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  • Witnesses say Jacksonville dog attack victim was dismembered

    08/24/2016 1:36:53 PM PDT · by plain talk · 45 replies
    WFTV9 ABC ^ | August 23, 2016 | Lorena Incian
    The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has identified a man killed in a dog attack as 83-year-old Michael Downing. Downing was killed by his neighbor's dogs at about 4 p.m. Friday, officials said. The hole in the fence where witnesses said the dogs came through is now boarded up. Witnesses Mackenzie Partin and Eddie Edwards said Downing’s body may have been dragged into the dog’s yard because they saw his body on the other side of the fence. The Franklin Arms apartment community is mourning the loss of Downing, whom they described as a helpful neighbor and happy man. “He always had...
  • LIVE THREAD:Trump 8/03/2016 Town Hall @ Daytona Beach, FL 3pm and Rally @ Jacksonville, FL @ 7pm ET.

    08/03/2016 12:55:11 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 911 replies
    Wednesday, August 3, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President town hall event in Daytona Beach, FL at the Ocean Center. Coverage begins at 3:00 PM ET. Daytona Beach, FL Watch the LIVE STREAM of the event below beginning at 3:00 PM ET: Daytona Beach, FL at the Ocean Center Wednesday, August 3, 2016: Live stream of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Jacksonville, FL at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Coverage begins at 7:00 PM ET. Jacksonville, FL Watch the LIVE STREAM of the event below beginning at 7:00 PM ET: Jacksonville Veterans Memorial...
  • Special Forces Association Rips Patraeus, McCrystal For Gun Control Betrayal

    06/27/2016 9:42:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 6/27/2016 | Bob Owens
    An influential veterans group is blasting some of their former brass for taking positions that many feel are a violation of their oaths to protect the Constitution. The Special Forces Association forcefully rebuked calls for more gun control from both former CIA director and CENTCOM commander David Petraeus and retired Army general Stanley McChrystal. SFA is a 52 year old national organization composed of members who once served in the U.S. Special Forces. The organization drew up a membership resolution at their annual convention in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday, confirming prior statements of continued support of the U.S. “Constitution and...
  • Conquistador Was Deep in U.S.: "Stunning" Jewelry Find Redraws Route?

    11/04/2011 4:45:15 AM PDT · by Renfield · 59 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 11-1-2011 | Ker Than
    Under a former Native American village in Georgia, deep inside what's now the U.S., archaeologists say they've found 16th-century jewelry and other Spanish artifacts. The discovery suggests an expedition led by conquistador Hernando de Soto ventured far off its presumed course—which took the men from Florida to Missouri—and engaged in ceremonies in a thatched, pyramid-like temple. The discovery could redraw the map of de Soto's 1539-41 march into North America, where he hoped to replicate Spain's overthrow of the Inca Empire in South America. There, the conquistador had served at the side of leader Francisco Pizarro...
  • Evidence found in Ga. of Spanish explorer's trail- Hernando de Soto in Georgia

    11/05/2009 3:53:22 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 27 replies · 4,923+ views
    hosted ^ | Nov. 5, 2009
    An archaeologist says excavations in southern Georgia have turned up beads, metal tools and other artifacts that may pinpoint part of the elusive trail of the 16th-century Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto. Dennis Blanton of the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta was scheduled to present his findings Thursday to the Southeastern Archaeological Conference in Mobile, Ala. Excavations since 2006 in rural Telfair County uncovered remains of an Indian settlement along with nine pea-sized glass beads and six metal objects, including three iron tools and a silver pendant. Blanton says the artifacts are consistent with items Spanish explorers traded...
  • Discovery might rewrite history of Spaniards in Georgia

