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DAYTONA BEACH -- A dog was confiscated from a homeless man after a witness reported seeing him kicking the dog in the head and body and pulling it by its ears, police said. Dean Sullivan, 53, was charged with a misdemeanor count of animal cruelty and animal control took possession of the dog ...
I have been living between the Daytona Beach area and New England for the past 35 years. However, I have noticed an increase in panhandling on the major thoroughfares throughout the Daytona Beach area in recent years. Those handwritten cardboard signs proclaiming homelessness, domestic ...

On March 23, Hank Moore, his wife Randrea and their three children moved into Tzadik Bay Apartments in Daytona Beach. Eight days later on April 1 -- Easter Sunday -- their new home was uninhabitable. They were celebrating a friend's birthday at McElroy Park in Daytona Beach Shores after ...
Beach House: A place of safety for runaway and homeless youth. 800-539-4228. 5. Council on Aging Hotline: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. 386-253-4700. 6. Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida: Callers can give local law enforcement agencies tips about illegal activity, anonymously if they prefer, and ... Daytona Beach
More questions about homeless plans. When Halifax Urban Ministries bought the old Hurst Elementary School, many nearby residents, myself included, decided to grit our teeth and bear it for the time being. If nothing else, the project was updating the school that had largely fallen into disrepair. ...

DAYTONA BEACH -- A fire officials said was sparked by a cigarette Sunday at Tzadik Bay apartments damaged eight units and displaced 30 people. One person ... The American Red cross was called to assist residents displaced by the blaze, she said, and 20 adults and 10 children were left homeless.
DAYTONA BEACH — A homeless man was arrested on allegations he stabbed a fellow homeless man in the stomach and then threatened police with a knife when they moved in to apprehend him. Richard Duke, 49, was charged with seven counts of assault on a law enforcement officer and one count ...
The school district sold the 14.5-acre Hurst property just north of Daytona Beach to the county for $200,000, and the County Council agreed to give $3.5 million ... With the North Street shelter, Hope Place and the planned First Step Shelter, Hosseini sees a real chance of wiping out child homelessness and ...
When I discuss change in Daytona Beach, most people tell me, “This is how Daytona has always been. ... Now we are the dumping ground for the homeless, with surrounding cities getting off on the cheap. ... The leadership is already in talks with a private company for the second step of homelessness.
The old Daytona Beach Police Department, Tuesday March 20, 2018 empty since 2009 when the department moved to a new building on Valor .... Some city leaders are looking at putting new housing for the homeless on a vacant property next to the Midtown Cultural & Educational Center, which Ponder ...
The First Step Shelter Board is starting to look beyond the construction of the shelter into what should come next to end homelessness in Volusia County: establishing a permanent housing option for those who graduate from First Step. The board met on Monday, March 19 at the Daytona Beach City Hall ...
A permanent housing program that could be the next step for people leaving the new First Step Shelter was discussed at the shelter board's meeting Monday night. DAYTONA BEACH — The board that's overseeing creation of a new homeless shelter hoped to open by the summer of 2019 is starting to plan ...
At the end of January, workers were preparing the Hope Place homeless shelter for families in Daytona Beach for an anticipated opening this month. Volusia officials want to open a library branch there that will serve surrounding neighborhoods, including those living in Holly Hill just to the east.
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - Daytona Beach has had a homeless issue for years and there have been discussions about where to house them. In the meantime, Channel 9's Mike Springer has learned homeless people are staying in hollowed-out seawalls. Some are sleeping in the seawalls by the ...
Each Monday, The Daytona Beach News-Journal publishes a featured list. This weeks list is 156 service groups in Volusia and Flagler counties. 1. AARP Chapter 1057 Ormond-by-the-Sea: Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m., at the Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church. 386-673-5884 ...
Orange City police said they discovered the body of a homeless man Saturday night in Duck Lake near Veterans Memorial Parkway. police received a tip around 10 p.m. and searched the area with the help of a Volusia County Sheriff's Office helicopter. Authorities located the body near the center of ...

