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  • Jacksonville is offering up to 200-acres of waterfront property for free if the company establishes its second headquarters in the River City. Through a proposal video produced by the Chamber of Commerce, the city is marketing itself as an emerging city that's great for education. City officials claim the centerpiece of the proposal is the '200- acres of live work and play campus in the heart of a waterfront city.' SEE ALSO: Worker talks about 'difficult working conditions' at Jacksonville Amazon Fulfillment Center  City officials said the Jacksonville Shipyards, located in downtown Jacksonville, would be conveyed at no cost for Amazon. The proposal pitched Jacksonville as having the ideal network access points needed for the Seattle-based commerce company. The city also pitched that Jacksonville will work to create innovative public transportation and has the most competitive costs in Florida. In Seattle, the online retailer estimates its headquarters has added $38 billion dollars to the city’s economy from 2010-2016. Photos: Renderings from Jacksonville's pitch to become Amazon's HQ2  Mayor Lenny Curry said in a statement to Action News Jax that the Amazon project will be negotiated against a scorecard to ensure it provides a return to taxpayers and contributes to job growth and economic development. 'We will continue to work hard on this deal that would result in over 50,000 jobs for Jacksonville,” Curry said. Amazon already has two distribution locations in Jacksonville.  As other cities are compete to have the second headquarter in their city, Amazon said it will make its decisions next year. 
  • Months after a disturbing attack on an 86-year-old Neptune Beach veteran, which ultimately resulted in his death, all three suspects involved have had their charges upgraded. Douglas Cercy Jr. and Ray Jones III have now  been indicted by a grand jury on first-degree murder charges. They were previously arrested in April for attempted murder, armed robbery, and kidnapping, along with Jennifer Schulte.  Schulte had her attempted murder charge upgraded to murder in early October.  Police say the trio kidnapped and robbed 86-year-old Melvin Clark and then drove him to a remote location in the woods off of US Highway 301, where they allegedly slashed his throat, and left him to die.  Clark died months later at the hospital.  Schulte, Cercy, and Jones were all arrested in South Florida at a bus station, after allegedly stealing Clark’s cellphone, wallet, and car.
  • Three people are accused of kidnapping and robbing an 86-year-old Neptune Beach veteran, who eventually died from injuries he suffered. Now, one of the three suspects has had a charge upgraded. Jennifer Schulte, Douglas Cercy, and Ray Jones were all arrested in April for attempted murder, armed robbery, and kidnapping. Police say the trio robbed 86-year-old Melvin Clark, then brought him out to the far Westside, slashed his throat, and left him on the side of the road. Clark survived the immediate attack and was eventually located and taken to the hospital, but he died from his injuries in July. Since that time, WOKV has been asking the State Attorney’s Office whether the suspects will face upgraded charges. Now, court records show that a murder charge has been filed against Schulte in connection to Clark’s death. The new arrest report says the charge was filed on Monday, although it wasn’t immediately posted on the public court docket. When WOKV inquired with the State Attorney’s Office about the status of the charges on Tuesday, we were told any increased charge was still under review. Court records now confirm there was a pretrial hearing on Wednesday, and Schulte has been arrested for murder. The arrest report further says the new charge came at the recommendation of an Assistant State Attorney on the case. She has another pretrial hearing set for November 1st.  The other two defendants do not have elevated charges in their court dockets or on their jail records at this time. Jones has a pretrial hearing later this month, and Cercy has a pretrial at the end of the month. The affidavit for the arrest warrant in this case says Schulte spoke with investigators after being read her Miranda rights, and that she told police Cercy had orchestrated the robbery and held a fake gun to Clark to get him to withdraw money. She says she did not see who cut Clark’s throat. The trio allegedly fled the area in the victim’s car and were eventually caught at a bus station in South Florida.
