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Body Found in San Marco Yard

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police do not suspect foul play in the death of a transient found in San Marco Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the man was most likely a transient who was in his 50s or 60s.

He was found in a yard on Landon Avenue near Kings Road.

The investigation is continuing and an autopsy will determine cause of death, but police said there are no obvious signs of foul play.

FHP Launches Halloween Drunken Driving Crackdown

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida Highway Patrol is trying to make Halloween less scary.

State troopers are cracking down on drunken driving and offering safety tips to parents of young ghouls and goblins. The Highway Patrol is participating in a national drunken driving campaign that began Monday and will continue through Oct. 31. It's called "Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest."

The FHP web site offers Halloween safety tips for parents. They include using light colored costumes and putting reflective tape on costumes and goody bags so they'll be more visible to motorists.

 

How Young is Too Young to Wear Thong Underwear?

I was recently in a major department store shopping for clothes for a little girl.  When passing by the underwear section, I couldn't help but notice there were thong underwear for sale.  I honestly stopped walking and took a second look to make sure my eyes weren't deceiving me.  I was kind of shocked to see thong underwear being sold in the girls department for girls wearing sizes 7-14.

Am I alone in thinking that girls between 7 and 14 years old probably shouldn't be wearing thong?  I just think that's too young for thong underwear.  I know that some women wear thong for comfort or to hide underwear lines under their clothing.  I also know some women wear them strictly for sex appeal.  Either way, what age do you think is appropriate for a woman and/or a girl to start wearing thong underwear?

 

Main Street Bridge Closed for Hours Following Armored Truck Crash

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Main Street bridge was closed for three hours on Sunday due to an overturned truck on the bridge.

A Brink's truck overturned on the bridge around 10:30 a.m. and spilled diesel fuel on the bridge. The fire department cleaned that up to make it safe to reopen the bridge.

Two Brink's employees were transported to the hospital. The driver of the truck was wearing a seatbelt, but another employee was in the back of the truck and got tossed around during the accident. None of the injuries are life threatening.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident.  It appears that the truck veered up on the curb of the bridge, hit one of the metal support beams, went up the beam a few feet and then overturned in the middle of the road. The right front of the truck was severely damaged and the right wheel came off the truck.

The bridge reopened at 1:35 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

 

Jacksonville Hotel Drying Out After Guest Causes Flooding

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --  The Jaguars big win on Sunday may have indirectly caused some big losses for a Southbank hotel. The Hilton Garden Inn is closed due to flooding and a guest is to blame.

Crews tasked with sopping up the water said an unhappy Colts fan took out his frustrations on the hotel.

It was a kick that brought joy to the hearts of Jags fans everywhere on Sunday and dowsed the hopes of the normally division-leading Colts, but it may have drenched more than hopes.

The Hilton Garden Inn on Jacksonville's Southbank is drying out tonight after a Colts fan took out his frustrations with a torrent of water.

The signs on the Hilton doors say no reservations or walk-ins.  The hotel had to be evacuated early Monday morning after several floors were flooded. 

Cleaning crews and their equipment have been working hard to dry out the hotel.

USS Underwood Returns from Six Month Deployment

More than 200 Sailors stationed on board USS Underwood (FFG 36) and embarked helicopter squadron HSL 60 will return to Naval Station Mayport on Tuesday, October 5, after a six-month deployment to the Eastern Pacific in support of Counter-Illicit Trafficking Operations.

MAU Job Fair for Welders with Mechanical Skills on September 30th

A special job fair will be held on Thursday, September 30th for individuals with mechanical and welding experience for MAU job openings at the Jacksonville TTX location. The welding positions will be performing railcar maintenance and repair duties for MAU at TTX.  MAU is a human resources firm headquartered in Augusta, GA that provides custom workforce solutions.