Police investigating after man found dead, woman critically injured in Port Orange
PORT ORANGE, Fla. — Port Orange police said they are investigating a “suspicious death” after a man was found dead and a woman critically injured at a home Friday morning. Officers said they responded to a home on Palm Castle Drive around 2:30 a.m.Police said this was an isolated incident and that there is no outstanding threat to the community. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact police Detective Benezette at 386-506-5893. READ: Accused drug dealer charged with murder for overdose deaths of 3 menClick here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.wftv.com
Port Orange man charged with impersonating an officer after real deputy sees attempted traffic stop
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — A Port Orange man was arrested Thursday, accused of falsely impersonating an officer after an off-duty Volusia County Sergeant saw him attempt a traffic stop. READ: Naked man accused of running over woman, beating her on side of Brevard County highwaySheriff's deputies have arrested a Port Orange man on charges that he falsely impersonated a police officer after an off-duty VSO sergeant spotted him attempting a traffic stop. Investigators identified the owner of the truck as 54-year-old Joseph Mercier. When confronted about the lights, Mercier told deputies he didn’t know why he put them on the truck and denied ever having tried to pull anyone over. He’s being held in the Volusia County Jail on a $21,000 bond.wftv.com
‘Climb out the back!’: Police rescue local woman trapped in sinking car
PORT ORANGE, Fla. — Friday night took a terrifying turn for one Volusia County motorist. As storms soaked parts of Central Florida, her car traveled off the road and and into a Port Orange canal, swollen with rain water. Read: Dozens of Florida lottery players strike gold from non-winning scratch-off ticketsThree members of Port Orange Police Department responded to crash scene. When they arrived, they quickly realized there was little time to spare to free the driver from her sinking car. The Officers entered the water, broke the window, and pulled the driver out of the sinking car.wftv.com
Port Orange man charged with dozens of counts of possessing child porn
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — A tip in 2020 led Volusia County deputies to a Port Orange man accused of possessing thousands of files showing young children engaged in sex acts. Detectives arrest Port Orange man on 26 charges of possessing child pornography. Yanks was arrested at his home Tuesday and charged with 26 counts of possession of a sexual performance of a child. He’s being held in the Volusia County jail on $260,000 bond. READ: Othal Wallace’s girlfriend attempted to help officer he allegedly shot, new video suggestsThe sheriff’s office says their investigation into Yanks is ongoing.wftv.com
3 Central Florida first responders died from COVID-19 complications this week
First responders die of COVID-19 A Melbourne firefighter, Orange County deputy and Port Orange police officer all died from complications of COVID-19 this week. (City of Melbourne/Orange County Sheriff's Office/Port Orange Police Department)ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — An Orange County deputy, Port Orange police officer and a Melbourne firefighter all died from complications of COVID-19 this week. “Craig dedicated much of his life to serving the residents of Orange County,” Sheriff John Mina said in a statement. READ: Mayor: Orange County COVID-19 vaccination rate increases as case numbers climbOfficer Justin WhiteThe Port Orange Police Department announced Thursday that Officer Justin White died from COVID-19 complications, leaving behind his loving wife and children. The city said Allender served the citizens of Melbourne for 22 years as a firefighter, including 19 years as a paramedic.wftv.com
Body discovered near busy Port Orange intersection
PORT ORANGE, Fla. — A body was discovered Monday afternoon near an intersection, the Port Orange Police Department said. The body was discovered near Dunlawton Avenue and North Swallow Tail Drive, Port Orange police Officer Andre Fleming said. @PortOrange_PD investigating a suspicious incident where a body found near Dunlawton Ave. and Swallowtail. Read: County worker dies, 14 others injured when utility truck crashes into Votran busClick here to download our free app. See a map of the scene below:Read: Police: 2 people shot near Winter Park Village©2021 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Ex-Volusia sergeant charged with perjury, accused of lying about ‘chokehold’ incident
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – A former Volusia County Sheriff’s Office sergeant is charged with making false statements that ultimately led to his firing last year, according to the sheriff’s office. Jacob Kraker, 37, was arrested Thursday by Port Orange police on a warrant for felony perjury from the sheriff’s office. Kraker told Port Orange police the 21-year-old head butted him “so I tackled him” and he complained his ribs were “killing” him after the incident, according to the IA report. AdThe man told investigators, “I may have touched him with my shoulder and then I was put into a very strong chokehold and I tapped out because I couldn’t breathe. Literally couldn’t breathe.”Kraker told investigators he did not use a neck hold but video and witnesses told investigators otherwise.
Woman who struck Volusia Sheriff Mike Chitwood was shopping on her phone, officials say
PORT ORANGE, Fla. – A 20-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood hospitalized with a fractured leg. pic.twitter.com/oXo1fej7f6 — Mike Chitwood (@SheriffChitwood) March 18, 2021Chitwood said he was on a 20-mile bike ride when he was hit from behind. — Volusia Sheriff (@VolusiaSheriff) March 18, 2021Thursday’s crash comes nearly four years after Chitwood was injured in a bicycle crash in Ponce Inlet. Chitwood suffered a broken hand and an ACL injury in that crash after he was struck by a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, officials said. AdAlso in 2017, Chitwood’s bicycle fell from his vehicle’s bike rack onto the interstate, damaging passing vehicles.
Getting Results Award winner helps her community get vaccinated
Steele has been helping residents make appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations. Steele, also a resident of the park, comes to work early and on her days off in order to help. The couple was so impressed with Steele’s success and dedication to the Nova Campground residents that they nominated her for the News 6 Getting Results Award. “People in the campground, anyone that needs one, she’s gotten it for us,” Richard Griffing said. “She has a very good heart and soul.”Steele said she’s still being asked to help and she enjoys doing it.
Motorcyclist dies in Port Orange crash, police say
A motorcyclist died following a crash with a vehicle in Port Orange on Sunday evening, according to the Port Orange Police Department. He was pronounced dead at Halifax Hospital following an accident at the intersection of Nova Road and Sleepy Hollow Drive, police said. The passenger of the motorcycle is in stable condition at Halifax Hospital, while the driver of the car wasn’t injured, police said. The investigation is being conducted by the Port Orange Police Department Traffic Homicide Unit. If anyone witnessed or has information concerning this traffic crash, please contact Port Orange Police Department Traffic Homicide Investigator Michael Garay at 386-506-5838.
