Local veteran partners with nonprofit to clean laundry for veterans at no cost Saturday
A local veterans' advocate and social media influencer has teamed up with the volunteers from Current Initiatives to wash and dry loads of laundry for veterans in need at no cost Saturday at the Veteran Coin Laundry on Mayport Road.
‘He could steal your heart’: Family, friends say goodbye to soldier killed by bear in Alaska
The Palatka-born Army paratrooper, who lived in St. Augustine, survived serving in Afghanistan before he was killed May 10 while training with a small group in a remote part of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska.
Northeast Florida assessment aims to help ensure ‘healthier quality of life’
In efforts to address the critical health needs of the Jacksonville community, the nonprofit hospital partnership announced the results of the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) study on Thursday at the Jessie Ball duPont Center.
Woodpecker chicks rescued by JEA lineworkers last year ready to leave roost
When pileated woodpeckers made a home in a utility pole in Atlantic Beach last year, their drilling damaged the pole to the point it had to be replaced. But when lineworkers put in the new pole, they were careful to preserve the home of the woodpeckers, which are a protected species.
Soaring prices force families to turn to food banks as inflation also hurting food pantries
Families are not the only ones struggling with inflation rates soaring. According to Feeding America, food banks across the country are buying nearly as much food as they did last year, but are paying 40% more for that food.
‘It’s definitely worth it’: 4 wives share challenges, rewards of military spouse life
These are the stories of four military spouses who take this job very seriously. They are also teachers, coaches, counselors, veterans, and their biggest jobs military wives and moms. Their husbands have been deployed, at some point, leaving them behind at times that are never convenient.
Shopability Saturday highlights area businesses that employee those with Intellectual and Developmental Differences
Maple Street Biscuit Company is one of 150 IDD inclusive businesses across Jacksonville participating in Shopability Saturday, which allows customers to shop and dine at the inclusive businesses, which can be found on an interactive map at https://connectablejax.com/shopability/.
Let’s celebrate! This group that helps Jacksonville kids is celebrating its 50th anniversary
For 50 years now, JaxPAL has been partnering with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, creating positive relationships between law enforcement officers and our community’s youth, through sports, educational and leadership programs.
Alexi Giannoulias backed by retiring U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush and supporters of Ald. Pat Dowell in bid for secretary of state
Alexi Giannoulias picks up endorsements in his bid for secretary of state from retiring U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush and supporters of alderman and former secretary of state candidate Pat Dowell.chicagotribune.com
Legislation would require utilities to start replacing toxic lead pipes throughout the state — except for in Chicago
At the behest of Mayor Lori Lightfoot, state lawmakers are allowing Chicago to continue leaving the dangerous pipes in the ground as crews wrap up a decadelong overhaul of the city’s aging distribution system.chicagotribune.com
Lake Villa man arrested with almost 3 kilos of cocaine and handgun, officials say
Anthony L. Brown, 38, was charged with the manufacture and delivery of more than 900 grams of cocaine, unlawful possession of more than 900 grams of cocaine, and being a felon in possession of a handgun, according to a news release.chicagotribune.com
Chicago lags far behind other cities in getting rid of brain-damaging lead pipes. Even if Biden’s $45 billion replacement plan passes, city ‘is ground zero for this problem’
City officials estimated it will cost $27,000 to replace each of the 650 lead service lines they plan to dig out of the ground this year, far more than other cities have paid.chicagotribune.com
Illinois legislators consider following Cook County in making Juneteenth an official holiday
“We grow up in the Black community not knowing our history, not knowing who we are,” she said. “It’s so important to teach young kids because we’re not taught to self-love. There’s no self-confidence or self-image because you open up books and you never see positive images of Black people.”chicagotribune.com
Top cop: ‘Dedicated and decorated’ Chicago police officer dies by suicide on Far Southwest Side
“I know the CPD community is mourning, and that grief is deep and long-lasting. I know that it’s hard to take care of yourself and to reach out,” Brown said. “I also know that we need to do more to support each other — and we will.’'chicagotribune.com
As COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Chicago’s hard-hit Latino communities, hope is revived but outreach to Spanish-speakers and skeptics still needed
“It’s heartwarming to be able to help and I’m glad that my community is finally getting what they need, but there’s gotta be a different way to reach them and make it easier for them to access these vaccines,” he said. “Not only to facilitate access but to also help them feel more comfortable getting it. There is so much misinformation out there.”chicagotribune.com
United States Files False Claims Act Complaint against Community Health Network
The United States has filed a complaint against Community Health Network Inc. (Community) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, the Department of Justice announced today. The Act permits the United States to intervene and take over the lawsuit, as it has done here in part. The case is captioned United States and the State of Indiana ex rel. Thomas Fischer v. Community Health Network, Inc., et al. The claims in which the United States has intervened are allegations only, and there has been no determination of liability.justice.gov
6/08: Holes exposed in TSA terror watch list; Community demands firing of cop in Texas pool party incident
A new report found that the TSA doesn't have access to terrorist watch list data that would have flagged 73 airport workers; McKinney police officer Eric Casebolt was suspended after video was released showing his rough response to a disturbance at a Texas pool party.cbsnews.com