Hurricane Arthur, Duval County Public Schools, and Sheriff Rick Beseler are in the headlines today.
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Investigation finds Duval Schools violations: The results of a state investigation into Duval County Public Schools' Exceptional Student Education (ESE) program show the district in violation of some federal special education laws. (WJCT)
Hurricane Arthur passes Florida: As is strengthened into a hurricane overnight, storm Arthur passed Flagler Beach more than 120 miles off shore and is headed for North Carolina. (Florida Times-Union)
Four suspended in Clay County over false arrests: Clay County Sheriff Rick Beseler has suspended two detectives and two supervisors for wrongfully arresting a Louisiana woman. (AP via WJCT)
Study shows country fest made Jax $23 million: A new study from the University of North Florida says the inaugural Florida County Superfest last month brought $23 million to the city. (First Coast News)
Judge doesn't rule in same sex marriage suit: Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel told attorneys she would take their arguments under advisement after being asked to throw out the state's ban on same-sex marriage. (Miami Herald)
Today on First Coast Connect, our weekly local media roundtable week in review gets bumped up a day for the extended holiday weekend.
First Read will be off tomorrow — Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!