Governor applauds new temporary COVID-19 vaccine site in Port Orange community
PORT ORANGE, Fla. – A new temporary vaccination site opened Friday morning in a Port Orange neighborhood, offering shots for eligible Florida seniors. The new site opened at the Cranes Lakes community on Cranes Lake Boulevard. AdThe Port Orange site will operate during the final days of Daytona Beach Bike Week, which the governor said he planned to visit. The Crane Lakes vaccine site will be open four days:Friday, March 12 - 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Saturday, March 13 – 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.Sunday, March 14 – Noon – 7 p.m.Monday, March 15 - 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Volusia County Department of Health and county government continue to hold vaccine events at the Volusia County Fairground in DeLand.
Motorcyclist dies in Port Orange crash
PORT ORANGE, Fla. – A motorcyclist was killed early Wednesday in a crash in Port Orange, according to police. The fatal wreck was reported around 12:40 a.m. near Country Lane and Taylor Road. [TRENDING: ‘Manatee graveyard in Fla. | 6 major announcements from Disney | Fla. woman charged in US Capitol attack]Police said Coty Eldridge, of Port Orange, was the lone rider of the motorcycle and died in the crash. An investigation is being conducted by the Port Orange Police Department. AdAnyone who witnessed the wreck is asked to call Investigator Phillip Slease at 386-506-5838.
Port Orange police searching for 17-year-old boy
Johnny Thomas, 17, was last seen Jan. 5 (Port Orange Police Department)VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – Port Orange police are working to locate a missing 17-year-old boy. Police say Johnny Thomas has been missing since Jan. 5. Thomas is described as a Black male standing nearly 6 ft. tall and weighing 140 pounds, according to authorities. He also has brown eyes and brown hair. Anyone with information on Thomas’ whereabouts is urged to contact Detective Higham at 386-506-5894 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bicyclist fatally struck in Port Orange crash on New Year’s Eve
A 38-year-old woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Monroe County. (WDIV)PORT ORANGE, Fla. – Port Orange police are investigating a New Year’s Eve crash that left a bicyclist dead. According to police, a driver struck the bicyclist with their vehicle Thursday at 8:43 p.m. at the intersection of Dunlawton Avenue and Village Trail. Police said the driver is cooperating with the investigation. Police are asking anyone who witnessed the crash or has any information about it to call Port Orange Police Department Traffic Homicide Investigator Michael Garay at 386-506-5838.
Arrest made in fatal shooting at Derbyshire Park basketball court
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The suspect accused of fatally shooting a 19-year-old man as he was playing basketball at Derbyshire Park last month has been taken into custody, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department. Records show the victim, John Phillips, was playing basketball at the park when Turner approached, fired multiple shots at him then ran away. Multiple witnesses said they were playing basketball with Phillips when Turner and another person arrived at the park. The witness said Turner and the other person walked up to the victim and Turner shot him. The witness who was walking with Turner said they went for a walk and Turner followed to the basketball court.
UPDATE: Atlantic High in Port Orange lifts lockdown, no weapon found
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – One Port Orange high school was placed on lockdown Wednesday morning after Volusia County School officials say there were rumors of a weapon on campus. As of noon Wednesday, the school district said the lockdown had been lifted and no weapon was found. The lockdown at @SharksAHS has been lifted. — Volusia County Schools (@volusiaschools) December 16, 2020Law enforcement was on the scene around 10 a.m. Officials said it did not appear to be a valid threat. There will be additional law enforcement presence on campus as a precaution.
Missing 70-year-old Port Orange teacher caught on video at Brevard ATM
PORT ORANGE, Fla. – The Port Orange Police Department continues to seek the public’s help in the case of a missing 70-year-old teacher. Port Orange police said Heikka, who goes by the name Bob and has been with Volusia County Schools since 1989 and has taught at Creekside Middle School in Port Orange since 2002, was captured on surveillance video at an ATM near Canaveral Shores. On Monday, the Port Orange Police Department held a press conference hoping that by releasing new details, it will turn into some leads. Investigators said they have received numerous tips in the case, especially on the Port Orange police Facebook page. We want closure for the school family, and we want closure for the city of Port Orange,” he said.
Port Orange community helps Marine veteran living in mold-infested home
PORT ORANGE, Fla. – At 90 years old, James Northcote, a Marine Veteran who fought in the Korean war, now finds himself fighting the mold-infested walls inside his mobile home. Northcote has been living in his mobile home in Port Orange for 18 years. In 2018, Northcote applied for assistance through the Rebuild Florida program-- offered after Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc and caused extensive damage to thousands of homes across the state. Northcote tells News 6 he even mailed a check for $1,000 to Rebuild Florida back in June as part of the process. Northcote says he received a phone Wednesday from a contractor who said he had been appointed by Rebuild Florida to work on his home.
Port Orange city manager resigns
PORT ORANGE, Fla. – After taking an extended leave to deal with a family issue, Port Orange City Manager Michael “Jake” Johansson is resigning. Administrative Services Director Jamie Miller acted as city manager in Johansson’s absence. [TRENDING: Donald Trump wins Florida | US presidential race results | Floridians vote to raise minimum wage to $15/hour]“After many hours of thought as well as discussions with family and friends, I have decided to resign as the City Manager of Port Orange to concentrate on my family, my health and explore new opportunities. We are beyond grateful for both his service to our city, as well as our country prior to that. The city council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. to determine who will serve as the interim city manager.
Port Orange police search for missing 70-year-old teacher
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – The Port Orange Police Department is searching for a missing 70-year-old teacher. Police said Robert Heikka was last seen Sunday at his home in Port Orange. Officials said Heikka, who goes by the name Bob, has been with Volusia County Schools since 1989 and has taught at Creekside Middle School in Port Orange since 2002. He currenlty teaches business education, including digital information technology and keyboarding. Investigators said Heikka may be driving his white 2012 Chevrolet Impala with the Florida tag of KRZ-I78.
