Dad arrested for truancy shares story

Forty-four Duval County parents are facing misdemeanor charges because their children missed too many days of school. One of those parents told News4Jax why his son missed so many days of school.

SJC sergeant held in child custody case

A St. Johns County Sheriff's Office sergeant arrested Tuesday night in Nassau County on a charge of interference with child custody of a minor made her first appearance in court Wednesday morning.

44 accused of not sending kids to school

The State Attorney's Office, along with the help of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, said it's serving warrants on 44 parents who have repeatedly failed to send their children to elementary school.

IMAGES: Mug shots of parents arrested

Cops: Woman shoots man at Gateway Mall

A woman shot a man at the Gateway Mall on the Northside during a dispute Wednesday afternoon, then sped off, according to Jacksonville police.

Duval County cracks down on truancy

Eighteen parents have been arrested and there are warrants out for 26 more in Duval County, because the parents failed repeatedly to send their elementary-aged children to school, according to the State Attorney's Office.

IMAGES: Mug shots of parents arrested |

Jacksonville citizens fed up with shootings

Three shootings have hit Northwest Jacksonville over the past 72 hours, one of which left a man dead on a sidewalk.

Reports detail 29 gun-at-school incidents

News4Jax has obtained reports for 29 incidents in Duval County involving guns at schools in the last two years.

Dates/details of incidents: | IMAGES: Arrests |  

UF police release lengthy reports on QB

News4Jax has obtained the police reports on the investigation into Florida quarterback Treon Harris, who was briefly accused of sexual battery but never charged with a crime.

DOCUMENTS: Offense report | Interview report | Call history |

JSO: 2 injured in drive-by shooting

A man and a woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a drive-by shooting Wednesday night in Northwest Jacksonville, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Daughter: Father 'didn't have to die'

The family of a man robbed, shot and killed at a bus stop in Northwest Jacksonville held a vigil Wednesday night to remember him and to make a plea to his killer to come forward.

Man shot multiple times in Springfield

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says a man was shot multiple times in the lower body early this morning in the Springfield area.

Motorcyclist dies in crash on Beach Blvd.

A 46-year-old Jacksonville man was killed in a motorcycle crash Tuesday night on the Southside.

Seismic airgun testing may hit Florida soon

Seismic airgun testing on Florida's east coast is one step closer to becoming a reality.

Jax man who tried to join jihad in court

A 20-year-old intercepted traveling from Jacksonville to Jordan trying to join a terrorist organization with ties to the Taliban and al-Qaida is facing sentencing.

Should Florida be split into 2 states?

City commissioners in South Miami want to break up the state into two separate Floridas. Their proposal isn't as crazy as it sounds because it centers around the highly debated issue of climate change.

Photo shows Adventure Landing groper

Jacksonville Beach police have released a surveillance photo of a man sought for groping kids at Adventure Landing during a church lock-in early Saturday morning.

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St. Louis Encephalitis case confirmed in Jax

A human case of St. Louis Encephalitis has been confirmed in Duval County, and there is a heightened concern additional residents will become ill, according to the Florida Department of Health in Duval County.

Man, 23, convicted of attempted murder

A 23-year-old Jacksonville man was convicted Tuesday evening on charges of second-degree attempted murder, attempted armed robbery and armed burglary.

Dunn moved to Department of Corrections

Michael Dunn is sentenced to life in prison without parole for murdering 17-year-old Jordan Davis, plus four additional terms for shooting into an SUV occupied by three other teenagers.

INSIDE: Dunn apology | The sentence | Davis' react

Police: Woman sets boyfriend on fire

Police say a Clearwater woman set her boyfriend on fire during an argument after a night of drinking.

DCF removes boy who was missing, found

An 11-year-old boy who was reported missing from his home Friday night in Green Cove Springs and was found safe the next morning has been removed from his home by the Department of Children and Families.

LCPD: Suspicious activity at softball game

An 8-year-old girl reported Monday that someone grabbed her arm inside a bathroom at a Lake City youth softball game, the Lake City Police Department said.

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Canada PM: Soldier slain 'in cold blood'

First a soldier guarding a hallowed war memorial was gunned down in Canada's capital. Then shots erupted in the halls of the country's Parliament minutes later.

The two shootings in Ottawa Wednesday left lawmakers barricaded inside offices and parts o...

SJC sergeant jailed in custody case

A St. Johns County Sheriff's Office sergeant was arrested late Tuesday night and booked into the Nassau County jail in connection with a child custody case.

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Family: 19-year-old 'had no regrets'

Family, friends and teammates remembered the life of a 19-year-old man Tuesday who died while playing a pick-up game of soccer at a Jacksonville park.

Drivers can learn about I-295 toll project

The Florida Department of Transportation will hold an open house Thursday to discuss drivers' concerns with the upcoming toll road project on Interstate 295 between Interstate 95 and the Buckman Bridge.

Man gets life plus 190 years after murders

A 23-year-old Jacksonville man was sentenced Tuesday afternoon to mandatory life in prison for one count of first-degree murder.

Couples seek help paying for adoptions

For some couples dreaming of starting a family through adoption, it can be a long and expensive process. That's why many of them are now turning to social media and total strangers to help them cover the costs.

Boy running for homecoming queen

Dillon Gleeson is a senior on the swim team at East Ridge High in Clermont, but could soon add the title to his resume.

Latest poll finds Scott, Crist deadlocked

The morning after the final gubernatorial debate, the fierce race between Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist is a dead heat, according to a poll released Wednesday.

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