Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson fields questions during her Supreme Court confirmation hearings
For a second day, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson fielded more questions from senators during her confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court. CBS News congressional correspondent Nikole Killion reports from Capitol Hill.news.yahoo.com
Man arrested in car show shooting that killed 1, wounded 26
Arkansas authorities on Wednesday arrested a 22-year-old man in a shooting at a car show that killed one person and left 26 wounded. Arkansas State Police said it arrested Brandon Deandra Knight, of Jacksonville, who has been charged with first-degree battery and aggravated assault. Knight was taken into custody as he was being released from a Dumas hospital Wednesday morning, police said.news.yahoo.com
Bellarmine wins ASUN, hands NCAA bid to Jacksonville State
CJ Fleming scored a career-high 27 points, Dylan Penn added 22 and Division I newcomer Bellarmine defeated Jacksonville 77-72 in the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament, handing the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament to regular-season champion Jacksonville State.
How 15,000 ceramics are made a day in Gujarat, India
In 2001, the founder of Mitticool ceramics learned many of his customers in India don't have regular access to electricity. So he invented a fridge made out of clay. It keeps food 8 degrees cooler than the outside air, but it doesn't need any electricity to run. And while other ceramics companies in the region shut down, Mitticool is thriving thanks to the success of the powerless, eco-friendly fridge.news.yahoo.com
Jaguars sponsor sues to have name removed from 'clown game'
The title sponsor for Jacksonville’s season finale against Indianapolis is suing the Jaguars in hopes of having its name disassociated from the game during which disgruntled fans are planning to dress as clowns to protest team owner Shad Khan’s decision to retain general manager Trent Baalke.
Clown party? Frustrated Jags fans trying to elicit GM change
If a 40-point drubbing at New England didn’t get Jacksonville owner Shad Khan’s full attention, then what’s being planned for the team's season finale just might. Frustrated fans are revolting against the Jaguars and have Khan in their crosshairs. Hundreds, if not thousands, have changed their social media profile pics to a clown donning Khan’s signature mustache.news.yahoo.com
Kerr County vaccinations on the rise, but lag behind state and national rates
MIAMI (AP) — Banned from the Florida hospital room where her mother lay dying of COVID-19, Jayden Arbelaez pitched an idea to construction employees working nearby. Some families of COVID-19 patients — and doctors — are asking hospitals to rethink that strategy, arguing that it denies people the right to be with loved ones at a crucial time. But now, testing and vaccinations have vastly expanded, and doctors say screening mechanisms and personal protective equipment can keep the virus at bay. Some doctors say health networks are worried about nurse shortages and keep restrictions in place to avoid adding stress to already exhausted health care workers. Others say the process of screening visitors and instructing them how to wear protective equipment also takes time from health care staff.dailytimes.com
COVID-19 hospital visitor rules: Families want more access
Families of COVID-19 patients are asking hospitals to rethink visitor policies a year and a half into the pandemic that has killed 700,000 people in the U.S. The relatives say they're being denied the right to be with loved ones at a crucial time.
COVID-19 hospital visitor rules: Families want more access
Banned from the Florida hospital room where her mother lay dying of COVID-19, Jayden Arbelaez pitched an idea to construction employees working nearby. “Is there any way that I could get there?” Arbelaez asked them, pointing to a small third-story window of the hospital in Jacksonville. The workers gave the 17-year-old a yellow vest, boots, a helmet and a ladder to climb onto a section of roof so she could look through the window and see her mother, Michelle Arbelaez, alive one last time.news.yahoo.com
Vice President/General Manager - WJXT/WCWJ
Graham Media Group is currently seeking a Vice President and General Manager for its WJXT/WCWJ duopoly in Jacksonville, FL. The VP/GM will report to the President/CEO and is responsible for the entire WJXT/WCWJ media hub, our fully local station (WJXT) with no network affiliation, as well as our CW affiliate, WCWJ. THE Local Station (WJXT) dominates in news and is the most watched television station in the diverse and growing Jacksonville market (43), reaching 757,000 TV homes. In addition to delivering a variety of local programs, documentaries and specials, our website, News4Jax.com is the No. 1 source for local news and information, distancing itself from all other local media including newspapers.
Florida Pride Month controversies span from lighting of bridges to DeSantis’ decisions
When the city of St. Petersburg asked the state to light up the Sunshine Skyway bridge in rainbow colors for LGBTQ Pride month last year, the request was denied. The decision was mildly controversial — Democratic Rep. Charlie Crist wrote a letter to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis about it. Crist’s office didn’t get a response. The St. Pete Pride parade was canceled because of the pandemic, Pride month came and went, and other institutions glowed with rainbows. But not the Skyway.news.yahoo.com
Jacksonville ordered to turn off bridge’s Pride Month rainbow lights. A day later, they’re lighted again.
