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Tuk Tuks are coming to the Beaches.
Cypress Village marked the 228th birthday of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Seniors recently took a day off at The Players Community Senior Center to tour the St. John’s Environmental Operations Center, shop the St.
Minna Barnes, a long-time member of The Players Community Senior Center, celebrated her 105th birthday Aug. 1.
Adventure Landing in Jacksonville Beach displays stars from the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation’s Stars for Scholars program.
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RETURN TO THE ELECTIONS HOMEPAGE The returns on this page are from the Flagler County Supervisor of Elections website. The post Elections 2018 appeared first on WJCT.
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Preview | 0:40 Poldark, Season 4 premieres September 30th, 2018 at 9PM on WJCT-TV! Almost 40 years ago Ross Poldark galloped across the TV screens of millions of PBS viewers, vexing villains and winning female hearts in one of MASTERPIECE’s earliest hit series, Poldark. Now the gallant hero rides again. Aidan Turner (The Hobbit) stars as Ross Poldark, a redcoat ... The post Poldark: Season 4 First Look appeared first on WJCT.
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READ THE STORY: UNF Poll Shows Al Lawson Holds Double Digit Lead Against Alvin Brown In 5th Congressional Race UNF SURVEY RESULTS As you may know the Florida Primary Election is being held on August 28th. How likely are you to vote in this election… Answer Options CD5 Likely Voters You will definitely vote 82% You will probably vote 8% ... The post UNF POLL: Alvin Brown Vs. Al Lawson Survey Results appeared first on WJCT.
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As Jacksonville-area hospital emergency rooms see an increase in the number of people suffering from heat-related illnesses, the unusually hot weather and humidity is also affecting people who have asthma.A person suffers asthma when airways to the lungs become swollen, making it difficult to breathe. Asthma sufferers describe the feeling as being like trying to breathe with a rag in your mouth. The extreme heat and humidity make the air feel even thicker for asthmatics. "It's really difficult for you," said Shavon Stokes, a Jacksonville resident who was born with asthma. "You have a hard time keeping up. Things that are easy for some people become difficult for you."Stokes knows when an attack is coming on."After a while, you get to a point where you're just trying to breathe," Stokes said. "You're just trying to get some air in your body."Dr. Sunil Joshi, with Family Allergy and Asthma Consultants, treats asthma patients. He told News4Jax on Tuesday that he's seeing an increase in high school athletes suffering from asthma and complaining about shortness of breath. "They're exercising in the heat and humidity that they're not used to doing, and so their asthma tends to flare up as a result of that," Joshi said. Joshi warns asthma sufferers who choose to exercise in extremely humid conditions to be careful. "If you're jogging just for pure exercise when the humidity and heat index is over 100 degrees, you're just setting yourself up for issues," he said. Those issues can include dehydration and other heat-related illnesses that are already sending people to area emergency room. "Or if you have asthma, asthma exacerbation, it's better to do that indoors if you can," he said.Joshi said there's a harsh reality for people who either work or exercise in the extreme humidity. "If you have asthma, you're very likely to have trouble," he said. If you have asthma and work or exercise outdoors, Joshi suggests using your inhaler 15 to 30 minutes prior to outdoor activities, as opposed to using the inhaler after you begin to feel asthma symptoms coming on. "By using the inhaler ahead of time, you're opening up your lungs and keeping them open for about four to six hours," he said. "Exercise causes bronchoconstriction of airways, even to people who don't have asthma."And when that happens, Stokes said it's like being held underwater without oxygen. "If you've ever been held under water before, after a while, you're, like, 'OK. I can hold my breath for a little bit.' But once it gets really difficult, it just becomes hard to breathe and you just want that fresh air," Stokes said.Joshi said mild humid air can be good for the lungs, but during times of extreme humidity, the air feels too thick for asthma sufferers to breathe. WATCH: Extreme heat, humidity impacting health Hydration helps limit asthma symptoms Hydration plays a role in preventing asthma attacks because, when you're dehydrated, the lining of your airways become too dry. That's why, according to doctors, drinking water can keep you from experiencing asthma symptoms. If you're an asthmatic who is not drinking enough water, your airways can become swollen and dry at the same time. "You might be active, but maybe you're not hydrating as much as you are supposed to," Stokes said. "Your lungs are not used to putting in the extra work for the extra weather."Something as simple as walking can be more of a stress on the lungs when the body is not hydrated. "When you lose fluid because of the humidity and the heat, you tend to have shortness of breath, and the shortness of breath could be because you're not getting enough blood supply to the lungs," Joshi said.Researchers recommend people with asthma drink at least 10 eight-ounce glasses of water every day to stay hydrated.
The accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the potential testimony at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing has the attention of the entire country.It's also something News4Jax political analyst Rick Mullaney is watching closely.Mullaney, who's a former prosecutor, said Tuesday that the bottom line is that it will be very difficult to know what really happened in the early 1980s between Kavanaugh and his accuser."It's a very serious matter and you're going to see the public hearing next Monday," Mullaney said. "Judge Cavanaugh's nomination hangs in the balance."Mullaney is director of the Public Policy Institute at Jacksonville University and an experienced lawyer.He said the accusation against Kavanaugh is serious. He said it will also going to be difficult to verify, considering the alleged assault happened in the early 1980s."Here you have something 36 years ago where there was drinking and they were teenagers," Mullaney said. "That doesn't mean that people aren't sincere in their testimony. It just means that after the passing of more than three and a half decades, plus alcohol plus the youth involved, it's going to be very, very hard to determine what happened here."Kavanaugh has been appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee as part of the confirmation process. Even if the accusation can't be proven, it can derail the nominee because this isn't a criminal case."That is not what this is. This is a Senate confirmation hearing, and the real audience is the public and the senators. The senators cast the deciding vote," Mullaney said. "If two of those Republican senators, in particular, are persuaded that for whatever reason they can't go forward with his nomination, he could lose the nomination. So the stakes are very high in next week's hearing."Christine Blasey Ford wants the FBI to investigate her allegation that she was sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh before she testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing next week, her lawyers said in a letter sent Tuesday to the panel.An FBI investigation "should be the first step in addressing the allegations," the lawyers wrote in the letter.Kavanaugh has denied Ford's allegation that he groped her and tried to pull off her clothes during a party in high school in the early 1980s.
The Players Championship on Tuesday kicked off its two-week Red Coast Ride Out, which is part of the organization's Giving Back Month, by surprising two Northeast Florida charities with donations. The Players volunteer leadership, the Red Coats, hit the road, surprising golf participants with Special Olympics Florida with new equipment. "I got a new golf bag," said Special Olympian Fletcher Schaier. "I got new clubs. I've been testing them out."The Red Coats also presented Special Olympics Florida with a check for $5,000.Robin Luck, with the Duval County management team of Special Olympics Florida, was excited to see each of their golfers, who were there for the presentation, receive a new set of clubs and bag. "It's very nice of them to take time out of their day to stand out here in the excessive heat and give our athletes a nice gift," Luck said. Three years ago, Luck said, there were seven Special Olympics golf participants in their program. Now, with 27 participants, the gifts help get the word out about their services offering athletics for the disabled.The Red Coats also gave a $20,000 grant to Building Abilities of Special Children and Adults (BASCA), an organization that helps people with intellectual and developmental differences achieve a higher quality of life and sense of belonging."Their continued generosity to the Northeast Florida community illustrates what The Players is all about --- giving back, camaraderie and a commitment to making the area we call home a better place," said Beth Clark, CEO of BASCA. "We cannot thank them enough."Each year, money raised by The Players benefits more than 300 charities throughout Northeast Florida.
After a big win against the New England Patriots, the Jacksonville Jaguars gave back to the community. The team joined with Feeding Northeast Florida to host a mobile food pantry on Tuesday at Tiger Academy in Northwest Jacksonville.They helped give out food to students and their families so they can make full, balanced meals.Jaguars cornerback No. 23 Tyler Patmon talked about what it means to serve."No. 1, that we care, we're not just football players (who are) playing football and not thinking about the community. We want to give back, and we want to show them we appreciate their support," Patmon said. "Also, and for the kids and all the people around, we want to show them that anything is possible. A lot of us came up in communities just like this so we want to show them that with hard work and dedication, you can be exactly where we are too."The group estimates about 200 families were provided with fresh food and other home essentials.
Deputies are asking for the public's help locating a missing and endangered 18-year-old, the Clay County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday night. According to the Sheriff's Office, Christian Michael Ortiz was last seen earlier in the day in the Middleburg area.Deputies said he's possibly driving a red 2006 Ford Focus with Florida license plate Y44KLL. Ortiz is described as being about 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing about 190 pounds and having green eyes and brown hair. "He is not in any trouble, however, he is considered endangered based on information obtained during this investigation," the Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post. Anyone who sees Ortiz or who has information about his whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff's Office's Communications Section at 904-264-6512.
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Christian Michael Ortiz, 18, was last seen in the Middleburg area, and is considered endangered by CCSO based on information obtained during their investigation, they said.
A military police officer told the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office that they were concerned for Andrea Washington's safety
A month before a Jacksonville Sheriff's Officer shot and killed a man on the Northside, he was under investigation for alleged harassment.
Nothing's more exciting here in the First Coast than going to a Jags game this time of year, but imagine buying tickets to the season opener and never getting them?
Jacksonville's military community is remembering Andrea Washington, who investigators say was murdered in her North Jacksonville home, before a restraining order she requested against her boyfriend could take effect.