Cherish Perrywinkle

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6:37 am
Fri April 4, 2014

First Read: Friday, April 4, 2014

Internet cafes, Angela Corey, and Jameis Winston are in the headlines today.

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Law & Order
12:37 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Legislators Moving To Fix Flaws In Florida's Sexual Predator Laws

Registered sex offender Donald Smith (left) is charged with the assault and murder of 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle (right) in Jacksonville last year.
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Florida lawmakers want to toughen the state’s sexual predator laws and they’ve said the reforms will be the centerpiece of this year’s legislative session.

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First Read
8:50 am
Fri February 7, 2014

First Read: Friday, February 7, 2014

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

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First Read
8:47 am
Fri December 6, 2013

First Read: Friday, December 6, 2013

Jameis Winston, Cherish Perrywinkle, and Nelson Mandela are in the headlines today.

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First Read
8:51 am
Fri November 22, 2013

First Read: Friday, November 21, 2013

Jordan Davis, Aundra Wallace, and Jameis Winston are in the headlines today.

Welcome to WJCT First Read, your daily weekday morning round-up of stories from the First Coast, around Florida, and across the country. We'll also preview some of WJCT's upcoming news programming.

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First Read
8:57 am
Thu November 21, 2013

First Read: Thursday, November 21, 2013

Alvin Brown, Rayne Perrywinkle, and Rick Scott are in the headlines today.

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First Read
8:48 am
Tue October 29, 2013

First Read: Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Mathews Bridge is open, new documents in Cherish Perrywinkle case, and medical marijuana are in the headlines today.

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First Read
8:30 am
Mon October 14, 2013

First Read: Monday, October 14, 2013

Jacksonville faces criticism over St. Johns algae, Cherish Perrywinkle among victims to be honored tonight, and a South Florida police department's decision to stop selling cocaine are in the headlines today.

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First Read
8:28 am
Fri September 20, 2013

WJCT First Read: Friday, September 20, 2013

Welcome to WJCT First Read (T.G.I.F. edition), your daily weekday morning round-up of stories from the First Coast, around Florida, and across the country. We'll also preview some of WJCT's upcoming news programming.

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Law & Order
7:55 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Lawmakers Discuss Strengthening Sex Offender Laws

Rep. Janet Adkins called the hearing to discuss the state's sexual offender laws.
Credit Karen Feagins / WJCT

At a hearing Wednesday afternoon at Jacksonville City Hall, state legislators, law enforcement officials and mental health professionals discussed what new legislation might protect children from sexual offenders and predators. 

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