College baseball: Lindsey Caughel strikes out 7 in Stetson's 4-2 win over Bison

Stetson's Lindsey CaughelFor the second time in as many days, the Stetson Hatters got solid starting pitching from starter Lindsey Cauhel (5-2) and just enough offensive production Saturday to defeat visiting Lipscomb Bison at Melching Field in DeLand.

DELAND -- Stetson pitcher Lindsey Caughel faced the minimum through five innings as the Hatters took a 4-2 victory from the Bison at home earlier today.

Caughel allowed just one earned run in 6.2 innings of work with one walk and seven strikeouts. The victory moved Stetson (25-13 overall, 8-6 in the Atlantic Sun Conference) past Lipscomb (17-22, 9-8) into fourth place in the league race. In order to hold that spot, the Hatters will have to complete the series sweep on Sunday. The final game of the weekend is set for an 11 a.m. start.

59-year-old woman found murdered in home near DeLand; person of interest questioned and released

DELAND -- The Volusia County Sheriff's Office has launched a murder investigation after a 59-year-old woman was found dead in her home near DeLand late Friday night with obvious signs of fresh trauma to her body.

Sheriff's deputies interviewed a "person of interest" in the killing who knew the victim, but he was released, agency spokesman Gary Davidson said this evening.

Deputies were dispatched to the victim's residence at 88 Melodie Lane just north of DeLand after receiving a 9-1-1 call at 10:35 p.m. Friday reporting that Margaret Gee had been found unresponsive and not breathing.

Florida Highway Patrol: Edgewater woman, 41, thrown from SUV in rollover and killed Henry Frederick Sat, 02/25/2012 - 00:28

EDGEWATER -- A 41-year-old Edgewater woman was killed Thursday night when she lost control of her SUV, which left the roadway on East New York Avenue and overturned several times, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Deborah Bennett, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from her 2002 Isuzu while the sport utility vehicle was overturning. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the 6:10 p.m. single-vehicle accident near the intersection of East New York Avenue and Damascus Road just outside DeLand, said Sgt. Kim Montes, spokeswoman for the Florida Highway Patrol.

Bennett was travelling west in the outside lane when for unknown resons she left the roadway to the right, and overcorrected, which resulted in the SUV overturning, Montes said. A traffic homice investigation is ongoing, including whether alcohol may have been a factor, she added.

Volusia County Sheriff's deputy arrested at DeLand-area home on domestic battery charge

DELAND -- A Volusia County Sheriff's deputy has been placed on suspension as a result his arrest early Sunday morning by the Volusia County Sheriff's Office for battery, a Volusia County Sheriff's spokesman said.

Michael Stott, 56, was off-duty at the time of the incident, Haught said in a press release to the media via e-mail at 11:12 a.m. The release said Stott works in the DeLand Courthouse and has been employed with the Sheriff's Office for 15 years. is awaiting a police report with details.

BREAKING NEWS: Convicted rapist sentenced in DeLand courtroom to 15 years in prison

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DELAND, Fla. – A 25-year-old man, was sentenced to 15 years in state prison by Circuit Judge James R. Clayton for raping a young woman in her bedroom after getting in through an unlocked window nearly two years ago.

Votran to provide limited holiday service on Christmas, New Year’s in Volusia County Sera King Tue, 12/24/2019 - 06:16

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Votran will operate on a limited service schedule on Christmas and New Year's in Volusia County for those who rely on the public buses to get to and from work, for shopping or other essential needs.

DeLand cops: Man charged in apparent beating of his girlfriend found unconscious in Dixie Lodge

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DELAND, Fla. -- A DeLand man is being held at Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach after his girlfriend was found unconsciouswith with visible physical injuries from an apparent beating in a motel room Friday night, DeLand cops said.

Volusia County Council unanimously approves promotion of Kerry Leuzinger to building & code admin. director

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DELAND, Fla. -- Volusia County’s chief building official for the last three years has been promoted to building and code administration division director following his confirmation by the Volusia County Council on Tuesday for the position.