Latest Daytona Beach News

LPGA Tour teams with BMW for South Korean event

May. 23, 2018 9:50 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The LPGA Tour and BMW Group Korea have reached an agreement for a South Korean tournament that will start next year. LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan and BMW Group Korea Chairman Hyo Joon Kim announced Wednesday that the first event will be played in October 2019 at LPGA International...

Police arrest fleeing Florida man when his pants fall down

May. 17, 2018 7:02 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida motorist trying to elude police didn't get too far when he bailed out of his pickup truck. That's because his pants fell to his ankles as he was running away. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports 24-year-old Tobias Smith crashed into another vehicle, a power pole, a...

Naked man's threat causes Fla. airport's evacuation

May. 11, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A naked man who was taken into custody for trying to get onto a tarmac through the baggage carousel at a central Florida airport claimed a bomb was planted in a restroom, forcing the airport's evacuation on Friday. No explosives were found at Daytona Beach International Airport,...

Woman won't be prosecuted over slap with a slipper

May. 11, 2018 8:49 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police department is changing its policy on domestic violence arrests after a 95-year-old woman was arrested when she called 911 for help with her defiant granddaughter. When Daytona Beach police arrived at Hattie Reynolds' home last weekend, she told them she'd slapped...

Police: Woman jailed after slipper-slapping granddaughter

May. 10, 2018 12:13 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 95-year-old Florida woman landed in jail after calling police for help during an argument with her defiant granddaughter. Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri tells the Daytona Beach News-Journal that Hattie Reynolds probably wasn't a threat, but her admission of slapping her...

NASCAR hits Dillon, Bowyer, Suarez teams with penalties

May. 9, 2018 3:56 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The teams for drivers Austin Dillon, Clint Bowyer and Daniel Suarez have been penalized by NASCAR after the race at Dover. Bowyer and Suarez were each hit with $50,000 fines for their crew chiefs and both teams lost their car chiefs for the next two races for rear window...

Camping World Truck Series to be renamed Gander Outdoors

May. 8, 2018 7:18 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series will be known as Gander Outdoors next season. Camping World and NASCAR say they've expanded their agreement to rebrand the series to the company's partner brand Gander Outdoors. The initial seven-year contract goes through 2022. Gander Outdoors...

Suspended NASCAR driver Gallagher agrees to recovery program

May. 2, 2018 11:09 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Spencer Gallagher has been suspended indefinitely from NASCAR for violating its substance-abuse policy, less than a week after winning his first career Xfinity Series race. The 28-year-old Gallagher agreed to participate in NASCAR's substance-abuse recovery program. Other details...

IMSA locks up 6-year TV deal with NBC Sports through 2024

Apr. 30, 2018 6:42 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NBC Sports grabbed another piece of motorsports programming with a six-year contract announced Monday to distribute IMSA's SportsCar Championship on its network and cable channels. The deal begins in 2019 and includes digital rights on its app and NBCSports.com for live streaming...

Baseball fan worries fireworks will harm nesting ospreys

Apr. 13, 2018 11:37 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A minor league baseball fan in Florida is on a mission to help a pair of ospreys whose nest atop the left field lights is in the path of the weekly fireworks show. Celine Sullivan is a longtime fan of the Daytona Tortugas. She tells the Daytona Beach News-Journal she watched the...