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Man found dead in smoking apartment

A man was found dead in his Northside home Tuesday afternoon after smoke was seen coming from the apartment, according to Jacksonville police.

Errin Brooks

Information sought on teen's killing

People in a northwest Jacksonville neighborhood where a 17-year-old boy was found dead have more questions than answers Tuesday night.

RELATED: Kids headed to school find teen's body |

Jacksonville Beach police car

Police: Teens carjacked, kidnapped man

Three Jacksonville Beach teenagers are facing felony charges for their involvement in a violent carjacking and kidnapping during the Springing the Blues Festival earlier this month.

Good Samaritan safety

Samaritans robbed during good deeds

Jacksonville police are looking for three people who they say shot a man in the face after pretending they needed help changing a tire on a car.

RELATED: 3 sought after good Samaritan shot |

USS Hue City

Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy

Fire breaks out on Navy ship at sea

A Navy ship that deployed Friday from Mayport is returning after a fire broke out onboard Monday night.

Dozier facial composite

DNA, X-rays used to ID school remains

A researcher from the University of South Florida said Tuesday that a team of forensic experts is using DNA, skeletal analysis and digital X-rays to identify the remains from a former reform school on the Panhandle.


City attorney questions DHS probe

Jacksonville General Counsel Cindy Laquidara is questioning why the department is reviewing a $6 million grant it gave to the city. That money is being used to train new firefighters.

South Korean ship 2

Hundreds on sinking South Korean passenger ship

Rescue boats and helicopters scrambled to pluck passengers, most of them high school students, from a ferry as it listed and slowly sank off the southwest coast of South Korea on Wednesday.

It's unclear exactly how many of the 477 people on board wer...

Police lights

Hazardous spill slows MLK traffic

Traffic was tied up on the Martin Luther King Expressway Tuesday at the exit for the Hart Bridge Expressway while crews worked to clean up a gas leak.

Riverwalk reconstruction

Committee OKs $2M more for Riverwalk

Amid criticism of Jacksonville's mayor for leaving City Council in the dark about lack of funds to build the last 900 feet of the Southbank Riverwalk, the finance committee unanimously approved increasing the budget to $17 million.

New U

Naturalization ceremony held in Jax

During a small, intimate setting inside the Mandarin Library on Kori road Tuesday afternoon, 56 people became citizens of the United States.


Local man remembers Boston bombing

A local man who snapped a photo of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is remembering what happened one year ago.

couple on couch with TV remote and popcorn

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America's 8 worst habits

From drinking too much soda to slacking on the couch, iVillage rates Americans' worst habits. Are your vices among them?

Virginia Tech shootings sign

Rick Wilking/Reuters

On this day: April 16

LSD's creator drops acid (accidentally) for the first time, Martin Luther King writes his "Letter from Birmingham Jail," The Rolling Stones release their debut album, and tragedy strikes Virginia Tech, all on this day.

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