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  • 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, 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 ^ | 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 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 McDonald’s 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 wasn’t much: Just a...
  • Dad Furious After Finding This Crayon-Written Paper in Florida 4th-Grader’s 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 Rights…to 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 Sheriff’s 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 Brown’s 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...
  • NFL owners approve sale of Jaguars to Shahid Khan

    12/14/2011 10:19:49 PM PST · by re_nortex · 41 replies · 2+ views
    Florida Times-Union ^ | December 14, 2011 - 11:43pm | Tania Ganguli
    The National Football League’s owners voted unanimously to approve the transfer of ownership of the Jaguars from Wayne Weaver to Khan. It was the first item on their agenda Wednesday, and they clapped for him as he re-entered the room, finally part of their exclusive club.
  • Jaguars being sold to Pakistani-born businessman Shahid Khan

    11/29/2011 9:49:07 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Florida Times-Union ^ | November 29, 2011 | Tania Ganguli
    For the first time ever, the Jaguars will have a new owner. One day before the 18-year anniversary of the Jaguars being named an expansion franchise, the team told its employees Wayne Weaver sold the organization to Shahid Khan, a Pakistani-born businessman who tried to buy the St. Louis Rams last season.
  • Veteran Jacksonville cop arrested on sex charges involving two girls

    08/27/2011 10:41:10 AM PDT · by 10thAmendmentGuy · 18 replies
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | Jim Schoettler
    A veteran Jacksonville police officer remains in jail after being charged today with capital sexual battery and six counts of lewd and lascivious molestation on two girls. Richard Louis Cannon, 47, was charged after the state Department of Children and Families contacted police this week about allegations involving Cannon, said Undersheriff Dwain Senterfitt. Sheriff's Office integrity detectives began their own inquiry, which led to Cannon's arrest at 8:30 a.m. Few details were given by Senterfitt or included in Cannon's arrest report about the allegations. Neither indicated how he knew the girls. One victim is younger than 12, while the other...
  • 83-year old woman, raped, beaten and murdered (another non-hate crime)

    07/14/2011 12:25:35 AM PDT · by wac3rd · 99 replies ^ | 7-12-11 | Kevin Rincon
    Jacksonville, FL — Jacksonville police have arrested a 20-year-old who they believe is responsible for the death of an 83-year-old woman. Christopher Lemar Johnson was charged with the murder of Emma Jean Beasley.  Arrest records indicate he is being charged with burglary, armed sexual battery, armed robbery and murder. Johnson was taken into custody on Monday he will be in court on Tuesday. Beasley lived with her son-in-law and her daughter; they were at the hospital visiting their newborn granddaughter at the time.  When they got home they found Beasley beaten and the home raided.  She was in the Dinsmore...
  • 12-year-old charged (as adult) with first-degree murder of brother (Jacksonville, FL)

    06/03/2011 5:09:59 PM PDT · by Gena Bukin · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Florida Times-Union ^ | June 3, 2011 | David Hunt
    Months before Jacksonville police say 12-year-old Cristian Fernandez beat his 2-year-old half brother to death, investigators started asking why the toddler's leg was broken. The family said David Galarriago had an accident while playing on a jungle gym, according to court papers. Thursday, prosecutors say that wasn't just a lie but a warning sign about the rampant abuse that ultimately took the toddler's life and made Fernandez the youngest person in city history to be charged with first-degree murder. "It is disturbing, but when you know you have to balance the safety of other children in the home and in...
  • Alvin Brown, Mike Hogan agree on Jacksonville getting out of illegal guns program (FL)

    04/07/2011 12:27:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies
    Florida Times-Union ^ | April 6, 2011 | Jim Schoettler
    Jacksonville mayoral candidates Mike Hogan and Alvin Brown are expected to agree on little leading up to next month's election, but both oppose the city's continued role in a national program Mayor John Peyton joined seeking a way to curb gun violence.Hogan said he believes the Mayors Against Illegal Guns program is an attempt to rob people of their Second Amendment right to bear firearms rather than being anti-crime. His website calls it a "deceptively named national organization that often puts gun control over crime prevention" — a position reinforced by the National Rifle Association, which supports Hogan.Brown, asked about...
  • Embraer shows off light attack aircraft that could be built in Jacksonville

