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Florida man exonerated after child assault conviction charged with attempted murder

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Florida man recently exonerated after serving 33 years on a wrongful child assault conviction is accused of attempted murder, authorities said. Edward Clayton Taylor, 57, of Jacksonville, was arrested Saturday and charged with second-degree attempted murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to Duval County online court booking records.
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Jacksonville Beach Ocean Rescue had 56 calls for service last Saturday, hitting new record number for the month

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — We are days away from the 4th of July weekend, and lifeguards are already preparing for the beach crowds. “We’re going to have I believe 14 towers," said Captain Rob Emahiser with Jacksonville Beach Ocean Rescue. "That’s a good number, and it's close enough where they can all see overlapping into each other's water and that’ll be enough along with our officers here to respond."

Jacksonville College student given national hero award

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Jacksonville man has been awarded a national honor after saving a 13-year-old boy from drowning in the ocean when no one else was around to help. Ross Johnson and his family were around Atlantic Beach one day before dinner in 2020. They decided to take a walk on the beach to pass the time. That’s when they saw a woman screaming for help.
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Clifton Daniels crowned winner of ‘Oh Say Can You Sing’

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Our judges narrowed the field for four -- and you picked the winner of this year’s Oh Say Can You Sing finale. On Wednesday night, you picked Clifton Daniels as the winner. He was noticeably emotional on stage while talking with River City Live’s Mark Payton.
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Less bang for your buck: Expect to pay more for July 4th fireworks

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Business owners say higher prices for fireworks ahead of the Fourth of July are the result of inflation and supply chain issues. The prices vary from store to store, and of course, which type of firework you’re trying to buy. In other words, you might not notice a difference for sparklers -- but some of the big fireworks, like mortars, are a different story.
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Alhambra founder’s legacy lives on years later

Alhambra Theater and Dining in Jacksonville recently lost one of its founders with the passing of Ted Johnson at 86 years old. Johnson came up with the initial idea for the Alhambra, and 54 years later his vision is still going strong. Current Alhambra owner Craig Smith initially met Johnson...
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Historic San Marco home overlooks St. Johns River

A historic riverfront home in the San Marco neighborhood stands as one of the finest examples of those residences built during the Great Florida Land Boom of a century ago. Among its many prized attributes is its position atop a high bluff that offers views of the St. Johns River from almost every room.
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