DELAND — Former Daytona Beach City Commissioner Carl Lentz IV, charged with battery after a 2014 incident at a beachside strip club, was found not guilty Friday. Lentz and his family, including his wife and parents, were elated and emotional when the verdict was read. “The justice system worked today,” Lentz said outside the courtroom […]

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DELAND — The former Daytona Beach city commissioner who prosecutors say threw a drink at a bartender a year ago in a beachside strip club is set to stand trial Friday on a misdemeanor battery charge. A jury was selected Monday for the state’s case against Carl Lentz IV. The panel of four men and […]

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BUNNELL — A former detention deputy accused of threatening a martial arts instructor with a gun two years ago got a last-minute reprieve this week and no longer faces a felony conviction or prison. Before a jury was selected for his trial scheduled for Thursday, Richard Del Buono, 56, entered a no contest plea to […]

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BUNNELL — Richard Marier’s attorney said his client had a good defense in his favor. That’s the name of an actual law in Florida — the “good defense for killing dog” law — which gives a pet or livestock owner the legal right to use force against an aggressive dog. Marier, a former member of […]

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