Eastern Star member Demetrus Coonrod, right, prepares sack lunches and gift bags for the homeless at Miller Park on Friday. ... Consulting has been hired by at least 26 different cities, including San Antonio, Key West, Fla., and Daytona Beach, three tourist towns with significant homeless populations.
Two weeks a year at the most. There seems to be a grand vision for this area. I remember the park on the island. How did that work out? I seem to remember it being shut down because the city was either unable to or unwilling to keep the homeless out. One problem with Daytona Beach is that most condos ...
Recently, Daytona Beach asked the board that oversees the First Step Shelter to provide nearly $600,000 to move the homeless from the tent city to property owned by the Salvation Army off LPGA Boulevard west of ... First, tent cities don't solve homelessness, they simply concentrate the problem.
The hope is the First Step Shelter, which will provide 100 beds and an array of help for homeless adults, will open by early next year. DAYTONA BEACH — There's been a flurry of things happening with the homeless over the past few months, and on Wednesday night Mayor Derrick Henry decided it was ...
Tent cities aren't a good answer to the homeless problem, yet they keep popping up. Sometimes it takes work to make sure that temporary expedients stay just that way: temporary. Two summers ago, the city of Daytona Beach designated a property it owns at the corner of Clyde Morris Boulevard and Bellevue Avenue as a ...
The First Step Shelter Board shot down a proposal Tuesday to use land on LPGA Boulevard for a new homeless safe zone and temporary homeless ... DAYTONA BEACH — With the opening of a new 100-bed shelter still likely a year or more away, and a record number of homeless people camping on city ...
DAYTONA BEACH — Smiling beneath the sweat-stained brim of his straw cowboy hat, Alton Gayton, 63, clutched a cardboard box of supplies on a shady patch of sidewalk on Tuesday afternoon, a gift for participating in the annual count of the homeless underway this week in Volusia and Flagler counties.
County leaders pointed to $12 million in support for three homeless shelter projects in Daytona Beach and DeLand, the opening of new trails and parks and improved access coming to beaches, roadways and waterways to instill a message that the county is not only ascending, but will continue its climb for ...
Hours of freezing temperatures sent the homeless to shelters, threatened fern crops in Northwest Volusia, stunned and killed fish in the Halifax River and packed manatees in to .... The county is collaborating with other local governments to open two homeless shelters in Daytona Beach and one in DeLand.
$1.7 million: Henry, who didn't return a call last week, also filed for funding for the new First Step Homeless Shelter primarily backed by Daytona Beach and Volusia County. $350,000: Daytona State College has several requests, including this for equipment that would support a new optician technology ...
Shelters opened again across the two-county area on Thursday night, providing a warm refuge for the area's homeless population in Daytona Beach, Port Orange, New Smyrna Beach, Deltona, DeLand and Bunnell. The effects of two nights of freezing temperatures already are showing on many lawns, with ...
With only a few dozen cold weather shelter beds available this week, most homeless people in the Daytona Beach area have been enduring ..... Veteran's Administration check, and once he starts getting that money every month he hopes to get a small apartment and end his three years of homelessness.
I live in Flagler Beach and see the business generated by Daytona Beach's Bike Week, one of the biggest motorcycle rallies in the United States. ... Hinson Middle School turning away people seeking shelter from Hurricane Irma and directing them to a separate shelter, simply because they were homeless.
An open question-and-answer forum on Tuesday about the homelessness and the planned First Step Shelter was held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic ... Scenes from early last year when the homeless flocked to a county administration building in Daytona Beach following the ending of the Bridge Bed ...
The News-Journal is hosting a town hall to discuss the homeless situation in the area. The gathering is Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 1014 N. Halifax Ave. in Daytona Beach. [News-Journal/JIM TILLER] ...
DAYTONA BEACH — After years of struggling to come up with an accepted plan for a shelter and assistance center for the homeless, dozens of local officials will gather Wednesday morning to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new First Step Shelter. The groundbreaking ceremony is slated to begin at 10 ...
... on North Beach Street. The occupation drew homeless people from all over and turned into a major city embarrassment. It taxed police resources and cemented the misperception that the county's homelessness problem is just Daytona Beach's concern. It poisoned already strained city-county relations.
