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Everything you need to know about NASA, SpaceX's Crew-2 mission


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 19:11:28 GMT

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Thursday will mark the third commercial crew launch from U.S. soil.

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Report: Florida transgender sports bill loses steam in Senate


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 16:41:48 GMT

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Locally, the bill did not sit well with the LGBTQ+ community in Jacksonville. A report from the Tampa Bay Times, suggests the bill might have died in the Senate.

Read more: Report: Florida transgender sports bill loses steam in Senate


Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis speaks in Jacksonville about COVID-19 liability protections


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 16:06:08 GMT

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His office says the event is to celebrate the recent passage of Senate Bill 72.

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How many people have been vaccinated? Tracking Florida's path to herd immunity


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 15:59:38 GMT

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According to scientists, around 50 to 90 percent of a population must be vaccinated in order to reach herd immunity.

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Woman who intentionally coughed on cancer patient in Jacksonville Pier 1 booked into jail


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 22:42:54 GMT

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Debra Hunter was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault in June of 2020 after the victim recorded Hunter deliberately coughing on her.

Read more: Woman who intentionally coughed on cancer patient in Jacksonville Pier 1 booked into jail


VIDEO: Plane goes down into ocean during Cocoa Beach Air Show


Created: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 00:38:16 GMT

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The air show said the pilot experienced mechanical issues during a performance.

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UPDATE: Clay County student says yearbook section featuring LGBTQ pride going back in


Created: Sat, 17 Apr 2021 03:29:50 GMT

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The new yearbook section will include not only the LGBTQ community, but also students who are neurodivergent, disabled and anyone else who has overcome the odds.

Read more: UPDATE: Clay County student says yearbook section featuring LGBTQ pride going back in


Jury recommends life in prison for Russell Tillis after he's convicted of first-degree murder


Created: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:31:47 GMT

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Last week, during the trial’s “guilt phase,” 12 jurors convicted Tillis of first-degree murder, kidnapping and abuse of a dead human body.

Read more: Jury recommends life in prison for Russell Tillis after he's convicted of first-degree murder


NASA, SpaceX target April for Crew-2 mission sending the next round of astronauts to space


Created: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:43:18 GMT

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The second commercial crew rotation will take the four-person crew to the International Space Station.

Read more: NASA, SpaceX target April for Crew-2 mission sending the next round of astronauts to space


Gov. Ron DeSantis set to speak in Lakeland


Created: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:35:03 GMT

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The governor will be joined by Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Dane Eagle.

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Florida 'anti-riot' bill headed to Gov. DeSantis' desk after being passed by the Senate


Created: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 03:32:18 GMT

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The legislation expands who can be charged with felonies during protests and gives police broader arresting powers.

Read more: Florida 'anti-riot' bill headed to Gov. DeSantis' desk after being passed by the Senate


Lake City Councilman under fire on social media after video of heated exchange with police surfaces


Created: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 21:54:01 GMT

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The video has over 6,000 views on YouTube. Many are appalled by the councilman's behavior. "This is the hostility that makes martyrs out of thugs," on person said.

Read more: Lake City Councilman under fire on social media after video of heated exchange with police surfaces


Missing 1-year-old girl from Lake County found safe


Created: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 11:19:14 GMT

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Aja was last seen in a pair of black pants with silver glitter, a superman t-shirt, and princess crown earrings.

Read more: Missing 1-year-old girl from Lake County found safe


Florida House passes bill banning transgender girls from school sports


Created: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 03:13:15 GMT

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The Senate version of the bill, SB 2012, was set to be heard Wednesday but has been postponed.

Read more: Florida House passes bill banning transgender girls from school sports


6-year-old boy in Missing Child Alert found safe


Created: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 23:12:31 GMT

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Jordan Johnson had been missing since April 11.

Read more: 6-year-old boy in Missing Child Alert found safe


Here’s where funding will go in Florida under President Biden’s proposed 'American Jobs Plan'


Created: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 18:33:02 GMT

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The White House issued grades on a state-by-state basis, with Florida getting a C on its Infrastructure Report Card.

Read more: Here’s where funding will go in Florida under President Biden’s proposed 'American Jobs Plan'


Missing Child Alert issued for 13-year-old girl from Tallahassee


Created: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:54:03 GMT

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Law enforcement says she was last seen wearing white tennis shoes, and may have her air up in a pony tail or bun.

Read more: Missing Child Alert issued for 13-year-old girl from Tallahassee


Man sentenced to 30 years in first human trafficking conviction in Flagler County history


Created: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:21:22 GMT

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Authorities say Sean Patrick Farrelly texted the 16-year-old victim and sent her pictures of money. He also provided her with alcohol.

Read more: Man sentenced to 30 years in first human trafficking conviction in Flagler County history


Winn-Dixie, Harveys Supermarkets suspend use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine at all pharmacy locations


Created: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 23:31:27 GMT

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This comes following an FDA and CDC recommended “pause” of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of clots.

Read more: Winn-Dixie, Harveys Supermarkets suspend use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine at all pharmacy locations


Florida bill allows firearms at churches that share space with schools


Created: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 22:56:57 GMT

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One of its sponsors contends the bill is an issue of property rights.

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Gov. DeSantis: Florida following recommendation to 'pause' Johnson & Johnson vaccine


Created: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 15:01:27 GMT

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Gov. DeSantis says Florida is following the recommendation to “pause” doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine while they investigate reports of clots.

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Some Jacksonville vaccination sites 'pausing' Johnson & Johnson vaccine distribution over clot reports


Created: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 15:01:03 GMT

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The U.S. is recommending a “pause” of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.

Read more: Some Jacksonville vaccination sites 'pausing' Johnson & Johnson vaccine distribution over clot reports


100 million vaccines in 100 days: How is Florida doing?


