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Florida Woman Jailed for Exposing Herself to Passengers on Flight, Kicking Officer

A Florida woman was jailed after causing a ruckus on a regional airport flight out of South Dakota on Friday. Mistie Justice Watkins, 41, of Daytona Beach faces charges of disorderly conduct, indecent exposure, simple assault on law enforcement, and unlawful occupancy stemming from her behavior on a plane at the Rapid City Regional Airport. She also had an active warrant out of Meade County, Kentucky. She was escorted off the craft by police after the incident was called in at around 8:50 p.m.
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Man killed in crash on Royal Palms Parkway in Flagler, FHP says

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. — A person has died after a crash in Flagler County on Monday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. It happened around 12 p.m. A gray Honda Civic was traveling southbound on Point Pleasant Drive approaching Royal Palms Parkway, according to the report. A blue Acura MDX was traveling eastbound on Royal Palms Parkway. The Honda Civic failed to yield when entering the intersection and struck the Acura MDX, FHP officials say.
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Woman missing, endangered in St. Augustine

Jacksonville, Fl — St. Johns County deputies are still searching for a 26-year-old woman who may be in danger. Kaitlin Ann Zebelle was last seen near I-95 between State Road 206 and State Road 207 around 3 pm Monday. Deputies say she was wearing a multi-colored dress with yellow socks.
Flagler County, FLflaglerlive.com

80 Hospitalized for Covid at AdventHealth Palm Coast as Infections in Flagler Continue to Soar: 900 in Last 7 Days

The number of patients hospitalized at AdventHealth Palm Coast on a diagnosis of covid reached 80 today, according to the Flagler County Health Department chief, a number that not long ago was closer to the total hospitalizations in the network’s 16 hospitals across Central Florida, combined. The peak hospitalizations at AdventHealth Palm Coast during January’s covid surge was 35. Hospitalizations in this fourth phase have been rising rapidly, and do not appear to be slowing.
Palm Coast, FLpalmcoastobserver.com

City Councilman Victor Barbosa hospitalized with COVID-19

Palm Coast City Councilman Victor Barbosa has been hospitalized with COVID-19. "Three day in the hospital fighting covid and pneumonia," Barbosa wrote in a public Facebook post on Sunday, Aug. 1. He added in a later comment on the post that he'd had trouble breathing. There were several hundred comments...
Jacksonville, FLFlorida Times-Union

Diocese of St. Augustine changes mask policy to follow DeSantis edict

The Jacksonville-based Diocese of St. Augustine has reversed a planned face mask mandate for its 40 area Catholic schools in favor of a mask-optional policy. The diocese cited Gov. Ron DeSantis' "freedom to choose" executive order that allows parents to choose whether their children should wear masks in school. But...
Saint Augustine, FLDaytona Beach News-Journal

St. Augustine airport wins FAA grant to offer airline service to Charlotte

St. Augustine's Northeast Florida Regional Airport could start offering daily nonstop flights to Charlotte, North Carolina. as soon as December, thanks to a newly awarded $700,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration. The St. Johns County airport beat out applications submitted by Daytona Beach International Airport and two other Florida...
Saint Johns County, FLNews4Jax.com

St. Johns County deputies seek missing endangered woman

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office is working to track down a woman it says is endangered. She has been missing since Monday afternoon. The Sheriff’s Office said Kaitlin Zebelle was last seen around 3 p.m. on I-95 between State Road 206 and State Road 207.