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603 VOTES SEPARATE MAYORAL CANDIDATES

JACKSONVILLE

The Jacksonville mayor's race was running too close to call Tuesday night, with Democrat Alvin Brown leading Republican Mike Hogan by 603 votes with all 256 precincts reporting, the Florida Times-Union reported.

The 95,580-94,977 count means that absentee and provisional votes may determine the outcome today.

LONGWOOD

Soldier, 24, dies in Afghanistan

Spc. Brian D. Riley Jr., of Longwood died Sunday in Afghanistan's Kunar province, the Defense Department said Tuesday. The department didn't release details of Riley's death.

Riley, 24, was assigned to the 25th Infantry Division.

DeLAND

Death of boarder goes unreported

Authorities have charged a man with failing to report a death after he found a boarder's corpse in a room over the garage.

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office says William Hendrix Jr., 55, found the body about 4 p.m. Monday. He told deputies he mowed the grass and then poured bleach over the body to cover the odor.

An arrest report says Hendrix said he feared reporting the death because his girlfriend, who owns the home, did not want him to take in boarders.

Foul play was not suspected.

MIAMI

Program lets humans 'adopt' a shark

Scientists at the University of Miami are letting people adopt sharks to help fund their research.

A $2,000 donation buys naming rights, a satellite tag and the opportunity to track a shark in real time on the Internet for up to a year.

The year-old program has tracked 20 bull, hammerhead and tiger sharks in the waters off the Florida Keys, South Florida and the Bahamas.

More information is available at www.shopforsharks.com.

Associated Press

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