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Ga. lawmakers consider hidden predator act

Ga. lawmakers consider hidden predator actOn a mission to get Georgia's Hidden Predator Act signed into law, a local man who says he was sexually abused as a child is speaking out.
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  • 13 hours, 5 minutes ago
Local

City investigators confiscate 83 dogs from Westside

City investigators confiscate 83 dogs from WestsideAfter inspecting the property, investigators from the Jacksonville's Animal Care and Protective Services confiscated 83 dogs from a property on Jacksonville's Westside.
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  • 14 hours, 21 minutes ago
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Problems for pension reform: rejection vote, lawsuit voids contract

Problems for pension reform: rejection vote, lawsuit voids contractIt has been a week of challenges for efforts to reform Jacksonville's pension program.
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  • 14 hours, 31 minutes ago
Military

First Coast families face fear, look for answers under ISIS threat

First Coast families face fear, look for answers under ISIS threatA First Coast mother fears for her life and that of her family after finding out her husband was named in a "hit list" reportedly distributed by supporters of ISIS, the terror group spreading death and bloodshed overseas.
  • Military
  • 14 hours, 42 minutes ago
Politics

Democratic lawmakers push for equal pay

Democratic lawmakers push for equal payThe federal Equal Pay Act has been in place since 1963, but some state lawmakers say women still make less than 80 percent of what men are paid
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  • 15 hours, 4 minutes ago
Local

St. John's County deputy threats lead to changes online

St. John's County deputy threats lead to changes onlineA growing concern nationwide is hitting close to home. Local law enforcement agencies are taking precautions to ensure their officer's safety.
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  • 15 hours, 8 minutes ago
Crime

JSO: Officer accused of cheating department, apartments

JSO: Officer accused of cheating department, apartmentsOfficer Deborah Young, a 6 1/2 year veteran of the department, is charged with three counts of petty theft and one count of official misconduct.
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  • 15 hours, 18 minutes ago
Traffic

Motorcyclist dies, driver injured in Northside crash

Motorcyclist dies, driver injured in Northside crashA young motorcyclist died Thursday night after colliding with a car on the Northside, authorities said.
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  • 16 hours, 9 minutes ago
Local

Camden County deputy passes away

Camden County deputy passes awayCamden County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Deputy William Terrell has passed away.
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  • 16 hours, 30 minutes ago
On Your Side

How to complain to your city effectively

How to complain to your city effectivelyIt is a forty year old culvert and its age is now showing.
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  • 18 hours, 10 minutes ago
Military

Privacy settings didn't protect military members on hit list

Privacy settings didn't protect military members on hit listSocial media has played such a significant role in the latest threat from ISIS, the Department of Defense is advising the families involved to get rid of their presence online, particularly with Facebook.
  • Military
  • 18 hours, 50 minutes ago
Local

Navy issues statement to families, sailors on ISIS threat

Navy issues statement to families, sailors on ISIS threatThe Navy responded today to recent 'kill list' threats made by ISIS against U.S. citizens, including two military families on the First Coast.
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  • 19 hours, 47 minutes ago
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Jacksonville City Council rejects pension reform bill

Jacksonville City Council rejects pension reform billThe Jacksonville City Council on Tuesday rejected a comprehensive pension reform bill, a top priority of Mayor Alvin Brown that he said would to save the city $1.62 billion.
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  • 1 day, 13 hours ago
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Jacksonville man sentenced to life in toddler's death

Jacksonville man sentenced to life in toddler's deathA Jacksonville man was sentenced to life in prison in connection to the 2012 death of a toddler.
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  • 1 day, 14 hours ago
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Florida backyard gun range bill rejected

Florida backyard gun range bill rejectedA move to outlaw using your backyard as target practice in the state failed.
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  • 1 day, 15 hours ago
Health

St. Johns County ranked healthiest county in Florida

St. Johns County ranked healthiest county in FloridaA new study has ranked St. Johns County as the healthiest county in the state of Florida.
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  • 1 day, 16 hours ago
Local

Suspected serial medical office thief sought

Suspected serial medical office thief soughtHe moves quickly, in just seconds a thief who apparently targets medical offices along the First Coast, grabs wallets and uses the victim's credit cards to purchase thousands of dollars worth of gift cards.
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  • 1 day, 16 hours ago
First Coast Votes

Brown, Curry courting Bishop votes in Mayor's race

Brown, Curry courting Bishop votes in Mayor's raceThe mayor's race is down to two and both are courting the support and the votes of the third place finisher.
  • First Coast Votes
  • 1 day, 18 hours ago
Georgia News

Two arrested in brutal rape, murder case in Waycross

Two arrested in brutal rape, murder case in WaycrossPolice arrested Ryan Christopher Raulerson, 41 and Namon Wilcox Jr., 23, early Tuesday morning at a home in Ware County.
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  • 3 days ago
Crime

Jacksonville-based aircraft assists in big drug bust

Jacksonville-based aircraft assists in big drug bustThe aircraft patrolling during the operation was based with the National Air Security Operations Center in Jacksonville, Florida.
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  • 3 days, 1 hour ago
Local

Jacksonville police officer who let woman drive patrol car to Hooters was suspended for 10 days

Jacksonville police officer who let woman drive patrol car to Hooters was suspended for 10 daysA Jacksonville police officer who let an unauthorized woman drive his police car was suspended 10 days and received a written reprimand as discipline, according to Sheriff's Office records released Monday.
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  • 3 days, 2 hours ago
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Flagler County Sheriff's Office offering free home inspections

Flagler County Sheriff's Office offering free home inspectionsThe Designated Citizen Observer Patrol is, according to the report, recently expanded to meet the needs of the community.
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  • 3 days, 4 hours ago
Florida News

