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Local deputies on alert after officers slain

They've sworn to protect and serve, but several law enforcement officers are concerned for their own safety after three police officers were killed over the weekend.


Tarpon Springs police officer shot, killed

Florida authorities say a Tarpon Springs police officer was shot and killed early Sunday by a fugitive trying to evade a warrant.


Gunman shot ex-girlfriend before killing NYPD cops

The day ended with two slain New York police officers. But it started, investigators say, when Ismaaiyl Brinsley slipped into his ex-girlfriend's apartment using a key he wasn't supposed to have.

A fight quickly erupted around 5:30 a.m. Saturday after...


JFRD: 2 escape house fire in NW Jax

A Jacksonville family is homeless at Christmas after a fast-moving fire blazed through a Northwest Jacksonville home Monday morning. A 16-year-old girl and her cousin were inside the home, but they escaped without any injuries. 


Large branch damages yard, koi pond

A large branch from an oak tree fell just feet from a home in the Spring Park area during blustery weather on Monday.


Truck, garbage truck collide on JTB

A man in is in the hospital with serious injuries after a crash Monday morning involving a pickup and garbage truck, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.


Neptune police investigate car break-ins

Neptune Beach police are investigating a car break-in that happened Monday morning. Police say the break-in happened near Strand Street and Florida Boulevard. 


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De Blasio grapples with police shootings

The point-blank shooting of two New York City police officers this weekend is testing whether Mayor Bill de Blasio's brand of unapologetic liberalism can work in a city that's spent decades under mayors who made law and order a top priority.


Could city's pension deal fall through?

The Police and Fire Pension Fund met Monday to review the city's proposal to deal with the $1.7 billion pension deficit and the members are stuck on a major issue: how the city will pay for it.


Why do gas prices vary across town?

Gas prices are falling all over the Jacksonville area, but drivers might notice not all prices are the same -- some neighborhoods have prices considerably higher than others. Officials with AAA explain why and how low the prices could go.


Great Oak to be removed from Episcopal

A historic Oak tree will be removed from the campus of Episcopal School of Jacksonville Monday morning. Experts said the tree could be as old as 400 years but it is rotting and isn't safe to leave on campus.


Cops, firefighters Christmas shop with kids

Law enforcement officers and firefighters combine forces to make Christmas special for some local children Monday as part of the eighth annual Police Athletic League Christmas party.


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Christmas tree lights are born, the Lincoln Tunnel opens, Alvin and The Chipmunks hit No. 1, the "Shoe Bomber" tries to take down a transatlantic flight, and "Don't ask, don't tell" is repealed, all on this day.

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Police safety in question

Bradford County Sheriff's Office deputies share their concerns in the wake of some high-profile police shootings and deaths in recent days.

Group supports police officers

The COPS support group helps officers involved in shootings cope with the affects of the traumatic experience.

Car break-ins under investigation

Investigators say multiple car break-ins in Neptune Beach are under investigation but it's unclear if they're connected. The most recent happened Monday morning. 

Finding the cheapest gas

News4Jax is looking into why prices for gas can vary so much from one station to the next, even in the same neighborhood.

Pension Board meets on deal

The board is going over the city's proposed pension deal line by line before deciding whether to approve it or go back to the drawing board.

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