Most talked about Florida Times-Union stories

Jaguars interviewing veteran assistant Kelly Skipper for RB coach job

jacksonville.com — The Jaguars have fired running backs coach Terry Richardson and are interviewing former Oakland running backs coach Kelly Skipper for the same position.Richardson was with the Jaguars for two years and a source said he had one year left on his contract.
Jan 27, 2015

@ryanohalloran: #Jaguars hire Skipper to coach RBs. bit.ly/1tkzgvN >> former #Raiders RB coach Kelly Skipper follows Greg Olson

Jan 27, 2015

@ryanohalloran has details on #Jaguars continuing to shuffle coaching staff, firing RB coach Terry RIchardson. jacksonville.com/opinion/blog/5…

Jan 27, 2015

#Jaguars blog -- team fires RB coach, interviewing former Oakland assistant Skipper. bit.ly/1tkzgvN

Patriots standout Devin McCourty would help Jaguars but may not be available

jacksonville.com — CHANDLER, ARIZ. | Adding New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty in free agency makes complete sense for the Jaguars.A five-year veteran with winning experience, McCourty would add a presence on and off the field for a Jaguars' secondary that needs to take a big step forward in 2015.The Jaguars would have to pay up - maybe north of $20 million guaranteed - but that's the kind of price required to add an impact player.But they might not get the chance.
Jan 27, 2015

Patriots S Devin McCourty makes perfect sense for #Jaguars, but will they even get chance to pursue him? bit.ly/1ux8dZy

Gene Frenette: Ospreys on verge of a special season

jacksonville.com — One of the worst things Matthew Driscoll could do for his University of North Florida basketball program is to sidestep the issue, pretend nothing is out of the ordinary. He knows it's "the elephant in the room," so why avoid it?.For the first time in UNF's 23-year hoops history, it's potentially sitting on a special season.
Jan 27, 2015

My column on UNF #Ospreys hoops finally becoming a force in Atlantic Sun, and if mature enough, maybe a champion. jacksonville.com/sports/columni…

Jan 26, 2015

If #Ospreys can handle success, then @SwoopHoops_UNF will be on their way to best season ever and A-Sun supremacy. jacksonville.com/sports/columni…

Woman shot by Putnam deputy after opening fire with rifle

jacksonville.com — INTERLACHEN | In the early hours of Monday morning, a 61-year-old woman who lost her husband last year and her mother three years earlier took a rifle and walked outside, but first she made several phone calls.In six years of living next door, Diana Lucille Conner hadn't held a proper conversation with Jackie Price.

Lawmakers debate whether more guns make college campuses safer

jacksonville.com — Law enforcement arrived at Florida State University's packed library within three minutes of receiving calls that a man with a gun had opened fire.But some gun rights advocates think that wasn't soon enough.The shooting, which left three people injured before police killed the assailant, has become the go-to anecdote for proponents who want to change state law and allow people with concealed weapon permits to bring their guns on college campuses.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @jaxdotcom: Lawmakers debate whether more guns make college campuses safer jaxne.ws/15z0p32

Jan 26, 2015

Lawmakers debate whether more guns make college campuses safer via @jaxdotcom bit.ly/1zNXJMn

Seahawks are ready to talk about game, not deflated footballs

jacksonville.com — PHOENIX | The Seattle Seahawks arrived here late Sunday afternoon a full week ahead of their Super Bowl matchup against the New England Patriots.You remember the Seahawks, right? The team with the NFL's best scoring defense (15.9 points per game), best secondary (cornerback Richard Sherman, safety/human cement truck Kam Chancellor, etc.)
Jan 26, 2015

The Seahawks (remember them?) arrive here wanting to talk only about the game. (Except for Sherman). bit.ly/1C6A8r3

She's back! Great white shark Katharine swims off Northeast Florida coast

jacksonville.com — A year after a great white shark named Katharine made her first appearance off the waters of Jacksonville Beach, the 14-foot, 2,300-pound shark is once again offshore, according to Ocearch, the great white shark research group that first tagged Katharine in August 2013 near Cape Cod, Mass.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @jaxdotcom: She's back! Great white shark Katharine swims off Northeast Florida coast jacksonville.com/news/metro/201…

As controversy builds, Putnam County unites to save Rodman Reservoir

jacksonville.com — PALATKA | Akaia Moore, 3, smiled proudly while her tiny hands tightly gripped the handle of her fishing rod - just like her daddy, Travis, taught her.Her line dipped into the fast-moving waters of the Ocklawaha River at Rodman Reservoir."It's good fishing. And I bring my family.

Legilsature may finally act to help victims get their due this year

jacksonville.com — Across the state of Florida, there's a backlog of victims who've settled with the government or received verdicts that say the government owes them. But the Florida Legislature has refused to allow agencies to pay. The city of Jacksonville wants to pay Aubrey Stewart. When will it?
Jan 25, 2015

RT @apantazi: For years, governments promised reparations to victims, but the legislature hasn't allowed it. This year it might. bit.ly/1zaosDj

Primary elections are Tuesday for Florida Senate, House seats

jacksonville.com — Republican voters will choose Tuesday the likely replacement for John Thrasher in the Florida Senate and also fill the two Florida House seats left vacant by two candidates competing for Thrasher's old job. Since Thrasher stepped down from the Senate in November to become the president of Florida State University, former state Reps.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @jaxdotcom: Primary elections are Tuesday for Florida Senate, House seats jaxne.ws/18hKpV9

Jaguars Insider: Teammates plan to attend Blake Bortles' winter passing camp

jacksonville.com — A year ago, Blake Bortles spent the winter months in San Diego preparing for his NFL Combine and pre-draft workouts.This offseason, Bortles will have company in Southern California."Anybody that runs a route and catches passes is invited," he said.In late February, Bortles intends to have a Jaguars West Coast Passing Camp to re-familiarize himself with his pass catchers (and vice versa)."That's very encouraging," Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said earlier this week at the Senior Bowl.
Jan 25, 2015

Sunday #Jaguars Insider: Bortles to host teammates, Boselli coaches, Caldwell on Benn, etc. bit.ly/1xTtr5i