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Boy Scouting For Girls Begins In February With Co-Ed First Coast Campout

A big change will mark an upcoming campout next month for First Coast area Boy Scouts and prospective Scouts.

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New PGA Tour Headquarters Approved For Construction In Ponte Vedra Beach

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The PGA Tour can build its estimated $75 million global home now that St. Johns County approved a building permit Thursday for construction of the 187,000-square-foot headquarters.

'Vintage Fla. Railroad' Is Theme For Large Residential, Multiuse Project Planned In Yulee

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A Jacksonville developer plans to transform 198 acres in Nassau County into a multiuse project that eventually could include 800 residential units, a community park, retail and office space developed with a “vintage Florida railroad” theme.

Four Fathers Distillery owner Tim Daniels smelling a batch of his Black Copper Rum.
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A steam-boiler powered by new solar technology manufactured in Jacksonville is now being used to make whiskey, bourbon, vodka and rum at a local distillery.

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A political action committee linked to Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is throwing jabs at his top mayoral competitor Anna Lopez Brosche with a negative TV ad that started airing in late December, before she filed to run against him.


With the longest running partial government shutdown in history now in day 28, the city is announcing aid available to local federal workers.

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No one has been arrested yet in a triple shooting after St. Petersburg's Martin Luther King Day parade Monday night. Police Chief Anthony Holloway said Tuesday that tips are coming in.

There are more than 4,000 public schools in Florida. Democratic State Sen. Janet Cruz of Tampa is co-sponsoring a bill to filter lead out of the water used for drinking and cooking at all of them.

Cruz thinks there's money in the budget to pay for filters to remove lead from water used for drinking or cooking at public schools.

Linda Jones is running out of options.

A Transportation Security Administration screener working without pay during the government shutdown, Jones has burned through her savings, cut her food consumption and reduced how much she drives. Now, she questions whether she can keep her home.

“If this goes on, how do I pay my mortgage? How do I pay for the repairs? How do I pay the utilities? Am I just going to be in a house that doesn’t have lights or electricity?” said Jones, who works at Miami International Airport.

DeSantis Appoints Muniz to Supreme Court

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In the final step in reshaping the Florida Supreme Court, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday named Carlos Muniz to the high court. 

This post has been updated with newly-added food distribution events at 2:36 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22.

Inside of a large food bank warehouse in Pembroke Park, a group of students and their mothers spent Monday morning sorting food into banana boxes: Cereals, gummies, peanut butter, cans of corn, green beans and more. 


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Tony Mendez became a legend inside the CIA with his daring 1980 rescue of six American diplomats who were given shelter by the Canadian Embassy in Tehran after the U.S. Embassy had been stormed by Iranian revolutionaries.

But the "Canadian Caper" remained classified for nearly two decades, and Mendez didn't receive full acclaim until the Oscar-winning movie Argo, came out in 2012, with Ben Affleck portraying him.

For three days last week, thousands of Guatemalans blocked roads and major highways to protest the Central American country's slide toward a constitutional crisis. The protest organizers included groups that have long demanded justice: indigenous communities and campesinos, as rural and farm workers are called.

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with FBI Special Agent Thomas O'Connell, president of the FBI Agents Association, about the report released Tuesday detailing how the shutdown has been affecting agents.

Muncie Building Commissioner To Serve Two Years For Crimes

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Muncie’s former building commissioner will spend two years in federal prison after the government says he used his office to defraud the city.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports.

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The Sundial Book Club's January title "Jesus Boy" is a coming-of-age story about a teenage boy, Elwyn Parker, who is a piano prodigy and devout Christian. In the book, Parker finds himself entagled in a taboo relationship with an older woman in the church. Most of the story takes place in Opa-locka at a church.

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