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This Is the Worst City
in America for Driving
Oct 10, 2023 12:04 PM CDT
This Is the Worst City in America for Driving
California's Oakland is last in WalletHub's rankings; Texas' Corpus Christi is the best city to drive in
- Getting behind the wheel can mean a nice, leisurely cruise with nary a pothole—or it can be a chaotic, horn-honking nightmare through congested city streets. WalletHub looked at the 100 most populated US cities to see where drivers have it easiest, using 30 metrics across three main categories: safety,...
Two 4-Year-Olds Die in Toy Box
Sep 1, 2023 10:01 AM CDT
Two 4-Year-Olds Die in Toy Box
No charges have been filed in Jacksonville deaths
- Two 4-year-olds in Jacksonville died last weekend in what is believed to be a tragedy that federal regulators have long sought to prevent. The children "were pronounced deceased after they were found unresponsive in a footlocker/toybox while playing at home," the Florida Department of Children and Families said...
Dollar General Shooter
Stopped at Family Dollar First
Aug 30, 2023 12:00 AM CDT
Dollar General Shooter Stopped at Family Dollar First
Police say gunman used to work at Dollar Tree
- The Jacksonville shooter used to work at a dollar store and stopped in at one before a security guard's presence apparently led him to instead target the Dollar General down the road, where he killed three people, police say. He worked at a Dollar Tree from October 2021 to...
Guard at College Turned Away
Gunman Before Store Shooting
Aug 27, 2023 4:40 PM CDT
Guard at College Turned Away Gunman Before Store Shooting
Florida officials decry hateful rhetoric as DeSantis denounces slayings
- Before a white gunman opened fire Saturday at a Dollar General store in Florida, killing three Black people, he tried to go on campus at a historically Black college nearby. A security officer turned the man away when he refused to identify himself, Edward Waters University said in a statement....
Gets Caught in
Dust Devil During
May 17, 2023 8:24 AM CDT
7-Year-Old Gets Caught in Dust Devil During Baseball Game
17-year-old umpire Aidan Wiles rescues Bauer Zoya in odd phenomenon in Jacksonville, Florida
- A young baseball player in Florida got quite the scare over the weekend when he was caught up in what looked like a pint-size tornado of dust in the middle of the game. WPLG reports that 7-year-old Bauer Zoya, a catcher for the Ponte Vedra Sharks, was on a field...
Looking to Start a Biz?
Check Out These Cities
Apr 30, 2023 12:30 PM CDT
Looking to Start a Biz? Check Out These Cities
Orlando tops WalletHub's ranking of America's most startup-friendly places
- It's been a tough few years for business owners across the nation, from the pandemic to rising prices due to inflation. However, current challenges haven't stopped some from mulling over launching their own business—a sign of what WalletHub calls Americans' unstoppable "entrepreneurial streak." In an...
Bear Shot Dead
at Jacksonville Zoo
Dec 23, 2022 4:56 AM CST
Bear Shot Dead at Jacksonville Zoo
Lethal weapons team was called in after it attacked zookeeper
- A black bear at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens was shot dead by the Florida zoo's lethal weapons team after it escaped its enclosure Wednesday and attacked a staff member in an area off-limits to the public, authorities say. "An emergency radio call was initiated and our lethal...
Fathers Shoot Each Other's
Kids in Road Rage Incident
Oct 13, 2022 8:56 AM CDT
Fathers Shoot Each Other's Kids in Road Rage Incident
'How stupid could 2 people be,' Florida sheriff says of William Hale, Frank Allison
- "There could have been two dead kids because of two stupid grown men," Bill Leeper, sheriff of Florida's Nassau County, said Monday, revealing two girls were each shot by the other's father during a road rage incident. William Hale, 35, of Douglas, Ga., and Frank Allison,...
Hundreds of Suits Blame
Injuries on Impaired Surgeon
Jul 30, 2022 12:30 PM CDT
Hundreds of Suits Blame Injuries on Impaired Surgeon
Patients say Florida hospital ignored their complaints
- Lucinda Bonk went into surgery in September 2018 optimistic about receiving a new hip. But the procedure took longer than expected; Dr. Richard David Heekin had somehow severely fractured Bonk's thigh bone during the operation, a lawsuit says. He tried to repair it while in surgery, but the 70-year-old...
With Teacher of
the Year 'Beyond
Nov 1, 2021 12:24 PM CDT
Alleged Incident With Teacher of the Year 'Beyond Disturbing'
Caroline Lee arrested after being accused of hitting a student
- Police say a discussion between a Florida student and her teacher about a social media post led to violence, and to the Friday arrest of the teacher, who just last week was announced as her school's teacher of the year. The
reports that a since-deleted Instagram post...