    11/12/2007 1:40:48 PM PST · by BGHater · 10 replies · 711+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 12 Nov 2007 | Mark Davis
    What a high school girl found in 6 inches of South Georgia dirt last year may help rewrite the history of Europeans' earliest forays into the great, green New World that greeted them half a millennium ago.The discovery is a glass bead no larger than a pencil eraser. It and four other beads, plus two ancient slivers of iron, may prompt historians to reconsider the presence of Spaniards in Georgia five centuries ago. Archaeologist Dennis Blanton of the Fernbank Museum of Natural History considers the finds, which he could easily slip in his pocket, "world history in the making."Blanton, the...
  • Men arrested in sex-sting at public park

    03/12/2016 6:41:50 PM PST · by kevcol · 44 replies
    News 4 Jax ^ | March 11, 2016 | Francesca Amiker
    Eleven men were arrested after police said they offered to engage in sexual activity in a public Clay County Park. According to the Clay County Sheriff's Office, deputies began receiving information about inappropriate acts happening along the Black Creek Bike Trail. The sheriff's office set up a sting operation in February, and deputies have arrested 10 men on charges related to lewd behavior and one man on a battery charge. . . . "Upon learning of the charges, DCF took immediate action to terminate the employee and he no longer works for DCF. The employee passed a criminal background when...
  • Detective shot 3 times out of surgery; accused gunman shot also survives

    03/09/2016 10:16:56 AM PST · by opbuzz · 25 replies
    News4Jax ^ | 3/9/2016 | By Nikki Kimbleton
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - An off-duty narcotics detective shot Wednesday morning during a traffic stop on the Westside is out of surgery and expected to survive, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office announced just before noon. The undercover officer's name will not be released, but he was described as a veteran of JSO, where he worked since 2008. Chief Tom Hackney said the detective was shot at least three times -- once in the head, once in the upper body and once in the hand.
  • A BEATIFUL REFRESHING IS HERE[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/02/2016 10:11:08 AM PST · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    bible,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-2-16 | Holy Spirit, bible
    I saw a huge waterfall pouring over a beautiful rock formation and the water looked like liquid glass so pure and transparent you could see all the rocks behind it . All around the base of the waterfall were people and they were enjoying the refreshing spray and droplets covering them as a beautiful misty spray and the droplets just seemed to hang in the air effortlessly and the sound of the waterfalls was the roar of His Voice. As I looked over where the water goes over the falls I saw Jesus with his bare feet standing in the...
  • Family: Dad Shoots Twin Babies to Death in Mom's Arms, Critically Injures Her, Kills Her Father

    11/21/2015 11:59:57 AM PST · by Perseverando · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 19, 2015 | Deborah Hastings
    A mother lies hospitalized in critical condition after the father of her twin baby girls shot them to death in her arms, and then killed the woman’s dad, according to her family. Ultimately, Gawain Rushane Wilson turned the weapon on himself and died at the scene, authorities said. The carnage took place in the Jacksonville, Florida, home of Travis Hiatt, the twin’s grandfather. His daughter, Megan, and her five-month-old girls Hayden and Kayden, had been living with him, authorities said, according to local reports. Wilson allegedly entered the home and forced his estranged girlfriend to pick up the babies. “He...
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Full Speech in Jacksonville, FL

    10/24/2015 11:51:17 AM PDT · by JoeSeales · 27 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 10-24-15 | Donald Trump
    If you missed the live stream, here is the only copy I can find that got the whole speech. October 24, 2015: It was YUUUGE. GOP Presidential candidate and current front-runner Donald J. Trump was in Jacksonville, FL today and gave a speech to thousands of supporters at The Landing.
  • Donald Trump Jacksonville Rally Thread & Live Stream

    10/24/2015 8:23:32 AM PDT · by JoeSeales · 197 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 10-24-15 | Donald Trump
    The live thread for Donald Trump's massive event today in Jacksonville, FL. They are billing it as one of his biggest yet, if not the biggest. I live in the Pensacola area and I personally know four or five people making the trip, so it could be YUGE as Don would say. Anyhow, here are some live links I have found: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh7oZ0-A79k abcnews.go.com will have it msnbc.com/shift SHOULD have it cbsnews.com/live SHOULD have at least parts of it Will post any other live links as they become available, or feel free to post others.
  • Coast Guard to hold press conference in Jacksonville for search of El Faro crew

