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WJXT Jacksonville
Police mum after body found on jailed man's propertyPolice are back at a home on Bowden Circle East where human remains were found
Police mum after body found on jailed man's property
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted yesterday
Police are back at a home on Bowden Circle East where human remains were found on Thursday. The homeowner, Russell Tillis, has been in jail since his latest arrest in May 2015. Jacksonville Sheriff's Office homicide detectives and crime scene... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Jacksonville City Council calls off plan for voter referendum to increase term limitsAn effort to let voters decide whether to increase term limits for local offici
Jacksonville City Council calls off plan for voter referendum to increase term limits
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 3 days ago
An effort to let voters decide whether to increase term limits for local officials was indefinitely put on hold Tuesday by the Jacksonville City Council. The council also re-voted on and unanimously approved a decision it made months ago that was... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Term limit increase set for vote Tuesday before Jacksonville City CouncilLocal voters could revisit a decision they made 25 years ago to limit city offi
Term limit increase set for vote Tuesday before Jacksonville City Council
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 4 days ago
Local voters could revisit a decision they made 25 years ago to limit city officials’ time in office under a proposal set for a vote Tuesday by the Jacksonville City Council. Under the plan, a referendum would be held to increase term limits for the... Read more
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The Jacksonville Daily News
CANDIDATE: Robert H. 'Bob' Warden, Jr.Robert H. "Bob" Warden, Jr.Office you are seeking: Onslow County CommissionAddr
CANDIDATE: Robert H. 'Bob' Warden, Jr.
The Jacksonville Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
Robert H. "Bob" Warden, Jr.Office you are seeking: Onslow County CommissionAddress: 1006 Clyde, Dr., JacksonvilleDate of birth: 4/25/52City/county of birth: OnslowHow voters can contact you: 910-546-1893 or 910-346-5377Occupation: Vice president, Pro... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
District's plans on line in voteVoters in the new Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District will decide on a 7
District's plans on line in vote
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
Voters in the new Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District will decide on a 7.6-mill property-tax increase for school construction and expansion at a special election Tuesday. If approved, the money generated by the tax increase will go toward an... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Pro and con on proposed HRO billCON: 150 PASTORS ARE OPPOSED Note to readers: The following is a statement fro
Pro and con on proposed HRO bill
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 7 days ago
CON: 150 PASTORS ARE OPPOSED Note to readers: The following is a statement from the Florida Family Policy Council. Tallahassee — The Florida Family Policy Council, led by John Stemberger, announced a coalition of pastors organizing to oppose the... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
5 City Council members subpeoned over lawsuitJACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Five Jacksonville City Council members were served subpoen
5 City Council members subpeoned over lawsuit
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 7 days ago
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Five Jacksonville City Council members were served subpoenas Friday concerning a lawsuit over texting during council meetings. In September, the council was threatened with a lawsuit by Concerned Taxpayers of Duval County, which... Read more
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First Coast News
Motion to kill Jacksonville Human Rights Ordinance bills failsJACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville City Council debate over whether an expansio
Motion to kill Jacksonville Human Rights Ordinance bills fails
First Coast News / Posted 8 days ago
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville City Council debate over whether an expansion of the city's Human Rights Ordinance is necessary will continue -- at least, for now. At a committee hearing Thursday, the council rejected a motion to withdraw two... Read more
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First Coast News
Human Rights Ordiance up for more discussion; first of three hearingsJACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville City Council is tackling two pieces of l
Human Rights Ordiance up for more discussion; first of three hearings
First Coast News / Posted 9 days ago
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville City Council is tackling two pieces of legislation on how to proceed with the proposed expansion of the city's Human Rights Ordinance. Since 2012, the council has wrestled whether to afford additional... Read more
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The St. Augustine Record
National group heaps praise on St. Augustine activistSt. Augustine environmental activist Hunter Miller was presented a national awa
National group heaps praise on St. Augustine activist
The St. Augustine Record / Posted 9 days ago
St. Augustine environmental activist Hunter Miller was presented a national award in Washington, D.C., last week for his leadership in the fight against proposed oil drilling and seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean. Oceana, the world’s largest... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
1 slain, 2 wounded in separate Jacksonville shootings during weekendA taxi cab driver died after being shot in the Panama Park neighborhood, while
1 slain, 2 wounded in separate Jacksonville shootings during weekend
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 13 days ago
A taxi cab driver died after being shot in the Panama Park neighborhood, while in an apparently unrelated case two people suffered multiple gunshot wounds a short time later, as violence continued in Jacksonville following the slaying of 22-month-old... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
VIOLENCE MUST END: Shooting death of innocent child sparks community responseAt 6:10 p.m. Friday January 29, 2016 the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office was disp
VIOLENCE MUST END: Shooting death of innocent child sparks community response
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 13 days ago
At 6:10 p.m. Friday January 29, 2016 the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the reports of shots fired in the 700 block of Spearing street. Upon arrival at the scene officers found a vehicle hit by multiple rounds of gunfire. Inside the... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Jaguars say they've 'turned the corner' at State of the Franchise meetingJaguars owner Shad Khan continues to act and plan big even though his franchise
Jaguars say they've 'turned the corner' at State of the Franchise meeting
