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  The DeLand Sun News was first published in 1876. After 115 years of operation, it was bought out by a competing paper in 1991. Publication was halted by 1992.
  This situation persisted until 2007, when the brand was revived online as a monument to this cherished local institution.
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Spotlight: Historic Athens Theater
The Athens Theatre is one of the few existing examples of a classic American theatre in Central Florida. Once the centerpiece of DeLand, the Athens Theatre is a jewel of Italian Renaissance architecture. This historic theatre was designed in 1921 by prominent Orlando architect Murray S. King and first opened its doors on January 6th, 1922. On January 5th, 1922, the eve of the theater's opening, the DeLand Daily News declared the Athens to be "Florida's Handsomest Theatre" and "a gem of architecture". The theatre's name was derived from the vision of DeLand's founder, Henry DeLand, who sought to create a city that would be the "Athens of Florida". Visit their website.

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DeLand Area News
For Wednesday, July 17, 2024 (links are updated continually)

Florida woman shot at after tracking down stolen purse at DeLand Checkers: Deputies
A woman was shot at in DeLand after she tracked down her stolen purse at a Checker's restaurant and confronted the alleged thieves, deputies said.

Florida woman tracks down accused purse thieves, escapes gunfire
A woman in DeLand, Florida, tracked down the thieves who stole her purse, leading to a confrontation at a fast-food restaurant and subsequent gunfire.

These are the best downtown areas in Florida: Did your city make the list?
If you are a Floridan or a tourist looking for something to do besides going to a theme park or the beach, then you may want to check out these downtown areas.

Four injured after car pummels into trees in DeLand, fire crews say
Four people were taken to the hospital after a car they were traveling in crashed into several trees early Sunday morning, fire crews said.

2 injured after small plane crashes in DeLand, officials say
Two people were injured after a small plane crashed in DeLand Wednesday afternoon, officials said.


Florida boy, 12, to compete in national climbing competition
Competitive climbing is a niche sport, but it’s a place where 12-year-old Leo Winfrey has found a community.

DeLand bar being sued by residents for loud, excessive noise: Lawsuit
A bar in DeLand is facing legal troubles after several residents in the neighborhood filed a suit against the owners over loud, excessive noise, records show.

DeLand resident shoots 2 of 4 men charged in armed home invasion: police
Four men have been charged with armed home invasion robbery following a Wednesday afternoon incident that resulted in two of the suspects being shot by their intended target, investigators said.

Woman arrested on animal cruelty charges after neglected animals rescued in DeLand, deputies say
A Florida woman faces multiple animal cruelty charges after authorities said they rescued neglected animals from her residence in DeLand.

Pilot, 75, injured after small plane crash in DeLand: officials
A small plane crashed in a field in DeLand on Thursday afternoon, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

US News
For Wednesday, July 17, 2024 (links are updated continually)

Live Updates: Trump rally shooting investigation continues as details emerge
The U.S. Secret Service is facing mounting questions about the security flaws that allowed the shooter to fire from a rooftop near the rally.

House Republicans ramp up investigations into Trump assassination attempt
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have expressed increased alarm about how the gunman was able to get within a few hundred feet of the former president.

Schiff says Biden should drop out, citing "serious concerns" about viability
Rep. Adam Schiff became the highest-profile Democrat to urge the president to step aside.

NFL Hall of Famer Terrell Davis "felt powerless" after being handcuffed on flight
Terrell Davis and his wife, Tamiko, discussed the moment the former Denver Broncos star was handcuffed in front of his children and other passengers on a United Airlines flight.

Jack Black cancels Tenacious D tour over Kyle Gass' Trump comment
Jack Black said he has put all future creative plans on hold after Tenacious D bandmate Kyle Gass made a controversial comment about the Trump rally shooting.


Wisconsin voters say apprehension, worry dominate 2024 presidential election
Over bratwurst, a couple of beers and a whole lot of Wisconsin cheese, "CBS Mornings" co-host Tony Dokoupil set out to answer a few bedrock questions about the 2024 presidential election.

JD Vance's "Hillbilly Elegy" again tops bestseller, streaming charts
JD Vance's 2016 memoir "Hillbilly Elegy" is getting a sales bump after the Ohio senator was picked to run alongside former President Donald Trump.

Donald Trump doesn't have stitches, but a "nice flesh wound," Eric Trump says
"He was millimeters away from having his life expunged ... I'm sure the ear doesn't feel well," Eric Trump told "CBS Mornings" co-host Tony Dokoupil.

Keila Shaheen on spirituality, healing and "The Lucky Girl Journal"
Viral TikTok sensation and behavioral therapy practitioner Keila Shaheen joins "CBS Mornings" to talk about her new book, "The Lucky Girl Journal."

World News
For Wednesday, July 17, 2024 (links are updated continually)

Jack Black cancels Tenacious D tour over Kyle Gass' Trump comment
Jack Black said he has put all future creative plans on hold after Tenacious D bandmate Kyle Gass made a controversial comment about the Trump rally shooting.

U.S. intelligence detected possible Iranian plot against Trump
A source tells CBS News that former President Donald Trump's security detail had been increased prior to the shooting in Pennsylvania after U.S. intelligence detected a possible Iranian plot. There's no evidence of a connection between those threats and the shooting.

Canadians worry a U.S. company may be emitting toxic gas into their air
Residents of a Toronto suburb tell CBS News they're worried a U.S. company may be emitting a cancer-causing gas in their community.

Paris mayor goes for a swim to show Seine river safe for the Olympics
Mayor Anne Hidalgo declared the Seine river "exquisite" after taking a long-promised dip to show its water is safe for the Paris Olympics.

King Charles delivers speech to open new, left-leaning U.K. Parliament
Britain's King Charles III donned a ceremonial crown and robe to give a speech opening the U.K.'s first left-leaning parliament in 14 years.


4 tons of cocaine found hidden in sugar in historic drug bust
President Santiago Peña said the record discovery, code-named "Operation Sweetness," added to a string of "very sad episodes" in Paraguay.

Russia, China and other foreign powers react to Trump rally shooting
Iran rejects Trump threat allegations after Russia and other foreign powers react to the assassination attempt on the former U.S. president.

U.S. intelligence detected Iranian plot against Trump, officials say
U.S. intelligence recently detected an Iranian plot against former President Donald Trump, two U.S. officials tell CBS News.

Bangkok hotel deaths appear to be mass poisoning over bad investment
Officials say traces of cyanide were found on 6 people found dead in a Bangkok hotel, with one suspected of murdering the others.

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