Lenny Curry, Mike Williams take oaths

A theme of optimism and unity was evident at Wednesday's joint inauguration ceremony of Mayor Lenny Curry and Sheriff Mike Williams.


Prescription drug ring busted at state prison

A former corrections officer and prison major at Florida State Prison have been charged in connection with prescription drug trafficking out of the prison after a four-month investigation dubbed Operation Checkered Flag.


Deputies: Mom of teen made meth at home

A 38-year-old woman is facing drug and child cruelty charges after a welfare check by the Department of Children and Families turned up a meth lab in her home.


Complaints of curfew not being enforced

The new mandatory curfew law went into effect Monday night and has made it illegal for minors to gather in public areas between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday.


3-year-old wanders from day care

The Florida Department of Children and Families has launched an investigation into the Head Start program at Rufus Payne Elementary School after they say a 3-year-old wandered away from the facility Monday. 


Storm damage throughout the region

Early Tuesday evening, a line of storms moved though the region left many homeowners clearing their property. 


Police: Men stole money from drink machine

The Lake City Police Department was searching for two men wanted for breaking into a drink machine at a laundromat and stealing several hundred dollars.



White House begins its crackdown on colleges

The Obama administration is cracking the whip on for-profit colleges.


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Florida leaders react to US, Cuba ties

The United States and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in their capital cities, a major step in restoring ties after more than 50 years of hostilities. What do elected officials from Florida think of this development?


Meet first family behind new mayor

As Lenny Curry prepares to take the oath of office as Jacksonville's next mayor, we're learning more about his closest supporters: his wife, Molly, and three elementary-age children children.


UF Health CEO says funding fight not over

The CEO of UF Health said his doomsday prediction of a hospital shutdown was stayed by the approval of $94.8 million in Low Income Pool funding from the state Legislature.


Travel expected to rise for holiday weekend

More than 41 million Americans are expected to pack up and travel for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, according to AAA.


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NASCAR offers Confederate flag swap

Daytona International Speedway will not ban the Confederate flag from track property this weekend, but will offer an American flag in exchange for those who wish to fly it on property.


Summer's most disgusting health concerns

Hurray, summer is finally here. However, you need to watch out for these all-too-common health hazards that accompany the nice weather.


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Celebrities with July birthdays

If you've got a birthday coming up in July and wonder which famous stars might be celebrating along with you, wonder no more.


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On this day: July 1

The Battle of Gettysburg begins, America's first zoo opens, the first Tour de France starts, the Sony Walkman hits the market, the PG-13 movie rating is introduced, and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill breaks an unfortunate record, all on this day.



Couple married for 75 years dies together

VIDEO: A couple married for 75 years died in each other's arms.

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Dispatcher leads police to double murder suspect

A man who Tennessee authorities said killed his inlaws before driving to Jacksonville was arrested early Tuesday morning.

Humpday Forecast

A hot afternoon with highs in the 90s.  Late day isolated showers and storms.  

Governor's commission meets to discuss hospital funding

The commission meeting around the state comes to Jacksonville today to hear from UF Health and other area hospitals.

New Mayor & Sheriff to be sworn in on Inauguration Day

News4Jax's Elizabeth Campbell gives us a preview of how the city is  gearing up for Inauguration Day.


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