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January 13, 2023

St. Johns River Ferry delays shutdown

The ferry will be out of service from Jan. 25 to May 2 for maintenance required by the U.S. Coast Guard.

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December 12, 2022

Budweiser Clydesdales will trot across the First Coast

The famed Budweiser Clydesdales are coming to Northeast Florida. Two of the giant horses will appear at five Winn-Dixie stores: Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 5–7 p.m., 703 Chaffee Road, Jacksonville. Wednesday, Dec. 14, from 5–7 p.m., 8560 Argyle Forest Blvd., Jacksonville. Thursday, Dec. 15, from 5–7 p.m., 1209 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach. Friday, Dec. 16, from 5–7 p.m., 100 Little

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November 23, 2022

Disney-themed clothing sets recalled over lead

That cute Disney outfit you bought your child may be hazardous to their health. The Bentex clothing group is recalling about 87,000 children’s clothing sets because the ink on the clothing contains levels of lead that exceed federal limits. The nine Disney themed styles were sold between November 2021 and August 2022 at TJMaxx, DD’s/Ross, Burlington, Army & Airforce Exchange

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November 21, 2022

Still need help from Ian? You have more time.

People in Putnam and St. Johns counties have a little more time to get help for Hurricane Ian damage. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the deadline to apply for federal disaster assistance. It had been Nov. 28; now it’s Jan. 12. The date applies to 26 Florida counties — including Putnam and St. Johns — hit hardest by

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November 10, 2022

Tractor-trailer overturns on Dames Point Bridge

An overturned tractor-trailer closed northbound lanes of the Dames Point Bridge on Thursday morning. The incident happened just before 9:30 a.m. as the truck was traveling across the top of the bridge. FHP confirmed that the truck was blown over by a strong wind gust. The driver was not hurt. Multiple crashes were reported across Jacksonville as Tropical Storm Nicole

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November 10, 2022

Deadlines extended for voters with ballot problems

Thanks to Tropical Storm Nicole, voters have a few extra days to fix any problems with their ballots from the election. Secretary of State Cord Byrd extended the deadline for voters in 45 counties to submit affidavits to “cure” signature issues. Voters who cast provisional ballots also have more time to present evidence about their eligibility. The deadlines were delayed

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November 8, 2022

Here’s everything that’s closing for Tropical Storm Nicole

More events and businesses are closing or rescheduling as Tropical Storm Nicole creeps closer.We’ll add to this list as they’re announced. Check back frequently.SCHOOLS EVENTS ATTRACTIONS GOVERNMENT AND SERVICES

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November 3, 2022

$1 million fund established to combat antisemitism

In response to rising hate speech, a $1 million fund has been established to combat antisemitism in the Jacksonville area. The Together Strong Community Fund, established by business executive David Miller and the Miller families, will address the root causes of bias through “education, conversation and interaction,” according to an announcement from the Jewish Federation & Foundation of Northeast Florida.

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November 1, 2022

Southwest Florida still desperate for supplies

They’re calling it a “flash donation drive” — the flash mob version of collecting donations for victims of Hurricane Ian. From now through Sunday, the Clay County Fair Association will collect donations for St. James City and Pine Island, two areas that sustained severe damage from the hurricane. A few neighborhoods there still have no water or power more than

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October 26, 2022

Nassau jailer fired and charged with beating inmate

A corrections officer in Nassau County has been fired and charged with battery after an inmate was beaten, pepper-sprayed and shot with a taser. Joshwa Edsall acted after an inmate demanded a private cell and caused a disturbance. Edsall used pepper spray on his face and threw the inmate into a concrete wall when he turned to wipe away the

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