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Hero Next Door: The Moore family

7:53 PM, Jan 20, 2014

The cabinets and shelves at the Good Samaritan Ministries thrift store here on West Beaver Street aren't filled because the Moore family has fed more than 130 people in need.

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Hero Next Door: Kevin Nacke

8:05 PM, Oct 21, 2013

Kevin Nacke is the director of food service at the Sulzbacher Center. "I want to make sure there's no one hungry in this city," Nacke said.

Hero Next Door: Joseph Hansen

8:08 PM, Oct 14, 2013

Joseph Hansen is in his first year as the strength and conditioning coach here at Bishop Snyder High School.

Hero Next Door: Margina Widener

8:06 PM, Oct 7, 2013

Margina Widener, 74, is retired now and she loves her family. Widener also loved her Bengie. "Being married to him was like what i thought marriage should always be like," she said.

Hero Next Door: Darlene Johnson

10:53 PM, Sep 30, 2013

Darlene Johnson, chief executive officer at the P.R.I.N.C.E. Community Center on the Eastside of Jacksonville said she was given this vision in February of 2011.

Hero Next Door: Johnny Upson

10:34 AM, Sep 24, 2013

Johnny Upson is a master barber at the Cut Above Barbershop in Arlington.

It's the place where he started his career back in 1998 and it's the same place where he started a campaign that's saving babies lives in the Arlington community.

Hero Next Door: Donny Moore

11:06 PM, Sep 16, 2013

Donny Moore is Vice President and Football Director of the Sweetwater Athletic Assoication Pop Warner team on the westside of Jacksonville.


7:29 PM, Sep 2, 2013

David Bliss is the founder of Faith Plus Ministries in St. Augustine.

Hero Next Door: Ryan Backmann

7:53 PM, Aug 26, 2013

Ryan Backmann is a victim advocate with Compassionate Families in Jacksonville, a non-profit organization that serves the needs of all homicide survivors in Northeast Florida.

Hero Next Door: Don Chandler

10:04 PM, Aug 12, 2013

Don Chandler is retired after 38 years working as an insulator contractor, and in his free time he loves to drive.

Hero Next Door: The Bradley Family and Howard Fineman

7:20 PM, Aug 5, 2013

Friday night Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley and his wife Michaella, teamed up with Ashley Furniture Home Stores Owner, Howard Fineman to promote the "A HOPE TO DREAM" program.

Hero Next Door: Elizabeth Klinepeter

7:03 PM, Jul 29, 2013

Klinepeter, who's a recent graduate of Notre Dame says she plans to devote her life to working with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Hero Next Door: Eric Wesley

11:04 PM, Jul 23, 2013

Eric Wesley is a Corrections Officer at the Duval County Jail who works with juveniles. 

James Moore: Our Hero Next Door

7:52 AM, Jul 16, 2013

71-year-old James Moore spends a lot of time driving his SUV.

Hero Next Door: James Moore

8:03 PM, Jul 15, 2013

Hero Next Door: Steve Oldaker

7:42 PM, Jul 8, 2013

Sitting on his front porch at his Brunswick home, Steve Oldaker is a quadriplegic who isn't looking for any sympathy.

Hero Next Door: Roderick Borisade

9:56 PM, Jun 24, 2013

Roderick Borisade is a poet, musician, writer, motivational speaker and our Hero Next Door.

Hero Next Door: Lura Fry

8:47 PM, Jun 17, 2013

In October 2012, a fire almost completely destroyed Terry and Barbara Beechum's home.

Hero Next Door: Bruce Ganger

1:41 PM, Jun 16, 2013

Bruce Ganger is the Executive Director and overseer of Second Harvest.

Hero Next Door: Luke Engram

7:09 PM, Jun 10, 2013

It was in 2002 that a then-28 year-old Luke Engram hit his lowest point.

Hero Next Door: Willie Moore

10:13 PM, Jun 3, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Chris Porter introduces you to a Jacksonville high schooler, who has made his dream of helping others become reality.

Hero Next Door: Tom Gillis and Ellen Walden

8:47 PM, May 20, 2013

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- In the 2009, the economy tanked, leaving millions of Americans unemployed. During that time, a couple that took their losses and turned them into gains for thousands of homeless people here on the First Coast.

Hero Next Door: John Sornberger

8:18 PM, May 13, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Since July 1996, John Sornberger has been volunteering at the Teacher Supply Depot in Jacksonville.

Fourth Hero Next Door student scholarship winner revealed

7:01 PM, May 13, 2013

A knock on the door and a big surprise are how Alexa Parsons woke up Monday morning.

