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Bethune-Cookman beats Trinity Baptist 100-42

Nov. 15, 2019 10:59 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jordan Preaster and Joe French scored 21 points apiece as Bethune-Cookman rolled past Trinity Baptist 100-42 on Friday night. Isaiah Bailey had 16 points for Bethune-Cookman (2-2). Cletrell Pope added 10 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks. Parrish Hobdy had 12 points and seven...

Sheriff: Inmate ran Florida meth business from Georgia jail

Nov. 12, 2019 8:55 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say they've broken up a methamphetamine business run by an inmate in a Georgia jail. Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood says investigators from his office and the FBI joined forces in a yearlong investigation dubbed Operation Extended Stay. Chitwood says...

Bethune-Cookman routs Johnson (FL) 110-68

Nov. 6, 2019 10:04 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Cletrell Pope had 22 points, 19 rebounds, five assists and five blocks and Bethune-Cookman rolled past Division II Johnson (Fla.) 110-68 on Wednesday night in the Wildcats' season opener. Freshman Joe French and Isaiah Bailey scored 24 points for the Wildcats with Bailey adding...

Car fatally hits father, son on motorcycles in Florida

Nov. 1, 2019 5:04 AM EDT

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a father and son riding motorcycles were killed in a crash with an oncoming car in Florida. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that the crash occurred late Tuesday in New Smyrna Beach. Florida Highway Patrol says 20-year-old Kaily Blankenship was attempting...

Killer's daughter gives dad's ashes to prosecutor

Oct. 27, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

PONCE INLET, Fla. (AP) — The last time Frank Scott saw Bob Ferris, he didn't expect to see him again. Scott was the prosecutor who attained a guilty verdict in Ferris' murder trial, so he guessed the defendant was only getting out of prison in a box. He was right — and now that box is on Scott's...

South Carolina St snaps Bethune-Cookman's 5-game win streak

Oct. 26, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tyrece Nick threw for a touchdown and ran for another as South Carolina State beat Bethune-Cookman 27-19 on Saturday night, snapping the Wildcats' five-game winning streak. Nick opened the scoring with a 1-yard sneak and made it 20-13 with a 13-yard connection to Shaquan Davis....

Florida inmate sentenced for mailing threat to prosecutor

Oct. 25, 2019 4:43 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida state inmate has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in federal prison for threatening a federal prosecutor. Court records say 25-year-old Dylan Ray Langley was sentenced this week in Jacksonville. He pleaded guilty in June to mailing threatening communications. Authorities...

Column: Tavatanakit takes fast track to LPGA Tour

Oct. 22, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — If everything had gone according to plan, Patty Tavatanakit would be in North Carolina this week preparing for two weeks of the LPGA Q-Series in her bid to earn status on the LPGA Tour. It didn't work out that way. It went much better. That's why the 20-year-old Thai from UCLA is...

Bethune-Cookman holds off Norfolk State 35-22

Oct. 20, 2019 12:19 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Akevious Williams accounted for three touchdowns, Isaac Washington added a touchdown run with a minute remaining and Bethune-Cookman beat Norfolk State 35-22 on Saturday night. Williams was 24-of-36 passing for 274 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and ran for a 3-yard score for...

NASCAR closes $2B purchase of International Speedway Corp.

Oct. 18, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR closed its $2 billion purchase of International Speedway Corp. on Friday, bringing under the sanctioning body's control 12 tracks that include Daytona, Talladega and Miami-Homestead Speedway. The merger was announced in May and shareholders voted to approve it on...