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The Oct. 18 issues of The Beaches Leader and Ponte Vedra Leader feature Salute to our First Responders, a special supplement.
Beaches Exchange Club President Jeff Sneed recently presented a memorial plaque to Cindy Anderson and Navy Lt.
At their September meeting, the Board of Directors of the Beaches Museum elected their 2018-2019 slate of officers Randy Hayes, president Susan Miller, vice president Jacqueline Williams, secre
The Web.com Tour Championship hosted Operation Shower: Worth the Wait, a baby shower honoring military families held at One Ocean Resort and Spa in Atlantic Beach.
Husband and wife Nick Saam and Hannah Kim are bringing a mobile shop and food truck to the Beaches that caters exclusively to friends of the furry and four-legged variety.
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The countrys rising cocaine production has alarmed Washington, which has spent more than $10 billion over nearly two decades to attack the illegal drug trade in Colombia.The post Colombia Is Growing Record Amounts Of Coca, The Key Ingredient In Cocaine appeared first on WJCT.
The Justice and Interior Departments are expanding a program that connects tribal law enforcement with national crime databases. The initiative has helped solve crimes and register sex offenders.The post Justice Department Expands Tribal Police Help, Calling It Right Thing To Do appeared first on WJCT.
Two large studies show that age-related memory loss can be slowed significantly when older people promptly address hearing and vision loss.The post Want To Keep Your Brain Sharp Take Care Of Your Eyes And Ears appeared first on WJCT.
Most people who struggle with depression and anxiety have heard that exercise is a mood-booster. But exercising with friends, especially playing a team sport may help even more.The post A New Prescription For Depression: Join A Team And Get Sweaty appeared first on WJCT.
It is the first national apology on behalf of the federal government since a major report published last year showed the problem was rampant in Australias Catholic Church and other institutions.The post Australian Prime Minister Apologizes To Victims Of Institutional Child Sex Abuse appeared first on WJCT.
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Deputies in Putnam County arrested Larry Burgess, 75, and charged him with attempted murder after detectives say he shot his wife during an argument in their home Sunday evening.The couples adult daughter told deputies that during the incident she head a gunshot and ran from their home to a neighbors house and called 911. Members of the SWAT team were called to the scene and a negotiator was able to convince Burgess to leave the house without further violence, according to authorities.Burgess wife was found wounded inside their home on County Road 309 and flown to Orange Park Medical Center.She had been shot in the head and was listed in critical condition.Burgess was taken into custody. He is being held at the Putnam County Jail without bond.
Blake Bortles got benched Sunday. Thats a fact. But what we dont know is, what comes next The Jaguars offense has done absolutely nothing in the first half of their last three games. Literally, nothing. Jacksonville lost on Sunday 20-7 against Houston -- its third consecutive loss.Some people think they have the answer to the Jaguars problems. NFL Hall of Famer Cris Carter thinks Colin Kaepernick could help save the Jaguars. This is just free advice. Swallow your pride, pick up the phone and call Kap, Carter said on FS1s First Things First. This is just free advice for the Jacksonville Jaguars: swallow your pride, pick up the phone and call Colin Kaepernick. -- criscarter80 pic.twitter.com/HLwhmD6wyz-- First Things First FTFonFS1 October 22, 2018 I believe he can make the difference on that football team, Carter said. Carter goes on to say that Kaepernick is a better thrower, runner leader and winner of the football than Blake Bortles. Bleacher Report believes the Jaguars can still turn this season around. The Jaguars can still win this year. And Coughlin can still fix his mistake. But only if he doesnt let pride or stupidity get in the way. TMZ Sports reports Colin has been training every morning at 5 a.m. in the hopes he gets a call from an NFL team. .scroll-wrapper -webkit-overflow-scrolling: touch.scroll-wrapper iframe border: none function if window & window.addEventListener var MegaphoneController document.getElementByIdMegaControllerIframe-1540226286203 MegaphoneController.receiveMessage function message if message.data.origin Megaphone MegaphoneController.style.height parseIntmessage.data.height 1.toString px window.addEventListenermessage, MegaphoneController.receiveMessage, false function if window & window.addEventListener var MegaphoneController document.getElementByIdMegaControllerIframe-1540226119067 MegaphoneController.receiveMessage function message if message.data.origin Megaphone MegaphoneController.style.height parseIntmessage.data.height 1.toString px window.addEventListenermessage, MegaphoneController.receiveMessage, false After Sundays game, people are dissing the Jaguars on social media.TMZ called the Jaguars offense a dumpster fireOther media outlets are bashing Bortles... and its getting ugly. RELATED 4 takeaways from Jaguars loss to TexansHe looks like hes never played the position before, like hes playing quarterback the way a toddler operates the television remote. Clueless, inept and incapable of running an NFL offense, Bleacher Report wrote. .scroll-wrapper -webkit-overflow-scrolling: touch.scroll-wrapper iframe border: none
