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John Burr

Protecting themselves from hackers is becoming a big priority for Northeast Florida companies.

In this “Business Brief,” analyst John Burr tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo evolving threats are changing the way companies protect their customers’ privacy.


Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT

The floor of Jacksonville’s Veterans Memorial Arena is covered with long sheets of ice in preparation for Saturday’s start of the U.S. Curling Championships.

Mike Carter

The next contest on the road to the White House is Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary.

Presidential hopefuls including Florida Sen. Marco Rubio are campaigning hard there.


Ruben Ebron Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter In Lonzie Barton Case

Feb 5, 2016
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News4Jax

Ruben Ebron pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in the death of Lonzie Barton on Friday morning. He will serve up to 20 years in prison on the first-degree manslaughter, plus charges of child neglect, lying to police and tampering with evidence.

Safe Harbor seafood truck
Safe Harbor Seafood

The ownership group behind some of Northeast Florida’s favorite seafood restaurants is opening a new place.


Warren Miller

Pete Ancone loves cars, writing stories, and running track. The death of his father pushed him into journalism to support his family, but years later, he wrote his first novel … about running.


Ryan Benk / WJCT News

A Jacksonville organization that works with recovering addicts hopes to soon be able to help more people.

Gateway Community Services, now Gateway Steps to Recovery, Thursday launched a $7 million fundraising campaign for renovation and construction.

Two Jacksonville Public Library employees are hoping to help blind patrons feel more secure about visiting the building’s restrooms.

Imagine going into a public bathroom, and you don’t know where the soap dispensers or the stalls are. Elisha Zuaro of St. Augustine can identify with that. She’s without sight and has to use her hearing to figure things out.

 

“I try to walk in and listen to see, ‘OK, let me hear where the sink is, where someone’s running water—or I listen for the toilets’ flushing; you know, to kind of orient myself.”

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

For the first time, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is handing over its instruments to amateurs for a “Civic Orchestra” show premiering Saturday.

One of those lucky “civilian musicians” is Nathan Perriello.


Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

Updated Thurs. 2/04 at 8 p.m.:

The Jacksonville City Council has voted 11-8 against withdrawing a bill that would prohibit LGBT discrimination.

The Jacksonville City Council began debating two anti-discrimination bills dealing with protections for LGBT residents Thursday.

 


Faith Matters: Religion And Politics

Feb 4, 2016

Does the separation of church and state mean that religion has no place in our political beliefs and actions?

On this edition of Faith Matters, hosts Nancy Broner and Kyle Reese explore the role of faith in the political process with local and national religious and political leaders.


Florida Department of Health

Hundreds of activities are planned around the globe Thursday in recognition of World Cancer Day, but for Florida Surgeon General John Armstrong, the international "holiday" is personal.

Reveal

We’ve heard a lot from Republican candidate Donald Trump since he announced his bid for the presidency. With his celebrity lifestyle and made-for-reality-TV personality, some people didn’t take Trump’s campaign seriously – but his polling numbers aren’t a joke, and he is seriously in the lead.

Trump is buoyed by a rising legion of supporters: People who want to help Trump make America not only great again, but “bigger, better and stronger.”

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Many commenters spoke out against uniforms at Tuesday’s Duval County School Board meeting.

Superintendent Nikolai Vitti is pushing the switch to uniforms for all elementary and middle schools in the 2016-17 school year.

 


Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT

An Arlington McDonald's partnered with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Wednesday morning for the department’s inaugural Coffee With A Cop event.

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