Hero Next Door Student Scholarship Winner: Marcus Threadcraft

7:21 PM, May 10, 2013

Marcus Threadcraft, 18, is a shining example of student excellence on the First Coast. He has a weighted GPA of a 4.78 at Stanton College Preparatory School and is involved in all kinds of volunteer work.

Hero Next Door Student Scholarship Winner: Kiersten Mercado

5:32 PM, May 9, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, FLA-- Kiersten Mercado, 16, had no idea why her mother wanted her to miss the school bus Thursday morning.

First Hero Next Door Scholarship winner announced

7:17 PM, May 8, 2013

NEPTUNE BEACH, Fla. -- Hayley Snyder thought she was coming to school early Wednesday for a guidance counselor appointment.

GMJ This Morning: Student wins $1,000 Scholarship

10:03 AM, May 8, 2013

Hayley Snyder, a 12th grader at Fletcher High School, is the first recipient of First Coast News's Hero Next Door Student scholarships.

Hero Next Door: Beverly McClain

7:23 PM, May 6, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Beverly McClain looks at the Families for Slain Children building, and thinks about how she arrived here. 

First Coast family champions importance of college scholarships

7:38 PM, Apr 30, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Would you like free money to go to college? How about a chance at winning $5,000 dollars? It's all part of the First Coast News Hero Next Door scholarships and time is of the essence if you still want to apply.

Hero Next Door: Jay Harris

11:18 PM, Apr 29, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- 36-year old Jay Harris, fashion designer and owner of the Straight and Narrow store in downtown Jacksonville, is living the dream.

Hero Next Door: A man's mission to bring peace back to Grand Park

9:50 PM, Apr 22, 2013

Anthony Stinson, 51, grew up in Jacksonville's Grand Park neighborhood during the 70's and 80's and now he's on a mission to reduce crime in the neighborhood.

Hero Next Door: Vivian Bradford

7:39 PM, Mar 25, 2013

Posted on Vivian Bradford's wall are the pictures of her students. Bradford, who's a guidance counselor at Ribault High School, has helped many students get into college.

Family seeks closure after remains identified

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Nearly three years after her disappearance, Tina McQuaig's family is one step to closure after her remains were finally identified as those found in Cecil Field.

12:19 PM, Mar 11, 2003

Smyrna mother indicted for starving daughter to death

A Cobb County grand jury has indicted Ebony Espree Berry on murder charges in the starvation death of her teenage daughter.

9:40 PM, Apr 3, 2013

Gainesville man built his house out of 12 shipping containers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Shipping containers are extremely durable designed to withstand high winds, salt water and hold 60,000 lbs. so why not stack them and turn them into a house?

11:49 PM, Nov 15, 2012

Facebook's $16 Billion IPO 1 of World's Largest

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook's initial public offering of stock is shaping up to be one of the largest ever. The leading online social network is raising at least $16 billion.

9:47 AM, May 18, 2012

CDC: Tick-Borne Parasite Threatening U.S. Blood Supply

An uncommon, but potentially fatal, tick-borne illness may be creeping into the U.S. blood supply and doctors need to develop a way to spot it, researchers report.

5:05 PM, Sep 6, 2011

Michael Dunn denied bond, indigent declaration

Michael Dunn, the man accused of murdering Jordan Davis, 17, is due back in court for two hearings Tuesday.

4:16 PM, Jul 16, 2013

Behind Honey Boo Boo: Show puts McIntyre, Ga. in big spotlight

McINTYRE, Ga. -- First Coast News talks to the people you won't see on one of the most talked about television shows ever.

8:59 AM, Nov 26, 2013

Should Florida lower legal limit for drunk driving?

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The federal government is asking states to consider lowering the threshold for drunk driving by nearly half.

5:56 PM, May 15, 2013

Looking for love on Craigslist and busted for prostitution

A local woman believes she was unfairly busted for prostitution after looking for love on Craigslist. Turns out the man who befriended her online was an undercover cop.

12:26 PM, Apr 30, 2013

Flu + You Day in Mandarin Friday

A special event is being held Friday to make sure older adults know about the benefits of getting a flu shot and to give free flu vaccines to seniors.

8:25 PM, Sep 5, 2013

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United Way 2-1-1

United Way 2-1-1 Phone System offers community access to health, social and human services. People living in a 9-county region of Northeast Florida can dial 2-1-1, the easy to remember, three-digit telephone number for free information and referral and access to health, social and human services. It is a non-emergency number.

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Photo courtesy of Richard McKinney

Jacksonville's Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 10: Recording artist Darius Rucker arrives at the American Country Awards 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

Darius Rucker returns to St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) shake hands after the 2013 AFC championship playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.  Matthew Emmons, USA TODAY Sports

AFC Championship: Patriots vs Broncos

ANNA LISA BLUE, 39 - Charged with probation violation January 19.

