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Children overheat on bus

District investigates after hot bus incident

The school district is investigating after a mother said two of her children had to go the hospital Wednesday with heat exhaustion after they were left on a hot school bus.

Janelle Davis

Woman arrested in fatal beach hit-and-run

A 32-year-old woman wanted on charges of tampering with evidence and accessory after the fact in the fatal hit-and-run crash of a 25-year-old man on Third Street was booked into the Duval County jail Wednesday night and bonded out early Thursday…

EverBank Field experience

City to pay more for extra UF-UGA seats

City leaders learned Thursday the city will be paying $1.6 million a year to add more seats to EverBank Field for the annual Florida-Georgia game.

Christopher Hoffman on trial

Jury deliberating in beating death case

After the six-member jury hears closing arguments from prosecutors and defense attorneys, jurors begin deliberations to decide if Christopher Hoffman should be convicted of murder, some lesser charge or not guilty in the beating death of a 19…

Gay Marriage Wedding Rings

US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

A federal judge has declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.

Fire victims makeshift memorial

Kids playing with lighter caused fire that killed 4

A fire that killed a 53-year-old woman and her three grandchildren in June was caused by children playing with a lighter in the front bedroom of the house, according to the State Fire Marshal's Office.

Morrill family

Crash victim, father of 4, cared for others

Jeffrey Morrill remains on life support with severe brain damage after he was involved in a hit-and-run crash while riding his motorcycle Tuesday afternoon.


911 call: 'I am completely trapped'

The 911 call made by a woman who was in a car with her son and dog when two trees fell on it was released Thursday.

JFRD ambulance

Fire lieutenant files sex harassment suit

A lieutenant with Jacksonville Fire-Rescue has sued the department and the city, claiming she was exposed to sexually inappropriate materials and behavior, and when she complained about it, she was targeted for retaliation and discipline.

Caleb Ruh

Flagler Co. man guilty in 'sexsomnia' case

A Flagler man was found guilty Wednesday of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child.

Joshua Delong

Cops: Bar patrons beat man accused of leaving kids in car

Bar patrons in Ocala allegedly dragged a man out of the establishment and beat him after learning that he left his kids alone for hours in a car, police say.


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