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News affecting Duval, Baker, Nassau, St. Johns or Clay counties.

Sweet Pete's Settles Lawsuit For $2 Million

May 8, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Sweet Pete's LLC agreed to pay $2 million to a California candy company after a federal court found that Sweet Pete's knowingly copied the other company's product names and package designs.

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Boaters expecting both sides of St. Augustine’s Bridge of Lions to open for them to pass are in for some inconvenience in coming weeks.

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A subsidiary of Gatehouse Media, which owns The Florida Times-Union and St. Augustine Record, has filed a letter with Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity announcing plans to shut down its press at The Daytona Beach News-Journal.

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The Trump Administration is supporting a request Florida lawmakers just passed to curb rising drug costs by allowing the state to important cheaper prescription drugs from outside the U.S.

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Crews worked Tuesday to get a Miami Air International Boeing 737-800 jetliner out of the St. Johns River following a Friday night accident.

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Recent data shows a dramatic rise of confirmed cases of Lyme disease across the United States, including Florida.

Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Duck Donuts franchise owner Craig Hutchings said his group will open the first restaurant, which sells made-to-order doughnuts, this summer in the Shoppes at Bartram Park and hire about 30 people.

Lindsey Killbride / WJCT-News

A plan put forward by Duval County Public Schools to ask voters for a ½ cent sales-tax increase to repair or replace the district’s aging school buildings through a ballot referendum may hit some roadblocks.

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As officials work to find the cause of a Miami Air International Boeing 737-800 accident that resulted in the plane's skidding off a runway at Naval Air Station Jacksonville into the St. Johns River, the airline is reaching out to passengers with a "goodwill gesture." 

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Florida is putting in a strong showing on a new ranking of the best cities in America for starting a business.

Outgoing Jacksonville Councilwoman Boyer 1 of 3 Finalists For DIA Chief

May 6, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The Jacksonville Downtown Investment Authority narrowed its search for a new CEO to three finalists, including City Council member Lori Boyer, and is scheduled to interview the candidates in a public meeting May 15.

NTSB Says Final Cause Of Miami Air Plane Accident In Jacksonville Could Take 18 Months

May 6, 2019
NTSB

National Transportation Safety Board's investigation into why a Miami Air Boeing 737-800 slid into the St. Johns River could take up to 18 months to complete.

Jacksonville's Top Paid CEO Makes More Than $20 Million Per Year

May 6, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

Not that anybody is sympathizing with them, but several CEOs of Jacksonville area public companies took a pay cut last year.

Updated Saturday at 3:20 a.m. ET.

A Boeing 737 aircraft arriving at the naval air station in Jacksonville, Fla., from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, skidded into the St. Johns River on Friday night.

All 136 passengers and seven flight crew members on board are alive and accounted for, officials at Naval Air Station Jacksonville said in a statement. Twenty-one adults were transported to local hospitals with minor injuries reported.

Clay County Public Schools

Clay County District Schools teachers will have a new school-safety tool when classes start in the fall.

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