    02/02/2011 8:16:11 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 33 replies ^ | January 31, 2011 | Matt Soergel
    Embraer shows off light attack aircraft that could be built in Jacksonville Brazilian company hopes to land 5-year contract from U.S. government. By Matt Soergel The Super Tucano is a single-engine, turboprop plane that can stay over a battlefield for several hours, unleash a load of bombs and then, if necessary, land on a rugged dirt runway. The company that wants to build it in Jacksonville brought one to the international airport Sunday to show off to local media and dignitaries. Embraer Aircraft Holding expects to hear in June if it has won a five-year contract from the U.S. Department...
  • Navy Pilot Hit While Riding Bicycle Dies [Iraq Vet killed by hit and run driver]

    12/04/2010 4:36:59 PM PST · by My hearts in London - Everett · 36 replies · 1+ views ^ | December 3, 2010 | Unknown
    A 26-year-old Navy pilot struck by an SUV while riding his bicycle in Atlantic Beach early Sunday morning has died.
  • Missing Jordanian Air Marshal Found Aboard Amtrak Train

    03/25/2003 6:31:00 PM PST · by Willie Green · 26 replies · 217+ views
    2002 WCJB-TV20 ^ | 3/25/2003 | The Associated Press
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. (Jacksonville-AP) -- A Jordanian air marshal, reported missing when he failed to show up for a Royal Jordanian Airways flight, was found yesterday on an Amtrak train in Jacksonville. Drug Enforcement Administration agents conducting a routine drug sweep of the train spotted Ali Ahmad Al-Omari who had been sought since failing to show up Saturday for a Royal Jordanian Airways flight in Chicago. Airline officials, fearing foul play, contacted Chicago authorities, who contacted the FBI. Al-Omari told authorities he was traveling to Miami to visit friends. Bill Hurlburt, a spokesman for...
  • Painted warbirds will celebrate 100 years of naval aviation

    11/05/2010 12:15:45 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 9 replies
    Jacksonville Times ^ | 11/05/2010 | Jeff Brumley
    The S-3 parked recently in a hangar at Jacksonville Naval Air Station looked like it just returned from the 1942 Battle of Midway. Very odd, given that the Viking is a two-engine jet that served as a sub hunter, tanker and much more during its 33-year career beginning in 1975. But the plane's newly applied retro paint job was actually meant to evoke the epic sea battle that turned the World War II Pacific campaign in America's favor. "We were going for a Midway effect," said Don Lockwood, a Navy employee helping return three S-3Bs, including the newly painted one,...
  • Jacksonville Tea Party Speech (Herman Cain)

    10/31/2010 11:44:41 AM PDT · by justsaynomore · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Hermanator PAC ^ | Oct. 31, 2010 | Herman Cain
    Here's Herman Cain's inspiring speech at the Jacksonville Tea Party yesterday. Enjoy!
  • Leonard Skinner, Lynyrd Skynyrd inspiration, dies at 77

    09/20/2010 3:08:05 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | September 20, 2010 | Matt Soergel
    Leonard Skinner, the no-nonsense, flattopped basketball coach and gym teacher whose name is forever linked with Jacksonville’s legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd, died in his sleep early Monday morning. He was 77.
  • Boeing begins drone project at Cecil

    07/10/2010 9:50:27 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies · 2+ views ^ | | Timothy J. Gibbons
    The F-16 that touched down at Cecil Field on Friday morning is destined for a somewhat ignoble end: first turned into a drone and then shot down into the ocean. For the Air Force and the workforce at Cecil, though, the plane represented the first step in something much bigger. In coming years, workers at the Boeing facility based at Cecil will turn that F-16 and many more like it into aerial targets that will help the military develop new weapon systems and tactics. As Boeing works on that $69.7 million contract, about 45 jobs will be added to the...
  • QB Brunell says he'll file for bankruptcy (Bad RE Investments)

    06/25/2010 9:59:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    ESPN ^ | June 25, 2010 | Staff
    Mark Brunell, the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback who as a backup in 2009 for the New Orleans Saints won a Super Bowl, planned to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Friday, the apparent result of a string of failed real-estate investments. Among them was a partnership called Champion LLC that included Brunell and former Jaguars teammates Joel Smeenge and Todd Fordham and is mired in foreclosure proceedings stemming from a 2005 loan for $2.2 million, according to The Florida Times-Union.
  • Ex-CAIR Chairman Takes Seat on Jacksonville Human Rights Commission

