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News in Duval County, Florida
Sharpton: 'Florida will be ground zero'
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:15:35 -0700
Marchers who traveled to Tallahassee from across the country made their way from the Leon County Civic Center to the Capitol to again urge lawmakers to address the 2005 law.
State offers hunter safety courses in Duval County
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:15:58 -0800
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is offering a free hunter safety courses in Duval County in April for those who have taken the online course and want to complete the classroom portion.
Englewood and First Coast high schools get higher grades
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 07:44:03 -0800
The successful appeal of state grades by two high school gives First Coast High School the first "A" in its history, a "B" for Englewood High School and the most "A" high schools in Duval County Public Schools history.
Sentencing in loud music shooting may be delayed
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:26:09 -0700
Michael Dunn enters the courtroom for a hearing at the Duval County Courthouse on Monday, March 10, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla. Last month Dunn was convicted of the attempted murders of three teens and faces at least 60 years in prison; the jury deadlocked on whether he was guilty of the first degree murder of Jordan Davis.
Bearl: Farm to family mobile farmers market
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:44:45 -0800
Have you ever heard of a food desert? Not "dessert," a desert. Did you know that there are many of them in St. Johns County and in Duval County? For that matter these areas are found in every town, county and state.
Man gets life sentence for fatal fire
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 00:53:12 -0800
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A northeast Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for setting a fatal Jacksonville house fire. A Duval County judge sentenced 52-year-old Jimmie Ray Jackson Jr. on Friday. He pleaded guilty last month to murder, arson and burglary.
Public defender adds three attorneys to office
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 08:42:22 -0800
Public Defender Matt Shirk announced the appointment of three assistant public defenders to serve in the Duval County office. William Donley II joins the County Court unit, where he will handle misdemeanors. For the past four months, Donley has volunteered in a similar capacity.
Fame doesn't always come easy or…
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:43:52 -0800
A new University of North Florida poll that interviewed adult registered voters in Duval County reveals that Mayor Alvin Brown's approval rating has dropped from 70 to 59 percent, compared to a previous poll conducted by the university in February 2013.
Florida education news: Student arrests, two-year degrees, class size violations and more
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 04:47:58 -0700
HOT SEAT: Pinellas religious leaders urge superintendent Mike Grego to do something about high levels of student arrests .
UF center to help bolster local schools' leadership
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:08:33 -0800
Alachua County Public Schools are embarking on a three-year partnership with the University of Florida's Lastinger Center for Learning, its first major partnership with the center.