Pet owner discovers her puppy is a hermaphrodite

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Donna Ciomcia owns several pets, but her latest has left her speechless.

In December of 2012 Ciomcia purchased Kennedy, a Cock-a-poo for about $1,000.  

"All the paperwork said she was a female," said Ciomcia. "The vet I brought her to said she was a female."

Ciomcia said she was concerned about a kennel cough until she discovered another problem.

"I shaved her down for the summer and I noticed something that looked a little odd in her private parts," she said. 

Ciomcia took Kennedy to the vet and was told that her female puppy was a Hermaphrodite.

"She had testicle where her ovaries should have been," she said.

Stunned and overwhelmed she began asking, what are my rights? Who is responsible?

"It was overlooked by the pet store, it was overlooked by the breeder it was overlooked by me," she said.

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'Sharknado' coming to big screen in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The "Sharknado" phenomenon will be touching down in Jacksonville.

The SyFy Channel TV movie about a tornado sucking up sharks and thrusting them on the people of Los Angeles will have one midnight showing at Regal Avenues Stadium 20 at midnight on Aug. 2.

Tickets are $12.50 and can be purchased in advance. To get more showtime and ticket information, click here.

Click here to learn more about how "Sharknado" first hooked viewers.

Cyclist searching for Baymeadows hit-and-run driver

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Michelle Mullinix is an avid cyclist, and believes a good student of road safety.

"I felt I was doing everything right," she said.

Mullinix is now the victim of a hit-and-run accident while riding her bicycle.

"I had bruised ribs, a concussion, bruising, abrasions," said Mullinix.

June 26, during morning rush hour, Mullinix was riding her bicycle on Baymeadows Road near I-295, going about 20 mph. 

"I had the green light," she said. 

She had green but that did not stop the next chain of events.

Mullinix was going through the intersection when she was hit by a pick-up truck.

"I said oh my God he's not going to stop," said Mullinix.

Video from roadway cameras captured the moment as the service truck plowed in Mullinix knocking her off of her bicycle. 

"I was out for a few minutes," she said.

Bad hair day at the salon

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --  Linda Pagurra, 67, is sensitive about her hair. On July 3rd she said a trip to her hair stylist for a body wave turned into a mess.

"I came home... looked in the mirror and my hair was total mess," she said.

The Salon, Cuts by Us, responded and gave her a refund and promised to deliver conditioning treatments until her hair was restored.

"The manager said 'oh my God' your hair has been completely fried," said Pagurra.

Pagurra said everything was going well, she was getting treatments twice a week, until  this week when the stylist told her that it was costing her money.

"She said this costing me money, this is the last time!" said Pagurra.

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No more cruise-ins at local shopping centers

UPDATE, 7/19/13: The owners of the Julington Square and Merrill Station shopping centers have agreed to allow upcoming Sunshine State Chevelle Club cruise-ins to go on as scheduled.

The event at Julington Square on July 20 and the cruise-in scheduled for Aug. 3 at Merrill Station can go on to allow the club to find new cruise-in locations, according to property manager and leasing agent Kristen Nimnicht.

JULINGTON CREEK, Fla. -- Chris Conover loves his muscle cars and is president of the Sunshine State Chevelle Club.

"We are a nonprofit," he said.

Conover believes in traditions and is trying to save his club's tradition of cruise-ins at Julington Square shopping center.

"We are trying to keep this going," he said, "We've been here for so long."

A few days ago the club was told they can no longer use the shopping center. It puts an end to a decade-old tradition.

Your guide to First Coast 4th of July celebrations

Firework displays and events scheduled to celebrate the 4th of July holiday across the First Coast. Here's a list of the festivities:

Columbia County celebrates 4th of July

Clay County celebrates the 4th of July

Fernandina Beach celebrates 4th of July

Flagler County celebrates 4th of July

Neighbors complain about JEA's messy property

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- On Old Kings Road South, very few properties are overgrown. Howard Young knows: He lives in the 7700 block of this busy roadway.

"I came here in 1996 and I cleaned all this up when I first came here," he said. 

Young is talking about the property next to his home. It is a JEA power line easement. 

"You can look at this here and tell they ain't doing it right," he said, "They ain't doing it right."

Young, 63, said he used to cut the grass himself, but stopped.

"The neighbors around here know. I used to have it looking like a golf course," he said.

But now, a JEA contractor maintains the property and Young wants to know if taxpayers are getting what they pay for.

"The just ride through, hit it with the weed eater, jump back in the truck and they're gone," he said.