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5:07 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

JSO Collars 23 In Gang Crackdown

Sheriff John Rutherford speaks at press conference on Operation Dead End
Credit Rhema Thompson

A prevalent local street gang has been dealt “a serious blow,” according to Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford.

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Community
3:39 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

NAS Jax Air Show To Feature New "Smart" Plane

(l to r) United States Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Billie, Capt. John Cummings, and Sr. Airman Patrick Gibser crew the F-22 Raptor demonstration team at the 2014 NAS Jax Air Show.
Credit Peter Haden / WJCT

There will be dozens of aircraft taking to the sky this weekend for the 2014 NAS Jax Air Show, but none more advanced - or more expensive - than the United States Air Force’s F-22 Raptor.

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11:56 am
Fri October 24, 2014

13-Year-Old Indicted As Adult In Killing Of Homeless Man

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The Duval County grand jury Thursday indicted a 13-year-old boy on a charge of second-degree murder in the shooting death of a 54-year-old homeless man. State Attorney Angela Corey said he will be tried as an adult. Our news partner News4Jax has the full story.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A 12-year-old boy shot and killed a 54-year-old homeless man last month in a Westside parking lot, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Sharron Townsend is charged with murder in the death of Thomas Trent, who was found dead at a vacant business in the 7400 block of 103rd Street about 7:20 a.m.
Politics
11:49 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Bondi Opposes Gay Couple's Divorce

Credit State of Florida

Attorney General Pam Bondi is opposing a bid by a gay South Florida woman to obtain a divorce from her former partner.

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First Coast Connect
11:41 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Media Roundtable: Scott, Crist Neck And Neck In Latest Polls

Credit News4Jax

The 2014 Florida governor's race and Jacksonville's pension are making headlines this week.

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Closing The Loop
6:30 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Closing The Loop: Claire Holland

Claire Holland
Credit Warren Miller

Claire Holland grew up in Connecticut, and knew from an early that she wanted to be a doctor of some kind.

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First Coast Connect
4:41 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Mayor Brown, City Council Debate Pension Reform Proposal And Sales Tax

Credit News4Jax

Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown says he will veto any attempt by City Council to pay down the city’s pension costs by way of a sales tax.

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Education
9:15 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Duval School Board Considers Denying Six New Charters; Mulls Over Charter Improvement Plans

Credit Wikipedia

The Duval County Public School Board may put the brakes on at least half a dozen charter schools proposed for next year.

Duval Schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti recommended that the board reject six out of the eight school applications submitted this month.

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Education
6:32 am
Thu October 23, 2014

The End of An Era: Longtime Duval School Board Secretary Says Farewell

Bonnie Cole
Credit Rhema Thompson / WJCT

Call up the Duval County School Board Office on any given week day, and chances are the first voice you’ll hear is that of Bonnie Cole.

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Education
9:24 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

With Millions In Grant Money On The Way, Some Schools Feel Overlooked

Credit Duval County Public Schools

Next month, more than $6 million in grants will go before the Duval County Public School Board for approval, and about $3.8 million will go towards support services for 37 struggling schools in Duval’s Urban Core.

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