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Jacksonville police: 1 person shot, homes evacated in Argyle Forest

Jacksonville police evacuated some residents of an Argyle Forest condominium complex as a precaution Sunday morning after a man was shot — setting off an hours-long search for an armed suspect possibly holed up inside one of the buildings.The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office locked down The Cottages at Argyle Forest, 8550 Argyle Business Loop, and called in its SWAT team including an armored police vehicle to search for whoever shot the victim inside the gated complex. No […]

Call Box: Treaty Oak has storied history but no treaty

Dear Call Box: I used to live in Jacksonville, and I remember there was a massive tree called Treaty Oak where some kind of treaty was signed. I like history and would like to know about it.H.L., Georgia Dear H.L.: There’s a secret that hovers under the octopus-like boughs of this magnificent specimen. No treaty was ever signed under Treaty Oak.Yes, the name is based on a myth. Or rather it was the invention of a newspaper […]

Veterans Calendar

MONDAY American Legion Post 137 Rod and Pole Meeting: 7 p.m., 5443 San Juan Ave. (904) 662-2325.American Legion and Auxiliary Meetings: 8 p.m., American Legion Post 316, 1127 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach. (904) 249-0202.TUESDAY 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony: 8:40-9 a.m., K9s for Warrior Camp K9, 114 Camp K9 Road, Ponte Vedra. A brief service to honor the fallen of 9/11 hosted by K9s for Warriors.

Call Box: His camera captured African-American life

Dear Call Box: Is there an archive of pictures of African-American schoolchildren from Darnell-Cookman Elementary School from 1957 to 1960? I think the pictures may have been taken by photographer E.L. Weems, who moved to Atlanta and has since passed away. I am unable to locate anyone who has his collections from that era. I have tried the Duval County School Board, but I was told they no longer have those records.R.L., JacksonvilleDear R.L.: […]

1 leader departs, another arrives at We Care Jacksonville

Sue Nussbaum still talks about those three women.They were among her first clients in 2009 when she became executive director of We Care Jacksonville, a volunteer coalition of medical professionals that provides free care to Jacksonville’s uninsured population.”The first week,” she said, “we had three women with breast cancer who had been waiting three months to see the first doctor. In our community, there was that much of a [time] gap. It was fairly shocking. There was a lot […]

Alligator attacks are on rise in Florida

TAMPA — As Felicitie Gillette entered the waters of Lake Hernando, there was no way for her to know she’d soon become the latest statistic in an alarming and exceptionally Floridian trend — alligator attacks.The American alligator, one of the Sunshine State’s most ubiquitous reptiles, wasn’t always so. At one point, they were hunted to near extinction and placed on the endangered species list until it was taken off in 1987.Since then, scientists say, gator attacks […]

Sunday Notebook: Fanatics, NFL launch ecommerce platform for Canada

Jacksonville-based Fanatics, the sports apparel and memorabilia company, and the National Football League are going north of the border to Canada.Fanatics officials and the NFL announced last week they launched a Canadian-based e-commerce operation called Fanatics, which is already licensed to sell NFL merchandise, is specifically targeting NFL fans in Canada, a news release said.“We’re excited to partner with Fanatics to better serve our millions of […]

Pilot escapes injury in St. Johns small plane crash

A Daytona Beach man escaped injury when his small private plane went down Saturday morning in a field in rural St. Johns County.Shrey Chopra, 19, was alone in the 1981 Cessna 152 aircraft when it crashed and flipped upside down about 11:30 a.m. in the field at Smith Farms in the 9200 block of County Road 13 South in Hastings, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.The Highway Patrol said Chopra was flying back to Ormond Beach after stopping at Palatka-Kay Larkin Airport. […]

Pilot suffers minor injuries in St. Johns small plane crash

St. Johns County authorities say a pilot sustained minor injuries when a small plane went down in a field Saturday morning near Hastings.The plane overturned after landing in a field near 8691 County Road 13 South shortly after 11 a.m.., St. Johns Fire Rescue officials posted on the agency’s Facebook page.Paramedics treated the pilot at the scene — determining he didn’t require transport to the hospital. He remained at the site with St. Johns County sheriff’s deputies […]