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Officials: NSB woman returning from New York trip with spouse on train instead found dead on RR tracks in Georgia; husband didn't know until arrival in Sanford

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Barbara Arteta, 63, of New Smyrna Beach, returning on an Amtrak train with her husband from a trip to New York, with an expected arrival in Sanford, was instead found dead Thursday on railroad tracks in southwestern Georgia  She disappeared overnight Wednesday with her purse and $1,000 in cash. Only her shoes were left behind.Now law enforcement officials are trying to figure if she was pushed out of a window found open.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The ride on an Amtrak train was New Smyrna Beach resident Barbara Arteta's first and last returning with her husband from a trip to New York to meet their newest grandchild. Her body was found alongside tracks Thursday in Jessup, Ga., near Savannah, even though the auto train hadn't stopped there, her death at this time labeled "suspicious" by authorities there.

NSB COPS: Thursday-Friday Police Patrols

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NSB 16-year-old runaway Tara Yunker found safe and secure by Melbourne police

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Missing since Friday when she left a note for her mother, 16-year-old runaway Tara Jean Yunker was found safe and secure at 5:28 tonight by Melbourne police.The news was met with joy by family and friends, close to 900 strong, who had put up a page on Facebook seeking help from the public in the way of tips and emotional support in the interim, especially concerned that being asthmatic she might have respiratory problems. Her reunion with her mother resulted in a flood of positive comments to the teen, her mother and extended family. One supporter wrote: "Thank God that she was found. Hopefully she's safe and healthy and realizes how many people love her."

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Tara Jean Yunker, the 16-year-old New Smyrna Beach girl missing since Friday when she left her mother a note and ran off has been safely found, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office confirmed just after 9 p.m.

She was found safe and secure by Melbourne police at 5:28 p.m., a sheriff's sergeant said, after reviewing police teletypes and speaking with other personnel who were able to verify the breaking news.

Votran to hold rider orientation for new 'flex service' in NSB

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Courtesy photo / Volusia County. A Votran bus heads west on Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach in this photo. The county came up with a "flex" schedule to lessen the blow of some routes eliminated for greater New Smyrna Beach resulting from budget cuts.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Votran’s new flex service will hit the roads in Southeast Volusia beginning Oct. 4. To ensure riders are prepared for the new “call-first” curb-to-curb, flexible transportation service, staff is hosting a rider orientation open house 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Brannon Center.

EDGEWATER COPS: Friday-Tuesday Police Patrols

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Center for Business Excellence topic of Wednesday "Lunch and Learn" series by SE Volusia Chamber

EDGEWATER -- The Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce continues its "Lunch and Learn Series: Doing Business in Southeast Volusia" with a presentation Wednesday by Rick Fraser of the Center for Business Excellence.

The CBE is designed to be the premier organization for employment and training solutions to the businesses and workforce of Volusia and Flagler Counties.

Cudas play at Seabreeze on Friday

NSB FOOTBALL

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The Cudas football team (1-0) travels to Ormond Beach Friday to play Seabreeze. The game starts at 7 p.m.

The Cudas opened the 2010 season last Friday with a 21-0 win on the road against Pine Ridge in Deltona. Pine Ridge never got its offense rolling when it counted, with two costly turnovers, including a fumble on the Cudas' goal line in the second half.

Sheriff's Office searching for NSB teen girl

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Tara Jean Yunker, 16, of 2233 Juanita Drive, New Smyrna Beach, is missing and known to have abused prescription pills and alcohol, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating a 16-year-old girl who has been missing since Friday. Tara Jean Yunker is not believed to be endangered, but is known to have abused prescription pills and alcohol, an agency spokesman said.

Yunker was discovered missing 6 p.m. Friday when a note left by her at her home at 2233 Juanita Drive, New Smyrna Beach indicated that she had run away.

NSB COPS: Tuesday-Wednesday Police Patrols

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NSB COPS: Monday-Tuesday Police Patrols

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