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Miami-Dade County OKs citations for pot

People caught with small amounts of marijuana can now receive civil citations instead of jail time in Florida's largest county, the first in the state to treat marijuana possession as a non-criminal act.

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Mathis wants gambling sentence thrown out

A Jacksonville attorney convicted of being the mastermind of a $300 million gambling ring that used a veterans charity as a front is asking an appeals court to throw out his 6-year prison sentence.

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City gears up for Inauguration Day

Many people living in Jacksonville are hoping today will be the beginning of new changes for the River City.

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Man shot in leg on Northside

A man is recovering in the hospital after he was shot in the leg on the Northside.

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SJC School Board passes sales tax hike

One week after the St. Johns County Commission voted down a one-cent sales tax proposal to fund the sheriff's office, fire department and libraries, the School Board passed a half-cent sales tax hike specifically to fund new schools.

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Complaints of curfew not being enforced

The new mandatory curfew law went into effect Monday night and has made it illegal for minors to gather in public areas between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday.

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3-year-old wanders from day care

The Florida Department of Children and Families has launched an investigation into the Head Start program at Rufus Payne Elementary School after they say a 3-year-old wandered away from the facility Monday. 

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Storm damage throughout the region

Early Tuesday evening, a line of storms moved though the region left many homeowners clearing their property. 

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Credit card swiping could be nearing end

Coming October, you will be "dipping" rather than "swiping" at the checkout counter. The big changes coming to credit card security are meant to keep you safe from fraud and identity theft.

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Winn-Dixie: July 4 profits to be donated

All profits that are generated at Winn-Dixie grocery stores on the Fourth of July will be donated in support of Wounded Warrior Project's Independence Program, the grocery chain has announced.

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Abortion wait, ticket quotas among laws

Florida's record-setting budget goes into effect Wednesday, along with 130 other new laws that were produced by the Legislature this year in the regular and special sessions and signed by Gov. Rick Scott.

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