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Middle school suicide rate increases

Another 21.5% have seriously thought about killing themselves

Silent drowning: Myths on swim dangers

News4Jax looks into several myths about swimming dangers that could mean the difference between life or death in the water.

Christmas comes early for kids at hospital

Businesses and community members donated hundreds of toys for Wolfson's "Christmas in July" fundraiser.


Free sports physicals available

Duval County middle and high school students are eligible for free physicals on Saturday, Aug. 1, but they have to register through their coach or athletic director.

Kenson Gilles, 38-years-old, drowns in Tampa pool as he played with his daughters.  He had never learned how to swim.

Learn to Swim: Save a Life

They were terrified of the water, but realized it wasn't as scary as they thought to learn.

Movie highlights suicide prevention

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention North Florida Chapter says it is hosting a free movie premiere of "Hope Bridge" at San Marco Theatre.

Increase in foster care homes in Florida

The Florida Department of Children and Families as well as the Community-Based Care agencies have just announced that the state has more than 1,380 new foster families. 

SJC schools can't keep up with growth

St. Johns County residents will soon decide whether there will be a half-cent sales tax to help pay for schools, which are dealing with exponential county growth, school board officials said.

Jacksonville Zoo named among top 25 in US

TripAdvisor has named the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens as one of the top 25 zoos in the United States, based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for zoo and aquariums worldwide. 

Can your toddler slip out of your home?

News4Jax sets up hidden cameras to test a 3-year-old.  See how easy it is for a toddler to become an escape artist.  It's a safety alert for all parents and guardians.

2 ships return after 7-month deployment

More than 4,000 military families shared hugs and kisses Monday morning when two ships returned to Mayport Naval Station from seven months in the Middle East.

Can you trust lifeguard watching your child?

How do you know the lifeguard who is watching your child in the pool has what it takes to save your child if they get in trouble in the water? There are warning signs you can spot to tell if lifeguards aren't as…

Memorable Birthdays

  • Morning Show Recognizes First Birthdays

    Every day on the morning show, Channel 4 features babies on their first birthday. Learn how to send the photos and when to watch.

    Milestone birthdays

    Channel 4 also honors significant birthdays, whether it be a centennial or beyond, a sweet 16, or something in between.  Here's an outlet to celebrate those milestones by submitting their photo, birth date, and a sentence or two about the person being honored.

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