DAYTONA BEACH -- The Daytona Beach Plannng Board meets 6 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at City Hall, 301 S. Ridgewood Ave. For updates on agenda items, please call the City Clerk's Office at 386-671-8023.

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New Year's Eve partying on Main Street in Daytona / Headline Surfer® Headline Surfer® videos and photos / Rockin' in the New Year's Eve party Daytona Beach-style is shown from Main Street as 2012 gave way to the current year. The alcohol-fueled CRA-sponsored party on Main Street returns tonight with 20,000 strong expected to usher in 2014 with the usual array of trashiness, drunkenness and naughtiness.

DAYTONA BEACH -- Paul Politis, one of Daytona Beach's more prominent and longstanding small business owners with his Gator Beach and Sports across from the Ocean Walk Shoppes on A1A knows all too well that tonight's New Year's Eve block party on Main Street appeals to the lowest common denominator -- thousands of revelers drinking until they puke with little kids in tow and some even getting behind the wheel drunk -- the ultimate honk-tonk family outing.

Person of interest in gunshot murder in Daytona / Headline SurferPhotos for Headline Surfer / Anyone who recognizes this man who is a "person of interest" in the fatal shooting at Papi's Bottle Club or has other helpful information about the shooting is asked to contact investigator Jerry Betz with the Sheriff’s Office’s major case unit or Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida, toll-free, at (888) 277-TIPS. You can also text a tip to Crime Stoppers by texting “TIP231 plus your message” to CRIMES. Individuals who provide information to Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous and can qualify for a reward of up to $1,000. 

DAYTONA BEACH -- The man shot outside Papi's Bottle Club early Saturday has died and the case is now being investigated as a murder, a Volusia County Sheriff's official said.

Investigators don't yet have a suspect in the killing of 28-year-old Terrell A. Lesane of Daytona Beach, cut down by a lone gunman's bullet, just before 5 a.m. at the North Nova Road hangout which caused the crowd to scatter, but they are hoping a snapshot they were able to capture from a nearby surveillance camera will lead them to a man they are calling a "person of interest."

Breaking News: Massive expansion and modernization of Daytona International Speedway proposed

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Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood / Headline SurferDaytona International Speedway future / Headline SurferThe proposed future of Daytona International Speedway is unveiled at a Friday morning press conference, 48 hours before the Daytona 500.

DAYTONA BEACH -- Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood this morning conducted the first in-depth, virtual “walk through” of what the World Center of Racing would look like as part of a proposed $250 million massive redevelopment project.

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