    10/07/2015 11:54:51 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 19 replies
    Coast Guard ^ | Oct 7, 2015
    The Coast Guard will hold a joint press briefing with the National Transportation Safety Board to provide updated information on the search for the crew of El Faro and the investigation Wednesday afternoon.
  • USCG confirms: SS El Faro has sunk. 33 lives may be lost, still searching

    10/05/2015 7:16:02 AM PDT · by cll · 96 replies
    Various ^ | 10/05/15
    <p>USCG confirms SS El faro has sunk. 1 body and one damaged life boat found among large debris field. details forthcoming.</p>
  • A major maritime disaster is underway in the Atlantic and it is subject to a media blackout?

    10/04/2015 6:33:03 AM PDT · by cll · 146 replies
    10/04/2015 | cll
    An 800 ft. cargo vessel sailing from Jacksonville to San Juan in the vicinity of a major hurricane with 33 crew on board loses power, starts listing, sends a distress signal and goes missing now for four days. Drudge has a link to the story just as a side of other hurricane stories. The story goes largely ignored by the mainstream media. Even Free Republic has taken it down from Breaking and Front Page news. That's 33 souls, 28 of which are Americans, possibly lost at sea or struggling to survive. A major U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue effort...
  • COAST GUARD LOCATES LIFE RING FROM SHIP LOST OFF BAHAMAS

    10/03/2015 5:58:29 PM PDT · by cll · 38 replies
    AP ^ | 10/03/2015 | Ben Fox & Danica Coto
    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard has located a life ring from a cargo ship that lost power and communications during Hurricane Joaquin and is now the subject of an intense search in the southeastern Bahamas. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Ryan Doss says the life ring was 120 miles northeast of Crooked Island. That's about 70 miles northeast of the last known position of the El Faro before it lost contact with authorities with 33 people on board. Doss says the crew of a C-130 airplane spotted the life ring Saturday and a helicopter crew confirmed it...
  • Jacksonville cargo ship missing in hurricane Coast Guard in Miami searching for ship with 33 crew

    MIAMI - Coast Guard search and rescue crews are searching for a container ship with 33 crew members that sailed out of Jacksonville and was reported to be caught in Hurricane Joaquin, near Crooked Island, Bahamas. The El Faro, a 735-foot ro-ro cargo ship, was en route to San Juan, Puerto Rico, from Jacksonville. About 7:30 a.m. Thursday, watchstanders at the Coast Guard Atlantic Area command center in Portsmouth, Virginia, received an Inmarsat satellite notification stating the El Faro was beset by Hurricane Joaquin, had lost propulsion and had a 15-degree list. The crew reported the ship had previously taken...
  • Jacksonville Cargo Ship Missing in Hurricane

    10/02/2015 9:50:14 AM PDT · by cll · 14 replies
    News4Jax ^ | 10/02/2015 | Kumasi Aaron
    Coast Guard search and rescue crews are searching for a container ship with 33 crew members that sailed out of Jacksonville and was reported to be caught in Hurricane Joaquin, near Crooked Island, Bahamas. The El Faro, a 735-foot ro-ro cargo ship, sailed out of Jacksonville Tuesday en route to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Tim Nolan, president of TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, said that when the ship sailed, the crew was monitoring what was then Tropical Storm Joaquin. He said TOTE lost all communication with the El Faro as of 7:20 a.m. Thursday. "There are a number of possible reasons...
  • Jacksonville, FL event: "Let's put US back in USA"

