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This week is Ray Nader Jr.s last week delivering for UPS in Neptune Beach. Nader began working for UPS as a Christmas driver in 1984 and was hired full time in April of 1985.
The Vilano Landing Boat Ramp floating docks will undergo repairs and improvements through March 1.
A Neptune Beach couple ushered in the New Year by welcoming the first baby born in Jacksonville in 2019. Jennifer and Sanny Rubio greeted daughter Charlie Mae Emily Rubio at 12:31 a.m.
About 900 people went into 67-degree ocean water the morning of Jan. 1 as part of the 30th annual Polar Plunge in Jacksonville Beach.
For the fourth consecutive year, members of the Atlantic Beach Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association delivered 16 bicycles to the Gail Baker Community Center.
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Marizeh Hashemi, a TV anchor in Iran, was arrested Sunday in the U.S. and is testifying before a grand jury in Washington. This is the first time U.S. authorities have commented on her case.The post After Days Of Silence, Court Says Detained Iranian-American Is Testifying appeared first on WJCT.
Amid increasing protests following the broadcast of the Surviving R. Kelly documentary series, RCA Records has reportedly dropped the singer, who has been accused by multiple women of sexual abuse.The post R. Kelly Has Been Dropped By RCA Records, Billboard Reports appeared first on WJCT.
Police havent yet confirmed that the deaths of the men, who were found Thursday morning in separate apartments in Columbia, are tied to the leaks.The post 2 People Dead In S.C. Public Housing Complex, 411 Evacuated After Gas Leaks appeared first on WJCT.
The newspaper, founded in 1897, says it is shifting the focus of its Yiddish and English content to digital and laying off nearly 30 percent of its staff in the process.The post The Forward, Storied Jewish Paper, Shutters Print Edition After 121 Years appeared first on WJCT.
The Americans died in a suicide bombing near a restaurant in Manbij, in northern Syria. Analysts say the attacker may have targeted a spot that had become a favorite for U.S. troops.The post Defense Department Releases Names Of Three U.S. Casualties In Syria Attack appeared first on WJCT.
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So youre fresh out of law school, you get hired as an assistant state attorney ASA and after just six months on the job, one of your first big tasks is to prepare a mock-trial opening statement that your boss is going to judge.Surely there were some butterflies inside the historic courtroom, at the State Attorneys Office in Downtown Jacksonville on Friday. The case that they used to prepare their opening statements, was an actual homicide case.No added pressure there.In the end, Sabrina Marcos was the winner, among the group of about a dozen newly-hired ASAs who make up the hiring class of 2018.State Attorney Melissa Nelson served as one of three senior leadership judges for this competition. After it was over, Nelson offered advice and ways the group could improve.All of the new ASAs participate in the Young Prosecutor Intensive, which is a three week program that provides hands-on training.
Parents of a First Coast High School freshman who was hit by a pickup truck Friday morning told News4Jax their son has a broken leg and is expected to recover.The student, who investigators said was walking, was hit just before 7 a.m. on Duval Station Road, not far from the school.Several students and parents on social media said the road is dangerous and busy with traffic. Priscilla Allen, the injured students mother, says the area has always concerned her.A lot of times the cars cant see the kids or the kids cant see the cars until its too late because of how dark it is before 7 a.m., Allen said. Its a lot of traffic and is very dangerous for the students.According to Allen, the driver that investigators said struck her child stopped and cooperated with police. Shes thankful her son will recover, however, she wants to see safety measures added to the street.Sebastian Ageilia, a senior at Atlantic Coast High School, would also like to see some changes.Definitely a stop sign or something that can slow them down, Ageilia said.The city of Jacksonville said it will work with the school to connect the sidewalks and mark pedestrian crossings. The chief of traffic engineering for the city sent News4Jax the following statement, which reads, in part: City Traffic Engineering has assigned our consultant with the task of studying pedestrian movements around FCHS. We expect a completed report within the next few weeks. Preliminary results show justification for installing marked pedestrian crossings on Duval Station Rd. at Bradley Cove Rd. and at the Shopping Center entrance. We will work with the school to connect sidewalks. The on-going study will also look at existing speed limits and pedestrian movements on Starratt Rd.
A registered sexual predator was arrested for violating a requirement offenders must follow, according to the Clay County Sheriffs Office.A deputy arrested Basil Donald Addington, 56, after he went online and registered 15 different user names and email address, the Sheriffs Office said. Sexual offenders are required to report online user names to the Sheriffs Office within 48 hours.A report shows Addington was arrested Wednesday and taken to the Clay County Jail. He was later released.According to the Sheriffs Office, an administrative summons was sent to both Western Union and MoneyGram to request financial transactions that came from the Jacksonville area and were sent to the Phillippians, Camboida, Thailand, Vietnam and Laos, which are countries that the Department of Homeland Security says have an increasing trend of streaming child sex videos worldwide. However, its unclear if thats where the investigation began.Addington was arrested in 1998 and convicted on two counts of sexual battery, records show. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison followed by 10 years of probation.
Theres a neighborhood crime alert on Jacksonvilles Southside, where dashcam video captured two people rummaging through a mans car. Fortunately, John Sample told News4Jax, nothing of value was taken, only some change, from his car parked outside his home inside a gated condominium complex off R.G. Skinner Parkway, just east of Interstate 295.Sample said he took the dashcam video, which clearly shows two young men going through the center console of his car, to police Friday morning. I came out to my car this morning and I realized that all the items that were in my dashboard and center console were all kind of strewn out in the car, he said Friday. It kind of led me to believe somebody had been in my car.Sample said his neighbor also reported her car was burglarized overnight.I think, living in a gated community, a lot of people get the presumption of protection with that, Sample said. The reality is anyone can come in at any time, so you should have your items locked up at all times.Sample said his car was unlocked. Its unclear whether his neighbors car was unlocked, as well.According to Sample, he and his neighbor are filed under one police report.Anyone who recognizes the men in the video is asked to call the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office at 904-630-0500. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS 8477.
