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  • 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: will have it SHOULD have it 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...

    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 hell 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 Friday. If they want to foreclose, bring it on. Im getting calls from all over the county to stand up. Thats 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 associations 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 ^ | 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 Jacksonvilles sheriff since 2003, but hes term limited and will leave the Sheriffs Office this summer the place hes worked starting in 1974. Its a realization thats 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
    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 ^ | Nov 07 2014 | 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, Floridas biggest cities will add toll lanes to the states busiest highways. Nobody knows exactly how much it will cost. Maybe as little as $3 billion. Maybe double that. Whats clear is that when the toll lanes across the state are complete, they will become one of the largest infrastructure projects in state history. Theres 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 ^ | 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, its right here on my block, said Allyson Deihl. Ive heard it on the news nationally and its scary to think that its 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 ^ | 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 and the Gator Bowl. " 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 ^ | 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 Sheriffs 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 ^ | 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 its 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...
  • Obamas 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 Ill 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 hasnt gone down; theyve gone up. But we can do more. So Ill push new initiatives to help more manufacturers bring more jobs back to America. Well 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 ^ | 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 Sundays deaths of two brothers outside a Golden Corral. Jallil Dequan Graves, 19, is the accused triggerman, the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office said in announcing charges against four men with two counts each of murder and robbery in Sundays 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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.
  • Sex offender charged with murdering eight-year-old Florida girl...[truncated]

    06/22/2013 8:43:07 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 64 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | 22 June 2013 | Anon
    Sex offender charged with murdering eight-year-old Florida girl less than ONE HOUR after mom let him take her to McDonalds after befriending family at dollar store [complete headline] Charish Perriwinkle, 8, was out with her mom and two siblings on a late night Friday shopping trip Florida sex offender, Donald Smith, 56, spoke with family and offered to take the girl for a burger Smith abducted Charish and a police search began within minutes of her disappearance Child's body was found at local church early Saturday morning Smith is now back in custody, caught by police as he was fleeing...
  • FL:Jacksonville resident shoots, kills home invader Wednesday night

    06/22/2013 9:12:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies ^ | 20 June, 2013 | Clifford Davis
    A home-invasion plot was foiled Wednesday night when a Jacksonville resident shot and killed one of the assailants, authorities said. Police responded to a report of shots fired about 11:20 p.m. at the home in the 2000 block of Oak Water Drive. Multiple males attempted to enter the house, Sgt. T.K. Waters said. When the first assailant was shot, the others fled.
  • Happy holiday! Let the violence begin (Miami Beach, Jacksonville, Rochester, Baltimore)

    05/31/2013 6:38:42 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    WND ^ | May 30, 2013 | Colin Flaherty
    While locals fled in anticipation of the annual celebration of violence and chaos during Black Beach Week over the Memorial Day holiday in Miami Beach, large-scale black mob violence erupted in Jacksonville, Rochester, West Bloomfield, and Baltimore. A lot of it on video. The Jacksonville Beach riot started much like the other examples black mob violence documented in White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence and how the media ignore it. When initial reports came in that police closed a section of the shore at Jacksonville Beach, police assured the media that it wasnt much: Just a...
  • Dad Furious After Finding This Crayon-Written Paper in Florida 4th-Graders Backpack: I Am Willing

    04/12/2013 2:57:11 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 90 replies
    Yahoo News (original source The Blaze) ^ | 4-12-2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    I Am Willing to Give Up Some of My Constitutional Rightsto Be Safer The words are written in crayon, in the haphazard bumpiness of a child's scrawl. "I am willing to give up some of my constitutional rights in order to be safer or more secure." They're the words that Florida father Aaron Harvey was stunned to find his fourth-grade son had written, after a lesson in school about the Constitution. Florida 4th Grader Brings Home Paper That Says, I Am Willing to Give Up Some of My Constitutional Rights in Order to Be Safer...paper Aaron Harvey's son wrote as...
  • U.S. attack submarine strikes vessel in Gulf

    01/11/2013 4:06:57 AM PST · by rawhide · 25 replies
    Yahoo News/Reuters ^ | 1-10-13 | Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Lisa Shumaker
    A nuclear-powered U.S. attack submarine struck a suspected fishing vessel shortly after passing through the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf on Thursday, damaging one of the submarine's periscopes but injuring no one, a Navy official said on the condition of anonymity. The Navy's Fifth Fleet said in a statement the vessel appeared unaware of the incident, adding it "continued on a consistent course and speed offering no indication of distress or acknowledgment of a collision." The USS Jacksonville, a Los Angeles-class, nuclear-powered submarine, did not appear to suffer further damage, the Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet said. "The reactor remains in...
  • Argument over loud music led to teen's fatal shooting, cops say(Trayvon Martin redux?)

    11/27/2012 10:23:53 PM PST · by Arthurio · 104 replies
    A Brevard County man remained in jail late Tuesday, accused of shooting a teenager dead in an argument over loud music. Michael David Dunn, 45, and his girlfriend were in Jacksonville Friday for Dunn's son's wedding when they stopped at a convenience store, Jacksonville sheriff's Lt. Rob Schoonover said. Jordan Russell Davis, 17, and several other teenagers were sitting in a sport utility vehicle in the parking lot when Dunn pulled up next to them in a car and asked them to turn down their music, Schoonover said. Jordan and Dunn exchanged words, and Dunn pulled a gun and shot...
  • Customer kills gunman during armed robbery attempt at Jacksonville Dollar General

    08/28/2012 10:00:26 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies ^ | August. 28, 2012 | Clifford Davis
    A 57-year-old father and grandfather stopped off on his way home from work Monday night to fill a grocery list his wife left for him that morning. But after entering the Dollar General at 1921 Dunn Ave., he was thrust into an armed robbery that ended with him firing his weapon and one of the two robbers lying dead on the floor. Two men entered the store about 9:20 p.m., both with handguns, said Lt. Rob Schoonover of the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office. One of them had the clerk and one of them was at the front cash register, Schoonover said....
  • Walmart Flash Mob: Police Say 300 Youths Create Havoc at Jacksonville Store (VIDEO)

    07/23/2012 6:44:33 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 15 replies
    AOL ^ | 7/18/2012 | Unknown
    When you party at this place, you never run out of ice, chips, paper plates, beer and soda -- all at affordable prices. Youths who had their house party broken up by the cops quickly moved the rager to a nearby Jacksonville Walmart on Saturday night, creating a veritable flash mob, according to News 4JAX. A police report obtained by the station said the group of about 300 destroyed an electronic anti-shop lifting security scanner that costs about $1,500. The Florida Times Union reports that the youngsters also allegedly stole snacks and sodas from the store and that gunshots were...
  • Need to look beyond local area for clarity ['Islamofascists did not take a holiday vacation']

    01/13/2012 2:29:40 PM PST · by Milagros · 1 replies
    Jacksonville Daily News ^ | Jan 2012 | Chris Barr
    Need to look beyond local area for clarity January 07, 2012 9:00 AM To the editor: The number of letters to the editor, pro and con, regarding Sheriff Ed Browns ads is consoling. It indicates that there are citizens who are paying attention to current events; however, this issue pales in the light of a greater issue in which few citizens appear to take an interest specifically, the survival of America as the democratic republic intended by our founders that most of us love and will protect. Whether or not such ads are constitutional could be academic in the...