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First Coast News
Local officers sling burgers at Red Robin; all proceeds go to Special Olympicsthe St. Johns Town Center. "It's just love and having fun," said Wagner. This
First Coast News / Posted 5 hours ago
the St. Johns Town Center. "It's just love and having fun," said Wagner. This is the first time the event has been held in Duval County. Wagner reached out the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and other agencies to come together for the heroic... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Sunday Notebook: Construction starts on Riverside apartment buildings, more building at Baptist Southtwo five-story edifices are being built at the end of Bishopgate Lane. On the n
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 6 hours ago
two five-story edifices are being built at the end of Bishopgate Lane. On the north side of the street, where the Duval County Medical Society once stood, will be 22 units. On the south side of the street, where the Shepherd agency once... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
City's investment in BBQ sauce doomed by lofty goalswas the subject of grand jury hearings in the 2000s. That baffles John Winkler
Stamford Advocate / Posted 17 hours ago
was the subject of grand jury hearings in the 2000s. That baffles John Winkler, president of the Concerned Taxpayers of Duval County. "One would have thought there would have been lessons learned from, for example, The Shipyards, that could... Read more
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Connecticut Post
City's investment in BBQ sauce doomed by lofty goalswas the subject of grand jury hearings in the 2000s. That baffles John Winkler
Connecticut Post / Posted 17 hours ago
was the subject of grand jury hearings in the 2000s. That baffles John Winkler, president of the Concerned Taxpayers of Duval County. "One would have thought there would have been lessons learned from, for example, The Shipyards, that could... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Garden Q&A: Is it too late to re-sod yellow patches on my lawn?whole egg-to-butterfly life cycle. It may be tough now, but it is for the best.
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 17 hours ago
whole egg-to-butterfly life cycle. It may be tough now, but it is for the best. Becky Wern is a master gardener with the Duval County Extension Service and the University of Florida/IFAS. If you have gardening questions, you can speak to a master... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
City's investment in BBQ sauce doomed by lofty goalswas the subject of grand jury hearings in the 2000s. That baffles John Winkler
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 17 hours ago
was the subject of grand jury hearings in the 2000s. That baffles John Winkler, president of the Concerned Taxpayers of Duval County. "One would have thought there would have been lessons learned from, for example, The Shipyards, that could... Read more
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First Coast News
74-old struck, killed trying to cross street in Baldwina.m. on Oct. 11. He was airlifted to a nearby hospital. On Wednesday, Oct. 18,
First Coast News / Posted 22 hours ago
a.m. on Oct. 11. He was airlifted to a nearby hospital. On Wednesday, Oct. 18, Bryant died from the injuries he sustained from the crash. JSO is still investigating. There have been 33 pedestrian fatalities in Duval County this year. © 2017 WTLV... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Jacksonville teen girls, women leaders bond in Generation WOW mentorship programIn addition, the program includes volunteer and scholarship opportunities, moti
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 23 hours ago
In addition, the program includes volunteer and scholarship opportunities, motivational speakers and clubs at six Duval County schools that focus on extracurricular activities and service projects. “What is really exciting is that it has... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Good News: Duval County Patrol celebrates 50th anniversary in FebruaryThe Duval County Patrol was formed 50 years ago, and will celebrate a reunion o
The Florida Times-Union / Posted yesterday
The Duval County Patrol was formed 50 years ago, and will celebrate a reunion on Feb. 3. Surviving members of the patrol will make a contribution of $2,500 to the Shriners Children’s Hospital, and there will also be a tribute to all the former... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Rojas guilty of attempted murder of Jacksonville police officer and sonyoung son as they sat in their car last year was found guilty Thursday of two c
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 2 days ago
young son as they sat in their car last year was found guilty Thursday of two counts of attempted murder, according to the Duval County Clerk of Courts. The jury verdict against Kevin Ryan Rojas, who was 19 when his shots hit the detective in the... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Duval misses first pass at Schools of Hope money, but districts will get second chanceto make sure the award goes to those plans that are strong.” In total, 19 dist
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 2 days ago
to make sure the award goes to those plans that are strong.” In total, 19 districts filed applications for 58 schools. Duval County Schools sought money for George Washington Carver, Arlington Heights and Gregory Drive elementary schools, and... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Don’t make Teach for America a scapegoat for larger educational issuespublic image. The first criticism mentioned was that TFA takes teaching positi
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 3 days ago
public image. The first criticism mentioned was that TFA takes teaching positions away from more experienced teachers. In Duval County alone, the school district had over 200 vacancies as of February 2017. Those vacant rooms will likely be filled... Read more
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First Coast News
Florida Food Assistance program closes in Duval Countymall was cut off at five Tuesday afternoon The event has been going on for sev
First Coast News / Posted 3 days ago
mall was cut off at five Tuesday afternoon The event has been going on for seven days with Tuesday being the final day in Duval County. Barbara Kemp, a single mother of three, says a tree fell through her Jacksonville home during Hurricane... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Jacksonville-area women’s groups join to push for reproductive health care accessfor the 2018 session, Goodhue said, is Senate Bill 444, filed by Sen. Aaron Bea
