The mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando has shaken our nation with grief. The victims, their families and friends are not facing this devastation alone. The strength of our communities, the concern of our medical professionals and the goodness deep in the heart of Americans continues to shine in this dark hour as we unite to help the victims and their loved ones. The Orlando community has reached out with food for the victims and their families. One Blood was encouraged by the success of their blood drive in the aftermath of the shooting. The outpouring of concern has included large corporations giving monetary donations while golden retrievers were transported to help the victims and their loved ones with emotional healing, a long list of restaurants in the area are donating proceeds from their businesses to help the victims. Delta, Jet Blue and Alaska Airlines is offering free flights for the immediate families and spouses or domestic partners of the victims. Contact the airlines for details and exclusions. To the families and friends suffering with the loss of loved ones in this tragic event we join the voices around our nation, we are so sorry for your loss.
Fatal Hit-and-run accident on Jacksonville's Northside. The hit-and-run driver in the accident left three young adults to die at the scene.The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is requesting your help if you have any information. The fatal accident occurred around 2:04 a.m. on the morning of March 6th on Duval Station Road and North Main Street. The victims were all riding in a dark colored BMW when they were struck by a silver car possibly a late model Ford Fusion. The hit-and-run driver is believed to be a white male. A Good Samaritan at the scene pulled one of the victims from the car the other two passengers were ejected in the crash. Sadly, witnesses report the hit-and-run driver stopped briefly a few feet away from the wreck leaving two victims on the ground and the third victim in the BMW before he pulled away from the deadly scene heading north toward Jacksonville's airport. The victims are John Curtis Carlisle, Jr., 24 years old, Kyle Cassani, 23 years old and Alison Nicole Bushey she was only 21 years old. The young men were both from Yulee, Florida and Alison was from Fernandina Beach, Florida. If you have any information about this accident call the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500. If you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.