The decision on the Acosta Bridge in Jacksonville, Fla., which came after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a much-debated transgender girls sports ban on the first day of Pride Month, appears to have been reversed Wednesday amid mounting blowback.washingtonpost.com
Giants sign WR Kenny Golladay to 4-year, $80 million deal
The person spoke on condition of anonymity on Saturday, March 20, 2021, because the deal has not yet been announced. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)The New York Giants' anemic offensive is adding quite possibly the best free agent receiver on the market. The Giants on Saturday signed former Detroit Lions star Kenny Golladay to a four-year contract worth roughly $80 million in the hopes of giving quarterback Daniel Jones a big-threat receiver. “This team is going to get a competitor, a guy who is going to come and work,” Golladay said. “They just wanted to lay eyes on me, taking a different approach about this whole process,” Golladay said of the Giants having questions about him.
How to manage your money, boost your savings and start investing
Before anyone tackles investing, there are a few steps to take to be ready, said CFP Carolyn McClanahan, an M.D. The best way to start saving is to make sure deposits are made automatically. You can start small, saving $25 or $50 a month, and then increase it over time as you can. "You should start investing young and doing as much as you comfortably can." When you have a little bit of money, it's important to be in a broad-based, diversified portfolio, McClanahan said.cnbc.com
Spend, spend, spend on 2nd day of "legal tampering" in NFL
(AP Photo/Gary McCullough, File)For people wondering where is all the free-agent quarterback movement as the NFL's “legal tampering” period enters its second day, well, calm down. He started seven and played in nine games last season for Miami, throwing for 2,091 yards, 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He will be replaced as Tua Tagovailoa's backup by Brissett, who will get a one-year, $5 million deal in Miami. The Bengals also reached agreement with Pittsburgh safety Mike Hilton on a four-year, $24 million contract, also according to a person with knowledge of the deal. Kelly signed a three-year, $21 million deal exactly a year ago and started all 16 games at right tackle.
AP source: Washington signing QB Fitzpatrick, CB Jackson
Ryan Fitzpatrick has agreed to sign a one-year deal with Washington, according to a person with direct knowledge of the move. Veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and cornerback William Jackson have agreed to sign with the Washington Football Team, according to a person with direct knowledge of the moves. The team now has Fitzpatrick, journeyman-turned-playoff standout Taylor Heinicke and coach Ron Rivera favorite Kyle Allen under contract at quarterback. AdJackson, 28, joins Washington after four seasons with the Bengals during which he recorded three interceptions in 59 games, including 48 starts. He replaces Ronald Darby, who left Washington after one season to sign a $30 million, three-year deal with the Denver Broncos.
Dana White announces UFC 261 will take place in Florida, will be at 100% capacity
The UFC intends to stage a pay-per-view show in front of an arena full of fans on April 24 in Jacksonville, Florida. UFC President Dana White announced his plan on social media Monday to stage an event in front of North American fans for the first time since March 2020. UFC 261 will feature three title fights, and the mixed martial arts promotion intends to sell 15,000 tickets to the show. “This is a stacked card in front of 15,000 UFC fans,” White said. UFC 260 will be held in Las Vegas on March 27, headlined by Stipe Miocic’s heavyweight title defense against Francis Ngannou.
Jaguars poised to spend big, rebuild quickly in free agency
Free agency feels a lot like recruiting to new Jaguars coach Urban Meyer. It certainly should help that the Jaguars have more salary cap space (nearly $73 million) than any other team. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Free agency feels a lot like recruiting to new Jaguars coach Urban Meyer. Clemson star Trevor Lawrence is the presumptive choice, and the Jaguars will use free agency to build around him. “That’s a room that’s going to have to be rebuilt in some ways,” said Meyer, who could sign Hunter Henry, Jonnu Smith or Gerald Everett when free agency officially begins Wednesday.
Former Subcontractor Sentenced for Obstruction of Justice
The former subcontractor, William Thompson, 56, of Sneads Ferry, North Carolina, previously pleaded guilty to one count of obstruction of justice. Public Official 1 was a civilian employee of the U.S. Marine Corps who directed the procurement of information technology services and equipment to be used by the Marine Corps at MCBCL and elsewhere. In March 2018, agents of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), FBI, and IRS-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) interviewed Thompson. At the time of the interview, the investigation was covert and not known to all subjects, including Public Official 1. This case was investigated by the FBI, Department of Defense Office of Inspector General, NCIS, Naval Audit Service, and IRS-CI.justice.gov
Calls mount to drop charges against Black woman who shot officer during raid on her home
Jacksonville, Florida — A group of activists and lawyers is calling for Florida authorities to drop charges against a Black woman who said she was acting in self-defense when she shot and wounded an officer during a raid on her home last year. The report said Ford shot one of the officers with a handgun before running to the bathroom and calling 911. "You don't allow Black women to protect themselves. So we are here to ask you to protect Black women," said Tray Johns, executive director of Dignity Power, which helps formerly incarcerated women. Johns said prosecutors need to protect Black women and drop the charges against Ford.cbsnews.com
More children are going hungry during the coronavirus pandemic
In Jacksonville, Florida, thousands of children are not getting enough to eat and teachers are stepping in to help them. Anthony Winters, a guidance counselor, sees hungry students every day. His lesson plan is to fight food insecurity for students who may go hungry over the weekend. The number of American children facing food insecurity has doubled from 14% to 28%, according to a Northwestern University study. "Sometimes I be hungry and I be going in the back and see what they have there," said Jayden, who is 8 years old.cbsnews.com
Donald Trump visiting Texas' Rio Grande Valley on Tuesday as his administration rushes to award more border wall contracts
Credit: REUTERS/Tom BrennerPresident Trump is preparing to visit the Rio Grande Valley on Tuesday, in the midst of planned impeachment proceedings following a violent week at the U.S. Capitol. The Rio Grande Valley is the site of furious legal and construction activity related to the border wall as U.S. Customs and Border Protection races to build new miles of fencing ahead of Inauguration Day. The trip will mark the second visit to the Rio Grande Valley of Trump’s presidency. He previously visited McAllen in 2019 in the midst of a partial government shutdown related to his push for border wall funding. But even as fencing has gone up at an accelerated pace in other parts of the border, construction in South Texas has bedeviled the Trump administration.
