Reese’s Vending Machine to Trade Candy This Halloween

Every year when it comes to trick-or-treating you always end up with a bunch of candy that sits around for a year before getting thrown out. This year Hershey is capitalzing on that.

In New York, from 4pm to 9pm at Washington Square Park there will be a vending machine that trades your unwanted candy for Reese’s cups!

A study done by Reese’s shows that 90% of people receive candy that they wish they could trade, and 4 of 5 said they would want to trade for a Reese’s. Now in one location; they can.

As for us in Jax, we have to trade candy the old fashioned way. Maybe throw in a Crunch bar with those smarties and dum dum to score the Reese’s.

Hey Hershey, we want a Reese’s trade-in vending machine too!

Security Bolstered for the Florida Georgia Game

This Saturday, kick off is scheduled for 3:30pm at TIAA Bank Field with an expected crowd of 82,000.

After a drive-by shooting on A. Philip Randolph Boulevard, a half mile away from the stadium, a half hour before the Jaguars Texans game last Sunday, security will be in abundance for the event.

College Gameday will be in Jacksonville for the game for the first time since 2005. A big deal for national coverage, the city is doing everything it can to make a good impression not just for the fans at the event, but also for the millions watching on TV.

650 Officers will be in and around the stadium, including areas near downtown that are popular for pre-game parties. Lighting is also being added to poorly lit areas.

If you’re going to the game, you have to be parked by 10:30am, lots open at 7am.

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2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

The list of nominees for the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been released. New to the voting this year are: Def Leppard, John Prine, Devo, Roxy Music, Stevie Nicks and Todd Rundgren.

Shaping out the rest of the nominees are Janet Jackson, MC5, Radiohead, LL Cool J, Kraftwerk, Rage Against the Machine, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, The Cure and The Zombies.

To be eligible, an artist must have released their first commercial recording 25 years prior to the nomination (1993). Fans can vote for their favorite artist’s by going to Rockhall.com now through December 9th!

Inductees will be announced in December, and the ceremony will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on March 29th!

Millennials Loving The Riverside Area

Nationally, the 32204 area code ranked 6th in the country for percentage growth among millenials. The cities that rank above the Riverside area are Los Angeles (placing at 1 and 2) Manhattan (3 and 5) and Portland (at number 4). Making Riverside the fasting growing spot for millenials in Florida, and the whole southeast region.

Eclectic coffee shops, new breweries, and hip restaurants are paving the way to keep the community growing. Also weekly events, markets, and other things to do all within walking distance make living there enjoyable and convenient. The Riverside, Five Points, and Brooklyn area has a mix of history, and a new clean fun atmosphere that helps businesses boom in that location.

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Vystar Employee In Jacksonville Embezzles $5.4 Million

A Jacksonville mailroom employee of Vystar Credit Union for more than 20 years is being accused of embezzling $5.4 million dollars over the years of money that was supposed to be used for postage.

We’ll say that again. An employee of a bank embezzled $5.4 million dollars before being caught.

Some checks he stole outright, others he used to buy rolls of stamps, and sell them to Mystic Stamp Company in New York at a 20% discount.

It wouldn’t be known how much money he had with the way he lives, an average house with a 20 year old car. However, he is very into producing movies and past members of films he worked on were surprised at the high budget he would allow for the filmmaking.

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Michael Jacksons ‘Thriller’ Takes The Backseat To Eagles ‘Greatest Hits’

The Eagles now have the best selling album of all time. Almost a decade after Michael Jacksons death, his album Thriller has been overtaken by Eagles Greatest Hits 1971-1975.

The Recording Industry Association of America has recently recalculated sales for the Greatest Hits album and it is now certified as a 38x platinum album, going ahead of the 33x platinum Thriller.

Eagles’ Don Henley said in a statement “We are grateful for our families, our management, our crew, the people at radio and, most of all, the loyal fans who have stuck with us through the ups and downs of 46 years. It’s been quite a ride,”.

The album did spend a nearly a decade as the best selling album, until Thriller took over the number 1 slot following the King of Pops death in 2009. Now in the digital age, streaming and digital downloads of the Eagles Greatest Hits are up helping push them back into the drivers seat.

Aretha Franklin Surrounded By Family and Friends

The Queen of Soul is ‘gravely ill’. Upon the news last night, family and friend have gathered to be with her during this time.

Franklin last performed in November of last year, and recently cancelled all upcoming shows. While she cancelled touring she still planned on recording, and occasionally performing at her namesake nightclub in Detroit.

Franklin was the first female to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, and was listed as Rolling Stones Greatest Singer of All Time.

Aretha Franklin ‘Gravely Ill’

Space Force By 2020

Earlier today, Vice President Mike Pence called for dominance in space. A direct appeal to the Pentagon to create a sixth military branch- the Space Force to be implemented by 2020.

“As their actions make clear, our adversaries have transformed space into a warfighting domain already and the United States will not shrink from this challenge,” he said. “Under President Trump’s leadership, we will meet it head on — to defend our nation, and build a peaceful future here on Earth and in space.”

There will be a lot of work put into creating the new branch, and it is planned to hit the ground running. This is real. For more on the story click below!

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Two Arrested Following Alligator Stunt

Two men have been arrested following the incident last weekend where they entered a convenience store carrying a live alligator, while running around and shouting. They were both also charged with illegal possession of an American alligator and illegal exhibition of dangerous wildlife.

The man claims to have known everybody in the store and said that it was all fun in games. However, the state commission does not see it that way.

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Coyotes Roaming Atlantic Beach

Several sightings of coyetes in the Atlantic Beach area have neighbors on alert. Wildlife is starting to dimish, and family pets are going missing. Right now the city is working with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to determine what the next step will be. Right now they are urging people to keep reporting sightings.

For now, walk all pets on a leash, and keep trash cans inside. The fear is that soon they will pounce on all of the cats and look to the next food sourse.

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Locals Express Their Feelings Towards The Problem