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1 hr ago | St. Augustine Record
Janette Vega, a former director of development at the University of Florida and UF Health Jacksonville, was hired as a senior development officer by Flagler's Office of Institutional Advancement. Flagler College's Office of Institutional Advancement has hired two new development and fundraising officers, according to a press release from the school.
6 hrs ago | The Florida Times-Union
Fernandina Beach police have nabbed a burglary suspect in a string of crimes following a high-speed chase early Saturday. The Jacksonville 17-year-old is charged with six counts of residential burglary, five counts of grand theft and three counts of vehicle burglary in the back-to-back weekend spree.
10 hrs ago | News 4 Jax
A 42-year-old Jacksonville man was arrested and charged with murder in the killing of another man at a Baymeadows hotel Sunday night. Edgar Macklin Jr. is accused of shooting and killing Lloyd Williams at the Suburban Extended Stay hotel on Philips Highway near Baymeadows Road about 8:30 p.m. Police said witnesses saw Macklin leaving the scene in a green Volkswagen, and they gave police a license plate number.
10 hrs ago | The Florida Times-Union
Jacksonville police were called about 9:15 a.m. to 100 S. Lima St. at U.S. 301 and U.S. 90 where the man demanded money from credit union staff, the Sheriff's Office said. He received the money and left on foot.
10 hrs ago | WTLV
Investigators have arrested a suspect in connection with a deadly shooting Sunday night outside an extended stay motel on the Southside, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office announced Monday. Police arrest motel murder suspect JACKSONVILLE, Fla.
11 hrs ago | The Florida Times-Union
Monday morning two men's bodies were found behind a warehouse in the 2800 block of Burke Street off South McDuff Avenue. A driver spotted the bodies about 1 a.m. while making a U-turn on Burke just east of Shortreed Street.
14 hrs ago | Financial News & Daily Record
Papi Chulo's Tacos & Tequilas plans to open Sept. 24 in the Tinseltown area at the address of the former Taste Food Studio at 9726 Touchton Road, Suite 105.
After medical examinations at Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services, the 61 animals confiscated from a Westside woman's small house Thursday were in "decent" health, according to Nikki Harris, the agency's division chief. The 50 dogs and 11 cats were removed from Audrey Burch's custody because of overall unhealthy conditions, Harris said Friday.
"I was in the zone," Johnson said of the day he captured a young marcher resting in Lincoln's lap after a civil rights march in San Francisco in 1960. Rory Earnshaw David Johnson, 88, hasn't lived in his hometown since the end of World War II, but Jacksonville is still on his mind.
Many of the buildings near the Duval County Courthouse can be designated as historical and qualify for incentives. But many are in need of a lot of work, more than $1 million in the case of most buildings.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing 4-year-old girl and a man who her father told police is his friend and has been her babysitter in the past. A Florida Missing Child Alert has been issued for T'yanna Elisa Davis, who was last seen with Freddric Sherrod, 29. Sherrod was last seen driving a 2003 Silver Isuzu Ascender with Florida tag 849NRU.
A 44-year-old St Augustine man was stopped by St Augustine police officers this week because the vehicle he was driving matched the description of a car used in a theft from Target. A computer check on the driver, David Albert Turner who resides at 142 Dory Road in St Augustine, revealed that he was operating the vehicle with a suspended license.
Police said at 1 a.m. Saturday they responded to 8500 block of Hare Avenue, where a black male was found dead in a home and another suffered non-life-threatening injuries. He was transported to UF Health.
I arrived at WJXT in 1975, not long before the station's founding news anchor and news director Bill Grove celebrated his 25th anniversary. The station threw a party for Grove at the Thunderbird Motor Hotel on the Arlington Expressway.
Dropout retrieval centers - sometimes called "drop back in" programs - are supposed to help students catch up on class credits they missed so they can earn their high school diploma by age 21 even if they'd dropped out of school. But some of the schools in Duval County are not making the grade, school district officials said last week, and should be held more accountable by the state and the public.
When residents of the First Coast see criminal activity, they can and do report it anonymously for cash with a program that's been around about a decade. And it doesn't cost tax payers a dime.
So you can't make it to the One Spark being held in Berlin - then do the next best thing and attend the local " Connection Festival " in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. The festival runs from Friday, September 12 thru Sunday September 14, 2014; from 10:00 a.m. till 11:59 p.m. The purpose of Connection Festival is to explore how technology amplifies creativity both in the arts and in business.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 09:13 pm
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