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Balanced North Carolina A&T downs Bethune-Cookman 35-10

Oct. 20, 2018 8:40 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jah-Maine Martin rushed for 118 yards and a touchdown, Lamar Raynard passed for 189 yards and two scores and a balanced North Carolina A&T built a commanding early lead and defeated Bethune-Cookman 35-10 on Saturday. Five players scored touchdowns for NCA&T (6-2, 3-2...

Small plane crashes off Florida beach, pilot survives

Oct. 16, 2018 4:53 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot survived after crashing a small plane into the ocean off a Florida beach. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that crash occurred Tuesday afternoon off Daytona Beach Shores. Officials say the pilot refused to be taken to the hospital after being helped...

Williams leads Bethune-Cookman over MVSU in 41-27 victory

Oct. 6, 2018 7:57 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Akevious Williams passed for two touchdowns and ran for another and Bethune-Cookman rallied from an early 14-point deficit to beat Mississippi Valley State 41-27 on Saturday. The Delta Devils (0-4) took a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter but the Wildcats (3-3) scored the...

NASCAR to remove restrictor plates at Daytona and Talladega

Oct. 2, 2018 4:43 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR will use two primary rules packages next season and race at Daytona and Talladega without restrictor plates for the first time since 1987. The rules packages revealed Tuesday will be tailored to specific tracks and designed to slow Cup Series cars to create more passing...

Irate man gets 20 years for threatening to kill judge

Sep. 27, 2018 7:04 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for threatening to kill a judge he believed ruled against him in his custody case. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports 36-year-old Alan McCarty Jr. spent much of the hearing in an adjacent room with a speaker and one-way...

Florida man throws bicycle, then other man off bridge

Sep. 25, 2018 12:11 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police say a man and a woman whose bike had a flat tire were attacked as they tried to walk across the Main Street Bridge in Daytona Beach, Florida. Police say 21-year-old Derrick Goodin began yelling about money at Stephanie Ellis and threw her bicycle off the bridge. They say...

Howard beats Bethune-Cookman 41-35 in MEAC opener

Sep. 22, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Josiah Crute ran for two touchdowns, Caylin Newton threw for two more scores and Howard held off Bethune-Cookman 41-35 on Saturday in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener. Crute had 11 carries for 83 yards. Newton was 20-of-32 passing for 301 yards and threw one interception....

NASCAR makes another change at top with new president

Sep. 20, 2018 2:18 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR promoted Steve Phelps to president on Thursday in the latest leadership change for the slumping motorsports series. Phelps will replace Brent Dewar on Oct. 1. Dewar is stepping down and transitioning to an advisory role next year. "As a life-long fan of NASCAR, the...

Bethune-Cookman scores school-record total in 79-16 victory

Sep. 8, 2018 7:36 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Akevious Williams threw for four touchdowns and ran for another and Bethune-Cookman rolled to program-record point total in a 79-16 victory over Virginia University of Lynchburg on Saturday. The Wildcats (1-1) led by the final margin entering the fourth quarter, which was...

Sheriff: Murder-for-hire plot behind good Samaritan's death

Sep. 7, 2018 3:10 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Last Veterans Day, a 60-year-old U.S. Army veteran stopped near his home in central Florida to help what he thought was a stranded motorist. Carlos Cruz-Echevarria was shot multiple times along a Daytona Beach road that night and his truck was found burned miles away. Volusia...