The words on the November ballot appear simple enough: Voter Control of Gambling in Florida.According to proponents of Amendment 3, its not much more complicated than what the ballot title proclaims.But the proposals foes --- including dog and horse tracks, NFL teams and sports-betting firms FanDuel and DraftKings --- say a yes vote for the proposed constitutional amendment would shut the door not only on expanded gambling in the Sunshine State but on games Floridians already enjoy.Amendment 3, placed on the ballot by a political committee largely backed by Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. and the Seminole Tribe of Florida, would give voters the exclusive right to decide whether to authorize casino gambling in the state. The change, if approved by 60 percent of voters, would require statewide approval of casino-style games, such as slot machines, in the future. Such decisions are now largely controlled by the Legislature.The high-dollar fight over Amendment 3 has pitted the Seminole Tribe --- who now has exclusive rights to operate casinos with Las Vegas-style card games, such as blackjack --- and Disney --- which has long opposed the expansion of gambling in Florida --- against pari-mutuels and out-of-state betting operators.Voters In Charge, the committee behind the ballot initiative, has spent more than $31 million on the effort. Proponents of the measure, such as the committees chairman, John Sowinski, are using voters distrust of politicians and special interests to shore up support for the constitutional change.This comes down to, who do you trust: the voters or the politicians and the gambling lobbyists Sowinski told The News Service of Florida in a recent telephone interview. Their burden is to suggest with a straight face that things are better in the hands of politicians and the lobbyists who contribute to them and who influence them.Meanwhile, two groups trying to kill the proposal --- Citizens for the Truth about Amendment 3 and Vote No on 3 --- have raised a combined $8 million since forming in late July. The anti-Amendment 3 groups are backed largely by pari-mutuels and racinos --- South Florida pari-mutuels that have slot machines --- along with firms such as FanDuel and DraftKings.Its really the fundamental loss of local control that bothers people, more so than any specific game or anything, Isadore Izzy Havenick, whose family owns pari-mutuels in Miami-Dade County and Southwest Florida, told the News Service. People in Pensacola shouldnt be telling people in Miami-Dade County what they should do. And conversely, people in Miami-Dade County shouldnt be telling people in Pensacola what they should be doing.The constitutional effort comes after the Republican-dominated Legislature has repeatedly failed to agree on sweeping gambling packages in recent years.Among the issues that lawmakers have grappled with is whether to authorize slot machines in eight counties --- Brevard, Duval, Gadsden, Hamilton, Lee, Palm Beach, St. Lucie and Washington --- where voters have approved the machines in referendums.Legislators also have not gone along with pitches from national and international casino operators for destination resorts, swanky retail, lodging and gambling combos that proponents maintain could boost the states economy and deliver numerous high-paying jobs.Unlike states like New Jersey and Mississippi, Florida also hasnt taken advantage of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down a federal ban on state-sanctioned sports betting. The Supreme Court decision cleared the decks for states to allow gamblers to legally bet on professional and collegiate sports teams, similar to what has been allowed in Nevada.Approval of the constitutional amendment in November could cause Florida to lose out on millions of dollars from sports betting, incoming state Senate President Bill Galvano told the News Service. Illegal sports betting has long taken place in Florida and across the country.The U.S. Supreme Courts May decision provides an opportunity for us to regulate and capture revenues from an activity that is currently going on in the state of Florida, said Galvano, a Bradenton lawyer whos been a chief legislative negotiator on gambling issues for nearly a decade.The revenues are substantial. If Amendment 3 is passed, wed lose that opportunity and were hamstrung, Galvano said.But Sowinski contradicted the Republican leader.It doesnt mean its prohibited, Sowinski said. It means that, if its casino gambling --- and sports betting is casino gambling, under the federal law --- its voters that have the last say on it, not politicians and lobbyists.Critics of the proposed constitutional amendment counter that entities with deep pockets, like the Seminole Tribe, will spend big bucks to kill any sort of gambling expansion.If it passes, the amendment could also put an end to the popular and controversial designated player card games offered by pari-mutuel cardrooms. The lucrative games have been at the heart of a legal dispute between the state and the Seminoles, who pay the state at least $250 million a year in exchange for the exclusive rights to operate banked card games, such as blackjack, at the tribes casinos.A federal judge sided with the tribe in the clash over whether designated player games breached the Seminoles exclusive rights to offer banked card games. After that ruling, the Seminoles agreed to continue make payments to the state, and gambling regulators promised to aggressively enforce the manner in which pari-mutuel cardrooms conduct the designated player games.Amendment 3 will clearly eliminate designated player games in cardrooms throughout the state of Florida. Period, Jamie Shelton, president of pari-mutuel bestbet Jacksonville, told the News Service.Like Havenick, Shelton argues the amendment would eliminate local control of gambling.But decisions about thorny gambling issues now are largely in the hands of the Legislature.Were dealing with an industry and an issue that is constantly morphing and changing. And without the ability to address it legislatively and the agility that that requires, youre going to create real problems within the state of Florida, and youll end up creating a monopoly for the Seminole Tribe, Galvano predicted.
A Palm Coast massage therapist has been arrested on a charge of video voyeurism. Justus Scott, 35, was arrested by Flagler County deputies at his home Oct.19 after investigators were provided a video showing a woman undressing prior to a massage.Scott worked as a massage therapist at Wellness One Chiropractic in Palm Coast at the time but no longer works there.Detectives determined the video was recorded between January 2016 and January 2017. Investigators said Scott had placed a cellphone in the massage room to video record the customer while she undressed.At this point we have only one video showing one victim, Sheriff Rick Staly said. We will continue to investigate and add additional charges until all potential victims and crimes gave been identified.Scott was booked into the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility. He was released after posting a $5,000 bond.The Flagler County Sheriff Office seized Scotts home computer and other electronic devices in an attempt to identify any other victims.Investigators are asking people who visited the Wellness One Chiropractic in Palm Coast and think they may have been a victim to call the Flagler County Sheriffs Office at 386-313-4911.
Ron DeSantis, the Republican candidate for Florida governor who won the nomination with the strong backing of President Donald Trump, has released his most recent tax returns.While Trump refused to release his returns ahead of his 2016 election, DeSantis posted them on his campaign website Sunday right before his nationally televised debate with Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum.The former U.S. congressman released joint tax returns for both 2016 and 2017. They show that he and his wife Casey earned nearly $237,000 in 2016 and more than $238,000 in 2017.Gillum released his 2015 and 2016 returns Friday. Gillum, however, did not release his 2017 return. His campaign said he had filed for an extension until October, but that deadline was extended until next year due to Hurricane Michael.The joint returns for both candidates show that each family earns more than $200,000 a year, but DeSantiss tax returns showed he had owed money to the federal government each year. DeSantis owed $5,148 for 2016 and nearly $8,000 for 2017.Gillums returns show that he asked for $7,288 refund in 2015 and a $9,455 refund in 2016.Neither candidate was required to release federal income tax returns, but Florida gubernatorial candidates have traditionally done so.The two candidates did not disclose the W2 forms given by employers that summarize how much a person is paid.The DeSantis campaign also did not include a list of itemized deductions. Gillums itemized deductions show that in both 2015 and 2016 that he donated more than $20,000 to charity.
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A teen between the ages of 16 and 17 was found in Moncrief with a gunshot wound in the chest.
The victims, who were standing outside of a laundry mat, included five men and one woman ranging in the ages of 20 to 70 years old, according to JSO.
The candidates, who met for the first time, debated before a national audience on the CNN broadcast the day before Floridians begin early voting and 16 days before the Nov. 6 election for governor.
A Jags fan can be seen sucker punching a Texans fan in a video thats going viral on Facebook.
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