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Hunter Harrison, CEO Of Jacksonville-based CSX, Has Died

“It is with great sadness that we announce that E. Hunter Harrison, President and Chief Executive Officer of CSX , died today in Wellington, Fla., due to unexpectedly severe complications from a recent illness,” according to a Saturday statement from CSX .

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Florida Constitution Panel Backs Offshore Oil Drilling Ban

Dec 15, 2017
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A proposal to ban oil drilling in Florida's coastal waters  has been approved by a Constitution Revision Commission panel.

Jacksonville City Councilman Reggie Brown is hosting an event Saturday to connect Northwest Jacksonville residents with information and services.

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Thursday afternoon Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry’s office released the city’s video pitch to bring Amazon’s second headquarters location to Jacksonville. Amazon's first headquarters is in Seattle. 

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U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is still reviewing a new federal report recommending changes to the shipping industry, two years after cargo ship El Faro sank.

At least one major safety recommendation may require federal legislation.

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The Jacksonville City Council and Jacksonville Transportation Authority are planning to meet in January to discuss bettering JTA’a paratransit service.

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Thursday on First Coast Connect we spoke about the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment in the workplace with attorney Elizabeth Bowen and Dr. Brooks Dunbar, the consultant and business coach for Jacksonville’s Center for Confidence. (01:17).  

Attorney Wayne Hogan told us about an annual list of the most dangerous toys on the market (34:41).  

Kerry Speckman told us about some upcoming events while the Big Orange Chorus performed live in-studio (46:00).   

Jacksonville Police: Man, Woman And Child Found Dead Were Apparently Homicide Victims

Dec 14, 2017

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is working the deaths of a mother, father and infant discovered in a burned out Woodland Acres home Tuesday as a triple homicide, authorities confirmed Thursday.

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The Florida Times-Union has announced it will outsource its newspaper printing beginning in February, which will displace approximately 50 employees. 

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Saying it's not the role of judges to determine education policy, an appeals court Wednesday rejected a long-running lawsuit that alleged Florida has failed to meet its constitutional duty of providing a high-quality system of public schools.


Another traffic project is about to get underway in Jacksonville.


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Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the eighth episode in the widely popular intergalactic series, ascended to first place among American and Canadian movie-goers in its debut weekend.

From Friday through Sunday, it brought in an estimated $220 million domestically, making it the No. 1 debut of the year, according to Disney. Its weekend haul also earns it the title of the second biggest domestic debut of all time, behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, its predecessor released in 2015.

Office holiday parties have always posed a liability for employers, as coworkers mix with one another with plenty of company-supplied alcohol. Sensitivity is running particularly high this year, though, as new sexual harassment allegations emerge against high-profile figures every day.

Office holiday functions do serve a legitimate business purpose: They can boost morale and reward workers for jobs well done.

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