Blood drive honors Volusia County paramedic who died of COVID-19
PORT ORANGE, Fla. – The Volusia Ambulance Association hosted a blood drive Tuesday in honor of paramedic Gerald “Jerry” Jones who lost his battle with COVID-19 last month. I hope it’s a busy drive.”Rita Jones had no idea who the blood drive was for when she stopped by but was glad she did. [MORE COVERAGE: ‘Volusia County just lost two public servants:’ Paramedic, teaching assistant die of COVID-19, family says]One Blood told News 6 they’re expecting 60 to 80 units of blood. Jones' sister, Shyla Pennington also lost her battle with COVID-19 and worked for the Volusia County School District. There is a second blood drive location at the DeLand Fire Station located at 1655 East Taylor Road.
Daytona Beach police investigating jury duty scam using deputy’s name to target senior citizens
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Daytona Beach Police Department is asking the public’s help to find the suspects who they said are using a Volusia County deputy’s name to swindle senior citizens out of money in a jury duty fraud scheme. A 73-year-old Port Orange woman told News 6 she lost $3,200 last month after she believed she had to pay fines for missing jury duty. She then agreed to meet 33-year-old Pierra Terrell outside Jones Bail Bonds on Adams Street and handed over the cash. The police department invited the real Brian Henderson who is the Division Chief for the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office to explain how jury duty works. If you happen to miss jury duty, they will send you a letter and they will remind you that you missed it.
Woman accused of attacking acquaintance in Port Orange
PORT ORANGE, Fla. – A woman attacked an acquaintance Wednesday at a home in the Sweetwater subdivision, according to the Port Orange Police Department. Police said they arrested Dana Reeves, 31, and transported the victim to a hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. [TRENDING: Newlywed couple killed in plane crash | Ballot for dead wife meant to ‘test system’ | FSU president tests positive for COVID-19]No details were provided on the nature of the attack. Reeves is facing a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Detective Ben Benezette at 386-506-5893.
Newlywed Port Orange couple dies in plane crash during honeymoon trip
PORT ORANGE, Fla. – A husband and wife from Port Orange both died in a small plane crash in Colorado days after their wedding, according to the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office. Costas John Sivyllis, 30, and Lindsey Vogelaar, 33, traveled from Port Orange to Telluride, Colorado for their ceremony on Thursday then stayed in the area for their honeymoon activities, which they were documenting online for their friends and family to see. The couple was leaving Colorado to return to Florida in a privately owned Beechcraft Bonanza aircraft Monday when they crashed in the Ingram Basin. The plane left Telluride Airport at about 12:45 p.m. and is believed to have gone down about 15 minutes later. The National Transportation Safety Board is handling the investigation into the crash.
Woman killed in Port Orange house fire
PORT ORANGE, Fla. – A 42-year-old woman died Monday morning after a fire broke out in her Port Orange home, police said. Port Orange Fire Rescue and police responded to 1157 Millbrook Avenue around 2:37 a.m. Monday for a structure fire. Police said the home was engulfed in flames and the lone resident, Denise Nichols, 42, was found dead. [TRENDING: DeSantis to lift restaurant limits in Fla. | Here’s how to track your mail-in ballot | How can I tell difference between flu and COVID-19?] The Port Orange Fire Marshall and State Fire Marshall responded to the investigation and, at this time, the fire does not appear to be suspicious in nature.
Man told victim they could ‘go to heaven together’ before shooting her, deputies say
PORT ORANGE, Fla. – A man held a knife to a woman’s throat and told her they could “go to heaven together” before chasing her through the city and shooting her in the shoulder, according to the Port Orange Police Department. The woman tried to speed off to safety but O’Cain chased her yet again, records show. Near Ridgewood Avenue and Charles Street, O’Cain rear-ended the woman’s vehicle hard enough that she almost lost control, according to the affidavit. He’s facing charges of attempted first-degree murder, firing a weapon into a vehicle and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Help is available for domestic violence survivors for free, 24/7 by calling the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).
Florida bar tells veterans: Your service dogs can stay but you must leave
PORT ORANGE, Fla. – Several veterans with service dogs have recently been asked to leave a Port Orange bar, including one man who was trespassed but told his “dog could stay," police reports and body camera video shows. Harmon told News 6 he believes this is an attempt by the bar to circumvent ADA laws regarding service animals. “Just come here to have a drink and eat some food with my service dog," Harmon told the police sergeant. During a separate incident on Sept. 28, three other veterans went to The Port Hole with their service dogs and were also asked to leave. Clark said she was at Port Hole with two other veterans with service dogs when the incident happened.
Victim uses ax to disarm teenage burglary suspect, Port Orange police say
PORT ORANGE, Fla. – A teenage boy who tried to break into a Port Orange apartment was instead confronted by residents who were able to disarm him using an ax, according to police. The 16-year-old was able to get inside, carrying a stolen 9 mm handgun, while the other teens fled, according to the news release. The residents said the boy knocked on their door and when one of them opened it, the boy pushed his way inside, records show. Three of the men from inside the apartment left with the gun once the boy was disarmed while the man with the ax stayed behind. A neighbor called 911 after hearing the commotion and he was able to identify the other boys the teenage burglary suspect was with, police said.
Two 20-year-olds killed in crash on I-95, troopers say
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – Two 20-year-old men were killed Saturday in a car crash on I-95, troopers said. According to officials, the two men from Port Orange were driving north on I-95 when their car left the road and drove onto the shoulder. [TRENDING: DeSantis lifts restaurant limits in Fla. | Track your mail-in ballot | How can I tell difference between flu and COVID-19?] Troopers said both men weren’t wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. One of the men died at the scene while the other died at a hospital, troopers said.
Fraternity brother remembers Neil Armstrong
PORT ORANGE, Fla. All eyes will be on the Space Coast for the first manned launch from American soil in nearly ten years. Among them will be retired Lt. Col. Jim Goetcheus, who lives in Port Orange, but remembers his time with the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong. He was my pledge father at Purdue, Goetcheus said. However that moment in time hasnt faded away; it surfaces up whenever he sees the boundaries Armstrong broke during the summer of 1969. SpaceX is set to launch the Falcon 9 rocket with the Crew Dragon spacecraft from Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A at 4:33 p.m. Wednesday.
