DAYTONA BEACH, Fla (CBS12) -- A manhunt is underway in Daytona Beach for a man accused of shooting a police officer in the head. Hundreds of police officers are looking for a man accused of shooting one of their own in the head overnight. All of Volusia County is on lockdown until officials are able to track down the suspect.
26-year-old officer shot in head critically injured DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A Daytona Beach police officer was shot in the head Wednesday night while investigating a suspicious vehicle, prompting a multi-agency manhunt for the shooter, police said. By mid-morning Wednesday, the search had expanded to another state, but authorities would not provide details about where they were looking for 29-year-old Othal Wallace.
Hundreds of Volusia County law enforcement officers are searching for the suspect who shot a Daytona Beach police officer in the head Wednesday night, leaving him in critical condition, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department. At a press conference around midnight Thursday, DBPD Chief Jakari Young said the county was on “lockdown” as 500 officers searched for the suspect, who the agency identified as 29-year-old Othal Wallace.
Volusia County law enforcement officers are searching for the suspect who shot a Daytona Beach police officer in the head Thursday night, leaving him in critical condition, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department. The officer radioed that he was investigating a suspicious incident on Kingston Avenue before he suddenly stopped responding to calls, the agency said.
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office said a man wanted in connection to a murder in Volusia County was captured Wednesday after he was discovered hiding in Palatka. According to Volusia County deputies, on June 20, a motorist discovered a man shot to death at the intersection of SR 415 and lake Ashby Road, in New Smyrna Beach.
Volusia County leaders will not add more dog-friendly beaches following a discussion where citizens for and against it made their cases. Dogs on leashes are currently allowed at beach parks in New Smyrna Beach and Ponce Inlet. Sign up for our Newsletters Advocates asked for more access for dogs, including opening the entire beach.
In Volusia County, council members will talk about allowing more access for dogs on local beaches at a meeting on Tuesday. Right now, there are only two dog-friendly beach parks, one in New Smyrna Beach and one in Ponce Inlet. Sign up for our Newsletters After dog-friendly activists brought up adding other areas, county leaders agreed to consider it.
On Tuesday, the Volusia County School Board will discuss eliminating its uniform policy and going back to a dress code. Channel 9 spoke to many parents who said they were indifferent about whether the policy stays or goes. They just want to see consistent enforcement from school to school and teacher to teacher with whatever the board decides to do.
Authorities are investigating the death of a person found on the side of a road in Volusia County Saturday afternoon. The deceased person was identified as Kavon Jamal Banks, 35, of Deltona, officials said Monday. Sign up for our Newsletters Around 2:30 p.m., Volusia County sheriff's deputies were called to State Road 415, near Lake Ashby Road, after a motorist discovered the body.
With most students and staff gone home for summer vacation, the Volusia and Flagler school districts will begin offering enrichment program for its students who need the most academic help this week — one of many ways districts are trying to address learning loss from the coronavirus pandemic. There's been a national emphasis on how to best utilize the summer to make up for missed instruction due to the pandemic, with millions in federal and state funding being funneled toward the issue.
The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said a death investigation is underway Sunday after a person’s body was discovered along the side of the road. Deputies said the body was found at around 2:30 p.m. along State Road 415, west of New Smyrna Beach. Investigators said the person is a man but did not give further details.
Volusia County deputies are investigating the death of a man whose body was found Sunday afternoon along a road by a passing driver. Sheriffs Office spokesperson Andrew Gant said the man’s body was discovered around 2:30 p.m. on the side of State Road 415 near Lake Ashby Road.
A child was bitten by a shark in Volusia County on Friday, WESH 2 News has learned. On Friday, June 18, at 3:57 p.m., Volusia County Beach Safety officials said a 12-year-old boy from Orange City was visiting Bethune Beach with his parents. Officials said he was standing in waist-deep water when he was bitten in the left arm by a shark.
Florida United Methodist Children's Home has already felt the frustration from Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood, but now the community is also speaking. Thursday night, in a packed room at the Enterprise Museum, not far from the children's home, Riley Nutt and other residents talked about what they say is a long list of problems.
The Volusia County School Board on Monday voted to make face-coverings optional and voluntary at schools and other Volusia County Schools facilities, effective immediately, officials said. Students, teachers, and staff who would like to continue wearing appropriate face-coverings can do so. Sign up for our Newsletters
On Monday, Volusia County School District leaders are expected to vote on the county’s face mask policy for the upcoming school year. The policy includes making face coverings voluntary for students and staff members. The board still has to give the changes final approval. If approved, the changes will take effect on July 1.
A crash shut down the westbound lanes and left only one lane open heading east on Interstate 4 near Dirksen Road at mile marker 108, Saturday afternoon. Florida Highway Patrol was called to the area at 12:20 p.m. Sign up for our Newsletters Westbound traffic was allowed to continue just after 5:30 p.m.
A crash shut down the westbound lanes and left only one lane open heading east on Interstate 4 near Dirksen Road at mile marker 108. Florida Highway Patrol is investigating. Sign up for our Newsletters No information yet as to what caused the crash or how long the shutdown will be.
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Southeastern parts of Port Orange are under a rabies alert after a cat tested positive on June 8, according to the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County. The department stated in a news release that the center of the rabies alert is at Briarwood Mobile Estates and includes the following boundaries: