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  • Suspected Walmart robber tries to carjack two different cars, both drivers pull out guns

    06/13/2018 2:57:24 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 39 replies
    WSVN ^ | June 12, 2018 | Johari Canty
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WSVN) — Police say a man who tried to carjack two people was thwarted after the victims both pulled out guns to protect themselves. According to Fox 30, Jacksonville police officers arrested 36-year-old Christopher Raymond Hill, charging him with strong-arm robbery, carjacking with firearm or deadly weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and trespassing. Detectives said the incident began when Hill robbed a Walmart liquor store, and attempted to flee in a silver Ford SUV. However, witnesses said the vehicle would not start, so he first tried to carjack Scott Reardean at knifepoint, cutting him on his...
  • Florida dad outraged by sexually explicit question on teen's homework assignment

    04/27/2018 4:09:37 PM PDT · by DFG · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/27/2018 | Jennifer Earl
    Omar Austin had to do a double take when he spotted a sexually explicit question on his teenage daughter's homework assignment this week. "This needs to be seen. [What the hell] is going on in our schools???" the Florida father asked as he read the question aloud in a video posted to Facebook on Wednesday. The mulitple choice question reportedly read, "Ursula was devastated when her boyfriend broke up with her after having sex. To get revenge, she had sex with his best friend the next day. Ursula had a beautiful baby girl nine months later. Ursula has type O...
  • Jacksonville city inspector suspended after citing business owner for flying military flags

    04/18/2018 7:31:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/18/2018 | Rick Moran
    An inspector for the city of Jacksonville, Florida has been suspended for her behavior after citing the owner of Jaguar Power Sports for flying military flags on a rooftop display. The flags were apparently in violation of code. But it was the behavior of the inspector, Melinda Power, that got her in hot water with the mayor's office and led to her suspension. A customer, a wounded warrior, overheard her citing the owner and objected. Her response was that he “did nothing for this country.”
  • In minutes, Florida jury convicts man, 61, of abduction, rape, murder of 8-year-old girl

    02/14/2018 10:32:25 PM PST · by Perseverando · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 14, 2018 | Frank Miles
    On Wednesday, Feb.14, 2018, it took less than 15 minutes for a jury to convict Donald Smith (right) of abducting, raping and murdering 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle in Jacksonville, Fla. A Florida jury Wednesday convicted a 61-year-old man of abducting, raping and murdering an 8-year-old girl in less than 15 minutes, delivering unanimous guilty verdicts. The Jacksonville courtroom had just gone into recess after the judge read instructions to the jurors when everyone quickly returned with a decision. Donald Smith, wearing a shirt and plaid tie, watched without expression as the jury foreman quickly read through the verdicts. The white-haired...
  • Jaguars send message by taking a knee

    01/21/2018 3:17:40 PM PST · by gunsequalfreedom · 83 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/24/2017 | EMILY ZANOTTI
    Demonstrations took a weird turn early Sunday, when the Jacksonville Jaguars playing an NFL "exchange" game in the U.K. took a knee in protest during the Star Spangled Banner. They then stood for God Save the Queen. Both teams owners tweeted support for protesting players, explaining that they were behind their athletes "100%."
  • Amber Alert: Search for 3-year-old Mariah Woods enters day 4

    11/30/2017 5:23:30 AM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    WLOS ^ | Nov. 30, 2017 | Kristy Steward
    Onslow County, N.C. (WLOS) — Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller is asking local residents who want to help in the search for a missing 3-year-old girl to check their own property. A statewide Amber Alert was issued for Mariah Woods after she was reported missing from her home outside of Jacksonville early Monday morning. Sheriff Miller said in a press conference Wednesday that property owners should look around their homes for any clues that might help find Mariah Woods. The FBI joined the search Tuesday. Mariah's biological father is questioning the reporting kidnapping, saying it's hard to believe no one...
  • Tearful Corrine Brown asks court for mercy, compassion (ex FL Dem congresscritter)

