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Rep. DeSantis' Federal Pay Freeze Bill Passes House

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has voted to extend a pay freeze for federal workers.

The freeze has been in effect for more than two years, and Republicans say adding an additional nine months will save $11 billion.

Democrats and the White House accuse Republicans of singling out government workers for sacrifices.

The president issued an executive order in December that would give the nation's 2 million civilian federal workers a 0.5 percent cost-of-living raise next month.

Ponte Vedra woman killed in single-vehicle crash

NOCATEE, Fla. - A Ponte Vedra woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash late Saturday night.

Susan B. Lamolinara, 51, was driving westbound on Nocatee Parkway and exited southbound onto Valley Ridge Road, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Lamolinara allegedly lost control of her car and struck the outside curb of the off ramp. Her car then crossed the raised median into the northbound lanes and flipped causing the victim to be ejected from the vehicle.

Lamolinara was the only person in the car at the time of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A seat belt was not in use at the time of the crash and it is not yet clear if alcohol was a factor.

An investigation is ongoing.

St. Vincent’s Doctors Increase Reliability of Heart Procedure by Utilizing Ultrasound Technology

St. Vincent’s Doctors Increase Reliability of Heart Procedure by Utilizing Ultrasound Technology

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Ponte Vedra resident Michele Goff always thought her ticker was in tune, but after suffering a heart attack at a local grocery store, she faced a new reality – heart disease.   

DCF tests tech at "Food for Florida" mock disaster

DCF tests tech at "Food for Florida" mock disaster

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Department of Children and Families employees from all over the state came together in Tallahassee today to test the agency’s “Food for Florida” disaster preparation operations. The program allows DCF to provide emergency food assistance to families in need after a hurricane or another disaster.