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Murder Suspect Search Continues in Forest, Neighbors Concerned

MIDDLEBURG, Fla. -- A neighbor of the family torn apart by gunfire Monday morning said he heard someone yell "help" before the gunshots rang out.

The resident along Wooduck Road near Middleburg said he then saw a blue Trailblazer heading down the road toward Jennings State Forest.

As a precaution, Jennings State Forest is being closed as the search for the man accused of shooting his family continues.

According to the Clay County Sheriff's Office, Christopher Scott Kilgore may have the provisions and the know-how to camp out in Jennings State Forest indefinitely, or he may have fled the area entirely in his parents' Trailblazer.

Investigators on foot and with search dogs are looking through the forest today for 33-year-old Kilgore.

Neighbors are concerned for their safety.

"He needs to turn himself in," said Charlene Sigman.

"Is he gonna come back here to the house and go crazy again?"

Family Dispute May Have Been Cause of Shooting that Left Two Dead in Middleburg

MIDDLEBURG, Fla. -- A family dispute may have led to the deaths of two people and injuries to others following an early-morning shooting, police said.

Into the evening, Clay County Sheriff's Office continued looking for Christopher Scott Kilgore, who police said is armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees him or knows his whereabouts should call 911 immediately.

Tuesday morning, the police crime scene tape was gone along with the police vehicles that looked after the home most of the day Monday.

The home where the shooting happened is about 100 yards into the woods. A CrimeStoppers sign is posted next to the mailbox.

Police previously said they would leave the home once the medical examiner's office removed the two bodies from the crime scene and investigators finished gathering evidence at the home.

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.  

Recession Affecting Every Aspect of American Life

The nation's financial crisis is altering Americans' way of life from the home and the workplace to the highway and the altar, according to 2009 Census data released Tuesday.

Median household income - the level where half make more and half make less - fell 2.9% from $51,726 in 2008 to $50,221 last year, the second consecutive annual drop, according to the American Community Survey, far-reaching demographic data separate from the 2010 Census.

"The recession has affected every aspect of American life," says Mark Mather, a demographer at the Population Reference Bureau. "It doesn't matter if you're lower income or higher income, highly educated or just have a high school degree."

For-Profit Colleges Under Fire Over Value, Accreditation

For Chelsi Miller, the wake-up call came when University of Utah officials said her credits wouldn't transfer from her old school.

Utah's flagship public university accepted her to its pre-med program last fall but said her courses at Everest College, a national for-profit institution with a campus in Salt Lake City, wouldn't count toward her bachelor's degree. That left Miller with a 3.9 grade-point average for an associate's degree that she says did nothing to advance her education and career goals. And, she has more than $30,000 in student-loan debt.

She says Everest misled her when it suggested her credits would transfer and misrepresented what it would cost her.

"I feel as if I had been sold a college experience from a used-car salesman," says Miller, 26, of Midvale, Utah, who last week filed a class-action lawsuit in state court with two other students accusing Corinthian Colleges, Everest's owner, of fraud.

Most Americans Believe in God but Don't Know Religious Tenets

Americans are clear on God but foggy on facts about faiths.

The new U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey, released today by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, finds that although 86% of us believe in God or a higher power, we don't know our own traditions or those of neighbors across the street or across the globe.

Among 3,412 adults surveyed, only 2% correctly answered at least 29 of 32 questions on the Bible, major religious figures, beliefs and practices. The average score was 16 correct (50%).

Key findings:

•Doctrines don't grab us. Only 55% of Catholic respondents knew the core teaching that the bread and wine in the Mass become the body and blood of Christ, and are not merely symbols. Just 19% of Protestants knew the basic tenet that salvation is through faith alone, not actions as well.