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Leah Shields


Jacksonville, FL, United States

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Past articles by Leah:

The Shotgun Start's Brendan Porath talks about the elephant in the room at The Players: Cam Smith

It is tradition that the country flag of the defending champion of The Players flies at TPC Sawgrass until a new winner is announced. There's more to it this year. → Read More

Yes, an elected official can endorse a candidate, but not while on duty

A viewer asked about a recent mayoral endorsement by the sheriff wondering if it was legal. → Read More

Donate blood & get a free ticket to The Players practice round and concert

Donate blood Saturday or Sunday from 10 to 5 p.m. outside TPC! → Read More

Yes, Florida has the most affordable 4 year college tuition in the country

Gov. DeSantis recently boasted about Florida's affordable higher education. Let's verify. → Read More

Gov. DeSantis' border control crackdowns include trashing out-of-state tuition waiver for undocumented students

Gov. Ron DeSantis visited Jacksonville alongside FDLE Commissioner Mark Glass to announce a list of proposals to increase border security. → Read More

Get free CPR training and learn how to respond to cardiac arrests in Clay County

Clay County has an app to connect people who are CPR certified with patients in cardiac arrest. → Read More

No, there is no ordinance blocking chain restaurants from downtown Fernandina Beach

We are debunking the rumor that there's an ordinance blocking certain business from coming to Fernandina Beach. → Read More

No, black dogs are not in shelters longer than others

It's called Black Dog Syndrome and experts say it's a myth. → Read More

No, parents do not have stronger immune systems than people without kids

Kids get sick often, so does that help parents build up immunity? Our expert says no. → Read More

No, not all missing child cases qualify for an Amber Alert

A Florida Missing Child Alert is different than an Amber Alert. → Read More

Black History Month on Jekyll Island: Explore the Dolphin Club days

In the 1950s and 60s, the Dolphin Club became a well-known musical venue for iconic Black musicians. → Read More

No, you cannot hear a rocket launch in Jacksonville

A viewer said he heard the rocket launch from Cape Canaveral in Jacksonville. Let's verify. → Read More

Yes, SNAP benefits have increased because of inflation

The price of food is skyrocketing. People who get help from SNAP benefits are wondering if they'll be able to afford the same items they got last year. → Read More

Scientists at the University of Florida help discover a safer form of fentanyl

Scientists from universities across the country collaborated on this study which took years. → Read More

9-year-old prodigy artist starts US art tour at Jacksonville art gallery

His painting will be on exhibit and for sale at Gallery725 through 29. → Read More

The Florida Theatre opening members only lounge, part of 14 million in renovations

The members only lounge officially opens January 20th. → Read More

Several city leaders have already snagged their seat months before the Jacksonville city elections. Here's why

Several Jacksonville seats have already been decided after the qualifying deadline has come and gone. → Read More

JAX to Kansas City flights $500 and up round trip

Looking to bring a little Duuuval to KC? It'll cost you! → Read More

Jacksonville chef shares tailgating food tips and easy dip recipe

Chef Evan Eriksen from Pie 95 joined Good Morning Jacksonville to prepare for the best tailgate of the season. → Read More

The most Duuuval food for your Jaguars tailgate

We are supporting Jacksonville locally-owned businesses to get you hyped for the big game day! → Read More