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 4 days ago
for the 2018 session, Goodhue said, is Senate Bill 444, filed by Sen. Aaron Bean, who represents Nassau County and part of Duval County. Bean’s bill, “Pregnancy Support Services,” would require the Department of Health to “contract with a... Read more
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First Coast News
Sports merchandiser Fanatics hiring 2,000 seasonal workers in Jacksonvillecompany stepped up and provided support to those in need. Fanatics then realiz
First Coast News / Posted 4 days ago
company stepped up and provided support to those in need. Fanatics then realized an opportunity to help the citizens of Duval County, while hiring some much needed help for the rapidly approaching holiday season. “When we heard about the FEMA... Read more
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First Coast News
Storm debris clean up generates complaints even though Mayor Curry says progress is being mademayor said FEMA contractors have removed 900-thousand cubic yards of debris in
First Coast News / Posted 4 days ago
mayor said FEMA contractors have removed 900-thousand cubic yards of debris in 22 days; they've covered 2900 road miles in Duval County with one thousand more to go. "The message to our citizens is thank you for your patience," Curry said, "the... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
End discrimination in bail bond systemarticle concerned one of the organizational objectives — to address and attempt
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 4 days ago
article concerned one of the organizational objectives — to address and attempt to ameliorate problems associated with Duval County’s bail bond schedule. We have spent many months analyzing thousands of pages of public records that we have... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Progress coming, but not fast, on reopening Duval County oyster bedsout. Gosh, that’s a long time,” Waterways commissioner Ray Pringle told Fleiger
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 5 days ago
out. Gosh, that’s a long time,” Waterways commissioner Ray Pringle told Fleiger. “I know there are a lot of people here in Duval County that are interested in eating oysters, especially [oysters] from Duval County. It’s something that I think is... Read more
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First Coast News
Up in smoke: How lofty goals and spotty oversight doomed city's investment in Jerome Brown BBQ Saucewas the subject of grand jury hearings in the 2000s. That baffles John Winkler
First Coast News / Posted 5 days ago
was the subject of grand jury hearings in the 2000s. That baffles John Winkler, president of the Concerned Taxpayers of Duval County. “One would have thought there would have been lessons learned from, for example, The Shipyards, that could... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Up in smoke: How lofty goals and spotty oversight doomed city’s investment in Jerome Brown BBQ Sauce venturewas the subject of grand jury hearings in the 2000s. That baffles John Winkler
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 7 days ago
was the subject of grand jury hearings in the 2000s. That baffles John Winkler, president of the Concerned Taxpayers of Duval County. “One would have thought there would have been lessons learned from, for example, The Shipyards, that could... Read more
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First Coast News
Sen. Bill Nelson tells CDC 'Zika outbreak isn't over'this year." Unfortunately, Zika isn't the only mosquitoe-borne virus threateni
First Coast News / Posted 7 days ago
this year." Unfortunately, Zika isn't the only mosquitoe-borne virus threatening Floridians. On Sept. 29, the FDOH in Duval County issued an advisory warning citizens of an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity after one case of Eastern... Read more
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First Coast News
Florida State FOP backs Jack Latvala for governorof solidarity and support for gubernatorial candidate Jack Latvala, the Florida
First Coast News / Posted 7 days ago
of solidarity and support for gubernatorial candidate Jack Latvala, the Florida State Fraternal Order of Police gathered in Duval County this weekend to officially endorse him for the position of governor. It was circulated on Friday that the... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Garden Q&A: Is Spanish moss hurting my trees?in the fresh air. For more information, go to: edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vh021. Karl Z
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 7 days ago
in the fresh air. For more information, go to: edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vh021. Karl Zedell Sr. is a master gardener with the Duval County Extension Service and the University of Florida/IFAS. If you have gardening questions, you can speak to a master... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Arrest made after 2 shot outside Jacksonville Beach homeless facilitytwo counts of attempted murder and one of carrying a concealed weapon and remai
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 8 days ago
two counts of attempted murder and one of carrying a concealed weapon and remains behind bars without bail, according to Duval County jail records. The shooting occurred about 10:50 a.m. on the patio of the homeless facility. The two victims... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Good News: Local student wins international honor for film(Homeless Students Empowered through Leadership, Partnership & Service). The fo
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 8 days ago
(Homeless Students Empowered through Leadership, Partnership & Service). The foundation’s teens presented a check to the Duval County Public Schools at the October School Board meeting. Funds will benefit the 2,700 homeless students in their... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
United Way reports on working poor in Northeast Florida: ‘Surviving … not living’the local United Way’s director of community impact, studied the 2017 ALICE rep
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 8 days ago
the local United Way’s director of community impact, studied the 2017 ALICE report they were particularly stunned by one Duval County statistic. Almost 32,000 Duval households were headed by a single mother. By comparison, 6,046 households were... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Call Box: Cancer center opening in summermusic by Victor Herbert, was performed there. In 1930, hundreds cheered W.B. C
