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Jacksonville fire captain laid to rest with full honors


Created: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 15:45:17 GMT

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The funeral service is at 11 a.m. at Christian Fellowship Temple, 251 West Ohio Ave., MacClenny. A graveside service follows at the National Cemetery.

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'Cuffing Cancer': Cookout to raise money to support officer battling lymphoma


Created: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 15:21:38 GMT

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The cookout is set for Friday, July 2, at the Lake City Police Department. A $10 donation gets you a pulled pork dinner, mac and cheese, coleslaw, bread and dessert.

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Dale! Pitbull, Iggy Azalea coming to the River City in October


Created: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:44:41 GMT

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Pitbull is heading out on the I Feel Good Tour with Iggy Azalea this summer and will be making a stop at Daily's place on October 12.

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Free oil change, car wash and cleaning service offered to Jacksonville teachers


Created: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:09:19 GMT

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The company is also launching a contest where nine teachers will be chosen to receive a $1,000 classroom supply shopping spree.

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Jacksonville theaters offer promotions for first-ever Cinema Week


Created: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 10:46:03 GMT

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Tuesday through Sunday theaters are offering special deals and promotions to get you back in their seats.

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Wrecked shrimp boat breaking apart, littering waterways


Created: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 09:51:30 GMT

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The owner is responsible for its removal, but that has not happened

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Tropics: Claudette has fallen apart in the Atlantic


Created: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 09:33:02 GMT

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The next system we are watching in east of the Windward Island

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Another gray and soggy day expected for your Tuesday


Created: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 09:21:02 GMT

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Grab the umbrella and hang on to it at least through Friday!

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Northwest Jacksonville wants city hall to step up with economic development


Created: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 03:33:40 GMT

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Earlier this year a road improvement project planned for Soutel Drive was scrapped after the community pushed back.

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Rash of Realtors | House price boom has folks lining up to get licensed


Created: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 03:19:58 GMT

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The St. Johns County realtor board president says licensing class enrollments are up sharply as many look to cash in on a new career

Read more: Rash of Realtors | House price boom has folks lining up to get licensed


Deputies: 10-year-old child chased by man near Yulee church


Created: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 03:19:53 GMT

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A man was hiding in the bushes and emerged, saying "Hey girl," before chasing the child who rode away on her bicycle, according to the report.

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'It still hurts:' Remembering the disappearance of 5-year-old Taylor Williams one year later


Created: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 01:13:21 GMT

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Mother Brianna Williams is in jail connected to, but not directly charged, in her daughter's death.

Read more: 'It still hurts:' Remembering the disappearance of 5-year-old Taylor Williams one year later


'Oh, my gosh! I was in shock' | Maw Maw reacts to her grandson making Olympic team


Created: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 01:11:43 GMT

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Garrett Scantling placed first in the decathlon in the U.S. Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon. Now, this Episcopal grad from Jacksonville is an Olympian.

Read more: 'Oh, my gosh! I was in shock' | Maw Maw reacts to her grandson making Olympic team


Multi-vehicle crash causes traffic jam on I-295 at Gate Parkway


Created: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 23:02:25 GMT

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Drivers should avoid the area if possible.

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1 dead in drive-by shooting on Jacksonville's Northside; police searching for shooter


Created: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 22:11:47 GMT

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Officers responded to the shooting in the 1300 block of Dunn Avenue, near the Highland Square Shopping Center, at about 12:50 p.m., JSO said.

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Report: Violent crime in Florida rises for first time since 2015, overall crime down for 50th straight year


Created: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 21:45:29 GMT

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Both murder and aggravated assault crimes increased in Florida in 2020; however, rape and robbery both decreased.

Read more: Report: Violent crime in Florida rises for first time since 2015, overall crime down for 50th straight year


List: Free food events across the First Coast


Created: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 21:34:18 GMT

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Recipients will receive fresh produce and non-perishable canned goods.

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Deputies searching for 2-time Orange Park bar burglary suspect


Created: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 21:11:09 GMT

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The sheriff's office says someone has burglarized Dee's Music Bar and Grill in Orange Park twice now. Detectives believe the person pictured is responsible.

Read more: Deputies searching for 2-time Orange Park bar burglary suspect


Lamppost goes through truck's windshield after crash in Downtown Jacksonville


Created: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 19:45:51 GMT

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The truck traveled under a bridge on Bay Street with its back raised, causing it to hit the bridge and overturn, according to a witness of the crash.

Read more: Lamppost goes through truck's windshield after crash in Downtown Jacksonville


Timeline: Cherish Perrywinkle's life violently cut short 8 years ago today


Created: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 19:18:00 GMT

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Eight-year-old Cherish was reported missing by her mother from the Walmart on Lem Turner Road on June 21, 2013. The little girl was found dead 11 hours later.

Read more: Timeline: Cherish Perrywinkle's life violently cut short 8 years ago today


Cause of Brunswick wood pellet warehouse fire outlined in new report


Created: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 19:05:42 GMT

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Flammable "cinnamon-like" dust and a delay in calling the fire department were noted in a report outlining the reason for a massive fire and explosion last month.