    08/08/2015 8:04:30 AM PDT · by cyn · 15 replies
    TODAY, downtown Jacksonville FL: Grassroots for Victory USA: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront (north bank)2nd floor225 East Coastline DriveJacksonville, FL 32202 LIST OF EVENTS - Eventbrite website link, hope it works11:00 Doors open (now!) 11:30 am Opening ceremonies with Billie Tucker and speakers (will add who later, I hope, and how long this part will last). Becky Gerritson (TEA party/IRS intimidation) will be speaking, just don't know when. 3 pm Town hall 6:30 pm Closing speakers tying it all up Cost: $10 at door. Parking in hotel parking garage to west, or in open lot adjacent east lot.
  • Armed Marine vet standing guard outside recruiting center told to leave or he’ll be arrested

    07/22/2015 7:38:33 AM PDT · by Jacvin · 47 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 7/22/2015 | Tom Tillison
    A Marine veteran standing guard outside an Armed Forces Recruiting Center has been told he is no longer welcome and ordered off the property. Matthew Benack took up a sentry post outside the Center in Jacksonville, Fla., in response to the deadly attack on five members of the U.S. military last week in Chattanooga, Tenn., WNCT reported. Police said the vet was within his constitutional rights to have a loaded weapon outside the center as long as the unidentified property owner gave permission.
  • 23 U.S. Veterans Are About To Take The ISIS Problem Into Their Own Hands In An Epic Way

    05/20/2015 10:33:08 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 60 replies
    Western Journalism.com ^ | May 18, 2015 | Randy DeSoto
    A U.S. Army Iraq war vet plans to take a team of veterans back to the Middle East to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Sean Rowe, of Jacksonville, Florida, served on active duty in the Army for 8 years, which included two tours in Iraq. He said he can no longer sit by and do nothing. “This is something I feel compelled to do,” Rowe said. “Women and children are being slaughtered over there. They need our help. I know we can make a difference.” Rowe started Veterans Against ISIS to take the fight to the...
  • Lenny Curry elected Jacksonville's next mayor (R beats D incumbent)

    05/19/2015 11:17:46 PM PDT · by Impy · 16 replies
    NewsJax.com ^ | 5-19-15 | Scott Johnson and Vic Micolucci
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - After a long, expensive and sometimes bruising, Jacksonville voters elected a new mayor on Tuesday. When the first early votes and absentee votes were reported just after 7 p.m., Republican Lenny Curry had a 1 percent lead over incumbent Mayor Alvin Brown. Two hours later, with 98 percent of the 200,000 votes counted, that lead was only slightly larger, but enough to declare victory. After thanking his family, his volunteers, his donors and the Republican Party of Florida, Curry turned to the future.
  • Man shot, killed by police on Westside (Jacksonville, Florida)

    05/12/2015 3:18:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    WJXT-TV ^ | May 12, 2015 | Vic Micolucci, General assignment reporter
    Police: Officers serving eviction notice at neighboring apartment threatened by man with gun.JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Jacksonville man is dead after two police officers shot at him during a confrontation on the Westside. But the man's relatives -- and their attorney -- are raising questions about what happened. “The family is very upset. They want answers and they want them now, but they also want calm,” attorney Eric Block said. “They want everybody to behave themselves. They want everybody to let the truth come out.” The two officers involved -- 25-year Jacksonville Sheriff's Office veteran Steve Srozinski and 24-year JSO...
  • Florida vet says 'Bring it on,' as he faces eviction over flower pot flag

    03/11/2015 4:41:00 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/11/15
    A Florida veteran who is facing foreclosure for insisting on displaying a small American flag in a flower pot on his front stoop is telling his homeowner's association to "bring it on." “The flag is worth fighting for,” 73-year-old Larry Murphree, of Jacksonville, told FoxNews.com Friday. “If they want to foreclose, bring it on. I’m getting calls from all over the county to stand up. That’s what I'm going to do.” Murphree's homeowners association at Tides Condominium at Sweetwater began hitting him with fines of $100 a day last year for violating his homeowners association’s flag display rules. But instead...
  • Sheriff Rutherford talks about his future, crime, abortion and a 'culture of death'

