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Parents Who Lead: Jacksonville Public Education Fund program builds advocates

Eight Jacksonville residents who care about children spent 20 weeks transforming themselves into leaders.They learned how school districts, city and state governments and their budgets work. They learned about public policy, problem solving and the media. They learned about social and economic trends. And they learned how community members can translate their concerns into action.Friday night they graduated as the first class of the Jacksonville Public Education Fund’s […]

2 reports of abuse emerge against late Jacksonville priest

The Diocese of St. Augustine said credible allegations have emerged against the late Rev. William Malone by two people who say the Sacred Heart Parish priest sexually abused them in the 1980s.Malone, who died in 2003, was an associate pastor at Sacred Heart Parish in Jacksonville from 1982 to 1991, according to the diocese. The church also has a Pre-K through eighth-grade school.The accusations developed last year after Bishop Felipe Estévez sent a letter discussing a […]

American-made cargo ships account for 9,120 local jobs

The domestic maritime industry that uses ships built in the United States and manned by American crews is growing nationwide and accounts for 9,120 jobs in Northeast Florida, according to a report released Friday.U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Jacksonville, joined the Florida Maritime Partnership at the Jacksonville Port Authority’s Talleyrand terminal to announce the job figures and make a case for keeping the Jones Act intact.The Jones Act requires ships that deliver cargo […]

Late Jacksonville priest accused of abusing a child and an adult in the '80s

The Diocese of St. Augustine said credible allegations have emerged against the late Rev. William Malone by two people who say the Sacred Heart Parish priest sexually abused them in the 1980s.Malone, who died in 2003, was an associate pastor at Sacred Heart Parish in Jacksonville from 1982 to 1991, according to the diocese. The church also has a Pre-K through eighth-grade school.The accusations developed last year after Bishop Felipe Estévez sent a letter discussing a […]

Jacksonville stabbing victim reported dead, roommate arrested

A Jacksonville man who was stabbed last month at a Southside mobile home park has died and his roommate is in custody, according to the Sheriff’s Office website.William “Willie” Thomas McCoid, 55, was added this week to a list of homicide victims the Sheriff’s Office maintains for a transparency website that tracks the deaths across the city.When officers were called to the Countryside Village mobile home park at 10960 Beach Blvd., th saw the suspect running through a […]

Victim's bones kept secret 33 years, family files suit in Jacksonville case

Mary “Penny” Lovett Lakoskey suffered a mental breakdown 35 years ago after her teenage daughter’s body was found discarded at the end of an unnamed dirt road. A trooper searching for stolen cars found her in a spot on the Westside of Jacksonville where people frequently dumped junked cars, animal carcasses and trash.Tina Lovett had been missing 17 days. She was found face down. Her clothes were missing. Florida’s unrelenting weather sped up decomposition of her body. Bonafacio Floro, […]

Murder charge filed in Jacksonville fentanyl overdose; first such case in Jacksonville

A Duval County grand jury has charged an accused drug dealer with first-degree murder for the overdose death of a man who consumed the dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl.Deonte Artez Wadley, 23, faces an automatic life sentence if convicted under a state law passed last year to let dealers be prosecuted for murder for fentanyl deaths. This is the first case of its type prosecuted in the county.“Fentanyl-related overdose deaths remain an issue for all parts of our […]

St. Marys Tall Ship Alliance teams up with Brunswick Landing Marina in April

Georgia’s Brunswick Landing Marina will have the Nao Santa Maria tall ship from April 9-14, and the American Privateer Lynx tall ship April 17-29.The ships are being brought in by St. Marys Tall Ship Alliance, a Georgia nonprofit organization.The alliance works to promote the history of tall ships along the coast of Georgia and promote interest in the coastal regions of Georgia. Its ultimate goal is to have tall ships visiting Georgia’s coast year-round with some […]

Cold Noses: Adoptable Pets of the Week

Cold Noses, the Times-Union’s weekly pet column, features pets available for adoption at area government-run shelters. For more, go to Jacksonville.com and search for Cold Noses.Champ is a 6-month-old male Doberman Pinscher and hound mix (ID No. 49056). He was surrendered by his owners and needs a new home. St. Johns County Pet Center, 130 N. Stratton Road. Regular hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. (904) 209-6190, […]

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