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  A celestial event that astronomy fans have been anticipating for years, Monday’s solar eclipse will block out the sun in a path that crosses the nation from Oregon to South Carolina.

While the First Coast isn’t in the path of total darkness,  it should still be something to experience, experts say.

Scent Evidence K9 child scent preservation kit
Scent Evidence K9

A missing Citrus County woman with dementia was recently rescued with the help of something called a scent preservation kit.

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The good news about the St. Johns River is that nitrogen levels are down and there is a drop in overall emissions of toxic chemicals in the region but algae blooms are still a major concern.

Those are some of the findings of the ninth annual St. Johns River Report.

The report is a collaboration between Jacksonville University, the University of North Florida, Florida Southern College and Valdosta State.        

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What registered as an earthquake Saturday off the coast of Daytona Beach was in fact an underwater explosion caused by the Navy, according to military officials.

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Bill Nelson, D-Florida, is one of 18 senators asking President Barack Obama to deny permits for seismic gas testing off the Atlantic coast.


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