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Left to right: Alan Light, Jimmy Safechuck (one of Jackson's accusers) and Michael Jackson.
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What Does 'Leaving Neverland' Mean For Jax’s Michael Jackson Music Scholarship Fund?

HBO released the documentary Leaving Neverland in early March detailing child sex abuse allegations against Michael Jackson.

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Jacksonville Beach could get a medical marijuana dispensary as early as this summer, after the city considered banning providers from setting up shop.  Two cannabis industry giants are eyeing properties within blocks of each other.  

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The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp will give one altruistic fan the opportunity to throw a ceremonial first pitch.

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"Credible allegations" of sexual abuse of a minor were made against Father William Malone, who served at a Jacksonville Catholic church, according to a release Thursday from the Diocese of St. Augustine.

Fernandina Beach Closes 12 Beachfront Walkovers Following Study

Mar 22, 2019
Mary Hamburg/City of Fernandina Beach / Via Florida Times-Union

A Nassau County community known for its miles of Atlantic Beach oceanfront has a new problem with some old boardwalks that connect South Fletcher Avenue to the sandy shoreline.

Jacksonville Daily Record

With Regency Square Mall in litigation and losing tenants, a Jacksonville real estate company has signed an exclusive leasing agreement to help fill space at the Arlington shopping center.

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The University of South Florida Board of Trustees have selected Steven Currall as the next System president.

Thad Seymour Will Continue As UCF's Interim President Into 2020

Mar 22, 2019
Nick Leyva / Via University of Central Florida

With the University of Central Florida planning to name a new president in 2020, trustees voted Thursday to keep Thad Seymour Jr. in the role of interim president.

Lawmaker Seeks Answers On Migrant Children

Mar 22, 2019
News Service of Florida

A Miami lawmaker on Thursday sent a letter to the head of the state’s child-welfare agency demanding to know the steps it is taking to ensure migrant children in a federal shelter in Homestead are housed “safe and free from sexual abuse.”

The Florida State University men’s basketball team has advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. 

Florida Lawmakers Look To Make Election Changes

Mar 22, 2019
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Fresh out of high-profile recounts in November and preparing for the 2020 presidential election, Florida lawmakers are working to revamp the state’s elections laws to avoid being the “laughingstock” of the nation.

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Rosalva Serrano worked with her family as a girl picking oranges, tomatoes, cucumbers and other vegetables and fruits in Florida, Georgia and other parts of the south.

“I’ve learned so much from being a farm worker,” Serrano said, “It was the best time of my life because I learned so much and I shared so many wonderful memories with my family.”

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