    04/28/2010 2:14:41 PM PDT · by Islaminaction · 10 replies · 192+ views
    Logans Warning ^ | April 28Th, 2010 | Christopher Logan
    The City Council of Jacksonville, has lent a hand in the slow suicide of America. They have voted the ex-chairman of the Cancer of American Islamic Relations, onto their Human Rights Commission. Back in 2008 when Parvez Ahmed left CAIR, he said he wanted the group to be even more pro-active in promoting the civil rights of Muslims. Like they had not done enough damage already. He is also another Islamic liar, as he made the following ridiculous statement. “The values of Islam and the values of America are complimentary.” The City Council was warned, but they still voted him...
  • Jacksonville police arrest son in decapitation death of mother

    04/26/2010 11:12:12 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 14 replies · 1,403+ views
    JACKSONVILLE.COM ^ | April 26, 2010 | swampsniper
    A gruesome murder that left the body of 43-year-old Jennifer Renee-Henry Ling in her home in the 1500 block of West Sixth Street Sunday and her decapitated head in a bag a few blocks away has ended with the arrest of her 21-year-old son. But Jumar D. Henry of the 1000 block of North Liberty Street didn’t go quietly, according to Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Lt. Larry Schmitt.
  • Slain Jacksonville sailor described as loving father, dedicated Seabee

    04/19/2010 7:13:58 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 14 replies · 532+ views
    Florida Times Union ^ | 19 Apr 10 | Jim Schoettler
    Police have charged a convicted robber with fatally shooting an honored Jacksonville sailor who surprised him during a burglary Friday night near Jacksonville Naval Air Station. The victim's 3-year-old daughter escaped unharmed, a family member said. Deangelo Thomas, 30, is charged with killing David Gilbert, 40. Gilbert, the father of three young children, was found slain in his apartment at Savannah Oaks, 6017 Roosevelt Blvd. Gilbert, a chief petty officer with the Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 202, joined the Navy in 1987 and served two tours of duty in Iraq, said Gail Dickey, his aunt. Gilbert worked around the world...
  • Congress is battleground over carrier move to Mayport

    02/15/2010 12:19:48 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies · 585+ views
    Virginia Pilot ^ | 1/15/2010 | Bill Bartel
    Now that the Department of Defense has made clear its intent to move a Norfolk-based aircraft carrier to Mayport, Fla., the battle between Florida and Virginia shifts to Congress. Members of the Hampton Roads congressional delegation have pledged to fight tooth and nail to block any more money for the project. They’re taking on Florida’s congressional delegation, who outnumber the Virginians by more than two to one and are already claiming victory. Hampton Roads representatives said they are not ready to talk about what might happen if the carrier battle is lost. “We have to continue to have a united...
  • Navy willing to make trade-offs to move carrier to Florida

    02/08/2010 8:52:25 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 32 replies · 919+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/09/2009 | Roxana Tiron
    The Navy is willing to make trade-offs to pay for its strategic decision to move a nuclear aircraft carrier to Florida, according Rear Adm. Bill Burke, who ran the Navy’s portion of the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR). Burke told reporters this week that the QDR, a sweeping review of military strategy and capability, reached the same decision the Navy reached a year ago, because it makes “good sense.” It also made “good sense” at the highest levels of the Pentagon, Burke added. To pay for the move, the Navy could have to make some tough financial decisions down the line....
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    12/26/2009 7:37:59 AM PST · by Outside da Box · 15 replies · 1,246+ views
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | 12/26/2009 | Tia Mitchell
    On the surface, it might seem like Jacksonville City Councilman Clay Yarborough is a real-life Grinch. He votes "nay" more often than his 18 other council colleagues, opposing public funding for feel-good initiatives like after-school programs, affordable housing and historic preservation. Most of the time, he's the sole dissenter.
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    11/24/2009 9:04:45 PM PST · by MaxCUA · 9 replies · 963+ views
    What an amazing lady! I do not know if the title makes sense but a women waiting in line to have her copy of Going Rogue signed told Sarah Palin she drove from Tennessee: As Governor Sarah Palin signed books, a woman in line approached wearing University of Tennessee orange. “How long of a drive was that?” Palin asked. “Twelve hours,” the woman replied. Palin Said “I love you, Thank you,” the woman said, claiming her book. “Run in 2012.” Orange Park was the first of three Florida stops for Palin on Tuesday. David Hunt from The Jacksonville Times-Union reported...