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    Cleveland State has hired former Georgia coach Dennis Felton. He succeeds Gary Waters, who retired after 11 seasons with the Vikings. Felton has also coached at Western Kentucky and spent the past three seasons as an assistant at Tulsa. At Georgia, Felton led the Bulldogs to the SEC Tournament title in 2008 and an NCAA Tournament berth. As Western Kentucky's coach from 1998-03, Felton guided the school to six straight conference championships and three consecutive NCAA appearances. Waters left following his second straight nine-win season. The mid-major Vikings have been stung by transfers of talented players. New Cleveland State athletic director Mike Thomas praised Felton's recruiting ability and believes he will be an 'outstanding leader' for the players and community. Felton will be introduced at a news conference Monday.
  • PHOTOS: Shooting at Markets of Town Center A person was shot and killed early Friday morning at a club at the Markets at Town Center, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. Friends have confirmed that the man shot and killed is Sina Sharifai, 24, of Jacksonville. The incident happened outside the Suite nightclub on Big Island Drive. A argument started in the club and continued into the parking lot and an unnamed person was shot, JSO said. The shooting happened around 2 a.m. JSO had the scene roped off for hours. Glasses, blood and clothing could be observed in the parking lot. JSO Homicide detectives arrived on the scene shortly after the shooting, which occurred during an 18-and-up event at the club. CPR was performed on Sharifai in the parking lot. He was taken UF Health, where he died, JSO said. The suspect is in custody. Off-duty police officers on the scene made the arrest. The suspect is at JSO headquarters for questioning. The victim's family was seen crying as they met with investigators at the scene. The nightclub opened in the Markets at Town Center in 2010. The shooting surprises shoppers and employees of nearby retail stores. 'The is supposed to be one of the nicest sides of town,' said Cameron Frew, who works nearby. 'A shame that he had to lose his life over such a small altercation.' This is a developing story. Follow @AmberKrycka and @KevinActionNewsJax for updates as they happen. Police just handcuffed a man and put him in this cruiser. pic.twitter.com/u1vbXpqPRk-- Amber Krycka (@AmberANjax) March 24, 2017 Homicide detectives investigating shooting in front of a club at the St. Johns Town Cntr. pic.twitter.com/41FBJhntBX-- Amber Krycka (@AmberANjax) March 24, 2017 Homicide detectives just arrived. pic.twitter.com/jIhQMVYasv-- Amber Krycka (@AmberANjax) March 24, 2017 Shooting victim's family just arrived. They are talking to police and screaming. A witness said he died. pic.twitter.com/U5t27rbFo5-- Amber Krycka (@AmberANjax) March 24, 2017 A police presence at the Towns Center. Someone says they heard 2-3 shots fired. pic.twitter.com/iE4y6x7HPH-- Amber Krycka (@AmberANjax) March 24, 2017
  • Georgia lawmakers plan to debate a bill giving the state more power to intervene in struggling schools with few days remaining in this year's session. Friday marks the 38th day of the 40-day session. The final days of the legislative session are always chaotic as lawmakers push to vote on as many bills as possible. They also use legislative maneuvers to hitch stalled proposals to other bills. The Senate on Friday is expected to approve creation of a new position to oversee schools that routinely struggle, sending the bill back to the House for review. The House schedule includes a bill regulating self-driving cars. A closely-watched bill lifting a weapons ban on public college campuses is still in play, but the Senate hasn't yet planned a vote.
  • Florida lost 5,000 jobs in February while the state's overall unemployment rate remains unchanged. State officials announced Friday that the jobless rate remained 5 percent last month. That's higher than the overall national unemployment rate of 4.7 percent. After leading the nation in job growth in January, however, Florida lost jobs. Still Florida's overall job growth rate in the past year has been among the highest in the nation. Florida Gov. Rick Scott lauded the job numbers during a visit to a Bradenton-based retailer Bealls. Scott focused on the rate over the last two months not the latest numbers. Scott also used the visit to criticize House Republicans for voting to shutter the state's economic development agency. Monroe County had the state's lowest unemployment rate at 3.1 percent.
