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NASCAR chairman France takes leave after DWI, drug arrest

Aug. 7, 2018 12:28 AM EDT

SAG HARBOR, N.Y. (AP) — NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France announced on Monday he was taking an indefinite leave of absence following his arrest in the Hamptons on charges of driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone. France was seen blowing through a stop sign in Sag Harbor on...

Sheriff: Deputy justified in shooting man who took stun gun

Aug. 5, 2018 11:16 AM EDT

SEVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff says a deputy was justified in fatally shooting a man who grabbed his stun gun during a struggle. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports the Volusia County Sheriff's Office released a 12-minute body camera video from the altercation Friday between 29-year-old Emmanuel...

Sheriff's office: Deputy fatally shoots man in struggle

Aug. 4, 2018 11:26 AM EDT

SEVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man who grabbed his stun gun during a struggle. In a Daytona Beach News-Journal report , Volusia County Sheriff's Office spokesman Andrew Gant said the deputy responded Friday night to a report of an ongoing domestic...

Man charged with attacking minion on Florida boardwalk

Jul. 11, 2018 3:35 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man has been charged with attacking a person dressed as a minion cartoon character along a popular Florida boardwalk. Police say Jamie Roehm was costumed as a yellow, cylindrical minion and working outside Jungle George's on Daytona Beach's boardwalk Sunday evening when a man...

Florida: Excessive speed caused roller coaster derailment

Jul. 10, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Excessive speed caused a roller coaster to derail at a Florida boardwalk, according to a preliminary investigative summary released Tuesday. Two riders fell 34 feet (10 meters) when the front car of the Sand Blaster Roller Coaster was left dangling from the track June 14 at the Daytona Beach...

NASCAR's Cup Series a three-car race? 2nd half will tell

Jul. 8, 2018 12:26 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Erik Jones created so much smoke during his burnout that he had trouble breathing afterward. His first career Cup victory Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway was a needed breath of fresh air in a sport that has failed to see a supposed bumper crop of young talent...

Erik Jones gets 1st Cup win in crash-filled race at Daytona

Jul. 8, 2018 12:18 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Erik Jones survived several gnarly wrecks, defending Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. on his bumper late and the pressure of overtime at NASCAR's most famous track. Maybe these so-called "Young Guns" do know how to find victory lane. Jones won a crash-filled race at Daytona...

Stenhouse turns Daytona into demolition derby

Jul. 7, 2018 11:58 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. turned Daytona into a demolition derby. Stenhouse triggered two wrecks Saturday night that collected more than half the field and knocked out former Cup series champions, Daytona 500 champs and a slew of perennial race contenders. "It's been crazy partly due...

The Latest: Jones earns 1st career Cup win at Daytona

Jul. 7, 2018 11:30 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Erik Jones has won a crash-filled NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway, passing defending series champion Martin Truex Jr. on the final lap and then crossing the...

Florida boy, 8, recovering after venomous snake bite in yard

Jul. 7, 2018 3:30 PM EDT

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An 8-year-old Florida boy is recovering after being bitten by a venomous snake on Independence Day. In a Daytona Beach News-Journal report , Melissa Thomas of New Smyrna Beach said her son Casson screamed the whole way to a hospital Wednesday as his ankle swelled to the size...