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Orlando ‘credible messengers’ combat youth violence

Jan. 22, 2022 03:15 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Days before Christmas, 24 fighters ranging from 5 to 17 years old were warming up to showcase their skills in the caged octagon set up in the parking lot of the New Image Youth Center in Parramore. Dozens of chairs were set up around the ring but many among the scores who...

Rare blast of snow, ice takes aim at Southeast US coast

Jan. 21, 2022 22:23 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Freezing rain, sleet and snow blew into coastal areas stretching from South Carolina to Virginia on Friday in a winter storm that forecasters say could snarl a region that's unaccustomed to winter precipitation. Authorities along the North and South Carolina...

Former NFL CB Hasty works for racial equity in hirings

Jan. 21, 2022 12:56 PM EST

Former NFL cornerback James Hasty is working to eliminate bias and racial disparity in sports hiring through his new search firm, Eneje Consulting. Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is the only Black head coach in the league after Miami fired Brian Flores and Houston fired David Culley. ...

CSX railroad's Q4 profit jumps 23% even though volume slips

Jan. 20, 2022 19:09 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — CSX railroad's fourth-quarter profit jumped 23% even though volume slipped amid the ongoing supply chain challenges. The Jacksonville, Florida-based railroad said Thursday it earned $934 million, or 42 cents per share. That's up from $760 million, or 33 cents per...

Jags' McCray arrested, charged with eluding police in chase

Jan. 18, 2022 16:46 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Lerentee McCray made an obscene hand gesture at a police officer, fled a would-be traffic stop and then reached speeds of 100 mph and crossed three lanes of traffic during an ensuing chase, authorities said Tuesday. ...

Tyreese Davis' 3 helps Jacksonville beat North Florida 54-51

Jan. 15, 2022 20:20 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jordan Davis scored 14 points, Osayi Osifo added 13 points and 13 rebounds and Jacksonville held off North Florida for a 54-51 victory on Saturday. Tyreese Davis and Mike Marsh added 10 points apiece for Jacksonville (11-4, 3-0 ASUN), which has won eight...

South Carolina adds NFL staffer Lucas to coach linebackers

Jan. 14, 2022 15:49 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina has hired former Jacksonville Jaguars assistant Sterling Lucas as its outside linebackers and defensive ends coach. The school's board of trustees approved a two-year deal for Lucas on Friday. The contract runs through Dec. 31, 2023 and will...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jan. 12, 2022 14:39 PM EST

Palm Beach Post. January 9, 2022. Editorial: Florida legislative session promises little drama amid election-year spending spree On Tuesday, the Florida Legislature will start its annual session with an upbeat speech by Gov. Ron DeSantis and the promise of big boosts...

Workman scores 19 to lead Jacksonville over Stetson 57-50

Jan. 11, 2022 22:40 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Workman scored 19 points off the bench to lead Jacksonville to a 57-50 win over Stetson on Tuesday night, the Dolphins' eighth straight home victory. Kevion Nolan had 10 points and six assists for Jacksonville (10-4, 2-0 Atlantic Sun Conference)....

Jags believe better days ahead after hitting 'rock bottom'

Jan. 10, 2022 18:19 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Shad Khan’s most trusted adviser is a general manager whose last five NFL seasons ended with a coaching change. It’s a strange decision at best, a significant problem at worst. The Jacksonville Jaguars owner is relying on Trent Baalke to...