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'Prison saved my life:' How an ex-offender is paying it forward to women who've been in prison


Created: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 04:21:15 GMT

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The goal is to reduce the rate of recidivism in Duval County and help women who transition back into society.

Read more: 'Prison saved my life:' How an ex-offender is paying it forward to women who've been in prison


HUD secretary pushes jail time for slumlords in Jacksonville


Created: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 03:43:26 GMT

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Marcia Fudge asks Jacksonville city council what's the punishment for slumlords not maintaining HUD properties.

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Police: USPS mail carrier robbed at gunpoint Wednesday on Palermo Road


Created: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 03:30:10 GMT

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A $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspect is being offered by the US Postal Inspection Service.

Read more: Police: USPS mail carrier robbed at gunpoint Wednesday on Palermo Road


LOCAL WEATHER: As storms west of Jacksonville wind down, other storms come up the coast


Created: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 03:29:35 GMT

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Shower and thunderstorm chances increase area-wide the next several days.

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List: Where young children can get a COVID-19 vaccine on the First Coast


Created: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 03:27:40 GMT

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Here are the places around the First Coast where young children can get the vaccine.

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'Dream come true:' First Coast native Carson Pickett makes history with U.S. Women's National Soccer team


Created: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 03:11:00 GMT

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Carson Pickett made history as the first player with a limb difference to play for the US Women's National Team.

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World Golf Village Costco is coming (very) soon


Created: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 02:22:54 GMT

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The wait for the wholesale retail chain is almost over! Members can begin shopping in the newest St. Augustine location in August.

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Update: Man at center of Silver Alert in Putnam man found safe


Created: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 01:12:07 GMT

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The Putnam County Sheriff's Office says a man at the center of a Florida Silver Alert has been found safe.

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Police presence at Ninth Street and Myrtle Avenue on Jacksonville's Northside Wednesday


Created: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 01:09:57 GMT

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A heavy police presence with helicopters, SWAT vehicles and K9s has been reported.

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Jacksonville Beach Ocean Rescue had 56 calls for service last Saturday, hitting new record number for the month


Created: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 00:28:08 GMT

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The Captain of Jacksonville Beach Ocean Rescue says there wasn’t any fatal drownings last Saturday, and the lifeguards were quick to respond to the scenes.

Read more: Jacksonville Beach Ocean Rescue had 56 calls for service last Saturday, hitting new record number for the month


Sunshine Playground closing for 'final touches' after Fourth of July weekend


Created: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 00:08:41 GMT

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For the second time since November 2021, the playground and park are closing for improvements.

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Brush fire reported in Baldwin area Wednesday


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 23:59:42 GMT

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JFRD says the fire broke out in the area of Railroad Ave South and 301 around 5:38 p.m.

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Keeping toilets flushing and the lights on, even when it floods


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 23:41:50 GMT

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Two things you do not want to fail, even when hurricanes hit or sea levels rise. Major projects in St. Augustine aiming to make the city more resilient to floods.

Read more: Keeping toilets flushing and the lights on, even when it floods


Jacksonville University student wins highest civilian hero award for ocean rescue


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 23:22:03 GMT

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The Carnegie Medal honors people like Ross Johnson who threw their lives on the line to save another.

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Paul Kenny is soaring and spinning to new heights in Jacksonville Beach


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 23:18:58 GMT

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Paul Kenny is being inducted into the Freestyle Disc Hall of Fame after decades of service and ingenuity with his frisbee.

Read more: Paul Kenny is soaring and spinning to new heights in Jacksonville Beach


TROPICS: Storm racing east over Southern Caribbean


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 23:04:09 GMT

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Even with several areas to watch across the tropics, there are no threats to the First Coast at this time.

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Update: Arrest made after shooting at Lakewood area McDonald's


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 22:46:53 GMT

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Upon arrival, JSO found a man in his mid to late thirties suffering from a gunshot wound.

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Abortion restrictions having unintended impact on in vitro fertilization


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 22:28:52 GMT

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Dr. Brown points out that IFV sometimes requires the fertilization of multiple eggs. Those eggs can be stored, but eventually may be discarded.

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Florida abortion clinics prepare for ruling to 15 week ban; pro-life groups call for outright ban


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 22:25:25 GMT

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A Florida judge is expected to rule Thursday on an injunction that called for a temporary pause to the state's 15 week abortion ban that takes effect Friday.

Read more: Florida abortion clinics prepare for ruling to 15 week ban; pro-life groups call for outright ban


Boating accident Tuesday involving a Gheenoe in Melrose, one fatality


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 21:28:39 GMT

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Two people were taking a 1999 Gheenoe boat out for a test drive when it dipped suddenly to the port side and nearly capsized.

Read more: Boating accident Tuesday involving a Gheenoe in Melrose, one fatality


Cleanup is still behind schedule, but Jacksonville should finally be rid of the Berkman II by the end of July


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 21:13:24 GMT

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The pile of rubble at the site of the old Berkman II building has been sitting since March. The new deadline for cleanup has been set for July 21.

