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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...

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...