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JACKSONVILLE INHABITANT RETURN HOME AFTER SERVING ABROAD U.S.S COMFORT IN NYC
After serving in the U.S.S Comfort in NYC, Jacksonville resident Cmdr. Lynn Houston is back online in Jacksonville.
In March she worked on the forefront at one of the nation's main corona virus localities. She worked as a nurse for OR.
Cmdr. Houston and all who worked with her had to isolate for 14 days, in the supply ship departing NYC on May 01, back.
TWO WEEKS SINCE JACKSONVILLE CITY ISSUED THE STIMULUS CHECK
It has been 2 weeks after the County of Jacksonville began issuing stimulus checks. So those on the waitlist, including Shella Holton, remain stuck to their devices in anticipation of getting a call from the department.
The town has issued 20,679 cards as of Mon at 1:00 p.m., worth $20,679,000.
As it corresponds to those on the waitlist, the county says, "We have begun to satisfy the queries from someone on the waitlist and we believe we should be sufficient to facilitate a very huge proportion, if not all, as an order to meet the certifications."
JACKSONVILLE MAYOR WANTS 2.2 MILLIONS DOLLAR FOR TIAA BANK FIELD UPGRADES
The county is looking to invest $2.3 million on upgrades and improvements at T.I.A.A Bank Fields under a request by Jacksonville President. The plan came with the Jags prepare to play their 1st full house games schedule since 2012.
If the grants are accepted, the Jags would try to fix the outdated river system, lifts and stairs of the stadium directly. It will also install LED lights. President recommended that the improvements be compensated for by the Florida Times-Union from the general budget of the county, all of which are granted by residents.
The community operates T.I.A.A Bank Field and takes liability for renovations and upkeep, while the Jaguars retain almost all football-related earnings.
President advocated for emergency measures that will speed up the election cycle and allow it to happen in 2 weeks. Jags may want updates to be completed before the preseason's explanation. This may be between 13-17 August—the date of their 1st game in the preseason.
This plan comes as the city is facing unclear financial prospects because of the coronavirus outbreak. A voting could be early in May.
ADULT AND A CHILD RESCUED FROM A RIPPED CURRENT NEAR NEPTUNE BEACH
The weather channel informed on Saturday afternoon that there was a strong chance of rip tides at coasts in northeastern Florida and southeastern Georgia.
A kid and a man were trapped in a rip current at around 3 pm, as per Officer Gary Sidney of the Neptune Beach law enforcement. It occurred between the coasts surrounding Neptune as well as the Atlantic.
Sidney stated that a rescuer went out to rescue them in the water. They have been admitted to the nearby medical center, he added. It was not obvious what their situation was.
Rescuer says they 'd like to keep the people out of the water, and only allow the swimmer to go at the level of knee dip water.
But sometimes the current was strong and your foot could slip off. There are alert signals and signs for you. Green situations indicate that the currents are calm. Yellow situations are somewhat riskier but can go into the water. Red implies heavy waves, and/or high tides. If you see 2 warning flags, then just don't go in. Rescuer told.
Have a discussion with the rescuer regarding the possible risks and strength of the waves whether there is ever any doubt about what the water quality is.
TEENAGER WOUNDED IN A FIRING IN SOUTHSIDE
A young guy was wounded by a bullet in firing on the Southside of the county late Saturday, the department of the Jacksonville police stated.
Cops were summoned around midnight. To an incident site at Moaning Forest Drive apartment building.
This is where cops say they discovered a guy in his teen was lying with wounded from a bullet injury to the lower abdomen. He was transferred to a local treatment facility by the Jacksonville fire rescue Service.
News4Jax spoke with the off-camera citizen who said that it made a sound like firecrackers were continuing off and noticed at least 5 bullets coming out of the tennis court region.
The inquiry is still in progress, anybody with any information regarding this case should call Cops.
FIREFIGHTER RESCUE CREW SAFE A GUY WITH LEG TRAPPED INTO A PROPELLER
Jacksonville fire crews saved a guy whose leg was stuck into a boat's propeller on the Trout Channel Saturday afternoon.
As per the Jacksonville fire rescue Service, the man was hospitalized for non-threatening wounds arising from the river mishap close to Tamarack Road on the northern beaches of the county.
The guy succeeded in keeping his head above the water as he treads underwater while attempting to get free.
JFRD Technical Response group members performed underwater to detach the propeller and set the guy's leg safe, according to the authorities.