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The Jacksonville Transportation Authority unveiled its first track for testing possible replacements for the Skyway’s monorail cars.

JTA will be testing different autonomous vehicles for the next two years.


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It’s always a joyous occasion when children are placed with their forever families through adoption.

But it’s that much more meaningful when kids get the news they’ll be adopted just in time for the holidays.


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Upwards of 200 people wrote letters on behalf and against former Congresswoman Corrine Brown prior to her sentencing in a fraud trial earlier this month.

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The percentage of Florida’s population properly inoculated against the flu is far lower than federal health officials recommend, according to a new report.

The Sunshine State has the 12th lowest vaccination rate in the country.


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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office showed off a new-to-the-city technology for helping to solve gun crimes. The Jacksonville City Council approved the purchase of a $250,000 Integrated Ballistics Identification System in March. Now it’s up and running.

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For the first time in a decade, the Jacksonville Jaguars are playoff-bound after beating the Texans 47-to-7 Sunday at EverBank Field.

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State Rep. Clay Yarborough, R-Jacksonville, is co-sponsoring a bill recognizing pornography as the cause of a public health crisis. The bill’s primary sponsor is Ross Spano, R-Dover.

Jacksonville City Councilman Reggie Brown is hosting an event Saturday to connect Northwest Jacksonville residents with information and services.

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U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is still reviewing a new federal report recommending changes to the shipping industry, two years after cargo ship El Faro sank.

At least one major safety recommendation may require federal legislation.


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The Jacksonville City Council and Jacksonville Transportation Authority are planning to meet in January to discuss bettering JTA’a paratransit service.

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The Duval County School Board is asking for state funding to help cover costs associated with converting schools into hurricane shelters and storm damage. The district spent $1,041,834 on schools before and after Hurricane Irma.

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The National Transportation Safety Board Tuesday handed down 53 recommendations to various organizations for how they could beef up safety two years after cargo ship El Faro sank in the Caribbean, killing all 33 aboard.


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With the release of the National Transportation Safety Board’s final report into the demise of cargo ship El Faro Tuesday, the families of the lost crew can close the book on a 30,500 hour effort to figure out precisely how the ship came to rest on the ocean’s floor.


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The Duval County School Board is hoping to hire a new superintendent by this summer — That’s what board members set as the goal at Tuesday’s meeting.


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APR Energy and the John and Suzanne Campion Foundation are donating a total of $15,000 to the Sulzbacher Center and the Children’s Home Society just in time for the holidays.

Tuesday and Wednesday the energy company and nonprofit foundation are presenting the checks to the two organizations to help them accomplish their missions during the holidays.

The Children’s Home Society is a child welfare organization that provides counseling and health services to kids and teens, connects foster parents to children in need, and runs food pantries, among other things.


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