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Anti-Abortion Advocates Call On Investigation, Defunding Of Planned Parenthood

Anti-abortion activists held a rally next door to a Planned Parenthood in Jacksonville on Tuesday as part of a national movement to defund the health centers.

The Women Betrayed movement started in response to a video posted by the conservative group Center for Medical Progress.

More than 200 anti-abortion activists met in the parking lot of a Mandarin Woody’s Bar-B-Q, lining the sidewalks next to the only Planned Parenthood in Northeast Florida.

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Search For Missing Toddler Lonzie Barton Now Homicide Investigation

The five-day search for missing Jacksonville toddler Lonzie Barton has turned into a homicide investigation. That’s what Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Investigations Director Tom Hackney said Tuesday afternoon.

The 21-month-old boy was reported abducted early Friday morning by his mother’s boyfriend, William “Ruben” Ebron, who is now the main suspect in the investigation.

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Former FBI Agent Says Officers In Jacksonville Should Have De-escalation Training

Jacksonville’s former FBI chief believes de-escalation training for law enforcement is important in preventing conflict between officers and community members.

Toni Chrabot, recently-retired FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge for Jacksonville, says when officers know how to de-escalate high-pressure situations, violent incidents are less likely to occur.

Chrabot has provided training services for other FBI agents and the Jacksonville Beach Police Department.

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First Read: JSO Is Building Case Against Lonzie’s Caregiver

William Ruben Ebron is now believed to be responsible for the 21-month-old Lonzie Barton’s disappearance. The investigators searching for Lonzie Barton have found remains of an unknown person believed to have been dead for at least a year. A $1,000 fine now awaits formal approval from Governor Rick Scott in order for Former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll to resolve allegations she did not properly report income from consulting work when she ran with Scott in 2010.

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Police: Working To ‘Build A Case’ Against Ebron

As day four of the search winds down, 21-month-old Lonzie Barton is still missing.

The boy was reported abducted early Friday morning by his mother’s boyfriend, William Ruben Ebron, who is now believed to be responsible for the toddler’s disappearance.

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Investigations Chief Tom Hackney says the more time that goes by, the less likely Lonzie is alive.

Hackney says even without the body, investigators are working to build the case against Ebron.

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Adult Human Remains Found During Search For Missing Toddler

Investigators searching for missing boy Lonzie Barton have found remains of an unknown person believed to have been dead for at least a year.

Our partners, News4Jax, report the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office found the bones in a wooded area across from the Avenues Mall. Police believe they are likely the remains of a man, and they’re testing them against a missing-persons database.

At this point, investigators say foul play isn’t suspected.

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Florida State Attorney Candidate Calls For Funding To Test Rape Kits

A candidate for Florida State Attorney is calling on leaders and lawmakers to find the funding to process what he calls a backlog of untested rape kits in Duval County.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says there is no backlog, because the untested kits weren’t needed in cases where the victim was unwilling to prosecute, or when they had a confession from an identified suspect.

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Group In Jacksonville Holds Vigil For Sandra Bland In Hemming Park

On Sunday night dozens of people gathered in Hemming Park. An African American woman held a sign reading “Say Her Name.” Another woman held a sign saying, “I’m white and I get it.”

They were at a vigil for Sandra Bland, an African American woman arrested in Texas during a routine traffic stop, that quickly escalated.     

A video of the stop went viral, causing many to question the way the officer treated Bland and then why she was found dead in her jail cell.

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