    01/29/2015 8:28:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    jacksonville.com ^ | Jan 22, 2015 | Derek Gilliam
    Sheriff John Rutherford touched on a wide range of topics, including a potential run for a Florida House of Representatives seat in 2016, his thoughts about abortion and the fact that he no longer believes in the death penalty, in a meeting Thursday with a group of Times-Union reporters and editors. Rutherford has been Jacksonville’s sheriff since 2003, but he’s term limited and will leave the Sheriff’s Office this summer — the place he’s worked starting in 1974. It’s a realization that’s just starting to hit home, he said. Especially as Thursday night was the last time he said he...
  • Florida Burglar Steals $4,000 Worth of Wings, Ribs and Fries

    01/27/2015 7:43:01 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1-27-15 | Susanna Kim
    Police in Florida say they are looking for a thief who could be throwing the ultimate tailgate party with $4,000 worth of stolen chicken, ribs, fries and wings. Police were dispatched to a burglary last Wednesday at Jerome Brown BBQ restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida. An investigation revealed that an unknown suspect, caught on surveillance camera, had gained entry into the business by prying open the side door, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office stated on its website. The meat and an empty cash register worth $5,000 were taken, according to the police report obtained by ABC News, while the damage to the door...
  • 11-year-old girl steals $10K, takes cross-country cab ride

    12/15/2014 7:24:42 AM PST · by Borges · 22 replies
    KARK ^ | JEREMY TANNER
    An 11-year-old Arkansas girl on a mission pilfered $10,000 from her grandmother and called a cab — to go to Florida. Like so many rash decisions that feel like destiny, young Alexis Waller figured it was the only way she could reunite with a boy she met while vacationing two years earlier. They had been communicating ever since, she told KARK. So Waller gathered up the cash her grandmother kept in a sock drawer and quietly left their Bryant home after nightfall. Unsure where to go, she walked to a nearby gas station and convinced a stranger to take her...
  • 42-year-old convicted in road rage murder

    11/08/2014 2:50:11 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    news4jax.com ^ | Nov 07 2014 | News4Jax.com Staff
    It took a Duval County jury only five minutes to convict a man of second-degree murder
  • Patient in Jacksonville being tested for Ebola

    10/13/2014 9:52:13 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 29 replies
    104.5FM WOKV ^ | 10-13-2014 | Jamie Smith
    A patient is being tested for Ebola at Baptist Health in Downtown Jacksonville. Hospital officials says they have admitted a patient who has flu-like symptoms, but no fever. The person told hospital staff that they has casual contact with a person who travelled to West Africa. Officials say the patient is in isolation and is being monitored to protect hospital staff and the community. There is no confirmation that the patient has Ebola, and hospital officials sayy the diagnosis is "highly unlikely." Baptist Health says they are exercising caution and using CDC protocols.
  • Florida spends billions on toll lanes, but public has little input into how money is spent

    09/15/2014 5:01:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | September 14, 2014 | Eric Barton
    In the next decade, Florida’s biggest cities will add toll lanes to the state’s busiest highways. Nobody knows exactly how much it will cost. Maybe as little as $3 billion. Maybe double that. What’s clear is that when the toll lanes across the state are complete, they will become one of the largest infrastructure projects in state history. There’s little debate that the toll lanes, also called express lanes or managed lanes, make commutes quicker for those willing to pay as much as $10 to use them. But there has been little debate about the need for the projects —...
  • NFL to Use Tracking Chips on Players

    08/02/2014 12:45:22 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 62 replies
    http://news.discovery.com ^ | Aug 1, 2014 | Glenn McDonald
    As a hardcore baseball guy, I often wonder why people needlessly waste their time on all those other, lesser sports. But I suppose everyone has a right to their insane opinions. In any case, football fans may want to keep an eye on this development: The NFL announced this week that it will be using RFID tracking chips on players during select games in the 2014 season. The high-tech chips — RFID stands for radio-frequency identification — will generate precise positioning data on each player on every play. Football Uniforms Throughout History For the initial rollout, the RFID system will...
  • Riverside couple falls victim to 'knockout game' Neighbors fearful after attack (FL)

