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Dad arrested after police say his 2-year-old child ate meth

Dad arrested after police say his 2-year-old child ate meth

A Georgia father has been arrested after deputies say his 2-year-old ate meth.  Keith Edward Teubner Sr. of Spalding County was charged with cruelty to children in the second degree, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and other charges.  >> Read more news stories  Deputies were called to WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital on Thursday on reports that a child had eaten methamphetamine.  Deputies got a warrant for Teubner's home on Greer Road, where they found drugs in the bedroom, authorities said. Deputies also learned Teubner knew his child had ingested the drug but didn't seek medical care, authorities said. It's unclear who took the toddler to the hospital.  The child was turned over to the Division of Family and Children's Services. 

What voters need to know ahead of March, May Duval County elections

What voters need to know ahead of March, May Duval County elections

It’s an important election cycle in Duval County, with Mayor, Sheriff, 15 City Council seats, Property Appraiser, and Tax Collector all up for a vote.  FULL LIST: Candidates for office in Duval County WOKV is bringing you the information you need to get ready for Election Day. How the Unitary elections works There are two election days coming up, March 19th and May 14th. March is not considered a primary, rather it’s the “First Unitary Election”. It’s an important difference from what you generally consider a primary, because in Florida, partisan primary elections are closed to only voters registered in the party on the ballot. This First Unitary Election is open to all voters regardless of party registration, and you will be able to vote in all of the races that are relevant for you based on where you live- and therefore which City Council District you’re in- not your party affiliation. You can get a sample ballot, which lists all the races that you will vote on, through the Duval County Supervisor of Elections website. Some races will be settled in the March election. If, in a race, a candidate does not get 50%+1 of the votes, then the top two vote-getters advance to the General Unitary Election in May, where a winner will be decided. While you do not have to be registered with any specific party to participate in these elections, you do have to be registered to vote. The deadline for that is February 19th for the March election, and April 15th for the May election. The Duval Supervisor of Elections website has more information about how to register to vote. Vote-by-mail To vote absentee in March, you must request a ballot be mailed by March 13th at 5PM. That deadline for the May election is May 8th. Military and overseas voting has different deadlines, with full information also on the Supervisor of Elections website. If you are going to vote-by-mail, it is incredibly important to ensure how you sign your name matches the signature on file with the Supervisor of Elections, because that is how your identity is confirmed, and therefore how your vote is counted. You must fill out a signature affidavit if there is a signature problem, including a mismatch or missing signature. You can avoid the problem outright by contacting the Supervisor of Elections Office ahead of time to verify your signature. Vote-by-mail ballots must be received at the Supervisor of Elections by 7PM on Election Day. If you have a completed absentee ballot, you can either mail it or turn it in at the Supervisor of Elections. If you received an absentee ballot but decide you want to vote on Election Day instead, you can turn in your vote-by-mail ballot to any early voting site or polling location, and cast your ballot in person. Early voting and Election Day For the March election, early voting takes place over 14 days- Monday, March 4th through Sunday, March 17th. May election early voting begins Monday, April 29th and lasts through Sunday, May 12th. The locations are open 8AM through 5PM weekdays and 10AM through 6PM weekends.  There are 19 early voting sites, and you can vote at any of them, regardless of what precinct you would normally use on Election Day. Among the locations, early voting will be held at the University of North Florida and Edward Waters College for only the second and third time- in March and then May- after being first done in November. There are 199 precincts where voters cast ballots in Duval County on Election Day. To find the one you vote at, you can check on the Supervisor of Elections website.  Whether voting early or on Election Day, you must show a current, valid picture and signature ID, which can include a Florida driver license, US passport, Florida ID card, or similar forms.  Provisional ballots If there are any problems with your ballot, including if you do not have a photo and signature ID,  you will be issued a provisional ballot. If the provisional ballot relates to an ID issue, the ballot will be compared to your voter registration record by the Canvassing  Board. If your ballot deals with any other issue, like you were at the wrong precinct, you will be able to present evidence of your eligibility.  You can check the status of your ballot on the Supervisor of Elections website.

Jacksonville teen killed, two badly hurt in rollover crash

Jacksonville teen killed, two badly hurt in rollover crash

One teen is dead and two others have been badly hurt in a rollover crash.  The Florida Highway Patrol says all three were in a vehicle heading south on the Southside Connector exit ramp to Regency Square Blvd. overnight, when the driver swerved left, off of the road. FHP says the vehicle overturned several times and ultimately stopped in the embankment.  One passenger, 17-year-old Lenny Espinal-Medina, was pronounced dead on the scene. The 18-year-old driver was critically hurt, and another passenger, who is 16-years-old, suffered serious injuries.  FHP says the driver was wearing a seatbelt, but they’re still investigating whether the two passengers were. It’s not believed alcohol was a factor in the crash, according to the crash report.  Charges are pending further investigation.

It’s the great American race – people scrambling to get their taxes done before April 15, 2019.  Consumer Warrior Clark Howard is breaking down a handful of tips to help everyone file their tax returns while also avoiding any scams.  Clark suggests using free file if someone is what he calls a “typical American taxpayer.”  “A person who has not earned what the IRS considers a big amount of money.”  Free File is an IRS program that they do with private tax preparation software companies that helps Americans file their federal returns for free as long as they qualify. Click here to learn more about Free File . Clark says if a taxpayer does not qualify for Free File they can always use Credit Karma.  MORE: Tax Season 2019, Which tax prep solution is right for you?  Clark says the week of January 28, 2019, is the best week to file taxes. It’s the best time because Clark says this is the start of the season for the IRS – if someone filed before the return didn’t actually get processed until the IRS system officially opens up.  According to Clark, some of the benefits of filing during this week include: 1. You’ll get your return sooner – if you e-filed and chose the direct deposit option.  2. You’ll beat the tax refund thieves – the early bird gets the worm; meaning criminals cannot steal your Social Security number and file a false return. 3. You’ll avoid uncertainty around another potential government  – Clark says even though the IRS has reiterated it will process refunds during a shutdown, why leave it to chance ? Whether you decide to file now or later – Consumer Warrior Clark Howard wants you to be aware of any scams dealing with tax filing season.  RELATED: Here’s the most important thing you can do to avoid becoming a tax fraud victim  Clark wants anyone to double check any voicemails, e-mails, texts and physical mail they get claiming to be from the IRS.  “They will tell you that you owe money right now or you’re not going to be eligible to a refund from this year’s tax.” Clark says messages like this are ‘phony’ and criminals are just out to get your information. In fact – Clark says that isn’t even how the IRS operates.  “If you do the IRS money they will send you a very dry, very dull letter telling you the amount you owe and how to contact them if you have a question about it.”  Clark says if someone ever receives something claiming to be from the IRS always double check the phone number to call before doing so. You can do that by going to www.irs.gov.  LISTEN: Clark Howard’s most recent podcast 
It’s the great American race – people scrambling to get their taxes done before April 15, 2019.  Consumer Warrior Clark Howard is breaking down a handful of tips to help everyone file their tax returns while also avoiding any scams.  Clark suggests using free file if someone is what he calls a “typical American taxpayer.”  “A person who has not earned what the IRS considers a big amount of money.”  Free File is an IRS program that they do with private tax preparation software companies that helps Americans file their federal returns for free as long as they qualify. Click here to learn more about Free File . Clark says if a taxpayer does not qualify for Free File they can always use Credit Karma.  MORE: Tax Season 2019, Which tax prep solution is right for you?  Clark says the week of January 28, 2019, is the best week to file taxes. It’s the best time because Clark says this is the start of the season for the IRS – if someone filed before the return didn’t actually get processed until the IRS system officially opens up.  According to Clark, some of the benefits of filing during this week include: 1. You’ll get your return sooner – if you e-filed and chose the direct deposit option.  2. You’ll beat the tax refund thieves – the early bird gets the worm; meaning criminals cannot steal your Social Security number and file a false return. 3. You’ll avoid uncertainty around another potential government  – Clark says even though the IRS has reiterated it will process refunds during a shutdown, why leave it to chance ? Whether you decide to file now or later – Consumer Warrior Clark Howard wants you to be aware of any scams dealing with tax filing season.  RELATED: Here’s the most important thing you can do to avoid becoming a tax fraud victim  Clark wants anyone to double check any voicemails, e-mails, texts and physical mail they get claiming to be from the IRS.  “They will tell you that you owe money right now or you’re not going to be eligible to a refund from this year’s tax.” Clark says messages like this are ‘phony’ and criminals are just out to get your information. In fact – Clark says that isn’t even how the IRS operates.  “If you do the IRS money they will send you a very dry, very dull letter telling you the amount you owe and how to contact them if you have a question about it.”  Clark says if someone ever receives something claiming to be from the IRS always double check the phone number to call before doing so. You can do that by going to www.irs.gov.  LISTEN: Clark Howard’s most recent podcast 
