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Boyfriend arrested after 16-year-old shot 22 times while walking her dog in Houston


Created: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 12:24:55 GMT

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Houston police say Diamond Alvarez was shot by her boyfriend, Frank DeLeon, after she learned he was romantically involved with someone else.

Read more: Boyfriend arrested after 16-year-old shot 22 times while walking her dog in Houston


Here's where to get your four free COVID tests from the government


Created: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 12:08:29 GMT

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The COVID testing site is part of a broader effort by the Biden administration to blunt the omicron surge.

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Health experts advise everyone order free COVID-19 tests from government website


Created: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 11:51:20 GMT

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The tests will take seven to 12 days to ship to your house, and you can only order four per household.

Read more: Health experts advise everyone order free COVID-19 tests from government website


Neptune Beach police searching for missing blind man


Created: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 11:39:00 GMT

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Joshua R. Arce, 26, was reported missing after leaving Memorial Hospital in Neptune Beach without being discharged at about 11 p.m. Monday.

Read more: Neptune Beach police searching for missing blind man


Here's how to get free N95 masks from the government, starting next week


Created: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 11:32:29 GMT

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The Trump administration considered and shelved plans to use national stockpiles to give N95 masks to Americans. President Biden has taken up that initiative.

Read more: Here's how to get free N95 masks from the government, starting next week


JSO: 1 dead, 1 injured after car crashes into tree in San Jose area


Created: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 07:21:42 GMT

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According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the car was stolen. Police say there is also evidence that the driver was impaired at the time of the crash.

Read more: JSO: 1 dead, 1 injured after car crashes into tree in San Jose area


André Leon Talley dead at 73


Created: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 06:03:22 GMT

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A force in the fashion industry known for his bold looks, André Leon Talley was an imposing figure wherever he went.

Read more: André Leon Talley dead at 73


At-home care program for veterans helped change the life of Fernandina Beach man | How you can apply


Created: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 05:46:55 GMT

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"We've gained enough knowledge to help them walk through that process and get generous benefits for people that often didn't know they were eligible for benefits."

Read more: At-home care program for veterans helped change the life of Fernandina Beach man | How you can apply


Warming shelter looks for volunteers as cold weather moves in


Created: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 04:16:50 GMT

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The Well, a non-profit in Brunswick, plans to re-open this weekend.

Read more: Warming shelter looks for volunteers as cold weather moves in


'Harry Potter' alum to play 'Weird Al' Yankovic in biopic


Created: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 03:31:27 GMT

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Yankovic said he expects this is the role the "Harry Potter" star will be remembered for by future generations.

Read more: 'Harry Potter' alum to play 'Weird Al' Yankovic in biopic


Watch: Video shows moment semi smashes into Jacksonville hardware store


Created: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 03:14:52 GMT

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The traffic signal is clearly visible in the dash camera video.

Read more: Watch: Video shows moment semi smashes into Jacksonville hardware store


Looking for a new pet? JSO to auction goat found in Arlington last December


Created: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 03:12:34 GMT

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The goat will be auctioned at the Montgomery Correctional Center on Jan. 27 at 11 a.m.

Read more: Looking for a new pet? JSO to auction goat found in Arlington last December


How you can order 4 free COVID tests from the government


Created: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 02:54:15 GMT

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The Biden administration on Tuesday quietly launched its website for Americans to request free at-home COVID-19 tests, a day before the official launch.

Read more: How you can order 4 free COVID tests from the government


Latest batch of Starlink satellites will hitch a ride to space Tuesday


Created: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 02:08:18 GMT

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Liftoff is set for 9:02 p.m. ET from NASA's Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A.

Read more: Latest batch of Starlink satellites will hitch a ride to space Tuesday


Go Fund Me page started for family of 14-year-old killed, 17-year-old injured in I-95 crash


Created: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 01:29:42 GMT

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"I haven't had sleep." The victims' mother says her daughter Kmiya was killed and her son Kiyon is in the ICU after a crash on I-95 Monday night.

Read more: Go Fund Me page started for family of 14-year-old killed, 17-year-old injured in I-95 crash


High bacteria levels reported in Pottsburg Creek after JEA sewage leak


Created: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 01:07:59 GMT

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“You can definitely smell the sewage everyday," one neighbor who lives in the affected area told First Coast News.

Read more: High bacteria levels reported in Pottsburg Creek after JEA sewage leak


Big voting bill facing Senate defeat as 2 Democrats won't stop filibuster


Created: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 01:05:59 GMT

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Both Manchin and Sinema say they support the package, but they are unwilling to change the Senate rules to muscle it through that chamber over Republican objections.

Read more: Big voting bill facing Senate defeat as 2 Democrats won't stop filibuster


Department of Health: Duval will no longer conduct contact tracing in Duval Co. Publics Schools


Created: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 00:50:30 GMT

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DCPS said it will go back to communicating to parents when there is a positive case of COVID-19 in their child's classroom.

Read more: Department of Health: Duval will no longer conduct contact tracing in Duval Co. Publics Schools


Domestic violence shelter adding pet-friendly rooms


Created: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 00:15:53 GMT

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Staff at Glynn Community Crisis Center says they hope to have the addition of pet-friendly rooms done by April.

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St. Augustine's Habitat for Humanity gets green light to build its biggest neighborhood yet


Created: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 23:35:13 GMT

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The 36 homes could help create workforce housing, needed in the county

Read more: St. Augustine's Habitat for Humanity gets green light to build its biggest neighborhood yet


VERIFY: How to get your at-home COVID test reimbursed by health insurance


Created: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 23:21:48 GMT

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Find out who is an in-network provider of at-home COVID tests under your insurance plan before checking out. This will save you from filing for reimbursement later.

