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Florida's jobless rate holds steady

Florida's unemployment mark stood at 5.7 percent in March, holding steady from February, the state Department of Economic Opportunity announced Friday.

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School bus shooting fugitive caught

A 16-year-old wanted in a school bus shooting on Jacksonville's Westside last week was arrested late last night during a traffic stop in Liberty County, Georgia. Authorities said he was treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound, then locked up in…

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New law shields military housing from taxes

Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday signed a bill (HB 361) that will make clear property taxes cannot be collected on military-base housing.

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Exemption approved for body cameras

Despite objections from an open-government group, Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday signed a bill that will create a public-records exemption for many videos recorded by police body cameras.

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Florida jobless rate drops slightly in April

The state's unemployment rate dropped to 5.6 percent in April. That's a slight decline from the previous month. Florida added 24,500 jobs last month according to figures released Friday by the Department of Economic Opportunity.

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Rip current risk up for holiday weekend

The National Weather Service is advising swimmers, surfers and other beachgoers to exercise caution at local beaches because of heavy surf this weekend.

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19-year-old charged in shooting

A 19-year-old Jacksonville man was arrested Thursday and charged with felony aggravated battery in connection with a shooting in Orange Park, according to the Clay County Sheriff's Office.

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19-year-old killed in crash on I-295 ramp

The Florida Highway Patrol says Roelle Bongayan, 19, died in a crash late Thursday night on the ramp from Interstate 295 to J. Turner Butler Boulevard.

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Youth violence could affect school sports

Violence involving teenagers has reached a new level in Jacksonville. For the first time, Duval County has closed a spring football game to the public.

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Local group puts out call to end the violence

A local group dedicated to combating the problem of youth violence in Jacksonville came together Thursday night to put out a call to the community for their help. 

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Mandarin cellphone repair shop catches fire

The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department was battling a fire at a cellphone repair shop in Mandarin.

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