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Jacksonville Fair Kicks Off

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The 2010 Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair kicked off today.

The fair runs through Nov. 14.

Food Stamps, Medicaid and Cash Assistance Closer to Home

You can now aply for:

Food Stamps, Medicaid and Cash Assistance

At New St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church

550 Franklin, Street Baldwin, Florida 32234

Monday November the 1st, Wednesday the 3rd, and Friday the 5th only.

From 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Living in Baldwin this will be such a convenience due to the fact that the closest place to apply for any of the above benefits is down town Jacksonville. Unless you have access to a computer, then you can go online to www.myflorida.com/myaccess.

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.

 

Middleburg Murder Victim to Be Laid to Rest Friday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The family of one of two men shot to death Monday is planning to say a final goodbye while trying to deal with the shock of its loss.

James Allen Coody Jr. is one of two men shot to death Monday. Police have been searching for Christopher Kilgore, who they suspect of shooting his parents and fatally shooting his brother Raymond Kilgore and Coody.   

His family will have a visitation Thursday night from 6 to 8 p.m. at Giddens-Reed Funeral Home, 270 U.S. Highway 301, in Baldwin.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Clay Hill Baptist Church, 6054 County Road 218, Clay Hill. Burial will follow at Long Branch Cemetery.

The family today described the situation as "surreal" and they are concerned for their safety as long as Kilgore is free.

From their Oceanway home, Coody's family told First Coast News that Coody and Ray Kilgore were best friends. 

Baker County Search Continues, Still no Kilgore

BAKER COUNTY, Fla. -- The Baker County Sheriff's Office moved quickly to set up a perimeter in hopes of trapping murder suspect Christopher Scott Kilgore, but he still has not been found.

Sheriff Joey Dobson said the perimeter that included most of the main roads south of Interstate 10 is no longer in place, and all roads are once again open.

That doesn't mean police are giving up the search, Dobson clarified, just that searchers are no longer focused on one area.

He said the safety of residents is also a top priority, and the county will use reverse 911 as needed to keep residents informed.

A witness reported seeing a man of Kilgore's basic description heading into the woods off 228 about six miles west of U.S. 301 early this afternoon.

Store Robbery Photos of Man Wanted in Double Murder, Robbery Released

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said a man wanted for shooting his parents and killing his brother and another man is the same man who robbed a convenience store Tuesday night.

Wednesday evening, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office released photos of the man they said is Christopher Scott Kilgore, who is wanted for shooting his parents, injuring them and shooting two others to death.

Clay County deputies have been looking for Kilgore since the slayings at a Wooduck Road residence in Middleburg Monday morning. On Tuesday, they said a suspect matching Kilgore's description and driving a vehicle similar to his held up the Kangaroo Store at 14801 Normandy Blvd. at about 9 p.m. Tuesday.

There was a clerk and a customer inside the convenience store at the time of the robbery. "I rushed over here as soon as I got off to see if she was alright," said James Figeeroa, the clerk's son.

Police: Kilgore is 'Very Armed and Very Dangerous'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The manhunt through western Duval and Clay counties continues in its third day, though detectives have said finding the murder suspect's vehicle has helped tracking dogs obtain a scent.

Christopher Scott Kilgore is accused of shooting his parents, his brother and a friend, killing the latter two.  That happened before sunrise Monday, and the search for him has continued since.

Today, several schools in the area went on lockdown and a thoroughfare was closed, leading to a change for parents.

County Road 217 was closed as searchers combed the area, meaning school buses couldn't get children home that way.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said parents need to pick their children up if that's their normal way home, and if it's not possible, an officer would drive any child home.