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Here's a look back at  Jacksonville In-Water Boat Show at Metropolitan Park and Marina this past weekend.

Law enforcement officers would need "reasonable suspicion" to stop and inspect boats sporting state safety stickers, under a measure that sailed through its final House committee last week.
 
The Economic Affairs Committee voted 12-3 to approve the proposal (HB 703), which would revise a state law about reckless and careless operations of vessels.
 

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A replica cargo ship dating from between the 16th and 18th centuries currently docked in St. Augustine is being featured in a new television program starring two-time Academy Award nominee John Malkovich.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars, Suns, Sharks, Armada, the U.S. men's national soccer team, and powerboat racing are all making waves this week. Cole Pepper told us all about it in his weekly sports wrap.

Michael Dunn, Pop Tarts, and lethal injection are in the headlines today.

There's been a sea disaster near Sicily, as The Associated Press reports:

"A ship carrying African migrants to Europe caught fire and capsized off the Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday, killing at least 94 people as it spilled hundreds of passengers into the sea, officials said. Over 150 people were rescued but some 200 others were still unaccounted-for."

Marion Hyper-Submersibles Powerboat Design LLC

If you are out and about this weekend and you spot something that looks like a cross between a speed boat, a fighter jet, and the Batmobile, you probably aren't dreaming.

What you may have seen is the Hyper-Sub, a high speed, long range motor boat that is also a diesel electric submarine. The vehicle is in the Jacksonville area this weekend.