Review insurance before hurricane season
As this weeks On the Spot guest, she shares how to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season. With hurricane season approaching on June 1, what should home and business owners be reviewing right now on their insurance policies? Now is the time to contact your agent to review your homeowners and flood policies, not the week the pending hurricane is bearing down on the state. Keep copies of your insurance policies in a waterproof bag, take it with you if you must evacuate. Flood insurance is one of those policies people only feel is needed if they are told by their realtor or mortgage lender, You are in a flood zone and if you are not, You dont need flood insurance!news-journalonline.com
Police: Man beaten, caged inside dog crate in Port Orange
The Port Orange police chief considered the incident inhumane. A suspicious incident involving a man who was beaten and held inside a dog crate has led to the arrest of a Port Orange woman, police said. Port Orange police are still searching for the main suspect in the incident. The victim told police he refused, and then that man and several others began hitting him with a pipe. At one point, the man who had an argument with the victim broke a laptop over his head, the victim told police.news-journalonline.com
Police: Port Orange gator meat theft suspect busted by tattoos, Gators plate, wife
Hand tattoos, a Gators license plate and the suspects wife help police catch a serial seafood thief. A Port Orange man driving a car with a Gators specialty license plate broke into a seafood store to steal gator tail meat, police said. James Ellison, 30, already suspected in other burglaries, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with two counts of armed burglary by Port Orange police. Port Orange police were able to quickly identify Ellison based on information gathered by Volusia deputies when they arrested the Port Orange man for a boat burglary in April. Port Orange police saw the same hand tattoo and the specialty license plate in the seafood stores video surveillance, a Port Orange report states.news-journalonline.com
Florida man steals gator meat, IDd by Gators license plate, police say
Hand tattoos, a Florida Gators license plate and the suspects wife help police catch a seafood theft suspect. A Port Orange man driving a car with a Florida Gators specialty license plate broke into a seafood store to steal gator tail meat, police said. Port Orange police were able to quickly identify Ellison based on information gathered by Volusia deputies when they arrested the Port Orange man for a boat burglary in April. In the video deputies obtained, a Hyundai car with a Gators front license plate is also seen. Port Orange police saw the same hand tattoo and the specialty license plate in the seafood stores video surveillance, a Port Orange report states.news-journalonline.com
FIRST RESPONDERS: Port Orange officer saves suicidal man, survives neighborhood firefight
The moments when facing potential firefights with Somali pirates were nerve-racking but the real experience at a Port Orange home was just as intense. Five Port Orange police officers returned fire hitting Button, who was then rushed to Halifax Health Medical Center. He jumps into action, comes up with a plan and executes the plan, said Port Orange police Chief Thomas Grimaldi. Thats Andre to a T.Grimaldi said he believes that Flemings U.S. Navy experience has made him very service oriented. Healways got your back, said Guillerm, a five-year veteran of the Port Orange Police Department.news-journalonline.com
Police: Woman reported missing in Port Orange found dead in river
The woman, who was not immediately identified, was last seen swimming toward a small island north of the Dunlawtown bridge Saturday night. A woman reported missing after last being seen swimming in the Intracoastal Waterway in Port Orange on Saturday night was found dead in the river, police said. Port Orange police Chief Thomas Grimaldi said the woman, who was not immediately identified, was last seen swimming toward a small island north of the Dunlawton bridge. [READ MORE: Womans body found floating in river in Port Orange][READ MORE: Body found on beach by woman walking in New Smyrna]A search by a sheriffs helicopter and officers of Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue on jet skis failed to find her Saturday night, the chief said. Then on Sunday around 12:58 p.m., Port Orange police were notified by Daytona Beach police that the womans body was found floating in the river in the 2500 block of S. Peninsula Drive, Grimaldi said.news-journalonline.com
Coronavirus: Halifax Health bans most visitors as of Wednesday
Halifax Health Medical Center stopped visits after a patient tested positive for the coronavirus. Halifax Health hospitals in Daytona Beach, Port Orange and Deltona will no longer allow patient visitation, with some exceptions, starting Wednesday, officials said. The move came following an announcement Monday afternoon that a patient tested positive for coronavirus. In a Facebook post Monday afternoon, Halifax Health said the health system has tested many patients whos results came back negative and are monitoring several patients who are waiting on their results. However, over the weekend Halifax Health admitted a patient who had been tested elsewhere for coronavirus, and confirmed they did have coronavirus, according to the post.news-journalonline.com
Coronavirus: Halifax Health to limit visitors as of Wednesday
Halifax Health Medical Center stopped visits after a patient tested positive for the coronavirus. Halifax Health hospitals in Daytona Beach, Port Orange and Deltona will no longer allow patient visitation, with some exceptions, starting Wednesday, officials said. The move came following an announcement Monday afternoon that a patient at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach tested positive for coronavirus. In a Facebook post Monday afternoon, Halifax Health said the health system has tested "many" patients whose results came back negative and are monitoring "several" patients who are waiting on their results. However, over the weekend Halifax Health admitted a patient who had been tested positive elsewhere for coronavirus, according to the post.news-journalonline.com
Coronavirus: Volusia shoppers endure long lines, morning mayhem
The coronavirus threat had shoppers out bright and early on Friday in Daytona Beach Shores and Port Orange. "Im here for toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies. Geisler was one of many up and down Volusia County who endured long lines and early morning mayhem on Friday as the fast-spreading coronavirus pandemic continued to be the center of attention. Just before opening their doors, workers at the Shores Publix announced to the crowd that all shopping carts had been sanitized. "The people were saying, Were all going to the same isle. I still dont get the toilet paper thing.news-journalonline.com
Motorist killed in single-vehicle Port Orange crash
