morgan St.

Oct. 5, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Akevious Williams threw for 156 yards and three touchdowns — all to Jimmie Robinson — and Bethune-Cookman defeated Morgan State 31-20 on Saturday. Williams, who rushed for 114 yards, scored on a 64-yard run in the second quarter, to give the Wildcats (4-1, 2-0...

Small plane crashes in Florida woods, killing 3 people

Sep. 30, 2019 7:58 AM EDT

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in central Florida say three people are dead after a twin-engine plane crashed into the woods and caught fire. Nearby property owner James Mikell tells The Daytona Beach News-Journal he saw the plane rolling over before it spiraled down Sunday afternoon. He says he heard an...

Mom goes home 5 years after driving van with kids into ocean

Sep. 20, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A South Carolina woman who drove her minivan with her children inside into the Atlantic Ocean in Florida five years ago has been allowed to return home to her family. Volusia County Circuit Judge Raul Zambrano on Thursday allowed 38-year-old Ebony Wilkerson to leave Daytona...

Police: DNA links Florida man to 'serial' slayings of women

Sep. 16, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Three women shot in the head, each dumped a month a part — the 2006 killings scared Daytona Beach's street people so badly that they memorized suspicious men's license plate numbers and gave them to police. And then suddenly the slayings stopped. Ten years later, a...

Florida man accused of firing shot arguing over pit bull

Sep. 13, 2019 9:20 AM EDT

HOLLY HILL, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say a man shot at a moving truck after not wanting to let go of a pit bull. Holly Hill police arrested 23-year-old Eric Neely on charges of aggravated assault with a weapon. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports the truck driver James Blich told officers he owns...