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12 min ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Drunken detectives cause ruckus at Florida gang conference

Two gang detectives with the Manatee County Sheriff's Office have resigned after being investigated over behavior at a law enforcement conference last month. Travis Allison and Peter Brooks, hired by the sheriff's office in August 2010 and November 2010, respectively, resigned this month.

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Related Topix: Manatee County, FL, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Science / Technology

4 hrs ago | St. Augustine Record

Second man sentenced to death in murder case of FSU grad student Vincent Binder

The final judgement has been handed out in the 2010 murder case of Florida State graduate student Vincent Binder, and that judgement is death for Kentrell Feronti Johnson. Circuit Court Judge Raul Zambrano delivered the sentence Tuesday morning in a brief, anticlimactic hearing at the St. Johns County courthouse.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Death Penalty

8 hrs ago | St. Augustine Record

Around the Region: Webster students wow Gov. Scott

When Gov. Rick Scott dropped in unexpectedly a couple of weeks ago at Webster Elementary School, Janiya Jackson and Latandra White gave him a great surprise. Jackson recited The Gettysburg Address from memory, a feat the governor said he had never been able to do.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Rick Scott

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Historic City News

Johns Creek Parkway Traffic Solutions Public Meeting

Johns Creek Parkway Traffic Solutions Public Meeting 7 p.m. / September 23 251 Huffner Hill Circle, St. Augustine, FL 32092 St. Johns County Traffic Operations will host a meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, September 23 in the Johns Creek Community Center, 251 Huffner Hill Circle, St. Augustine, FL 32092, to consider traffic concerns for the area within Johns Creek Parkway. During the meeting, Traffic Operations staff will discuss the details of the Traffic Calming Program and process, as well as, provide technical details regarding traffic speeds, traffic volumes, and observed safety considerations.

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Related Topix: St. Augustine, FL

St. Augustine Record

St. Johns County volunteers tutor English for speakers of other languages

Joe Cinney and Jay Piriz, right, teach a class in English as a second language to a group of nonnative speakers on Thursday. Jay Piriz, left, and Joe Cinney teach a class in English as a second language to a group of nonnative speakers on Thursday.

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St. Augustine Record

St. Johns County Commission to consider legislative plan

The Board of County Commissioners regular meeting begins at 9 a.m. and includes a discussion about priorities for funding requests to be made by the county to state and federal officials. The board will consider whether to adopt the plan.

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News 4 Jax

Free booster seat giveaway this weekend

CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS WEEKEND. 17 MINUTES AFTER THE HOUR, JEN, BACK TO YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, RICHARDING SOMETHING ALL MOMS AND DADS NEED TO KNOW, HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT BOOSTER SEAT FOR YOUR CHILD AND MORE IMPORTANTLY HOW TO INSTALL IT CORRECTLY.

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Related Topix: Palatka, FL

Historic City News

the Players Community Senior Center activities

The St Johns County Council on Aging reported upcoming activities to Historic City News that are planned for THE PLAYERS Community Senior Center; located at 175 Landrum Lane in Ponte Vedra Beach. For more information on any of the classes or activities at the Senior Center, contact Darlene Mahany at 904-280-3233 or visit their website at http://www.coasjc.com Oct. 15, 12:30-2:00 Michael Carver New Way Hearing, "Sound Advice to Understand Hearing Loss" educational workshop.

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Related Topix: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

News 4 Jax

Public meeting on 9B extension tonight

The public is invited to a meeting to discuss the extension of State Road 9B : a new four-lane interstate currently under construction in southern Duval County. Florida Department of Transportation is hosting the meeting to discuss the $117 million proposed extension and give the public an opportunity to ask questions and express any concerns.

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Related Topix: Duval County, FL, Jacksonville, FL

Sun Sep 14, 2014

St. Augustine Record

Medical thriller author Robin Cook prepares for visit

Author and medical doctor Robin Cook vaulted onto the literary scene in 1977 with his much acclaimed medical thriller, "Coma." It was the first of 28 books, all of which became best sellers.

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Related Topix: Reggae, St. Augustine, FL

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Florida Times-Union

Records fight continues as plaintiff learns filed open on him, friend

Curtis Lee, one of the most vocal critics of the underfunded Jacksonville Police and Fire Pension Fund, urged the State Attorney's Office to investigate a board trustee. The State Attorney's Office would not answer questions about the Lee case, spokeswoman Jackelyn Barnard said, because a judge might ask the office for more evidence in the future.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

St. Augustine Record

St. Johns County official says VA's target area for new clinic is off

St. Johns County officials are saying the area that VA officials are looking at for a new facility may be less-than-ideal based on veteran population data. The St. Augustine Community Based Outpatient Clinic at 1955 U.S. 1 South is scheduled to leave by the end of March, when Lowe's plans to take over the property.

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Related Topix: St. Augustine, FL

Historic City News

Reports from the St Augustine Police Department

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.

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Related Topix: St. Augustine, FL, Jacksonville, FL

The Miami Herald

Garbage may be to blame for Florida whale's death

A necropsy by Georgia Aquarium staff found multiple plastic bags and braided fishing line in one of the whale's stomach chambers. Matthew Denny, a field coordinator for the aquarium's field station in St. Johns County, says while pathology results are pending, garbage appears to be a contributing factor to the whale's death.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

News 4 Jax

Fatal 2013 car accident reveals new evidence

Ashley Harding reports live from the scene with new evidence to place fault in a fatal car crash from 2013. IT'S BEEN A YEAR AND A HALF SINCE THE MEMORIAL FOR -- BUT THE MEMORIAL FOR THE VICTIM STILL STANDS.

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News 4 Jax

Driver charged in deadly crash

Highway Patrol just made an arrest in a wreck that killed two young people in March of 2013 in St. Johns County. 20-year-old Alyssa Nearbin and 24-year-old Joey Stevens died at the scene of the accident on March 28th of last year.

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News 4 Jax

Rough surf warning

VIDEO: Lifeguards are asking everyone to be extra careful at the beaches in St. Johns County this weekend and has issued a red flag warning due to rough conditions. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION, YOU'RE ASKED TO CALL THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

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Related Topix: St. Augustine Beach, FL

News 4 Jax

Lifeguards: Watch for red flag warnings

Friday, St. Johns County Fire Rescue issued a red flag warning for all of their beaches due to rough surf. Officials said the important thing is to know what those flags mean.

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Related Topix: St. Augustine Beach, FL

News 4 Jax

Man charged in 2013 crash that killed 2

Florida Highway Patrol investigators have charged a man in connection with a 2013 single-vehicle crash that killed two people and critically injured two more. Hosston Bishop, 22, who was previously booked into the St. Johns County jail on unrelated charges, was charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, reckless driving, two counts of causing serious bodily injury, and failure to use a safety restraint.

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The Florida Times-Union

FHP charges man in fatal crash

After months of investigation, the Florida Highway Patrol arrested a 2013 vehicular homicide suspect in a crash that killed a woman and a man. Troopers charged Hosston Cole Bishop on Friday with two counts of reckless driving causing serious bodily injury, failure to use a safety restraint and two counts of vehicular homicide.

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