  • A man opened fire on two police officers who were 15 feet away from him on Thursday morning, striking them with bullets that would have hit their chests if not for their bulletproof vests, according to multiple reports. >> Read more trending news The vests might have saved the officers’ lives, KTVI reported. The pair was conscious and speaking Thursday after the shooting in Bellefontaine Neighbors, according to the news station. They were released from a hospital on Thursday afternoon after getting treatment for their injuries, St. Louis County police said. Bellefontaine Neighbors Mayor Bob Doerr told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the injured officers were a 44-year-old male sergeant who has worked in law enforcement for “half his life” and a 25-year-old female police officer who was hired in 2014. 'They were wearing their bulletproof vests, so thank God,' Doerr old the Post-Dispatch The officers were injured around 7:30 a.m. after being called Thursday morning to a home in north St. Louis County where a man was suspected of having fired multiple shots on Wednesday night, KTVI reported. Police left the home Wednesday after finding no evidence to continue an investigation, St. Louis County police Sgt. Shawn McGuire told KMOV. He told the news station that a neighbor called authorities Thursday morning after spotting the man who was suspected of firing the shots. Officers said they found the person walking in the area and tried to talk to him, but St. Louis County police said they were unsuccessful. “Officers tried to take the suspect into custody, at which time the suspect resisted arrest,” police said. “One of the officers attempted to use a Taser to control the suspect, but was unsuccessful.” Authorities said the man then pulled out a gun and fired shots at the officers’ chests. One of the officers returned fire, but it was not immediately clear if the man was hit. He ran into a home, where he barricaded himself for hours before police officers were able to take him into custody Thursday afternoon. Witness Steve Jones told KMOV he spotted police officers Thursday morning in the front yard of a home on Bellefontaine Road. “All of a sudden, I (see) ... Bellefontaine officers trying to take this man to the ground, and the next thing I know, this man jumps up off the ground and I see pepper spray being deployed from the officers,” Jones told KMOV. “This man backs up about 15 feet and starts shooting.” He said he heard several gunshots and saw the officers fall to the ground. He told KMOV he called 911. Police did not immediately identify the man accused of firing shots at police or either of the injured officers.
  • A man opened fire on two police officers who were 15 feet away from him on Thursday morning, striking them with bullets that would have hit their chests if not for their bulletproof vests, according to multiple reports. >> Read more trending news The vests might have saved the officers’ lives, KTVI reported. The pair was conscious and speaking Thursday after the shooting in Bellefontaine Neighbors, according to the news station. They were released from a hospital on Thursday afternoon after getting treatment for their injuries, St. Louis County police said. Bellefontaine Neighbors Mayor Bob Doerr told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the injured officers were a 44-year-old male sergeant who has worked in law enforcement for “half his life” and a 25-year-old female police officer who was hired in 2014. 'They were wearing their bulletproof vests, so thank God,' Doerr old the Post-Dispatch The officers were injured around 7:30 a.m. after being called Thursday morning to a home in north St. Louis County where a man was suspected of having fired multiple shots on Wednesday night, KTVI reported. Police left the home Wednesday after finding no evidence to continue an investigation, St. Louis County police Sgt. Shawn McGuire told KMOV. He told the news station that a neighbor called authorities Thursday morning after spotting the man who was suspected of firing the shots. Officers said they found the person walking in the area and tried to talk to him, but St. Louis County police said they were unsuccessful. “Officers tried to take the suspect into custody, at which time the suspect resisted arrest,” police said. “One of the officers attempted to use a Taser to control the suspect, but was unsuccessful.” Authorities said the man then pulled out a gun and fired shots at the officers’ chests. One of the officers returned fire, but it was not immediately clear if the man was hit. He ran into a home, where he barricaded himself for hours before police officers were able to take him into custody Thursday afternoon. Witness Steve Jones told KMOV he spotted police officers Thursday morning in the front yard of a home on Bellefontaine Road. “All of a sudden, I (see) ... Bellefontaine officers trying to take this man to the ground, and the next thing I know, this man jumps up off the ground and I see pepper spray being deployed from the officers,” Jones told KMOV. “This man backs up about 15 feet and starts shooting.” He said he heard several gunshots and saw the officers fall to the ground. He told KMOV he called 911. Police did not immediately identify the man accused of firing shots at police or either of the injured officers.

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