WATCH: Car catches fire during ‘Holiday at the Beach’ parade in Flagler County
FLAGLER BEACH, Fla. — A holiday parade in Flagler County was cut short after a car caught fire on the parade route. The “Holiday at the Beach” parade in Flagler Beach witnessed a fiery interruption around 2 p.m. near North 4th Street and A1A. WATCH: Police: Knife-wielding Florida Tech student shot and killed by officer on campusFirefighters navigated congested streets filled with hundreds of people to reach the parade car that had burst into flames. READ: Central Florida woman wins $1M from scratch-off ticket“While today’s parade was shortened, it was done so in the best interest of public safety, and we’re glad nobody was injured as a result of the fire,” officials said. Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, and click here to watch the latest news on your Smart TV.wftv.com
Beach patrol responds after body found inside port-a-potty in Daytona Beach
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A death investigation is underway after a person was found dead inside of a portable toilet in Daytona Beach. READ: Man attacked in Waffle House parking lot shoots attacker, police sayThe body was discovered Sunday morning inside of a port-a-potty near Zelda Boulevard and A1A. Volusia County Beach Safety had several units respond to the area as they waited for police to arrive. WATCH: Driver dies in deadly single-car crash in Sanford, police sayOfficials have not said how the person died and no other details were released. Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, and click here to watch the latest news on your Smart TV.wftv.com
Flooding forces closures in St. Augustine, including Bridge of Lions
As a nor’easter continued to pummel the coastlines of Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia on Saturday morning, the major king tide flooding in the St. Augustine area forced closures of several roads and shut down the Bridge of Lions.
1 hurt, 1 in critical condition after apartment complex catches fire in Cape Canaveral
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Two people were injured in a fire at an apartment complex in Cape Canaveral on Wednesday morning, according to firefighters. The apartment complex is located on Johnson Avenue and North Atlantic Avenue, just off A1A. One person hurt in the fire is in critical condition, according to firefighters. Canaveral Fire Rescue just put out an apartment fire on Johnson Ave off A1A. Watch @WFTV for more.wftv.com
Crews investigate rollover crash on Flagler Beach
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – Flagler Beach Fire Rescue crews are by the shore working to remove a damaged SUV that ended up on its side and on the sand Tuesday. “Remarkably the driver of this vehicle was not injured,” Flagler Beach police posted on social media. ⚠️ Traffic Alert ⚠️ - The northbound lane of A1A is currently closed due to a single vehicle crash. “Luckily there wasn’t anyone walking on the beach when the crash occurred,” police said. The crash shut down A1A northbound.
33-year-old motorcyclist dies in crash on A1A in Cocoa Beach, trooper say
A 33-year-old motorcycle rider died Sunday night in a crash on State Road A1A in Cocoa Beach, the Florida Highway Patrol reported. The wreck happened around 10:15 p.m. on SR A1A near South 20th Street. According the FHP crash report, the biker left the road for an unknown reason and hit a wall, ricocheting into a ditch. The rider later died at a local hospital, troopers said. The crash remains under investigation.
Flagler Beach police announce Masks for Motorists Safety Campaign
FLAGLER BEACH, Fla. Some drivers stopped for speeding along a stretch of A1A in Flagler County will be given something instead of a ticket. The Flagler Beach Police Department is teaming up with the Department of Health for a new safety campaign called Masks for Motorists.Officers will be patrolling an area of A1A that recently saw a change in the posted speed limit. When a driver is stopped, police say instead of receiving a ticket, they will be given a written warning and a pack of cloth face masks. Police say the goal of the campaign is to educate drivers on the new speed limits while also providing support during the pandemic. The campaign runs through Aug. 31.
Flagler businesses get a boost for Memorial Day Weekend
Businesses along A1A felt the boom this weekend as visitors flocked to the reopened coastlines of Florida. Placards reserved every other table topside to ensure guidelines for social distancing were being followed. Reopening Friday night with a limited menu and outdoor entertainment on Sunday, Cork and Pint owner Scott Campion was glad to welcome customers back to the European Village in Palm Coast. Its great to get back to work and especially to see our great customers and friends, said Campion. We must continue to practice social distancing but also not be afraid to get out and start to return our lives to normal.news-journalonline.com
Daytona firefighters battle house fire on A1A
Daytona Beach firefighters are working on a structure fire at a property at A1A and Lenox Avenue that spread to a nearby motel, according to social media posts. Daytona Beach firefighters are working on a structure fire at a property at A1A and Lenox Avenue that spread to a nearby motel, according to social media posts. No injuries were reported to any residents or their dog, an official said. The fire began in the shed to the house and spread to the house, a tteet said, and caused some exterior and interior damage to one of the rooms at the Economy Inn Motel next door to the property. Check back for more information.news-journalonline.com
Brevard commissioner seeks changes to crosswalks following girl’s death
SATELLITE BEACH, Fla. – After a 12-year-old girl was killed walking across A1A with her family, a Brevard County commissioner said he's moving forward with an idea to change the flashing lights at the crosswalk. A week later, Commissioner Curt Smith said he’s going to push for the flashing yellow lights to be replaced by red lights. The commissioner said he plans to present the idea to the county commission at their meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 7. “These flashing yellow lights -- most people, if you ask them, they don’t have any clue what they are,” Smith said. Smith said county-wide, five people have died in crosswalks like the ones Nelson died in.