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The 11th Annual Gingerbread Display at One Ocean Resort & Spa has been unveiled and will be on display to the public through Jan.1, 2019.
Joie Horton hosted a Birthday Bingo Party for her friend, Jodi Stewart, in Atlantic Beach, during which party guests were asked to bring donations for BEAM in lieu of birthday presents.
Beaches Chapel School Lower School students participate in Heritage Day. Students and staff dressed as Indians and Pilgrims, and enjoyed Thanksgiving food.
Retired Navy Capt. Clarence Hill received the fifth annual Rear Adm. Kevin F. Delaney Hall of Fame Award at the JAX Chambers 16th annual Military Appreciation Luncheon.
A local restauranteur has launched his own brand of spirits to benefit women fighting breast cancer.
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A day after the prime minister delayed a critical vote on her Brexit deal, May has hit the road in search of assurances from European leaders while political turmoil churns back home.The post Buffeted By Brexit Woes, Theresa May Embarks On Whirlwind European Tour appeared first on WJCT.
President Trump is threatening a government shutdown if he doesnt get funding to build his border wall. In a meeting with Democratic leaders, he said, tremendous amounts of wall have been built.The post FACT CHECK: Trump Says A Lot Of Wall Has Been Built As He Demands We Build More appeared first on WJCT.
Earlier this year, a federal judge dismissed the adult film stars suit over a tweet Trump sent in April suggesting Daniels was lying about being threatened in 2011. The post Stormy Daniels Ordered To Pay Trump $293,000 In Fees In Defamation Lawsuit appeared first on WJCT.
Initial reports indicate a suspect had been known to authorities as a security risk.The post Gunman Attacks French Christmas Market, Killing At Least 3 And Wounding Several appeared first on WJCT.
The outgoing governor of California spoke about climate change, nuclear proliferation, capitalism and more in a wide-ranging interview with NPR.The post Jerry Browns Exit Interview: Dont Say He Didnt Warn You appeared first on WJCT.
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Its that time of year again Time for smoked ham, scented candles and small talk at holiday parties.But here are some tips on how you can be a better partier this holiday season.Food, fun, friends and family. Theres so much to like about holiday parties. But theres also a lot of things to hate about them.The key to enjoying parties is all in conquering small talk. It can lead to important conversations and connections.But how can you start a conversation with someone you barely knowFirst, look for someone who is scanning the room. That means that they are looking to chat and would be the perfect person to approach.Next, know the safe territories for conversations. Those include sports, weather and pop culture. If it looks like the conversation is going well, try diving into more personal topics, like family and work life.Finally, be more interested in their opinion than in telling them yours. Just listening and asking people questions will make them think youre a great conversationalist.A Harvard study found that talking about yourself triggers the same pleasure sensation in the brain as food. Use this to your advantage and you can leave the party with a new connection. In her book, The Fine Art of Small Talk, Debra Fine suggests going to a party with a goal in mind, such as meeting three new people. This will make you feel like you accomplished something once you leave the party.
Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis, furthering his links to state House leaders, has tapped a lawmaker he called a champion for deregulation to oversee the agency that handles licenses and regulations for a wide range of fields, including the gambling industry.Rep. Halsey Beshears, a Monticello Republican who was recently named to run the committee that is expected to produce the Houses annual tax cut package, was selected Tuesday by DeSantis to lead the state Department of Business and Professional Regulation.DeSantis said in a prepared statement he expects the agency under Beshears to become the focal driver that will make Florida a premier destination for entrepreneurs and companies seeking to relocate.It is vital to our states continued success that we streamline the way we approach business regulation and eliminate the bureaucratic barriers that stifle growth, DeSantis said. For that reason, I am proud to announce that I have asked Representative Halsey Beshears to serve as the secretary of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.The appointment requires Senate confirmation.Beshears, who led incoming First Lady Casey DeSantis on a tour of Gulf County after Hurricane Michael in October, is the latest DeSantis appointment with state House ties.Lt. Gov.-elect Jeanette Nuez was the House speaker pro tempore the past two years.Former House Speaker Richard Corcoran has gotten DeSantis recommendation to replace Education Commissioner Pam Stewart, and DeSantis has chosen Rep. Jared Moskowitz, D-Coral Springs, to succeed outgoing Division of Emergency Management Director Wes Maul.Corcoran is also co-chair of the transition team that is helping DeSantis prepare to take office Jan. 8.Also, Beshears brother Thad Beshears, co-owner and chief operating officer of Simpson Nurseries, a wholesale plant nursery in Jefferson County, is a member of DeSantis Transition Advisory Committee on Health and Wellness.Halsey Beshears, who was the CFO of Simpson Nurseries from 1998 into 2013, was re-elected without opposition to his fourth and final term to the House District 7 seat in November. The district covers Calhoun, Franklin, Gulf, Jefferson, Lafayette, Liberty, Madison, Taylor and Wakulla counties and part of Leon County.Now a co-owner of Bird Legs Bicycles, which has locations in Tallahassee and Jacksonville, the 47-year-old Beshears is a graduate of Florida State University who earned a masters degree in entrepreneurship from the University of Florida.In the House, Beshears has chaired the Business and Professional Regulation Subcommittee and last month was named by House Speaker Jose Oliva to run the Ways and Means Committee.Oliva called Beshears a highly capable leader who has worked tirelessly to unlock more opportunities for Floridians by cutting unnecessary regulations that impede entrepreneurs and small businesses.A special election is expected to replace Beshears.Republicans Jason Shoaf of Port St. Joe and Mike Watkins of Crawfordville had already opened accounts to run for the seat in 2020. Watkins has raised $123,707 for the campaign.
