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5 min ago | The Florida Times-Union

Retirement benefits come early, often for police, firefighters in...

Randy Wyse , president of the Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters, and Larry Osborne , IAFF 12th district vice president, listen to Derrel Chatmon, chief deputy general counsel, during pension benefits discussions.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Retirement

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Tallahassee Democrat

Unemployment rate in Florida ticks up slightly

Florida's unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 6.3 percent in March, with the ranks of the unemployed increasing by 17,000 to 606,000.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Palm Beach County, FL, Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist

The Florida Times-Union

Jobless rate up slightly on First Coast and in Florida, as more enter the workforce

Rising gas prices are already affecting the First Coast economy, University of North Florida economist Paul Mason said this week.

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Related Topix: Florida, University of North Florida

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Florida Times-Union

Uneven discipline: Even kindergartners, many of them African-American, get suspended

Kenton Morris, 6, runs to his mother after getting off the bus April 7, his first day back at school after a suspension.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Preschoolers

The Florida Times-Union

Retirement benefits come early, often for police, firefighters

A Jacksonville police officer, for instance, can reap $3 million in pension payments for himself and his surviving spouse over a 40-year period - a payout that's driven by annual 3 percent cost-of-living adjustments that keep pension checks growing.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Retirement

FirstCoastNews

Community reacts to 15 year-old charged with murder

A teenager charged with a March murder hit a nerve in Jacksonville. Andrew Parham on Monday will turn 16 years old in a Duval County jail cell.

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The Florida Times-Union

Beaches Police Briefs: Man with two wallets arrested on multiple car burglary charges

A Magnolia Street resident called police on April 11 around 8 a.m. after she found a cell phone, debit card, credit card, insurance card and gift cards scattered near the garbage cans in front of her house.

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Related Topix: Atlantic Beach, FL, Marijuana

CBS 47

Local push to get more African American male elem. teachers

First Alert Weather Alert: Flood Warning expires at 9:30 AM on 4/24, issued at 9:30 AM Brunswick, GA First Alert Weather Alert: Flood Warning expires at 10:03 PM on 4/23, issued at 10:03 PM Fort White, FL Action News obtained a report showing 67-percent of Duval County students who end up in residential facilities for delinquency are black males.

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Related Topix: African-American, Fort White, FL, Edward Waters College

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Florida Times-Union

On Black Hammock Island, fence-height zoning fuss feeds talk of special ordinance

Horses graze April 16, 2014 in pastureland along Swapit Road on Black Hammock Island.

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Related Topix: Jacksonville, FL, Home Gardening, Home

Business Journal

Half-built Berkman 2 condo tower in Downtown Jacksonville going up for public auction

Berkman Plaza II, the half-built shell of a condominium tower on Downtown Jacksonville's riverfront, could be sold at public auction at the end of the month.

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Related Topix: Jacksonville, FL, Downtown (Jacksonville, FL)

The Florida Times-Union

St. Johns man charged in Best Buy attack on 9-year-old ordered to mental hospital

James Patrick Tadros has spent eight months in the Duval County jail, accused of attacking a 9-year-old girl in a Jacksonville Best Buy bathroom.

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Related Topix: Chattahoochee, FL

News 4 Jax

Rape suspect makes outbursts in court

One of three men facing kidnapping and sexual battery charges in the 2009 gang rape of a Riverside woman began screaming during a hearing Thursday.

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News 4 Jax

More hen-raising permits to be given out

More people in Duval County will be getting permits Thursday that will allow them to raise hens in their backyard.

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Related Topix: Jacksonville, FL

Wed Apr 16, 2014

WTLV

Suspending high stakes tests in Florida schools

Suspending high stakes tests in Florida schools on firstcoastnews.com: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/education/2014/04/16/fcat-vitti-commom-core-standards/7801813/ JACKSONVILLE, Fla.

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CBS 47

Lawmaker aims to find and arrest sexual absconders

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. -- According to the FDLE website, the state of Florida has 737 sexual offenders who are not living at their last registered address.

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Related Topix: Fernandina Beach, FL

Business Journal

Exclusive: Manufacturer buys West Jacksonville warehouse

USNR paid $2.75 million for 6630 Broadway Ave., a 160,000-square-foot warehouse on the city's Westside, said Tyler Newman , associate director of the industrial group with Cushman & Wakefield of Florida Inc. in Jacksonville.

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Related Topix: Jacksonville, FL, West Jacksonville (Jacksonville, FL)

Tue Apr 15, 2014

CBS 47

Local counties prepare for mosquito season

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It's the start of mosquito season, and local officials are fighting back.

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Related Topix: Downtown (Jacksonville, FL), St Johns County, FL

The Florida Times-Union

School Board may non-renew some charter school contracts

School of Success, one of the oldest charter schools in Duval County, could be closed this fall if its grade on state report cards doesn't improve above a D, according to a proposal the school is considering.

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News 4 Jax

Committee OKs $2M more for Riverwalk

Amid criticism of Jacksonville's mayor for leaving City Council in the dark about lack of funds to build the last 900 feet of the Southbank Riverwalk, the finance committee on Tuesday morning unanimously approved increasing the budget to $17 million.

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WTLV

Wanted woman flees deputies, locks self in KFC bathroom

Deputies attempted to handcuff the suspect, but she allegedly fled and locked herself in the men's room of a nearby Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant.

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Related Topix: St Johns County, FL

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