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6:32 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Life Lessons: New Teachers Talk Challenges And Triumphs

Teacher George Teuber with students at Andrew Jackson High School.
Credit Rhema Thompson / WJCT

The first quarter of school is over in Duval County Public Schools, and we thought it would be a good time to catch up with two new teachers we’ve been following since June.

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Law & Order
7:30 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Marissa Alexander's Ex-Husband Testifies In Hearing; No Ruling Reached

Credit Facebook

Attorneys for Marissa Alexander will have to wait a little longer to find out if testimony on her estranged husband’s troubled past relationships will be allowed in trial.

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Deemable Tech
8:07 pm
Sat October 18, 2014

Ask Deemable Tech: Can Macs Get Viruses?

Credit Ricky Romero / Flickr

Nancy asked, "I’m fairly new to Apple computers, and one of the reasons I made the switch from PC was to avoid viruses, hackers and other bad stuff. Should I install an antivirus program on my Apple laptop?"

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Closing The Loop
12:14 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Closing The Loop: J.R. Burkes

J.R. Burkes
Credit Warren Miller

J.R. Burkes has done a little of everything in construction. Originally from Palatka, J.R. has done the ground work of development all his life.

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St. Johns River
7:01 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Sedimentation Mucks Up St. Johns Tributaries

Mike Webster remembers places in Fishweir Creek that were six feet deep in the 80s. In the same spot today, sedimentation buildup in the creek leaves only a few inches of water.
Peter Haden WJCT

A watershed works like a funnel draining rainwater from an area into a big river - a main stem.

Water gets to the main stem through a system of creeks and streams - tributaries.

When those tributaries get clogged up - as some are in Northeast Florida - things don’t work like they should.

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Law & Order
4:06 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Dunn Sentenced To Life In Prison

Credit News4Jax

The man convicted of fatally shooting a Jacksonville teen at a Gate gas station in November 2012 will spend the rest of his life behind bars without the possibility of parole.

Circuit Judge Russell Healey has sentenced Michael Dunn, 47, to life in prison for the death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.

Dunn will serve an additional maximum sentence of 90 years in prison for three counts of attempted murder as well as 15 years for one count of firing a deadly missile into the vehicle where Davis and his friends sat.

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Politics
9:38 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Debate Blown Away By Fan Dispute

After tens of millions of dollars worth of television commercials and the slinging of massive amounts of mud, could the Florida gubernatorial election come down to an electric fan?

In the latest strange chapter in the always-fascinating politics of Florida, Gov. Rick Scott skipped the first few minutes of a televised debate Wednesday with his Democratic challenger, former Gov. Charlie Crist, because of the presence of an electric fan at Crist's feet.

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Education
6:48 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Duval Schools Get $3.7 Million Grant To Improve Discipline At Most Challenging Schools

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When it comes to student discipline, there's been a growing movement in schools across the country toward less punishment and more praise.

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Community
5:53 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Halloween Event Benefits Pediatric Hospice

Kids celebrate at Halloween Doors & More
Credit Community PedsCare

Kids can get their costumes on early and head down to the Jacksonville Fairgrounds for Halloween Doors and More on Saturday.

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Community
5:05 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

PETA Shows UNF Students Life Through A Chicken's Eyes

Peta2's iChicken at University of North Florida
Credit Annie Black/ WJCT News

Step into Peta 2’s iChicken box, and step into the shoes of a chicken on its way to a slaughterhouse.

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