Investigators, defendant’s father testify in trial of man accused of killing Daytona Beach officer
Daytona Beach detectives say they got their first look at Othal Wallace from officer Jason Raynor's body camera right after the shooting. The investigator on the stand called it the most important piece of evidence.
Testimony begins in trial of man accused of shooting and killing Daytona Beach police officer
Testimony began Monday for the man accused of shooting and killing a Daytona Beach police officer. Investigators say Othal Wallace shot officer Jason Raynor in 2021. The trial was moved from Volusia County to Clay County at the request of the defense.
POLL: Where would you like the see the Jaguars play during stadium renovations?
As Jaguars president Mark Lamping and other members of the team’s administration hold “Huddle Up Jax” meetings to discuss the renovations to TIAA Bank Field, we want to hear from you about where you would like to see the Jaguars play during these renovations.
Florida lawmakers to consider ‘Death with Dignity’ bill
76-year-old Ellen Gilland made national headlines in January when police say she shot and killed her terminally ill husband inside his Daytona Beach hospital room. Daytona Beach police said Gilland killed 77-year-old Jerry Gilland as part of a suicide pact the two had been planning.
Alligator euthanized after biting man’s leg in Daytona Beach, police say
A man in Daytona Beach was sent to the hospital Saturday after being bitten on the leg by an alligator that was later euthanized, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Florida group wants to create law that allows terminally ill people to decide their death following shooting at Daytona Beach hospital
A Florida group is advocating for terminally ill people to have the right to request a doctor to provide them medication to end their suffering after a 76-year-old woman fatally shot her husband in a Daytona Beach hospital, according to Daytona Beach authorities.
No bond for Florida woman accused of shooting terminally ill husband at hospital
A woman accused of fatally shooting her terminally ill husband Saturday at AdventHealth Daytona Beach — in what police said resulted from a murder-suicide agreement — made her first appearance in Volusia County court Sunday morning, WKMG reported.
What to expect at Welcome to Rockville 2022
Welcome To Rockville’s milestone 10th edition brought in the festival’s biggest crowd yet, with 161,000 people that came to Daytona International Speedwayin Daytona Beach, Florida for the four-day music event, held November 11-14. The record attendance officially makes Welcome To RockvilleAmerica’s biggest rock festival. In addition, a worldwide at-home audience of 1.2 million unique viewers enjoyed the livestream with select festival performances, exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes content on the DWPresents On Twitch channel. Welcome To Rockville 2021 marks the first-time producers Danny Wimmer Presents have livestreamed one of their festivals.
Commentary: Reality check in a race car is the perfect way to start Speedweeks
The big question many people ask and have asked when it comes to NASCAR is just how much skill does it take to actually drive one of those things? Drivers aren’t really athletes. How athletic can a racer be when their car is doing 99% of the work. It’s just left turns and staying on the gas, right?
Missing Daytona Beach boy fell asleep in bed of pickup, found safe in Jacksonville, police say
Police said a missing 11-year-old Daytona Beach boy was found safe in the Jacksonville area Friday morning after he fell asleep in the bed of a pickup truck, according to News4JAX sister station WKMG in Orlando.
Sheriff: 12 men looking for teen sex arrested
A sting called Operation Guardian set up by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and other agencies to lure men looking for sex with juveniles netted 12 arrests, and more are expected, Sheriff John Rutherford announced Friday morning. Law enforcement personnel from Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Clay and St. Johns County, Gainesville, Daytona Beach and other agencies set up fake social media accounts and posted messages as if they were minors and waited for men to contact them.
Fewer Daytona Beach Bike Week participants visiting St. Augustine this year
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – St. Augustine is expecting increased motorcycle traffic downtown as motorcyclists travel to Daytona Beach for Bike Week, which is scheduled through Sunday, but News4Jax was told there are fewer bikers stopping by the ancient city this year. Since St. Augustine is only about an hour from Daytona Beach, many Bike Week participants will traditionally stay overnight in the historic city or stop by for some shopping and sightseeing. But Sean Taylor, owner of Old City Gifts in downtown St. Augustine, told News4Jax the crowds of bikers who would normally visit St. Augustine is nowhere near the numbers in years past. AdTom Leventry, a Pennsylvania resident who has been attending Bike Week for several decades, said he enjoys coming to St. Augustine. Leventry said that based on his observation, it appears 10% of the people attending Bike Week are wearing masks.
The Naked Cowboy arrested while performing at Bike Week
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A Times Square performer known as the Naked Cowboy was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest without violence and cited for panhandling while working a gig at Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Florida. In body-camera video from one of the officers, Burck repeatedly questioned why he was being detained after an officer put handcuffs on him. Ad“We told you to stop panhandling and you still accepted money from people,” a male officer told him. A female officer told him that he was blocking businesses by drawing a crowd around him. AdVideo on Burck's Facebook page, The Naked Cowboy, showed him performing and taking pictures with fans Saturday morning.
Daytona motorcycle rally goes on despite pandemic
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Daytona Beach’s annual Bike Week has brought tens of thousands of motorcyclists to the city and its neighbors this weekend — and few of them are wearing masks. The city made a bargain with its bars — 60% capacity indoors in return for the permits necessary for temporary outdoor sales and entertainment. “I’m grateful to be open for Bike Week, grateful that the city allowed the vendors and the full Bike Week thing,” said Bobby Honeycutt, owner of Froggy’s Saloon, told The Daytona Beach News-Journal as the 10-day event began Friday. AdThe Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the event, estimates 300,000 to 400,000 motorcyclists will attend. Sam Acquaro is attending his 46th straight Bike Week, even though he believes his son caught the virus at last year's, which happened just as the pandemic began spreading around the country and world.
Ty Gibbs stuns grandfather, wins in first career NASCAR race
It was the very first NASCAR national series race for Ty Gibbs, who jumped two steps from ARCA to Xfinity for his debut. Ty Gibbs is the second-youngest winner in Xfinity Series history. But as his grandson crossed the finish line, his glasses fogged and he hugged a Joe Gibbs Racing team member. JGR has yet to announce a full 2021 schedule for Ty Gibbs, but his grandfather said the details are decided by Coy Gibbs. They picked the Daytona road course for his debut because Ty Gibbs finished second here in last year's ARCA race.