    11/17/2017 10:50:05 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 46 replies
    N4JAX ^ | 16 NOV 17 | By Lynnsey Gardner - Investigative reporter , Jim Piggott - Reporter , Ashley Harding - Reporter , J
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A tearful Corrine Brown made her plea to the court Thursday afternoon, asking the judge to consider all she has done in her life and to show “mercy and compassion.” Brown, 71, was convicted in May of 18 counts of conspiracy, fraud and filing false tax returns. She said those charges run contrary to everything she's ever done in her life, and that she considers her decades of public service an honor and a privilege. Corrine Brown Headlines Corrine Brown with her attorney, James-Smith Corrine Brown's attorney: People 'deserve second chances' After tears, tough questions, Corrine Brown...
  • Mother sues U.S. Navy after sailor killed infants in her arms

    11/16/2017 1:15:06 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 19 replies
    ActionNewsJax.com via WPXI ^ | November 16, 2017 | Paige Kelton
    ACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Jacksonville mother whose twins were shot and killed as she held them is now suing the U.S. government. She says the government could have stopped the shooting that claimed the infants' lives. Megan Hiatt says the U.S. Navy knew her ex-boyfriend Gawain Wilson was agitated and made threats when he left his shift at Naval Station Mayport Nov. 5, 2015. Hiatt's father Travis was helping her move out Wilson's home when Wilson came back from work early. Wilson shot and killed Travis as he tried to protect his daughter. He then forced the Hiatt, who was...
  • Body of missing 3-year-old Florida boy found in water storage tank

    10/23/2017 11:46:33 AM PDT · by topher · 10 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 23-Oct-2017 | FoxNews
    The body of a 3-year-old Florida boy who vanished Sunday was found in an underground water storage tank, police said. The boy, Amari Edward Harley, was reported missing after being last spotted at a family gathering at Bruce Park in Jacksonville. The sheriff's office launched a wide search with more than 50 officers Sunday. #FINDAMARI - We are heartbroken to release that the deceased body of Amari Harley has been located. Further info will be forthcoming. pic.twitter.com/fHFWHAjcFt — Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) October 23, 2017
  • Jaguars apologize to local military for anthem demonstration

    10/17/2017 1:15:50 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    MSN News ^ | 10/17/2017 | MARK LONG
    The Jacksonville Jaguars have apologized to military leaders for demonstrating during the national anthem in London last month. Jaguars President Mark Lamping sent a letter to the director of military affairs and veterans in Jacksonville saying the team was ''remiss in not fully comprehending the effect of the national anthem demonstration on foreign soil has had on the men and women who have or continue to serve out country.'' The letter was forwarded to Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry on Monday and available via his public email.
  • Dave Hlubek, founding member of Jacksonville band Molly Hatchet, dead at 66

    09/06/2017 11:50:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    jacksonville.com ^ | September 3, 2017 08:59 pm | Staff
    Molly Hatchet founding member Dave Hlubek is shown in a 2010 file photo. (The Times-Union/Jacksonville.com) ======================================================================= Dave Hlubek, a founding member of Jacksonville-based rock band Molly Hatchet, has died. The band announced the news via its Facebook page: “It is with great sorrow to announce the passing of our beloved friend and band member Dave Hlubek. Dave was one of the founding lead guitarists of Molly Hatchet. Amongst his many contributions to southern rock is “Flirtin’ with Disaster.” Our condolences and our prayers go out to his family during this time of loss. He will be missed but never forgotten,...
  • Six Police Officers Shot in Kissimmee, Jacksonville, Florida & Pennsylvania

    08/19/2017 12:05:05 PM PDT · by boycott · 20 replies
    heavy.com ^ | 8-19-17
    In the span of less than two hours, six American police officers were shot in separate incidents in three different cities in Florida and Pennsylvania. Two officers were shot in each of the three locations in incidents that started between 9 p.m. and 10:50 p.m. on the east coast.
  • Woman claims I-95 construction damaged her home

    05/11/2017 10:14:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    News 4 JAX ^ | May 6, 2017 | Destiny McKeiver
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A woman claims the ongoing construction along Interstate 95 in St. Nicholas is ruining her home. Christine Parker, who lives on Southampton Road within walking distance of the project, said heavy pounding, earth moving and other construction that's been going on for four years has caused her floors, walls and ceilings to crack. "My house is falling apart," Parker said. "The construction they've been doing (with) all the heavy pounding has ruined my home." The damage is so severe -- she claims the home built in 1922 has shifted two inches in the last three years --...
  • Democrat Rep. Corrine Brown Found GUILTY: 18 Counts of Fraud, Conspiracy and Obstruction