  • The bull's-eye for some of the most fearsome weather — including possible tornadoes — is over parts of Louisiana, Arkansas and east Texas. Meteorologists at the national Storm Prediction Center say nearly 19 million people living from Michigan to south Texas are at some risk of severe storms Friday. The area around Shreveport, Louisiana; and the city of Texarkana on the Texas-Arkansas line faces an enhanced risk of severe weather. That zone is home to nearly 1.4 million people, and forecasters are warning them to expect storms and possible tornadoes later Friday.
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  • City commissioners are supporting Miami's mayor in his fight to restrict rentals through Airbnb and other home-sharing platforms. The commissioners voted 3-2 Thursday to reaffirm zoning regulations prohibiting short-term rentals of single-family homes in Miami's residential areas. According to a Miami Herald report (http://hrld.us/2ob8IvK ), City Manager Daniel Alfonso said code compliance officials could start targeting Airbnb hosts who placed their names and addresses on the record to attend the meeting and protest those regulations. 'We are now on notice for people who did come here and notify us in public and challenge us in public,' Alfonso said. 'I will be duly bound to request our personnel to enforce the city code.' Airbnb's head of public policy in Florida, Tom Martinelli, said it was 'reprehensible' for the city to threaten the dozens of hosts who argued their rentals are a boon to the city. The commission's vote doesn't change any existing regulations. Opposing the measure, Commissioner Francis Suarez said it was 'embarrassing' that Mayor Tomas Regalado would ask commissioners to direct city employees to enforce current laws, and Commissioner Ken Russell said short-term rentals aren't a nuisance. According to city records, code compliance officials have documented up to 17 violations per month since October. Regalado presented the resolution to commissioners after pledging earlier this week to crack down on short-term rentals that he says create nuisances throughout Miami's communities. 'This is more than taking the temperature,' Regalado said Thursday. 'This is about sending a message to the residents.' Roughly 3,500 Miami homeowners rent through Airbnb, including nearly 1,000 in residential areas where the city says the activity is illegal, Martinelli said. The company says its hosts are mostly middle-class homeowners who rent their homes about three days a month to help pay bills. Commissioners supporting the mayor said hearing from hosts who rent investment properties on Airbnb convinced them that home-sharing is now a major industry. 'I personally believe that Airbnb, short-term rentals, however you want to call it, is the death of the single-family neighborhood,' Chairman Keon Hardemon said. ___ Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com
  • Georgia lawmakers are revising controversial redistricting plans, but public opposition remains strong. A Senate committee approved replacement district maps early Friday that removed four of the initial nine proposed changes. It will need to be approved by both chambers before becoming law. Democratic senators voiced heavy opposition and said that they never received an updated version of the proposal ahead of the meeting. Public testimony was entirely against the redistricting plan, including allegations of 'vote rigging' and accusing lawmakers of illegal racial gerrymandering. Former Attorney General Eric Holder railed against the initial proposal calling it a 'power grab.' Republican lawmakers highlighted the revised redistricting proposal only removed some districts and did not introduce any additional changes to the initial plan. The proposed redistricting only affects House members.
  • Disney CEO Bob Iger says the upcoming 'Star Wars' sequel has not been changed due to the death of Carrie Fisher. Fisher completed filming her role as Princess Leia in 'The Last Jedi' before her death following a heart attack in December. Iger said in an interview at a University of Southern California tech conference Thursday that Fisher 'appears throughout' the film and her performance 'remains as it was.' Iger says Disney is discussing 'what could be another decade and a half of Star Wars stories.' Iger's remark came on the same day Disney ended speculation that he would retire this year by extending his contract one year to 2019. He says he and Disney's board thought they needed more time to work on a succession plan.