The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene at Ridgewood Avenue and Farmbrook Road. One person was killed Wednesday morning in a single-vehicle crash in Port Orange near the intersection of Ridgewood Avenue and Farmbrook Road, according to a release from the Port Orange Police Department. Officers responded to a call about the crash at about 11:44 a.m. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene, the release said. The incident is under investigation by the Port Orange Traffic Homicide Unit.news-journalonline.com
Coronavirus travel ban may strand Florida family in Paris
Coronavirus in Florida: Department of Health announces three new casesLast night I heard that (President) Donald Trump was going to do a briefing on the coronavirus so I stayed up until about 2 a.m., Zack Simcox said. American Airlines flights from Paris to New York ranged from $2,000 to $7,300, and Delta's website showed flights ranging from $2,200 to $5,900. American Airlines told USA Today on Thursday that they are placing fare caps on flights to tackle this issue. Zack Simcox owns a small business installing pavers and said hes scared to come back to work or even turn on his business phone. This story originally published to news-journalonline.com, and was shared to other Florida newspapers in the USA TODAY Network - Florida.dailycommercial.com
Coronavirus travel ban may strand Florida family in Paris
Coronavirus in Florida: Department of Health announces three new casesLast night I heard that (President) Donald Trump was going to do a briefing on the coronavirus so I stayed up until about 2 a.m., Zack Simcox said. American Airlines flights from Paris to New York ranged from $2,000 to $7,300, and Delta's website showed flights ranging from $2,200 to $5,900. American Airlines told USA Today on Thursday that they are placing fare caps on flights to tackle this issue. Zack Simcox owns a small business installing pavers and said hes scared to come back to work or even turn on his business phone. This story originally published to news-journalonline.com, and was shared to other Florida newspapers in the USA TODAY Network - Florida.ocala.com
Motorcyclist killed, two others injured in multi-vehicle Port Orange crash, FHP says
A motorcyclist was killed and two more people injured Thursday afternoon in a multi-vehicle accident on Tomoka Farms Road in Port Orange, according to a release from the Florida Highway Patrol. A motorcyclist was killed and two more people injured Thursday afternoon in a multi-vehicle accident on Tomoka Farms Road in Port Orange, according to a release from the Florida Highway Patrol. Werner didn't slow down in time, the report said, and struck the back of the pickup. Behind him, Naomi Bowman, 73, of Winter Garden, also failed to slow the 2017 Harley-Davidson she was on and her bike struck Werner's, the report said. [READ MORE: Police identify 3 killed in Bike Week motorcycle crash in Daytona Beach][READ MORE: Bike Week motorcycle wreck kills woman in Ormond]Werner was pronounced dead on the scene.news-journalonline.com
Port Orange man charged with child porn
A Port Orange man was arrested after a witness told police he found child pornography on the man's laptop, according to a report. A Port Orange man was arrested after a witness told police he found child pornography on the man's laptop, according to a report. Thomas Scott Paschal, 56, was charged Friday with twenty counts of possession of photos depicting sexual performance by a child and booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail on $100,000 bond. [READ MORE: Girlfriend finds child porn on Port Orange mans phone, police say][READ MORE: Port Orange man charged with 21 counts of possession of child porn][READ MORE: Police: Port Orange man caught with child porn during sex offender registry checks]Once he opened it and looked at the downloaded files, he told Port Orange police he found "approximately 1,000 images" of male and female children engaged in sexual intercourse with adult males. Port Orange Police have asked that if anyone has additional information with regards to this investigation, they contact Detective Higham at 386-506-5894.news-journalonline.com
Changes on tap at Tomoka Brewing Co.
There are changes on tap at Tomoka Brewing Co. in Port Orange, where co-owner Richard Flanigan has hired a new brewmaster and will be re-branding the establishment later this month. PORT ORANGE Its a time of transition at Tomoka Brewing Company, but the devotion to craft beer wont be changing. The restaurant and bar will be re-christened this month as Wild Atlantic Brew House at Tomoka Brewing Company, Flanigan said. The craft beers brewed there will still bear the Tomoka Brewing Company label, he said. The name Tomoka Brewing Company, and the spirit and creativity, will live into the future and (it will) consistently be the best beer in Florida, he said.news-journalonline.com
Volusia County deputies, Daytona Beach, Port Orange police join Operation Vision Zero to reduce traffic fatalities
The Volusia County Sheriffs Office, Daytona Beach police and Port Orange police are participating in Operation Vision Zero, a multi-jurisdictional effort to reduce traffic fatalities in bicycle and pedestrian crashes. For Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood, Operation Vision Zero, a multi-jurisdictional traffic-safety related operation, is personal. Something as easy as a Sunday morning workout turned out to be tragic.On Friday afternoon the sheriff, along with Daytona Beach Commissioner Rob Gilliland, Port Orange Mayor Don Burnette, Daytona Beach Police Sgt. Port Orange police will center their efforts on Dunlawton Avenue from State Road 9/Interstate 95 to Clyde Morris Boulevard and from Nova Road to S.R. Daytona Beach police will focus their attention on U.S. 92/International Speedway Boulevard from Nova Road to Beach Street; S.R.news-journalonline.com
Volusia County deputies, Daytona Beach, Port Orange police join Operation Vision Zero to reduce traffic fatalities
The Volusia County Sheriffs Office, Daytona Beach police and Port Orange police are participating in Operation Vision Zero, a multi-jurisdictional effort to reduce traffic fatalities in bicycle and pedestrian crashes. For Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood, Operation Vision Zero, a multi-jurisdictional traffic-safety related operation, is personal. On Friday afternoon the sheriff, along with Daytona Beach Commissioner Rob Gilliland, Port Orange Mayor Don Burnette, Daytona Beach Police Sgt. The Sheriffs Office and Port Orange and Daytona Beach police are three of the 13 law enforcement agencies in Central Florida participating in the effort that began Thursday and runs through March. Port Orange police will center their efforts on Dunlawton Avenue from Interstate 95 to Clyde Morris Boulevard and from Nova Road to U.S. 1.news-journalonline.com
Retired Port Orange police detective killed in motorcycle crash
