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Councilman confirms bullet holes at Jacksonville City hall were in Lenny Curry’s office window


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 19:03:08 GMT

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First Coast News spoke to City Councilman Matt Carlucci, who confirmed the window with the bullet holes was connected to the Mayor's office on the fourth floor.

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Jacksonville Sheriff Waters’ frequent appearances a contrast to his predecessor


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 18:40:15 GMT

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Jacksonville’s new sheriff has faced reporters six times in two weeks, in appearances alternatively substantive and ceremonial.

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Flagler County Sheriff's deputy saves choking child during Shop With A Cop event


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 18:36:17 GMT

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The deputy performed the Heimlich maneuver on a child who had swallowed a button, according to FSCO.

Read more: Flagler County Sheriff's deputy saves choking child during Shop With A Cop event


Tracking The Tropics: The oceans are warming


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 17:28:54 GMT

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A tropical storm is possible to form southeast of Bermuda. No threat across the First Coast.

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SwimFun Academy in Jacksonville is saving lives one swim lesson at a time


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 17:03:18 GMT

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SwimFun Academy hopes to teach kids to swim as well as help them socialize, learn and make friends.

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Free Downtown events kick off holiday season in Jacksonville


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 14:45:29 GMT

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The Holiday Art Walk starts at 5:00 p.m. with the Christmas tree lighting at 6:15 p.m.

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Duval County School District votes to approve new sex education curriculum


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 05:13:36 GMT

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In September, DCPS made the decision to 'start from scratch' in creating lessons about sex education and reproductive health for students.

Read more: Duval County School District votes to approve new sex education curriculum


JSO: Man expected to be OK after shooting in Northwest Jacksonville


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 04:21:35 GMT

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If you have any information, contact JSO by phone at 904-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 866-845-tips.

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OUR Florida emergency rental assistance program is out of funds


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 03:55:18 GMT

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The organization has distributed all of its funds, according to a message sent to applicants.

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Kings Chair Barber Club asking for help after fire damages St. Augustine location


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 01:49:55 GMT

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It opened in 2015 and is widely considered one of the most popular barber shops in Saint Augustine.

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Jacksonville's Changing Homelessness gets $2.5M Bezos grant to 'double down on our work'


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 00:58:00 GMT

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The nonprofit will use the money to "leverage and improve existing family programs and fill in identified gaps," CEO Dawn Gilman said.

Read more: Jacksonville's Changing Homelessness gets $2.5M Bezos grant to 'double down on our work'


Bullets hit Jacksonville City Hall fourth floor window


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 00:14:47 GMT

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The windows of the City Hall building in Downtown Jacksonville were seen with bullet holes Tuesday.

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Football coach remembers 13-year-old player killed in drive-by shooting over the weekend in Jacksonville


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 23:46:43 GMT

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Head Coach Michael Holmes says he's devastated right now. He said since the shooting he hasn't been able to sleep.

Read more: Football coach remembers 13-year-old player killed in drive-by shooting over the weekend in Jacksonville


'We will not tire:' Leaders vow to find person responsible for killing 13-year-old boy in Jacksonville


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 23:24:34 GMT

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Thirteen-year-old Prince Holland was shot while in a car leaving football practice Saturday, police said. He was one of three homicides reported over the weekend.

Read more: 'We will not tire:' Leaders vow to find person responsible for killing 13-year-old boy in Jacksonville


Education, taxation, and community services on the mind of Georgia voters during runoff election


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 22:39:34 GMT

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One voter cast his ballot and then posted a video on social media telling others why It’s so important to come to the polls.

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After Confederate flag flown over Jacksonville, Northside Coalition calls on city leaders to remove Confederate monuments


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 21:44:44 GMT

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Last month, a plane was spotted flying over TIAA Bank Field displaying a banner that read 'put monuments back' with a Confederate flag.

Read more: After Confederate flag flown over Jacksonville, Northside Coalition calls on city leaders to remove Confederate monuments


'Mystery object' on beach in Daytona is a shipwreck, archaeologists say


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 19:39:26 GMT

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The wreckage washed up on the beach in pieces after Hurricanes Ian and Nicole, but the ship was partially buried. Archeologists now say it's a shipwreck.

Read more: 'Mystery object' on beach in Daytona is a shipwreck, archaeologists say


Georgia Senate Runoff: Tight race, busy Election Day expected


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 14:50:26 GMT

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Fewer than 40,000 votes separated the two candidates in the midterm election.

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Naval Station Mayport prepares for the big Christmas light battle


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 13:20:00 GMT

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Eight ships on base are decorating for the Christmas light competition.

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Chief Jacques Battiste resigns abruptly in Glynn County


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 04:33:59 GMT

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Battiste's last official day of duty for GCPD will be Dec. 16. He was hired in June 2021 and has served Glynn County for the past 18 months.

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'Operation Young Guns' nets hundreds of arrests in Flagler, St. Johns and Putnam


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 04:33:22 GMT

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The Seventh Judicial Circuit started 'Operation Young Guns' initiative back in May to address the dramatic increase in gun violence involving young adults.

Read more: 'Operation Young Guns' nets hundreds of arrests in Flagler, St. Johns and Putnam


Willie Nelson coming to St. Augustine Ampitheatre in 2023


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 00:45:45 GMT

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Tickets for Willie Nelson go on sale this Friday.

