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12 min ago | The Florida Times-Union

Nasty bugs sicken more in Jacksonville, including this year's first case of "flesh-eating bacteria"

Aboard Jacksonville University's floating classroom, the R/V Larkin, JU Marine Science Master's student Madelyn Woods uses a multi-channel pipette to dilute a water sample from the river in rows of eight.

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Related Topix: Flesh Eating Bacteria, Health, Jacksonville University, Clay County, FL, Life, Food, Seafood

3 hrs ago | News 4 Jax

What you need to know about Chikungunya

With three cases of Chikungunya virus confirmed in Duval County, here are some things you need to know to protect you and your family.

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5 hrs ago | News 4 Jax

Girl, 15, 3rd case of chikungunya fever

The Florida Department of Health in Duval County has confirmed a third case of chikungunya fever, a disease spread by bites from infected mosquitoes.

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5 hrs ago | News 4 Jax

State OKs new hospital for North Jacksonville

UF Health has received permission to open a new hospital just east of Jacksonville International Airport.

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Related Topix: Nursing, Medicine, Nassau County, FL

13 hrs ago | The Florida Times-Union

Fullwood sues state over disqualification as House candidate from Jacksonville

State Rep. Reggie Fullwood went to court Tuesday to fight elections officials' decision to reject his paperwork for this year's election because a notary hadn't checked a box attesting to how she knew he had signed the form.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

News 4 Jax

Teacher reassignments

Those dreaded words "back to school" are upon us---in just about three weeks for Duval County students---and many can expect to see new faces in their classrooms.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

News 4 Jax

Jefferson claims enough signatures to qualify in sheriff's race

One of seven announced candidates for Jacksonville sheriff held a news conference Tuesday on the steps of the Police Memorial Building to announce he had more than enough verified signatures to qualify for a spot on the March 2015 ballot.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

News 4 Jax

Duval adds 11 schools to extra hour list

Some teachers and parents are divided over a new way to improve reading scores in struggling Duval County elementary schools.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Education Etc.

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Folio Weekly

Save Jacksonville's Libraries, Save Ourselves

In an increasing digital age, it is more important now than ever to preserve our local cultural icons.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Alachua, FL

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Florida Times-Union

Police Briefs: Scatterbrained burglar leaves Id at scene, tracked on social media

On July 9 at 11 p.m., a 26-year-old Jacksonville Beach woman arrived home from work to the 13th Avenue South address she shares with her aunt.

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Related Topix: Jacksonville Beach, FL, Orange Park, FL

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Folio Weekly

Since 2005, Jacksonville's library budget has been cut by 41 percent, ...

RT @DJatFolio : Tomorrow's Cover Today: A HEDCUT ABOVE. Art courtesy of The Wall Street Journal.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Jacksonville, FL, Murray Hill (Jacksonville, FL), Alachua, FL

The Florida Times-Union

Jacksonville lands Inernational Pageants through 2016

Visit Jacksonville announced in a news release Thursday that the tourism bureau for Duval County has landed a deal with International Pageants that returns events here through 2016.

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News 4 Jax

Man arrested in beach fatal hit-and-run

Jacksonville Beach police have arrested a man in connection with the fatal hit and run crash of a 25-year-old man on Third Street early July 5. Darrell Lundy, 40, turned himself in to police Wednesday and was booked in the Duval County jail.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

WTLV

Investigation into Public Defender moving slowly

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- With an August 29 deadline nearing, the special prosecutor appointed a year ago to investigate Public Defender Matt Shirk is Investigation into Public Defender moving slowly JACKSONVILLE, Fla.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Rick Scott

WTLV

Concerns Addressed for First Tee Program

Concerns Addressed for First Tee Program Concerns Addressed for First Tee Program of Northeast Florida Check out this story on firstcoastnews.com: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/local/2014/07/23/first-tee-program-concerns/13067877/ parents are concerned that a recent merger by the First Tee Program of North Florida is pushing ... (more)

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Jacksonville, FL, Brentwood (Jacksonville, FL)

Business Wire

Fitch Affirms Florida Municipal Loan Council Infrastructure Improvement Revs at 'A'

The Rating Outlook on the bonds remains Stable. Solid Ability & Willingness of FDOT to Meet Obligations: Bond payments are derived from statutorily authorized payments to be made by the Florida Department of Transportation , subject to appropriation, pursuant to a design, build, finance contract.

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News 4 Jax

Simulator to show dangers of distracted driving

This week people in Jacksonville have the chance to get behind a virtual wheel and experience the dangers and consequences of distracted driving.

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Related Topix: Jacksonville, FL

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Florida Times-Union

German supermarket tycoon, Trader Joe's owner Karl Albrecht dead at...

Karl Albrecht, co-founder of the Aldi grocery store empire, which owns the wildly popular Trader Joe's chain, and one of the world's richest people, has died in the western German city of Essen.

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Patch.com

Marissa Alexander Denied 'Stand Your Ground' Hearing

A motion to have more evidence heard in a Florida woman's "stand your ground" case was denied Friday.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Sanford, FL

The Florida Times-Union

1 brother in critical condition, the other arrested following fight...

A 53-year-old man was arrested early Tuesday on a charge of aggravated battery after his brother was cut on the neck during an altercation in the 2000 block of North Market Street, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

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