Positively Jax: Registration for “Angel Tree” giveaway starts Monday
The Salvation Army is hosting its annual Christmas Angel Tree giveaway to make the holidays easier for local families in need. This program makes Christmas wishes come true for thousands of children. Registration will run from September 26th to October 7th 2022.
TELL US: What do you think about Jacksonville not enforcing the sign requirement for sex offenders on Halloween?
Two registered sex offenders filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Jacksonville because they want to decorate for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and other holidays. Thursday, the offenders asked the judge to pause the city sign requirement outside their home because they believe it’s unconstitutional.
Fitness Friday | Why you are the lightest weight you’ll be all year
The New England Journal of Medicine published that in August and September, about five-months after Easter, Americans are the lowest weight they will be all year on average. In their findings they revealed that after the weight gain of Thanksgiving and Christmas it takes about five months to get your body back on track. Specifically May to November is when our weight begins to stabilize with the whole cycle repeating itself at the end of November.
Stephen Colbert Brutally Mocks Eric Trump’s Lame FBI Raid Defense
CBSIt was “Christmas” in scorchingly hot August on Tuesday night when Stephen Colbert opened his Late Show monologue with a full-blown celebration of the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago. And it gave the host a chance to break out his truly inspired impression of “former second first son” Eric Trump.In response to Donald Trump’s son assuring Sean Hannity that all the agents would find is a “note from me telling him how proud I am of him and what a great job he was doing as president,” Colbert tucked his unews.yahoo.com
Man charged in deadly parade crash says jail isn't safe
A man accused of killing six people and injuring dozens more when he allegedly drove his SUV through a Christmas parade in Waukesha says he doesn’t feel safe in jail. Darrell Brooks, who is Black, sent a letter to his mother saying that guards paid inmates to spit in his food. Brooks wrote that he needs to find a way out before something happens to him and guards “sweep it under the rug.”news.yahoo.com
Threats and theft: The wretched life of C. Africa's peanut growers
In the north-western region of the Central African Republic, peanut farming brings hope to the residents of Paoua, a town some 500 kilometres (300 miles) northwest of the capital Bangui, but insecurity in the region means it's dangerous for farmers to travel with their produce. Paoua is regularly targeted by armed groups, notably the powerful 3R movement (Return, Reclaim, Rehabilitation), among several in the region that are seeking to control exports.news.yahoo.com
Burning North Carolina fertilizer plant had potential for "one of the worst explosions in U.S. history"
A burning fertilizer plant in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, nearly caused "one of the worst explosions in U.S. history," the fire chief said. Thousands of residents evacuated as firefighters battled the blaze.news.yahoo.com
Sweden to lift most Covid curbs on Feb 9
Sweden says it will lift most of its coronavirus restrictions on February 9 as the pandemic enters a "whole new phase" with the highly contagious but milder Omicron variant. "The pandemic is not over, but we are entering a whole new phase," Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson told reporters.news.yahoo.com
70 years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth's legacy
Queen Elizabeth II on February 6 becomes the first British monarch to rule for 70 years, in a historic milestone that signals the start of her Platinum Jubilee year. The 95-year-old monarch will mark the anniversary of the death of her father King George VI in private, before a series of public celebrations, and an extra bank holiday, planned for early June.news.yahoo.com
U.S. conducts counterterrorism mission in Syria
U.S. military missions around the world are in the spotlight, with thousands of troops deploying to Eastern Europe, and reports emerging of casualties in Syria following a counterterrorism raid. CBS News chief White House correspondent Nancy Cordes joins "CBS News Mornings" with more.news.yahoo.com
These kids stuck in the hospital for Christmas have a ‘Secret Santa’ of sorts – and he’s only 13
What were you doing when you were 13 years old, right around this time of year? Were you on Christmas break from school? Hanging out with your friends, by chance? Longing for the presents that were set to arrive on Christmas morning?
Spain's huge Christmas lottery offers distraction from virus
Spaniards looking for a respite from the pandemic’s gloom have found some cheer with a rite that for more than two centuries has marked the beginning of the festive period: the country’s bumper Christmas lottery, known as “El Gordo,” or “The Fat One.”.
Holiday gift ideas at Goodwill
The Christmas holiday is upon us, that’s right just four days until December 25. If you still have some gifts to buy and halls to deck but little budget left, don’t pout and don’t you cry - Liz Morgan from Goodwill of North Florida is here to show you how a visit to a local thrift store can come to your rescue.