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Edgewater nonprofit relying on prayer, kindness after car crashes into building

SOURCE: EDGEWATER, Fla. – A long-standing nonprofit organization was forced to stop serving thousands of people in Southeast Volusia County Wednesday after a car crashed into their building. The organization’s founders are hoping prayers and the kindness of others will help guide them on what to do next. “All of a sudden this explosion occurred and debris was… Keep Reading

White woman accused of threatening black deputy with KKK during DUI arrest

SOURCE: DeLAND, Fla. – A white woman stopped on suspicion of drunken driving in Florida told a black deputy she would have the Ku Klux Klan burn crosses on his yard. Now 53-year-old Julie Edwards faces additional charges of resisting and threatening an officer. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office says the deputy responded to a report of a disturbance… Keep Reading

21-year-old woman critically injured in DeLand skydiving incident

SOURCE: DeLAND, Fla. – A 21-year-old DeLand woman was critically injured Wednesday when she suffered a hard landing while skydiving in Volusia County, according to officials. DeLand police said Samantha Smith suffered a hard landing near Skydive DeLand at the DeLand Municipal Airport. Smith was airlifted to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach. Police said Thursday morning that… Keep Reading

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