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NTSB: El Faro Was Seaworthy; Captain Intended To Sail Out Of Hurricane’s Path

The ill-fated cargo ship El Faro met all rules and regulations set by the American Bureau of Shipping and passed its annual U.S. Coast Guard inspection in March.

That’s what the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday after investigating the ship’s sinking in Hurricane Joaquin.

The NTSB said the ship’s captain, Michael Davidson, emailed shipping company TOTE Services with intentions to sail 65-miles outside the storm’s projected path. But the storm hit the ship directly after taking a turn south.

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Florida Senate Removing Confederate Flag From Official Seal

Without a formal vote, the Florida Senate on Monday agreed to strip the Confederate battle flag from its official seal, removing one of the few remaining vestiges of the infamous icon in state government.

After some hesitation when the change first came up, senators—back in Tallahassee for a redistricting special session—agreed without objection to adopt a new rule removing the controversial emblem from the chamber’s insignia. Approving the change without objection avoided the need for even a voice vote on the emotional issue.

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Restaurant, Nightclub Planned For Former Club TSI Space In Downtown Jax

A bar, bistro and club looking to open in downtown Jacksonville has received preliminary approval  for a forgivable loan from the city.

The venue would be known as Element Bistro, and on Monday, it went before the Downtown Investment Authority’s retail enhancement committee. That committee approved a request for a $90,000 loan that will not have to be paid back if certain conditions are met.

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Closing The Loop: Suzi Baker

Suzi Baker was born in Gary, Indiana, and moved to Jacksonville with her parents when she was 15 years old.Baker says she met a Navy man when she was 19 years old, and married him six weeks later.

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Donald Trump To Hold Rally In Jacksonville

Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Jacksonville next weekend.The rally will be held at the Jacksonville Landing on Saturday, Oct. 24.Doors open at 10 a.m. and Trump will speak at 12 p.m.Attendees must get a ticket th…

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Jacksonville, Baltimore Face Off To Raise Money For Animal Shelters

The Jacksonville Humane Society is challenging the city of Baltimore to see which community can raise more money for their hometown animal shelter by the end of this month.

The NFL football team of the losing city will donate $5,000 dollars to the winning city’s shelter.

Amy Pierce with Jacksonville Humane Society says it’s on.

Pierce is confident Jacksonville will win. She said, “Come on, Jacksonville is going to rock this.”

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