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Scammers call stores, make bomb threats

A national scam in which callers try to extort retailers by calling in bomb threats has reached northeast Florida.


Attorney files motion to halt proceedings

The attorney assigned to defend Donald Smith -- the man charged with the kidnap, rape and murder of 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle -- has now filed an emergency motion with the trial judge to halt the proceedings.


Families prepare for holidays without teens

As a Jacksonville family prepares to say goodbye to a 16-year-old shot and killed at a school bus stop, other mothers who have lost sons to violence said it's a pain no other parent should endure.


Documentary calls for 'Kendrick's Law'

The parents of Kendrick Johnson, the 18-year-old high school student from Valdosta who was found dead in a rolled-up gym mat, unveil a new documentary Thursday.


Scammers use military organization's name

Phylis Gillman was given a receipt after donating money to a man who knocked on her door this week and said he was representing the Patriot Project.


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Dow jumps 421 points, best day since 2011

Scrooge has left the building. Heck, he's not even on the same planet anymore.

The Dow shot up 421 points Thursday for its best day in more than three years. The S&P 500 experienced its biggest gains since January 2013.

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9 NE Fla. districts increase graduation rates

Statewide graduation rates increased to an 11-year high of 76.1 percent, an increase of 0.5 percent over last year and a rise of nearly 17 percentage points since 2003-04, according to data released Thursday by the Department of Education.


Jax small businesses urged to export

Jacksonville is looking globally to bring in new jobs.


Jacksonville police warn of stolen packages

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office has received several reports saying packages have been delivered to homes but have disappear from doorsteps.


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Jaguars-Titans commentary: Worth it?

Sam Kouvaris: While the most-asked question today is "Will Blake Bortles play?" Perhaps the real question is: "Should he?"

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New nonprofit gives free lifts to games

The Jacksonville Jaguars hold a special place in Margaret Williamson's heart, especially after quarterback Blake Bortles visited her in the hospital.


Could possible lifting of embargo help Jax?

While the U.S. and Cuba are now beginning to take steps to restore diplomatic relations, some in Jacksonville are looking forward to having the embargo lifted, particularly when it comes to trade and the port.


Cigar-loving travelers to enjoy Cuba change

Cigar-loving travelers won't have to hide their Cubans in their luggage anymore.


Students taste-test new food options

Students in Duval County will start off the next school year with a brand new menu for breakfast and lunch. Nearly 1,500 students taste-tested the new options and filled out surveys on what they liked and didn't like.


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On this day: December 18

America celebrates its first official day of thanksgiving, "The Nutcracker" debuts, the first "Pink Panther" short premieres, and the first nuclear power plant in America goes online, all on this day.

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Packages stolen off steps of house

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