Deltona man identified as victim of shotgun slaying near DeLand

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Location of shotgun homicide / Headline SurferAntwan Harris, 25-year-old murder victim / Headline SurferVolusia County's first homicide of the New Year was reported in the 900 block of South Parsons Avenue outside DeLand as shown here.
DELAND -- Sheriff's investigators have identified Tuesday night's shotgun slaying victim as 25-year-old Antwan Harris of Deltona.
As reported first by Headline Surfer,  investigators are dealing with Volusia County's first reported murder of 2013, where the victim was dropped off late Tuesday at Florida Hospital Hospital-DeLand where he died less than an 40 minutes later, an agency spokesman said.

County Council dist. 5 candidate Rich Gailey of DeBary: Volusia County micro economics 101

Editor's Note: The following guest column was written by Rich Gailey, a candidate for the Volusia County Council dist. 5 seat:

Volusia County Council dist 5 candidate Rich GaileyDEBARY -- When there is an ailment that affects one part of the body the whole body is affected. I remember when I popped the posterior cruciate ligament in my knee while playing pick-up basketball, I could not push off with that leg anymore, and as a result, I stopped playing basketball because I was not longer as productive as when I had the full use of both of my legs. It is the same with excessive government spending.

Sheriff Ben Johnson awards young deputy medal: 'job well done' for reviving baby in Deltona pool fall

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Deputy Cody Cochran and Sheriff Ben JohnsonDeputy Cody Cochran, shown here at left with Sheriff Ben Johnson, during a medal presentation Tuesday in Daytona Beach, is being lauded for heroism in reviving a baby boy.

DAYTONA BEACH -- Just halfway through his rookie year, Volusia County Sheriff's Deputy Cody Cochran responded to a 9-1-1 radioed from dispatch for an unconscious baby boy that had fallen into a family pool in Deltona.

The child had been removed from the pool, but was limp and unresponsive and had no pulse, when the 22-year-old deputy arrived on scene. The 1-year-old toddler's life was now in Cochran's hands. 

Volusia County Sheriff's deputies looking for Deltona man named as suspect in stabbings of his parents


Thomas FeyCourtesy photo / Sheriff's deputies are looking for Thomas Fey, shown in an updated photo, whom they have named as the suspect in the stabbings of his parents Sunday in the Deltona home they share. If you see him, please call 9-1-1 and report his immediate whereabouts.

DELTONA -- Volusia County Sheriff's deputies are continuing to search for 28-year-old Thomas Fey, whom they have named as a suspect in the 5 p.m. Sunday stabbings of his parents in the Deltona home they all shared at 3215 Hyder Ave.

The father, Thomas Fey, 60, and the mother, Theresa Fey, 54, were listed early this morning in stable condition at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, where each was admitted for multiple stab wounds. Sheriff's officials did not go into greater detail on the stab wounds except to say the father underwent emergency surgery.

Dad charged with leaving 4-year-old son in car while grocery shopping in Deltona


Courtesy photo / Shelton Cover was being held at the Volusia County Branch Jail after being charged with leaving his 4-year-old son alone in a car.

DELTONA -- A South Florida man was arrested Sunday afternoon when it was discovered that he had left a 4-year-old boy alone in his Toyota Camry rental for at least 13 minutes while he went into a grocery store.

"The boy was unharmed, but was in potential danger in a warm car with the windows rolled up, the car off and the doors locked," Volusia County Sheriff's spokesman Brandon Haught said of the incident in the Publix Shopping Center, 2783 Elkcam Blvd.

Shelton Cover, 32, of Hollywood, was charged with leaving a child younger than 6 unattended, a felony.

The boy was unharmed and turned over to his mother who was called to the scene by deputies. A concerned citizen saw Cover get out of his vehicle in the parking lot of the Publix at about 2:39 p.m. Cover went into the store, leaving the boy in the back seat alone Haught said.

"Deputies and the Deltona Fire Department were called to the scene where they saw the boy sweating and nervous but alert," the Sheriff's spokesman said. "It was 86 degrees with a 90 degree heat index at the time. Firefighters pried open a door, got the boy out and had him checked out by EVAC Ambulance paramedics."

Deltona hires new economic development director / business and provide Volusia County with 24 / 7 Internet newspaper coverage for a 21st-century world. 
Courtesy photo / Deltona is renewing its focus o economic development with a new hire.

Breaking News: Sheriff's Office looking for 80-year-old Deltona man with Alzheimer's

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Baltazar Maldonado is reported missing from his Deltona home / Headline SurferPhoto for Headline Surfer / If you come across this 80-year-old Deltona man, Baltazar Maldonado, then please contact the Volusia County Sheriff's Office as he's reported missing by his family and suffers from Alzheimer's.

DELTONA The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help this morning in locating a 80-year-old man who has Alzheimer's.

Baltazar Maldonado left his home in Deltona Wednesday afternoon without his cell phone.

"He was last seen at his home on Blackstone Avenue wearing a blue plaid shirt and black pants," Sheriff's spokesman Brandon Haught told Headline Surfer.

Apparent drug deal gone bad leads to dragging death of 18-year-old Deltona man by fleeing motorist

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VCSO: Suspect driver and vehicle located this morning, but no charges yet

Murder locale in Deltona / Headline SurferDELTONA -- An apparent drug deal in Deltona went horribly wrong late Sunday afternoon, resulting in the death of an 18-year-old man who was dragged down the street by a fleeing motorist, an official with the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said.

The victim was identified as Tristan De Joy, who witnesses reported walking late Sunday afternoon to the end of Sonnet Court, the same Deltona road where he lives. Next, a pickup truck was spotted driving to the end of the street, where De Joy was.

Announcing: 'I am a candidate for Volusia County at-large seat'

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Pat Northey of the Volusia County Council / Headline SurferBy Pat Northey
County Council Dist. 5
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DAYTONA BEACH -- I want you to be the first to know that I am a candidate for the Volusia County Council at-large seat for the 2014 election. I am excited to share this news with you and grateful for all your support and help during this last election season.

Joyce Cusack, at-large member Volusia County Council / Headline SurferEditor's Note: The at-large seat on the Volusia County Council is held by Joyce Cusack of DeLand, shown here, who has not yet announced whether she will seek re-election.  Pat Northey is the first candidate to inform the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections of her intention to run for the at-large seat. She is term-limited in her district 5 seat representing greater Deltona. That seat. too, is up for grabs in the 2014 elections. Northey, who took office in January 2007, represents District 5, which includes DeBary, Deltona, Enterprise, Osteen and Stone Island. She was previously an at-large representative on the council, having twice served as its chair before voters began directly electing the chair eight years ago. 

National Weather Service: Flood advisory for New Smyrna Beach, Port Orange, Orange City, Lake Helen & Deltona is the Award-Winning 24/7 Internet Newspaper Serving Greater Daytona Beach, FL via Headline, &

Weather for Volusia CountyExpect more thunderstorms over the next 18 hours before sunny skies return Tuesday to greater Daytona Beach, according to the National Weather Service. The weather as shown at left is as of Sunday night.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The National Weather Service has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for the Volusia County cities of New Smyrna Beach, Port Orange, Orange City, Lake Helen and Deltona until 9 p.m.

The advisory was issued at 6:58 p.m. from the National Weather Service in Melboune, following a fast-moving thunderstorm.

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