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Archive for April, 2010

Larizza will prosecute three Louisiana escapees

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Larizza will prosecute three Louisiana escapees

In a joint media conference held today, Historic City News has learned that local State Attorney R.J. Larizza will prosecute the case against three Louisiana fugitives in the death of 29-year-old Vincent Binder; whose body was discovered in a field off SR-16, west of I-95.

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Flagler County wants a train stop as well

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Flagler County wants a train stop as well

Judi Stetson, Director of Grants & Special Projects, asks Historic City News readers for grass-roots support from groups, clubs, media, businesses, citizens and anyone else available tomorrow to show support for a railroad stop in the Town of Bunnell.

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Cultural Events this weekend

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Cultural Events this weekend

St. Johns County Cultural Council, the county’s designated local arts agency, periodically reports upcoming cultural events to local Historic City News reporters for the benefit of our readers.

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Preliminary autopsy confirms Brookins homicide

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Preliminary autopsy confirms Brookins homicide

Detectives with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Robbery Homicide Unit are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a 45-year old Duval County man.

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Aviles Street Project Unfolding

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Aviles Street Project Unfolding

In October 2009, Historic City News reported that Halback Design Group made a presentation to the St. Augustine City Commission to improve access and visibility of Aviles Street; considered the oldest street in the oldest city in the United States.

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FEC Amtrak Passenger Rail Study workshop

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FEC Amtrak Passenger Rail Study workshop

Historic City News readers are invited to participate in a joint public information workshop to obtain project information and provide input regarding the FEC Amtrak Passenger Rail Study.

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New background screening for high-risk jobs

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New background screening for high-risk jobs

Historic City News reporters learned that today, Governor Charlie Crist applauded the Legislature for passing House Bill 7069; requiring background screening procedures for individuals who work with vulnerable Floridians such as children, senior citizens and persons with disabilities.

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Historic City Memories: The Fraternal Orders

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Historic City Memories: The Fraternal Orders

St. Augustine and The Fraternal Orders Part two of a series Veterans of Foreign Wars and the United Veterans of the Spanish War By Geoff Dobson

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Juveniles try to outrun cops in stolen car

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Juveniles try to outrun cops in stolen car

Local St. Augustine reporters at Historic City News have learned that this morning, Police Officer Chris Miller attempted to stop two juveniles in a speeding vehicle — that appears to be stolen.

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Chief McElroy retires after 26 years of service

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Chief McElroy retires after 26 years of service

St. Johns County Fire Rescue announced to local reporters with Historic City News the retirement of Fire Prevention Chief and Fire Marshal Frank McElroy today; following 26 years of career service to St. Johns County.

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FSU releases statement – investigation continues

April 29, 2010 | By | Comments More
FSU releases statement – investigation continues

Tallahassee Police Department Public Information Officer David McCranie, told reporters with Historic City News that Florida Department of Law Enforcement is learning more today about the dead body discovered yesterday behind the Wingate by Wyndham hotel on SR-16 just west of I-95 and believed to be Vincent Binder.

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Sheriff uses Facebook to improve communication

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Sheriff uses Facebook to improve communication

St. Johns County Sheriff David B. Shoar told Historic City News local reporters that his office is now available on Facebook — the popular social networking website.

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Billboards on railroad property coming down

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Billboards on railroad property coming down

In a process that started as part of an annexation request to the city, local reporters from Historic City News learned that highway billboards along US-1 between the north city gates and the county courthouse are coming down for good.

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Hastings Potato & Cabbage Festival

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Hastings Potato & Cabbage Festival

The local St. Johns County news reporters at Historic City News have learned that the Hastings Potato & Cabbage Festival will return to Hastings on Saturday, May 8, 2010.

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New 7th Circuit Judge: Terence Perkins

April 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
New 7th Circuit Judge: Terence Perkins

Today, Governor Charlie Crist announced to local reporters at Historic City News that he has appointed Terence R. Perkins to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge John V. Doyle on the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court.

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Second unidentified body discovered today

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Second unidentified body discovered today

Although Sergent Chuck Mulligan told Historic City News local reporters that he did not suspect the two were connected, the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the suspicious death of a black man found in an abandoned vehicle early this morning.

