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Duval County Crime Rate Down Little More Than 1 Percent

Crime in the Jacksonville area has seen a drop, but still trends higher than statewide numbers, according to the 2017 Uniform Crime Report which was released Tuesday.

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Jacksonville International Airport Sets New April Passenger Record

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Nassau County Deputies Believe Missing Mom 'Not Alive'; Suspect In Custody

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Nassau County deputies who have been searching for a missing mother who disappeared over a week ago have reason to believe she is not alive and have a suspect in custody, Sheriff Bill Leeper announced Tuesday afternoon.

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Town & Country Shopping Center in Arlington will take on a new look after part of it is demolished at University Boulevard and the Arlington Expressway and another part is leased to a church.

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An unidentified information technology company seeks incentives to create more than 100 jobs in Jacksonville and initially lease space Downtown.

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Many drivers through downtown Jacksonville have seen the Whetstone building, with its collection of found objects arranged as sculpture — but not many people know the story of the man behind the quirky building.  

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Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday directed the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to put high-water vehicles in position to respond as the National Hurricane Season monitored a large area of showers that extended from the northwestern Caribbean across Cuba and into the Florida peninsula.

“Although the storm currently has a relatively low chance of development into a tropical system, we must take it seriously,” Scott said in a prepared statement.

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If you thought sea-level rise was the greatest immediate threat to South Florida’s future, you may need to think again.

There’s growing concern that the perception of the sea-level rise threat by insurers, banks and investors might submerge South Florida before rising seas do.

Parts of Florida are experiencing several days of rain, which is expected in a state notorious for its afternoon thunderstorms. But May is supposed to be one of Florida’s driest months.

With the dry season experiencing this much rainfall, Floridians could face the threat of severe flooding when the rainy season starts.

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Early polling shows many Republican lawmakers don’t support a Democratic proposal to return to Tallahassee this summer for a special session to address public-school funding.

America’s longest-running folk music festival takes place this coming weekend, Friday through Sunday May 25-27.

Was there a zombie apocalypse in the city of Lake Worth early Sunday morning and we all missed it?

Naah.

But a system message that went out to Lake Worth residents about a brief power outage read: "Power outage and zombie alert for the residents of Lake Worth and Terminus." The latter city is fictional town in AMC's TV series, "The Walking Dead."

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Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson — who is facing possible jail time after an Australian court found him guilty of concealing child sex abuse — says he will stand aside from his duties but will not resign unless "it becomes necessary and appropriate."

Democrats Turn To More Women And First-Timers In Southern Primaries

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Updated at 11:47 p.m. ET

Tuesday was another big night for Democratic women and political newcomers in the party, with a historic nomination in Georgia, an intra-party squabble settled in Texas and an upset victory in a Kentucky House race.

The day's contests featured Democratic ideological and stylistic battles, but in the end the national party largely got the candidates they wanted — especially in critical Texas — that they believe will be the most competitive general election nominees.

Updated at 12:50 a.m. ET

Philip Roth, whose novel American Pastoral won a Pulitzer in 1998 but who was best-known for the controversial and explicit 1969 Portnoy's Complaint, has died at age 85.

Roth's biographer Blake Bailey, who confirmed his death to NPR, says the author was surrounded by friends and family.

Updated at 12:50 a.m. ET

Philip Roth, whose novel American Pastoral won a Pulitzer in 1998 but who was best-known for the controversial and explicit 1969 Portnoy's Complaint, has died at age 85.

Roth's biographer Blake Bailey, who confirmed his death to NPR, says the author was surrounded by friends and family.

Women In Bondland

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The lion's share of people who work in finance are men. That has been changing a little in recent years, but not in the bond market. In fact, the number of women managing bond portfolios has been falling over the last few years. But the women who do choose the bond market do very well — even better than their male colleagues. Today we talk to Marilyn Cohen, owner of Envision Capital Management, and 30 year veteran of the bond market. She talks about what the bond market is like, what it takes to succeed and why she thinks women aren't picking it.

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