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May 3, 2024

30 sailors and Marines injured off Jacksonville coast

A training incident involving two landing craft air cushions occurred about 100 nautical miles off the coast.…

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Jacksonville police officers lead away some of the 16 people arrested Thursday, May 2, 2024, during a pro-Palestine protest at the University of North Florida. | News4Jax
May 3, 2024

UNF explains arrests of pro-Palestinian protesters

Sixteen pro-Palestine supporters were arrested late Thursday after ignoring school demands to leave before a 10 p.m. deadline.…

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Mahalia White, University of North Florida. | Contributed, Wendy Jade Solomon, Fresh Take Florida
May 3, 2024

Florida’s finest: College grads share their inspiring stories

Graduates from Northeast Florida and around the state tell about overcoming challenges to achieve their dreams.…

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Beaches Sea Turtle Patrol works with the Army Corps of Engineers and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to protect sea turtles during beach renourishment. l Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
May 3, 2024

#AskJAXTDY l Does beach renourishment disturb sea turtles?

A Jacksonville Today reader wonders if sea turtles are at risk when beaches are renourished during nesting season.…

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STDs in Florida are surpassing pre-pandemic levels, hitting its highest since 1990. | WUSF illustration, Image From Stock.Adobe.Com
May 3, 2024

STDs hit record high rates in Florida

Duval County recorded the highest rate of sexually transmitted diseases in Northeast Florida.…

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This Pinstripes restaurant and bowling venue is in Orlando. | Pinstripes
May 3, 2024

Pinstripes and Putshack may come to Town Center

The two national operators would offer bowling, tech-infused miniature golf, and food and drink.…

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Gov. Ron DeSantis came to Jacksonville to sign a bill allowing the state to deposit money in credit unions. | News4Jax
May 2, 2024

DeSantis signs credit union bill in Jacksonville

Jacksonville’s financial services industry could benefit from a bill that Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Thursday at VyStar Credit Union headquarters.…

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Davenport Park sits near San Carlos and San Marco avenues in St. Augustine. | Noah Hertz, Jacksonville Today
May 2, 2024

Carousel might soon return in St. Augustine

One man’s journey to restore a carousel to “Carousel Park” got a step closer to reality Thursday.…

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Thousands of people are expected at this weekend's Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival. | Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival
May 2, 2024

Fried crustaceans will lure thousands to Fernandina

Some 150,000 people are expected to attend the 59th annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival this weekend in Fernandina…

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This is the crossing where Florida East Coast Railway will make safety improvements. | Google
May 2, 2024

State Road 16 to close for work in St. Augustine

The road will be closed Saturday through Tuesday between Lewis Speedway and Ponce De Leon Boulevard.…

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May 2, 2024

St. Johns County to host public budget workshops

The county aims to make its budget-setting process more transparent this year by making public workshops more accessible.…

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May 2, 2024

State defends North Florida congressional map

Attorneys say a previous plan, creating a majority Black district, was illegally based on race.…

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Vice President Kamala Harris visited the Prime Osborn Convention Center in Jacksonville to decry Florida's abortion laws that outlaw the procedure six weeks after conception on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
May 1, 2024

Kamala Harris assails Florida abortion law in Jacksonville

The vice president said the Heatbeat Protection Act, which took effect Wednesday, stripped 4 million women of reproductive freedom.…

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General Counsel Michael Fackler advises the Jacksonville Ethics Commission about its opposition to recently passed ethics legislation. | Casmira Harrison, Jacksonville Today
May 1, 2024

Florida’s ‘pro-corruption’ ethics bill sits in gubernatorial limbo

For eight weeks, Gov. Ron DeSantis has taken no action on a bill that would make it harder to file…

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Walmart is closing all of its 51 health centers in five states, including six in Northeast Florida.
May 1, 2024

Walmart is closing all 6 health centers on First Coast

Overall, Walmart will close 51 health centers in five states that have not made money.…

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These are some of the custom birdhouses up for grabs as part of Pie in the Sky's For the Birds fundraiser. Proceeds will help fund the group's efforts to deliver healthy food to seniors.
May 1, 2024

St. Johns charity raises money to buy healthy food for seniors

Pie in the Sky is auctioning off artistic birdhouses in its annual For the Birds fundraiser.…

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Patients have been waiting four to five weeks for an appointment at Planned Parenthood's Tallahassee health center due to increased demand, officials said. | Colin Abbey, Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida
May 1, 2024

7 things to know about Florida’s 6-week abortion law

Florida’s new law took effect Wednesday, banning most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.…

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Duval County School Board Chair Darryl Willie and interim Superintendent Dana Kriznar attend a community forum hosted by the Jacksonville NAACP at the Beaver Street Enterprise Center in New Town Tuesday. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
April 30, 2024

New Town residents question Duval Schools on proposed closures and teacher cuts

The Duval School District may need to eliminate up to 700 staff positions.…

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The St. Augustine Beach Hotel was instrumental in the Civil Rights Movement. | St. Johns Cultural Council
April 30, 2024

St. Augustine civil rights landmark wins $750,000 grant

Wade-ins at the St. Augustine Beach Hotel contributed to the passage of the national Civil Rights Act.…

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The Duval County jail. | Jacksonville Daily Record
April 30, 2024

Corrections officer among 17 charged in Duval jail drug ring

Sheriff T.K. Waters said investigators got a tip that corrections officer Kobe Collett was smuggling drugs into the jail.…

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More than 100 firefighters battle a fire Jan. 29, 2024, at the $65 million Rise Doro apartments. | Dan Scanlan, Jacksonville Today
April 30, 2024

Rise plans to start rebuilding Doro apartments this summer

The CEO of Rise: A Real Estate Company said the goal is to start construction about Aug. 1 with an…

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Josue Galeano, 5, from Spring Park Elementary School, does imprint art on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at The Cummer Museum with help from volunteer Alisha Wood. | Dan Scanlan, Jacksonville Today
April 30, 2024

Students, sculpture and fun come together at the Cummer

The Arts for All camp provides exceptional hands-on art experiences for students with differing abilities.…

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The University of North Florida will offer both graduate and undergraduate programs in fintech. | ML/Mikko Lemola/ Stock.Adobe.Com
April 30, 2024

UNF announces new fintech programs

The fintech programs will position students in one of Jacksonville’s most prominent economic sectors.…

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Jacksonville NAACP President Isaiah Rumlin speaks Dec. 11, 2023, about Jacksonville's unified Martin Luther King Jr. breakfasts. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
April 30, 2024

NAACP sets town hall meeting to discuss school closures

The interim superintendent and School Board president will be at the town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the…