Great Food Truck Debate; ‘Devastating’ Education Bill; & Fire Season In NE Florida — #36

May 12, 2017

Earlier this year, Jacksonville unveiled its urban food park concept, prompting the start of yet another food truck debate between these mobile establishments and its brick-and-mortar counterparts.

Also, the Legislative session has ended and the passing of a mammoth education bill might be bad news for some of Duval County's poorest students.

Then, dryer than normal weather is causing drought conditions and, yes, wildfires throughout Northeast Florida. We’ll bring you a story on what you need to do to help stave off a water shortage, and how some folks are banding together on social media to help save their animals as they head for shelter from the West Mims Fire.

But first, a verdict in the trial of Corrine Brown.


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Corrine Brown
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Former Congresswoman Found Guilty In 18 Of 22 Counts In Fraud Trial

Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown has been found guilty in 18 of 22 counts of conspiracy, wire fraud, mail fraud and tax fraud for her role in a scam that bilked $833,000 from donors who thought sham charity One Door for Education was awarding scholarships to disadvantaged students.

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Protesters Demand Jacksonville Congressman Explain His 'Yes' Vote On 'Trumpcare'

Demonstrators gathered outside a Jacksonville restaurant Tuesday to protest 4th District Congressman John Rutherford’s vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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Duval School District Urging Gov. Scott To Veto ‘Devastating’ Education Bill

Several Duval County School Board members, Superintendent Nikolai Vitti and Duval Teachers United President Terrie Brady spoke out against a bill’s effects on Duval County.

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Northeast Florida Water Managers: Use Less To Help Stave Off Shortage

A drier-than-normal winter and spring have Northeast Florida water managers warning of an impending shortage.

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Volunteers Help Evacuate Horses, Cows, Deer From Georgia Wildfire

While some Southeast Georgia residents have already been evacuated, Northeast Florida is on high alert as a wildfire continues to burn more than 140,000 acres of woods.

Digital Content Editor Vince Kong can be reached at vkong@wjct.org, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter @teamvincek

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