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Sheriff To Give Update In Shooting Death Of 7-Year-Old Girl; Vigil Set For Tuesday Night

Sheriff Mike Williams, Mayor Lenny Curry and State Attorney Melissa Nelson are set to address the media in reference to an update in the investigation of the shooting death of 7-year-old Heydi Rivas-Villanueva Tuesday at 3 p.m.

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By law, all schools in Florida are required to employ a sworn officer or trained guard by the first day. With not enough guards hired, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is assigning officers to fill the gap.

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Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said Monday evening he will not step down from his position to be Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis’ running mate.

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Early voting is officially underway in Duval County in this month’s primary elections, and voter turnout is expected to be on the rise.

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As Jacksonville officials grapple with how to preserve the city’s African-American history, council members are debating whether to protect one Northside neighborhood.

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The head of Mayo Clinic’s Jacksonville campus has been elected as the health organization’s next CEO.

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Putnam, DeSantis Campaign Against Obamacare

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The two main Republican candidates battling for Florida governor have a simple message when it comes to health care: Just say no to Obamacare.

Florida Democratic Governor Candidates Push For Expanded Health Coverage

Aug 13, 2018
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Reflecting the same fault lines that have emerged nationally, Florida’s Democratic and Republican candidates for governor are deeply split over whether the state should take a more direct role in providing health care.

Democrat Jeff Greene’s campaign bus pulled up to Jacksonville’s Northwestern Middle School a few weeks ahead of the start of school. The Palm Beach billionaire came to the low-income area to give backpacks to kids.

Judge Upholds Ballot Measure On County Offices

Aug 10, 2018
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Florida voters have the right to decide whether all local constitutional officers, including sheriffs and tax collectors, should be elected, a Leon County judge ruled.

Cracks that appeared in the Florida International University bridge days before it collapsed were far more extensive than previously disclosed, according to photographs included in a preliminary report issued Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board.

The photos show four alarming-looking cracks — one at least 3 1/2 inches deep into the bridge’s deck — developing in precisely the section of the span that is believed to have failed on March 15, killing five motorists and one worker.

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As fighters with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection risk their lives battling wildfires in the state, they are joined by a group of nearly 4,000 inmates.

California has relied on its prison population to help fight fires since World War II. Today, inmates serving time for nonviolent crimes make up nearly 40 percent of firefighters, saving the state $100 million per year.

1:50 pm newscast for Tuesday, August 14, 2018 from WBEZ, Chicago's NPR news station.

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A long section of the towering Ponte Morandi Bridge completely collapsed in Genoa, Italy, on Tuesday, sending cars and trucks on the A10 highway crashing down below.

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Nearly a week after Marjory Stoneman Douglas parents gathered to criticize the Broward County School Board and its leadership, state and county leaders gathered to show support for Superintendent Robert Runcie.

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