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Murder charges dropped against Jacksonville man whose girlfriend was found in Marco Lake


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 00:09:02 GMT

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A new court filing says two other men confessed to murdering 23-year-old Beverly Febres after she shot one of them.

Read more: Murder charges dropped against Jacksonville man whose girlfriend was found in Marco Lake


Florida sees steep decline in childhood vaccinations; Duval County leading the way


Created: Mon, 05 Dec 2022 23:34:58 GMT

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State report shows immunization rates among schoolkids dropping, with more parents than ever claiming religious and medical exemptions.

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North Carolina man finds U-Haul stolen in Jacksonville ransacked, missing catalytic converter


Created: Mon, 05 Dec 2022 23:34:17 GMT

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Austin Bembridge's U-Haul was stolen from a Jacksonville hotel parking lot over the weekend. He recovered it Monday ransacked with valuable items gone.

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Deputies: Suspect in deadly South Florida stabbing caught in Jacksonville


Created: Mon, 05 Dec 2022 23:30:50 GMT

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Detectives say two men got in an altercation in Hobe Sound last week. Jared Alexander Diaz is accused of stabbing another man to death.

Read more: Deputies: Suspect in deadly South Florida stabbing caught in Jacksonville


People with Down syndrome have higher chance of dementia. The Arc Jacksonville is hoping to help


Created: Mon, 05 Dec 2022 20:54:42 GMT

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As people with Down syndrome live longer lives, a new diagnosis of dementia is becoming more prevalent creating new challenges for caregivers.

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Lockdown lifted at Ruth Upson Elementary


Created: Mon, 05 Dec 2022 20:27:11 GMT

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In a message to parents, a Duval County Public Schools representative said all students and staff are safe.

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Jacksonville Jaguars face off against Detroit Lions


Created: Mon, 05 Dec 2022 20:00:39 GMT

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The Jags are in the Motor City on Sunday to take on the Lions.

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Duval Jags youth football team raising money to get to championship in Miami


Created: Mon, 05 Dec 2022 19:59:50 GMT

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A group of 6-year-old boys are headed to a championship football game in Miami this Sunday. They need help getting to the game.

Read more: Duval Jags youth football team raising money to get to championship in Miami


'It probably would change my decisions' - Life decisions in limbo as student loan battle heads to Supreme Court


Created: Mon, 05 Dec 2022 16:35:56 GMT

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Uneasiness is growing as at least 26 million people learn they'll have to wait even longer for an answer on if they'll get student loan debt relief.

Read more: 'It probably would change my decisions' - Life decisions in limbo as student loan battle heads to Supreme Court


Watch | State argues Salt Life co-founder Michael Hutto, accused killer is a danger to community


Created: Mon, 05 Dec 2022 15:20:56 GMT

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Hutto in court Monday as the state argued he's a danger and accused him of stalking witnesses. They want his bond revoked. Hutto's accused of killing Lora Duncan, 18

Read more: Watch | State argues Salt Life co-founder Michael Hutto, accused killer is a danger to community


Gingerbread Extravaganza returns to Jacksonville for 20th year


Created: Mon, 05 Dec 2022 14:29:15 GMT

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The display is being hosted by the Jacksonville Historical Society and has transformed the church into a winter wonderland.

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Man arrested in connection to Rampart Village area shooting death


Created: Sun, 04 Dec 2022 18:05:51 GMT

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JSO identified 23-year-old Muhammad Abdullah Benbenu as a suspect in the shooting.

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Clara White Mission hosting the 28th Annual 'December to Remember'


Created: Sat, 03 Dec 2022 19:30:39 GMT

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The Covid-19 pandemic kept the mission from reaching out to families in need for 2 years. Now Clara White Mission is ready to get back to giving.

Read more: Clara White Mission hosting the 28th Annual 'December to Remember'


Finale of Sideline 2022: Final scores and highlights across the First Coast


Created: Sat, 03 Dec 2022 04:38:03 GMT

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It was a hard fought game against Clearwater Central Catholic as the Knights battled to stick around and advance.

Read more: Finale of Sideline 2022: Final scores and highlights across the First Coast


Deputies say suspect follows, takes photos of women without their knowledge at stores in St. Johns County


Created: Sat, 03 Dec 2022 04:32:58 GMT

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A Facebook page displays photos of teens and women at various retail and public locations around St. Augustine. Some photos focus on feet.

Read more: Deputies say suspect follows, takes photos of women without their knowledge at stores in St. Johns County


Local doctors think JU medical school will be massive benefit to Jacksonville


Created: Sat, 03 Dec 2022 03:44:34 GMT

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Jacksonville University expects to open its medical school in 2026.

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More complaints of animal neglect under investigation at Lake Butler slaughterhouse


Created: Sat, 03 Dec 2022 01:22:56 GMT

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On Friday, Animal Control Director Kim Hayes says another seven cows were found in a trailer on the property.

Read more: More complaints of animal neglect under investigation at Lake Butler slaughterhouse


Nassau County Sheriffs Office starts new cold case unit dedicated to giving families closure


Created: Sat, 03 Dec 2022 01:04:06 GMT

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This unit was created after the Nassau County Sheriffs Office noticed there were several missing persons cases that weren't getting the attention they deserved.

Read more: Nassau County Sheriffs Office starts new cold case unit dedicated to giving families closure

 
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