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4:14 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Florida Craft Brewers In Frothy Tallahassee Fight

Credit Facebook / Intuition Ale Works

Small craft brewers in Jacksonville and around the state are speaking out against a bill that they say would heavily restrict their burgeoning industry. 

"This is not a fair fight," said Ben Davis, owner of Jacksonville's Intuition Ale Works.

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Politics
2:20 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

U.S. Senators Talk Climate Change, JAXPORT In Jacksonville

Credit Rhema Thompson

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson was in town Thursday joined by fellow U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and U.S. Rep. Corinne Brown to talk climate change and present a few alarming local statistics.

“With a two or three-foot sea-level rise, most of Florida—75 percent of its population—will be underwater. That’s how serious this is,” Nelson said.

Nelson said he’d been at a Senate Commerce Committee meeting in Miami Beach earlier this week discussing the data.

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Education
8:55 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Historic Marker Commemorates Century Old Edward Waters Building

Credit Edward Waters College

As of Wednesday, a new historical marker stands on the lawn in front of the library at the Edwards Waters College campus.

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Law & Order
12:37 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Phone Related Accidents Focus Of Distracted Driving Awareness Month

.S. Navy Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Ashly Gaskill, portrays a victim in a distracted driving crash simulation display Dec. 12, 2013.
Credit MCSN Ellen E. Long / U.S. Navy

A local law firm says talking on your phone while driving, hands free or not, can be just as dangerous as driving drunk.

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Law & Order
12:33 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Dunn Murder Retrial Delayed

Michael Dunn
Credit News4Jax

A circuit judge has decided that the second murder trial of Michael Dunn will not go forward next month as planned.

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First Coast Connect
12:07 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Medical Marijuana Debate Continues In Advance Of Referendum Vote

An ounce of "Green Crack" medical marijuana bought from a dispensary in California, 2008.
Credit Coaster420 / Wikimedia Commons

Florida voters will decide this November whether the state will become the 22nd in the nation to legalize marijuana for medical use, and debate on the issue will likely continue until Election Day.

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First Coast Connect
11:37 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Earthworm Factory To Open In Jacksonville

Credit Aruna / Wikimedia Commons

Chicago resident and One Spark creator Ed Hubbard is applying a new idea to an organism that’s been around for thousands of years: Earthworms.

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10:14 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Jacksonville Among Least Funny Cities In The Country

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Jacksonville has placed 49th out of 50 on a ranking of the funniest cities in the country, as compiled by a University of Colorado professor and the Humor Research Lab.
If you are from Chicago, you are HIIIIIILARIOUS. If you are from Fort Worth, Texas, well, you probably have other things going for you. We hope. Such are the results of a new study that determined the funniest city in the United States.
First Read
6:09 am
Wed April 23, 2014

First Read: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Shad Khan, Jennifer Carroll, and Michael Dunn are in the headlines today.

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Law & Order
5:44 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Ex-Florida Lt. Governor Didn't Report Income

Jennifer Carroll
Credit Florida House of Representatives

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Newly released records show that former Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll changed her income tax filings after investigators asked about money she received from a purported veterans charity accused of running an illegal gambling operation.

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