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Police: 75-year-old man with dementia found safe after overnight search


Created: Fri, 27 Jan 2023 16:39:22 GMT

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Maldonado was last seen around 6:45 p.m. by family at his residence near Emerson Street and Interstate 95.

Read more: Police: 75-year-old man with dementia found safe after overnight search


FDA eases rules again for gay men seeking to donate blood


Created: Fri, 27 Jan 2023 16:37:17 GMT

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Gay and bisexual men in monogamous relationships could soon be able to donate blood for the first time in decades.

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'Could always happen again': Second generation Holocaust survivor fears the world is forgetting lessons learned


Created: Fri, 27 Jan 2023 16:32:33 GMT

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This International Holocaust Remembrance Day, take part in one of the events going on in Duval County to educate the community and tell survivors' stories.

Read more: 'Could always happen again': Second generation Holocaust survivor fears the world is forgetting lessons learned


Free tax filing event Saturday in Brentwood


Created: Fri, 27 Jan 2023 15:45:51 GMT

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A United Way of Northeast Florida worker says last year they filed 9,000 tax returns and people collectively got over $20 million back in refunds.

Read more: Free tax filing event Saturday in Brentwood


No, a government-funded food pyramid doesn’t rank Lucky Charms as healthier than steak


Created: Fri, 27 Jan 2023 15:45:08 GMT

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Joe Rogan and others shared a graph that ranks Lucky Charms as healthier than steak. But it isn’t a food pyramid endorsed by the federal government.

Read more: No, a government-funded food pyramid doesn’t rank Lucky Charms as healthier than steak


Meet the new White House chief of staff: Jeff Zients


Created: Fri, 27 Jan 2023 14:54:09 GMT

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Zients, not known to be a political operative, is expected to focus on the task of governing the nation as other advisers take the lead on politics.

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Northeast Jacksonville residents raise environmental concerns over proposed housing development


Created: Fri, 27 Jan 2023 14:31:05 GMT

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The land use portion of the development was approved by Jacksonville City Council but gave residents a few weeks to negotiate zoning with the seller.

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US inflation and consumer spending cooled in December


Created: Fri, 27 Jan 2023 14:05:40 GMT

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The Fed has been steadily driving up borrowing rates, seeking to slow spending, growth and the surging prices that have bedeviled the nation for nearly two years.

Read more: US inflation and consumer spending cooled in December


Jay Leno breaks collarbone, kneecaps and ribs in motorcycle crash


Created: Fri, 27 Jan 2023 13:50:32 GMT

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Leno was previously injured in November when his face and upper torso caught on fire while repairing another vintage vehicle.

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9-year-old prodigy artist starts US art tour at Jacksonville art gallery


Created: Fri, 27 Jan 2023 13:10:58 GMT

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His painting will be on exhibit and for sale at Gallery725 through 29.

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5 women, immense power: Can they keep US from fiscal brink?


Created: Fri, 27 Jan 2023 06:34:28 GMT

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This year, for the first time in history, the four leaders of the two congressional spending committees are women.

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Legendary college basketball broadcaster and analyst Billy Packer dies


Created: Fri, 27 Jan 2023 05:05:36 GMT

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Packer worked as analyst or color commentator on every Final Four from 1975 to 2008.

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'I am in shock:' Daughter of man accused of killing Jared Bridegan reacts to her father's arrest


Created: Fri, 27 Jan 2023 01:16:45 GMT

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Tenon feels as if her father is being set up. At the same time, she said she's sorry for what happened to the Bridegan family.

Read more: 'I am in shock:' Daughter of man accused of killing Jared Bridegan reacts to her father's arrest


St. Johns County neighbors want abandoned trailers removed from their community


Created: Fri, 27 Jan 2023 00:43:42 GMT

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The trailers have holes in the roof, graffiti on the side, and rust on the hinges. Neighbors say they've been on the property since September.

Read more: St. Johns County neighbors want abandoned trailers removed from their community


Accused murderer Aiden Fucci threatening and extorting inmates, jail officials say


Created: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 23:36:41 GMT

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The teen accused of murdering his 13-year-old classmate, Tristyn Bailey, reportedly told inmates he stabbed a "b**** face to face.”

Read more: Accused murderer Aiden Fucci threatening and extorting inmates, jail officials say


Past US presidents, VPs asked to recheck for classified docs


Created: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 23:29:50 GMT

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Handling of classified documents has been a problem off and on for decades, from presidents to Cabinet members and staff across multiple administrations.

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Frustrated former clients of no-show Jacksonville attorney speak out


Created: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 23:29:01 GMT

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First Coast News talked to two former clients of Benjamin Buck who say his unprofessional manner wreaked havoc on their lives.

Read more: Frustrated former clients of no-show Jacksonville attorney speak out


Monet Pearson is our Teacher of the Week


Created: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 23:06:15 GMT

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Pearson is a dual enrollment life skills teacher which means she’s making sure students have the tools needed for life after graduation.

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Jacksonville cancels deal for new apartments at former River City Brewing site downtown


Created: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 22:45:49 GMT

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In addition to apartments, the deal would have built a new restaurant so that part of the Southbank would continue to have a place for fine dining.

Read more: Jacksonville cancels deal for new apartments at former River City Brewing site downtown


There’s no federal law against people collecting rainwater


Created: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 22:38:30 GMT

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State rules differ on whether people can collect rainwater, but there is no federal law banning the practice.

