Julie Murphy

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Detectives Charge Palm Coast Man with Possessing Child Pornographic Material

Detectives Charge Palm Coast Man with Possessing Child Pornographic Material

A Palm Coast man has been arrested and charged with 10 counts of possessing child pornography after the Flagler County Sheriff's Office (FCSO) was alerted via a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). James McGill (Flagler County Jail Mugshot) James McGill, 33, was arrested on Thursday, May 30 after an investigation conducted by the FCSO Cyber Crimes/Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit. On January 11, 2024, detectives served a search warrant at McGill's home where he was interviewed and multiple electronics were seized from the residence. During the investigation, 10 electronic files of videos…
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DOH-FLAGLER Issues Blue-Green Algae Health Alert for Dead Lake – Bull Creek Boat Ramp

DOH-FLAGLER Issues Blue-Green Algae Health Alert for Dead Lake – Bull Creek Boat Ramp

The Florida Department of Health in Flagler County (DOH-Flagler) has issued a health alert for the presence of harmful blue-green algae toxins in Dead Lake, at the Bull Creek Boat Ramp. The alert is in response to a water sample taken on May 28th, 2024. The public should exercise caution in and around Dead Lake. DOH-Flagler advises residents and visitors to take the following precautions: Do not drink, swim, wade, use personal watercrafts, or come into contact with waters where there is a visible bloom. Wash your skin and clothing with soap and water if you have any contact with algae,…
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‘Wild Hogs’ page added to Transparency Dashboards to help Flagler County residents report sightings

‘Wild Hogs’ page added to Transparency Dashboards to help Flagler County residents report sightings

“Citizen scientists” in Flagler County are being called upon to assist the county’s Land Management Department in its efforts to manage feral hogs by reporting sightings of them. Those interested in tracking the data can go to the newly added Transparency Dashboards page at www.FlaglerCounty.gov/data. “In an attempt to enhance our management capabilities on county lands, and to help the public better understand the hog population in the county, Flagler County Land Management is glad to announce the new Feral Hog dashboard,” said General Services Assistant Director Michael Lagasse. “The intended use of this dashboard and the separate reporting tool is to…
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Flagler Greenways Pedestrian Bridge wins ‘National Recognition Award’ from the American Council of Engineering Companies

Flagler Greenways Pedestrian Bridge wins ‘National Recognition Award’ from the American Council of Engineering Companies

Flagler County was notified Tuesday morning that the Flagler Greenways Pedestrian Bridge over State Road 100 has earned the “National Recognition Award” from American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) in the 2024 Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) competition – the “world’s greatest celebration of engineering excellence.” The award will go to Kisinger Campo and Associates, the engineering company that designed the bridge for the county. “Kisinger, Campo, and Associates did an excellent job designing a unique, one-of-a-kind structure that would enhance the State Road 100 corridor leading to Flagler Beach,” said Flagler County Engineering Department Project Manager Amy Stroger, who oversaw…
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FCSO Weekend Roundup February 24-25; Citizen and Dispatchers Use ‘Prepared Live’ Technology to Apprehend Burglary Suspect, Bitcoin Scammers Pose as Law Enforcement and Deputies Aid in Serious Traffic Crashes

FCSO Weekend Roundup February 24-25; Citizen and Dispatchers Use ‘Prepared Live’ Technology to Apprehend Burglary Suspect, Bitcoin Scammers Pose as Law Enforcement and Deputies Aid in Serious Traffic Crashes

Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) deputies made 13 arrests this past weekend between 6 p.m. on Friday, February 23, 2024, and 6 a.m. on Monday, February 26, 2024. They handled 520 calls for service and made 87 traffic stops. “This weekend was a busy one, with our deputies responding to a variety of calls,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “It also proved how important cooperation is. The invaluable relationships our deputies have with our dispatchers and our partner agencies is critical to ensuring the safety of Flagler County residents.” Dispatcher, Witness and Deputies Use ‘Prepared Live’ to Catch Burglary Suspect  On…
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‘From Blueprint to Action: Local Strategies for Housing Policy Advancement’

‘From Blueprint to Action: Local Strategies for Housing Policy Advancement’

Housing officials from throughout Flagler County are encouraging those interested in housing policy – especially where affordability is concerned – to block out time from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17, to attend the “From Blueprint to Action: Local Strategies for Housing Policy Advancement” luncheon-style forum. Participants will be able to ask questions of the panelists and provide their input on the topic. “We know this is early notice, but we want to provide ample notice for people to get this on their calendars,” said Flagler County Housing Program Manager Devrie Paradowski. “There will be a presentation…
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Officials advise FDOT scheduled to begin buried seawall construction near South Central Avenue the week of March 11

Officials advise FDOT scheduled to begin buried seawall construction near South Central Avenue the week of March 11

Flagler County officials advise residents that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has scheduled buried seawall construction near South Central Avenue in Flagler Beach beginning the week of March 11. It is the first of two such projects FDOT is undertaking along State Road A1A in Flagler and Volusia Counties. “This is not one of our projects but because it will impact Flagler County residents and visitors, we want to help get the word out to our community,” said County Administrator Heidi Petito. “There are some expected lane closures as the work progresses, and we ask for your patience during…
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Flagler, St. Johns counties present Paul Renner with FEPA Legislative Achievement Award

Flagler, St. Johns counties present Paul Renner with FEPA Legislative Achievement Award

Flagler County Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord and St. Johns County Emergency Management Deputy Director Kelly Wilson spent part of “Emergency Management Day at the Capitol” (February 7) presenting House Speaker Paul Renner with the Florida Emergency Preparedness Association (FEPA) Legislative Achievement Award. “It is an honor to present Speaker Renner with the FEPA Legislative Award,” Wilson said. “His leadership and support for our communities have been invaluable during the difficult recovery phase of several major hurricanes. We are grateful for his tireless efforts that have served as a steadying force enabling so many affected families and businesses to rebuild.…
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Flagler Beaches need YOU! Please take short survey to weigh in on beach management

Flagler Beaches need YOU! Please take short survey to weigh in on beach management

It’s personal. Flagler County beaches mean something to everyone, and now is the time to speak up. It is for that reason that the Flagler County Board of County Commissioners asks its residents and businesses to take the short and confidential survey that will be sent countywide on February 12 through a text messaging system. While the text message will contain the Flagler County logo, the text message will be sent by the consulting firm PFM Advisors on behalf of the county. “It is critical that we get input from our residents across the county,” said Commission Chair Andy Dance. “We need…
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Governor Ron DeSantis awards Flagler County $4 million for ‘Nexus Center’ as part of broadband expansion

Governor Ron DeSantis awards Flagler County $4 million for ‘Nexus Center’ as part of broadband expansion

Governor Ron DeSantis on Friday awarded $4 million to Flagler County for its “Nexus Center” – a multi-purpose facility to house both a new library and the county’s Health and Human Services Department – as part of a total $223 million to expand broadband internet access to all Floridians. The funding includes $135 million in state funding through the Broadband Opportunity Program, as well as $86 million in federal funds through the Multipurpose Community Facilities Program. “We are thrilled by this announcement,” said County Administrator Heidi Petito. “This is huge for Flagler County. We are extremely grateful to have been…
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