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Federal gov't answers call to help fix unemployment system

8:22 PM, Jan 15, 2014

The State of Florida will be getting some help from Washington to deal with the continuing problems plaguing the unemployment system that has been the subject of multiple WTSP stories.

House OKs $1.1 T spending bill, sends to Senate

4:40 PM, Jan 15, 2014

With relatively little fanfare, the House passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill Wednesday that will fund the government through October.

J.C. Penney closing 33 stores, laying off 2,000

4:31 PM, Jan 15, 2014

J.C. Penney will close 33 stores and lay off about 2,000 employees, the retailer said Wednesday.

Target: Data stolen from up to 110M customers

8:26 AM, Jan 10, 2014

Target's data breach over the crucial holiday selling season was even worse than expected. Up to an additional 70 million customers had their personal information stolen in the breach, bringing the total potentially affected up to 110 million, the retailer said Friday.

Florida to contract another company for unemployment website

11:38 PM, Jan 8, 2014

The state announced today that it would contract with another company to try to get things up and running again. They should start working on it at the end of the week.

Macy's restructures as it reports holiday sales up 3.6%

9:10 PM, Jan 8, 2014

Macy's will lay off 2,500 workers but hire others as it aims to save $100 million a year.

Pension reform task force looking at options, including tax hike

5:36 PM, Jan 8, 2014

The Retirement Reform task force met again Wednesday morning to try and hammer out a new plan to pay down existing pension debt and reform the city's pension plan.

Senate votes to extend unemployment benefits

11:27 AM, Jan 7, 2014

The U.S. Senate agreed Tuesday to move forward with a three-month extension of expired jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, which affects an estimated 1.3 million Americans.

Senate approves Yellen as Fed chair

6:31 PM, Jan 6, 2014

The Senate on Monday easily approved Janet Yellen's nomination to head the Federal Reserve.

Closure sought in embezzlement scandal

9:58 PM, Jan 5, 2014

The small city of Ailey, Georgia has a population of 543, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. For many years, it only had two banks, one in Ailey and one in Mount Vernon. 

In 2012, residents learned that the bank director of Montgomery Bank and Trust in Ailey was being accused of embezzling over 20 million dollars and they were shocked. 

Facebook faces suit over private messages

8:14 PM, Jan 3, 2014

The lawsuit filed earlier this week alleges that Facebook scans messages between users labeled "private" for links and other information that can be sold to advertisers, marketers and data aggregators.

Calif. man to share $648M lottery jackpot

7:40 PM, Jan 3, 2014

Steve Tran went on vacation after the Dec. 17 winner was picked and forgot to check his tickets.

AT&T offers T-Mobile customers $450 to switch

4:34 PM, Jan 3, 2014

It's not cash. AT&T (T, Fortune 500) is offering T-Mobile (TMUS) refugees a $200 credit per phone line, plus the chance to trade in their smartphones for up to $250.

About 60K tickets sold for 2014 Gator Bowl

11:08 AM, Jan 2, 2014

The rain was steady, starting right before kickoff and picking up during the game.  Fans who traveled from the midwest for the 2014 Gator Bowl are headed home said they expected a bit more sunshine.

Business owners look forward to Gator Bowl boost

7:02 PM, Dec 31, 2013

Small business owners in and around the Jacksonville Landing anticipate a sales boost thanks to the 2014 Gator Bowl on New Year's Day.


Fuller Warren expansion may affect RAM

4:09 PM, Dec 30, 2013

The community is concerned that the proposed lane expansion of the Fuller Warren Bridge could affect the Riverside Arts Market in the future.

Florida's minimum wage going up to $7.93

1:04 PM, Dec 30, 2013

The retail-worker strikes that swept the nation in 2013 did not move Congress to raise the minimum wage, but a growing number of states are taking action.

Want a career switch? Here are Florida's top jobs

3:27 PM, Dec 27, 2013

With the New Year around the corner, you may be considering switching careers or just beginning to think about where to start one.

Target confirms encrypted PIN data stolen

2:01 PM, Dec 27, 2013

Hackers who stole data for up to 40 million credit cards and debit cards used in Target stores removed encrypted data containing personal identification numbers - but the theft isn't expected to compromise cardholder accounts - the company said Friday.

Stores burst with end-of-year discounts

7:01 AM, Dec 27, 2013

The day after Christmas is for more than returning gifts this year. Retailers are ratcheting up the sales in an attempt to lure customers and make up for a slow shopping season.

Holiday sales make season bright for retailers

6:44 AM, Dec 27, 2013

Experts say this was Merry Christmas for retailers.

416K workers to see effect of minimum wage hike

4:55 PM, Dec 26, 2013

When the clock strikes midnight New Year's Eve, we will be ringing in a new year and a new financial increase for some of Florida's lowest paid workers.

Nesta Walker Guilty of Killing McDonald's Worker Raynold Orelus

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A man faces life in prison for the murder of a local McDonald's worker and father of five in February.

12:36 PM, Dec 16, 2010

Baymeadows McDonald's Owner Releases Statement Following Shooting, Police Chase

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The owner of the McDonald's on Baymeadows has issued a statement after an employee escorting a McDonald's manager with a bag of money in the restaurant parking lot was shot and killed this afternoon.

11:38 PM, Feb 22, 2010

FCN Investigates: $1.9 Million Paid to Attorneys Challenging City Workers' Comp Cases

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --  After months of denying First Coast News an interview concerning worker's compensation issues, the city of Jacksonville finally agreed to talk.

9:36 AM, Mar 12, 2011

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

24 hour daycare is available but can be hard to find

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Just before noon on a recent Tuesday, Michael Price signed-in daughter Cheyenne and son Michael at the Learners to Leaders Academy.

9:56 AM, Aug 3, 2012

The man awaiting trial for the Brittany Tavar case now charged with tampering with witness

The man accused of killing Brittany Tavar in 2010 now faces battery and tampering charges for allegedly punching a witness.

8:01 PM, Jun 10, 2013

No students injured in Bradford County school bus crash

BRADFORD COUNT, Fla. -- A school bus crashed Tuesday morning but no students were injured.

8:19 AM, Oct 23, 2012

Racer in Pikes Peak Hill Climb crash: 'I thought I was dead'

COLORADO SPRINGS - At 90 years old, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is America's second oldest auto race.

1:33 PM, Aug 15, 2012

Serial murder suspect linked to 1997 murder in Columbus, Ga.

COLUMBUS, GA -- Six years ago, 26-year-old Tracy Hambersham went to a party with her friends at Fort Benning. She disappeared and was found two days later. Her murder case went cold.

7:04 PM, Jun 19, 2003

Red Light Cameras May Be Coming To Jacksonville Soon

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- If you have driven westbound on Atlantic Boulevard, you probably understand the complete frustration Isaac Ohayon has trying to turn left on 9A.  "There's a problem over here.  The light stays red for a very long time," Ohayon said.

10:59 PM, Aug 31, 2011

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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.

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

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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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