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Man surrenders after standoff in Palatka

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office says 39-year-old Barry T. Milton barricaded himself inside a home at 7th Avenue and Madison Street in Palatka on Tuesday night. He surrendered after more than five hours, police said.

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'Pass-out game' has parents voicing worry

As more and more kids are gambling and cheating death playing the so-called "pass-out game," parents are expressing concern.

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Family falls victim to video game hack

A Jacksonville Beach couple is warning X-Box users after their son’s X-Box account was hacked and their credit card information was stolen.

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Classroom

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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Parents sound off about extra school hour

Hundreds of elementary school parents offered their opinions Tuesday night to Duval County Superintendent Nikolai Vitti about a plan to add an hour to their children's school day.

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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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