    07/22/2014 1:24:51 PM PDT · by equalator · 25 replies
    News4 ^ | 7-22-2014 | : Ashley Harding
    “I was actually scared that it was so close to home, literally, it’s right here on my block,” said Allyson Deihl. “I’ve heard it on the news nationally and it’s scary to think that it’s happening in Jacksonville, in Riverside.” According to the police report, the man and woman spotted three men walking in their direction, then realized they were being followed. The report said that the woman grabbed her can of Mace from her purse, and then her boyfriend was punched, causing him to stumble to the ground. The woman told police that she tried to spray the men...
  • Gator Bowl dropping "Gator" completely, moves to Jan 2nd

    04/03/2014 9:13:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    www.wokv.com ^ | Posted: 10:54 a.m. Thursday, April 3, 2014 | Staff
    Jacksonville, FL — After 70 years the Gator Bowl - as we've known it - is no more. The new name of the game removes "gator" entirely, and it will no longer be played on New Years Day, two big changes that we learned Thursday morning from the President of Gator Bowl Sports. The game will now be known as the TaxSlayer Bowl and played on Jan. 2nd. Dropping "gator" from the name is part of a six-year agreement reached between TaxSlayer.com and the Gator Bowl. "TaxSlayer.com recognizes the history of the Bowl's rich 70 year tradition. It is a...
  • Woman allegedly set car on fire after man refused to buy her a McFlurry

    03/18/2014 2:33:57 PM PDT · by Stoat · 60 replies
    WFTV, Various ^ | March 18, 2014
    Witnesses said a woman set a man's car on fire in Jacksonville after he refused to buy her a McFlurry at McDonald's.WFTV obtained video of the incident that happened on Sunday. Witnesses said the woman was angry after she asked for a McFlurry and the man she was with refused to buy her one. They said the woman grabbed the man's keys and headed to his car. One witness said she saw her pour alcohol and gasoline on the man's car, light it on fire, and then run off. People nearby tried to help him put the flames out....
  • Homeowner kills burglar he finds in house

    01/27/2014 3:20:37 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    jacksonville.com ^ | 25 January, 2014 | Larry Hannan
    Jacksonville police have judged that a homeowner who shot and killed an intruder inside his house was justified in firing the shot. But the homeowner, whose name has not been released, has been arrested for a misdemeanor violation of injunction for having a firearm, and was taken into custody Saturday afternoon, police said. The shooting occurred around 10 a.m. at a house on the 2700 block of Aubrey Avenue. The intruder was taken to UF Health Jacksonville and pronounced dead, said Sgt. Jay Farhat with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
  • Arkansas Grid Attack Suspect Is Indicted

    12/15/2013 2:40:43 AM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies
    ELECTRIC CO-OP TODAY ^ | December 10, 2013 | Victoria A. Rocha
    SNIPPET: "A federal grand jury has issued an eight-count indictment against a central Arkansas man accused of damaging electric cooperative and other power facilities. Jason Woodring, 37, was indicted on charges relating to sabotage of high-voltage power lines and power stations earlier this year in several cities. Among them: a terrorist attack against a railroad carrier and destruction of energy facilities, including a 115,000-volt transmission line owned by First Electric Cooperative in Jacksonville. Woodring faces up to 20 years in prison on the energy facility destruction charges, and life in prison if convicted on the terrorism charge. According to an...
  • Clear Channel/Jacksonville Sued Over Discrimination

    06/21/2013 6:42:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    All Access ^ | June 21, 2013
    Three CLEAR CHANNEL/JACKSONVILLE salespeople have filed suit against the company, alleging discrimination. ARNOLD S. GAINES of the HARPER LAW FIRM filed on behalf of ANGELA MYHAND, MONIQUE BLUE and JESSICA DOWNS, stating "this action seeks declaratory, injunctive and equitable relief, compensatory damages, costs and attorneys' fees for racial and sex discrimination and retaliation suffered by Plaintiffs."
  • Forrest High: Board begins name-change process

