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Florida city highlights conflicts over local gerrymandering

Feb. 02, 2023 08:34 AM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Not far from the postcard images of Jacksonville -- the white sand beaches, the riverfront fountain, the upscale shopping district — is another side of the city. Here, neighborhood roads are pitted with potholes and sometimes unpaved. Weeds swallow...

Blanton powers Eastern Kentucky over Bellarmine 73-63

Jan. 28, 2023 23:49 PM EST

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Devontae Blanton finished with 22 points and 13 rebounds to lead Eastern Kentucky to a 73-63 victory over Bellarmine on Saturday night. Leland Walker hit three 3-pointers and scored 20 for the Colonels (14-9, 7-3 Atlantic Sun Conference). Michael Moreno added...

CSX railroad profit up 9% on higher fuel surcharges, rates

Jan. 25, 2023 19:19 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — CSX hauled in 9% more profit in the fourth quarter as the railroad hauled less cargo but charged higher shipping rates and tacked on more fuel surcharges. The Jacksonville, Florida-based railroad said Wednesday that it earned $1.02 billion, or 49 cents per...

Head of main Florida power company retiring amid controversy

Jan. 25, 2023 16:08 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The leader of Florida’s primary electric company, which has been embroiled in controversy over allegations that it backed sham election candidates and spied on a journalist, will be stepping down next month, it was announced Wednesday. Florida Power...

After 18 years, $1.5B dike repair done at Florida's Lake O

Jan. 25, 2023 14:08 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — After 18 years, a $1.5 billion project was officially completed Wednesday to repair the sprawling dike around Florida's Lake Okeechobee that protects thousands of people from potentially catastrophic flooding during hurricanes. The Herbert Hoover Dike...

Lawrence, Jags ready to run it back after late-season surge

Jan. 23, 2023 15:02 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence signed jerseys, helmets and posters for teammates Monday before heading into the offseason. He left his locker pretty much intact. He’s ready to run it back. Lawrence understands aspects will be a little...

Blackmon scores 25, Stetson knocks off Jacksonville State

Jan. 21, 2023 17:08 PM EST

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Jalen Blackmon scored 25 points as Stetson beat Jacksonville State 87-81 on Saturday. Blackmon was 8 of 14 shooting, including 3 for 8 from distance, and went 6 for 6 from the line for the Hatters (11-8, 6-2 Atlantic Sun Conference). Stephan D. Swenson scored 17...

Kennesaw State defeats Stetson 82-81 in OT

Jan. 20, 2023 00:23 AM EST

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Stroud's 15 points helped Kennesaw State defeat Stetson 82-81 in overtime on Thursday night. Kennesaw State closed the game on a 6-2 surge, with Terrell Burden blocking a Wheza Panzo 3-point attempt to end it. Burden's layup capped the scoring with five...

Liberty defeats Jacksonville 66-52

Jan. 19, 2023 23:13 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Darius McGhee scored 25 points as Liberty beat Jacksonville 66-52 on Thursday night. McGhee added three steals for the Flames (15-5, 6-1 Atlantic Sun Conference). Blake Preston scored 14 points while shooting 4 of 5 from the field and 6 for 10 from the...

Anderson scores 13 as FGCU knocks off Jacksonville St. 55-51

Jan. 19, 2023 22:42 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Zach Anderson had 13 points and FGCU beat Jacksonville State 55-51 on Thursday night. Anderson added eight rebounds for the Eagles (14-6, 4-3 Atlantic Sun Conference). Isaiah Thompson scored 11 points and added five assists. Andre Weir shot 4 of 9 from the...