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Scott picks Boxold as transportation chief

Gov. Rick Scott wasted little time in selecting Jim Boxold, who for the past year has been the Florida Department of Transportation's chief of staff, to take over the top position in the agency.

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Man killed crossing road in Arlington

A man was hit and killed in Arlington late Thursday night.  Witnesses stated he was looking down at his phone while crossing the street, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

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15 kids adopted, given homes for holidays

Everyone deserves a home and a family for the holidays, and more than a dozen kids will now have that.

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Missing woman possibly with sex offender

The family of a 57-year old St. Johns County woman reported her missing to the Sheriff’s Office Thursday afternoon. She was last known residing with a registered sex offender, who is also missing and wanted for removing his court-ordered ankle…

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Donald Smith trial postponed indefinitely

The trial for Donald Smith -- the man charged with the kidnap, rape and murder of 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle -- has been postponed indefinitely.

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FPL gets OK for gas drilling plan

Florida's largest power company can now get in the natural-gas production business with its customers' money.

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Scott keeps Daly as DJJ secretary

In a move that was widely expected, Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday named Christy Daly as secretary of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice.

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Jacksonville unemployment dips to 5.5%

The Jacksonville Metropolitan Statistical Area gained 17,000 new jobs over the year in November, according to the unemployment numbers released by the Governor's Office on Friday.

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Garbage pick-up holiday changes

City officials want to remind Jacksonville residents that garbage pick-up for some areas will be shifted next week because of the Christmas holiday.

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Tips to keep pets safe during holidays

Pet owners are being reminded to ensure their furry friends are safe this December.

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1 shot during home invasion robbery

Police are searching for the suspect who robbed and shot a person in a home near the Springfield area Friday morning.

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