Labor group requests ethics probe of Kentucky GOP gubernatorial candidate over campaign solicitation
A labor group has requested an ethics investigation of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron for soliciting and accepting campaign donations from a drug treatment organization under scrutiny by his office.
Edgewater officer hurt in crash while backing up sheriff’s deputy
An Edgewater police officer was hospitalized after a crash Friday night that happened as they were responding to back up a Volusia County Sheriff’s Office deputy, according to the Edgewater Police Department and Florida Highway Patrol.
St. Cloud issues voluntary evacuations as water levels quickly rise. Here’s where and why
The City of St. Cloud on Sunday announced voluntary evacuations had begun in Blackberry, Pemberly Pines, Summer Cove, Sugar Mill, St. Cloud Village, Soleil Blue, Jade Isle, Savannah Park, Edgewater and surrounding areas due to encroaching floodwaters.
Florida man who fatally shot coworker in ‘love triangle’ found guilty, given life sentence
A former Volusia County employee who fatally shot his coworker “point blank” over the victim’s alleged affair with his wife was found guilty of first-degree murder on Thursday, sentenced to life in prison, court records show.
Woman killed, man injured in crash in southeast Volusia County
A 62-year-old Mims woman was killed and a 54-year-old Edgewater man was injured in a crash in southeast Volusia County around 9 p.m. on Thursday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – A 62-year-old Mims woman was killed and a 54-year-old Edgewater man was injured in a crash in southeast Volusia County around 9 p.m. on Thursday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. FHP said the 62-year-old woman was driving a sedan northbound on U.S. 1 and the 54-year-old man was driving a SUV southbound on U.S. 1. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and the man was rushed to Halifax Hospital. The names of the two people in the crash have not been released at this time.
1 dead in Volusia mobile home fire
EDGEWATER, Fla. – One person was killed early Tuesday in a mobile home fire in Volusia County, authorities said. Volusia Fire Rescue said the fire broke out around 12:30 a.m. at the Terra Mar Village on Ash Street off U.S. 1 near Edgewater. [TRENDING: Even colder air on the way | Latest on $1,400 economic relief payments | Bars, nightclubs continue to disobey local COVID-19 rules]The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said neighbors awoke to see the mobile home fully engulfed in flames. AdSheriff’s officials said the victim is believed to be the 70-year-old man who lived in the mobile home but positive identification is pending. “He was a real nice guy.”Volusia County fire crews found one person dead after extinguishing a mobile home fire near Edgewater.
Man facing child porn charges, accused of trying to contact girls online
Aaron Crump, 32, was arrested at his home on Friday after investigators said they discovered graphic videos on his phone. Arrested on 20 child porn charges: Aaron Crump, 32, Edgewater, who has a history of contacting young girls online. The NCMEC told investigators that someone had uploaded 350 files of suspected child pornography to an online storage account. Detectives also researched two prior cases involving Crump, according to the sheriff’s office. Crump faces 20 initial counts of possession of a sexual performance of a child.
Florida man arrested after shining laser at Volusia County Sheriff’s helicopter
EDGEWATER, Fla. – An Edgewater man accused of pointing a laser at the Volusia Sheriff’s Office Air One helicopter is now facing a felony charge. The pilot told investigators this blinded him for around three to five minutes, describing the incident like having a flashbulb going off in front of his eye, according to a Volusia County Sheriff’s Office report. [ARREST VIDEO: Edgewater man temporarily blinds Volusia County pilot with laser, deputies say]Once the vessel was docked, officers got three men out of the boat. In the arrest video, Hutton told them he had a green laser pointer and is heard telling authorities he thought the helicopter was a drone. Hutton was taken to the Volusia County Branch Jail, where he posted a $5,000 bond.
Some Edgewater boat ramps, parks closed due to flooding from weekend storms
EDGEWATER, Fla. – People who live in Edgewater are starting to see the standing water recede in the neighborhoods, but the issue is the rising water levels of the Indian River. That’s why the city has had to shut down some boat ramps and parks because of the flooding. Over the weekend, the City of Edgewater recorded nearly a foot of rain in some areas, flooding streets and driveways. Edgewater City Manager Glenn Irby said the storms brought too much water all at once. I’ve never seen rain like that before, it was a lot of water,” Irby said.
Streets, yards flood in Volusia County after almost a foot of rain was recorded
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – Residents in Volusia County woke up to more than a puddle Sunday as floodwaters overtook yards and streets. According to city officials, the City of Edgewater has recorded rainfall of 8.55 inches at the Waste Water Treatment Plant on Mango Tree Drive and 11.6 inches at the Water Treatment Plant at State Road 442 and I-95. “City crews have been responding to the effects of this rainfall since 7:00 p.m. last evening (Saturday, September 19, 2020). “It would appear so since nearly a foot of rain has fallen in at least one area of the City.”Three locations are open for resident access to sand piles. Fire Station 57 2628 Hibiscus DriveMango Tree Lake 901 Mango Tree DriveAirpark staging area 1898 Airpark RoadResidents must bring their shovel and sandbags/double bagged garbage bags.
29-year-old man died in car crash in Volusia County
A 29-year-old man from Edgewater died Sunday after crashing his car on I-95 in Volusia County, according to Florida Highway Patrol. According to reports, the driver who died was driving southbound on I-95 when he bumped into a car in front of him, causing minimal damage to the other car. After hitting the car in front of him, troopers said the driver swerved a bit, and ultimately traveled into the median and hit many trees. The car overturned and landed upside down in a water filled ditch, according to authorities. Authorities said the driver later died at the hospital.
Edgewater Eagles grinding through voluntary football workouts
EDGEWATER, Fla. Football workouts this summer look familiar but its 2020, so its different. It's all about safety these days, and the same goes for the Edgewater Eagles. Groups of no more than 10 undergo daily temperature checks which are part of the football teams voluntary workouts. But for players like Leary, who is committed to play for the University of Alabama, its not all bad. Im starting to connect with a lot of freshmen, upcoming freshmen.
Hagerty Huskies top Edgewater Fightin' Eagles
ORLANDO, Fla. – In a battle for the District 7A Championship, the visiting Hagerty Huskies used a strong second half to turn away the Edgewater Eagles 35-21. [VIDEO: 6-Yard Line]Huskies running back Gabriel Diaz broke free for two touchdowns while Tristan Tucker's quarterback keep for a score put the game out of the Eagles' reach. Hagerty improved to 7-2 and hosts Timber Creek in its regular season finale. 6-3 Edgewater visits Boone next.
Lake Minneola Hawks knock wind out of Mt. Dora Hurricanes
MINNEOLA, Fla. – The Lake Minneola Hawks rebounded from their first loss of the season with a convincing 34-6 victory over rival Mount Dora. [VIDEO: 6-Yard Line]Blake Lescault-Fleming hauled in three touchdown passes from Lake Minneola quarterback Jesse Fiske. The Hawks improved to 5-1 and travel to Edgewater next. Mount Dora, which dropped to 4-3, has a bye week.