A recent study ranks UF Health Jacksonville as one of the worst hospitals in the country for infection prevention. Three of the bottom 12 hospitals are in Florida.The Consumer Reports study looked at the rates of avoiding five infections most common am…
Two Republican lawmakers Monday filed proposals that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns on college and university campuses, setting the stage for a renewed debate about the controversial issue.Senate Criminal Justice Chair…
Conservation groups want a judge to shoot down the return of bear hunting in Florida and to halt the pending sale of bear-hunting permits.With permits for this fall’s hunt going on sale Monday, the Seminole County-based group Speak Up Wekiva filed a la…
Organic farmers are facing ruin from pesticides drifting from non-organic farms. The Florida Department of Transportation determined the recent deadly accidents on the Buckman Bridge are not because was not poorly designed but because FHP has been poor…
A celebrity chef is poised to bring his taste for Southern cuisine to Jacksonville’s Brooklyn neighborhood.
Keven Sbraga’s eponymous restaurant will open in the fall, he said Thursday. The eatery will focus on Southern crops and grains. It will also include a wood fire grill, a raw bar and an innovative bar program.
The menu will include some southern classics, he said, but the focus will be on the crops that are grown in the region.
Jewelry, rare collectibles and antiques from abandoned safety deposit boxes are up for auction in Jacksonville on Saturday.
Florida’s annual unclaimed property auction moves to a different city each year, and this time it’s at the Jacksonville Marriott on Salisbury Road.
When people fail to pay their safety deposit box rental fees or they pass away, banks send the unclaimed contents to the Bureau of Unclaimed Property in Tallahassee.
Department of Financial Services Spokeswoman Ashley Carr says the state tries to return the belongings before selling them.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement wants more investigators to handle an increase in shooting incidents involving officers at other police agencies across the state.The department next week will present Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet an outline…
A Florida Department of Transportation report released Thursday determined that The Florida Highway Patrol needs to do a better job of catching speeders on the Buckman Bridge. The average speed is 72 mph, which is 11 percent above the posted limit.
State transportation officials looked at crash data from 2009 to 2014 and determined the Buckman Bridge doesn’t have any design flaws. The study began after a fatal accident last year when a truck with 48-year-old William Maddox fell from the bridge.
There’s nothing unusual about a boy wanting a dog. Not every kid wants to train them, but Dorman Pantfoeder did.
“I’ve always had a passion for working with animals. When I was little, my mother read me the Dr. Doolittle books,” Pantfoeder said. “Veterinarian was an option, but by the time I was in high school, the thought of more school didn’t appeal to me. I wanted to be working with animals, hands-on.”
When he was a boy living at home, his family bought a dog and took it for training.
Thanks to the Jaguars, JU and others, Duval County high school athletes will soon have certified athletic trainers to help them stay safe and healthy. The French Pantry has a new owner that is looking at expanding the popular lunch destination. Evenflo introduced a new car seat that should help reduce hot-car deaths by detecting if a child is buckled in after the car’s ignition is turned off.
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