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Tropical Storm Erika swamps Dominica; 3 die

Tropical Storm Erika doesn't have strong winds, but heavy rains were wreaking havoc on the Caribbean island of Dominica where three people were killed.

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Ruben Ebron charged with attempted escape

New charges have been filed against the prime suspect in the disappearance of 21-month-old Lonzie Barton.

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Manhunt on after 2 women killed in home

The manhunt for a man suspected of killing his estranged wife and another woman in a home in the World Golf Village area prompted the lockdown of three schools in St. Johns County on Thursday.

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Erika continues to track toward Florida

8 p.m. UPDATE: Tropical Storm Erika maintained its strength Thursday evening as it lashed the Lesser Antilles and continued on a path that that would have it run up the East Coast of Florida as a Category 1 hurricane early next week.

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Local EOC's preparing for possible hurricane

Area emergency operations centers are activated and monitoring as Tropical Storm Erika continues on a path that could bring it to Florida as a hurricane early next week. Gov. Rick Scott says the state will be prepared despite not having faced a hurricane since 2005. He urges citizens to 'hope for the best; prepare for the worst.'

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Are beaches ready to handle hurricane?

As Tropical Storm Erika continues to move toward the state, some living along the coast of Northeast Florida are already getting ready, even though the storm is still days away.

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Coast Guard suspends search for boaters

The Coast Guard says it is now investigating a distress call reporting two boaters abandoning ship about 3 miles off the coast of Crescent Beach as a probable hoax.

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Remembering lives of 2 fallen journalists

The killing of news photographer Adam Ward and reporter Alison Parker, both employees of Roanoke, Virginia, TV station WDBJ, has taken its toll on friends, family and those working in newsroom across the country.

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Va. shooting highlights workplace violence

Wednesday morning’s shooting of Adam Ward and Alison Parker, two journalists who were killed on live TV by a disgruntled co-worker police said, is not only a tragedy, but a startling reminder that workplace violence can strike anyone in any field.

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Ruben Ebron back in court with ex-girlfriend

Ruben Ebron, The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office's prime suspect in the disappearance of 21-month-old Lonzie Barton, was in court Thursday on a separate civil matter regarding his ex-girlfriend.

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Taking 'STEPS' to help families, students

A new program that is being instituted in four Duval County schools is aimed at strengthening families, in hopes of raising better students.  

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Hurricane Katrina: A look back

Hurricane Katrina decimated New Orleans and large swaths of the Gulf Coast 10 years ago. Here's a look back at the historic disaster.

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Jaguars host the Lions Friday

Of all the preseason games, the third one is the most critical for most teams. It’s the game where the starters play the most and given a chance, players who want to make the team throughout the rest of the roster have to show something in this game.

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