ByDan Scanlan - The Florida Times Union•Nov 8, 2019
When Brianna Shontae Williams told Jacksonville investigators that she had last seen her 5-year-old daughter about midnight Wednesday in their new Ivy Street home, that was not the truth, Sheriff Mike Williams said.
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City Council has the ultimate power to ask residents to sell JEA, but there was some debate at City Hall on Wednesday about whether legislation must be put forth for consideration once JEA leadership wraps its invitation to negotiate process, which will likely be early next year.
ByEmily Bloch - The Florida Times-Union•Nov 6, 2019
The Duval County Public Schools Board voted to fire a school safety officer after he pointed what’s been described as a realistic firearm at the head of a Ribault High School junior with special needs.
ByTarik Minor and Travis Gibson - News4Jax•Nov 6, 2019
A day after a federal judge sentencedDuane Sikes to 10 years in prison for embezzling millions of dollars from VyStar Credit Union, a clear picture has emerged as to why the judge chose to upgrade his sentence after testimony alleging child pornography was also brought up in court.
ByChristopher Hong - The Florida Times-Union•Nov 6, 2019
JEA is not heading toward a financial “death spiral,” and city leaders need to stop the public utility’s “head-long” rush to privatize in order to conduct a thorough and transparent analysis of whether to sell the city’s most valuable asset, according to a letter the Jacksonville Civic Council sent Tuesday to city officials.
ByMarcia Heroux Pounds - South Florida Sun Sentinel•Nov 5, 2019
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In a surprising move, the Florida Public Service Commission on Tuesday kept energy-conservation goals set in 2014, rather than slash goals to “zero” as proposed by JEA, Florida Power & Light Co. and other electric utilities.
Jacksonville Beach City Council approved a change to an ordinance Monday night that could revoke permits allowing a bar or restaurant to sell alcohol after midnight if the business has too many violations in one year.