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General Motors / Via Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

The Amelia Concours has become renowned as one of the nation’s top automotive events and is widely considered to be among the top three Concours in the U.S. It starts Thursday, March 7, and discounted online ticket sales run through this Sunday, Feb.  24.

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It’s the beginning of the end for Volkswagen’s storied Beetle.


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It’s well known the vast majority of new cars start depreciating as soon as they’re driven off the lot. But some can drop more than 50 percent in value in the first three years.

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A petition that asks the Florida Department of Transportation to add a crosswalk, signage and lighting to the 4100 block of Herschel Street has been circulating in Avondale.

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Jacksonville’s International Auto Show is underway at the Prime Osborn Convention Center downtown.

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Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

Colorful high-tech driver's licenses and state identification cards, designed for added security and to cut down on fake IDs, will start rolling out across Florida this month.

But unless it's time to update a card because of an expiration date or a name or address change, there's no need to rush out for a new ID.

In the works since 2014, the new design will become available Aug. 21 at a driver's license office in Volusia County's Orange City.

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Ridesharing is gaining in popularity in major cities across the United States, including Jacksonville.

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Florida ranks second behind Texas in the number of children who have died of heat stroke from being left in a hot car. 

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Neptune Beach Assistant Police Chief Tony Carillo has confirmed that Jacksonville Beach Police have taken possession of a black Mercedes thought to have been involved in a fatal hit and run over the Fourth of July weekend.

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The recent spate of young kids being forgotten and left for hours in hot cars is alarming, especially since, in many of the cases, the children were discovered too late to save their lives.

The Florida House of Representatives

A state legislator is looking into changing the laws that allowed 67-year-old Michael Fortunato get off with a fine and license suspension for killing a woman and seriously injuring her teenage daughter after striking them in his car at a Jacksonville intersection last September.

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After some questions regarding permitting, this month’s Historic Main Street cruise in Springfield is back on thanks to the efforts of Mayor Alvin Brown's office.

Semoran Boulevard in Orlando, lined with gas stations, strip malls and bus stops, is a good example of what's wrong with the roads in this busy Florida city.

It's the most dangerous street in a city that ranks No. 1 in the nation for pedestrian accidents, according to a recent national study. There have been 28 crashes involving pedestrians — and six deaths — on this stretch of road over the past seven years.

Drivers for a new ride-sharing service, Lyft, are now facing significant fines and penalties from Miami-Dade County. The service has been around for about two weeks now, but it's operating illegally.

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