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12 Who Care 2009: Lowell "Mac" McCampbell

4:13 PM, Sep 28, 2009

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Mac McCampbell is on his Friday mail run. He's been walking the halls of St. Vincent's Medical Center for twenty-two years. Mac does more than deliver the mail.  He does something for patients that can be hard to come by in a hospital.

12 Who Care 2009: Stanley Lofton

4:28 PM, Sep 24, 2009

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- The music that fills this small crowded room is one man's devotion to children.  Stanley Lofton even beats the sun out of bed to get here every morning.

12 Who Care 2009: Joanne Hickox

5:40 PM, Sep 23, 2009

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Right on schedule a bus arrives carrying senior citizens ready to help those in need. The driver is Joanne Hickox.  She learned to drive this large twenty-six passenger bus so she could pick up and transport seniors to their daily mission trips.

12 Who Care 2009: Peggy Gachet

2:45 PM, Sep 23, 2009

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL -- Peggy Gachet is having as much fun as the kids.  They are all learning a lesson. Gachet has been involved in her community for years.  She is caring, yet so humble about her work.

12 Who Care 2009: Officer Larry Shuford

5:12 PM, Sep 21, 2009

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Larry Shuford says "You just cook from your heart, and that's the best way to live."

12 Who Care: Betty Smith

5:14 PM, Sep 22, 2008

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- She's 84 and retired. But Betty Smith refuses to get caught in a rocking chair. Her endless volunteering is what made her one of 12 Who Care.

12 Who Care 2008: Mary Warner

5:07 PM, Sep 16, 2008

By Angela Spears

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Mary Warner, a 12 Who Care Winner, works with many girls. She makes sure they have basic necessities to help them with their self esteem.

12 Who Care 2008: Bertram Enell Way

3:20 PM, Sep 16, 2008

Bert Way has ministered to children for 27 years through the Episcopal Diocese of Florida.

12 Who Care: Leslie Allen

3:27 AM, Sep 10, 2008

Jacksonville, fl -- Head... Heart... Hands.. and Health... they are the four H's. 4-H is a club for girls and boys, with more than 100-years of tradition.. a chance for personal growth, and empowerment. Leslie Allen has been a part of it for nearly a third of its history.

12 Who Care: Bob Mayrand

6:07 PM, Sep 1, 2008

ORANGE PARK, FL -- Vietnam War veteran Bob Mayrand helps the mentally ill get back on their feet in Orange Park.

12 Who Care: Deputy Joe Bowen

7:50 PM, Aug 27, 2008

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, FL --  Sheriff's Deputy Joe Bowen has delivered 28,000 stuffed animals to those who need a smile.  That's why he's one of our 12 Who Care.

12 Who Care 2008: Teresa Gilleo

6:38 PM, Jul 29, 2008

A Jacksonville resident for over 50 years, Teresa Gilleo has served the American Legion through the American Legion Auxiliary for 35 years.

12 Who Care 2008: Charles Maurer

11:37 AM, Jul 25, 2008

"Mr. Bill" mentors at-risk youth in the State Attorney's "Jailed Juvenile Mentor Program"--juvenile offenders incarcerated as adults for serious criminal offenses.

12 Who Care 2008: Valarie Hammonds

8:02 AM, Jul 16, 2008

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Valarie Hammonds makes time to volunteer, despite all the challenges facing her life.  "I wish there was more I could do," she tells me.  Her calling: helping the homeless.

12 Who Care 2008: Donya Tucker

8:01 AM, Jul 16, 2008

Donya Tucker calls her motives selfish.  Her colleagues at the Women's Center have a different description.

12 Who Care 2008: Letha McAlister

12:50 PM, Jul 14, 2008

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Each day thousands of people on the First Coast are helped by Community Hospice of Northeast Florida. Volunteers give their time to help those suffering a life threatening illness and extend that support to friends and family.

12 Who Care 2008: Gus Egerer

12:50 PM, Jul 14, 2008

By Jeannie Blaylock

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- So, who's right? Gus Egerer says the folks at Cerebral Palsy of Northeast Florida (now New Heights of Northeast Florida) are his heroes. They call Gus their hero.

12 Who Care 2008 (August): Joe Bowen

6:07 PM, Dec 14, 2007

It's not often that "warm and cuddly" are words used with law enforcement, but Deputy Joe Bowen has been making sick kids and adults feel that way for years.

12 Who Care 2008 (September): Bob Mayrand

6:06 PM, Dec 14, 2007

Bob Mayrand was living the American dream when he lost his wife and job due to Bipolar/Manic Depression.

12 Who Care 2008 (September): Betty Smith

6:06 PM, Dec 14, 2007

"If a person is in need and calls me, I will be there," is a commitment that Betty Smith has kept faithfully for over 18 years.

12 Who Care 2007: Susan Dubow

12:32 PM, Sep 12, 2007

By Donna Hicken
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Coming back home to the First Coast to raise her daughter gave Susan Dubow an opportunity to help critically ill children.

12 Who Care 2007: Walter Hill

12:31 PM, Sep 12, 2007

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Sometimes you get help in the most unlikely places. For Walter Hill, his search for support turned into him lending a helping hand to transplant patients at St. Luke's Hospital.

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

Check It Out

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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.

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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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