'Purge' graffiti tagged on westside home

Two weeks ago, News4Jax was flooded with calls and emails about a so-called "Purge" event happening at midnight in Jacksonville.

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Teen robbed of wallet, shot in back

Jacksonville police are searching for two men who allegedly shot at a teen after robbing him.

Suicide scene

Lake City Police Department photo

Cops investigate gunshots, find man dead

Lake City police said a man shot and killed himself inside a shed late Saturday night while his two children were inside their home.

Red light camera

New red-light cameras going online

Five new red-light cameras in Jacksonville have begun their warning-grace period Monday as four other cameras that have been up for a month will start issue will now begin issuing tickets.

2 assaults near University of Florida campus

UF students alerted to attempted rapes

Officers with the University of Florida and Gainesville police are searching for a man who they say attempted to rape two women this weekend.

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.

Man shot while riding bicycle

A man was shot while riding his bicycle on the Westside early Monday morning, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

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.

Teens hurt in four-wheeler crash

Two teens were transported to the hospital after the four-wheeler they were riding crashed in Columbia County Sunday night.


Police: Man escapes custody after large crowd gathers

Daytona Beach police are looking for a man they say escaped after being handcuffed.

Middleburg man hit by unknown vehicle

A hit-and-run crash in Clay County on Sunday morning left a Middleburg man in critical condition.

DUI crackdown on the streets

DUI crackdown held Labor Day weekend

With more drivers on the road during the Labor Day weekend, that could mean an increased chance for drunk driving and accidents.

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Man attacked by friend with machete

Holly Hill police arrested a man they said attacked his friend with a machete Saturday night.

Ferguson protests

REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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...

Jennifer Lawrence, 2014 Oscars

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Jennifer Lawrence's rep slams stolen pics

In a major breach of privacy, a hacker leaked a series of pictures allegedly showing Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities in the nude.

Lighning at Swamp

AP photo by Phil Sandlin

Lightning cancels Florida's season opener

The Idaho-Florida game has been canceled because of unsafe field conditions.

I-95 at Race Track Road

Couple hurt in I-95 motorcycle crash

A 56-year-old woman is in critical condition and a 64-year-old man suffered serious injuries after a tire blew out on their motorcycle on Interstate 95 in northern St. Johns County on Monday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Epic Adventures Resort concept

Company plans entertainment in Camden

The Kingsland City Council recently approved an agreement that could lead to the groundbreaking of a $350 million, 495-acre amusement resort on Interstate 95 in the spring of 2015.

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Beach crowds enjoy 3-day weekend

It was a busy Sunday at Jacksonville Beach as people enjoyed the final hoorah of summer.


Driver killed in offset head-on collision

The Florida Highway Patrol says one person was killed in an offset head-on collision on Saturday.

Ways to relieve your aches, pains naturally

From menstrual pain to arthritis, you may not need to pop a pill. There are natural ways to ease your suffering.

Meeting on Florida education standards

50-state look at Common Core standards

The Associated Press takes a state-by-state look at Common Core standards in the United States.

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Woman hit by car in St. Augustine Beach

An 88-year-old woman was airlifted after being struck by a car Saturday morning, authorities said.

Deadly crash

JSO: Fatal wreck on Lem Turner Road

A woman died and and two people were hurt when a car turned left in front of an SUV on Lem Turner Road on Friday night, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Police: Man stabbed roommate 25 times

A Pompano Beach man is in jail on a second-degree murder charge after police say he stabbed his roommate more than 25 times during an argument.

Watch Channel 4 on your phone, tablet

Looking for a way to watch your favorite Channel 4 programming on the go without eating up your phone's data plan?  Introducing Dyle TV, local television broadcast directly to your mobile phone or tablet.

Tony Stewart 2

Joe Skippe/Reuters

Tony Stewart's return to NASCAR cut short

What started as a deeply emotional race for Tony Stewart ended prematurely when a blown tire cut short his return to NASCAR.

Stewart came back to competition Sunday for the first time since his car struck and killed another driver on August 9.

The cr...

Scammers pose as IRS

IRS scam artists target Jacksonville

Imagine getting a call from a stranger claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service, telling you that you owe a large amount of money and if you don't pay up, you're heading to jail. That's what happened to a local woman who called police right away.

Jeffrey Fowle, Kenneth Bae, Matthew Todd Miller


Americans detained in N. Korea ask for help

Three Americans detained in North Korea spoke out about their conditions and pleaded for U.S. help in interviews with CNN.

Kenneth Bae, Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle were presented to CNN's Will Ripley at a Pyongyang hotel Monday. Each...

Dianne Feinstein

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Obama's 'cautious' approach on ISIS is panned

After President Barack Obama said he didn't yet have a strategy for ISIS in Syria, even a Democrat on Sunday criticized the President's approach to fighting the extremist terror group.

There's been the expected GOP criticism: Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-I...

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