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Teens charged in killing of gopher tortoise

Two Orange Park teenagers who posted a disturbing video online of themselves torturing and killing a gopher tortoise have been arrested, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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Carjackers run over, kill 3 kids

Three children helping their mother operate a fruit stand were killed Friday when a stolen SUV plowed into a small crowd on a Philadelphia street corner.

A 10-year-old boy was pronounced dead on the scene, and his 7-year-old brother and 15-year-old si...

I-295 crash

Man critical after truck hits I-295 guardrail

A 57-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 295 on the Westside on Friday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

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Girls post video of them killing tortoise

Two Orange Park teenage girls posted a video online of them abusing and killing a gopher tortoise, which the FWC says is a threatened species. The father of one of the girls tells News4Jax he is outraged by the acts against the small tortoise.

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Lawmaker mistakes US officials for representatives of India

Rep. Curt Clawson, a congressman for all of one month, made an embarrassing mistake this week when he confused two Obama administration officials with representatives from India.

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Woman shot in neck at Red Roof Inn

A woman was shot in the neck at a Red Roof Inn on the Westside on Friday morning, according to Jacksonville police.

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Big rigs crash, cause I-95 backup

Two tractor-trailers were involved in a crash in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95, just north of International Golf Parkway, on Friday afternoon.

2 men shot in liquor store drive-through

One man is in critical condition and another man is recovering after the two were shot during a drive-by in Northwest Jacksonville late Thursday night, according to police.

Study: Smoking vs. obesity

A new study looked at whether smoking or obesity takes more years off a person's life and some may find the results surprising.

Chick-fil-A suspect

Deputies try to ID suspect in Chick-fil-A incident

Deputies in Clay County are asking for the public's help in identifying and finding a suspect in an incident from March in which a firearm was discharged in the parking lot of a Chick-fil-A in Orange Park.

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FHP: 5-year-old girl dead in 2-car collision

A 5-year-old girl from New York is dead and four others are hurt after a two-vehicle collision Thursday morning on Waldo Road in Alachua County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Betty Brunson

Police: Woman left 5 kids in hot car

A 23-year-old Jacksonville woman is charged with five counts of child neglect after police said she left five children in a car in 92-degree heat Wednesday while getting a job application form at a Northside business.


Toys collected for kids in hospital

Wolfson Children's Hospital collected toys Friday for their patients during what it calls its off-season.

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Cops: Driver reports 'murder' to avoid ticket

Police in Brevard County say a man pulled over for speeding in Central Florida called 911 to report an impending murder in hopes of getting out of his ticket

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Accusations against Jax animal shelter

Is the city of Jacksonville killing animals that should still be alive? That's one of the allegations emerging about Animal Care and Protective Services from an anonymous emailer.

Uproar continues over girls killing tortoise

A video of two Orange Park teenage girls torturing and killing a gopher tortoise went viral this week, sending social media into an uproar. A lot of the response to the girls was pretty nasty, but one teenager who knows them said he wants to do something positive about it.

Tornado touches down in Central Fla.

As a tornado tore through the Massey Ranch Air Park in Central Florida, several people were inside the hangars, said fire officials.

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Khan: Important to act soon on Shipyards

Our news partner the Financial News & Daily Record reports Jaguars owner Shad Khan expects to make a proposal to the city in the next couple of weeks to redevelop the riverfront acreage.

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Man claims his penis was mistakenly amputated

An Alabama man has filed a lawsuit accusing doctors of mistakenly amputating his penis during a routine circumcision.

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Man arrested in beach fatal hit-and-run

Jacksonville Beach police have arrested a man in connection with the fatal hit-and-run crash of a 25-year-old man on Third Street early July 5.

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New red light cameras will be installed

The installation of four new red-light cameras has begun in Jacksonville, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Church marches against violence, drugs

Greater Moncrief Missionary Baptist Church organized a march Friday night to unite the city after a recent surge in violence.

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Man speaks after surviving truck accident

Robert Jones, who worked at Discount Seafood for nearly 30 years, suffered minor injuries when a tractor-trailer crashed into the store Wednesday. He tells News4Jax he is still in shock over what happened.

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Men steal master key from postal worker

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of two men who robbed a postal worker in South Florida.

Woman sentenced to prison for marriage fraud

A Tampa woman is heading to federal prison for 15 months after her conviction on charges of conspiring to commit marriage fraud.

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City: Puppy mill operators given citations

The city of Jacksonville’s Animal Care and Protective Services has issued citations against a Westside man accused of operating a puppy mill with his family.

City gives large grant to church by mistake

A mix-up with the city mistakenly gives a $18,000 grant to the wrong organization.

Car recovered in gas station killing

The red car being sought by police in the killing of a 21-year-old man at a BP gas station Monday night has been recovered, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

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Prosecutor wants extension in Shirk case

Special Prosecutor Bill Cervone is asking Gov. Rick Scott for more time to look into suspected improprieties in Public Defender Matt Shirk's office.

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Man shoots, kills burglar who yells 'I'm pregnant!'

Tom Greer says he fought back when he was attacked by intruders at his Southern California home. Then he got his gun and fired at them and they ran.

The 80-year-old homeowner says one of the fleeing burglars, a woman, shouted, "I'm pregnant!" He shot ...

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