Police revisit Southside in scaled back search

After 270 law enforcement and search personnel searched Friday for 21-month-old Lonzie Barton, police say much of the area they wanted to search is complete and the size and scope of the search is being scaled back. 

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Ruben Ebron sticks to story in interview

The man police call a suspect in the disappearance of 21-month-old Lonzie Barton told a local weekly newspaper, "I told them everything I know," and says investigators are trying to make him sound like a monster.

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Prayers go up for Lonzie to come home

Dozens gathered at a Northside church Friday evening to pray for the safe return of missing toddler Lonzie Barton.

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Face of search keeps focus on Lonzie

Chief Tom Hackney, with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, who has become the face of the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of toddler Lonzie Barton, has often gotten personal in his daily updates on the case.

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Missing Gainesville girl found

The Gainesville police department says a missing 11-year-old has been found.


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Coast Guard ends search for teen boaters

After hundreds of rescue workers fanned out across a massive swath of the Atlantic for a full week, the Coast Guard's search for two teenage fishermen ended Friday, a heart-rending decision for families so convinced the boys could be alive they're pressing on with their own hunt.

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Sister says woman convicted of killing unborn baby was defending herself

The sister of a 36-year-old woman convicted of shooting a pregnant woman in the stomach and killing her unborn child said she has questions about the verdict.

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1 firefighter dies; thousands battle CA fires

A firefighter battling one of the large wildfires burning in California died in the line of duty this week, the U.S. Forest Service said.

David Ruhl of Rapid City, South Dakota, lost his life fighting the Frog Fire in far northern California's Modoc N...

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Deputies: Mobile meth lab busted

A possible mobile meth lab was busted Friday night in St. Augustine, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.

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FDOT releases findings on Buckman Bridge

The Florida Department of Transportation released a 50-page safety study on the Buckman Bridge Friday after questions were raised regarding safety and the height of the bridge's railings.

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How fast are streetlight requests answered?

Since a deadly shooting in Riverside, JEA has installed three streetlights in the area at the request of the city. News4Jax questioned whether every request made for streetlights receives such a quick response.

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UF chosen to pilot campus safety program

The University of Florida is one of the first schools in the country that will begin using a series of online self-assessment tools to improve campus safety programs in nine areas including sexual violence, threat assessment and mental health.

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Over $700,000 to be auctioned off Saturday

People throughout Jacksonville will soon have money coming their way after the Florida Department of Financial Services put a call out to the public, asking them to claim money they didn’t know they had that was being held by the state.

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Georgia back-to-school tax free begins

On Friday and Saturday in Georgia, some clothing, most schools supplies and computers up to $1,000 will be exempt from sales tax.

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Jaguars casting wide net for returner

One of the battles to keep an eye on during Jaguars training camp is who will be the main kick and punt returner. Ace Sanders filled the role last season but was cut prior to the start of training camp. 

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Fitness apps fail to meet guidelines

Are you planning on ramping up your exercise regimen this summer? There may not be an app for that -- at least not a reliable one.

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Carjacker shoots self with baby in car

A family recounts a violent carjacking that ended in the suspect's suicide.

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Expect inland showers and possibly heavy rain, with passing mid day to afternoon showers pushing across our area.

Second Saturday dawns in search for Lonzie

The search for the 21-month-old missing for nine days will be smaller Saturday, only focused on Jacksonville's Southside.

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