JSO to announce first red light camera locations

JACKSONVILLE, Fla -- The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office will announce the location of the first red light cameras to go up in the River City Friday afternoon.

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At a 2 p.m. press conference representatives of the law enforcement agency will unveil the first light camera location at the intersection of Southside Boulevard and Baymeadows Road, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Office.

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The release said the Eastbound and Westbound approaches are the first two permits approved by the Florida Department of Transportation.

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JSO looking for suspect who committed lewd act on girl at Walmart

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is searching for a man suspected of committing a lewd act on a girl at Walmart.

The Sheriff's Office said the victim, a 13-year-old girl, was with her mother at the Walmart located at 11900 Atlantic Blvd. Tuesday evening. The girl decided to stay in one area of the store while her mother continued shopping in a different section.

According to police, the suspect walked up to the victim and committed the lewd act.

The suspect then fled the area on foot.

ALoft hotel temporarily closes

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--A chic, upscale hotel suddenly closes, leaving many unanswered questions.

There's a flurry of activity.at the ALoft hotel on Southside Boulevard at Gate Parkway, but the hotel is closed.

"No, I didn't know until today," Christina Villar of Ponte Vedra said.

It came as a surprise to people like Villar.

"My ex-husband has stayed with my daughters there as recently as about a month ago. And they had a great experience," she said. "It was very nice inside. They had no complaints."

After only reaching the hotel general manager once, First Coast News tried again several times to ask more questions on why the closure. Our calls were not returned.

"I think it's important that it gets fixed up," said Villar.

Turner wants city to pay $6 million owed for courthouse work

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Duval County Courthouse is finished and some would describe it as is a masterpiece. Leo Jacobson's company, Dixie Contract, did the flooring in the new courthouse  and he's happy with the job, but there's a problem.

"We're caught in the middle," said Jacobson.

He is one of thirty local subcontractor waiting to be paid in full.

"It certainly would be nice to have the money," he said.

Jacobson said his company is owed about $125,000 for work already done, so why hasn't his company been paid?

"Unfortunately the way contracts are structured," said Jacobson."We can't get paid until Turner gets paid."

Turner Construction is the general contractor and as far as the City of Jacksonville is concerned, the job is not finished.

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UNF students urging lawmakers not to hike tuition

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Students at the 11 schools in the State University System of Florida are rallying together to try to keep tuition from going up next year. Florida law allows a 15% tuition increase, and for the past several years it has gone up.

"I struggle to pay for it every semester," said University of North Florida student Amanda Weimar.

The 19-year-old junior is hoping to graduate with a degree in psychology, but if the cost of tuition keeps going up, she said she may not be able to afford it.

"It really is a big deal right now because I'm struggling to pay for my books this semester."

Owner of new home: "I have mold, puddles on my windows"

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Dense condensation on the windows and mold growing on the walls. Those are just two issues that a Jacksonville woman said are wrong with her brand new home. She called the On Your Side team for help.

"This was a place to retire and enjoy. I'm not enjoying it," Denise Criscitiello said.

It is a home at the Sweetwater subdivision that Criscitiello moved into in November 2011 from New York. She expected happiness.

"No, I'm not happy. It's a brand new home," she said. "I came here not to have things to do. I don't really feel like wiping windows everyday."

She claims condensation forms on and near the windows.

"I have mold and puddles on my windows," Criscitiello said "Puddles like you took glasses of water and poured them on there."

Can a trillion dollar coin help with national debt?

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It's a suggestion so radical, one Congressman plans to introduce a bill to block it.  There are some proposals out there to solve our national debt crisis with a coin.

Nenad Djondric knows coins.  He owns A Penny for Your Thoughts Coin Shop in Jacksonville.  So we took this proposal of creating a one trillion dollar platinum coin to help pay down the nation's more than 16 trillion dollar debt directly to the expert on precious metals. 

"It's nonsense.  It's just not possible to do," Djondric suggested.