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8:15 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Over 70 Boats To Be Featured In 30th Annual Community First Jacksonville Light Boat Parade

Community First Jacksonville Light Boat Parade
Credit: News4Jax

More than 70 vessels ranging from houseboats and sailboats to even canoes and kayaks will be decorated with lights and paraded down the St. Johns River Saturday night for the 30th anniversary of the Jacksonville Light Boat Parade. 

After five years of severe funding cutbacks to the annual Jacksonville holiday tradition due to the tightened city budget, the city of Jacksonville announced earlier this year that the boat parade had a new manager and a new title sponsor. 

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Law & Order
2:50 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Florida Supreme Court Unseals Documents And Transcript

Credit Florida Supreme Court / floridasupremecourt.org

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Supreme Court unsealed documents and a transcript from this summer's trial over congressional districts.

The court on Tuesday posted online 538 pages related to redistricting that had belonged to Republican consultants. The consultants had fought for months to prevent them from becoming public.

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Port Of Jacksonville
12:07 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

JAXPORT Locked In Competition With Savannah And Charleston

Vince Cameron, President of International Longshoremen's Association Local 1408, has worked on the docks of the Port of Jacksonville for over three decades. “My father was a longshoreman for 44 years before he retired,” said Cameron.
Peter Haden WJCT

There are a lot of folks working the docks at the Port of Jacksonville. And Vince Cameron knows them all. He wears a hard hat and a whistle around his neck. He’s the President of the local Longshoreman’s union.

"My dad was a longshoreman for 44 years on these docks before he retired," said Cameron. "Yeah, I’m a child of this port."

He stood looking at a weathered Horizon Lines freighter that just pulled into the Blount Island Terminal from Puerto Rico.

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First Read
9:42 am
Wed November 26, 2014

First Read: Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Baptist Primary Care, City Rescue Mission and the medical marijuana industry are all in the headlines affecting the First Coast today.

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Community
4:54 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

City Rescue Mission Opens Doors For Thanksgiving Feast

Credit City Rescue Mission / Instagram

 The City Rescue Mission is opening its doors Wednesday for a Thanksgiving feast for the homeless and less fortunate. This morning on First Coast Connect, Penny Kievet stopped by to talk to Melissa Ross.

“We have the pleasure of bringing hope and Thanksgiving to all of our neighbors on the street,” Kievet said. "We are indeed expecting about 1,000 folks.”

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Law & Order
4:32 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

JSO ID Man Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting

Leonard Marquette Little
Credit Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has identified the man shot and killed by an officer during a traffic stop as 33-year-old Leonardo Marquette Little.

Little was fatally shot Monday night around 7:30 p.m. after getting into an altercation with Patrol Officer Cecil Grant during a traffic stop in the 7000 block of 103rd Street, according to police. Grant pulled the Buick sedan over due to an expired license.

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Community
1:34 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Local Group Rallies In Aftermath Of Ferguson Verdict

Credit Jacksonville Progressive Coalition, via Facebook

Members of the Jacksonville Progressive Coalition were gathered in downtown Hemming Plaza when news of the Ferguson grand jury verdict broke.

A grand jury declined to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of black, unarmed teen Michael Brown.

Coalition organizer Estefania Galvis said the announcement felt like a shot through the community’s heart.

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One Spark Creator Academy
12:34 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

One Spark Creator Campfire Chats: Planning To Achieve Sustainable Success

Credit One Spark

  The One Spark Creator Academy presents Creator Campfire Chats, a series designed to provide valuable insight and information for current and prospective One Spark Creators. The segments are designed to help entrepreneurs and artists to be able to best leverage the One Spark crowd-funding event to accomplish their goals.

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Community
8:00 am
Tue November 25, 2014

First Read: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Marissa Alexander, the FSU shooting, Renew Jax and the Police and Fire Pension Fund are all in the headlines affecting the First Coast today.

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Law & Order
3:02 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Marissa Alexander Takes Plea Deal

Credit News4Jax

The Jacksonville mother once sentenced to 20 years for shooting into a wall will now serve 65 days in county jail and two years under house arrest under a new plea agreement. 

Marissa Alexander agreed to take a plea deal Monday afternoon. 

She pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated assault and because she has already served time, she'll only spend 65 more days behind bars.

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