As contractors prepare to implode the former City Hall building on Sunday morning, scores of people are reminded of their experiences in the 15-floor building that was the seat of Jacksonvilles government for nearly 50 years.Many of those with strong memories are three of the citys former mayors: Jake Godbold, Tommy Hazouri and John Delaney. Jake Godbold 1979-1987Of all the elected officials in Jacksonville, Jake Godbold probably spent more time in the East Bay Street City Hall than anybody. He served two terms on the pre-consolidation Jacksonville City Council, then time as an at-large councilman after 1968 before serving 8 years in the mayors office.The city grew rapidly under Godbolds leadership. The Mayo Clinic opened in Jacksonville, the old train station was converted into the Prime Osborn Convention Center, The Jacksonville Landing opened on the Northbank and the Southbank Riverwalk was built. UNCUT: Former Mayor Jake Godbolds best and worst memories of being mayor WATCH: Godbold reminisces about old City Hall buildingOne memory may stand out above all the others: trying to convince the Baltimore Colts to relocate to Jacksonville.Colt Fever almost accidentally, and it turned out to be very, very important to Jacksonville, Godbold said. At the time we were making it happen, I had mixed emotions about whether or not we ought to do that.Neither Godbold nor anyone else would have predicted that more than 50,000 people would turn out in the old Gator Bowl in August 1979 to try to convince team owner Robert Irsay that We want the Colts. It wasnt in the cards at the time, but the event got national attention and set the stage for Jacksonvilles long march to win its own NFL team.I went to the White House about three or four days after this happened. They came in and I was going to talk to them the People Mover project and they said, No, no. Before we talk about anything, we want to know how in the hell you got over 50,000 people ... to come down and say, We want the Colts. It kind of put Jacksonville on the map.Godbolds most painful memory was when his administration was investigated by the U.S. attorney.That was a hard time. I always felt like the Unites States government vs. Jake Godbold, little guy from the Brookwood project. I couldnt understand it, Godbold said. It turned out OK, I still believe in the justice system. I believe in the FBI. I believe in the federal attorneys office, but it was a bad time. Tommy Hazouri 1987-1991Hazouris experiences in the building began when he was still a student.When I was at JU, I was student body president and I was interning for Mayor Lou Ritter, Hazouri said. I always wanted to be a mayor, but I didnt know if I ever would be. Its not easy to get elected mayor, but it is an honor. We have several from Jackson High School. I stayed on with him, helped him write some speeches. I stayed on when he left and Tanzler was elected and stayed on with him for a while. WATCH: Former Mayor Tommy Hazouri remembers old City HallUNCUT: Hazouri reminisces about years in mayors officeHazouri said when he entered the office again after being elected mayor, one of the first people to speak to him was WJXTs investigative reporter Ernie Mastroianni. Jacksonville mayors who occupied riverfront City Hall 1949-19651965-19671967-19791979-19871987-19911991-19951995-2003 Haydon BurnsLou RitterHans TanzlerJake GodboldTommy HazouriEd AustonJohn Delaney Everybody was giving me their advice at the time, Hazouri said. Councilmen didnt hesitate to come up there.Hazouri said many famous people came to meet him during his term, including former Vice President Walter Mondale, Al Gores father, who was a U.S. Senator from Tennessee, Wayne Weaver when he was thinking of moving his shoe factory to Jacksonville, and even Henry Winkler -- the Fonz.Hazouri said the idea to move City Hall off the valuable riverfront land came up during his administration, but it didnt make financial sense at the time.But the buildings high-profile location was useful to celebrate the removal of tolls from Jacksonvilles bridges. They put up a huge sign and changed it every day counting down the days until Aug. 12, 1989. John Delaney 1995-2003Delaney was the seventh and last mayor to occupy the 14th-floor executive office of the building since it was dedicated in 1960. Elected just over two years before the City Hall relocated to the renovated St. James Building on Heming Plaza, Delaney said he was glad to get out of that building.Good riddance, Delany said. You couldnt really renovate it. It has asbestos in it. The floor plates were very small. It just didnt work very well, from a layout standpoint. WATCH: Former Mayor John Delaneys memories of old City HallUNCUT: Delaney reminisces about life in mayors officeDid he miss anything after the city offices movedThe view from that top floor, especially in the winter months ... when wed see the sun set over the St. Johns River. Just spectacular sunsets, Delaney said. Elected office, in the executive office, it can be a little lonely ... so it can be a little solace in looking at the gorgeous view of the river.Delaney said many of his strongest memories of being in that building were from the major City Council votes while he was Mayor Ed Austins chief of staff.One of the bigger ones in Jacksonvilles history ... that was the vote that secured the lease for the Jaguars. That was the final step we really needed to do prior to the NFL awarding the franchise, Delaney said. It was just tense lining up all those votes. We were ready for a long night I think wed ordered pizza. And there was a long pause before the debate and Councilman Eric Smith called the question -- boom -- there was a vote no debate, because everything had been debated prior to that.The stadium lease passed 14-4.
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It took two years for officials to protect a little girl after she said she was being sexually abused by her mothers boyfriend.
SAO said Gallon was mistakenly shot in the back of the head by his uncle, Henry Smith Jr, who fired in self-defense during a shootout.
The president tweeted that hell make his announcement live from the White House Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.
Deputies said Basil Addington, 56, was in violation of compliance laws for allegedly creating the profiles and has been charged with a felony.
Neighbors hoped for a crosswalk but never got one.
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