Fort Lauderdale Police Officers Fired Over Racist Text Messages, Video: Officials

Fort Lauderdale Police Officers Fired Over Racist Text Messages, Video: OfficialsThree of the officers, Jason Holding, James Wells and Christopher Sousa, were fired following an extensive internal affairs investigation that began in October 2014, Chief Frank Adderley said at a news conference.
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  • 3 days, 6 hours ago
Florida News

Fort Lauderdale Police Officers Fired Over Racist Text Messages, Video: Officials

Fort Lauderdale Police Officers Fired Over Racist Text Messages, Video: OfficialsFour Fort Lauderdale police officers are off the force after exchanging racist text messages between themselves and creating a video with racial bias, officials said Friday.
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  • 3 days, 6 hours ago
Local

Reportedly dead Jacksonville businessman arrested in N. Carolina

Reportedly dead Jacksonville businessman arrested in N. CarolinaJose Lantigua, 62, former owner of Circle K Furniture, was jailed without bond in Buncombe County, N.C., which includes Asheville in the western part of the state, according to an inmate database the jail there maintains.
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  • 3 days, 13 hours ago
Weird

Accused Walmart shoplifter makes Spider-Man escape

Accused Walmart shoplifter makes Spider-Man escapeHoudini. Spider-Man. A shoplifter can add himself to this group after a daring escape from the clutches of Walmart security in Alabama last week.
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  • 3 days, 14 hours ago
Local

Utah to use firing squads if lethal drugs unavailable

Utah to use firing squads if lethal drugs unavailableUtah became the only state to allow firing squads for executions when Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law Monday approving the method for use when no lethal injection drugs are available, even though he has called it "a little bit gruesome."
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  • 3 days, 15 hours ago
Local

Bold thief in Mandarin caught on camera

Bold thief in Mandarin caught on cameraA thief makes a quick dash into a busy medical office in Mandarin and walks out with a doctors wallet.
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  • 3 days, 16 hours ago
News

City allocates $7 million for Northwest Jacksonville

City allocates $7 million for Northwest JacksonvilleOne of the city's most troubled neighborhoods got a major financial boost on Friday.
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  • 3 days, 18 hours ago
On Your Side

HOA removes siding to test for defects, owner not happy

HOA removes siding to test for defects, owner not happyTownhome owners are tried of exposed walls in their community
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  • 3 days, 18 hours ago
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Commentary: Shannon Ogden gives thoughts on ISIS 'hit list'

Commentary: Shannon Ogden gives thoughts on ISIS 'hit list'For the first time, First Coast News anchor Shannon Ogden steps away from the anchor desk and gives his personal take on the ISIS threats and the response from local military and law enforcement.
  • Military
  • 1 day, 12 hours ago
Local

Local agencies quiet on safety measures

Local agencies quiet on safety measuresClark Fouraker takes a look to find out what military agencies are doing to help protect those people who made ISIS's 'hit list.'
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  • 1 day, 13 hours ago
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First Coast military moms fear for life under ISIS threat

First Coast military moms fear for life under ISIS threatA First Coast mother fears for her life and that of her family after finding out her husband was named in a "hit list" reportedly distributed by supporters of ISIS, the terror group spreading death and bloodshed overseas.
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  • 1 day, 13 hours ago
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Sailor video investigation opens wounds for local woman

Sailor video investigation opens wounds for local womanJacksonville's Paula Coughlin, who was sexually assaulted by dozens of sailors at the raucus Tailhook convention, is reliving her nightmare because of the women allegedly videotaped on a Navy sub.
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  • 1 day, 13 hours ago
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Jacksonville City Council rejects pension reform bill

Jacksonville City Council rejects pension reform billThe Jacksonville City Council on Tuesday rejected a comprehensive pension reform bill, a top priority of Mayor Alvin Brown that he said would to save the city $1.62 billion.
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  • 1 day, 13 hours ago
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Backyard gun range bill in Florida rejected

Backyard gun range bill in Florida rejectedA law filed by Representative Darryl Rouson (D - St. Petersburg), would outlaw firing a gun on residential property. But, despite a passionate push for votes, it failed this week.
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  • 1 day, 15 hours ago
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Mayors candidates searching for Bill Bishop endorsement

Mayors candidates searching for Bill Bishop endorsementMayoral candidates Lenny Curry and Alvin Brown are now looking for approval from former mayoral hopeful Bill Bishop.
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  • 1 day, 15 hours ago
Local

Suspected serial medical office thief sought

Suspected serial medical office thief soughtHe moves quickly, in just seconds a thief who apparently targets medical offices along the First Coast, grabs wallets and uses the victim's credit cards to purchase thousands of dollars worth of gift cards.
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  • 1 day, 16 hours ago
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St. Augustine business shut down after arrest

St. Augustine business shut down after arrest A business was shut down after its owner was caught in a child sex sting.
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  • 1 day, 16 hours ago
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First Coast mom fears for life under ISIS threat

First Coast mom fears for life under ISIS threatA First Coast mother fears for her life and that of her family after finding out her husband was named in a "hit list" reportedly distributed by supporters of ISIS, the terror group spreading death and bloodshed overseas.
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  • 1 day, 18 hours ago
Local

Brown, Curry courting Bishop votes in Mayor's race

Brown, Curry courting Bishop votes in Mayor's raceThe mayor's race is down to two and both are courting the support and the votes of the third place finisher.
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  • 1 day, 18 hours ago
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7 sailors charged after videos surfaced of females on board

7 sailors charged after videos surfaced of females on boardThe Navy has charged seven sailors in connection with the illicit videotaping of female officers and student trainees aboard a submarine.
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  • 1 day, 18 hours ago
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