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In procedural hang-up, Council prevents itself from changing pension bill at tonight's meeting

members.jacksonville.com — Update (5:37 p.m.) John Keane, executive director of the Police and Fire Pension Fund, said the fund's board of trustees will "not likely" approve a deal that doesn't identify how the city will pay for the $40 million yearly contribution towards the pension debt.Keane's answer was in response to a question from Councilman Matt Schellenberg, who asked if he believed the board would approve the deal without a dedicated funding source for the increase contribution.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @StevePatTU: In procedural hang-up, Council prevents itself from changing pension bill at tonight's meeting | jaxne.ws/1FEXSCG via @jaxdotcom

Parents arrested in truancy sweep say there were reasons why their kids missed school

members.jacksonville.com — Some of the 18 parents arrested on warrants charging them with repeatedly failing to send their children to school say the officials who filed those got it wrong. But the man in charge of the State Attorney's Office's Truancy Arbitration Program saysarrest is the last resort.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @jaxdotcom: Parents arrested in truancy sweep say there were reasons why their kids missed school jaxne.ws/1pC0JCd pic.twitter.com/SzjiBVwSof

Jaguars cornerback Alan Ball doubtful for Sunday's game with Miami

members.jacksonville.com — The Jaguars likely will be down more than just linebacker Paul Posluszny and defensive end Andre Branch in Sunday's game with Miami at EverBank Field.Cornerback Alan Ball is considered doubtful with a biceps injury. The seventh-year veteran has started 22 of the 23 games in the two seasons he's been with the Jaguars.Ball has 22 tackles, three passes defended and one interception this season.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @HaysCarlyon: #Jaguars blog: Defense likely down another starter with CB Alan Ball considered doubtful for Sunday. ow.ly/Dbs2h

Former FSU linebacker Telvin Smith showing knack for big plays with Jaguars

members.jacksonville.com — There was no celebrating Monday morning for Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith.Sure, the rookie had a huge impact on Sunday's 24-6 victory over Cleveland at EverBank Field. The former Florida State standout forced a fumble on a sack and intercepted Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @HaysCarlyon #Jaguars LB Telvin Smith showing same knack for big plays that he did while starring at FSU. ow.ly/D9FZI

Breakdown of this week's Jaguars opponent: Miami Dolphins

members.jacksonville.com — Coach: Joe Philbin (third year) * Record: 3-3 Last week: Won at Chicago 27-14 * Next week: vs. San Diego OFFENSE Play-caller: Coordinator Bill Lazor. Overview: Lazor is in first year as an NFL coordinator after previous stints with Washington, Seattle, the University of Virginia and last year as Philadelphia's quarterbacks coach.
Oct 22, 2014

#Jaguars Insider on Gus being interested how team handles a W -- bit.ly/1x8M8ST ... A look at the Dolphins -- bit.ly/1wtAdRh