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 8 days ago
music by Victor Herbert, was performed there. In 1930, hundreds cheered W.B. Cahoon’s first annual report as sheriff of Duval County. “They came to praise him,” the Journal said of the crowd that packed the Temple. During and after World War... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Florida cheerleading battle goes viral after derogatory chanthas since issued an apology to the Ribault cheerleading squad and said the Lee
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 9 days ago
has since issued an apology to the Ribault cheerleading squad and said the Lee girls faced discipline, WJXT reported. Duval County Public Schools told WJXT it is investigating the video. >> Shocking video surfaces of cheerleaders being forced... Read more
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First Coast News
UNF Poll: Over half of Duval County voters opppose removing Confederate statutesJACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A new political poll based on registered voters in Duval C
First Coast News / Posted 9 days ago
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A new political poll based on registered voters in Duval County finds high approval ratings for both Mayor Lenny Curry and Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams, while over half of voters oppose removing Confederate statues or... Read more
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First Coast News
Hundreds camp overnight for day 2 of diaster assistance programin since before 10 o'clock last night. SNAP disaster assistance line at Regency
First Coast News / Posted 9 days ago
in since before 10 o'clock last night. SNAP disaster assistance line at Regency #GMJpic.twitter.com/KtSAhY4IxT Nassau and Duval County residents will be able to sign up for SNAP benefits on Thursday, Wednesday was only for people whose names begin... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
On Confederate monuments, Jacksonville is a city dividedissue divides residents sharply along partisan and racial lines, according to a
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 9 days ago
issue divides residents sharply along partisan and racial lines, according to a University of North Florida survey of 509 Duval County registered voters. White voters overwhelmingly oppose moving them — 54 percent “strongly oppose” it — while 47... Read more
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First Coast News
On Confederate monuments, Jacksonville is a city dividedissue divides residents sharply along partisan and racial lines, according to a
First Coast News / Posted 9 days ago
issue divides residents sharply along partisan and racial lines, according to a University of North Florida survey of 509 Duval County registered voters. White voters overwhelmingly oppose moving them — 54 percent “strongly oppose” it — while 47... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Criminal record? Horrible work history? Florida juvenile justice will still hire youaway to his office. Battered with a flashlight: Caught on video Akillious, wh
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 9 days ago
away to his office. Battered with a flashlight: Caught on video Akillious, who spoke to the Herald by phone from the Duval County Jail, said he asked Williams for a glass of water, and the guard inexplicably erupted. He said the attack split... Read more
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NFL.com
We're here to help the Jags name their saucy defense-- Solid name, nice reminder that we done did Bin Laden. USA. 6. Duval Doom --
NFL.com / Posted 10 days ago
-- Solid name, nice reminder that we done did Bin Laden. USA. 6. Duval Doom -- I had no idea that Jacksonville was part of Duval County until now and I'm sure I'm not alone. 7. Lord Ramsey and the Night's Watch -- So you're going to connect your... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Information on Irma’s river impact coming in, but full picture still lacking– picture a foot of water on top of 6.7 million football fields – onto the 18-a
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 10 days ago
– picture a foot of water on top of 6.7 million football fields – onto the 18-a county area that drains into the St. Johns. Duval County had 13.1 inches of rain, and Clay County had 13.5 inches from the hurricane. Tests showed oxygen levels dropped... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
UNF Survey: Most Jaguars fans shrug off national anthem protestsmonth may have just been hot air after all, according to a University of North
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 11 days ago
month may have just been hot air after all, according to a University of North Florida survey of 509 registered voters in Duval County. Most voters say the hoopla hasn’t effected their likelihood to watch or attend a game, and team owner Shad... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Nassau County man on state’s latest list of Irma-related deathshead, Leeper said. Taken to Baptist Medical Center Nassau with critical injurie
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 12 days ago
head, Leeper said. Taken to Baptist Medical Center Nassau with critical injuries, he died the next day. As for the five Duval County deaths already listed by the state as Irma-related, a police report now sheds light on a fourth one. The... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Tuesday Editorial: Write-in loophole needs to be closed in state Constitutionparents can raise money for extras. They can exert pressure on district leaders
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 12 days ago
parents can raise money for extras. They can exert pressure on district leadership when a principal is underperforming. In Duval County, parents have the ability to move their children to magnet schools or charter schools. More transportation... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Data shows the bail bond system is workingsame day or within days through various forms of bail — especially those with m
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 12 days ago
same day or within days through various forms of bail — especially those with minor crimes. On Oct. 4, I researched the Duval County jail roster for defendants admitted on Sept. 26. The full Duval County jail roster for defendants for that day... Read more
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First Coast News
Storms wipe out sea turtle nestsseason had not hatched before Irma hit. Of those 15, they suspect 13 are gone.