Barry Marotte was riding south on Tomoka Farms Road Wednesday when he lost control of his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and crashed. A retired Port Orange police detective was killed in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash early on Wednesday, Florida Highway Patrol officials said. Barry Marotte, 60, a former detective and longtime military veteran who retired about 18 months ago after 12 years as a detective with the Port Orange Police Department was killed in the wreck on Tomoka Farms Road, said police Chief Thomas Grimaldi on Thursday. [READ MORE: 76-year-old man killed in head-on crash in Port Orange][READ MORE: Motorcyclist killed in I-95 crash south of Port Orange overnight][READ MORE: Motorcyclist killed in Port Orange crash]Marotte riding southbound on Tomoka Farms at 3:10 a.m. Wednesday when for unknown reasons he lost control of his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and crashed near Shuntz Road, said FHPs Lt. Kim Montes. When Grimaldi took over as chief in Port Orange, he said Marotte was a patrolman.news-journalonline.com
Port Orange man gets life in prison for raping teenager
Terry Saladeen sexually battered the girl for three years, police said. DAYTONA BEACH A Port Orange man convicted of sexual battery of a minor and lewd molestation for raping a teenage girl will spend the rest of his life in prison, according to the State Attorneys Office. According to court documents, Saladeen sexually battered the juvenile between July 1, 2017, and Feb. 15, 2018. The child reported to police that Saladeen forced her to have sex, sometimes as punishment, documents state. Our victims life is forever changed by the sexual assaults she endured, State Attorney R.J. Larizza said in a prepared statement.news-journalonline.com
FHP: 1 killed in head-on crash near NSB
A Port Orange man was killed Tuesday in a head-on crash on State Road 415 near New Smyrna Beach, authorities said. A Florida Highway Patrol report states that Marcus Breihan, 39, was traveling south in the northbound lanes of Tomoka Farms Road around 5:15 p.m.[READ MORE: Woman dies following Port Orange crash][READ MORE: Port Orange woman dies in crash on Tomoka Farms Road]A nouthbound SUV driven by Janice Van Blairicom, 72, of Deltona, saw the oncoming car and swerved to avoid it, but Breihand then crashed into the left side of her SUV and then head-first into the pickup following her, Montes said. The four occupants of the SUV were not injured, but driver James Martin, 66, was taken as a trauma alert to Halifax Health Medical Center, authorities said, and listed in serious condition. Van Blairicom was not injured the report stated, but Breihan was killed at the scene. DON'T MISS AN EPISODE, SUBSCRIBE: iTunes | Google Playnews-journalonline.com
Port Orange couple killed in plane crash in Polk County
Bonnie Powell, 73, and Dennis Powell, 76, were killed in the crash on Thursday as their plane approached Bartow Executive Airport. A Port Orange couple was killed Thursday when their airplane crashed into a Bartow neighborhood, according to the Polk County Sheriffs Office. The plane crashed less than one mile from Bartow Executive Airport. According to officials, the couple were pronounced dead upon arrival at the crash site by emergency personnel. Several houses down from the crash site, on the opposite side of Weston Road, Edruarda Cortez and her infant son were sitting outside their residence.news-journalonline.com
Westminster dog show: Port Orange girl, 11, ready to display prized pet mastiff
Claudius, a 140-pound Neapolitan mastiff and his young handler, 11-year-old Mackenzie Kephart, have made great strides in the dog show circuit. But the Port Orange girl and her four-legged friend will spend the next few days in the most famous of all dog competitions. Mackenzie and Claudius are headed to compete in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog show Saturday through Tuesday. And then if you win group, you get to go to Best Group winner," Mackenzie explained. The pair in June won Best of Breed for 2019 at the Central Florida Working Group Association in Tampa.news-journalonline.com
South Daytona man bashed multiple mailboxes because he was angry with his girlfriend, officials said
A Volusia sheriffs deputy asked Dylan Dyer if, while clearing his mind after arguing with his girlfriend, he had hit any mailboxes, damaging them, to which Dyer answered Im assuming I did, yeah, yeah.A South Daytona man arrested for damaging multiple mailboxes in South Daytona and Port Orange said he committed the crime because he was clearing his head after a fight with his girlfriend, authorities said. Dylan Dyer, 27, was caught as he walked shirtless and staggering on the Dunlawton Bridge around 12:15 a.m., reports from the Volusia County Sheriffs Office and South Daytona and Port Orange police departments said. Dyer and his girlfriend, who told police he had anger issues, had been drinking at a Daytona Beach Shores bar, police said. One of the boxes Dyer damaged was an ornamental Dolphin mailbox on Riverview Lane in Port Orange valued at $500, police said. According to reports, a Volusia sheriffs deputy asked Dyer if, while clearing his mind, he had hit any mailboxes, damaging them, to which Dyer answered Im assuming I did, yeah, yeah.news-journalonline.com
Girlfriend finds child porn on Port Orange mans phone, police say
PORT ORANGE A Port Orange mans now-ex-girlfriend tried to use his phone to send him a selfie and Instead, she ended up finding pictures of naked juvenile girls on his two phones, a report said. Yarborough was arrested on Jan. 20 at a home on Brockton Lane in Palm Coast on the warrant from Port Orange police. The former girlfriend had Yarboroughs phone because he had been arrested on Jan. 11 by Port Orange police on a warrant from Brevard County. Instead, she accidentally activated the LG cell phones photo gallery where she found multiple images of naked females, a report said. She also found a message string from a female with a photograph of a naked Asian girl, the report states.news-journalonline.com
Port Orange man guilty of raping teenager; faces up to life in prison
Terry Saladeen sexually battered the girl for three years, police said. DAYTONA BEACH A 42-year-old Port Orange man was convicted Friday of sexual battery of a minor and lewd molestation for raping a teenage girl, according to the State Attorneys Office. Terry Sheldon Saladeen was found guilty by a jury of sexual battery of a minor 12 or older but less than 16 and lewd molestation. Saladeen faces up to life on the sexual battery and up to 15 years on the lewd molestation. According to court documents, Saladeen sexually battered the juvenile between July 1, 2017, and Feb. 15, 2018.news-journalonline.com
Volusia Sheriff Mike Chitwood, Flaglers Rick Staly headline police public safety talk
