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Motorist with gun shot and killed by troopers in Ormond Beach following chase

ORMOND BEACH -- An Ormond Beach motorist who engaged Florida Highway Patrol troopers on a chase at speeds of up to 120, initially south of Edgewater on Interstate 95, was shot and killed in Ormond Beach by four troopers this morning after pointing a gun at them, according to the highway patrol.

Two killed in plane crash west of New Smyrna Beach

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office located the wreckage earlier this morning of a small plane that crashed in the woods near Lake Ashby east of Deltona and west of New Smyrna Beach. The two occupants, believed to be a flight instructor and a student pilot, died in the crash. Their identities have not been confirmed yet.

The plane, a single-engine Cirrus, is believed to have departed Tuesday afternoon from Orlando Sanford International Airport. Authorities in Seminole County launched

More on John Hagood's Ouster: Watch our video of the City Commission action Tuesday and read an update from Thursday's follow-up meeting video by Sera King. Watch our video of Tuesday night's action regarding the issue of the city manager along with an update from Thursday night's city meeting. 

Motorist airlifted in early morning NSB crash at S.R. 44 and South Myrtle

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Seven people were taken to Halifax Medical Center this morning after a Chevy Tahoe and a Saturn collided at the intersection of State Road 44 and South Myrtle Avenue, New Smyrna Beach police reported.

The Tahoe flipped in the 7:08 a.m. collision and the driver, 24-year-old Brandon Shackelford of New Smyrna Beach, was airlifted by Sheriff's helicopter to Halifax in Daytona Beach and admitted into the intensive care unit in stable condition. A passenger, 45-year-old Lisa Jones of Deltona, was transported by EVAC ambulance to Halifax.

NSB police suspect same man who robbed Daytona Beach Burger King today with knife robbed McDonald's here last night on S.R. 44

Courtesy photosVictor Stephens, 46, of New Smyrna Beach, mug shot photo at left, was arrested today on charges he robbed the Burger King on Nova Road in Daytona Beach while armed with a knife, which he cut a server's arm with, Daytona Beach police said.

Sheriff's deputies suspended after police chase in Edgewater while riding motorcycles

Courtesy photo. Volusia Sheriff's deputy Omar Lopez was arrested on speeding and other motor vehicle-related charges lodged by Edgewater police, including fleeing and eluding, during an attempted motor vehicle stop Tuesday afternoon. Lopez and fellow deputy Austin Litton, who was riding off-duty with him and also ticketed, have been placed on paid administrative leave by the Sheriff's Office.

NSB's John Hagood ousted as city manager, but will stay on until interim named photos by Henry Frederick. New Smyrna Beach City Manager John Hagood, at right, was ousted Tuesday night after the issue was raised by resident Bob Tolley, at left. Hagood held up a copy of his severance agreement, which calls for him to receive more than $289,000 in salary and benefits.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- City Manager John Hagood was fired earlier tonight as city manager, but he agreed to stay on until an interim is hired.

Man with knife robs busy NSB McDonald's on S.R. 44

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- In the midst of dinner-time customers, a white man man with a scruffy beard armed with a knife hopped over the counter at the McDonald's restaurant on State Road 44 and grabbed a wad of cash from a register before running outside and taking off in a grey or silver vehicle, New Smyrna Beach police said.

NSB cops: Security guard cleared of wrongdoing in fatal shooting of armed pharmacy robber

Courtesy photo. Retired law enforcement officer Kenneth Smith, working as a private security guard at the Medicine Shoppe on North Dixie Freeway, was justified in the fatal shooting of armed robber Keith Allen Higginbotham, shown here..

Pharmacy fatal shooting Video WARNING! Violent



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