Erika continues to track west, drench islands

5 AM UPDATE: Tropical Storm Erika's forecast track continues to bring heavy rains to Haiti. 

Arrest made in St. Johns County manhunt

The manhunt for a man suspected of killing his estranged wife and another woman in a home in the World Golf Village area ended Thursday, during a traffic stop outside St. Johns County, police said. 

Police: Girl takes back story on assault

A young teenager who said she was dragged into the woods by a man and forced to perform a sex act early Friday morning has recanted her story, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Murder suspect manhunt ends in Virginia

The manhunt for a man suspected of killing his estranged wife and another woman in a home in the World Golf Village area ended Thursday after a traffic stop outside St. Johns County, police said. 

Police: Ebron planned to escape from jail

The man who is considered the prime suspect in the disappearance of 21-month-old Lonzie Barton was hit with new charges Thursday after police said he was planning to escape from jail.

Driver in serious condition after crash

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is reporting a crash with injuries has all southbound lanes of San Jose Blvd. shut down at Julington Creek Rd.

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Flagler Co. declares state of emergency

Flagler County became the first county in Northeast Florida to declare a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Erika continues its track toward the state.

Ebron appears in court on escape charges

The man considered the prime suspect in the disappearance of 21-month-old Lonzie Barton appeared before a judge Friday on new charges after police said he was planning to escape from jail.

Do you live in an evacuation zone?

While Tropical Storm Erika continues to move closer to the state of Florida, emergency officials urge residents to "know your zone." Duval County has six different color-coded zones that are not only dependent on the intensity of the storm, but flooding and storm surge. 

Keeping lights on when a hurricane hits

One of the major concerns with a hurricane hitting Florida is the loss of power that comes with falling trees and downed power lines and as Tropical Storm Erika continues to build and head toward the coast, more and more people are preparing to deal with the loss of power that can sometimes take weeks to restore.

Tropical Storm Erika hits island of Dominica hard

The physical damage to Dominica is worse than first thought and the emotional toll from Tropical Storm Erika, which killed at least 20 people on the tiny Caribbean island, is substantial, the nation's Prime Minister said Friday night.

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Officials monitor Black Creek as storm nears

The deputy director of emergency management in Clay County expects high waters to be a concern for people who live near Black Creek as Tropical Storm Erika churns toward Northeast Florida.

Vigil held for slain mothers

People in St. Johns County gathered Friday night to remember two women who were shot and killed Thursday.

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Savannah State student killed in shooting

Authorities are investigating after a shooting at Savannah State University killed a student and prompted a lockdown at the Georgia school Thursday night.

Jaguars host Lions Friday

Of all the preseason games, the third one is the most critical for most teams. It’s the game where the starters play the most and given a chance, players who want to make the team throughout the rest of the roster have to show something in this game.

Homicide fugitive caught in Gainesville

A fugitive wanted in a Green Cove Springs homicide has been cornered in Gainesville, according to the Alachua County Sheriff's Office.

JSO: Man tried to lure student into car

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a man who tried to lure a girl into his car.

Nearby gunfire forces lock down of school

Shots fired three blocks from a Jacksonville elementary school forced a lock down of the school Friday afternoon, police said.

Woman hurt after tree falls on car dies

Police have identified a 57-year-old woman who suffered life-threatening injuries after a tree landed on her car Thursday, causing a crash.

Minimum wage increase proposed in House

A House Democrat filed a bill Friday that calls for increasing the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour.

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Ex-prep student acquitted of felony rape

A New Hampshire jury on Friday convicted Owen Labrie of five counts -- including one felony -- in connection with the sexual assault of another student at a prestigious boarding school, but it acquitted him of more serious charges.

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450 years ago: St. Augustine sighted, named

On August 28, 1565, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sailed into what appeared to be a hospitable inlet in what is now northeast Florida. He name the place he would settle for Spain for a Catholic saint.

Staying safe during hurricane evacuations

Departments across Florida are prepping for a possible hurricane hitting Florida, including the Florida Department of Transportation who has a plan together in case evacuations become necessary.

What should be in a hurricane kit?

As Tropical Storm Erika threatens to hit Florida, first responders in Northeast Florida are encouraging people to prepare for the potential impact now, before it's too late.

Brothers convicted in murder, kidnapping

Twin brothers were found guilty Thursday of first-degree murder, kidnapping and robbery.

Are beaches ready to handle hurricane?

As Tropical Storm Erika continues to move toward the state, some living along the coast of Northeast Florida are already getting ready, even though the storm is still days away.

2 men convicted in Jax Beach shooting

Two men have been convicted in connection with a shooting at a 7-Eleven store in Jacksonville Beach, state attorneys say.

Ruben Ebron back in court with ex-girlfriend

Ruben Ebron, The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office's prime suspect in the disappearance of 21-month-old Lonzie Barton, was in court Thursday on a separate civil matter regarding his ex-girlfriend.

JSO: Man shot in leg on Southside

A man is recovering in the hospital after being shot during a dispute with another person on Southside Thursday evening.

Jax man gets 20 years in fatal DUI crash

A man accused of driving under the influence and striking another vehicle head-on was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison, state attorneys say.

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