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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 Monday, March 4, 2024 (links are updated continually)

Woman killed after motorcycle crash in DeLand: FHP
Officials said the crash happened after 6:10 p.m. at the intersection of State Road 11 and Spring Garden Avenue between a Harley Davidson and Subaru Forester.

Flooding fears in DeLand have homeowners on edge: 'The infrastructure is ruined'
Homeowners in Deland told FOX 35 News that they have been battling flood water since neighborhoods were built nearby at higher elevations.

Volusia sheriff highlights ‘Move Over Law’ after deputy clipped by van
Sheriff Mike Chitwood said an incident this past weekend highlights the importance of the newly-instated Move Over Law.

1 injured in stabbing in DeLand, police say
The DeLand Police Department said there's “increased law enforcement activity" near the 300 block of East New York Avenue in DeLand.

Client of DeLand therapist accused of murder weighs in: 'I was floored'
As the office building of a DeLand therapist accused of murder sits shuttered, a former spoke to FOX 35 News about his arrest.


DeLand therapist accused of murdering man, stuffing body in car, deputies say
Travis McBride, a 46-year-old Florida therapist was arrested after a body was inside a vehicle near a home in Volusia County on Thursday.

Off-duty Seminole County sheriff's deputy 'passed out behind the wheel' charged with DUI: Police
An off-duty Seminole County sheriff's deputy was arrested and charged with DUI early Saturday morning after officers found her "passed out behind the wheel."

Motorcyclist killed in DeLand after colliding with pick-up truck, police say
A mangled motorcycle was left spread across the pavement after a deadly crash in Volusia County.

DeLand woman injured after person shoots into her home, police say: 'Not a random act'
The woman was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

1 killed in crash on I-4 in DeLand, troopers say
One person was killed in a crash on Interstate-4 in Volsuia County on Friday afternoon, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

US News
For Monday, March 4, 2024 (links are updated continually)

What is Super Tuesday and how does tomorrow's voting work?
Fifteen states and a U.S. territory hold their 2024 nominating contests on Super Tuesday this year. Here's what there is to know and how the voting works.

Masked gunmen kill 4, wound 3 at outdoor party in California, police say
Police in King City, Calif. say three men wearing masks over their heads fired at people outside a party in King City, Calif., killing 4 and wounding 3.

Here's how to negotiate a lower fee from your real estate agent
It's worth politely asking your agent to lower their commission fee. More than half of those who do so are successful.

3/3: Face the Nation
This week on "Face the Nation," Margaret Brennan speaks with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas as President Biden blames former President Donald Trump for influencing Republicans to kill a border security deal. Plus, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms director Steven Dettelbach discusses how new technology might require new solutions on guns.


Face The Nation: Turner, Khanna, Dettelbach
Missed the second half of the show? The latest on...House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Mike Turner tells "Face the Nation" that while Speaker Mike Johnson did not bring a vote on aid to Ukraine, "we have to support" Ukraine now, "or they will lose. And I think the Speaker sees that emergency", Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna of California tells "Face the Nation" that the Biden administration can't "continue to transfer weapons" to Israel amid the current war against Hamas, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms director Steven Dettelbach talks with "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan about guns in America — and why new technology might require new solutions.

Nikki Haley wins Washington, D.C., Republican primary
Nikki Haley has won the Washington, D.C., Republican primary, earning all 19 available delegates in her first nominating contest win.

Chris Mortensen, NFL reporter for ESPN, dies at age 72
Chris Mortensen, the award-winning journalist who covered the NFL for close to four decades, including 32 as a senior analyst at ESPN, died Sunday morning, ESPN confirmed.

Webcam audience eagerly awaits bald eagle hatching
A 24-hour webcam is keeping a watchful eye on a bald eagle nest in California, where many are eagerly waiting for three eggs to hatch. Joy Benedict reports.

Veterinary volunteers help provide care in Navajo Nation
Thousands of veterinary volunteers travel to the Navajo Nation every year to help care for the estimated 500,000 dogs and cats. Kris Van Cleave has the story.

World News
For Monday, March 4, 2024 (links are updated continually)

Apple fined almost $2 billion by EU over positioning of music streaming service
The EU fined Apple almost $2 billion for breaking the bloc's antitrust laws by unfairly favoring its own music streaming service over those of its competitors.

U.S. firm hopes to start new search for MH370 decade after it vanished
Malaysia's leader says he's "happy to reopen" the hunt for flight MH370 if there's reason for new hope, and a Texas company wants to lead the charge.

New frescoes found in ash of Pompeii 2,000 years after Vesuvius eruption
One fresco depicts a scene from the Greek myth of Phrixus and his twin sister Helle, as they fled their stepmother on a magical ram with the Golden Fleece.

Vice President Harris calls for temporary cease-fire in Gaza
Vice President Kamala Harris called for a six-week cease-fire in Gaza to allow for the release of the remaining hostages. She also called on Israel to do more to allow aid to enter Gaza, as the fighting in the strip continues to take a heavy toll on the civilian population. Imtiaz Tyab reports.


House Intel Committee chair Mike Turner says if Ukraine does not get aid now, "they will lose"
House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Mike Turner tells "Face the Nation" that while Speaker Mike Johnson did not bring a vote on aid to Ukraine, "we have to support" Ukraine now, "or they will lose. And I think the Speaker sees that emergency. Hakeem Jeffries sees that emergency and I think we're gonna see bills hit the floor."

U.S. military carries out food airdrops in Gaza
Three C130 aircrafts airdropped 38,000 meals in Gaza in coordination with U.S. ally Jordan this weekend. President Biden made the rare American humanitarian intervention after at least 115 Palestinians were killed and hundreds more wounded when Israeli forces opened fire as thousands had gathered for one of the first food aid deliveries in Gaza City in months. Imtiaz Tyab reports from Tel Aviv.

Garisenda, Italy's other leaning tower
Pisa, in Italy's Tuscany region, is renowned for its photogenic Leaning Tower, which snapshot-eager tourists position themselves to "support." But Italy has another leaning tower, the 150-foot high Garisenda, a 12th century structure in Bologna that was recently closed while engineers rush to prevent its collapse. Correspondent Seth Doane looks at efforts to save these historic sites.

Shehbaz Sharif elected Pakistan's prime minister
Imran Khan is currently serving prison terms in multiple cases and has been barred from seeking or holding office.

Ship previously attacked by Houthi militants sinks in Red Sea
A commercial ship which was struck last month by a missile launched by Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi militants sank in the Red Sea, officials said Saturday. It marks the first ship to be destroyed by the Houthis since they began their attacks on commercial and naval vessels in the Red Sea.

For Monday, March 4, 2024 (links are updated continually)

For Monday, March 4, 2024 (links are updated continually)

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