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A conservation team led by the North Florida Land Trust is getting more than $3.5 million in federal funding to help protect the Ocala to Osceola wildlife corridor, which is also known as O2O.

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Following the holidays and a snap of unusually cold weather, some Northeast Florida hospitals are dealing with dangerously-low blood supplies.

At least four major hospitals in Jacksonville are making urgent pleas for donations.


City Morgue
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The Jacksonville medical examiner's office doesn’t have enough room for its bodies. So the City Council could vote as soon as next week on an emergency fix.


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A hard freeze warning is in effect from 6 p.m. Wednesday until 11 a.m. Thursday for most of Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia after hours of near-freezing rain on Wednesday. Wind chills Thursday morning are forecast to be in the teens as far south as Ocala. 

Jacksonville Humane Society Executive Director Denise Deisler says that means pets need to be taken inside for their safety.

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Jacksonville International Airport officials are asking travelers to call airlines before showing up for flights Wednesday.

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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is advising people to stay off the roads Wednesday, particularly during busy drive times.  He’s ordered the closure of all city government offices for non-essential employees Wednesday.

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A proposal to allow sexual predators to live closer to Jacksonville daycares, playgrounds and parks is not getting strong support at City Hall.  A Council committee Tuesday voted against the idea.

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With less of a threat, the state of Florida has discontinued its Zika virus hotline.

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Many churches in Jacksonville will host New Year’s Eve services, sometimes called “watch nights.”  This year, some predominantly African-American churches will be turning their focus back to a fading tradition: recognizing the anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s issuing the Emancipation Proclamation.  


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Visiting college football players are touring Navy ships in Jacksonville this week. The tours are one of the perks of playing in this weekend’s TaxSlayer Bowl at Everbank Field.


Photo Essay: 1970s Jacksonville

Dec 27, 2017
Old Jacksonville
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Jacksonville has changed in many ways over the last forty years.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars, AFC South Division champions, will host an AFC Wild Card game on either January 6 or 7 at EverBank Field. The general public can buy tickets to the game beginning Wednesday, Dec. 27 at 3 p.m. Season ticket holders can buy them now.

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A group of business owners and a Jacksonville resident had their lawsuit against the City of Jacksonville dismissed Wednesday. The suit had argued the city’s updating of its human rights ordinances should be invalidated.

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Florida’s November jobs report shows slow, but steady improvement in the Sunshine State’s job market.


Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

Jacksonville’s Bold City Brewery is preparing a beer inspired by the Cummer Museum’s gardens, and planning to give the museum a portion of the sales for garden restoration.

The name of the beer: Avant Gardener.

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