Halloween in Bunnell event called off due to COVID-19 concerns
BUNNELL, Fla. – The city of Bunnell has decided not to host its traditional Halloween in Bunnell event in the Colony Park and Sawmill Estates neighborhoods this year, the city announced Tuesday. The decision follows guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warning that door-to-door trick-or-treating and other holiday traditions could contribute to the spread of the coronavirus, and concerns raised by Bunnell residents. According to the city, there will be no city services in and around the Colony Park and Sawmill Estates neighborhoods. The city said it appreciates everyone’s understanding about this change and it hopes everyone stays safe during the holiday season. For additional information or questions, call the City Clerk Office at 386-437-7500 x 5.
911 dispatcher in Florida saves two lives in one shift
The News-Journal reported that the dramatic shift started at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 6 when McKenzie Davis took a call from a frantic mother. “When the mother told me the baby was breathing, it was a weight lifted off my chest,” Davis said. Davis told the caller to get the man out of the water, which was accomplished by other family members on scene. Davis told the caller to put the phone on speaker so she could provide instructions. Davis, who has been a dispatcher for two years, went right back to the 9-1-1 switchboard after the call.
Drug dealer sentenced to 30 years for murder in womans OD death
The indictment of Joseph Colon on a murder charge in 2018 was the first of its kind in Flagler County. The first drug dealer in Flagler County to be charged with murder in connection with a drug overdose was sentenced to 30 years in prison on International Drug Overdose Awareness Day. He was booked into the Flagler County jail, where he has remained. Several months later, a Flagler County grand jury on Tuesday indicted Colon on a charge of first-degree murder in DeAngelis overdose death. Florida State Statute 782.04 was amended in 2017, allowing drug dealers to be charged with murder if their drug dealing results in a death.
3 killed in fiery head-on collision on Flagler County road
BUNNELL, Fla. – Three people died when their cars exploded in flames after a head-on collision Friday night on State Road 100. The three occupants in the two vehicles were pronounced dead at the scene near Bunnell, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Authorities are investigating why one vehicle, which they believe was a pickup truck traveling at a high rate of speed, crossed the center line about 9 p.m. and struck a small passenger car head-on. The fire was so intense that the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that investigators had difficulty identifying the makes and models of the vehicles involved in the crash. The victims were not identified as of late Saturday.
Deputy, officer treated after exposure to narcotics during arrest
A Flagler County deputy and a Bunnell police officer had to be treated for narcotics exposure this weekend after an arrest in Bunnell. K-9 Deputy Gibson Smith and Bunnell police officer Jennifer Baker were at the scene after a report of a possible burglary. A short time after, Smith and Baker started feeling ill as well. Smith was given NARCAN to treat narcotics exposure and both Smith and Baker were taken to the hospital. I am thankful that Deputy Smith and Officer Baker are going to be OK.
Emergency repairs needed after flames engulf semi-truck on I-95 by Bunnell
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. - Cleanup is underway after a semi-truck hauling cars caught on fire and shut down I-95 in southern St. Johns County, the Florida Highway Patrol reported. Nine new cars on the Proficient Auto Transport hauler were charred when flames ignited just after 4 a.m. The Sheriff's Office said firefighters from Flager and St. Johns County were all called to the fire. St. Johns County Sheriff's Office- Car hauler on fireTroopers said the driver noticed smoke from the engine and was able to pull over safely before flames engulfed the vehicle. All lanes of I-95 southbound near US-1 at the Bunnell exit were blocked while crews worked to clear the scene.
Wet end to Saturday and more to come Sunday
JACKSONVILLE, Fla - Rain ending across NEFLA but some light showers are possible over southern GA.Muggy and mostly cloudy conditions take over with temps in the mid to upper 70s overnight and Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Sunday we reset then rain comes back into the forecast after 2 pm with a 70% chance of storms and heavy downpours into the evening. Skies start partly cloudy then mostly cloudy by afternoon with SW to SE winds 10-15 mph. Monday-Tuesday through Friday No changes with a copy and paste forecast: Partly cloudy early followed by mostly cloudy skies with 70% chance of thunderstorms each afternoon. Copyright 2019 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.
Flagler County sheriff reminds everyone to drive safe this holiday weekend
PALM COAST, Fla. – The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office responded to two severe crashes in Flagler County on Saturday. The sheriff is urging motorists to drive safely, be patient and avoid distractions so that everyone can arrive safely at their destination and enjoy a safe holiday season. “We have increased patrols on the roads this weekend,” Sheriff Staly said. Never text and drive or drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Let’s all do our part to ensure that everyone arrives alive for Christmas and their holiday weekend.”You can report aggressive driving at 386-313-4911
Flagler County's April 2017 Climate Report
JACKSONVILLE, fla. – Flagler County Rainfall and Climate Report: April 2017April 2017 precipitation figures were mostly above normal values across the county. Our tropical rainy season begins in late May or early June and usually runs through October. Overall rainfall numbers ran close to normal or a little above in some places. The National Weather Service (NWS) reporting station in Daytona Beach maintains the official records for the region and is utilized in reference and reporting for the Flagler County area. Flagler County recognizes the reporting efforts of the community volunteer storm spotters and whose contributions assist in the collection of area rainfall data.
Man arrested in armed robbery at Palm Coast Walgreens
PALM COAST, Fla. – A Bunnell man was arrested in connection with an armed robbery at a Palm Coast Walgreens Tuesday, the Flagler County Sheriff's Office said. Matthew Green, 28, faces charges of armed robbery, grand theft of a firearm and grand theft. According to the Sheriff's Office, Green went to the Walgreens on Palm Coast Parkway about 6 a.m. and made verbal threats, pointing a brown handgun at the pharmacist. Deputies said they then tracked Green to his home and arrested him just before 2 p.m. Tuesday. Green was booked into the Flagler County Jail.