21 arrested in Gainesville sex crime sting

More than 20 men -- most of them from the Gainesville area -- were arrested in the past week as part of Operation Panther, an undercover sting aimed at catching offenders who solicit children for sex.

WATCH: Surveillance video of sex sting arrests

Judge admits to Ashley Madison mistake

After being exposed in the hack of Ashley Madison, a Duval County circuit court judge is saying his curiosity got the best of him and he apologizes for his mistake. 

JSO: Unlicensed driver hits, kills pedestrian

A 24-year-old man driving on a suspended license hit and killed a 58-year-old pedestrian Wednesday morning on Atlantic Boulevard, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Teen faces murder charge in mother's death

The 14-year-old who fled to Miami in his family's SUV after his mother was stabbed to death has been charged in her killing, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday.


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Local Ashley Madison fallout continues

A day after a local judge admitted he logged onto the cheating website Ashley Madison, News4jax has obtained the names of other public employees who also registered for the site, some of them using government email accounts, others using their personal emails.

Meth bust nets $450K in drug seizures

Two South Georgia men were arrested Tuesday afternoon after a narcotics raid that netted a large seizure of methamphetamine ice, the Glynn/Brunswick Narcotics Enforcement Team announced Wednesday.

Time capsule found in St. Augustine

A historical mystery in St. Augustine has frustrated a local author after a time capsule was found under the building of the St. Augustine Record but the details of the capsule are being kept a secret.

Employees find, chase stolen boat

After a boat was stolen from Haskell Marine on Tuesday afternoon, the owner of that shop noticed the stolen boat being driven down the road and tried to stop the truck towing the stolen vessel, leading to a chase that ended in the boat being thrown from the trailer, police said. 

Clay County warns after rash of break-ins

People living in Clay County are being told to lock the doors of their homes and cars after nearly a dozen crimes were reported over the past two weeks.

Family mourns loss of son slain on roadway

The family of Inaldis Sibilla were inside a courtroom Tuesday to learn the fate of the 17-year-old who hit and killed their son last October on the JTB. 

Ebron denied chance to talk to witnesses

The prime suspect in the disappearance of 21-month-old Lonzie Barton can have no contact with most of the witnesses in the case, a judge ordered Tuesday.

Student arrested after gun found at UNF

A freshman University of North Florida student was arrested Tuesday after campus police found a gun in his dorm room.

22nd arrest made a day after sex sting

After the Gainesville Police Department held a press conference highlighting the 21 arrests they made in "Operation Panther," a sting set up to catch men attempting to meet underage girls for sex, a 22nd arrest was made on a man who wasn't able to attend the original sting, but showed up the next day.  

WATCH: Surveillance video of sex sting arrests

Jax murder rate hits high in August

According to analysis by News4Jax, there were 13 homicides in Jacksonville in August making it the deadliest month of 2015. Many of those cases are still unsolved.

Cartoon sparks outrage among police

A spokesperson for the Jacksonville chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police has criticized the Florida Times-Union for an editorial cartoon that he says is offensive and puts local police officers in danger.

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Police pursue new leads in slaying of Illinois officer

Authorities pursuing suspects in the fatal shooting of an Illinois police officer have made "some progress," Lake County Major Crime Task Force Commander George Filenko told CNN on Wednesday night.

Assistant coach says he didn't kick player

A Fletcher High School assistant football coach accused of kicking a Sandalwood player during a game Saturday is speaking out, hoping to clear his name.

Police: Teen arrested in deadly shooting

An 18-year-old has been arrested in a deadly shooting last month at a Westside mobile home park, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday.

Bills aim to save kids, pets from hot car death

What would you do if you saw a child or pet left in a hot car? Would you break the window to save them or worry about the legal consequences?

City set to transform on verge of 450th

Pedro Menendez landed on the shores of St. Augustine on Sept. 8, 1565, and some 450 years later, the city is celebrating its diverse history in a big way.

Dog saves family days after being rescued

A South Florida family said they owe their lives to their new dog, Candi, after the puppy awakened the family Monday night as smoke came from their refrigerator.

Jacksonville police warn of jury duty scam

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is warning about a scam involving jury duty.

Plane lands on belly at Herlong Airport

The pilot of an old Navy T-34 is OK after he made a belly landing Tuesday morning at Herlong Recreational Airport, the Jacksonville Aviation Authority said.

Video shows gator attack victim

Video released by the Seminole County Sheriff's Office shows a Rollins College professor who lost her arm in a gator attack in the Wekiva River.

Feds sell gowns seized from bridal shop

Brides-to-be shopping for a wedding dress in Atlanta may want to check with the U.S. Marshals Service.

1 killed, 1 hurt in Mandarin crash

A 22-year-old man was killed late Monday night when the car he was riding in hit a tree along Loretto Road, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.

Attorney for alleged murderer speaks

Kyle Bedran, the attorney for James Colley Jr., the man accused of murdering his estranged wife and her best friend, spoke out Tuesday night about his client's actions and his assurances to the judge that Colley would follow his probation. 

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Day care workers run ‘fight club’

Investigators say two former day care workers in Cranford, New Jersey, encouraged preschoolers and kindergartners to fight each other on the playground. They then recorded the fights and shared hem with their friends.

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Judge: 6 officers to be tried separately in Freddie Gray case

A Baltimore judge ruled Wednesday there will be separate trials for each of the six police officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray.

The ruling represented a small victory for the defendants on a day that Circuit Court Judge Barry...

Motorcyclist killed in Nassau County crash

A 24-year-old motorcyclist was killed Tuesday night in Nassau County after running a red light, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

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