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The Billionaire's Club Has A New Member: Rihanna

Rihanna told us all along she was calling the shots. Out there, collecting money from all manner of ... people. Now it turns out the singer, actress, cosmetics and lingerie mogul is a billionaire. Not only that, she's become "the wealthiest female musician in the world and second to Oprah...
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Mayor Lenny Curry Pushes Vaccinations, Resists Mandates

Mayor Lenny Curry says he won’t pursue COVID-19 mitigation strategies like mask and vaccine mandates or lockdowns and is instead going all-in on encouraging residents to get vaccinated. In two appearances Wednesday, first with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the leaders of various hospitals throughout the state, then with the...
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First Minister Of Scotland On The Pandemic And Scottish Independence

In Scotland today, newspaper headlines shouted freedom. But read the small print. Another read, don't cry freedom. The headlines are a poke at Scotland's neighbor to the south. England declared so-called Freedom Day and lifted almost all COVID restrictions a few weeks ago. Scotland has charted a more cautious course. Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, says most COVID restrictions will be relaxed next Monday.
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Jacksonville Councilman Dennis Calls For $5M In Emergency Funding For COVID Testing

With Jacksonville COVID-19 cases surging, District 9 City Councilman Garrett Dennis is calling for the city to resume publicly funding coronavirus testing. On Wednesday the councilman’s office sent WJCT News a copy of legislation that Dennis is introducing that calls for the city to allocate $5 million in emergency funding to add three Jacksonville testing sites at the Shoppes at Sherwood in Northwest Jacksonville, the Lane Wiley Center on the Westside, and College Park Center in Arlington.
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JEA Hosts Thursday COVID-19 Vaccination Event To Honor Leon Haley Jr.

JEA is hosting a community COVID-19 vaccination event Thursday, Aug. 5, to honor a local medical expert who was killed in a personal watercraft accident last month. Dr. Leon Haley Jr., the first person in the State of Florida to get the COVID-19 vaccine, died on July 24. He was the CEO of UF Health Jacksonville and a JEA board member, and an active champion of distributing COVID-19 vaccinations.
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E-Bikeshare Program Launches In St. Augustine

The e-bike craze has arrived in St. Augustine. E-bikes are bicycles equipped with an electric motor that gives riders a power boost. They're now available for rent at 13 locations around the city including Historic Downtown, West King Street, San Marco Avenue, Lincolnville and Davis Shores. More than 100 all-electric-assist...
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Details Released in Hermann Settlement

More details are coming out about the settlement, including the amount. In the lawsuit, former prosecutor’s office employee Samantha Merideth said that Hermann sexually harassed and assaulted her while the two were at a business conference in Chicago in 2013. According to Merideth’s attorney, Brandon Danks, they reached a damage...
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NOAA Hurricane Season Forecast Update

An active season is still the most likely outcome when the 2021 Hurricane Season comes to a close according NOAA's updated seasonal forecast. The parent agency of the National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center says 15 to 21 named storms, 7 to 10 hurricanes, and 3 to 5 major hurricanes are forecast. These numbers include the 5 named storms and 1 hurricane that have already formed in 2021: Ana, Bill, Claudette, Danny, and Elsa.