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Religious restrictions may have driven Basya Schechter away from her community, but it couldn’t take away her love of traditional music.

After the recent grand jury decision that the police officers involved in the chokehold death of Eric Gardner would not be indicted, News4Jax investigated into whether or not Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida Highway Patrol and police forces in the other Northeast Florida counties are permitted to use chokeholds in the course of their duties.

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A fascinating new film celebrating the transformation of an abandoned railway on New York’s West Side into a stunning public park is coming to Jacksonville.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida is nipping at New York State's heels.

New Census figures released Monday show New York State has less than a 100,000-person lead in population over Florida.

The Census estimates capture both states' populations on July 1st of this year.

The estimates put New York State's population at 19.6 million residents and Florida with 19.5 million residents.

Based on those estimates, Florida is adding a little more than 19,000 residents a month and New York State is growing by 6,200 people monthly.

As Florida's population grows at more than 2 percent annually and New York loses residents in upstate areas the Sunshine State is set to surpass the Empire State in population either this year or next.

In New York City, the country's largest police force has been involved in a high-profile legal battle over its stop-and-frisk policy.

Few policies of outgoing New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg have been as controversial as stop-and-frisk, the tactic New York police use to stop people on the streets without a search warrant.

The police department says it's been vital in catching criminals and reducing the city's crime rate.

A federal appeals court judge has put a temporary hold on changes to the New York Police Department's controversial "stop-and-frisk" policy ordered by a lower court and suspended the judge who made the earlier ruling.

Bob Skinner is an architectural photographer by trade who photographs multimillion-dollar properties around New York. He doesn't often photograph people for his commercial work, but by his own admission, he is something of a "people person."

"I've learned that I can stand in the middle of a field with a camera and people will approach me. I'm very approachable. People say, 'You are a magnet,' and they just come up and start speaking with me."