Tracking the Tropics

Erika dissipates; no longer a tropical storm

Tropical Storm Erika has dissipated according to a special advisory issued by the National Hurricane Center at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

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Tanker truck fire causes closure of I-95

A truck carrying diesel fuel caught fire on I-95. Northbound lanes are closed.

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1 dead, 1 hospitalized in JTB crash

One person is dead and another is hospitalized after a driver lost control and crashed into a wooded area on the Sanctuary Boulevard on ramp of JTB.

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Domestic dispute leaves 2 shot, 1 dead

The Jacksonville Sheriff's office responded late Friday night to a burglary and shooting on Gibson Road. A woman had reported her house being broken into by an ex- boyfriend. 

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2 juveniles shot outside pool hall

Early Saturday morning, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting on 103rd Street where shots fired at three young people from a vehicle hit one juvenile in the abdomen and another in the arm.

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Vigil held for slain mothers

People in St. Johns County gathered Friday night to remember two women who were shot and killed Thursday.

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Hearing set for mom who drove 3 kids into ocean

A hearing is set for Monday for a South Carolina mother who drove her three children into the ocean off Daytona Beach.

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Christie: Track immigrants like FedEx packages

Chris Christie said Saturday that if elected president, he will track undocumented immigrants like FedEx packages.

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AP photo by Stephen B. Morton

Jaguars fall to Lions, 22-17

Blake Bortles was the story again for Jacksonville (1-2). He completed 20 of 29 passes for 245 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for 38 yards, including two third-down scrambles that kept scoring drives alive.

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Veterans with PTSD praise audio-therapy

Neuropsychologist George Lindenfeld in Asheville, North Carolina, says a hand-held gizmo called the Bio-Acoustical Utilization Device (BAUD) can be used to help treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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450 years ago: St. Augustine sighted, named

On August 28, 1565, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sailed into what appeared to be a hospitable inlet in what is now northeast Florida. He name the place he would settle for Spain for a Catholic saint.

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Florida Museum of Natural History photo by Gifford Waters

St. Augustine excavation site opens to public

The remains of the oldest stone mission church completed in colonial Spanish Florida are open to the public as University of Florida archaeologists return to the site during the 450th anniversary of St. Augustine.

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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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Stranger helps teen walking to interview land a job

VIDEO: Determined to get a job at a restaurant, a 19-year-old decided to walk 30 minutes in hot summer weather to the interview dressed in a full suit. That's when a stranger stepped in to help and changed his life.

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1 dead, 1 critical after violent home break-in

A break-in ended in a deadly shooting late Friday night, police say.

Remnants of Erika and forecast

The moisture from what remains of Erika continue to move toward Florida and could bring heavy rainfall next week.

Medical preps For Erika

Melanie Lawson explains why you should have a medical plan in place when a storm is brewing. 

Storm preparedness

People are being encouraged to be prepared for a storm, despite Erika weakening. 

This Week In Jacksonville preview for August 30

U. S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw joins us with a legislative update. His views on redistributing, Iran nuclear deal, his favored candidate for president. Then former Naval office and Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll plus Lt. Colonel Betsy Evans from National Guard on two women breaking the barrier, graduates of Army Ranger school.

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