Edward Waters College held information sessions Tuesday night for students left in the lurch by the closing of all Virginia College campuses, including the one in Jacksonville.Two one-hour sessions took place at the Milne Auditorium at the historic school on Kings Road.Were going to give a general overview and, of course, have question-and-answers so they can get their questions answered, said Dr. Thomas Calhoun, EWC vice president of enrollment management. We also hope to pique their interest so theyll ask more questions.EWC offered advice on enrolling so displaced Virginia College students can complete their studies. We are having this information session because we want to recruit these students, Calhoun said. So were going to do what we can to make it as seamless as possible to transfer them, to continue their studies at Edward Waters College.Calhoun said the closure creates an unfortunate uncertainty for the Virginia College students, but Edward Waters would stand ready to assist. RELATED: Students at Virginia College can complete current term before closureThat assistance is what students like Julius Jackson are interested in.Im trying to finish my degree and Im not going to let a school closing stop that from happening, said Jackson, a former Virginia College student. Im just glad they reached out so, hopefully, its a smooth transition.While many students were disappointed and frustrated last week, Jackson said hes pushing forward no matter what.If I have to start behind the eight ball, its fine with me, Jackson said. Its just the end goal, you know More education -- that makes me a better person so I can eventually, you know, spread and educate others.Virginia College was operated by Education Corporation of America, which issued the following statement last week: After many years of training students for new careers, it is with a heavy heart that today we announce that Education Corporation of America ECA is closing all its career colleges effective with the completion of the current module or term for most students. We will work with students to ensure access to their transcripts so they can complete their studies at another school. We are proud of our thousands of graduates who have entered the workforce with skills they acquired at our schools along with our faculty and staff who have shown unwavering support for our students. This is not the outcome that we envisioned and is one that we recognize will have a dramatic effect on our students, employees, and many partners.
Kim Johnston had watery, bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and an odor of alcohol on her breath early Sunday morning after she was in a crash on Interstate 95 that killed a Jacksonville officer, seriously injured her husband, also a JSO officer, and hurt their two kids, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.Johnston, 46, initially declined to undergo a field sobriety test, but then did when told this would be a criminal case. She failed the test.Johnson refused to take a Breathalyzer or submit to a blood draw, and asked for a lawyer right away. When she was taken to Flagler Hospital, troopers said she told medical personnel she drank two beers earlier in the evening.It took a court order to get a blood sample, which was drawn just after 7 a.m. -- nearly six hours after the crash. That sample was sent for toxicology testing.Cathy Adams, a court bailiff with the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office, died hours later at Memorial Hospital. William Jack Adams, her husband, had to be cut out of his SUV and was also taken to Memorial in critical condition. His condition has been upgraded to stable, but court documents show he may have paralyzing injuries.Johnston was charged with two counts of DUI with serious bodily injury, but posted $100,000 bond Monday and was released from the St. Johns County jail late Monday afternoon.According to the Highway Patrol, Johnston was driving under the influence in an Acura on I-95 north between State Road 16 and International Golf Parkway around 1:15 a.m. Sunday when she crashed into a Chevrolet Tahoe carrying the husband, wife and two children. The impact caused the SUV to overturn after crossing several lanes of traffic.A witness told FHP investigators she saw Johnston driving the car that struck the SUV, which was reported passing cars at a high rate of speed. One witness estimated she was going close to 90 mph. WATCH: New details in wreck that left JSO bailiff deadThe report quoted another witness who said she traveled off the roadway to the inside emergency shoulder and over-corrected back to the right resulting in a loss of control and collision into the Chevrolet SUV.I saw the car lose control and then, the next thing I knew, I saw another vehicles taillights fly into the air and thats when I noticed the vehicle had flipped, witness Chris Snyder told News4Jax. The first thought that came to my head was to pull over and check on everyone. My mom called 911. My dad and I got out and approached the vehicle and when I was approaching, I saw Mrs. Cathy laying on the ground and I said, Maam, to try and get her to respond to me.Snyder and his family got the kids out of the car and keep talking to Jack Adams to try to keep him coherent and attentive until rescue personnel arrived and could get him out.We were just trying to keep them calm and try to help them the best we could, Snyder said.Snyder said that as they were tending to those injured in the SUV, the driver of the Acura, now known to be Johnston, tried to move her car, but his parents stopped her.She was disoriented, slurred speech and had all the appearances of being under the influence of alcohol, Snyder said. But considering what had just happened, it was possible it was shock.When troopers initially found Johnston, they said she was leaning against the guardrail. When