    11/09/2013 11:46:28 AM PST · by shortstop · 46 replies
    Florida Times Union ^ | 11/09/13 | Denise Smith Amos
    Duval County School Board members voted unanimously Friday to start the process that likely would remove the name Nathan B. Forrest from one of its high schools. All seven board members voted to formally accept the written request of District 5 board member Constance Hall to begin the name-change procedure.
  • Broncos-Jags spread ties record (Den minus 28 over JAX)

    10/07/2013 12:32:45 PM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | October 7, 2013 | Chad Millman
    Of all the records Peyton Manning is laying waste to through the first five weeks of this season -- 20 passing touchdowns, 1,884 passing yards, 230 points -- it is perhaps this number that best defines how dominant he and the Denver Broncos have been: minus-28. That's how many points Denver is favored by over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 6 opening lines posted by the Las Vegas Hotel. According to The Gold Sheet, a sports-betting publication that has been tracking point spreads since the 1950s, that number ties the highest spread of all time, set by the Baltimore Colts...
  • Jacksonville 'bomber' in custody after airport scare

    10/02/2013 4:34:01 PM PDT · by oxcart · 6 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/02/13 | Daniel Arkin
    Jacksonville International Airport in Florida was closed for six hours after a man going through security told a checker that he had a bomb hidden inside his camouflage backpack, authorities said Wednesday. The man, Zeljko Causevic, was charged with having a hoax bomb. He told authorities that the device — a luggage scale with two batteries and a microchip, plus a remote “detonator” — was “supposed to be a bomb, but it’s not.”A second man was stopped in an airport garage for acting suspiciously and was charged with resisting arrest, but he did not appear to be connected to Causevic,...
  • Jacksonville International Airport evacuated over suspicious packages

    10/01/2013 10:33:06 PM PDT · by oxcart · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/01/13 | Joe Sutton
    Officials issued an all-clear late Tuesday after Jacksonville International Airport in Florida was evacuated in response to suspicious packages. "At this point, we've gotten an all-clear in the terminal and our garages and our surface lots," Jacksonville Airport Authority spokesman Michael Stewart told reporters. "We erred on the side of caution in terms of doing whatever's necessary to make sure that everybody is safe," he said. Shannon Harley, with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, told reporters that a device was found and rendered safe. He provided no other details. The evacuation had an impact on flights, with some arriving aircraft diverted...
  • Literally, The Police State Is Coming

    08/30/2013 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 36 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 8/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In between bowls of chicken poodle soup and deciding to provide air cover for al-Qaeda in Syria, our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, found time to meet with mayors from our crumbling major cities. From Justin Sink of The Hill: *** "President Obama told a collection of big-city mayors Tuesday at the White House that he would continue to use executive actions to combat gun violence plaguing major cities. In the meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and the mayors of 18 cities from across the nation, Obama discussed commonly applicable strategies to reduce youth violence. 'He also vowed to...
  • Group dedicates Trayvon Martin memorial in Sanford

    07/28/2013 6:06:13 AM PDT · by kevcol · 89 replies
    WFTV ^ | July 28, 2013
    VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. (WFTV) -- A group of Trayvon Martin supporters walked from Jacksonville to Sanford, where they dedicated a memorial for the teen at a museum late Saturday afternoon. The demonstrators arrived in Sanford late Friday, ending what they called the "Walk for Dignity," which started in Jacksonville. The group held a community forum Saturday afternoon, followed by a dedication of the Trayvon Martin memorial at the Goldsboro Westside Historical Museum. "The most important reason why we're here, we want a system that treats us equally," marcher Estefania Galvis said. The group's six-day walk from Jacksonville to Sanford...
  • Obama’s Economic Speech In Illinois As Prepared For Delivery (Returns to Campaign Mode, Same Old...)

