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Firm picked to redevelop The Jacksonville Landing

Firm picked to redevelop The Jacksonville LandingAfter a meeting Thursday, it is now known what company will redevelop the Jacksonville Landing.
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McDonald's shooting witness: 'I'm still kind of reeling'

McDonald's shooting witness: 'I'm still kind of reeling'A shooting at a McDonald's on the west side marks the second homicide in two days in Jacksonville. Sheema Hammontree lives across the street from the restaurant. She said she heard the gunshots go off around 10:30 Wednesday night.
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Semi bursts into flames, causes backup on I-95

Semi bursts into flames, causes backup on I-95A semi-truck burst into flames Thursday afternoon on Interstate 95 near World Golf Village
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Customer gives dog to PetSmart employee, now she wants it back

Customer gives dog to PetSmart employee, now she wants it backSteve and Jeanne Wilkeson found a six month old Great Dane in their yard and kept it for one day; they live near the Buckman Bridge and I-295.
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Warrior with PTSD explains fear of St. Augustine

Warrior with PTSD explains fear of St. AugustineBrett Simon is a trainer with the non-profit his mother created in Ponte Vedra. K9s for Warriors trains rescue dogs to be service dogs for veterans diagnosed with PTSD. Duval says, of the 160 graduates so far, none has committed suicide.
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Jacksonville woman turns 105

Jacksonville woman turns 105Jacksonville woman turns 105
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Suspect arrested after deputy dragged in Winn-Dixie parking lot

Suspect arrested after deputy dragged in Winn-Dixie parking lotA St. Johns County deputy was injured Monday after two alleged shoplifters dragged the off-duty officer nearly 40 feet with their car in front of a St. Augustine Winn-Dixie.
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FSA testing suspended, 'unacceptable' login woes to blame

FSA testing suspended, 'unacceptable' login woes to blameFSA testing suspended, 'unacceptable' login woes to blame
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JSO searching for 'armed and dangerous' suspect

JSO searching for 'armed and dangerous' suspectJSO searching for 'armed and dangerous' suspect
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Man shot in back in drive-by near Kendall Court apartments

Man shot in back in drive-by near Kendall Court apartmentsJACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A man is recovering after he was shot in the back in a drive-by Monday night near the Kendall Court apartments off Lem Turner Road.
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Tears, prayer at emotional vigil for Palatka 9-year-old

Tears, prayer at emotional vigil for Palatka 9-year-oldMore than 100 friends and family members of 9-year old Tate Ricks packed a Palatka dock for an emotional vigil Monday evening.
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Oldest condos in Fernandina Beach hit with power problems

Oldest condos in Fernandina Beach hit with power problemsAmelia by the Sea and Amelia South are the two oldest condominiums along Fernandina Beach with mostly older residents. When storms roll through, their buildings take a hit, but the biggest concern for the property managers is when the elevators stop working during...
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City knew about northbank roads' weaknesses, e-mails show

City knew about northbank roads' weaknesses, e-mails showEmails obtained by First Coast News show Jacksonville city leaders may have had a heads up about the structural weakness underneath Liberty Street and Coastline Drive long before Mayor Alvin Brown took over city hall.
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Pickaxe wielding Putnam man arrested after family argument over beer

Pickaxe wielding Putnam man arrested after family argument over beerA family fight that began over a pilfered beer in Putnam County ended with an arrest Sunday when one of the family members fired a shotgun through a door.
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Principal remembers boy who died in river

Principal remembers boy who died in river"It's been tough," Tim Adams said Monday morning. He's the principal at Kelley Smith Elementary School in Palatka.
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Orange Park man chased by Argentine tegu lizard

Orange Park man chased by Argentine tegu lizardBradley Arington, 24, has seen a lot of things in his lifetime but this was a first and one he will never forget.
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Officials concerned about Liberty Street before collapse

Officials concerned about Liberty Street before collapseOfficials concerned about Liberty Street before collapse
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Families of crime victims share frustration, hope

