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St. Augustine Murder Victim Honored by Flagler College

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- The man who was shot to death by his aunt was a 33-year employee at Flagler College who had worked his way to the top of his department.

John Rice was fatally shot by his 96-year-old aunt Sunday, police believe.  Neighbors said it was because she didn't want to be moved into a nursing home.

In a statement today, Flagler College President Dr. William T. Abare, Jr., said the following:

It is with deep regret that I inform the Flagler College community of the passing of John Rice, our Supervisor of Housekeeping. John had served the College with energy, diligence, and good humor for 33 years. He was a cheerful presence and a friend to all. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with John's family at this sad time.

Economy Forcing Small Businesses Close Doors

Economy Forcing Small Businesses Close Doors

PALATKA, FL- A hot, made the way you like it, breakfast has always been a traditional way to start the day in Palatka. There is nothing like walking into a small town diner where everyone knows your name in the morning and having a hot cup of coffee, a warm smile, and a delicious breakfast made just the way you like it.

St. Augustine Community Orchestra's Fall Concert Features Duo Violinists

St. Augustine Community Orchestra's Fall Concert Features Duo Violinists

An exciting pair of award-winning violinists will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Concerto for Two Violins” with the St. Augustine Community Orchestra as the featured presentation of its 50th anniversary season’s Fall concert. They are Gabriela Peňa and Ian Fell, seniors at Creekside High School, who have both been playing violin since they were very young. Both have been members of the Jacksonville Symphony’s Youth Orchestra for many years, studying with principal violinists.

Governor Scott Gets to Work at NAS JAX

Governor Scott Gets to Work at NAS JAX

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Governor Rick Scott will hold his third "Let's Get to Work" day at Naval Air Station Jacksonville.

The Governor's will be there from approximately 5:15 a.m. until 3:30 in Thursday afternoon.

We're told the Governor will begin the day by working at the gate.

Good Morning Jacksonville will join the Governor live starting at 5:45 a.m.

Retired SJCFR Chief Receives State EMS Award

Retired SJCFR Chief Receives State EMS Award

In recognition of his dedication and leadership in Emergency Medical Services in Florida over his thirty year career, the Florida Association of County Emergency Medical Services presented St. Johns County Fire Rescue Retired Chief, Robert Hall, Jr. with the Mark Fingeret Award for Administrative Leadership Excellence in EMS in July of 2011.

Missing Charter Boat Capitan Found Safe

Missing Charter Boat Capitan Found Safe

Three men were on the water aboard the Cedar Roost Sail Charter heading north toward St. Augustine from Ponce Inlet Monday when the 22 foot vessel  was hit by a large wave  sending the Captain overboard.

The other two passengers contacted  the Coast Guard around 5:00 p.m and the boat and helicopter search for the Sail Boat Captain, Brian Oliver, 45 of St. Augustine began and continued late into the night.

The boat was anchored off and remains off shore. With no knowledge of how to maneuver the vessel the other two passengers were taken to the Coast Guard Station Ponce De Leon Inlet in New Smyrna Beach.