EverBank Field, Maxwell House and redistricting are in the headlines today.
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Traffic patterns shifting downtown for Saturday events: Traffic around the Jacksonville sports complex will be heavy on Saturday night with several events taking place, including the unveiling of new video scoreboards at EverBank Field. (WJCT, Florida Times-Union)
Driver in fatal Jax Beach hit-and-run turns himself in: Darrell DeJuen Lundy was arrested and booked Wednesday after admitting to driving the car that struck and killed Daniel Stein on July 5 in Jacksonville Beach. (First Coast News)
City signs off on incentives for Maxwell House expansion: Jacksonville lawmakers have signed off on $425,000 in incentives for Maxwell House to expand it's downtown operation, including a $16 million investment in new manufacturing equipment. (Jacksonville Business Journal)
Blackmon arrested for marijuana: Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon was arrested Wednesday near Oklahoma City on a complaint of marijuana possession. (NewsJax)
Judge skeptical about postponing election for map redraw: Florida Circuit Judge Terry Lewis is raising doubts on whether he has the power to postpone elections in order to form a new congressional district map. (Bloomberg)
Vehicle of interest sought in FSU murder case: A Toyota Prius is being sought by police in the investigation into the murder of Florida State University law professor Daniel Markel. (CBS News)
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