    07/24/2013 11:25:27 AM PDT · by xzins · 33 replies
    TPM ^ | 24 Jul 13 | Obama
    ....clip Let me give you a quick preview of what I’ll be fighting for and why. The first cornerstone of a strong and growing middle class has to be an economy that generates more good jobs in durable, growing industries. Over the past four years, for the first time since the 1990s, the number of American manufacturing jobs hasn’t gone down; they’ve gone up. But we can do more. So I’ll push new initiatives to help more manufacturers bring more jobs back to America. We’ll continue to focus on strategies to create good jobs in wind, solar, and natural gas...
  • 4 charged in brothers' deaths outside Jacksonville Golden Corral

    07/26/2013 2:08:06 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    jacksonville.com ^ | July 17, 2013 | By Derek Gilliam
    A Jacksonville man arrested Monday after authorities say he shot a man in the face at a Clay County party is being linked to Sunday’s deaths of two brothers outside a Golden Corral. Jallil Dequan Graves, 19, is the accused triggerman, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said in announcing charges against four men with two counts each of murder and robbery in Sunday’s shooting at the Normandy Boulevard restaurant. Killed were 24-year-old Andrew Bohannon, and 19-year-old Matthew Bohannon. Graves was initially charged with attempted murder in a July 7 shooting outside an Orange Park home on Woodbriar Drive. Jon Barrett Milam...
  • Obama speaking in Jacksonville

    07/25/2013 12:02:20 PM PDT · by don-o · 24 replies
    The White House ^ | July 25, 2013 | don-o
    I need to report that he is still an idiot.
  • Daycare Teacher Fired After Extinguishing Fire At Center

    07/24/2013 1:50:33 PM PDT · by massmike · 36 replies
    http://jobs.aol.com/ ^ | 07/24/2013 | Dan Fastenberg
    When Michelle Hammack,a teacher at the Little Temples Childcare facility in Arlington, Fla., smelled smoke and the children were napping, she rushed out of her classroom to investigate. Seeing that chicken nuggets were burning in an oven, she was able to put out the fire before even the fire trucks arrived on the scene, according to a report by WTEV-TV in Jacksonville. Her boss, however, wasn't impressed. On that same day, the owner of the childcare facility Olga Rozhaov fired Hammack. Rozhakov defended her decision to the media. "I fired her only because she left her room," she told the...
  • Jacksonville teen went to Middle East to train with terrorists, prosecutors say

    07/19/2013 12:20:42 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    (AP) via MyFOXtampabay.com ^ | July 18, 2013 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "The U.S. Attorney's Office in Tampa announced Thursday that a grand jury has indicted Shelton Thomas Bell, 19, of Jacksonville, on charges of conspiring and attempting to provide material support to terrorists. He faces up to 15 years in prison for each of the two charges. According to the indictment, Bell had planned to travel to the Arabian Peninsula and join Ansar Al-Sharia, which is an alias for al-Qaida there. The group has taken responsibility for multiple attacks on Yemeni forces, including a suicide bombing during a parade in May 2012, which killed more than 100 Yemeni soldiers. The...
  • Ron Littlepage: Angela Corey's hissy fits, threats unprofessional (June 8th, 2012)

    07/17/2013 11:22:01 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | 6-8-2012 | Ron Littlepage
    An unsolicited memo to State Attorney Angela Corey: You are a public official, and people have the right to express an opinion about how you are doing your job. -------- D'Alemberte is a former president of the American Bar Association, a former president of Florida State University and a law professor — not too shabby in the legal credentials department.When Corey was appointed to head up the investigation into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, D'Alemberte had this to say:"I cannot imagine a worse choice for a prosecutor to serve in the Sanford case. There is nothing...
  • Plane crash reported at NAS Jacksonville

    07/13/2013 3:47:42 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 16 replies
    Local TV in Jacksonville reported a plane crash at NAS Jacksonville but went back to Trayvon. Nothing on the web yet so put this in chat. May have been a 737 with passengers. A series of 4 explosions sounding like transformers heard before the report, decreasing in loudness.Thunderstorms in area.