Cops: Mom in
Mar 25, 2021 12:05 PM CDT
Cops: Mom in Boxing Glove Attacks Girl at School
Florida's Edith Riddle, 34, charged with child abuse after incident outside school's cafeteria
- A 34-year-old Florida woman is facing child abuse charges after allegedly fighting a 12-year-old girl at her daughter's middle school while wearing a boxing glove. Edith Riddle—who initially told officials she was unable to remove the boxing glove because it was superglued to her left wrist, per First...
Jacksonville Convention Is Off
Jul 23, 2020 5:53 PM CDT
Jacksonville Convention Is Off
Trump said he needs to keep his supporters safe
- "The timing for the event is not right," President Trump said Thursday. "To have a big convention is not the right time." So Republicans will not be gathering in Jacksonville next month for their national convention. Trump made the announcement during his coronavirus briefing at the...
Dems to Delegates:
Don't Go to the Convention
Jul 17, 2020 7:21 AM CDT
Dems to Delegates: Don't Go to the Convention
Democrats go virtual; Republicans not so much
- Senate and House Democrats are being urged not to attend next month's Democratic National Convention in Wisconsin, where Joe Biden will be officially named as nominee. Senior adviser for Congressional affairs Chasseny Lewis sent an email to congressional chiefs of staff Thursday, saying members "should not plan to...
New Site of GOP Convention
Does U-Turn on Masks
Jun 29, 2020 5:09 PM CDT
New Site of GOP Convention Does U-Turn on Masks
They are now mandatory in Jacksonville
- President Trump moved the Republican National Convention to Jacksonville because North Carolina's governor refused to guarantee that would be no social distancing measures in place during the event—but the Florida city is now introducing restrictions of its own. In what the
calls a "surprising reversal"...
Cops Enforcing Beach Rules
Catch Murder Suspect
Apr 20, 2020 1:40 PM CDT
Cops Enforcing Beach Rules Catch Murder Suspect
Man was arrested on newly reopened Florida beach
- A man was taken away in handcuffs from a reopened Florida beach Sunday—and it wasn't for failing to respect social distancing limits. Police say Mario Matthew Gatti was wanted for a January murder in Pennsylvania,
reports. The 31-year-old allegedly shot 33-year-old Michael Coover Jr. in a...
Mom Now 'Person of Interest'
in Disappearance of Girl, 5
Nov 12, 2019 4:55 AM CST
Mom Now 'Person of Interest' in Disappearance of Girl, 5
Search for Florida girl shifts to Alabama
- The Florida mother who claimed that she woke up last Wednesday to find her 5-year-old daughter missing is now a person of interest in the investigation, police confirmed Monday. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said Brianna Williams, a 27-year-old US Navy petty officer, has not talked to investigators since last week,...
Police Say Missing Girl's Mom
Has Stopped Cooperating
Nov 8, 2019 7:53 AM CST
Police Say Missing Girl's Mom Has Stopped Cooperating
They're not sure when 5-year-old Taylor Rose Williams was last seen
- Jacksonville mother Brianna Williams told police Wednesday that she had woken up that morning to find her 5-year-old daughter gone and her home's back door unlocked. Police say they no longer believe Williams was telling the truth when she said she last saw Taylor Rose Williams around midnight Wednesday...
As Dorian Came,
a Man's Quest to
Prove Wife Wrong
Led to This
Sep 5, 2019 10:45 AM CDT
As Dorian Came, a Man's Quest to Prove Wife Wrong Led to This
To protect his smart car from hurricane's winds, a Fla. man parked it in his kitchen
- It started as a lighthearted challenge between a Florida couple: Can a smart car fit into their kitchen? The answer: It sure can. Patrick Eldridge parked his smart car in his Jacksonville kitchen to protect it from Hurricane Dorian because he didn't want it to "blow away,"...
Mom Arrested After Daughter
Licks Tongue Depressor
Jul 12, 2019 6:34 AM CDT
Mom Arrested After Daughter Licks Tongue Depressor
She took video of girl putting it back in canister
- A Florida mom says she was "just being silly" with her kids after waiting a long time at a Jacksonville medical center. Authorities say she committed a felony that carries a maximum sentence of 20 years. Cori Ward, 30, was arrested on a charge of tampering with a consumer...
Bad News in
Jacksonville Plane Crash
May 5, 2019 7:33 AM CDT
Bad News in Jacksonville Plane Crash
At least 4 pets were aboard the plane, in the now-submerged cargo hold
- All 143 humans aboard the plane that slid off the runway in Jacksonville, Fla., on Friday night survived, but the news is much more grim for the four pets who were also aboard. The plane is partially submerged in the St. Johns River, and as US Navy rep Kaylee LaRocque...
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