asked for her identification, she fumbled through her purse and couldnt find it. READ: Community support pours in after loss of JSO bailiffDuring her first appearance in court on Monday, Johnston appeared to bow her head when she heard the prosecutor tell the judge that Cathy Adams had died.The judge ordered that Johnston not drive without a valid drivers license or permit and that she surrender her passport to the court. The FHP has said more charges might be filed against Johnston.Troopers ask anyone who has information or who witnessed the crash to dial 347 or call 904-359-6572 and ask to speak with THI investigators.A check of Johnstons St. Johns County driving record turned up five speeding tickets in less than two years from March 2004 to January 2006. She was also cited for failure to yield in November 2014. She completed driving school in Florida for some of the cases, which keeps points from being added to a drivers license.Johnston told authorities that a pre-existing injury prevented her from doing the field sobriety tests. News4Jax learned she was involved in a crash four years ago. Johnston sued the driver that hit her for an undisclosed settlement. The I-TEAM also learned Johnston sued Millers Ale House two years ago, claiming that a chair she had been sitting in broke, causing her serious injury.Johnston was a part-time contractor who worked about 15 hours a week at Oakleaf Chiropractic and Injury Center. She was hired just last month, and also worked at other clinics around the area.The owner of Oakleaf Chiropractic said Johnston is now ineligible to practice because shes charged with a felony, which affects her state certification. She no longer works for that company.Johnstons former boss also said the company conducts extensive background checks on all employees and that Johnston was previously a respected member of the chiropractic community in Jacksonville.The owner said the Oakleaf clinic treats many police officers and everyone on the staff sends their condolences to those involved.The following statement was posted online: We at Oakleaf Chiropractic and Injury Center formerly Oakleaf Family Chiropractic regretfully must say that a member of our staff has made a terrible choice during her personal time that led to a horrific crash and loss of life. She had recently joined us just a few weeks ago, and we conduct an extensive criminal background check on all employees, and she previously has been a respected member of the chiropractic community throughout Jacksonville for many years.- Oakleaf Chiropractic and Injury Center Johnstons friends seemed stunned that she was accused of DUI in the deadly crash.All I can say is that Kim is a caring and loving person who has supported police since Ive known her. Shes always been a responsible person. I feel for both families who lost a member and one who will have regrets for the remainder of her life. It affects everyone, Sherry Day said.A former client, who declined to be named, said she and Johnston became friends after Johnston performed acupuncture on her 12 years ago.Kim is a great person who really cares about others, the woman said. I am very sorry for her and the Adams family.
Some residents who live in the Porpoise Point area of Vilano Beach say theyre concerned after theyve seen people driving recklessly along the beach.The beach, which was severely eroded after hurricanes Matthew and Irma, is open to vehicles. The gate remains open at night for most of the year, except during turtle nesting season.Well look out here and see them doing donuts through the dunes, said Lisa Myers, a homeowner. Weve had drag races.Amy Gilbert, another homeowner, said daytime speeding is so bad that on one occasion, she intervened when she noticed a truck was coming dangerously close to a man who was playing in the sand with his child.I jumped and started waving my arms, then the truck veered into a different direction, Gilbert said. The driver, at that speed, would not have seen a man buried in the sand.Residents said at night, reckless driving and behavior on the beach intensifies, and some people will drive onto private property. Myers said she and others have installed wooden poles in their backyards to keep the vehicles away.By the time we see these things and call police, it takes them too long to get here because theyre understaffed,Myers said. Were not looking to get the beach closed to people. We just want police down here.The St. John County Sheriffs Office acknowledged the complaints and said deputies are working on a solution to the problem. An official said there is a limited number of deputies assigned to all the beaches in St. Johns County, which makes it difficult to have personnel constantly patrolling the area.Officials have discussed keeping the gate to the beach locked at night. Homeowners said theyre working with county commissioners to find a solution.
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Yes, that was a confirmed earthquake.
According to the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office, a man was found with a gunshot wound to the ankle.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is bringing back its Day of the Dozens holiday tradition on December 12.
So far we have had no freezes in December officially at Jacksonville. Tonight this likely changes with a frost and freeze advisory inland. Lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s to near 40 at the beach.
The murder of a young soccer star remains a mystery nearly six months after his death. Sergey Brooks, 19, was found dead in the ditch of cul-de-sac near Westside High School. He was left abandoned, only to be found by a man walking his dog on the morning of July 6th, but on the evening of December 11th he was celebrated under the lights at his favorite place, a soccer field.
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