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Point System Encourages Good Behavior In Some Duval Schools

On Monday morning at Jacksonville’s Wolfson High School. In between classes, senior Takaiya Fuller was checking how many Hero points she’s accumulated.They were printed on a big spreadsheet taped to a wall in the hallway. She has 43 points, but she said she was hoping for a number more like 103.
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A WWII veteran who lives in Jacksonville is having his story archived in the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.

His video interview is part of an initiative called the Veterans History Project, aimed at preserving combat-veterans’ experiences for future generations.

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JEA Board Vice Chairwoman Lisa Weatherby resigned a week after Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry first demanded it.

Weatherby announced her resignation in a letter Tuesday amidst controversy over how the board conducts its official business.

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The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing to search for survivors of the sunken cargo ship El Faro. The captain reported a mechanical failure shortly before the ship drifted into the path of Hurricane Joaquin last week. Searchers have spotted an empty life boat and other floatation devices, along with at least one human body believed to be a crew member.

On Tuesday, family and friends of the El Faro crew were gathering in Jacksonville to await the latest news.

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Less than two years after moving into a brick-and-mortar location, a former Jacksonville food truck is getting national recognition.

Corner Taco, which is located near Five Points, was named one of the top 100 restaurants by rating site Yelp. It’s the only restaurant in Jacksonville on the list.

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The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office is using a new way to put public safety information in front of residents.

Federal dollars are funding six safety kiosks in busy areas around the county.


You've heard it a million times: The hours we spend sitting in front of our computers, sitting in front of the TV and sitting just about everywhere else are adding up. We are sitting ourselves to death.

So it came as welcome news when we read last week that just 10 minutes — 10 minutes! — of walking after sitting for a long period of time can restore the damage to our vascular system.

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The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a $1.9 million fine against an aerial photography company the agency says took 65 unauthorized flights using drones.

William Campbell, Satoshi Omura and Youyou Tu were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday, for their discoveries of therapies for the treatment of parasitic diseases.

A Closer Look At Gun Ownership In The U.S.

Oct 5, 2015

In the wake of the shooting at Umpqua Community College last week, Here & Now looks at gun ownership and gun-related deaths in the U.S., and also how that compares with other countries.

The U.S. has the highest private gun ownership rates in the world, or as Vox recently put it, Americans make up about 4.43 percent of the world’s population, but they own roughly 42 percent of all the world’s privately-held firearms.

Host Jeremy Hobson looks at some of the research on guns in the U.S. with Derek Thompson, senior editor at The Atlantic.

Florida’s sugar industry began its pre-harvest cane burning Wednesday. It’s a decades-old method that removes excess leaves around cane stalks before they are cut and taken for processing.

But an environmental group is challenging the practice through a petition with the Environmental Protection Agency. The Sierra Club said sugar cane burning pollutes the air and makes people sick. It’s asking the EPA to investigate for any possible violations of the clean air act.