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Pulmonologist from St. Vincent's Warns of Health Effects from Wildfire Smoke

Pulmonologist from St. Vincent's Warns of Health Effects from Wildfire Smoke

Phyisicans at St. Vincent's Medical Center are warning people about the health effects of the smoke from recent wildfires.  Doctors say they are seeing a rise in the number of patients complaining about irritation from smoke.

Pulmonologist Dr. Thomas Szwed, who works at St. Vincent's Medical Center, says people exercising outdoors may feel the effects.

Hands-Only CPR Takes 60 Seconds to Learn and Could SAVE the Life of Someone You LOVE

Hands-Only CPR Takes 60 Seconds to Learn and Could SAVE the Life of Someone You LOVE

Did you know, CPR Week runs from June 1 to June 7? In celebration of National CPR Week we want you to know that anyone can learn CPR – and everyone should! Sadly, 70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed. This alarming statistic could hit close to home, because home is exactly where 80 percent of cardiac arrests occur. Put very simply: The life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be someone you love.

 This June, in honor of National CPR Week, the American Heart Association is calling on all Americans to learn how to give Hands-Only CPR by watching a simple one-minute video at heart.org/cpr.

Florida Folk Festival--The Best Three- Day Party In America!!

Florida Folk Festival--The Best Three- Day Party In America!!

Somewhere between the Seminole frybread, African crafts, and Appalachian folf music and Cuban dance, you'll discover that the state of Florida enjoys one of America's most diverse cultural landscapes. The Florida Folf Festival celebrates it all!

Poker Run Benefitting the Families of Travis Hanner & Halee Mickey

Poker Run Benefitting the Families of Travis Hanner & Halee Mickey

Saturday - May 14, 2011

Registration 9:00-11:00 – 2710 Blanding Blvd., Middleburg, FL

Congresswoman Corrine Brown Sued for Unpaid Services

Congresswoman Corrine Brown Sued for Unpaid Services

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Congresswoman Corrine Brown raised more than $1 million for her 2010 re-election campaign but one agency says she short-changed them.

"Corinne Brown and her campaign committees owe our clients, who raised over half a million dollars for her, approximately $44 thousand," said Martin Lobel, the attorney representing Berger Hirschberg Strategies, a major Democratic fundraising firm.

Both parties agree, the fundraising firm began working for Brown when she was thinking of running for Senate in 2009.

They entered into a contract in July 2009.

Corrine Brown, her Chief of Staff, and Friends of Corrine Brown are now being told to pay up for underpaid and unpaid fees to the tune of $44,495.

"Congresswoman Brown is not obligated to the defendants as they claim," said Brown's attorney, Frederick Cooke, Jr.

Candlelight Vigil for Teens Killed in Boating Accident

Candlelight Vigil for Teens Killed in Boating Accident

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- More than 150 family members and friends remembered two teenagers who died in a boating accident on Black Creek.

Middleburg High School junior Travis Hanner, 17, and freshman Halee Mickey, 15, were killed Monday when the boat hit a tree growing out over the water, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission investigator Jeff Summers.

Summers said the boat operator, Ted Hanner, was Travis' father.

Ted Hanner, 48, was injured. He is out of the hospital and was at Wednesday night's vigil.

Hanner's stepfather, Jason Green, was also there. "It's just overwhelming the show of love and support. It's just a testament to both Halee and Travis," said Green.

Hanner was an ROTC student who had planned to go into the military, said Middleburg High Principal David Broskie, who didn't know Mickey as well, but described her as shy, quiet and polite.

"Dancing With The Stars" Julianne Hough Holds Benefit Concert for Children’s Miracle Network

99.9 Gator Country presents a benefit concert for Children’s Miracle Network featuring Mercury Records Nashville artists Julianne Hough and Randy Montana on Friday, December 17th at Mavericks at the Jacksonville Landing. Tickets are just $10 at the door and proceeds benefit the Children’s Miracle Network.