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Darius Rucker to perform pre-race concert before Daytona 500

Dec. 3, 2019 10:05 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Three-time Grammy Award winner Darius Rucker will perform a pre-race concert before the Daytona 500 in February. It will be Rucker’s fourth appearance at Daytona International Speedway and first at the “Great American Race,” which will again serve as...

Authorities ID man in slaying who was killed fleeing police

Dec. 3, 2019 3:50 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have released the identity of a man killed by police officers investigating a fatal shooting. Daytona Beach police Chief Craig Capri tells reporters that 21-year-old Jerric Harris died Monday. He says Harris and 21-year-old Jamauri Burks argued that morning and Burks...

Charles, Owusu lead No. 9 Maryland women to rout of Belmont

Nov. 30, 2019 6:26 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ashley Owusu did what every guard loves to do when the transition game is flourishing: She crashed the boards. The Maryland freshman had career highs of 18 points and 10 rebounds as the ninth-ranked Terrapins routed Belmont 90-26 Saturday to conclude their stay at the Daytona...

Watson and Austin help No. 9 Maryland rout Clemson 63-44

Nov. 29, 2019 8:54 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Blair Watson noticed the difference — for the first half of Friday’s Daytona Invitational game, ninth-ranked Maryland and Clemson were playing with a men’s basketball. But afterwards the Terrapin senior remained adamant that it had no effect in her...

NASCAR punishes 4 teams for tampering with season finale

Nov. 27, 2019 5:38 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR has fined three car owners $50,000 each and penalized their teams for manipulating the season-ending Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in an alleged scheme to collect a higher bonus payout. Jay Robinson (Premium Motorsports), Rick Ware (Rick Ware Racing) and TJ...

Death penalty sought for man accused of killing prostitutes

Nov. 21, 2019 5:01 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors in Florida announced Thursday that they will seek the death penalty against a man who they say preyed on prostitutes, causing panic in the Daytona Beach area over a series of killings more than a dozen years ago. Prosecutors charged Robert Hayes, 37, with three counts...

Bottle of lotion led to evacuation of Florida airport

Nov. 19, 2019 9:00 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff’s investigators say a “suspicious package” flagged during the screening process at Florida’s Daytona Beach International Airport turned out to be a bottle of lotion. The incident forced about 200 passengers and workers to evacuate the airport...

Dale Earnhardt Jr. named honorary starter for Daytona 500

Nov. 18, 2019 5:10 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be the honorary starter for the 2020 Daytona 500, making him part of the pre-race ceremonies for the third consecutive year. Earnhardt made the announcement on his podcast Monday, one day after the NASCAR Cup Series season finale at Homestead-Miami...

Bethune-Cookman beats Trinity Baptist 100-42

Nov. 15, 2019 10:59 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jordan Preaster and Joe French scored 21 points apiece as Bethune-Cookman rolled past Trinity Baptist 100-42 on Friday night. Isaiah Bailey had 16 points for Bethune-Cookman (2-2). Cletrell Pope added 10 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks. Parrish Hobdy had 12 points and seven...

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...