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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


53 migrants dead of heat-related sickness after being found in semitruck in San Antonio


Created: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 03:48:10 GMT

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Eleven others remain at local hospitals for treatment, and four men have been charged as the investigation continues.

Read more: 53 migrants dead of heat-related sickness after being found in semitruck in San Antonio


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.

Read more: HUD secretary pushes jail time for slumlords in Jacksonville


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


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.

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


Glynn County police make arrest in Karen Street shooting


Created: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 01:12:42 GMT

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John Edward Harrison IV was arrested and taken to the Glynn County Sheriff's Detention Center, according to officials.

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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


Ladapo pushes back on House subcommittee's criticism of Florida's handling of vaccines for kids


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 23:05:50 GMT

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The Surgeon General met with the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis to discuss Florida's decision not to pre-order COVID vaccines for children under 5.

Read more: Ladapo pushes back on House subcommittee's criticism of Florida's handling of vaccines for kids


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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No, Ohio State doesn’t own ‘the,’ just the trademark for its use on collegiate team merch


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 22:47:58 GMT

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Ohio State’s new trademark for “THE” doesn’t prevent anyone from using the word. It just prevents colleges from making it the main element on athletic apparel.

Read more: No, Ohio State doesn’t own ‘the,’ just the trademark for its use on collegiate team merch


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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R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in sex trafficking case


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 22:44:48 GMT

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The singer and songwriter was previously convicted of racketeering and sex trafficking.

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JSO: Man expected to be OK after shooting in Lakewood area Friday


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 22:43:57 GMT

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The incident reportedly happened in the 3700 block of W University Boulevard.

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Clay County Sheriff's Office is looking for the worst kind of thief: A puppy thief. Have you seen him?


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 22:43:56 GMT

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Surveillance video shows a man in blue jeans, a white shirt and a black and white hat stealing a puppy.

Read more: Clay County Sheriff's Office is looking for the worst kind of thief: A puppy thief. Have you seen him?


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.

Read more: Abortion restrictions having unintended impact on in vitro fertilization


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


Family wants arrest made after 1955 warrant in Emmett Till case found


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 22:11:10 GMT

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Team searching a Mississippi courthouse for evidence about the lynching of the Black teenager found the unserved warrant charging a white woman in his kidnapping.

Read more: Family wants arrest made after 1955 warrant in Emmett Till case found


SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Wednesday


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 22:01:56 GMT

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The mission will help to provide television and data services in the United States.

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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


Viral video claims all Starbucks hot cup sizes hold the same amount of liquid. That’s false.


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 19:55:42 GMT

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Some videos on social media claim all sizes of Starbucks’ hot cups hold the same amount of liquid. That’s false – we tested it.

Read more: Viral video claims all Starbucks hot cup sizes hold the same amount of liquid. That’s false.


Justice Stephen Breyer will retire from Supreme Court Thursday; Ketanji Brown Jackson to be sworn in


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 19:47:43 GMT

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The retirement was expected to come after the term ended, and Breyer's replacement has already been confirmed by the Senate.

Read more: Justice Stephen Breyer will retire from Supreme Court Thursday; Ketanji Brown Jackson to be sworn in


R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in sex trafficking case


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 19:42:22 GMT

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A jury found the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer guilty of racketeering and other counts last year.

Read more: R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in sex trafficking case


Jury sworn in to determine Parkland school shooter's sentence


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 18:54:38 GMT

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The seven men and five women who were chosen will return to court July 18 for opening statements along with the 10 alternates who were also chosen.

Read more: Jury sworn in to determine Parkland school shooter's sentence


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


Are fireworks legal in Florida? Yes, but only 3 days out of the year


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 16:59:42 GMT

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The state statutes say people are only allowed to use fireworks on Independence Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Read more: Are fireworks legal in Florida? Yes, but only 3 days out of the year


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

 
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