Chan Gailey resigns as Dolphins' offensive coordinator
Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Chan Gailey walks on the field before an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. There are two Buffalo memories Dolphins offensive coordinator Chan Gailey would prefer not be brought up as Miami travels to face the Bills needing a win to clinch a playoff spot in the season finale on Sunday. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)MIAMI – Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Chan Gailey has resigned one season after coming out of retirement. “He played an important role on the staff and in the development of our young roster.”Gailey's resignation means Flores will have his third offensive coordinator in as many seasons in 2021. Godsey was offensive coordinator for the Houston Texans in 2015-16.
Browns add 3 more players to crowded COVID-19 reserve list
The Cleveland Browns added starting safety Andrew Sendejo and rookie tight end Harrison Bryant to their lengthy COVID-19 list, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)CLEVELAND – With their biggest game in years just days away, the Cleveland Browns added three more players to their lengthy COVID-19 list. Safeties Andrew Sendejo and Karl Joseph along with rookie tight end Harrison Bryant were placed on the list Tuesday, giving Cleveland nine players on the list. It's not yet known if Sendejo, Joseph or Bryant tested positive for the virus or if they had close contact with an infected person. Browns coach Kevin Stefanski has been vigilant about keeping his players safe and following NFL and team guidelines.
‘The act wasn’t meant for anybody to see’: Firefighters show incredible kindness to family, dying dog in final days
Dogs are often referred to as man’s best friend. They bring so much joy to our lives. So when Clinton and Audrey Petersen’s dog Rascall became terminally ill, the couple wanted to do everything they could to make the dog’s last days special.
$4M pet ‘resort’ planned for Stone Oak area
SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s note: This story was published through a partnership between the San Antonio Business Journal and KSAT. Jacksonville, Florida-based pet care franchise Pet Paradise will soon start building its first facility in the San Antonio area. The company will provide pet boarding, a day camp, grooming and veterinary services at 22811 U.S. 281 North in Stone Oak. “We really build them thinking about what the pets really enjoy, space, open areas —indoor and outdoor — and fun,” CEO Fernando Acosta-Rua told the Business Journal. Read more on this story at the San Antonio Business Journal.
Steelers' Roethlisberger active after virus-related absence
The unbeaten Pittsburgh Steelers wound up relatively healthy for their game against the AFC North rival Cincinnati Bengals following a brush with the novel coronavirus. Defensive tackle Tyson Alualu is also back after missing a game with a knee injury. Cincinnati is without running back Joe Mixon, whose lingering foot injury is forcing him to miss a third game in a row. Receiver Cooper Kupp, left tackle Andrew Whitworth and running back Darrell Henderson all were active after missing practices with injuries. Raiders: T Kolton Miller (ankle), DT Maurice Hurst (ankle), QB Marcus Mariota, RB Theo Riddick, G John Simpson, DT Daniel Ross.
The Latest: Home teams now 65-65-1 in this pandemic season
That means that going into tonight’s Saints-Buccaneers showdown, home teams are 65-65-1 so far this season. That homefield advantage has largely been erased with sparse crowds or no fans at games because of the coronavirus pandemic. Las Vegas though has taken control on its first two drives of the second half. Neither had started an NFL game, but both have been in the league much longer than DiNucci. The Tennessee Titans already lost left tackle Taylor Lewan for the season, and now they are without left guard Rodger Saffold.
Trask, Florida upend Georgia 44-28 in 'Cocktail Party'
8 Florida beat fifth-ranked and undermanned Georgia 44-28 on Saturday. The Bulldogs (4-2), who entered the game as 3½-point favorites, were likely eliminated from College Football Playoff consideration and probably have a quarterback competition moving forward. Trask and the Gators took advantage, burning Georgia repeatedly with wheel routes while overcoming a 14-0 deficit. POLL IMPLICATIONSGeorgia likely will fall out of top 10 of T he Associated Press' college football poll for the first time this season. ___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25