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 14 days ago
Jaguars owner Shad Khan continues to act and plan big even though his franchise resides in the National Football League’s third-smallest market. The latest chapter was unveiled Friday with impressive renderings of the recently-underway stadium... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Inspecting the sausage midway through the legislative sessionAs always, the legislative doings in Tallahassee last week were interesting. T
Inspecting the sausage midway through the legislative session
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 14 days ago
As always, the legislative doings in Tallahassee last week were interesting. The Senate Judiciary Committee took up Sen. Aaron Bean’s “Pastor Protection Act.” The basic thrust of the bill, which the committee approved 7-3, is to protect members of... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Asian-American community deserves a seat at table of city governmentAsian-Americans represent 5 percent of the Jacksonville population — a small ye
Asian-American community deserves a seat at table of city government
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 15 days ago
Asian-Americans represent 5 percent of the Jacksonville population — a small yet powerful and untapped pool of talent for the city government. According to the Pew Research Center, Asian-Americans have the highest incomes and education levels among... Read more
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First Coast News
Debate over if public or city council should decide HRO amendment continuesJACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A final decision is months away, but the debate over Jack
Debate over if public or city council should decide HRO amendment continues
First Coast News / Posted 17 days ago
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A final decision is months away, but the debate over Jacksonville's Human Rights Ordinance amendment is ongoing. That was the case at a Jacksonville City Council meeting Tuesday night. "We need to listen to the heart of this... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Public debate over LGBT protections persists at council meeting as Jax Chamber shows support for measureThe JAX Chamber Board of Directors urged the Jacksonville City Council to pass
Public debate over LGBT protections persists at council meeting as Jax Chamber shows support for measure
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 17 days ago
The JAX Chamber Board of Directors urged the Jacksonville City Council to pass a “fully-inclusive” anti-discrimination law that would add protections for gay, lesbian and transgender people. Passing a fully-inclusive anti-discrimination law would... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Jacksonville council nixes developer's bid to have swath of land declared blightedThe Jacksonville City Council on Tuesday spiked a request from a Miami-based de
Jacksonville council nixes developer's bid to have swath of land declared blighted
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 17 days ago
The Jacksonville City Council on Tuesday spiked a request from a Miami-based development firm to include its large swath of forest, swamp and cow pasture in a program designed to revive struggling urban areas, which could have allowed it to receive... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
We should defer to the police on gun bills in LegislatureThe legislators of the Gunshine State are at it again, now taking aim at people
We should defer to the police on gun bills in Legislature
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 23 days ago
The legislators of the Gunshine State are at it again, now taking aim at people in public meetings and on schoolyards. They’re ignoring the wisdom of police agencies that know the most about the subject. The newest legislation follows two other... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
What expert makes of self-professed sex molesterJACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Roy Bay set off a firestorm last Tuesday night when spoke
What expert makes of self-professed sex molester
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 23 days ago
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Roy Bay set off a firestorm last Tuesday night when spoke to Jacksonville City Council about including protections for sexual orientation in the city's human right's ordinance. One week later he spoke at length with News4Jax... Read more
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Jacksonville Daily Record
BMW matches specs of Project XWednesday, January 20, 11:42 AM EST Project X is described as a 450,000-square
BMW matches specs of Project X
Jacksonville Daily Record / Posted 24 days ago
Wednesday, January 20, 11:42 AM EST Project X is described as a 450,000-square-foot distribution center, expanding to 600,000 square feet. It was courted by Hillwood Investment Properties for the AllianceFlorida at Cecil Commerce Center industrial... Read more
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CBS 19 Tyler
Jacksonville bans texting and drivingJACKSONVILLE (KYTX) - There is now a city in East Texas -- where you can get a
Jacksonville bans texting and driving
CBS 19 Tyler / Posted 28 days ago
JACKSONVILLE (KYTX) - There is now a city in East Texas -- where you can get a ticket -- for doing something that is legal in most other parts of the state. The Jacksonville city council recently approved an ordinance that will ban texting and... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Self-proclaimed child molester attends church guarded by securityA Florida pastor faced his congregation Wednesday for the first time since a me
Self-proclaimed child molester attends church guarded by security
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 29 days ago
A Florida pastor faced his congregation Wednesday for the first time since a member and former employee of his church made a disturbing confession at a Jacksonville City Council meeting Tuesday night. While speaking out against an expansion of... Read more
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The Longview News-Journal
Jacksonville among first in East Texas to ban texting while drivingJacksonville has become one of the first cities in East Texas to ban texting wh
Jacksonville among first in East Texas to ban texting while driving
The Longview News-Journal / Posted 29 days ago
Jacksonville has become one of the first cities in East Texas to ban texting while driving, the Tyler Morning Telegraph reported. On Tuesday, the Jacksonville City Council unanimously voted to establish a law banning texting and driving with fines... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Bill to end local rules for Uber, Lyft moves to floorTALLAHASSEE | A proposal that would prevent local governments from regulating p
Bill to end local rules for Uber, Lyft moves to floor
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 30 days ago
TALLAHASSEE | A proposal that would prevent local governments from regulating popular app-based transportation services such as Uber and Lyft continues to roll through the Florida House. The House Economic Affairs Committee voted 13-2 on Wednesday... Read more
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