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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 and search for Cold Noses.Tito is a 2-year-old male blue brindle bulldog (ID no. A026090). He needs a foster home during his recovery from hip surgery, which will require leash-walking only and crate rest. Meet him at Clay County Animal Services, 3984 W. Florida 16, Green Cove Springs. Regular hours: 10 a.m.-4 p. […]

Mayo Clinic CEO in Jacksonville to head entire organization

The job Farrugia will take in the new year involves accountability for all of Mayo Clinic including its three main campuses in Minnesota, Arizona and Florida, and the Mayo Clinic Health System. The president and CEO is primarily responsible for leadership, vision and management of Mayo Clinic, the overall performance and health of the organization, and ensuring alignment of Mayo’s values and culture.

New board honors Jacksonville Beach surfer who died in Nicaragua

JACKSONVILLE BEACH — Devan Kennedy liked to do his banking old-school style, even though his girlfriend, Cory Lewis, teased him: Just do it on the internet, she’d say. But he wanted to make everyone family, she says, so he preferred to go to the bank in person, so he could chat with his tellers.And he wanted to wake up early, so he could see the sun come over the ocean as he checked the surf yet again.”He was a freak about sunrises,” Lewis says. “So many times he […]

In low-key forum, Democratic governor hopefuls stick to their talking points

Forum featured 10-minute, one-on-one segments between the candidates and the moderator that covered a broad range of topics and prevented them from trading barbs like the Republican candidates, U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, did in a testy debate Wednesday.

Former Greene aide suspended as Manatee investigates software system

Duval Superintendent Diana Greene said Thursday she agrees with her former district’s decision this week to investigate and place on leave one of her two former deputy superintendents at Manatee County Public Schools.Manatee’s interim superintendent, Cynthia Saunders, placed Ron Ciranna, its deputy superintendent for operations, on administrative leave Monday.Manatee’s School Board Chairman Scott Hopes said the district is looking into payment processing involving the […]

Jacksonville Beach officer home and suspect jailed after both shot outside Waffle House

A Jacksonville Beach police officer is back home after taking two bullets in a gun battle Wednesday night outside a Waffle House following a random attack on another officer. The 27-year-old suspect also was wounded.Cpl. William Eierman, a 16-year-veteran, is recovering from being shot in the leg and pelvic area. Confirming his release from the hospital Thursday afternoon, Police Chief Patrick Dooley said he is “very happy and relieved” the corporal is home after a […]

Federal magistrate judge recommends lawsuit against loitering law in Hemming Park be dropped

The lawsuit over a loitering law in Jacksonville’s Hemming Park filed in June is being recommended to be dismissed.Resident Alvin Xex filed it against Mayor Lenny Curry, the city of Jacksonville, Friends of Hemming Park, its CEO and Central Security. U.S. Magistrate Judge Monte Richardson advised District Judge Brian Davis to deny and dismiss the lawsuit for failure to state a claim on which relief may be granted and/or the lack of jurisdiction.“It is still […]

District 2 school hopefuls differ on school safety, properties' fates

The five people running to represent Jacksonville’s Beaches and nearby communities for Duval’s District 2 School Board seat differ in their views about school safety and the fate of school district properties.The candidates hoping to replace board member Scott Shine, who is not running to keep his seat, are:Elizabeth Andersen, a former Duval teacher and longtime mental health therapist who helps families and children through nonprofits, schools and her private practice. […]

Times-Union recognized for public service, community leadership

The Florida Times-Union has been recognized for its public service, community leadership, investigative journalism and beat reporting by the Florida Society of News Editors.The newspaper won 10 awards in all as part of the organization’s 2018 Journalism Contest. They were presented Thursday afternoon in Orlando as part of the three-day Florida Media Conference.Most notable was the FSNE Gold Medal for Public Service, which was awarded in three circulation categories for “work of […]

Jacksonville police provide sketch in transgender killing

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office released a sketch of a suspect in one of the city’s three homicides of black transgender women this year.Born Donald Christopher James, the 24-year-old went by Cathalina Christina James and also Esha Wilson, Chris James, and Iesha. She was shot June 24 at the 8333 Dix Ellis Trail Quality Inn. Detectives were able to locate video of the suspect vehicle, a light-colored Buick LeSabre, and witnesses also gave descriptions. After the […]