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Top Jacksonville news: Homeless high school student named valedictorian; UNF drafts plan to reopen

Top Jacksonville news: Homeless high school student named valedictorian; UNF drafts plan to reopen
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By Hoodline - Published on June 09, 2020.

Read on for the most recent top news you may have missed in Jacksonville.

Man found with Molotov cocktail at protest faces federal charges

A Florida man is facing federal weapons charges after police reported finding a Molotov cocktail in his backpack during a protest against police brutality. Ivan Jacob Zecher, 27, was charged Friday with possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and unlawful possession of an unregistered firearm, according to a criminal complaint. 

Read the full story on MySanAntonio.

2 weekend shootings under investigation

Police are investigating two weekend shooting incidents in Jacksonville, one of which ended in arrest after gunfire was exchanged between two cars early Sunday.  On Saturday, police determined several shots had been fired into an occupied garage, according to a police report. 

Read the full story on Houston Chronicle.

UNF unveils draft plan to reopen campus

The University of North Florida is planning several town hall meetings and a web portal to take suggestions on how to reopen to students this fall.

Read the full story on WJCT.

Bystander, firefighters save 4-year-old

A quick-thinking bystander and Jacksonville firefighters saved the life of a 4-year-old who nearly drowned in the swimming pool at a Hampton Inn on Sunday, the city's fire chief said.

Read the full story on www.annistonstar.com.

Homeless high school student named class valedictorian

Martin Folsom, 18, has been homeless off and on most of his life. On July 23, he will graduate as valedictorian of his class at A. Philip Randolph Career Academy in Jacksonville. He has a 4.06-grade point average and has served as class president all four years of high school.

Read the full story on 10News – ABC San Diego KGTV.


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