January 2014 Mugshots

 	Jan 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks fans celebrate in the streets after the 2013 NFC Championship football game against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

NFC Championship: 49ers vs Seahawks

 	Civil rights demonstrators, led by Dr Martin Luther King (5th R), civil rights activist Ralph Abernathy (5th L), John Lewis (3rd L) and other civil and religious leaders, make their way from Selma to Montgomery on March 22, 1965 in Alabama, on the third leg of the Selma to Montgomery marches. The Selma-to-Montgomery March for voting rights ended three weeks and represented the political and emotional peak of the modern civil rights movement. The first march took place on March 07, 1965 (Blood

Reflections of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Soledad OBrien, Key Speaker, at the 27th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast that took place January 17, 2014 at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center in Jacksonville. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Duckworth)

27th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast

WASHINGTON - JANUARY 20: U.S President Barack Obama (L) takes the oath of office from U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts (R) as first lady Michelle Obama (2nd L) holds the bible and daughter Malia (C) and Sasha looks on in the Blue Room of the White House January 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden were officially sworn in a day before the ceremonial inaugural swearing-in. (Photo by Larry Downing-Pool/Getty Images)

First Lady Michelle Obama's iconic looks

First Coast feasting with Circus elephants

A referee gets into the action of Puppy Bowl IV on Oct. 17, 2007.  Animal Planet

Puppy Bowl X pups

Riverside, San Marco street art done by 'Keith Haring's Ghost'

Jacksonville Landing, present-day

Jacksonville Landing through the years & proposed changes

Courthouse preparations underway for Dunn trial

"Danny Bradford. He wont go out in the rain unless he has his raincoat on. Our little Gortons fisherman. He is a rescue and the best dog ever!" Photo courtesy of June Bradford

It's National Dress Up Your Pet Day

Storm leaves major damage at North Main Baptist Church

DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 15: Audi shows off their RS6 during the media preview at the North American International Auto Show on January 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The auto show will be open to the public January 19-27. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

'New and cool': 2014 North American Auto Show

Have you seen this strong armed robbery suspect?

Police seeking two suspects, person of interest in armed robbery investigation

Lupita Nyong'o L-U-P-I-T-A. Learn this name fast, because the supporting-actress nominee is headed straight for the A-list. She ruled the red carpet in a caped Ralph Lauren dress and Fred Leighton ring. “So far I've only worn things that I feel speak to me,” she told E! of her newly minted fashionista status.  Dan MacMedan, USA TODAY

Photos from the 2014 Golden Globe Awards

TV personality Maria Menounos attends the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Stars on Red Carpet at Golden Globes 2014

 A view of houses and an area covered by ash after the village hit by ash and mud from eruption of Mount Sinabung on January 12, 2014 in Sigarang Garang, Karo District, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The number of displaced people has increased to around 25,000 in Western Indonesia as Mount Sinabung continues to spew ash and smoke after a series of several eruptions since September. Eleven deaths have now been recorded as a result of the eruptions with hundreds more falling ill. Officials expect the

Mount Sinabung erupts in Indonesia

Bayan Bay apartments off San Pablo Road near Atlantic Blvd. Photo courtesy Donna McCrum

Viewer submitted weather photos from stormy Saturday

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (C) talks with New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (R) as they look out over the wreckage of the World Trade Center terrorist attack site 30 November 2001, in New York. (Photo credit should read BETH A. KEISER/AFP/Getty Images)

The Life of Ariel Sharon in pictures

Jayson is a super dad. He picks his son up from school each day. Helps him with his homework. Prepares dinner every night. Does all the grocery shopping and even does laundry. And he builds a mean Lego set.

Share your 'Super Dad' photos with us!

Mandarin Middle School at about 10:45am. Brrrr..... Submitted By:Janet from: Jacksonville, FL

Show us your ice, ice baby!

Marissa Alexander in court and leaving court on Jan. 10

UNF vs. Gulf Coast

FHP: Photos of the buckled 'slab'

'Move Over' law in full effect: FHP

Southerns welcome healthy baby boy

Share photos of your FSU national championship gear

Are you bundled up trying to stay warm? Upload a selfie!

FSUs Kelvin Benjamin elevates over Chris Davis to catch the game winning touchdown with 13 seconds left in the game.

BCS Title Game: FSU vs. Auburn via USA Today Sports

Team picture for Auburn in front of the Rose Bowl.

FCN in California for BCS title game

Crash, building fire in Fernandina Beach

Band stuck due to weather after Gator Bowl performance

Community leaders 'say no to disrespect'

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office cruiser involved in accident with injuries

Rental home of Aubrey Price

SJSO seeks to identify TV theft suspect

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