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Boy, 10, caught in rip current drowns in Florida

Sep. 26, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 10-year-old boy drowned Saturday after getting caught in a rip current off a Florida Beach, according to lifeguards. WFTV-TV reports the boy was swimming about 100 yards off shore in Daytona Beach with two other...

Florida deputies cleared in shootout with 2 runaway children

Sep. 17, 2021 07:23 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Eight central Florida sheriff's deputies have been cleared of any wrongdoing in a shootout with two children, officials said. The state attorney’s office said in a letter dated Wednesday officials had reviewed the reports about the June 1...

Alabama A&M edges Bethune-Cookman in SWAC opener

Sep. 17, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Aqeel Glass threw for 235 yards with two touchdowns, Trenell Troutman intercepted a fourth-down pass with 1:14 remaining — his second pick of the game — and Alabama A&M fended off Southwestern Athletic Conference newcomer Bethune-Cookman 30-27 Thursday...

Lifeguards: Man drowns in rough surf off Daytona Beach

Sep. 13, 2021 07:47 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 59-year-old man drowned while visiting Daytona Beach, officials said. The man had been boogie boarding on Sunday afternoon shortly before he was found unconscious in the water, lifeguards told news outlets. The man, who...

Coast Guard finds body of missing Daytona Beach diver

Sep. 08, 2021 08:07 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The body of a Daytona Beach attorney who went missing while diving off the Atlantic Coast has been found, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The agency said Jim Evans' body was spotted late Tuesday some 8 miles (12 kilometers) southeast of Port...

Coast Guard calls off search for missing Florida diver

Sep. 07, 2021 07:02 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The United States Coast Guard has suspended the search for a man who went missing while diving for lobster off Florida's Atlantic Coast. The agency said in a news release on Monday night that they'd searched for more than 100 hours for Jim...

Reddick lands NASCAR's final playoff spot despite crash

Aug. 29, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Reddick parked his taped-together Chevrolet on the backstretch, far from everyone else and quite possibly in the way of track workers trying to clean up a crash. He could smell burning oil and see smoke coming from under the hood. Alone...

Blaney wins at Daytona, Reddick earns final playoff berth

Aug. 29, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — For all the potential outcomes that could have occurred at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday night, the NASCAR Cup Series regular-season finale was somewhat predictable. Ryan Blaney ended up in victory lane for the second straight...

Overdue overture: NASCAR gives Scott family 1963 race trophy

Aug. 28, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Wendell Scott's grandson stood on his tippy toes, leaned over and kissed the trophy that was nearly 60 years in the making. NASCAR presented Scott’s family a custom trophy commemorating his historic 1963 victory prior to Saturday's Cup...

Justin Haley wins Xfinity race, edging teammates at Daytona

Aug. 28, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Justin Haley was content to sit back and help one of his Kaulig Racing teammates win at Daytona International Speedway. He wasn't going to get greedy. He wasn't going to be selfish. He wasn't going to victory lane. Then he...