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Firefighters put out large brush fire in New Smyrna Beach

Firefighters in Edgewater, New Smyrna Beach, Port Orange and the Florida Forest Service assisted in extinguishing the flames, officials said.

Margate hospital adjusts policy after boy finds blood vial near Boca Raton lake, police say

The hospital couldn't find the patient, either, the report said. The case began in late March. Ben Speights, of Port Orange, went on a hunt for fossils behind the Extended Stay Hotel at 501 NW 77th St. in Boca Raton, where the boy and his mother were staying.

Weather: Central Florida facing storm threats this afternoon

Weather: It'll be warm and you might get wet today, forecasters say Parts of Central Florida are under significant-weather ...
Deltona, Daytona Beach, Port Orange and Sanford. The low temperature tonight should be near 74 degrees.

Where to see fireworks in Flagler, Volusia

The event is from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Country singer Johnny Bulford, a Central Florida native, will perform. The 4th of July Spectacular will take place at the City Center in Port Orange. There will be festivities that begin at 5:30 p.m.; fireworks will begin ...

AlarmForce, Leading Provider of Home Security Systems Chooses Thinspace for Secure and Flexible Application and Desktop Virtualization

PORT ORANGE, Fla., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Thinspace Technology Inc. (OTCQB: THNS) ("Thinspace" or the "Company"), a global provider of reliable, scalable and affordable application delivery, virtualization, and cloud client technology to public and ...

Florida man's death could be third lightning-related death

A man killed who died while working on a roof in Port Orange may be the third reported death this year from a lightning strike. The Orlando Sentinel reports that 25-year-old Steven Lee Gang was pronounced dead at the scene Friday afternoon by authorities.

Port Orange death on roof could be Florida's 3rd lightning-related of year

ORLANDO, Florida — A man killed who died while working on a roof in Port Orange may be the third reported death this year from a lightning strike. The Orlando Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1JdfVkr) reports that 25-year-old Steven Lee Gang was pronounced dead ...

Two St. Louis brothers and a third from Florida attempting to climb Everest stranded but safe after Nepal earthquake

ST. LOUIS, MO., June 26, 2015 – Three brothers, two of whom are from St. Louis as well a third who resides in Port Orange, Florida, are stranded in Nepal after the devastating April 25th earthquake that has killed at least 6,300 and injured many more.

Poet's Notebook: A literal laureate

I don’t know if Senator Dorothy Hukill, a Republican from Port Orange, drinks or not ...
and this one had to do with a difficult subject as well: poetry. Florida, with SB 290 / HB 513, has joined 42 other American states by passing a law appointing ...

Goodwill moving Port Orange store, Daytona Beach job center

PORT ORANGE — Goodwill Industries of Central Florida is making some moves in Daytona Beach and Port Orange. In mid-July, Goodwill will relocate its job connection center to 112 N. Nova Road in Daytona Beach from 141 W. International Speedway Blvd.

Man electrocuted to death by lightning strike while working on a roof in Port Orange, Florid

Man possibly killed by lightning in Port Orange  JULY 1, 2015 PORT ORANGE, Fla. —  A man who was working on the roof of a home Friday was electrocuted by lightning, Port Orange police said Wednesday. …

Autopsy confirms man was killed by lightning strike while working on the roof of a home in Port Orange, Fla. – @orlandosentinel

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Domestic violence in PORT ORANGE FLORIDA

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.




Register now and request your ballots for the year in PORT ORANGE FLORIDA

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote, and acts as a request for your State absentee ballots for the year. It is important to complete a new FPCA annually, every time you move or at least 90 days prior to the election you want to vote in.

Completing a new FPCA is easy at FVAP.gov:

  • Select your State from the drop-down on the home page
  • Click the box at the bottom of the page to Register to Vote, Request a Ballot or Update My Voter Info
  • The FVAP online tool will walk you through the form, and provide you with a PDF packet to print, sign and send directly to your local election official (LEO); links are also provided here for States that offer online voter registration
  • You can check the status of your registration and/or ballot request by contacting your LEO at any time

Remember, the only way your LEO knows how to reach you is with the information you provide! Some States allow a longer time between registrations, but if you submit a new FPCA every year, you wont have to worry about your registration or ballot request status and can participate in all the elections* you´re eligible to.

* While there are no regularly scheduled elections for Federal offices, there may be some elections for office which are vacated by the end of the term. Being registered ensures you will be able to participate in these elections.


If you experience any issues or have questions, FVAPs call center is available at 1-800-438-VOTE (8683), DSN 425-1584 or at vote@fvap.gov. Toll-free phone numbers from 67 countries are listed at FVAP.gov. Find us on Facebook at /DoDFVAP and follow @FVAP on Twitter.

PDF version of FVAP Voter Alert #1


The importance of local education funding in PORT ORANGE FLORIDA

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 

"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 



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