US announces $820M in Ukraine aid, including missile systems
The U.S. has announced it will provide Ukraine with $820 million in new military aid, including new surface-to-air missile systems and counter-artillery radars to respond to Russia’s heavily reliance on long-range strikes in the war.
Hair raises issue for some Jacksonville firefighters who bristle at handling of policy
A group speaking on behalf of Black firefighters within the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department says an issue over hair is being used against some firefighters. The question is whether firefighters should be allowed to have braids and dreadlocks -- or whether they create a safety issue.
Environmental justice advocates slam Supreme Court ruling
The Supreme Court decision Thursday to limit how the Environmental Protection Agency may regulate carbon dioxide emissions could make an already grave situation worse for those most affected by air pollution and climate change, community residents and advocates fear.
Biden to award Medal of Freedom to Biles, McCain, Giffords
The White House says President Joe Biden will present the nation's highest civilian honor to 17 people, including gymnast Simone Biles, actor Denzel Washington and the late Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, with whom Biden served in the Senate.
List: Everywhere you can make a splash, keep cool during Independence Day weekend
Families and friends are looking forward to getting together and celebrating the holiday weekend. Beat the heat by visiting one of the swimming locations the city of Jacksonville has opened to keep you cool while having fun in the sun.
Monkeypox cases triple in Europe, WHO says, Africa concerned
The World Health Organization’s Europe chief has warned that monkeypox cases across the region have tripled in the last two weeks and called on countries to take stronger measures to ensure the previously rare disease does not become entrenched on the continent.
Connecticut governor invites Florida businesses to move to his state ‘that supports rights of women’
As the battle continues in Florida over a 15-week abortion ban that was slated to take effect Friday but is being blocked by a state judge, an open letter went out to Florida businesses from the governor of Connecticut.
Heavy police presence expected on water for 4th of July weekend to improve safety
The roadways in Northeast Florida won’t be the only place people will see a beefed-up police presence for the Fourth of July weekend. Law enforcement will also pay extra attention to the waterways as part of Operation Dry Water.