Read more: VERIFY: How to get your at-home COVID test reimbursed by health insurance


Judge signs historic plan to resolve Puerto Rico bankruptcy battle


Created: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 23:09:18 GMT

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The plan marks the largest municipal debt restructuring in U.S. history.

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No, the filibuster isn’t something the Senate has ‘always had’


Created: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 23:06:17 GMT

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The filibuster didn’t begin to take shape in the Senate until the 1830s. The Senate did not officially establish a right to unlimited debate until 1856.

Read more: No, the filibuster isn’t something the Senate has ‘always had’


No, athletes don’t have to be vaccinated to participate in the 2022 Beijing Olympics


Created: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 22:57:48 GMT

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Athletes who are unvaccinated against COVID-19 must quarantine for 21 days to participate in the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

Read more: No, athletes don’t have to be vaccinated to participate in the 2022 Beijing Olympics


Free adoptions extended at Animal Care & Protective Services of Jacksonville to meet 'Betty White Challenge' goal


Created: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 22:32:07 GMT

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Adoption fees are free, however, a donation to Friends of Jacksonville Animals is encouraged.

Read more: Free adoptions extended at Animal Care & Protective Services of Jacksonville to meet 'Betty White Challenge' goal


Glynn County parents told to expect delays with buses due to driver shortage


Created: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 22:29:24 GMT

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According to the district, parents should expect longer carpool lines and heavier traffic around its schools as well.

Read more: Glynn County parents told to expect delays with buses due to driver shortage


List: Free food events across the First Coast


Created: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 22:13:42 GMT

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

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Sulzbacher opening cold night shelter for homeless in Jacksonville Tuesday


Created: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 22:06:28 GMT

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Sulzbacher continues to follow social distancing guidelines on overnight space and will have temperature screenings prior to entry.

Read more: Sulzbacher opening cold night shelter for homeless in Jacksonville Tuesday


Video: Defensive end for Jacksonville Jaguars arrested in Central Florida after chase, report says


Created: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 21:54:58 GMT

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He was released from custody after paying a $5,000 bond. According to court records, McCray’s next court date is scheduled for Feb. 14.

Read more: Video: Defensive end for Jacksonville Jaguars arrested in Central Florida after chase, report says


Florida COVID-related hospitalizations continue to decline


Created: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 21:33:56 GMT

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 33,032 new cases in Florida for Jan. 17.

Read more: Florida COVID-related hospitalizations continue to decline


Latest: Building hit by semi-truck boarded up with trailer still inside, condemned by city


Created: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 21:18:40 GMT

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The truck plowed into the front of the building near the cash register. Two of those injured are co-owners of the store.

Read more: Latest: Building hit by semi-truck boarded up with trailer still inside, condemned by city


Florida Attorney General releases safety toolkit during National Human Trafficking Prevention Month


Created: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 21:11:25 GMT

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83% of trafficking cases start online.

Read more: Florida Attorney General releases safety toolkit during National Human Trafficking Prevention Month


Grammys announce new date, location for 2022 ceremony


Created: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 21:05:28 GMT

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The award show was originally set to take place on Jan. 31, but was postponed over what organizers called “too many risks” from the omicron variant.

Read more: Grammys announce new date, location for 2022 ceremony


Putnam County, Palatka firefighters respond to large vehicle fire overnight


Created: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 21:00:13 GMT

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According to PCFR, the truck caught fire at around 3 a.m. Compressed natural gas helped fuel the fire.

Read more: Putnam County, Palatka firefighters respond to large vehicle fire overnight


No, a diplomatic boycott of the Olympics doesn’t mean Team USA athletes can’t compete


Created: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 20:55:20 GMT

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The White House announced the diplomatic boycott as a stand against China's human rights abuses, but said U.S. government officials would support Team USA from home.

Read more: No, a diplomatic boycott of the Olympics doesn’t mean Team USA athletes can’t compete


No, Facebook is not banning posts containing the Lord’s Prayer


Created: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 20:19:10 GMT

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A chain message from 2020 claiming Facebook is banning a Christian prayer has resurfaced on the site — and it’s still not true.

Read more: No, Facebook is not banning posts containing the Lord’s Prayer


Yes, you can now order free at-home COVID-19 tests from the federal government


Created: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 20:10:42 GMT

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The government has purchased more than 500 million rapid COVID-19 tests for Americans. You now can order up to four free tests per household on COVIDtests.gov.

Read more: Yes, you can now order free at-home COVID-19 tests from the federal government


Wireless companies agree to pause some new 5G after airlines raise alarm


Created: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 20:05:26 GMT

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The announcements came after the airline industry issued a dire warning about the impact a new type of 5G service would have on flights.

Read more: Wireless companies agree to pause some new 5G after airlines raise alarm


No, CDC guidance on canceling ‘high-risk’ sports and activities is not new


Created: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 20:01:49 GMT

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The CDC recommended that high-risk sports and activities should be canceled or held virtually in areas with high community spread as early as May 2021.

Read more: No, CDC guidance on canceling ‘high-risk’ sports and activities is not new


Former Congresswoman’s Corrine Brown’s request for refund denied


Created: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 19:42:19 GMT

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Brown asked the government to refund more than $40K, but a judge says she is not entitled to that full amount

Read more: Former Congresswoman’s Corrine Brown’s request for refund denied

 
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