DAYTONA BEACH — The pace of progress on the planned First Step Shelter, and the amount of information being shared about the 100-bed homeless refuge, isn't impressing several members of the board overseeing the project. "Everybody thought it would be erected by now," First Step Shelter Board ...
The 6-foot-6 France, with his strong personality creating an even bigger presence, arrived in Daytona Beach in 1934, another escapee from points north. A mechanic and sometimes racer, he had tired of working on cars in the cold Washington, D.C., winters and drove south in search of warmth and ...
Forough Hosseni speaks to a gathering at the progress of turning the former Hurst Elementary School into Hope Place in Daytona Beach, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. [News-Journal/Nigel ... I assume that there were homeless men or women employed during the demolition and construction? Surely there were countless jobs ...
DAYTONA BEACH — As the city continues its battle with a chronic street homeless problem, there's a new proposal to get a roof over the heads of close to 100 ... “There are currently a very limited number of beds available for single individuals who are experiencing homelessness,” said Anne Evans, ...
DAYTONA BEACH - In yet another potential setback dealing with the homeless, the new shelter coming to Daytona Beach may be 100 beds smaller than the city hoped. Related Headlines. Daytona Beach homeless shelter on hold, city leaders say. Volusia County Council approves $4.5 million for Daytona ...
Bob Minnie stands out front of a Halifax Urban Ministries facility in Daytona Beach on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2017. With temperatures dropping below freezing in Volusia and Flagler counties, the race was on Wednesday to find shelter for the area's homeless. Minnie, however, said he was going to sleep in his ...
A homeless person uses a building to block the north wind while trying to stay warm as temperatures hovered in the low 50s in the Daytona Beach area on Tuesday. Temperatures are expected to drop into the lower 30s in Volusia County over the next three nights. In Flagler County, the low is predicted to ...
Beach House: A place of safety for runaway and homeless youth. 800-539-4228. 5. ... The American Cancer Society: Looking for volunteers to serve in the planning committee for the Daytona Beach, Holly Hill and Southeast Volusia Relay for Life event taking place in the spring. For more information ...
Homeless man and his gear stand on the sidewalk outside the Sunoco Station on U.S. 1 in Daytona Beach February 3, 2016. ... An army of panhandlers stationed on major thoroughfares makes the problem of homelessness more visible, for residents who have to see it everyday and for visitors for whom it ...
I'm a Daytona Beach native who has spent the last 18 months talking with the homeless in downtown Daytona Beach. ... This solution succeeds, not only for the homeless and people who love and care about them, but also for those who justifiably feel that homelessness affects their lives and livelihoods in a negative way.
1 to build a homeless shelter for adults, recently told the board that's overseeing the project he hoped to have bids for construction contractors next fall and the actual work on the building to start at the end of next year. DAYTONA BEACH — The new comprehensive homeless shelter planned to be built west of Interstate 95 ...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - It will likely be at least two more years before Daytona Beach has its own homeless shelter. Channel 9 has done more than 30 stories on the problems the numerous delays have caused for those who need a place to sleep; and business owners, who said that homeless people ...
During the late 1920s, race car drivers from Europe as well as America came to the sands of Daytona Beach to prove that their vehicles could conquer the land speed records that began on Ormond Beach in 1903. This chase for world bragging rights reached its height from 1927 to 1935 when Sir Henry ...
It's all by the sea, sure, but there are a lot of broken fences, cracked pavement, and a Breakers Beachfront Park that resembles a homeless campground when the weather's right. The aggressive panhandling at the steps on the base of Daytona Beach Pier is bad enough that I no longer go there, and if ...
DAYTONA BEACH — Two more people have stepped forward to run for City Commission seats that will be up for re-election next year. ... Weatherholtz, who has lived in Daytona Beach a little over five years, has moved around a lot. He has ... He said he's glad to see the city building a homeless shelter.
Pam Woods was the school system's homeless liaison for 15 years, and she got an intimate view of the impact Food Brings Hope had on Fluitt and other kids. Woods, a former Food Brings Hope board member and Daytona Beach city commissioner, said in addition to help with food and academics, the ...


 

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