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U.S.-Cuba relations news draws mixed Fla. reactions

firstcoastnews.com — JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- While protesters gathered in South Florida furious over the decision to ease relations between the U.S. and Cuba, a Jacksonville woman with close ties to Cuba says she's relived by the move. With the announcement of an agreement to open travel and commerce between the two countries, Barbara Anido says she felt an overwhelming feeling of joy.
Dec 18, 2014

DEVELOPING: U.S.-Cuba relations news draws mixed Fla. reactions... fb.me/3qOwp50BE

Family searches for mystery solider in photo albums

firstcoastnews.com — A local family found some old photos of a soldier in Vietnam in their garage and now they hope to solve the mystery of who the man is. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Elizabeth and Bruce Barber don't mind the hour or so drive from their Baker County home to visit the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Wall.

Exclusive: Jacksonville family welcomes 'miracle' conjoined twins

firstcoastnews.com — JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Jacksonville family is calling them its little Christmas miracles. First Coast News has been following and anticipating the arrival of Carter and Conner Mirabal for several months. The boys are identical twins who doctors initially gave a 25 percent chance of survival.

Secret Santa clears layaway accounts at Lake City Walmart

firstcoastnews.com — LAKE CITY, Fla. -- An anonymous donor walked in the local Walmart on Monday wanting to help people. The person left leaving the store a cashiers check for $63,000 to pay the balance on all the layaway accounts. "No name, no gender, the person just wanted to be the 'Angel of the Lake City Walmart,'" said store manager Gary Taylor.
Dec 16, 2014

The ultimate Secret Santa! I love this story! Secret Santa pays off $60,000+ worth of items on layaway! fcnews.tv/1uQYAUo @fcn2010

Update: One-month-old Demarion Hampton found safe

firstcoastnews.com — PALATKA, Fla. -- A Florida AMBER Alert has been issued for a Putnam County infant. One-month-old Demarion Hampton was last seen Sunday in the 1900 block of Madison St. in Palatka. At the time, he was wearing a red Jordan brand onesie with red socks. Hampton has black hair and brown eyes.
Dec 16, 2014

RT @FCN2go: GREAT NEWS: Mother and son back home! A very large crowd in the house. fcnews.tv/1ABpBzy @ACNewsman pic.twitter.com/nFZq2atvba