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Body believed to be Tallahassee student

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Body believed to be Tallahassee student

David McCranie, Public Information Officer with the Tallahassee Police Department told reporters with Historic City News that FDLE has located what is believed to be the deceased body of Vincent Binder.

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Scammers target grieving Flagler families

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Scammers target grieving Flagler families

Public Information Officer Debra Johnson told local St. Johns County reporters with Historic City News that a widow reported receiving a telephone call from someone who claimed her recently deceased husband had won $500,000.

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Governor signs pact with Seminole Tribe of Florida

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Governor signs pact with Seminole Tribe of Florida

“Today’s bill signing is the last step in a historic effort that benefits both the Seminole Tribe and the entire state of Florida,” Florida Governor Charlie Crist told Historic City News reporters. “Following three years of healthy debate and deliberation, the children and families of Florida are now the beneficiaries of much-needed money that will […]

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Arrest made in Palm Coast pharmacy robbery

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Arrest made in Palm Coast pharmacy robbery

Historic City News reporters have been advised that a 25-year-old Palm Coast man has been charged with the February robbery of a Palm Coast pharmacy — and is a suspect in another pharmacy robbery in Daytona Beach.

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Unidentified body discovered in field behind hotel

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Unidentified body discovered in field behind hotel

Historic City News local reporters joined area law enforcement officers and state law enforcement agents this morning who are combing a vacant field-turned-crime-scene; behind the Wingate by Wyndham hotel on SR-16 just west of I-95.

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Party’s Over re-enactment for graduation season

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Party’s Over re-enactment for graduation season

Historic City News reporters have learned that the St. Johns County School District, the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, the St. Johns County Tax Collector and St. Johns County Fire Rescue have joined together to deliver the “Party’s Over” reenactment for St. Johns County Students.

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2010 Gamble Rogers Folk Festival

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2010 Gamble Rogers Folk Festival

St. Johns County Cultural Events Division spokesman Dan Larson, reported to Historic City News the names of some of the headlining artists for this weekend’s Gamble Rogers Folk Festival.

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Northeast Florida Regional Airport at St. Augustine

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Northeast Florida Regional Airport at St. Augustine

Edward R. Wuellner, Executive Director of the St. Augustine-St. Johns County Airport Authority updated local news reporters with Historic City News on plans to develop the airport as the economic gateway to Northeast Florida.

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Where oh where is the Childrens Museum

April 27, 2010 | By | Comments More
Where oh where is the Childrens Museum

Ben Platt, Vice President, of the Board of Directors and Site Selection Chairman for the Children’s Museum of St. Johns, told local reporters at Historic City News that his most often-asked question over the past two and a half years has been “Where exactly is the Children’s Museum located?”

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Zampatti investigators still looking for victims

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Zampatti investigators still looking for victims

Deputies with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office and Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol tell local reporters with Historic City News that they are continuing to investigate circumstances in connection with a driving rampage in Ponte Vedra Beach this past Friday morning.

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Early Palm Coast convenience store robbery

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Early Palm Coast convenience store robbery

Public Information Officer Debra Johnson reported to local St. Johns County news reporters that deputies in Flagler County are investigating a Palm Coast convenience store robbery that occurred early this morning.

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Abbott Tract residents react to cannon firing

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Abbott Tract residents react to cannon firing

Historic City News reporters listened to complaints from several Water Street residents during last night’s regular meeting of the City Commission about the impact of daily cannon firings from the Fountain of Youth Park.

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Harriss: My point man on tough assignments

April 27, 2010 | By | Comments More
Harriss: My point man on tough assignments

Bill Harriss, who is retiring after twelve years as City Manager, told reporters from Historic City News that his is pleased with the city commission’s decision to promote Chief Operations Officer, John Regan as his successor when he retires this summer.

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Nite at the Races success for St. Francis House

April 27, 2010 | By | Comments More
Nite at the Races success for St. Francis House

In an e-mail to local reporters with Historic City News, St. Francis House Executive Director Renee Morris said, “Thank you to everyone for making the 7th Annual A Nite At The Races an amazing event this year.”

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