Families of crime victims share frustration, hopeFamilies of crime victims locally stood together in resolve and commitment as National Crime Victims' Rights week is underway.
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Taxpayer complains about condition of grass at newly renovated city park

Taxpayer complains about condition of grass at newly renovated city parkThis February the City of Jacksonville completed renovation of a small park near the foot of the Trout River bridge. Jerry Pullum has used for the past 15 years and now he has a problem with the recent renovation.
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Top cop contenders have their own discipline history

Top cop contenders have their own discipline historyCity elections are less than a month away, and the two candidates vying for the job of top cop have spent much time promoting their law enforcement bonafides and leadership skills.
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Alleged racism during stay at Live Oak hotel

Alleged racism during stay at Live Oak hotel It was a trip to learn about Florida's colleges, but ended up being a lesson in life.
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JSO: McDonald's, New Town murders connected, gang-related

JSO: McDonald's, New Town murders connected, gang-relatedTwo recent murders including one at a crowded McDonald's on the Westside and another on a New Town street corner are connected to each other, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
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Mike Williams interview

Mike Williams interviewMike Williams interview
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Family asking why alleged drunk driver still had license

Family asking why alleged drunk driver still had licenseHow many DUIs should you be allowed to get before you lose your license permanently? It's a question First Coast News has been investigating for months.
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Developer's new plan for Jacksonville Landing

Developer's new plan for Jacksonville LandingAfter a meeting Thursday, it is now known what company will redevelop the Jacksonville Landing.
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Two women killed in New Town drive-by shooting

Two women killed in New Town drive-by shootingThe Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says a drive-by shooting in New Town that left two women dead Thursday night and injured a man may be gang related.
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McDonald's shooting witness: 'I'm still kind of reeling'

McDonald's shooting witness: 'I'm still kind of reeling'A shooting at a McDonald's on the west side marks the second homicide in two days in Jacksonville. Sheema Hammontree lives across the street from the popular fast food restaurant on Cassat Avenue. She said she heard the gunshots go off around 10:30 Wednes
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Investigation: How habitual drunken drivers are still allowed on the road

Investigation: How habitual drunken drivers are still allowed on the roadFCN's Heather Crawford talks to a mother who wants to know why habitual drunk drivers are allowed to drive after her son lost his leg after a crash involving a driver with multiple DUI convictions.
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Veterans accuse UF frat members of peeing on US flag

Veterans accuse UF frat members of peeing on US flagAccusations made by veterans who took part in the Warrior Beach Retreat at Laketown Wharf resort have led to apologies from two separate universities.
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Councilman breathes new life into pension reform

Councilman breathes new life into pension reformCouncilman breathes new life into pension reform
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Viewer video of semi-truck fire on I-95

Viewer video of semi-truck fire on I-95Video sent to us by Nicholas Avignone shows firefighters as they put out a semi truck fire that caused delays on southbound Interstate 95 near CR-210.
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JTA driver accused of spreading HIV

JTA driver accused of spreading HIVA bus driver for the Jacksonville Transportation Authority faces felony charges after he allegedly had sex with at least two victims without telling them he was HIV positive.
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Traffic ticket quotas considered illegal

Traffic ticket quotas considered illegalIn the wake of the Waldo debacle, traffic ticket quotas are now officially illegal in Florida.
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3 pets die, 2 people hospitalized in Middleburg home fire

3 pets die, 2 people hospitalized in Middleburg home fireA fire at a mobile home Wednesday sent two people to the hospital, at least one in critical condition, and killed three pets in Middleburg.
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JSO: Carjacking suspect shot in ankle during chase

JSO: Carjacking suspect shot in ankle during chaseA suspect sought in connection to a carjacking is recovering in the hospital after he was wounded by police gunfire during a foot chase on the city's Southside Wednesday morning.
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Jacksonville mother missing for six days

Jacksonville mother missing for six daysFriends and family are fearing the worst following a Jacksonville woman's disappearance a week ago. A BOLO was dispatched on April 16 and flyers have been handed out, now Danielle Paige Tucker's loved ones are forced to wait.
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