Officials search St. Johns River for boy

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are searching the St. Johns River in Palatka for a 9-year-old boy.

FHP: 1 dead in crash on I-95 at I-10

One person died Saturday afternoon in a crash on Interstate 95, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

JSO: Pedestrian struck by car dies

A woman was struck by a car while crossing the street and later died, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Gunmen in Mandarin fight, shooting sought

Jacksonville police are investigating a shooting in the Mandarin area.

Sheriff's hopeful to stay night in Grand Park

Sheriff's candidate Ken Jefferson announced he will stay overnight in a high-crime area in Jacksonville.

'Guns N' Hoses' event benefits charities

Amateur fighters with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and Fire Rescue went head-to-head Saturday night for the annual Guns and Hoses charity boxing event.

Woman: Body found in car is my brother's

A woman says she believes the human remains found in a car pulled from the Ribault River Thursday afternoon are her brother's.

Murder site becomes community garden

The vacant lot where the home of Somer's Thompson's killer once stood was transformed into a place the community can grow fruits and vegetables.

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Center evacuates, wheelchair set on fire

The Baya Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lake City was evacuated Saturday evening after a wheelchair was set on fire.

Lowe's won't honor $298 price on fridge

The price tag at a Lowe's store on Jacksonville's Westside showed a refrigerator was being sold 90 percent off the original price, but when a military couple went to buy it, the store told them the price was mistake and the store wouldn't honor the price.

Scammer finds creative ways to steal IDs

A unique, inside look on how a con-artist may try to steal your identity.

University of Florida football player arrested after armed robbery

Gainesville police arrested a University of Florida football player Saturday in connection with an armed home invasion robbery. Investigators say JC Jackson turned himself in to authorities.

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Hundreds feared dead as migrant boat capsizes

It was the latest in a series of dangerous voyages as hundreds of men, women and children boarded a boat in Libya, hoping to make it safely to Europe.

But after a couple of days at sea, in the dark of night Saturday, the ship was in distress in the Me...

Many partake in Operation Green Light

About 1,200 people came out Saturday for Operation Green Light, the one day when Clerk of Courts offices in Florida waive their collection agency surcharge which can sometimes add 40 percent.

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Scooter rider killed in Buckman Bridge crash

A man killed just after midnight Friday in an accident on the Buckman Bridge leaves behind a wife and 4-year-old daughter.

Brown, Curry advance to runoff for mayor

Incumbent Mayor Alvin Brown got the most votes in Jacksonville's election, but Republican challenger Lenny Curry forced the incumbent into a runoff in May.

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Mega Pet Adoption event underway

More than a thousand puppies, kittens, dogs and cats are looking for homes at the First Coast No More Homeless Pets Mega Adoption Event.

1 hurt in US 17 crash in Fleming Island

U.S. 17 and Eagle Harbor Parkway has reopened after a traffic crash where one person was sent to UF health with injuries.

Isolated severe storms possible too

Tornado Watch possible for Jacksonville

DCF suffers major security breach

A state employee is behind bars after accessing the personal information of thousands of Floridians.

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Biologists hope lice can attack peppers

Biologists may soon have another biological weapon in their war against the infamous Brazilian pepper tree: an army of jumping plant lice.

FDOT issues order on Liberty St. collapse

The Florida Department of Transportation issued an order to the City of Jacksonville regarding the area where Liberty Street collapsed into the river.

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Christie questions if Obama cares about U.S.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie questioned Friday whether President Barack Obama cares about the United States, adding that, more than six years into Obama's presidency, "we still don't even know" who he is.

"I feel like we really have had a President ...

Tampa Bay Times

Stetson professor glad he lost 'Gideon' case

Bruce Jacob was 27 years old in 1963 when he argued before the U.S. Supreme Court that Clarence Earl Gideon didn't have a right to a court-appointed attorney. But Jacob says he really believed in the other side.

TV ad takes shot at opponent's career

A new television ad for the Mike Williams campaign is gaining a lot of attention, taking a shot at the career of his opponent, Democrat Ken Jefferson.

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Australian PM downs beer in 7 seconds

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been caught on camera guzzling a glass of beer in seven seconds amid raucous cheers from onlookers.

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Record cocaine bust made by France in Caribbean

French customs officers say they have seized more than 2 tons of cocaine aboard a sailboat that was falsely flying an American flag in the Caribbean.

The drugs, whose value is estimated at more than $105 million, are the biggest cocaine seizure ever c...

World Health Organization

13 dead from mysterious ailment in Nigeria

A mysterious affliction has killed at least 13 people in southwestern Nigeria, leaving health officials scrambling to determine its cause. The 18 cases have all occurred in Nigeria's Ondo state since April 13.

Edgewood Bakery reopens after battle

An iconic bakery in Murray Hill has reopened more than six weeks after a legal battle with Stache Investments -- owned by Jaguars owner Shad Khan -- ended with Khan gaining majority ownership.

30 sea turtles released back into ocean

Thirty Kemp's ridley sea turtles were released back into the ocean Saturday afternoon at Little Talbot Island State Park, according to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

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