WATCH LIVE: Jacksonville police briefing on sex crime

JSO Assistant Chief Scott Dingee to discuss an incident in Arlington.

Tracking the Tropics

Erika track shifts west; Gov. Scott declares emergency

Tropical Storm Erika continues to spin at 50 mph in the eastern Caribbean as the track shifts even more to the west. Forecast to come ashore in southwest south Florida on Monday, Gov. Rick Scott declares a state of emergency.


NE Florida prepares for possible hurricane

As Tropical Storm Erika continues to cut a path that could bring it to Florida as a hurricane early next week, emergency operations centers in northeast Florida are only at a preparation level 3, the lowest level, but aren't just sitting idly by.


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.


Staying safe during hurricane evacuations

Departments across Florida are prepping for a possible hurricane hitting Florida, including the Florida Department of Transportation who has a plan together in case evacuations become necessary.


Murder suspect manhunt ends in Virginia

The manhunt for a man suspected of killing his estranged wife and another woman in a home in the World Golf Village area ended Thursday, during a traffic stop outside St. Johns County, police said. 


Ebron to appear in court for escape plan

The man who is considered the prime suspect in the disappearance of 21-month-old Lonzie Barton will appear before a judge Friday on new charges, after police said he was planning to escape from jail.


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Savannah State University killed in shooting

Authorities are investigating after a shooting at Savannah State University killed a student and prompted a lockdown at the Georgia school Thursday night.


Driver in serious condition after crash

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is reporting a crash with injuries has all southbound lanes of San Jose Blvd. shut down at Julington Creek Rd.


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Businesses outraged by ruling to help fast-food unions

Businesses are outraged by a decision that makes it easier to unionize fast-food workers and other low wage employees that make up a growing part of the U.S. economy.


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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.


Jaguars host 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.


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.


National Archives and Records Administration

On this day: August 28

Pepsi and UPS are born, Emmett Till is murdered, Martin Luther King Jr. shares his dream, and Prince Charles and Princess Diana divorce, all on this day.



Popular chew toy blamed for dog's death

VIDEO: A family says their 5-year-old dog was playing with a toy when they noticed something was wrong.

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11 a.m. Tropical Storm Erika update

Meteorologist Richard Nunn looks at the latest position, strength and forecast path for Tropical Storm Erika.

Clay County preps for Erika

Clay County emergency management personnel are working to make sure residents have what they need ahead of the storm.

Lifeguards' message as Erika approaches

Tropical Storm Erika is heading toward Florida and local lifeguards have warnings for beachgoers.

Eyes on Tropical Storm Erika, weekend forecast

Possible showers for tailgaters tonight; major questions about where Erika will be on Monday.

Budget hearings winding down

Friday could be the last day of budget talks as the council takes a look at pay raises, public-service grants and other issues.


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