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Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA canceled

Jul. 29, 2021 21:35 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The LPGA Tour and the Swinging Skirts Golf Foundation canceled the Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA on Thursday because of ongoing travel and border restrictions and current health concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The tournament was...

Tourism board talks long-term vision for Daytona Beach

Jul. 24, 2021 03:12 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Still reeling from the mayhem generated by the invasion of the chaotic Daytona Truck Meet in June, the Halifax Area Advertising Authority board of directors on Wednesday took a step toward defining a better long-term vision of the World’s Most Famous Beach as a...

Florida man tries to throw live gator onto building's roof

Jul. 16, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man told police officers he was “teaching it a lesson" when he tried to throw a live alligator he had stolen from a miniature golf course onto the roof of a beachside cocktail lounge, authorities said. The 32-year-old man...

Rehabbed mama manatee and her calf set free in Florida river

Jul. 15, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

ORANGE CITY, Fla. (AP) — A baby manatee and its injured mother are now swimming in Florida's St. Johns River after undergoing four months of rehabilitation at Sea World Orlando. They were released Wednesday near Blue Springs State Park, The Daytona Beach News-Journal...

Florida woman seeks to find missing dog after fatal crash

Jul. 11, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida woman is hoping that someone has found a 2-year-old dog that bolted from his family's car after a fatal crash a month ago. The Shih Tuz, named Alfred, ran from the family's SUV after it was rear-ended by a pickup truck early in the...

'Homing pigeons that can't find their home' block I-95 exit

Jun. 30, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An exit off Interstate 95 in Florida had to be closed for three hours after 100 homing pigeons fell off a truck and refused to move, posing a driving hazard to motorists, officials said Wednesday. A crate carrying 100 homing pigeons fell off...

Suspect accused of shooting Florida officer arrested

Jun. 26, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of shooting a Florida police officer in the head was captured early Saturday on a wooded property just outside of Atlanta that's affiliated with an all-Black, pro-gun organization, police said. Othal Toreyane Resheen Wallace, 29,...

Hunt for suspect ongoing after Florida police officer shot

Jun. 24, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities searched Thursday for a suspect after a Florida police officer was shot and seriously wounded, officials said. Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young told reporters at a news conference that the 26-year-old officer was in critical...

Florida principal crafts personal notes for 459 graduates

Jun. 21, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) — A Florida high school principal spent the last several months of the school year crafting personalized notes for each of the 459 graduates and left them on their seats to read before receiving their diplomas. Matanzas High School principal Jeff...

2 recovering from shark bites off Florida coast

Jun. 15, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 12-year-old Florida boy and a 71-year-old man are recovering after being bitten by sharks in two separate encounters on Monday. Volusia County officials told WESH that the man was standing in knee-deep water in New Smyrna Beach when he was...