- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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POLICE: FIREFIGHTER INJURED IN DRIVE-BY SHOOTING

Police say a Jacksonville firefighter was injured in a drive-by shooting that apparently targeted a group of firefighters as they put fuel in a fire truck behind their station. Jacksonville Sheriff’s Lt. Jackson Short says the shooting happened at 7:35 p.m. Tuesday outside Fire Station 28. A vehicle drove by and someone fired five or six shots, striking one firefighter in the arm after the bullet ricocheted.

LEBRON RETURNS TO MIAMI FOR CHRISTMAS GAME

LeBron James doesn’t have any apprehension for this homecoming. There’s nothing to fear, no real worries about his safety, unlike what awaited him the last time he had one of these return games. Then again, this might not even classify as a homecoming - because, it turns out, Miami was never truly his home, just a place he called home for four years while playing with the Heat. He came. He won. He left. On Christmas Day, James returns to face the Heat, the team that turned him from a superstar to a two-time NBA champion superstar.

FLORIDA CLERKS WON’T GIVE GAYS MARRIAGE LICENSES

Hardly any of Florida’s 67 clerks of court plan to issue marriage licenses to gay couples on Jan. 6. A survey of Florida’s clerks by The Associated Press shows that many clerks are paralyzed by uncertainty over what they should do on the day a ban on same-sex marriages is lifted. Only the Osceola County clerk says he plans to issue marriage licenses for gay couples.

FLORIDA TRUCK DRIVER DIES FROM INJURIES IN NEW YORK ACCIDENT

Authorities say a Florida truck driver has died from injuries suffered when she was crushed by a 5-ton storage pod at an upstate New York facility. The Onondaga (ahn-uhn-DAH’-guh) County Sheriff’s Office says 38-year-old Alicia Henderson of Casselberry, Florida, died Tuesday at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse. She had been hospitalized there in critical condition since the Dec. 11 accident.

NEW BOOSTER SEAT LAW BEGINS JANUARY 1

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles says children ages 4 and 5 will soon be required to sit in a child safety seat or booster seat rather than only using a seatbelt. The change becomes effective on Jan. 1.

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