Volusia and Flagler county sheriffs, and police chiefs from Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach and Port Orange are all scheduled to participate in a panel discussion at Daytona State College Tuesday. Daytona State College will present "Public Safety: A Community Conversation" at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the News Journal Center. Scheduled to speak: Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood, Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly, Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri, DSC Campus Safety Director Louie Mercer, Port Orange Police Chief Thomas Grimaldi, and Ormond Beach Chief Jesse Godfrey. The discussion, scheduled for 80 minutes, will include updates on area crime statistics and aims to "get answers to your questions," according to a news release. The News-Journal Center is at 221 N. Beach St.news-journalonline.com
Volusia Countys political theater gets interesting
There is speculation, political maneuvering and discussion going on throughout District 3 territory that covers parts of Port Orange, New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater and Oak Hill. [READ MORE: Ed Kelley wont run for reelection to Volusia County Chair, backs Deb Denys]Continue the discussion about local government and elected officials in the News-Journal's Volusia Politics Facebook group. "I am going to run for political office, said Owen, but demurred when asked which one. When it comes to Volusia County politics, literally anything is possible, he said. We need continuity now more than ever.Denys, in a phone interview Friday, declined to speculate on any Southeast Volusia County Council hopefuls, saying it's not her place to guess.news-journalonline.com
Volusia Countys political theater gets interesting
There is speculation, political maneuvering and discussion going on throughout District 3 territory that covers parts of Port Orange, New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater and Oak Hill. [READ MORE: Ed Kelley wont run for reelection to Volusia County Chair, backs Deb Denys]Continue the discussion about local government and elected officials in the News-Journal's Volusia Politics Facebook group. "I am going to run for political office," said Owen, but demurred when asked which one. "When it comes to Volusia County politics, literally anything is possible," he said. Denys, in a phone interview Friday, declined to speculate on any Southeast Volusia County Council hopefuls, saying it's not her place to guess.news-journalonline.com
Port Orange mayor, facing challenge, seeks re-election
Don Burnette, the Port Orange mayor since 2016, will run against Savannah Weaver. Port Orange Mayor Don Burnette filed papers Wednesday seeking re-election to the job hes held since 2016. Hell be challenged by Savannah Weaver, a stay-at-home mom who unsuccessfully sought a seat on the City Council in 2019. In a tweet, Burnette said Distrct 3 Councilman Drew Bastian, the vice-mayor, also filed Wednesday. [READ ALSO: Get to know Port Orange candidates for City Council]Candidates for municipal offices must qualify by June 12.news-journalonline.com
Port Orange mayor seeks re-election
When Don Burnette, the Port Orange mayor since 2016, filed papers to seek re-election on Wednesday, another candidate, Savannah Weaver, withdrew. Port Orange Mayor Don Burnette filed papers Wednesday seeking re-election to the job hes held since 2016. A potential challenger, Savannah Weaver, a stay-at-home mom who unsuccessfully sought a seat on the City Council in 2019, had withdrawn her candidacy in a letter dated Jan. 10. In a news release, Burnette said since his election Port Orange has been named the second safest city in Florida, water services have improved and the Riverwalk Park and Trail were opened. [READ ALSO: Get to know Port Orange candidates for City Council]Candidates for municipal offices must qualify by June 12.news-journalonline.com
Police: Pedestrian killed in Port Orange crash
A pedestrian was killed in a crash in Port Orange Thursday evening, police said. A pedestrian was killed in a crash in Port Orange Thursday evening, police said. Port Orange police responded just after 9 p.m. to a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian at Ridgewood Avenue and Katherine Street, according to a release from Lieutenant Hannalora Trentacosta. The pedestrian was transported to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach and later pronounced deceased, Trentacosta said. [READ MORE: Pedestrian in critical condition after being struck by car while crossing Granada on New Year's Eve][READ MORE: Pedestrian killed; hit by 2 vehicles while crossing Nova in Daytona]The name of the deceased is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin, Trentacosta said.news-journalonline.com
Port Orange to overhaul, keep feral cat trap-neuter-release program
Port Orange plans to "beef up" its TNR, trap-neuter-release, feral cat program and add penalties for rogue feeders. PORT ORANGE The city has reconsidered its controversial decision late last year to end its trap-neuter-release program for its overgrown feral cat population. "We're going to stick with the TNR program, we're going to work to reduce feral cat colony numbers," City Manager Jake Johansson said. The theory of TNR is that it will eventually reduce the feral cat population while reducing the number of cats being euthanized. "The goal of any TNR program including ours is to reduce the size of the feral cat population, and thats our goal as well," Rosen said.news-journalonline.com
Port Orange concrete company expanding operations in Bunnell
Bunnell is on a roll with new business development, adding Sparks Concrete, a Port Orange firm that is expanding operations to the Flagler County seat. BUNNELL Just a week into the new year and Bunnell is already picking up the pace of economic development. Sparks Concrete in Port Orange is the latest business to announce plans to expand operations to the Flagler County seat, which includes building a plant in the Steel Rail Industrial Park. Sparks Concrete delivers concrete and asphalt for contractors and also pours foundations, does curb work, and has equipment to lay concrete and asphalt. The fact that a company like Sparks Concrete will complement the countys existing construction industry base makes it an even better fit.news-journalonline.com
Ex-Ortona principal now assistant principal at Port Oranges Spruce Creek High
The Ortona Elementary principal removed from his position after an investigation revealed unprofessional behavior is now an assistant principal at Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange. Ex-Ortona Elementary Principal Shantell Adkins, who was removed from his position after receiving a formal warning about unprofessional behavior, is now an assistant principal at Spruce Creek High School. [READ MORE: Spruce Creek High intruder case prompts Volusia Schools investigation]Daytonas Ortona Elementary is a school with about 200 students, compared to Spruce Creek Highs 2,500. The Port Orange high schools website lists six assistant principals and one teacher on assignment. Kati Dyer, the districts executive director of K-12 curriculum and turnaround schools, is the interim principal at Ortona Elementary.news-journalonline.com
Discarded cigar ignites Port Orange mobile home fire, official says