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Police: Fight at Dave & Buster’s in Jacksonville leaves one brain-dead, employee arrested


Created: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 22:33:28 GMT

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The first officer to arrive on the scene reported that one person was unresponsive with no pulse.

Read more: Police: Fight at Dave & Buster’s in Jacksonville leaves one brain-dead, employee arrested


In most states, employers can ask you for your credit report


Created: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 22:27:43 GMT

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Federal, state and local laws differ in whether an employer can access your credit report. We break down the rules.

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Yes, you can file your taxes for free


Created: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 21:55:41 GMT

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There are several options you can use to file your federal taxes, and sometimes your state taxes, for free.

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No, families can’t receive the increased child tax credit in 2023


Created: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 21:52:18 GMT

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The expanded child tax credit included in the American Rescue Plan is no longer in effect. Here’s what that means for families’ tax returns in 2023.

Read more: No, families can’t receive the increased child tax credit in 2023


Baker County deputies looking for missing 15-year-old Brayden Joiner


Created: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 21:51:36 GMT

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There is an indication that Joiner may be in Jacksonville. Family and police say at this time there is no information suggesting foul play.

Read more: Baker County deputies looking for missing 15-year-old Brayden Joiner


Yes, Duval County Public School teachers have been told to remove books from classrooms that have not been approved by state


Created: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 21:51:17 GMT

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Teachers have been posting on social media during the last week they've been told to remove or cover books/literature that have not been approved.

Read more: Yes, Duval County Public School teachers have been told to remove books from classrooms that have not been approved by state


Gov. DeSantis proposes legislation that would require convicted child rapists to serve life in prison


Created: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 21:23:40 GMT

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Speaking from Miami, Gov. DeSantis announced that the comprehensive proposal is to "maintain and further improve Florida’s 50-year record low crime rate."

Read more: Gov. DeSantis proposes legislation that would require convicted child rapists to serve life in prison


Two men injured in early morning shooting in Neptune Beach


Created: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 21:17:36 GMT

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Around 1 a.m., police responded to the 1000 block of Atlantic Boulevard in reference to gunfire.

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Possible explosive found after DUI crash in Georgia, officials say


Created: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 19:17:01 GMT

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GBI confirmed the item inside the trunk was an explosive.

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Yes, this prominent Jacksonville megachurch is making members sign oath opposing LGBTQ+ freedoms


Created: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 17:17:47 GMT

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"Your signature and updated contact information on this document is required by March 19, 2023, and will ensure your membership at First Baptist Church continues."

Read more: Yes, this prominent Jacksonville megachurch is making members sign oath opposing LGBTQ+ freedoms


Watch | Man accused of killing Jared Bridegan has first appearance in Duval County court


Created: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 16:37:06 GMT

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Henry Tenon faces charges of conspiracy to commit murder, accessory after the fact, child abuse and second-degree murder.

Read more: Watch | Man accused of killing Jared Bridegan has first appearance in Duval County court


Asteroid to pass 'extraordinarily close' to Earth on Thursday


Created: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 16:04:14 GMT

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The asteroid will come 10 times closer to Earth than communications satellites currently in orbit, but NASA insists there is no chance of it hitting Earth.

Read more: Asteroid to pass 'extraordinarily close' to Earth on Thursday


Police make arrest in 'planned, targeted' murder of St. Augustine father, say shooter did not act alone


Created: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 15:46:15 GMT

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Police said that Bridegan was purposely lured to the street where he was "gunned down." They have made an arrest in the murder but say that man did not act alone.

Read more: Police make arrest in 'planned, targeted' murder of St. Augustine father, say shooter did not act alone


Will Russia be allowed at 2024 Olympics? IOC reveals what it wants


Created: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 15:35:20 GMT

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said he told France's president that Russia should have “no place” at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Read more: Will Russia be allowed at 2024 Olympics? IOC reveals what it wants


How a 13-year-old wound up with classified documents at show-and-tell


Created: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 14:58:34 GMT

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Back in 1984, a schoolgirl in Pittsburgh showed up at her eighth grade class with a collection of classified papers — as a show-and-tell project.

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US economy slowed but still grew at 2.9% rate last quarter


Created: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 13:53:40 GMT

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The resilience of the U.S. job market has been a major surprise. Last year, employers added 4.5 million jobs, second only to the 6.7 million that were added in 2021.

Read more: US economy slowed but still grew at 2.9% rate last quarter


Did anyone win the $526 million Powerball?


Created: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 13:26:40 GMT

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The winning numbers from Wednesday, Jan. 25 were 9, 17, 20, 38, 40 with Powerball 18. The Power Play was 2.

Read more: Did anyone win the $526 million Powerball?


Report gives new details into black bear attack at Jacksonville Zoo


Created: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 05:03:53 GMT

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A zookeeper was attacked and sustained non-life-threatening injuries in December. A new report details how the bear was able to get to her.

Read more: Report gives new details into black bear attack at Jacksonville Zoo


Handyman pleads no contest to murder of 73-year-old dogsitter in Nassau County


Created: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 03:01:38 GMT

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Shawn Whigham, the handyman accused in the murder of a 73-year-old dogsitter in Nassau County, was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Read more: Handyman pleads no contest to murder of 73-year-old dogsitter in Nassau County


First Baptist Church members must now sign sexuality oath opposing LGBTQ freedoms


Created: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 02:52:30 GMT

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The church, which has long opposed LGBTQ rights in Jacksonville, is now requiring members to sign an anti-gay pledge to remain in the church.

Read more: First Baptist Church members must now sign sexuality oath opposing LGBTQ freedoms

 
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