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Extra hour for low-performing schools

Fifty-two elementary schools in Duval County will now extend their school day by one hour in the coming school year. Dismissal at these schools will change to 4 p.m. every day.

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Man barricades himself in Palatka home

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office SWAT team has responded to a situation at 7th and Madison avenues in Palatka.

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beach

6 Floridians contract flesh-eating bacteria

Six people in Florida contracted a flesh-eating bacteria while swimming at the beach.

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Plane crash

Plane remains in marshy area in Yulee

A small plane that crashed Monday morning in Yulee, killing its 65-year-old pilot, remains in the marshy area where it went down, and the Federal Aviation Administration has sent an Orlando-based crew to investigate.

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No water coming out of faucet

Residents return to no water at complex

The issue plaguing a Hogan's Creek senior apartment complex that has been without water for weeks has been resolved. But when residents returned Tuesday afternoon, they still didn't have water.

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Jacksonville shipyards

Khan's shipyards plan among many ideas

The shipyards on the downtown Jacksonville Northbank have been sitting empty for years. But they're quickly becoming some of the hottest property in the River City.

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School desk

200 teachers moved at 36 Northside schools

When the new school year begins in less than three weeks, students on the Northside and Northwest Jacksonville will have many new teachers.

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School Budget Money

High property values means higher Duval schools tax

It might seem odd that your taxes for schools will go up even though the Duval County School Board voted to lower the rate.

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Tax free shopping extension

Retailers expect tax 'holiday' sales bump

The Florida Retail Federation says stores are expecting to see a 30 percent increase in sales during this weekend's three-day sales tax "holiday" on back-to-school items.

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Appeals court strikes down ban on law

A federal appeals court has ruled that a law restricting doctors from talking about gun ownership with their patients is constitutional.

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JSO seeks help to ID burglary suspect

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a suspect in a recent forgery and auto burglary.

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