Read more: Cleanup is still behind schedule, but Jacksonville should finally be rid of the Berkman II by the end of July


Watch: First sea turtle hatchlings of the year at Mickler's Landing


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 21:07:58 GMT

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Check out these little guys entering the water for the first time at Micklar's Landing in Ponte Verdre.

Read more: Watch: First sea turtle hatchlings of the year at Mickler's Landing


Places to watch Fourth of July fireworks on the First Coast in 2022


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 20:28:33 GMT

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Here are the best places to catch the fireworks this year.

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Joseph Lee Center will no longer offer COVID-19 testing, vaccination services


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 20:21:27 GMT

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The last day to receive COVID-19 testing and vaccination services at the Joseph Lee Center will be June 30.

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Where to get COVID-19 tests, vaccines, antibodies and booster shots on the First Coast


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 20:09:53 GMT

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Coronavirus is still present in our community. Here's everything you need to know about COVID-19 testing, vaccines and more.

Read more: Where to get COVID-19 tests, vaccines, antibodies and booster shots on the First Coast


Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly injured in drug raid, will undergo surgery


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 19:57:30 GMT

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An MRI revealed a 3mm tear in the meniscal cartilage of his left knee, according to the sheriff's department.

Read more: Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly injured in drug raid, will undergo surgery


Jacksonville City Council passes bill to ban 'disruptive' behavior during meetings


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 18:36:50 GMT

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Some examples of disruptive behavior include cheering, stomping, whistling, waving signs or even audible noises from your cell phone.

Read more: Jacksonville City Council passes bill to ban 'disruptive' behavior during meetings


Deputies: Woman escapes after being held hostage, 'battered' by ex-husband


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 15:45:27 GMT

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On Tuesday morning, a woman showed up at the Putnam County Sheriff's Office reporting she had just escaped from being held captive by her ex-husband.

Read more: Deputies: Woman escapes after being held hostage, 'battered' by ex-husband


Rats, mold, unsafe living conditions in apartments prompts HUD secretary to promise change


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 12:40:13 GMT

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"I've been having mice in the appliances since I first moved in, in 2014."

Read more: Rats, mold, unsafe living conditions in apartments prompts HUD secretary to promise change


Making money moves: How to take advantage of the interest hikes to make money, pay off debt


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 10:58:12 GMT

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Interest hikes are making it more expensive to take out a loan, but there are moves you can make to make the best of the situation.

Read more: Making money moves: How to take advantage of the interest hikes to make money, pay off debt


Jacksonville man exonerated in 1986 child rape case charged with attempted murder


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 10:08:01 GMT

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Police say a surveillance camera was able to capture the shooting on video.

Read more: Jacksonville man exonerated in 1986 child rape case charged with attempted murder


Joro spiders are making their way to Florida, but the large arachnid can be a useful friend 🕷


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 10:01:57 GMT

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Not to be confused with the banana spider, the Joro was first spotted in Georgia around 2014. The species is headed to Florida by hitching on cars and "ballooning."

Read more: Joro spiders are making their way to Florida, but the large arachnid can be a useful friend 🕷


Judge denies requests to block Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ so-called ‘Stop WOKE Act’


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 10:00:46 GMT

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A federal judge rejected arguments by attorneys for teachers, a student and a diversity consultant that he should block a controversial new state law.

Read more: Judge denies requests to block Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ so-called ‘Stop WOKE Act’


Second wrongful death lawsuit filed against Jacksonville diving school


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 03:50:33 GMT

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The family is Fausto Martins is suing the CDA Technical Institute following his April death during a training dive.

Read more: Second wrongful death lawsuit filed against Jacksonville diving school


JFRD captain accused in hit-and-run crash, violation of stalking injunction pleads no contest


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 03:20:24 GMT

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Police arrested Capt. Christopher Lewis in February after he crashed his car into a shed in the Girvin area.

Read more: JFRD captain accused in hit-and-run crash, violation of stalking injunction pleads no contest


Homes of Hope: Daniel Kids helps create waves of change for 12-year-old surfing standout


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 02:52:29 GMT

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"You know, I never saw myself becoming a mom, and the moment that we met this little girl, that’s all I could think about," says Emily Smith.

Read more: Homes of Hope: Daniel Kids helps create waves of change for 12-year-old surfing standout


Man in critical condition after Brunswick shooting, police say


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 00:39:22 GMT

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The man was airlifted to UF Health Shands Hospital in Jacksonville due to the extent of his injury.

Read more: Man in critical condition after Brunswick shooting, police say


Realtors: Palatka, Hastings becoming 'new frontier' due to lower housing prices


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 00:24:30 GMT

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Many people who work in St. Augustine can no longer afford to live there. They are living farther west.

Read more: Realtors: Palatka, Hastings becoming 'new frontier' due to lower housing prices


Shifting dreams, giving back and finding purpose, the powerful story of Jacksonville's Aaron Bowen


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 00:12:37 GMT

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'Play Your Game' is a clothing line formed after an NBA dream was taken away.

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Struggling Duval County teachers share stories to raise awareness ahead of millage vote


Created: Tue, 28 Jun 2022 23:25:10 GMT

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Voters will have the choice to increase property taxes to help raise teacher salaries.

Read more: Struggling Duval County teachers share stories to raise awareness ahead of millage vote

 
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