Lonzie search: 379 tips received; reward increased to $10,500

The search for 21-month-old Lonzie Barton expands into areas north of the Trout River and east of Interstate 95 as police continue to track the travel of the suspect's orange 1995 Honda Civic between 7 p.m. Thursday and 2 a.m. Friday. |

UNCUT: Thursday's police update on search

Search for Lonzie expands to Northside

New tips in the search for 21-month-old Lonzie Barton have police expanding their appeal for help in tracking the movements of the suspect's orange 1995 Honda Civic with a black hood between 7 p.m. Thursday and 2 a.m. Friday.  

Coast Guard: Teen boaters search continues

Coast Guard and state officials visited the Florida home of one of two missing teenage boaters Wednesday, and a spokesman told news reporters the search for the boys is still "active and open."

Police: Teacher charged with molestation

News4Jax is learning more about a former Duval County teacher was was arrested last week on charges of molesting a third-grader in his classroom.

Baker County comes out for Lonzie

Hundreds of people came together Wednesday night to pray for Lonzie Barton and support his family as they continue to search for the missing 21-month-old.

Nurse arrested on child porn charges

A nurse in Nassau County has been arrested and charged with receiving child pornography over the Internet and is facing up to 20 years in a federal prison.

Convicted felon arrested in SWAT standoff

A convicted murderer is behind bars again, facing seven felony charges including battery, kidnapping, firing into an occupied dwelling, child cruelty and weapons charges, along with violation of probation., after a standoff with police Wednesday morning.

Report: 4-year-old choked by older boy dies

A 4-year-old boy has died one day after he was choked to the point of unconsciousness by an 11-year-old boy, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office

Prosecutor: O'Connell's death not homicide

An outside prosecutor tasked with investigating the 2010 death of a St. Johns County deputy's girlfriend says it doesn't appear to be a murder.

Patients having trouble getting pain medication

In a fight to get pill poppers off the street, News4Jax investigates how the war on drugs is turning innocent patients into victims.

What's next in missing child case?

With the possibility of a body not being immediately found in the search for Lonzie Barton, many people are asking what that means for Ruben Ebron, the prime suspect in the disappearance of the 21-month-old.

Florida's unclaimed cash team visits Jax

The state of Florida has unclaimed items, including old bank accounts, watches, jewelry, coins, stamps and historical items. Some of it could be yours. There's a phone bank tonight on News4Jax and auction on Saturday.

Police: Lonzie has right not to be 'thrown out as garbage'

AMBER ALERT UPDATE: Five days into the search for 21-month-old Lonzie Barton, the man directing the search said investigators will continue to search until there are "no more questions without answers."

Man gets life sentence for killing, beheading girlfriend

A South Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his girlfriend and cutting off her head.

Courtesy U.S. Geological Survey

Python over 18 feet long caught in Everglades

National Park Service officials say they captured a Burmese python over 18 feet long along a popular wildlife-watching trail in Everglades National Park.

Anger arises from killing of Cecil the lion

An American hunter and Minnesota dentist offered an apology but remains a target of criticism and scorn after admitting he killed a lion in the African nation of Zimbabwe, but said he thought it was a permitted, legal hunt.

Divers searching for Lonzie find car in pond

Divers searching a pond near Bowden Road and Interstate 95 late Tuesday morning found a submerged Mazda RX-7 with what they believe are remains inside of a person who had been missing since 2003.

Community rallies to support searchers

An overwhelming number of people have brought water, snacks and supplies to help investigators searching for missing toddler Lonzie Barton.

Sheriff absent during search for small boy

During the past six days of searching for Lonzie Barton, there have been hundreds of officers and top brass at the Sheriff’s Office and on the scene, but the one person who has not been seen is Jacksonville’s new Sheriff Mike Williams.

Man killed in 2-vehicle crash on I-75

One man is dead after a two-vehicle crash Wednesday on Interstate 75 at about 5:37 p.m.

Authorities release Sandra Bland jail video

Authorities in Waller County, Texas, released hours of jail video on Tuesday in an effort to knock down the idea that Sandra Bland was dead before she was brought to jail.

Bland, 28, was found dead in her cell three days after she was arrested for all...

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Source: Debris a match for a Boeing 777

Boeing investigators are confident that debris found on a remote island in the Indian Ocean comes from a 777 aircraft, according to a source close to the investigation.

An international team of aviation experts is trying to determine if that airplane ...

Site shows nude pics of high school girls

Clicking on a site's web links reveals hundreds of nude photographs of current and former high school students, all of which have been posted by anonymous users.

Understanding what makes an Amber Alert

For seven days Jacksonville has been under an Amber Alert for Lonzie Barton that has now gone nationwide, but now that the case has turned into a homicide investigation, many people are wondering is the alert still needed.

How safe is your hospital?

We trust hospitals to help make us well. What we don’t expect is to get sick in a hospital.

Car insurance secrets revealed

Consumer Reports' two-year investigation analyzed billions of quotes and reveals how your credit score can boost your car insurance rates even more than a drunk driving conviction.


Inspections of Planned Parenthoods ordered

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is ordering state health officials to inspect Planned Parenthood offices to ensure they are obeying the law when performing abortions.

Man joyrides on Fla. jail lawn, ends up in jail

A Florida man winds up behind bars after he turned donuts in his car on the jail lawn

Almost August, when tropics wake up

Hurricane forecasters are watching three systems in the tropics that have potential to develop. One in the Pacific Ocean could become a major hurricane and threaten Hawaii in about a week.

Teacher accused of duct-taping child's eyes suspended

A Hillsborough County music teacher has been suspended without pay after being accused of duct-taping a kindergartener's eyes.

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