Yearly Archives: 2016 (page 123)

01/12/16: Human Trafficking; The Jones Act And Puerto Rico; ‘Cotton Alley’

It’s a form of modern-day slavery and one of the fastest growing crimes worldwide.

Federal and state authorities are stepping up their efforts to fight human trafficking of all types, whether it’s minors forced into the sex trade or workers coerced into unpaid labor.

Florida is an epicenter for trafficking.

As the nation marks Human Trafficking Awareness Month, we speak with Amanda Rolfe, President, and Prudence Williams, Executive Director, of the Exchange Club Family Center of Northeast Florida about what’s being done here on the First Coast to raise awareness and bring traffickers to justice. 

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Overland Bridge Work Could Cause More Delays In Downtown Jacksonville

Traffic is expected to be somewhat better on northbound I-95 through downtown Jacksonville Tuesday morning after major delays during rush hour Monday.

That’s when construction crews closed one of the three lanes because of problems with newly poured asphalt.

Florida Department of Transportation spokesman Ron Tittle says all northbound lanes should now be open. But he says that won’t fix all of the problems, which is why it’s important for drivers to stay focused when approaching downtown.  

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