The Port Orange fire spread into the interior of the double wide mobile home, damaging 50% of the structure. A cigar thrown into a trash can set a mobile home on fire in Port Orange, a city fire official said. "The fire was started by an improperly discarded smoking material, a cigar thrown in a trash can, that started the fire on the porch," said city of Port Orange Fire Marshal Beau Gardner. [READ MORE: Port Orange woman killed in fire, explosion in RV][READ MORE: Woman, 2 dogs die in Port Orange mobile home fire][READ MORE: Lucky woman, 91, escapes, but Port Orange home destroyed after lightning strike]The Sunday fire spread into the interior of the double wide mobile home, approximately 1,000 square feet, at 45 Tropic Drive damaging 50% of the structure, Gardner said. The fire, doused by firefighters from Port Orange and Volusia County, was ruled accidental, Gardner said.news-journalonline.com
Port Orange woman dies after Madeline Ave crash
Port Orange police are seeking more information regarding a two-vehicle crash that resulted in the death of an 82-year-old resident. Just prior to noon Thursday, police responded to a wreck at the intersection of Madeline Avenue and Lazy Hammock Drive, according to a police department press release. Gladys N. Schreckengost, 82, was transported to Halifax Health Port Orange, where she was pronounced dead a little before 1 p.m. the release stated. While police say no one else was injured in the wreck, they did not release the name of the other motorist at the scene. Witness to the incident are asked to contact Port Orange Police Department Traffic Homicide Investigator Joshua Eddy at 386-506-5838.news-journalonline.com
Kidnapper, rapist of Daytona teen gets life plus 30 years
The teen victim sneaked out of her Port Orange house to meet Irons who drove her to his apartment where he raped her repeatedly. DAYTONA BEACH A 28-year-old Daytona Beach man was sentenced on Friday to spend the rest of his life in prison plus 30 years for kidnapping and raping a teenage girl. Derease Irons life sentences, one for kidnapping and the other for witness tampering, will run concurrently, according to a statement from 7th Circuit State Attorney R.J. Larizzas office. Irons was sentenced by Circuit Judge Matthew M. Foxman at the S. James Foxman Justice Center. She said Irons raped her repeatedly over the next five days.news-journalonline.com
Marijuana dispensary may find home on Dunlawton
A new medical marijuana dispensary could be coming to the citys main drag across the street from Halifax Health Medical Center of Port Orange. PORT ORANGE A new medical marijuana dispensary could be coming to the citys main drag across the street from Halifax Health Medical Center of Port Orange. If leaders approve the property owners request to tweak the land use at 1090 Dunlawton Ave. between the Chilis Grill & Bar and the Coastal Grill & Raw Bar Clermont Synergy LLC plans to turn the former PNC Bank into a medical cannabis dispensary, according to city documents. Surterra, which also has a location in Deltona, is one of 22 licensed operators of medical marijuana treatment centers in the state, according to Florida's Office of Medical Marijuana Use. The meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 1000 City Center Circlenews-journalonline.com
Marijuana dispensary may find home Port Oranges on Dunlawton Ave.
A new medical marijuana dispensary could be coming to the citys main drag across the street from Halifax Health Medical Center of Port Orange. PORT ORANGE A new medical marijuana dispensary could be coming to the citys main drag across the street from Halifax Health Medical Center of Port Orange. Burnette was referring to Surterra Wellness, a medical marijuana distributor that moved in next door to a Dunkin' Donuts near the corner of Reed Canal Road just over a year ago. Surterra, which also has a location in Deltona, is one of 22 licensed operators of medical marijuana treatment centers in the state, according to Florida's Office of Medical Marijuana Use. The meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 1000 City Center Circlenews-journalonline.com
Lego booster nabbed after swiping toys, video games from Flagler, Volusia retailers
Sean Dunlop, 30, of 110 Dolphin Fleet Circle, was arrested this week amid reports he swiped nearly $3,000 worth of video games and premium Lego collectibles from Flagler and Volusia County retailers between August and October. He remained held at the Flagler County jail Wednesday and is docketed to be arraigned Monday at the Kim C. Hammond Justice Center in Bunnell. Dunlop was transported to Flagler County from the Volusia County Branch Jail where hed been held since September. The spate of thefts compelled Target security officials to brand Dunlop the Lego Booster, according to reports. On Aug. 26, Dunlop stole eight video games, an Xbox controller and a Playstation 4 controller from a Kohls in Port Orange, according to a police report.news-journalonline.com
Lego Booster accused of swiping $3,000 in toys, games from Flagler, Volusia stores
They nicknamed him the "Lego Booster" because of his penchant for stealing boxed sets of the popular toy. He remained held at the Flagler County jail Wednesday and is slated to be arraigned Monday at the Kim C. Hammond Justice Center in Bunnell. Dunlop was transported to Flagler County from the Volusia County Branch Jail where hed been held since September. The spate of thefts compelled Target security officials to brand Dunlop the "Lego Booster," according to reports. On Aug. 26, Dunlop stole eight video games, an Xbox controller and a Playstation 4 controller from a Kohls in Port Orange, according to a police report.news-journalonline.com
Southeast Volusia Hospital District seeks commissioners
The Southeast Volusia Hospital District is looking to fill vacancies on its Board of Commissioners. Candidates must be qualified electors and freeholders residing in the district. Current vacancies represent New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater, The City of Port Orange or the unincorporated area of the hospital district. Commissioners must have business, professional or personal experience useful for service as a commissioner. For information or to apply, call Chris Ilardi at 386-423-0001 or email email@example.com
Port Orange Perrines is the new grocer on the block
The owners of the popular Perrines Produce locations in the Daytona area are holding a grand opening Saturday for their first full-service grocery store, Perrines Fresh Food Market in Port Orange. PORT ORANGE The Perrines Fresh Food Market holding its grand opening Saturday is a culmination of years of planning by owners Junior and Dianna Perrine that included visits to over two dozen independent grocery stores across the country. Some regular customers of the couples Perrines Produce locations in east Volusia County have already begun shopping at Perrines Fresh Food Market, which had its soft opening on Nov. 8. Debby Sturges, a Port Orange resident who has been a fan of Perrines Produce for nearly 20 years, described the new store as immaculate. They have been missed., said Connors of the old South Daytona Perrines Produce.news-journalonline.com