It’s the great American race – people scrambling to get their taxes done before April 15, 2019.  Consumer Warrior Clark Howard is breaking down a handful of tips to help everyone file their tax returns while also avoiding any scams.  Clark suggests using free file if someone is what he calls a “typical American taxpayer.”  “A person who has not earned what the IRS considers a big amount of money.”  Free File is an IRS program that they do with private tax preparation software companies that helps Americans file their federal returns for free as long as they qualify. Click here to learn more about Free File . Clark says if a taxpayer does not qualify for Free File they can always use Credit Karma.  MORE: Tax Season 2019, Which tax prep solution is right for you?  Clark says the week of January 28, 2019, is the best week to file taxes. It’s the best time because Clark says this is the start of the season for the IRS – if someone filed before the return didn’t actually get processed until the IRS system officially opens up.  According to Clark, some of the benefits of filing during this week include: 1. You’ll get your return sooner – if you e-filed and chose the direct deposit option.  2. You’ll beat the tax refund thieves – the early bird gets the worm; meaning criminals cannot steal your Social Security number and file a false return. 3. You’ll avoid uncertainty around another potential government  – Clark says even though the IRS has reiterated it will process refunds during a shutdown, why leave it to chance ? Whether you decide to file now or later – Consumer Warrior Clark Howard wants you to be aware of any scams dealing with tax filing season.  RELATED: Here’s the most important thing you can do to avoid becoming a tax fraud victim  Clark wants anyone to double check any voicemails, e-mails, texts and physical mail they get claiming to be from the IRS.  “They will tell you that you owe money right now or you’re not going to be eligible to a refund from this year’s tax.” Clark says messages like this are ‘phony’ and criminals are just out to get your information. In fact – Clark says that isn’t even how the IRS operates.  “If you do the IRS money they will send you a very dry, very dull letter telling you the amount you owe and how to contact them if you have a question about it.”  Clark says if someone ever receives something claiming to be from the IRS always double check the phone number to call before doing so. You can do that by going to www.irs.gov.  LISTEN: Clark Howard’s most recent podcast 
It’s the great American race – people scrambling to get their taxes done before April 15, 2019.  Consumer Warrior Clark Howard is breaking down a handful of tips to help everyone file their tax returns while also avoiding any scams.  Clark suggests using free file if someone is what he calls a “typical American taxpayer.”  “A person who has not earned what the IRS considers a big amount of money.”  Free File is an IRS program that they do with private tax preparation software companies that helps Americans file their federal returns for free as long as they qualify. Click here to learn more about Free File . Clark says if a taxpayer does not qualify for Free File they can always use Credit Karma.  MORE: Tax Season 2019, Which tax prep solution is right for you?  Clark says the week of January 28, 2019, is the best week to file taxes. It’s the best time because Clark says this is the start of the season for the IRS – if someone filed before the return didn’t actually get processed until the IRS system officially opens up.  According to Clark, some of the benefits of filing during this week include: 1. You’ll get your return sooner – if you e-filed and chose the direct deposit option.  2. You’ll beat the tax refund thieves – the early bird gets the worm; meaning criminals cannot steal your Social Security number and file a false return. 3. You’ll avoid uncertainty around another potential government  – Clark says even though the IRS has reiterated it will process refunds during a shutdown, why leave it to chance ? Whether you decide to file now or later – Consumer Warrior Clark Howard wants you to be aware of any scams dealing with tax filing season.  RELATED: Here’s the most important thing you can do to avoid becoming a tax fraud victim  Clark wants anyone to double check any voicemails, e-mails, texts and physical mail they get claiming to be from the IRS.  “They will tell you that you owe money right now or you’re not going to be eligible to a refund from this year’s tax.” Clark says messages like this are ‘phony’ and criminals are just out to get your information. In fact – Clark says that isn’t even how the IRS operates.  “If you do the IRS money they will send you a very dry, very dull letter telling you the amount you owe and how to contact them if you have a question about it.”  Clark says if someone ever receives something claiming to be from the IRS always double check the phone number to call before doing so. You can do that by going to www.irs.gov.  LISTEN: Clark Howard’s most recent podcast 
Which projects? Congress worries as Trump grabs military construction funds for border wall

As President Donald Trump on Friday announced a pair of executive actions and declared a national emergency to funnel more money into border security, lawmakers in both parties in Congress were left in the dark on how the Pentagon would deal with the largest part of the President’s declaration, carving $3.6 billion out of military construction projects authorized and funded by the U.S. House and Senate.

“I strongly believe securing our border should not be done at the expense of previously funded military construction projects,” said Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH), whose district is home to Wright Patterson Air Force Base, [More]