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More Than 50 People Are Dead After A Mass Shooting On Las Vegas Strip

Oct 2, 2017
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A gunman who fired upon thousands of people attending a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip has killed more than 50 people and wounded more than 200, police say. At least one of the dead is an off-duty police officer who was attending the concert. The suspect in the case is also dead.

World Relief Jacksonville

It’s been less than a week since the U.S. State Department quietly alerted refugee resettlement organizations it was lifting a weekly quota of refugees entering the country.

But officials at one local resettlement nonprofit said the move is nothing more than a temporary reprieve.

Peter Haden / WJCT

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved more than $17 million Wednesday for deepening a portion of the St. Johns River. But with the full cost of the JaxPort dredging estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars, the newest allocation is just a drop in the river.


Ray Hollister / WJCT News

A settlement between disability rights nonprofits, the Department of Justice and Jacksonville is well on its way to becoming law after passing its final City Council committee this Tuesday.

The full council is expected next week to approve the agreement that helps the city avoid trial for violating the federal Fair Housing Act.


Fight for the Future

President Donald Trump signed a bill last month overturning a ban on internet providers’ selling customer’s browsing histories.

Now, billboards are popping up around the country targeting members of Congress who voted for the measure.

One of them is Jacksonville Republican John Rutherford.


Ryan Benk / WJCT News

After hearing closing arguments Monday, the jury is deliberating in the fraud trial of former North-Central Florida Congresswoman Corrine Brown.


News4Jax

Prosecutors finished questioning former Congresswoman Corrine Brown Friday, but not before the Jacksonville politician broke down in tears on the witness stand.

Gregory Todaro / WJCT News

Updated 11 a.m.

There was an unexpected recess in former Congresswoman Corrine Brown’s federal corruption trial in Jacksonville Friday morning after she broke down and had to be escorted from the witness stand. 

Corrine Brown
U.S. House of Representatives

Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown’s suspicious financial activity began years before investigators started looking into her connection to sham charity One Door for Education, according to testimony by FBI Forensic Accountant Amy Henderson Tuesday.

She told the court she reviewed thousands of pages of documents from as far back as 2010.

Henderson said she began with financial transactions between Brown, her close associates, One Door for Education and its president Carla Wiley.

News4Jax

Carla Wiley, the founder and president of One Door for Education, testified under oath Monday that the Virginia charity was originally set up to help herself, but she was asked by former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown's chief of staff to work with the congresswoman on fundraisers.

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