Tag: Daytona Beach News-Journal

Records: Driver in Flagler fatality found bleeding woman in ditch, still waited to make report

BY FRANK FERNANDEZ, STAFF WRITER ¬†March 1, 2012 1:00 AM Jamesine Fischer heard a “thud” while driving, walked over to a bleeding woman sprawled near the Palm Coast road and turned her head so she could breathe easier — yet it was still nearly 12 hours before she reported being involved in an accident. Those…
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Lawyer: Flagler sheriff should release personal phone records

PALM COAST — Flagler County Sheriff Don Fleming has refused a request from The News-Journal to turn over his personal phone records from the day when he received a call concerning a School Board member’s wife striking a pedestrian who subsequently died of her injuries. Fleming said Tuesday in a brief telephone interview that his…
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Daytona Beach News-Journal: State attorney to host Sunshine Law seminar

STAFF REPORT State Attorney R.J. Larizza will co-host a public records and Government in the Sunshine seminar on Friday in St. Augustine. The seminar, which is free and open to the public, is designed to help people who work in government understand Florida’s public records law. The purpose, organizers said, is to help “avoid unintended…
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Daytona Beach News-Journal: Court to rule on public’s right to speak

BY JAY STAPLETON DAYTONA BEACH — Two years ago, a civil rights legend with deep roots in Central Florida was not permitted to speak at a public hearing about a water treatment plant on the St. Johns River. William Stetson Kennedy, who died earlier this year at the age of 94, wanted to voice his…
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Daytona Beach News-Journal: Open government is your right — learn how to use it

BY PAT RICE, NEWS-JOURNAL EDITOR Consider this column your personal invitation to attend an event where you can learn about Florida’s Sunshine Laws, and how you can use those laws to ensure that you know how local and state government conducts the taxpayers’ business. The “2011 Sunshine Seminar” is sponsored by The First Amendment Foundation…
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