Mom's Facebook post gets child expelled

A local mother is outraged after her 4-year-old son was expelled from the private Christian preschool he attended because of something she posted on her personal Facebook page.

Ferguson protests

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Ferguson police hit with $40 million lawsuit

In a $40 million federal lawsuit, five people arrested recently in Ferguson, Missouri, accuse police of using "wanton and excessive force" and treating U.S. citizens "as if they were war combatants."

A complaint filed Thursday alleges that police offi...

Clay County narcotic arrests

35 arrested, 12 sought in drug roundup

Thirty-five people are facing charges in Clay County after a large, five-month-long drug investigation called Operation Summer Slam.

Tyriq Grant

Teen dies in crash following hit-and-run

A 15-year-old passenger in a car fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run crash Wednesday has died, according to Jacksonville police.

Expelled 4-year-old boy bounces back

Four-year-old Will Habat is your typical boy. So it's no surprise Will bounced back after being expelled from the only school he's ever attended.

Electrocution scene

1 dies, 1 hurt from high-voltage shock

One man died from electrocution and another was hospitalized in serious condition after being shocked by power lines Thursday morning, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.

Man in custody after motel SWAT standoff

A man was taken into custody by SWAT after he barricaded himself in a Westside hotel room, Thursday night.

Fire Station 52

Woman leaving fire station attacked

Police are investigating an attempted rape of a woman early Thursday morning outside Fire Station 52 at 6130 Collins Road.

Franklin Arms Apartments

Police try to identify Eastside shooter

Jacksonville police are trying to identify a man who robbed and shot a 23-year-old man Wednesday night at Franklin Arms Apartments on the Eastside.

Cops: DUI crash caused water outage

Water was back on by late morning in a Jacksonville Beach neighborhood. Police said the two-vehicle accident that resulted in a water-line break was caused by someone driving under the influence.

Shooting at Philips Highway motel

Man shot at hotel on Philips Highway

Police are investigating a shooting at a hotel in the Spring Park area.

Pedestrian killed crossing Riverside Avenue

Pedestrian struck, killed in Riverside

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is investigating an accident on Riverside Avenue early this morning that killed a pedestrian and blocked traffic for hours.

FOP officers resigning after endorsement for sheriff

VP of FOP resigns over endorsement

News4Jax has learned that a vice president of the Fraternal Order of Police has resigned his post over how the FOP chose to endorse a candidate for Jacksonville sheriff.

Map: Columbia County double fatal

2 killed in Columbia County crash

Two people were killed in a crash Friday morning in Columbia County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Recount for 2 local races

Jay Fant wins House primary by 2 votes

After machine and manual recounts Friday of nearly 12,000 ballots for a state House race, Jay Fant is declared winner of the Republican primary for state House District 15 by two votes. 

Man shot on Northside; Shooter sought

A man was shot on the Northside Friday afternoon, and Jacksonville police said they're looking for the shooter.

Wasps nesting on bed

John Birkett, Longwood Services Pest Control

Thousands of wasps found nesting on bed

A pest control officer says he responded to a call of a wasp infestation in a home that was "like the horror film 'Birds' but [with] wasps."

Red light camera

Grace period ends for 4 new red light cameras

The grace period for four new red light cameras in Jacksonville will end at 11:59 p.m. Saturday.

Bobbey Jo Boucher

Pasco County Sheriff's Office

PD: Mom hung up on missing child call to strip

A Florida mother is accused of hanging up on a phone call with police about her missing daughter because she had to go on stage at a strip club.

Waldo officer giving speeding ticket

Sheriff's Office leading Waldo Police Dept.

The state of Florida continues to investigate the Waldo Police Department, where the chief's own officers accused him of making them meet a ticket quota.

Man, 19, arrested, charged with murder

Officers with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office SWAT team arrested a 19-year-old man Wednesday on an outstanding warrant. He was later charged with murder.


Man convicted of killing woman execution-style

A Putnam County jury took just 33 minutes Wednesday to convict a man of murdering a 52-year-old woman in June 2012.

City seal, money graphic

City Council going ahead with major cuts

The Jacksonville City Council is following through on its threat to make major budget cuts, as was discussed at a finance committee meeting Friday.

Local students take Ice Bucket Challenge

Students arrived to school with their backpacks and buckets Thursday at Atlantic Beach Elementary School.

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Jags fall to Falcons in preseason finale

Blake Bortles earned his first start of his NFL career but the Jaguars fell to the Falcons 24-14 in the preseason finale at EverBank Field.

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Joan Rivers

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Daughter: Joan Rivers' condition 'serious'

Comedian Joan Rivers is "resting comfortably" in a New York hospital after apparently suffering cardiac and respiratory arrest during a procedure at a medical clinic Thursday.

Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, issued a statement on Friday.

"My mother would...

Sean Adams

17-year-old habitual felony offender convicted

A 17-year-old was charged Thursday on one count of armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Woman convicted of abusing 7-year-old girl

A 32-year-old St. Johns County woman has been convicted of aggravated child abuse, a first-degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in state prison.

Waldo officer giving speeding ticket

Waldo cops describe ticket quotas

Four Florida police officers told the Waldo City Council that they've been under a quota to write traffic tickets, which is a violation of Florida law.

Navy veteran's absentee ballot won't count

Two recounts are scheduled to begin Friday morning in Duval County's primary election. One of the votes that will not count came from a 77-year-old man, who made his case before the Canvassing Board on Thursday.

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