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Jacksonville woman killed in Thursday crash with school bus

A 63-year-old Jacksonville woman was killed Thursday morning when she hit the back of a loaded Duval County school bus as it crossed Atlantic Boulevard at Withrow Drive, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.Brenda Snodgrass, who was not wearing a seat belt, was declared dead after transport to Memorial Hospital, the Highway Patrol said. None of the seven students on the bus, en route to Sabal Palm and Waterleaf elementary schools at the time of the crash, was injured, according to […]

Jaguars owner Shad Khan: Jacksonville 'stadium has to be upgraded'

After a disappointing 5-11 season, the Jaguars’ coaching staff and front office personnel aren’t the only ones feeling heat.Particularly for 1 p.m. kickoffs, fans seated on the east side of TIAA Bank Field have to endure baking in the sun, negatively impacting their game-day enjoyment.Although hot early-season temperatures are not a new development, the issue has the attention of Jaguars owner Shad Khan and President Mark Lamping.Khan and Lamping stressed the importance […]

Popular Suwannee swimming hole Bob's River Place opens for another summer Saturday

Bob’s River Place, a popular old-fashioned swimming hole on the Suwannee River, opens for the season Saturday, armed with recently granted variances that its owner says will keep it in open for its 45th year.That means swimmers from Florida and beyond will continue to make splashdowns in the river’s coffee-colored waters after jumping off high […]

71-year-old man's death ruled a homicide at St. Augustine facility

The death of an elderly patient at a long-term care and rehabilitation facility in St. Augustine has been ruled a beating homicide by the medical examiner, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office.Deputies responded to the St. Augustine Health and Rehabilitation Center on April 9 when staff discovered an 84-year-old resident on top of a 71-year-old repeatedly hitting him in the head and face, the Sheriff’s Office said.The younger man was initially taken to Orange Park […]

Separate Jacksonville shootings wound a suspect, bystander and 2 more

Three shootings within eight hours in Jacksonville left one would-be armed robber shot in a Mandarin store, a bystander wounded in a drive-by and two others sent to a hospital, according to the Sheriff’s Office.Then a few hours before dawn Thursday, three gunmen robbed a Waffle House in St. Johns County, but no weapons were fired, that Sheriff’s Office said.The first gunfire was about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Metro PCS in a shopping center at 5100 Sunbeam Road. An male in a […]

The Players Championship: Red Coats nonprofit grant applications due April 26

The Players Championship is seeking applicants for its annual Red Coats awards, which gives grants to nonprofits in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties.The Red Coats are a group of civic and corporate leaders who oversee and manage the golf tournament’s volunteer efforts. Their grants go to programs that promote youth education, health and wellness, character development and improving quality of life in the five-county area. Grant awards range from $2,000 to $10,000, […]

Today in Jacksonville History: April 18, 1967

A $40 million brewery that would employ 300 people with an annual payroll of $3 million and produce 1.7 million barrels of beer a year was announced for Jacksonville’s Northside by Anheuser-Busch Inc., the world’s largest brewer.Gov. Claude R. Kirk Jr. joined officials of the brewer and the city in making the announcement at the Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce at 604 N. Hogan St.”Now I’m torn between orange juice and Bud,” Kirk quipped.”It shows the […]

Councilman-elect calls for community brain-storming on Landing's future

City Council member-elect Matt Carlucci made a pitch Wednesday for the city to use a charrette-style workshop for residents to brainstorm ideas about the future use of the Jacksonville Landing, saying interest is high in what comes next and there should be upfront buy-in from the public.Carlucci even found a new way to describe the importance of the Landing’s location on the downtown riverfront.”It’s a beloved piece of property,” Carlucci told the Downtown Investment Authority […]

Councilman-elect calls for community brain-storming on Jacksonville Landing's future

City Council member-elect Matt Carlucci made a pitch Wednesday for the city to use a charrette-style workshop for residents to brainstorm ideas about the future use of the Jacksonville Landing, saying interest is high in what comes next and there should be upfront buy-in from the public.Carlucci even found a new way to describe the importance of the Landing’s location on the downtown riverfront.”It’s a […]

We Care Jacksonville and uninsured patients 'rejoice' at new lifesaver

Toni Peters called her fainting episodes “falling out.”They stemmed from high blood pressure and embarrassed her, particularly when they occurred at her job as a part-time janitorial worker at Regency Square mall. She would be taken to an emergency room, which would embarrass her further because she had no insurance to pay the hospital or to go to a doctor for followups and prescriptions.But during one of those hospital visits, she was told about We Care Jacksonville, a […]

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