First Coast News / Posted 12 days ago
season had not hatched before Irma hit. Of those 15, they suspect 13 are gone. It was a similar situation just south of Duval County on the coastline of the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Reserve. “The turtles usually nest in the... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Jaguars’ next step: Establishing a home-field advantagean NFL-worst .286 winning percentage. Take away the three London wins and the J
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 12 days ago
an NFL-worst .286 winning percentage. Take away the three London wins and the Jaguars have lost 30 of their last 39 in Duval County. At the top of the table are Seattle (36-6 – .857), Denver (36-7 – .837), New England (35-8 – .814) and Green... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Jacksonville Mayor Curry’s Kids Hope Alliance moves towards council voteare not policemen.” Another sticking point for critics is that the mayor’s bil
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 13 days ago
are not policemen.” Another sticking point for critics is that the mayor’s bill does not require a board member to live in Duval County, only to have a significant business or philanthropic interest in the community. Dennis asked if there is a... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Curry’s Kids Hope Alliance moves towards council voteare not policemen.” Another sticking point for critics is that the mayor’s bil
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 13 days ago
are not policemen.” Another sticking point for critics is that the mayor’s bill does not require a board member to live in Duval County, only to have a significant business or philanthropic interest in the community. Dennis asked if there is a... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Mark Woods: I’m not a scientist but … is it OK for us to talk to some now?how much the water rises in a 100-year storm. Dredging the St. Johns River. On
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 14 days ago
how much the water rises in a 100-year storm. Dredging the St. Johns River. Once upon a time, the river running through Duval County was so shallow that it could be crossed by cows in what is now downtown Jacksonville. In the last 100 years,... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Sunday Notebook: 925-home development off Philips Highway getting closer, ground-breaking near on downtown apartment buildingwith prices starting in the low $300s. The first model homes are expected early
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 14 days ago
with prices starting in the low $300s. The first model homes are expected early next year. The neighborhood is fully in Duval County off Valley Ridge Boulevard. Crowley Maritime has sold its headquarters building at 9487 Regency Square Blvd. to... Read more
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First Coast News
Wanted suspect, armed and dangerousfor help in locating a suspect who is wanted for aggravated assault with a dead
First Coast News / Posted 14 days ago
for help in locating a suspect who is wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and is believed to be in the Duval County area. Lewis Clyde Jackson, 30, is considered armed and dangerous by JSO. The suspect is wanted for aggravated... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Adding color to your fall landscapelettuces. Fall is the best season to garden and enjoy wildlife so take advanta
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 14 days ago
lettuces. Fall is the best season to garden and enjoy wildlife so take advantage of the great weather during October. Terry Brite DelValle is a horticulture extension agent with the Duval County Extension Service and the University of Florida/I... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Garden Q&A: Who is responsible for downed tree?the many varieties of this winter stunner. For more: edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep002.
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 14 days ago
the many varieties of this winter stunner. For more: edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep002. Connie Timpson is a master gardener with the Duval County Extension Service and the University of Florida/IFAS. If you have gardening questions, you can speak to a master... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Saturday’s Letters: Readers sound off on guns, testing in schools and a history essay competition.aren’t required to give standardized tests is ridiculous. They need to be held
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 15 days ago
aren’t required to give standardized tests is ridiculous. They need to be held accountable, too. The sad fact is that Duval County schools are not educating well enough to allow a higher percentage of high school students to get a real diploma... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Weeks after Irma, Florida is still counting the deadon all the information we have at the time, a decision will be made whether we
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 15 days ago
on all the information we have at the time, a decision will be made whether we think they are due to the hurricane.” In Duval County, the deaths of five people are listed by the state as Irma-related. They are Carl Tevorah, Martin Woods Sr.,... Read more
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