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Witness holds hit-and-run suspect at gunpoint until police arrive

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- One man was taken to the hospital Wednesday
night while another person was taken into police custody after a hit and
run near Regency Mall at the intersection of Southside and Atlantic boulevards.

Police say the victim, who was on foot, was struck around 7:45 p.m. as
the pickup truck drove down Southside and kept going. Skid marks could
be seen in a grassy median at the busy intersection, and the truck
knocked down a yield sign.

The victim, who police say is an adult male, was taken to Shands Jacksonville with
non-life threatening injuries. His name has not been released.

According to a police officer on the scene, witnesses John Bradley Avery II, 44, and Gary Gibson, 50, chased the
suspect down and Avery held him at gunpoint until police arrived. The
suspect's vehicle has bumper stickers that say "Criminals prefer unarmed
victims" and "The best homeland defense is an armed citizen."

JU students take fifth in district in grueling computer programming event

JU students take fifth in district in grueling computer programming event

Ten problems. Five hours to solve them. Three guys. One computer.

Two balloons.

Jacksonville University computing science seniors Andrew Duane and James Laroche and sophomore Christian Wilde recently went up against 105 other teams from 80 Southeast schools in the annual Association of Computing Machinery programming competition.

Strom River Jam to rock JU Nov. 5 with Chroma and more at new Larry Strom Amphitheatre

Strom River Jam to rock JU Nov. 5 with Chroma and more at new Larry Strom Amphitheatre

What: The Strom River Jam is a free public music fest with a lineup of exciting Dolphinium Records artists, including popular East Coast band Chroma and American Idol Season 8 contestant AJ Neaher. The event includes recognition of Jacksonville University alumnus Larry Strom, whose generous donation made possible the newly opened Larry Strom Amphitheatre on Dolphin Green at JU. The fest is also serving as a “learning lab” for JU Artist and Concert Management students, who are helping plan its promotion, merchandising, sales and logistics. JU students will be served dinner on the river as well. Concessions will be available.

When: 4:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5.

Where: Larry Strom Amphitheatre, Jacksonville University, 2800 University Blvd. N.

Call for Artists: Jacksonville University CFA Soiree 50th Anniversary celebration

Call for Artists: Jacksonville University CFA Soiree 50th Anniversary celebration

CFA Soiree: Call for Artists (Posted: 8/21/12) Jacksonville University announces a call to artists for a curated art exhibition in conjunction with its College of Fine Arts 50th Anniversary Celebration, Nov. 16, 2012, at the MUSEUM, 4160 Boulevard Center Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32207. Open to all artists 18 or older living in the Jacksonville metropolitan area. Open to all Media. Work must be available for sale (35% commission). Each artist selected will mount 3-5 works. Deadline: Oct. 1, 2012. No entry fee required. E-mail five digital images of a body of work to cfasoiree@ju.edu. For more information on the CFA Soiree, visit http://Cfasoiree.ju.edu.

Update: JU student wins out of 6.5 million ESPN.com NCAA Tournament bracket entries

Update: JU student wins out of 6.5 million ESPN.com NCAA Tournament bracket entries

The team his heart wanted to win “choked,” but the team he picked to win triumphed.

Because of that, Jacksonville University freshman Jordan Linder ended up in a four-way tie for first place in ESPN.com’s Tournament Challenge NCAA bracket contest, beating out 6.5 million other entries after Kentucky won the NCAA Basketball Championship Monday night.

5 Things You Need to Know Today: Jan. 31

1. Eat a Banana to Honor Ham!: On this day in 1961 Ham the Chimp became the first hominid launched into outer space.

2. There’s An App for That, but You Won't Use It: Consumers ignore most apps on their smartphones. Of smartphone owners, 68% open only five or fewer apps at least once a week, finds a survey by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project.

3. Contacts Lenses Don’t Discriminate: An elephant in Amsterdam's zoo has made history after being fitted with a jumbo-sized contact lens following an eye injury, a statement said Monday.