Created: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 03:22:15 GMT

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President Joe Biden has made it a priority to administer 100 million vaccines in about three months. Florida recently crossed the 2 million mark.

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State Attorney: Jacksonville officers cleared in deadly shooting of armed man checking on vehicle blocking driveway


Created: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 03:19:12 GMT

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An unmarked police vehicle, headlights on, parked in front Justin Reed's driveway. He brought a gun outside to check on it and was killed by two JSO officers.

Read more: State Attorney: Jacksonville officers cleared in deadly shooting of armed man checking on vehicle blocking driveway


Florida won't hold standardized test scores against students this year, but what about teachers?


Created: Mon, 12 Apr 2021 22:50:45 GMT

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According to an emergency order, a student's test scores won't determine grade promotion or graduation. The order does not address teacher assessments.

Read more: Florida won't hold standardized test scores against students this year, but what about teachers?


$1.7 million returned to rightful Jacksonville owners in March; how to check if you're owed money


Created: Mon, 12 Apr 2021 16:38:54 GMT

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There's a one in five chance you have unclaimed money! More than $30 million was returned last month, including $1.7 million for people in the Jacksonville area.

Read more: $1.7 million returned to rightful Jacksonville owners in March; how to check if you're owed money


Gov. DeSantis addresses pulled YouTube video in Monday roundtable with public health experts


Created: Mon, 12 Apr 2021 16:35:14 GMT

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The video of DeSantis’ roundtable discussion last month was removed because it violated the social media platform’s standards, Youtube tells NBC.

Read more: Gov. DeSantis addresses pulled YouTube video in Monday roundtable with public health experts


Facebook group quickly helps identify snakes, protect families, wildlife


Created: Sat, 10 Apr 2021 23:57:24 GMT

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Florida is home to 44 native species of snakes. I know little about them, but I have a way to quickly identify them to protect my family, pets and free pest control.

Read more: Facebook group quickly helps identify snakes, protect families, wildlife


Watch: Large waterspout comes ashore in Panama City Beach


Created: Sat, 10 Apr 2021 17:03:40 GMT

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Once a waterspout reaches land, it is considered a tornado. And it looks like it did just that.

Read more: Watch: Large waterspout comes ashore in Panama City Beach


Florida state testing made optional because of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic


Created: Sat, 10 Apr 2021 03:15:57 GMT

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An executive order signed Friday allows students to opt-out of the exams and also prevents the exams from negatively impacting the student.

Read more: Florida state testing made optional because of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic


Jury returns with guilty verdict in 'House of Horrors' murder trial


Created: Sat, 10 Apr 2021 00:27:08 GMT

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Tillis faces the death penalty for allegedly killing and dismembering 30-year-old Joni Gunter and burying her in his Southside backyard. He has pleaded not guilty.

Read more: Jury returns with guilty verdict in 'House of Horrors' murder trial


Florida Education Commissioner: Student promotion, high school graduation will not rely on state assessment scores this year


Created: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 22:54:36 GMT

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According to the seven-page order, a student's test scores won't be held against them in ways seen in years past.

Read more: Florida Education Commissioner: Student promotion, high school graduation will not rely on state assessment scores this year


Florida Missing Child Alert issued for 16-year-old girl from Sebring


Created: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 19:30:03 GMT

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Destiny Snyder is 5'6", 120 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Read more: Florida Missing Child Alert issued for 16-year-old girl from Sebring


Accused killer takes stand in Jacksonville, claims brother delivered victim's bloody body to his Southside home


Created: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 12:00:24 GMT

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Russell Tillis told jurors he was angling to get the death penalty because he was depressed and that his brother dropped the victim off at his home dead.

Read more: Accused killer takes stand in Jacksonville, claims brother delivered victim's bloody body to his Southside home


Florida files lawsuit against Biden administration, CDC demanding reopening of cruise industry


Created: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 10:08:55 GMT

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Gov. Ron DeSantis said the tens of thousands of Floridians who are out of work due to the closure of the industry have suffered for too long.

Read more: Florida files lawsuit against Biden administration, CDC demanding reopening of cruise industry


Jacksonville Beach city attorney submits resignation following child molestation accusations


Created: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 17:24:40 GMT

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Christopher Ambrosio is facing charges for lewd/lascivious molestation and contributing to the delinquency of a child.

Read more: Jacksonville Beach city attorney submits resignation following child molestation accusations


Transcript of Horrors: Russell Tillis’ jailhouse confession describes murder, sexual assault


Created: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 15:27:14 GMT

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First Coast News obtained the transcript of the recording played for jurors in the Russell Tillis death penalty trial. Warning: content is extremely graphic.

Read more: Transcript of Horrors: Russell Tillis’ jailhouse confession describes murder, sexual assault


Bluegrass, Beer & Barbecue Festival returns this summer in Jacksonville


Created: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 14:38:04 GMT

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You'll be able to grub on savory BBQ including baby-back ribs, pulled pork, corn on the cob and so much more!

Read more: Bluegrass, Beer & Barbecue Festival returns this summer in Jacksonville


'House of Horrors' trial continues, prosecution to play alleged confession captured by inmate wearing wire


Created: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 11:22:10 GMT

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Russell Tillis is accused of killing and dismembering 30-year-old Joni Gunter roughly six years ago and burying her remains in his Southside backyard in Jacksonville

Read more: 'House of Horrors' trial continues, prosecution to play alleged confession captured by inmate wearing wire


Florida appeals court rules officers' identities are protected under Marsy's Law


Created: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 21:47:03 GMT

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The city of Tallahassee was to name two officers involved in deadly situations, but the police union argued they should be protected as "crime victims."

Read more: Florida appeals court rules officers' identities are protected under Marsy's Law

 
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