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Taking away right to bear arms won't change anything

Oak Hill, FL Mayor Douglas Gibson / Headline SurferBy Douglas Gibson
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OAK HILL -- Anytime children are killed, and especially when their lives are taken by a deranged individual using a gun like what happened with the massacre in Connecticut, we feel outrage, we feel the pain and we want this to never happen again. But we know all too well it's going to be repeated again and again like we saw with Columbine and others.

Oak Hill property owner reports break-in of shed on premesis

OAK HILL -- The Volusia County Sheriff's Office took a report of burglary at 106 West Loop involving the break-in of a shed on the property sometime between Oct. 13 and Wednesday when th report was made.

The property owner didn't have an accounting as to whether anything was actually taken, a Sheriff's deputy noted.

Oak Hill brush fire extinguished after I-95 motorist reports seeing 'smoke and a glow'

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OAK HILL -- A 5-acre brush fire was extinguished tonight after an alert motorist on Interstate 95 alerted authorities with a 9-1-1 call.

"The passerby who was southbound on I-95 near Maytown Road saw smoke and a glow," Volusia County Sheriff's Sgt. Ted Richard said of the 9:48 p.m. Sunday fire.

Firefighters from the county, Edgewater and the state Forestry Service responded and put the fire out. Traffic on I-95 was not impeded.

Oak Hill proud of its Super Bowl connection: Dolphins great Larry Csonka makes his winter home here

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Larry CsonkaOAK HILL -- This little city, famous for Mosquito Lagoon and more recently the demise of its police force, has a connection to Super Bowl lore. It's the winter home of Miami Dolphins great Larry Csonka.

Deltona toddler drowns in pool; becomes eighth small child pool-drowning victim so far this year in Volusia County


DELTONA -- A 21-month-old toddler drowned in a small backyard swimming pool early Monday evening in Deltona, a Volusia County spokesman said. The little girl became the eighth child under 4 to die so far this year in Volusia County as a result of a pool drowning.

Sheriff’s deputies and rescue crews with the Deltona Fire Department and EVAC ambulance were dispatched to a residence on Apricot Drive at 7:39 p.m. That’s where a family member brought the unresponsive child -- Rocio Vazquez Naranjo -- seeking help.

"The child’s mother, father and an older sibling were home at the time and didn’t realize that the little girl had wandered off," Sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson said. "The family searched their home and found Rocio in the pool. They pulled the girl out of the water and brought her down the street to a house where the resident knew CPR."

That resident tried to revive the child until paramedics arrived a few minutes later to take over, Davidson said, but they were unable to revive her en route to Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City.

"Medical personnel were unable to resuscitate her," the Sheriff's spokesman said. "She was pronounced dead at 8:30 p.m. The incident is under investigation by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office."

Oak Hill cops: No sergeants left


Oak Hill Police Chief Diane YoungOAK HILL -- There are no working sergeants left under the command of embattled Police Chief Diane Young, the latest abruptly resigning over the weekend citing work-related stress from the "constant scandals and rumors" in the department.

The first to go was Sgt. Mike Ihnken, first demoted and then fired outright in March. Two days later, Sgt. Manuel Perez was suspended with pay. The third to go was Sgt. Brian Riley who resigned Saturday.

His departure means Oak Hill has no sergeants and only Young as a supervisor. Between suspensions, and the recent resignation of a new officer as well as a third cop unable to work due to injury, Oak Hill has only three able-bodied cops and Young available to patrol the city 24/7.

NSBNews.net was denied Riley's letter of resignation by Chief Young and City Clerk/Administrator Laura Goodearly with stone-walling throughout the day Monday, which continued well into the 6 p.m. City Commission meeting.

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2013-07-08 18:00 - 20:00

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