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Family wants coroner's inquest in death

The family of Michelle O'Connell is asking State Attorney R.J. Larizza to follow the recommendation of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to have a coroner's inquest, saying O'Connell's death is consistent with homicide more so than suicide.

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Transformer fire

Lightning strike causes power outages

A lightning strike caused a power substation off Old St. Augustine Road near Grand Bay Parkway in the Bartram Park area to catch fire Tuesday afternoon, affecting traffic lights on several main Southside roads for about an hour.

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Charlie Crist and Rick Scott

Negative political ads fill airwaves

As if Florida's governor's race wasn't negative enough before last week's primary, the latest round of political commercials aren't supporting Rick Scott or Charlie Crist, but attacking their opponents

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School bus

Clay County needs school bus drivers

The Clay County School District needs bus drivers. The district has about 200 drivers, but it would like to have 240. The shortage could keep students from getting to and from school on time.

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Heavy surf on Fernandina Beach

Nassau Sheriff: Possible drowning in ocean

Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper said beachgoers saw a man floating in the ocean just south of the Ritz Carlton near the Scott Road beach access and called 911.

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9-year-old pulled unresponsive from pool

A 9-year-old girl reported to have had a seizure while swimming in a pool Monday was transported to a hospital but could not be revived, according to the Nassau County Sheriff's Office.

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Passenger dispute diverts flight to JIA

A Delta Airlines flight from LaGuardia to Palm Beach International Airport was diverted to Jacksonville when a passenger got into a dispute over a reclining seat.

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Police: 2 men rob bank in Crescent City

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office and Crescent City Police Department are looking for two men who robbed the Bank of America in Crescent City just before 4 p.m. Tuesday.

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HRO petitioners fall short of signatures

A group of community members that was trying to change a city ordinance that recently passed in Atlantic Beach did not meet their mark.

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Florida State University

FSU presidential search ending soon?

Florida State University has been without a president since April. The search for a new school leader is expected to heat up again after Tuesday.

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Study suggests economy is recovering

Good news when it comes to the economy. More and more displaced workers are finding jobs in the industries they left or were laid off in.

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