No mandatory evacuations for Hurricane Ian, Jacksonville mayor says
After declaring a state of emergency for Duval County ahead of Hurricane Ian, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced Wednesday morning that based on the Category 4 storm’s current trajectory, he would NOT be issuing mandatory evacuation orders for the county.
‘It could possibly be a hybrid of Irma’: Duval County to declare state of emergency, close schools
Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry declared a state of emergency for Duval County and the activation of the Emergency Operations Center, effective at noon Wednesday, as Category 3 Hurricane Ian tracks toward Florida.
Man suspected of murdering woman accused her of lying and cheating, according to police report
A Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office report details what suspect Isaiah Greene, 18, said to an acquaintance before he was arrested and charged with second degree murder. Greene was arrested Tuesday after a woman’s body was found the day before at a home in the Moncrief Park neighborhood.
ACPS continues to struggle with overcrowding, temporarily limits intake
Despite several successful adoption events, and initiating an appointment-based intake system last month, the number of animals at Animal Care and Protective Services continues to exceed a volume that can be adequately cared for with current staffing and resources, the shelter said.
Area of Youngerman Circle and Blanding Boulevard has seen shootings and drug issues over the years
A woman died Wednesday after she was found shot multiple times in an area of Jacksonville near the Clay County border that has seen gun violence, drugs issues, homelessness and panhandling over the years.
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson fields questions during her Supreme Court confirmation hearings
For a second day, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson fielded more questions from senators during her confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court. CBS News congressional correspondent Nikole Killion reports from Capitol Hill.news.yahoo.com
Man arrested in car show shooting that killed 1, wounded 26
Arkansas authorities on Wednesday arrested a 22-year-old man in a shooting at a car show that killed one person and left 26 wounded. Arkansas State Police said it arrested Brandon Deandra Knight, of Jacksonville, who has been charged with first-degree battery and aggravated assault. Knight was taken into custody as he was being released from a Dumas hospital Wednesday morning, police said.news.yahoo.com
How 15,000 ceramics are made a day in Gujarat, India
In 2001, the founder of Mitticool ceramics learned many of his customers in India don't have regular access to electricity. So he invented a fridge made out of clay. It keeps food 8 degrees cooler than the outside air, but it doesn't need any electricity to run. And while other ceramics companies in the region shut down, Mitticool is thriving thanks to the success of the powerless, eco-friendly fridge.news.yahoo.com
Clown party? Frustrated Jags fans trying to elicit GM change
If a 40-point drubbing at New England didn’t get Jacksonville owner Shad Khan’s full attention, then what’s being planned for the team's season finale just might. Frustrated fans are revolting against the Jaguars and have Khan in their crosshairs. Hundreds, if not thousands, have changed their social media profile pics to a clown donning Khan’s signature mustache.news.yahoo.com
COVID-19 hospital visitor rules: Families want more access
Banned from the Florida hospital room where her mother lay dying of COVID-19, Jayden Arbelaez pitched an idea to construction employees working nearby. “Is there any way that I could get there?” Arbelaez asked them, pointing to a small third-story window of the hospital in Jacksonville. The workers gave the 17-year-old a yellow vest, boots, a helmet and a ladder to climb onto a section of roof so she could look through the window and see her mother, Michelle Arbelaez, alive one last time.news.yahoo.com
Man Sentenced to 420 Months in Prison for Enticing and Sexually Abusing a Minor
A North Carolina man was sentenced today to 420 months, or 35 years, in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for enticing and sexually abusing a minor. Emilio Moran, 39, of Jacksonville, pleaded guilty on Aug. 17, 2020, to sexual abuse of a minor and enticement of a minor to engage in unlawful sexual activity. Moran, a former U.S. Marine, used text messages and gifts to entice the minor into the illicit sexual relationship, and he took cellphone videos of some of the sexual abuse. The sexual relationship ended when it was reported to investigators with the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.justice.gov
Florida Pride Month controversies span from lighting of bridges to DeSantis’ decisions
When the city of St. Petersburg asked the state to light up the Sunshine Skyway bridge in rainbow colors for LGBTQ Pride month last year, the request was denied. The decision was mildly controversial — Democratic Rep. Charlie Crist wrote a letter to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis about it. Crist’s office didn’t get a response. The St. Pete Pride parade was canceled because of the pandemic, Pride month came and went, and other institutions glowed with rainbows. But not the Skyway.news.yahoo.com
Jacksonville ordered to turn off bridge’s Pride Month rainbow lights. A day later, they’re lighted again.
The decision on the Acosta Bridge in Jacksonville, Fla., which came after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a much-debated transgender girls sports ban on the first day of Pride Month, appears to have been reversed Wednesday amid mounting blowback.washingtonpost.com
How to manage your money, boost your savings and start investing
Before anyone tackles investing, there are a few steps to take to be ready, said CFP Carolyn McClanahan, an M.D. The best way to start saving is to make sure deposits are made automatically. You can start small, saving $25 or $50 a month, and then increase it over time as you can. "You should start investing young and doing as much as you comfortably can." When you have a little bit of money, it's important to be in a broad-based, diversified portfolio, McClanahan said.cnbc.com
Former Subcontractor Sentenced for Obstruction of Justice
The former subcontractor, William Thompson, 56, of Sneads Ferry, North Carolina, previously pleaded guilty to one count of obstruction of justice. Public Official 1 was a civilian employee of the U.S. Marine Corps who directed the procurement of information technology services and equipment to be used by the Marine Corps at MCBCL and elsewhere. In March 2018, agents of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), FBI, and IRS-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) interviewed Thompson. At the time of the interview, the investigation was covert and not known to all subjects, including Public Official 1. This case was investigated by the FBI, Department of Defense Office of Inspector General, NCIS, Naval Audit Service, and IRS-CI.justice.gov
Calls mount to drop charges against Black woman who shot officer during raid on her home
Jacksonville, Florida — A group of activists and lawyers is calling for Florida authorities to drop charges against a Black woman who said she was acting in self-defense when she shot and wounded an officer during a raid on her home last year. The report said Ford shot one of the officers with a handgun before running to the bathroom and calling 911. "You don't allow Black women to protect themselves. So we are here to ask you to protect Black women," said Tray Johns, executive director of Dignity Power, which helps formerly incarcerated women. Johns said prosecutors need to protect Black women and drop the charges against Ford.cbsnews.com