Latest Daytona Beach News

Pedestrians pass a street crossing Friday, May 22, 2020, in Tokyo. Tokyo is still under a coronavirus state of emergency until the end of May though there have been no hard lockdowns. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The Latest: Japan set to end Tokyo's state of emergency

May. 25, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Japan set to remove state of emergency from Tokyo, 4 other...

Visitors gather on the beach Sunday, May 24, 2020, in Newport Beach, Calif., during the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Memorial Day weekend draws crowds and triggers warnings

May. 24, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Memorial Day weekend marking the unofficial start of summer in the U.S. meant big crowds at beaches and warnings from authorities Sunday about people disregarding the coronavirus social-distancing rules and risking a resurgence of the scourge that has killed nearly 100,000...

Armed man shot by deputies after fleeing traffic stop

May. 12, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — Florida deputies fatally shot an armed man Tuesday afternoon shortly after he fled a traffic stop, authorities said. Four deputies opened fire on the 37-year-old man outside his Deltona home after he pointed a rifle at them, Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said during a news...

Iowa guard Joe Wieskamp (10) is fouled by Michigan forward Colin Castleton (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette via AP)

Florida adds former Michigan forward Castleton to roster

Apr. 30, 2020 9:35 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has added another big man to its roster. The Gators announced Thursday that former Michigan forward Colin Castleton will join the program and have two years of eligibility beginning with the 2021-22 season. The 6-foot-11 Castleton, who grew up in nearby Daytona Beach,...

Deputies: Florida man charged for pointing BB gun at golfers

Apr. 20, 2020 9:30 AM EDT

PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) — Deputies have arrested a 74-year-old Florida man who allegedly pointed a BB gun at golfers in Palm Coast. News outlets report that John Robert Orr was upset over rule-breakers, but this is not a story about people violating stay-at-home orders. In fact, many Florida golf courses...

Man cleared in deputy shooting by 'stand your ground' law

Apr. 16, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An appeals court has dismissed charges under Florida's “stand your ground” law against a man accused of shooting at deputies during an arrest in front of his home. The Fifth District Court of Appeals in Daytona Beach issued its decision Wednesday ending the...

Man, woman fatally shot by officers in Florida

Mar. 26, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida police officers responding to a disturbance fatally shot a man and woman Thursday afternoon, authorities said. The shooting occurred near the Halifax River in Ormond Beach, police spokesman Keith Walker said in an email. Investigators weren't immediately releasing details...