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Stetson professor glad he lost 'Gideon' case

Bruce Jacob was 27 years old in 1963 when he argued before the U.S. Supreme Court that Clarence Earl Gideon didn't have a right to a court-appointed attorney. But Jacob says he really believed in the other side.

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Biologists hope lice can attack peppers

Biologists may soon have another biological weapon in their war against the infamous Brazilian pepper tree: an army of jumping plant lice.

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'Guns N' Hoses' event benefits charities

Amateur fighters with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and Fire Rescue went head-to-head Saturday night for the annual Guns and Hoses charity boxing event.

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Mega Pet Adoption event underway

More than a thousand puppies, kittens, dogs and cats are looking for homes at the First Coast No More Homeless Pets Mega Adoption Event.

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Center evacuates, wheelchair set on fire

The Baya Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lake City was evacuated Saturday evening after a wheelchair was set on fire.

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Officials search St. Johns River for boy

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are searching the St. Johns River in Palatka for a 9-year-old boy.

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FHP: 1 dead in crash on I-95 at I-10

One person died Saturday afternoon in a crash on Interstate 95, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

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JSO: Pedestrian struck by car dies

A woman was struck by a car while crossing the street and later died, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

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Many partake in Operation Green Light

About 1,200 people came out Saturday for Operation Green Light, the one day when Clerk of Courts offices in Florida waive their collection agency surcharge which can sometimes add 40 percent.

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Blanding Blvd. reopens at Jefferson Ave.

Two northbound lanes of Blanding Boulevard at Jefferson Avenue in Clay County were blocked Friday evening because of a crash with injuries.

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30 sea turtles released back into ocean

Thirty Kemp's ridley sea turtles were released back into the ocean Saturday afternoon at Little Talbot Island State Park, according to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

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