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Google's New 45-Degree View Of You

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- There's a new debate going on over whether Google's new 45-degree photos of Jacksonville are too up close and personal. 

When someone "Googles" your address, they can now see your yard, your house, maybe even your kids, a whole lot clearer.

Instead of just seeing the roof of a building on Google Maps, now you get a more detailed view. Jacksonville is one of seven Florida cities to see those changes.

San Marco resident Nico Guzman said he is not upset by Google's new images. 

"It's not as violating as I thought.  I thought it was one where you could actually see the inside of the house."

Prescription Drug Database Starts Operating in Florida

Prescription Drug Database Starts Operating in Florida

Tallahassee, Florida - Prescription drug abuse has become one of Florida's deadliest threats. Seven people die every day in Florida because they abuse powerful painkillers, such as OxyContin, or drugs for anxiety.

Now the state is using a new tool to crack down on prescription drug abuse.

How to Apply to Receive School Supplies

How to Apply to Receive School Supplies

If you need supplies you must apply at your local Salvation Army.  In Duval County apply now through July 29th.  Monday through Friday.  9am - 11:30am and 1:00pm - 3:00pm.  The office is located in downtown Jacksonville at 900 W. Adams Street. 

 In order to qualify you must bring all of the following:

 

* Picture I.D. for adult applying

* Social Security Cards for all members of household

First Coast Man Creates "Boycott Casey Anthony" Facebook Page

First Coast Man Creates "Boycott Casey Anthony" Facebook Page

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- A First Coast father is so angry about the Anthony verdict, he started a "Boycott Casey Anthony" Facebook page to spread the message nationwide.

Since it went online Tuesday afternoon, the number of likes have grown to the thousands.  

"I'm a parent, and for me it's a travesty," said Aris Fernandez.

Fernandez was working from home when he saw the news feed on the First Coast News Facebook page at 2:23 p.m.

"You guys were the first one to pop that the verdict had been reached," Fernandez explained.

Minutes later, he was using Facebook to put out his own message.

"I went straight and created 'Boycott Casey Anthony' because I don't think she should benefit in any way."

The group encourages people to boycott books, movies or any goods from which Anthony could profit.

In mere hours, the group exploded.

By 7:45 Tuesday evening, there were 875 likes.

High Honors for Ad Agency

At the American Advertising Federation’s National ADDY competition, one small multicultural agency truly shined. Playing in the big leagues, Brunet-García Advertising won three gold and one silver national awards – the most of any agency in Florida and the Caribbean. Only one other multicultural/Hispanic agency received an award at the national level. The winners were selected from 1,382 entries from a full range of advertising agencies around the country.

BG received Gold ADDY awards for the Block x Block Illustrations, the Players by the Sea “The Full Monty” poster and the Players by the Sea poster series. A Silver ADDY was also awarded for the Players by the Sea building design.

Pulmonologist from St. Vincent's Warns of Health Effects from Wildfire Smoke

Pulmonologist from St. Vincent's Warns of Health Effects from Wildfire Smoke

Phyisicans at St. Vincent's Medical Center are warning people about the health effects of the smoke from recent wildfires.  Doctors say they are seeing a rise in the number of patients complaining about irritation from smoke.

Pulmonologist Dr. Thomas Szwed, who works at St. Vincent's Medical Center, says people exercising outdoors may feel the effects.

Florida Uses Twitter to Encourage Families to Adopt Children in Foster Care

Florida Uses Twitter to Encourage Families to Adopt Children in Foster Care

Florida is using Twitter to spread the word that about 850 children in foster care are waiting to be adopted.

Floridians are getting news and information about children in foster care available for adoption, plus support and resources for adoptive families, by following @ExploreAdoption on Twitter.