Prescription drug ring busted at prison

A former corrections officer and a prison major at Florida State Prison have been charged in connection with prescription drug trafficking out of the prison after a four-month investigation dubbed Operation Checkered Flag.


Lenny Curry, Mike Williams take oaths

A theme of optimism and unity was evident at Wednesday's joint inauguration ceremony of Mayor Lenny Curry and Sheriff Mike Williams.

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Deputies: Mom of teen made meth at home

A 38-year-old woman is facing drug and child cruelty charges after a welfare check by the Department of Children and Families turned up a meth lab in her home.


911 dispatcher finds fugitive while working as hotel clerk

An alert hotel receptionist, who is also a 911 dispatcher, is to thank for catching a fugitive accused of killing a couple in Tennessee and stealing their SUV.


Complaints of curfew not being enforced

The new mandatory curfew law went into effect Monday night and has made it illegal for minors to gather in public areas between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday.


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More Spanish speakers in US than Spain

The United States is now the second largest Spanish-speaking country, second only to Mexico, according to a new report by the Spain-based nonprofit Instituto Cervantes.


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Florida leaders react to US, Cuba ties

The United States and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in their capital cities, a major step in restoring ties after more than 50 years of hostilities. What do elected officials from Florida think of this development?


Sales explode in Ga. with fireworks law

Sales of fireworks are now legal in the state of Georgia, and the change is already making a splash as Georgia residents gear up for the Fourth of July weekend.


Travel expected to rise for holiday weekend

More than 41 million Americans are expected to pack up and travel for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, according to AAA.


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NASCAR offers Confederate flag swap

Daytona International Speedway will not ban the Confederate flag from track property this weekend, but will offer an American flag in exchange for those who wish to fly it on property.


City cracks down on vacation resort rentals

Because of persistent complaints from legitimate permit holders, the City of Fernandina Beach has begun new enforcement efforts to combat illegal short term resort rentals.


Summer's most disgusting health concerns

Hurray, summer is finally here. However, you need to watch out for these all-too-common health hazards that accompany the nice weather.



Couple married for 75 years dies together

VIDEO: A couple married for 75 years died in each other's arms.

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