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2 hrs ago | News 4 Jax

2 women arrested in snatch-and-grab robbery

Two St. Johns County women were arrested in connection with a snatch-and-grab robbery outside Ponce de Leon Mall on Wednesday.

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7 hrs ago | The Florida Times-Union

St. Johns man charged in Best Buy attack on 9-year-old sent to mental hospital

An autistic St. Johns County man accused of attacking a 9-year-old girl in a Jacksonville Best Buy bathroom will soon be sent to a Florida mental hospital after a judge agreed he's incompetent to stand trial Thursday in the Duval County Courthouse.

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Related Topix: Chattahoochee, FL

9 hrs ago | News 4 Jax

Campaign to reduce crimes against pedestrian

The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office is initiating the "if only" campaign, meaning, "if only I'd known the law, that person would be alive today."

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13 hrs ago | St. Augustine Record

Republic Services makes $30,000 donation to Counil on Aging

During a news conference Wednesday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Republic Services announced its donation of $30,000 to become a sponsor of The Players Ponte Vedra Community Senior Center.

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Related Topix: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Ponte-Vedra, FL

Wed Apr 16, 2014

St. Augustine Record

County commits to safer roads

PETER.WILLOTT@STAUGUSTINE.COM A bicyclist shares the road with afternoon traffic on U.S. 1, near the intersection of C.R. 312, on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

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Related Topix: St. Augustine, FL

St. Augustine Record

History teaches skills, offers perspective

And that's reflected in the St. Johns County School District's approach to the subject, including an annual history fair that gives students a chance to do independent research.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., St. Augustine, FL, Florida, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Historic City News

St Augustine police department reports incidents

Historic City News was notified this morning by St Augustine Police Public Information Officer Mark Samson of the following police calls that have been responded to by the department since last weekend.

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Related Topix: St. Augustine, FL

CBS 47

Man flashes woman near St. Johns County Pier

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Deputies are looking for a man who flashed a woman near the St. Johns County Pier on Tuesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: St. Augustine, FL

News 4 Jax

Campaign to address driver, bicyclist safety

The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office and the county are working on an awareness campaign to educate residents and tourists about the laws pertaining to motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians, and to enforce those laws.

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St. Augustine Record

Students develop a scientific perspective at Guana reserve

Deborah Schroeder's second grade class from Mill Creek Elementary School watches birds through binoculars during a field trip to the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve on Monday.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Palm Coast, FL

News 4 Jax

No injuries in SR 13 school bus crash

Only one student was on board a stopped St. Johns County school bus when it was struck by an SUV Wednesday morning on State Road 13 near the intersection of State Road 16. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the bus was stopped in the northbound lane with lights flashing at 6:35 a.m. when a southbound Chevrolet Blazer driven by 20-year-old ... (more)

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CBS 47

Local counties prepare for mosquito season

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It's the start of mosquito season, and local officials are fighting back.

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Related Topix: Downtown (Jacksonville, FL), Duval County, FL

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Business Journal

Northeast Florida homebuilder's search for new corporate HQ site expands to Georgia

Dream Finders Homes LLC, which has been scouting out sites for several months , is now considering sites in Jacksonville, St. Johns County and Savannah, Ga., for a corporate headquarters, managing partner Patrick Zalupski said Tuesday.

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News 4 Jax

Missing man s body found

VIDEO: We're digging deeper to learn more about what led up to the death of a 39-year-old man, who is believed to have plunged into the river from the Mathews Bridge.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster

News 4 Jax

Fatal deputy-involved shooting ruled justifiable

The state attorney's office has ruled the fatal shooting of a 64-year-old man by a St. Johns County deputy in December was justifiable.

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Related Topix: St. Augustine, FL

WTLV

Wanted woman flees deputies, locks self in KFC bathroom

Deputies attempted to handcuff the suspect, but she allegedly fled and locked herself in the men's room of a nearby Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant.

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Related Topix: Duval County, FL

The Florida Times-Union

More details released in Sunday's domestic shooting in St. Augustine

A 29-year-old man shot early Sunday during a domestic dispute at a St. Augustine home has been identified as Christopher Depriest, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: St. Augustine, FL

St. Augustine Record

Mr. Louie impacts first-graders

Louis Sanchez asks a question to students in Ashley Powers' Hartley Elementary School first-grade class about birdhouses during a field trip to the St. Augustine Home Depot on Friday, April 11, 2014.

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Related Topix: St. Augustine, FL, Home Gardening, Home

Mon Apr 14, 2014

CBS 47

Dog rescued from tree in Elkton

First Alert Weather Alert: Flood Warning expires at 8:00 PM on 4/15, issued at 10:03 PM Fort White, FL First Alert Weather Alert: Flood Warning expires at 10:12 AM on 4/15, issued at 10:12 AM Hoboken, GA ELKTON, Fla.

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Related Topix: Elkton, FL, Fort White, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Records: Cigarette of mom who buried tot had girl's DNA

The body of the 2-year-old Sanford child, found buried in a shallow grave in Crescent City had two cigarette burns, two broken teeth, three suspected bite marks, a patch of hairless scalp and bruises and marks on her head, back and bottom, according to newly-released evidence.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

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