| Aug 16, 2013
| 5:02 AM
The former Volusia County beach officer accused of trading racially charged Trayvon Martin comments and photos on Facebook and his cellphone told investigators he didn't think the material was offensive, the Daytona Beach News-Journal is reporting.
| Aug 10, 2013
| 6:56 AM
A Volusia County safety officer was fired Friday after he was accused of posting racially insensitive comments on Facebook following the George Zimmerman trial, the Daytona Beach News-Journal is reporting.
Todd Snipes, 45, a Volusia County lifeguard for...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 4:49 AM
Rev. Al Sharpton defended his role in the controversial Trayvon Martin case during a church sermon Sunday, the Daytona Beach News-Journal is reporting.
Sharpton's 45-minute sermon was part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of Rev. L. Ronald Durham'...
| Oct 6, 2012
Roaring engines and crashing waves are the soundtrack for this week's Postcards dispatch.
Let's start with the engines.
Biketoberfest returns Oct. 18-21 in Volusia County, a magnet for motorcyclists worldwide interested in riding in the fall weather...
| May 8, 2013
| 11:03 AM
Florida's legislature debated the terms of a proposed bill that would allow the sale of 64-ounce growlers, among other provisions for beer business, for months. The bill died when the legislative session ended May 3.
Rep. Katie Edwards of Plantation...
| Jul 27, 2013
When it comes to motorcycle tours, Florida's flat landscape doesn't offer the breathtaking scenery of a mountain pass in Colorado or an old New England village.
Yet the state still beckons bikers — and not just for the mammoth, road-clogging...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 7:46 AM
With July 4 landing on a Thursday this year, it is easy to put together a four-day getaway that costs us only one workday. If the idea of a mini-vacation in Florida to take in the Fourth festivities is appealing to you, here are some popular...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 10:17 AM
Like the college experience itself, spring break has evolved.
It started with the innocent notions of Connie Francis in the 1960 film "Where the Boys Are," accelerated into the hedonistic MTV-fueled excesses of the early 1990s and down-shifted into...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 4:54 AM
Looking to get to know the places you visit in Florida in a fresh and flavorful way? Check out a local farmers market. These colorful markets have free admission – and some feature live entertainment – and they also offer visitors...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Check out festivals and events in June across the state.
This list is organized by region.
Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County)
May 16 - June 15: Disney Star Wars...
| Apr 16, 2013
When Alpa Patel's grandfather was diagnosed with cancer, he seemed healthy: The 64-year-old had been training for a triathlon when doctors found a lemon-size tumor in his brain. He died almost a year to the day from when he was diagnosed.