    05/11/2017 1:06:23 PM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 11, 2017 | Sundance
    Former U.S. Democrat Representative Corrine Brown was found guilty on 18 of 22 charges for fraud and tax evasion during trial verdict Thursday in federal court in Jacksonville. Brown was found guilty of taking tens-of-thousands of dollars from her One Door for Education Foundation, a charity for poor and impoverished children, and putting the money into her personal accounts for use in maintaining an indulgent lifestyle. She was also found guilty of conspiring within the scheme to defraud donors to the foundation, and guilty of attempts to impede/obstruct the investigation.
  • How Can You Compare America to East Germany?

    02/22/2017 2:00:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 22, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, last night on Fox, the Fox News Channel, there was a town hall on Trump’s immigration ideas and so forth and stuff in Jacksonville, Florida. And the first sound bite we have was obviously Florida residents, or we think it was Florida residents. I mean, the way the Democrats pack these things, you don’t know. But Fox says it’s a group of Florida residents about Trump’s immigration policy. And one resident, Hatiche Iaconangelo was the guest or was one of the attendees. And so the question was asked, “So what do you think about what you’re hearing here...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Republican congressman John Rutherford collapses.....

    01/11/2017 5:32:54 PM PST · by Brandonmark · 78 replies
    Mailonline ^ | 1/11/17 | DailyMail.com
    BREAKING NEWS: Republican congressman John Rutherford collapses after suffering a 'massive heart attack' during House vote Republican congressman John Rutherford has collapsed during a vote in the House. The newly sworn-in representative from Florida suffered a 'medical emergency' during a vote on Wednesday, reports suggest His condition is not known. According to The Hill, he was receiving oxygen through a mask when he was wheeled to an ambulance. Rutherford is a former sheriff from Jacksonville, Florida. He was elected to Congress in November, succeeding Republican Ander Crenshaw, who retired after eight terms. More to follow.
  • Ship wrecked off Florida might have changed history (Jean Ribault's Fleet)

    12/14/2016 6:27:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 04:41 EST, 14 December 2016 | Staff
    Treasure hunters have apparently found the 500-year-old remains of a naval expedition led by a colonizer who could have changed Florida's history, making it French-speaking at least for a while. The big question is if the shipwreck is that of "La Trinite," the 32-gun flagship of a fleet led by Jean Ribault, a French navigator who tried to establish a Protestant colony in the southeast US under orders from King Charles IX. They probably are, say authorities in Florida, the French government and independent archeologists. And if they in fact are, this is an unparalleled find, said John de Bry,...
  • Two sections of First Coast Expressway construction behind schedule

    12/07/2016 11:00:21 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | December 6, 2016 | Teresa Stepzinski
    Construction of two of the three sections of the multi-lane First Coast Expressway running through Clay County and neighboring Northeast Florida communities is behind schedule, according to Florida Department of Transportation officials, who cited a variety of factors for the delays. The expressway is a limited access toll facility is touted by elected officials and economic development authorities in Clay as being a gateway to new residential and commercial economic growth, which translates into an increased tax base. When completed, the expressway will span 46.5 miles. It be a connecting road outside of the existing Interstate 295 Loop between Interstate...
  • LIVE: 3 Trump Rallies 11/03/2016 Jacksonville, FL 12PM, Concord, NC 4PM, Selma, NC 7PM ET.

    11/03/2016 2:30:46 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 710 replies
    Thursday, November 3, 2016: Donald J. Trump will hold a rally at the Jacksonville, FL Equestrian Center at 12:00 PM ET. Jacksonville Equestrian Center Thursday, November 3, 2016: Donald J. Trump will hold a rally at the Cabarrus Arena in Concord, NC at 4:00 PM ET Cabarrus Arena Thursday, November 3, 2016: Donald J. Trump will hold a rally at The Farm in Selma, NC at 7:00 PM ET The Farm Stage
  • 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...