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Hiring Managers Share Most Unusual Resume Mistakes in Annual CareerBuilder Survey

Hiring Managers Share Most Unusual Resume Mistakes in Annual CareerBuilder Survey

With 13.9 million Americans seeking work, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, grabbing an employer’s attention quickly and leaving a positive impression is critical. According to a recent CareerBuilder study, nearly half (45 percent) of human resource managers said they spend, on average, less than one minute reviewing an application. The survey, which was conducted by Harris Interactive© from May 19 to June 8, 2011, included more than 2,600 employers nationwide.

Fla. Sued Over Ban of Doctors Asking About Guns

Fla. Sued Over Ban of Doctors Asking About Guns

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence is suing to overturn Florida's new law that bans doctors from asking patients about gun ownership.

The center filed the suit in a Miami federal court on behalf of three doctors and three physicians groups.

"The best medicine is prevention," said Florida Pediatric Society president-elect Mobeen Rathore. "Unfortunately, I have seen too many tragic outcomes of an accidental shooting."

Rathore calls the new law a gag order. His organization along with the Florida Academy of Family Physicians and The Florida College of Physicians are part of the lawsuit against the state.

Opponents of the law are calling it vague, and say the punishment doesn't fit the crime."It could go to the board of medicine. You could essentially lose your license if you violate it," said Chris Nuland, an attorney for physicians.

Man Hangs Himself on Cross in Orange Park

Man Hangs Himself on Cross in Orange Park

ORANGE PARK, Fla. - A man on a cross stirred up mixed emotions in his neighborhood.

Rich McGuffie set up near Crazy Dave's on Arora Boulevard and said he was not coming down until 12 a.m. Saturday.

Signs pinned up around McGuffie's set-up drew attention to the deaths of Somer Thompson and Christopher Barrios, two children who were murdered.

The signs also called the war in Iraq and Afghanistan senseless.

Some folks stopped and took pictures, while others passed by and looked on in disgust.

First Coast News Launches "Hot Man Madness"

First Coast News Launches "Hot Man Madness"

College basketball season has officially ended - ladies - it’s time to take back the remote! Why, you ask? Could it be a new Reality TV show? Priorities people! It’s “Hot Man Madness!”

Update: Man who Died in Police Custody had Run-in with Police Last Year

Update: Man who Died in Police Custody had Run-in with Police Last Year

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The man who died following an incident in a motel had been in trouble with police for a similar incident in the past year.

Overnight at the Red Roof Inn on Youngerman Circle, police responded to a disoriented man complaining in the parking lot. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office has identified him as Curtis James Moss.

Police said the 28-year-old retreated to his room with his girlfriend, but he was unstable and they took him into custody.

When they got Moss out of the room, police said, he struggled with them.

Chief John Hartley said officers held Moss to the ground and tried to use a total restraint appendage or TAR on him but were only able to get it around his legs.

Hartley said no Tasers or police baton were used in the incident.  Police say Moss' girlfriend and a hotel security guard have signed sworn statements stating the Tasers and baton were not used.

Companies Giving More Holiday Parties and Perks This Year

Companies Giving More Holiday Parties and Perks This Year

The economic scrooge may be loosening its grip on holiday cheer in the office as employers indicate their intent to offer more holiday perks (bonuses, parties, gifts) than last year. The nationwide CareerBuilder survey was conducted between August 17 and September 2, 2010 and included more than 3,600 workers and more than 2,600 employers.

Woman Hurt When Large Tree Branch Falls on House in Orange Park

ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- A woman went to the hospital after part of a tree fell on her home in Doctors Inlet.

A huge branch from a large oak tree fell on the roof of a home on Holly Ridge Drive. One of limbs crashed through the living room and landed next to Ana Nogueras, 52, who was sitting in a  recliner.

Family members said today that she had been watching television around 9:30 p.m. Thursday when the tree crashed in.

A neigbhor said the falling tree caused the her own home to vibrate. She thought it came from the nearby railroad tracks.

"She was sitting in the chair; one of the branches landed in the chair beside her," said Clay County Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Michael Swartz. "It hit her in the head."

She is recovering at a relative's home from a cut on her face under her eye, and bumps and bruises.