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Addiction specialists and law enforcement officials are pleading with Florida House members to keep funding for an injectable opioid-addiction treatment.

The House’s proposed budget zeroes out funding for Vivitrol, a drug that blocks opioid receptors in the brain for 30 days.

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Florida Governor Rick Scott stopped in Jacksonville Wednesday  — part of his touring the state this week to tout his $500 million proposal to make schools safer. This comes two weeks after the Parkland school shooting that killed 17 people.

Colorado Firm Pays $11 Million for Ramona Flea Market

Feb 28, 2018
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The $11.25 million sale of the Ramona Flea Market on Jacksonville's Westside near I-10 and I-295 has been recorded with the Duval County Clerk of Courts.

Northeast Florida Highways Are Seeing Fewer Crashes

Feb 28, 2018
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Crashes on interstates Northeast Florida saw a sharp reduction from 2016 to 2017, the Florida Department of Transportation announced Wednesday.

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A bill to keep the clock from moving back in Florida is up for consideration in the state Senate after being passed on February 14 in the House.   

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Environmental groups and local governments are sounding the alarm about Florida legislative proposals that would change how new development is planned.

The most wide-ranging measure is heading to the House floor.

Jacksonville Armada FC

The Jacksonville Armada will put its contingency plan into action with word that the North American Soccer League  has canceled the 2018 season.

Walmart Plans To Remodel Regency Store

Feb 27, 2018
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Walmart will remodel its Regency-area supercenter at 9890 Hutchinson Park Drive.

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The final chapter of a 60-year-old mystery was written Monday at a Jacksonville Navy base.

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Florida lawmakers are debating several measures aimed at preventing mass shootings, and some law enforcement officials are calling for another one: Making it easier to detain certain people suffering from mental illness.

But the leader of the state’s largest psychologist lobbying group cautions that unfairly puts too many people in the crosshairs.

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Avondale’s Fishweir Creek could be made swimmable by 2020 — that’s one of the goals behind an estimated $6,539,700 restoration project the Jacksonville City Council is set to approve Tuesday night.

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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is touting some good news from one of the financial sector’s key rating agencies.

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A Northeast Florida police chief is receiving widespread praise across social media in response to a tweet she posted calling for police officers to quit the force if they’re unwilling to put their lives on the line when duty calls.

Orange Park Navy Officer Dies From Helicopter Accident Injuries

Feb 26, 2018
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A U.S. Navy officer from Orange Park died over the weekend from injuries he sustained when struck by a spinning helicopter blade in an accident at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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Modern Cities

Some of the Jacksonville buildings many people know today came from the minds of largely forgotten African-American architects — and their legacy is the city’s unique character.