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Florida putting $12 million additional funding towards Alzheimer's research and resources


Created: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 19:02:17 GMT

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The total state funding for Alzheimer's research and resources will be $51 million. Here's how it could help your loved ones.

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Pilot, 18-year-old student from Fernandina Beach recovered from St. Marys River after plane crash


Created: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 17:36:51 GMT

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A report said an unknown malfunction occurred while the plane was in flight, and the aircraft lost control.

Read more: Pilot, 18-year-old student from Fernandina Beach recovered from St. Marys River after plane crash


Report: Photo surfaces, promptly deleted of Orange Crush organizers in Jax Beach holding guns


Created: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 17:15:49 GMT

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The photo was reportedly removed after police responded to what sounded like gunshots in Jacksonville Beach Saturday night.

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Gov. DeSantis announces increased funding to help seniors combat Alzheimer’s, dementia


Created: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 16:33:50 GMT

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Gov. DeSantis spoke from The Windsor at San Pablo assisted living facility in Jacksonville.

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Stories of Service: Meet some Jacksonville natives who are proudly serving our country


Created: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 10:34:24 GMT

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Thank you to the United States Navy for sharing these pictures and stories of our hometown heroes.

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Returning to center stage: Jacksonville teen performs at Alhambra a year after spine surgery


Created: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 10:17:38 GMT

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June is Scoliosis Awareness Month. Claire Smith is showing the possibilities of recovery from severe scoliosis.

Read more: Returning to center stage: Jacksonville teen performs at Alhambra a year after spine surgery


JSO: Missing, endangered 72-year-old woman found safe


Created: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 03:50:23 GMT

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Barbara Mercer was found safe Sunday night.

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Riverkeeper concerned about coal ash spill near the mouth of the St. Johns River


Created: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 03:42:28 GMT

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The response team told First Coast News that over 5,000 tons of cargo have been removed off the barge.

Read more: Riverkeeper concerned about coal ash spill near the mouth of the St. Johns River


Episcopal's Garrett Scantling wins decathlon at U.S. Olympic Trials, qualifies for Tokyo


Created: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 03:40:00 GMT

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Episcopal graduate Scantling achieved the next memorable step in his comeback story, winning the men's decathlon on Sunday night.

Read more: Episcopal's Garrett Scantling wins decathlon at U.S. Olympic Trials, qualifies for Tokyo


1 dead, 2 injured in crash in Hillcrest area


Created: Sun, 20 Jun 2021 23:09:13 GMT

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The crash happened at the intersection of Cassat Avenue and Yerkes Street, according to the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department.

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Frustration builds over disorganization, some behavior at Orange Crush Festival


Created: Sun, 20 Jun 2021 22:56:00 GMT

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Jacksonville Beach Mayor Chris Hoffman said the festival organizers never directly communicated with her or got any permits.

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Deputy helps relocate alligator found in Nassau County neighborhood


Created: Sun, 20 Jun 2021 20:50:58 GMT

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This is the third time Deputy Edwards has helped in a gator relocation in his career at NCSO.

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Opinion: Orange Crush proves Jacksonville still has work to do


Created: Sun, 20 Jun 2021 19:42:50 GMT

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Dozens of local businesses closed up shop completely during the festival because apparently, people are more scared of Orange Crush than they are of hurricanes.

Read more: Opinion: Orange Crush proves Jacksonville still has work to do


Flagler County authorities rescue girl threatening to jump from bridge onto road


Created: Sun, 20 Jun 2021 17:20:07 GMT

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"Someone’s daughter was saved on Father’s Day," Sheriff Rick Staly.

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Man shot at apartment complex on University Boulevard


Created: Sun, 20 Jun 2021 11:43:51 GMT

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The shooting happened at around 3 a.m. in the 3900 block of University Boulevard.

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Avenues Mall, St. Augustine Premium Outlets hosting virtual job fair beginning Monday


Created: Sun, 20 Jun 2021 11:38:41 GMT

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A variety of positions from full-time management to part-time sales associate jobs are available at both locations.

Read more: Avenues Mall, St. Augustine Premium Outlets hosting virtual job fair beginning Monday


Camden County pleads community to refrain from drugs after overdoses from fentanyl-laced narcotics


Created: Sun, 20 Jun 2021 03:27:15 GMT

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Rescuers in Camden County revived several people recently who need to be revived after taking drugs laced with the deadly opioid Fentanyl.

Read more: Camden County pleads community to refrain from drugs after overdoses from fentanyl-laced narcotics


JSO: Missing, endangered 77-year-old man found safe


Created: Sun, 20 Jun 2021 01:41:27 GMT

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Thomas Heaney was found safe Saturday evening.

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Thousands of young people gather in Duval County for Orange Crush Festival


Created: Sat, 19 Jun 2021 23:07:35 GMT

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A group of young women from Atlanta say it’s an especially good experience attending the festival on Juneteenth with lots of people of color at the beach.

Read more: Thousands of young people gather in Duval County for Orange Crush Festival

 
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