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Duval County

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Top Duval County Articles

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  • Cops: Train makes emergency stop after boater opens drawbridge

    Authorities say Andrew Jason Hasty was boating on the Trout River in Duval County on Mar. 26 when he came upon a closed railroad drawbridge. Hasty got impatient and took matters into his own hands. The 27-year-old Lake Forest man is accused of...
  • Other counties worry about Broward Supreme Court ruling on term limits

    Other counties worry about impacts of Broward Supreme Court term limits ruling The impact of the recent Supreme Court ruling upholding Broward County's term limits for county commissioners is spreading beyond the 954 area code. The counties that had the...
  • Man accused of smashing trucker's windshield with hammer on I-95

    Florida Highway Patrol investigators said Akil Khamisi Meade, 28, hurled a hammer through the windshield of a passing trucker as he stood by a disabled vehicle on I-95 in Jacksonville, reports The Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville. The attacked...
  • FloriDUH: School Board votes to fire worker who used district laptop to view porn

    The Duval County School Board voted unanimously to fire an elementary school speech therapist who told a judge that he used a school district laptop to visit sexually explicit adult websites and personal ads soliciting sex — all during school...
  • Cops: Couple, both 68, battled intruder and held him at gunpoint

    It's time to hand over your intruder calling card when you can no longer topple a couple of old geezers. When an intruder using a knife pried open a door, the 33-year-old Jacksonville homeowner fired bird-shot at him, reports The Florida Times-Union in...
  • Charters serve fewer poor, disabled

    State officials boasted in November that Florida charter students were closing the longtime achievement gap with peers at conventional public schools. A state report said a likely reason was a "more diverse student population" at charters today,...
  • Florida Scenic Highways

    Florida Scenic Highways
    Florida's Scenic Highway program was started in the mid-1990s through the state Department of Transportation to recognize roadways that show Florida's history, culture and resources. Since then, 24 roadways have been designated as either scenic or...
  • Harold W. Snider dies at 61; blind activist helped craft disability legislation

    Harold W. Snider, a prominent advocate for the blind who helped craft legislation that expanded the civil rights of Americans with disabilities and aided in the launching of an audible newspaper service, died June 26 at his home in Rockville, Md., after a...
  • Cost Cutting Hurts the Disabled

    SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL OP-ED ONLINE by Elaine Schwartz The Medicaid Reform Pilot in Broward and Duval Counties, has been called "A Flawed Experiment" since its passage in 2005 and implementation in 2006. The state implementing agency--AHCA--has...
  • Florida's Medicaid Reform Is Under Siege

    By James Frogue Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush led the most ambitious and significant reform to Medicaid in the country. Since he completed his term one year ago the bureaucracy and special interests are strangling it. In early 2005, Jeb Bush unveiled...
  • Florida ranks 4th in advanced placement

    SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL OP-ED ONLINE by Tom Butler According to a national report issued yesterday by the College Board, more than one-fifth of Florida's 2007 public high school graduates passed an Advanced Placement (AP) exam, ranking Florida fourth...