Man Arrested, Accused in Connection with Tilden Street Shooting

Man Arrested, Accused in Connection with Tilden Street Shooting

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police have arrested a man in a home invasion that led to a fatal shooting Friday.

Patrick Lee Smith, 31, is accused in the shooting death during a home invasion of George Maxwell III, 31.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Smith went to a home in the 2100 block of Tilden Street around 1 a.m. with Maxwell for the purpose of a home invasion. The men walked into a back room where they found a resident.

The police report said Maxwell walked in and pointed an assault rifle at the resident, saying, "You know what time it is." The resident said he was afraid so he shot Maxwell, killing him.

Smith was arrested and charged with murder/by other than perpetrator during certain felonies.

Homicide investigators said several people were in the boarding home when police responded to a call about gunfire. The name of the victim has not been released.

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Update: Local Salon Ceases Brazilian Blowouts Due to Health Risks

Update: Local Salon Ceases Brazilian Blowouts Due to Health Risks

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Hair salons across the country are being warned about smoothing and straightening products potentially containing formaldehyde.

The Brazilian Blowout and other brands of smoothing treatments were first questioned in October 2010, when employees at an Oregon salon reported difficulty breathing, nose bleeds and eye irritation when using the products.

Health officials in Oregon tested Brazilian Blowout and other brands and found trace levels of formaldehyde in the air at several salons, and significant amounts in the product itself.

Health alerts were issued in several states.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a nation-wide hazard alert and said it is "responding to complaints and referrals about possible exposure to formaldehyde."

Winn-Dixie Expands Fuelperks! Program to Help Motorists Fight Rising Gas Prices

Winn-Dixie Expands Fuelperks! Program to Help Motorists Fight Rising Gas Prices

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., is expanding the discounts earned through its fuelperks! program, beginning tomorrow (April 13), by lifting previous one-item limit restrictions on Bonus fuelperks! rewards items. This means if a customer purchases three of any particular Bonus fuelperks! rewards item that earns a 5-cent-per-gallon discount, he or she will now earn a 15-cent-per-gallon discount for that transaction rather than only a 5-cent-per-gallon discount.

Thief Takes TVs, Food in Burglary

Thief Takes TVs, Food in Burglary

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --  Jacksonville police are on the hunt for the thief who broke into a home on Pearl Street, stealing televisions and food.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office police report, on Monday televisions were stolen along with a microwave, telephone and security cameras which were posted outside the house.

The report also said the burglar ransacked the refrigerator and stole food.

Police also said clothing, which was inside the house, was damaged with bleach.

 

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Bridge Board Member Recieves President's Award

Bridge Board Member Recieves President's Award

The Board of Directors of The Bridge of Northeast Florida Inc. awarded Board member and local attorney David Edwards with their President’s Award at the board meeting on April 6, 2011.  Edwards was selected for this award for outstanding service to the organization through his professional expertise and advocacy efforts over the past three years.

Egg Farmers Donate Nearly 12 Million Eggs to Feeding America This Easter

Florida egg farmer Dixie Egg Company is giving back to their community and donating 32,400 eggs to the Second Harvest North Florida.  Stretched out shell to shell (each egg is approximately two and a half inches long), the 32,400 donated eggs equal over a mile!

Second Harvest North distributed 19 million pounds of food to individuals and families in 2010, enough food to create 14.6 million meals.

First Coast Vision Design Challenge

First Coast Vision Design Challenge

Hundreds of volunteers and members of the Regional Community Institute (RCI) are creating First Coast Vision, a vision for growth and development in the seven county Northeast Florida Region for the next 50 years.  They have done it with the help of more than 1,000 members of the public, who were polled on their preferred growth patterns for the Region, and they have developed goals that describe where they hope the First Coast will be in 50 years.