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Port Orange woman charged with leaving child in car while grocery shopping in Ormond Beach

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Deputies: Not the 1st time this has happened

Sharon Rosenberg is shown here in her jail mug after her arrest Friday on a charge of leaving a small child alone in a locked car.

ORMOND BEACH -- Volusia County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 63-year-old woman on Friday with child neglect after she left a 2-year-old girl alone in her car while she went shopping for groceries. And witnesses told deputies this wasn't the first time.

Ormond Beach police and fire calls answered for the week ending Oct. 14

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ORMOND BEACH -- The police department made 19 arrests and issued 113 citations during the week ending Oct. 14.
In all, police handled 1,437 calls for service during the week, including 159 traffic stops and 117 reports being written.

The Ormond Beach Fire Department dealt with 124 incidents during the week. Here is that agency's breakdown: 54 EMS calls, four motor vehicle accidents, 10 fire alarms, 31 public assists and 16 hazardous.

Ormond Beach cops: Bank of America branch on Granada robbed

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Bank robber at Bank of America, Ormond BeachCourtesy photo / If you know this man shown in a surveillance video from the Bank of America branch bank at 1454 W. Granada Blvd., please call Ormond Beach Police at 386-677-0731 or Crimestoppers at 277-TIPS or 1-888-277-TIPS.

ORMOND BEACH -- A robber claiming to be armed, fled the Bank of America, 1454 Granada Blvd. on Tuesday with an undisclosed amount of cash, Ormond Beach police said.

The man, approached the teller at 3:20 p.m. and showed her a note demanding money and implying he was armed.

"The teller complied and the suspect then walked out of the bank," Ormond Beach Police Lt. Kenny Hayes said.

Ormond Beach to celebrate Independence Day with lots of family fun leading up to 9:30 p.m. fireworks show

ORMOND BEACH -- The Fourth of July celebration in this city is action packed with concerts and all kinds of family fun leading up to the 9:30 p.m. fireworks.

City officials say there’s no place better to celebrate our nation’s 234 years of freedom than beside the beautiful Halifax River in Ormond Beach. Citizens and visitors can enjoy hours of entertainment and fun-filled attractions with no admission fee.

Entertainment will stretch from City Hall Plaza across the Granada Bridge to Fortunato Park and south across Granada Boulevard into Rockefeller Gardens. Free shuttle service will be available from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. between the southwest corner of Granada Boulevard and South Beach Street and Fortunato Park on the east side of the bridge. Those visiting Fortunato Park can avoid traffic and access Rockefeller Gardens by walking beneath the bridge on a paved surface.

Rain possible today to quell wild fires, including big one straddling Oak Hill and Osteen and smaller ones in DeLand and Ormond Beach

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New Smyrna Beach weather forecastCourtesy graphic / Rain could be the biggest weapon deployed by firefighters today in quelling the local wild fires, including the biggest -- the Maytown Road Fire that straddles Oak Hill and Osteen with 2,397 acres burned since June 13. That fire is 90 percent contained. Click on the attachment below to see the spate of wild fires across the Sunshine State.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The Volusia County Council has extended the declaration of local emergency for seven days.

Half dozen active wild fires and another 65 in mop-up stage have firefighters busy in Ormond Beach, Edgewater and other parts of Volusia County

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Courtesy graphic / The Volusia County map at left shows the fire locations with active wild fires in bright red and mop op fires in yellow.

DELAND -- The weekend thunderstorms were both a blessing and a curse in the fight against wild fires, bringing much needed rain, but with lightning strikes, igniting new blazes across Volusia County's rural areas.

Firefighters from multiple agencies and Division of Forestry are working 65 brush fires in Volusia County. There are six active fires and the remaining 59 fires are in the mop-up or monitoring stages. Lightning ignited 14 new fires Saturday.

"Personnel from county and city fire departments numbering 32, along with 15 apparatus, are battling six active fires totaling 2,871 acres," Volusia County spokeswoman Michelle Coats said.

There is a high likelihood that more lightning-caused fires will erupt as a result of thunderstorms that moved through the area Friday and Saturday. Predicted weather conditions for today have put fire officials on alert.

Ormond Beach cops: Daytona Beach man electrocuted while trimming large palm tree; pronounced dead short time later at hospital

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ORMOND BEACH -- A 36-year-old Daytona Beach man was electrocuted Thursday morning while trimming branches and died a short time later at Florida Hospital Ormond Memorial, police said.

Police and fire rescue personnel responded to a 9-1-1 call at 597 N. Beach St. for the 11:40 a.m. accidental death.

President Obama's bumbling foreign policy in Middle East will lead to more unrest

community bloggers / Sally Gillies of Ormond Beach

In just a few sentences, and apparently without congressional input, President Obama betrayed the only democracy in the Middle East: Israel. Obama’s bumbling foreign policy in the Middle East will cause great unrest and the possibility of renewed fighting is very real as Muslim nations see America’s weakness.

Mori Hosseini easy target of board looking at Daytona State College

DAYTONA BEACH -- In a stunning reversal of its verbal report, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has decided only one man is responsible for the problems at Daytona State College with no justification, of course: Mori Hosseini. He is a local philanthropist, owner of ICI homes and one of 17 members of the Board of Governors of the Florida State University System. His wife, Forough Hosseini, is on the DSC board. Apparently, when he speaks his mind that is considered undue influence on board members.

Volusia County Beach Patrol: Surfer bitten by shark off Ormond Beach

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ORMOND BEACH -- A 37-year-old surfer was bitten in the calf by a shark 6:30 this morning near the Harvard Drive approach, Volusia County Beach Patrol officials said.

The surfer, Adrian Bronson, was surfing in shallow water Friday morning when he received a bite resulting in a minor puncture wound. Bronson declined to go the hospital and instead told lifeguards he was heading to work, Beach Patrol Capt. Tammy Marris said.

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