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Victims fight back when man takes car with child inside

Aug. 12, 2020 8:06 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man and a woman fought off a carjacker who tried to take a vehicle from a Daytona Beach gas station with a child in the back seat Monday, police said Surveillance video from the 7-Eleven shows a man get out of a Dodge Charger and walk to the passenger side, where a woman got...

From the makers of Whac-a-Mole: hands-free sanitizers

Jul. 4, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

HOLY HILL, Fla. (AP) — The maker of the popular Whac-a-Mole arcade game hopes its newest offering will help users smash a new target: the coronavirus pandemic. Holly Hill-based Bob’s Space Racers recently rolled out its new line of “Hands-Free Sanitizer Stations” in response to the...

Nasr tests positive for virus before Daytona sports car race

Jul. 3, 2020 9:07 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Felipe Nasr has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss the IMSA sports car race Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. Action Express Racing said Friday that Gabby Chaves will replace Nasr and the Brazilian would quarantine in Miami. Nasr said he began to feel...

In this March 3, 2020 photo released by the University of Maryland via the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, Washington, D.C., officials confer under a railroad overpass on L Street NE, about eight blocks from the U.S. Capitol, before garbage trucks and front loaders remove the homeless encampment there. (Susannah Outhier/University of Maryland via AP)

Cities try to arrest their way out of homeless problems

Jun. 29, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In the nine years he has been homeless, Kenneth Shultz has spent one of every three nights in jail. The 71-year-old retiree has been charged with trespassing 96 times, including after he fell asleep behind gas stations, outside office buildings and in a city park. His 1,034...

Civil rights attorney Ben Crump appears during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on proposed changes to police practices and accountability on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in Washington. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP)

Lawyer: Officer's knee to neck killed man during 2018 arrest

Jun. 19, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Drawing direct comparisons to the death of George Floyd, a civil rights lawyer said he's filing suit against a Florida police department in the death of a 36-year-old white man who collapsed with an officer's knee on his neck. Timothy Coffman died four days after four South Daytona...