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Internet cafes file lawsuit in Jacksonville

 JACKSONVILLE, Fla.– A push to close dangerous businesses in Jacksonville could be delayed because of a new lawsuit. The attorney who filed the lawsuit is representing three internet cafes in Jacksonville. Kelly Mathis says the city ordinance that intends to shut internet cafes down is unconstitutional and will leave thousands of people out of […]

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3 men rob Callahan-area internet cafe at gunpoint

NASSAU COUNTY, Fla.– Deputies are searching for three men accused of holding up an internet cafe in the Callahan area early Thursday. Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper said that the three men were inside the Cyber Center on U.S. 1, just north of Callahan and south of Hilliard, about 2:45 a.m. Thursday. Leeper said that when […]

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Jacksonville councilman wants Internet Cafes out

 JACKSONVILLE, Fla.– City leaders are considering a new tactic in efforts to shut down more than 100 internet cafes operating in Jacksonville. An attempt by the Florida Legislature in 2013 to ban internet cafes remains tied up in the courts. The games are now referred to as “sweepstakes” and operators have been successful in keeping them open.

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Seminole Tribe only suing internet cafes in Jacksonville

 Attorney says there’s ‘considerably more’ cafes than in other Florida cities JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – More about why the Seminole Tribe of Florida has filed a lawsuit against numerous internet cafes in Jacksonville, asking a judge to issue an injunction shutting them. The attorney who filed the complaint told the us on Thursday it’s because […]

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Are internet cafes magnets for crime?

 JACKSONVILLE, Fla.– Internet cafes are seemingly a bull’s-eye for bad guys. Local sources began looking into the reason why internet cafes are frequently held up after Wednesday’s chaotic crime spree that started Wednesday afternoon when, according to police, an armed man robbed the Lucky Charms Arcade, an internet cafe on Mayport Road.

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About that internet café ban: 94 in Jacksonville

 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – They’re called adult arcades. Formerly known as internet cafés, these businesses are in storefronts in almost every neighborhood in Jacksonville. Once banned by state law, the city of Jacksonville has issued permits for 94 of them. Hundreds more tried to open but never received permits.

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