Erika dissipates; no longer a tropical storm

Even though the storm has lost its tropical characteristics, the moisture is still there and headed toward Florida.

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.

1 dead, 1 hospitalized in JTB crash

One person is dead and another is hospitalized after a driver lost control and crashed into a wooded area on the Sanctuary Boulevard on ramp of JTB.

2 juveniles shot outside pool hall

Early Saturday morning, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting on 103rd Street where shots fired at three young people from a vehicle hit one juvenile in the abdomen and another in the arm.

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. 

Domestic dispute leaves 2 shot, 1 dead

The Jacksonville Sheriff's office responded late Friday night to a burglary and shooting on Gibson Road. A woman had reported her house being broken into by an ex- boyfriend. 

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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Tanker truck fire closes I-95 for hours

The cab of a tractor-trailer carrying diesel fuel caught fire on Interstate 95 just after 4 p.m. Saturday. The firefighting and cleanup kept all northbound lanes closed for more than two hours.

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Flagler Co. stands down state of emergency

Flagler County has ordered all operations to return to normal after ordering a state of emergency on Friday.

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.

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. 

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Suspect arrested in shooting death of Texas sheriff’s deputy

A suspect was arrested Saturday in connection with the execution-style shooting of Deputy Darren H. Goforth at a Houston-area gas station, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said.

The cost behind hurricane preparedness

Emergency management officials across Florida and in Jacksonville, as well as the Red Cross, are continuing to remind people of the need to stay prepared for the threat of Tropical Storm Erika and other major storms by keeping supplies on hand in the event of an emergency.

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.

Florida Museum of Natural History photo by Gifford Waters

St. Augustine excavation site opens to public

The remains of the oldest stone mission church completed in colonial Spanish Florida are open to the public as University of Florida archaeologists return to the site during the 450th anniversary of St. Augustine.

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.

Hearing set for mom who drove 3 kids into ocean

A hearing is set for Monday for a South Carolina mother who drove her three children into the ocean off Daytona Beach.

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.

AP photo by Stephen B. Morton

Jaguars fall to Lions, 22-17

Blake Bortles was the story again for Jacksonville (1-2). He completed 20 of 29 passes for 245 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for 38 yards, including two third-down scrambles that kept scoring drives alive.

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 named the place he would settle for Spain for a Catholic saint.


Erika could still cause flooding in Florida

Erika is no longer a tropical storm, but could still bring heavy rains and spark flooding as it heads to Florida from the Caribbean, the National Hurricane Center said Saturday.

Gov. Rick Scott urged residents to remain vigilant even though Erika has...

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.

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.

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.

Flooding still a concern in Clay County

While Erika dissipates, flooding remains a concern in Clay County. The Division of Emergency Management is warning people who live along the North and South Prongs of Black Creek about the potential for flooding over the next few days.

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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.

Nick Adams/Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Veterans with PTSD praise audio-therapy

Neuropsychologist George Lindenfeld in Asheville, North Carolina, says a hand-held gizmo called the Bio-Acoustical Utilization Device (BAUD) can be used to help treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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. 

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.

Jaguars reduce roster to 75 players

The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived veteran receiver Tandon Doss and 11 others to reduce their roster to 75 players.

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