Francis 'Frank' Charles

Deputies: Former mayor shot 27-year-old

Deputies are investigating after Francis "Frank" Charles, the former five-term mayor of St. Augustine Beach, shot a 27-year-old man during a dispute at a home early Friday morning, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.

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Child found dead in pool

Eight-Month-Old found dead in pool

'Chemical cloud' smell fills school halls

What was initially reported as "chemical cloud" of an unknown substance floated through Brunswick on Friday, and a not-so-pleasant smell filled the halls of three schools, according to a Glynn County School District spokesman.

39 animals seized from St. Johns Co. home

St. Johns County deputies seized 39 large animals early Friday morning in an animal cruelty investigation at a Flagler Estates home.

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Driver collides with tree in Jacksonville, dies

One person is dead after colliding with a tree. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say the accident happened on State Road 13 at the northbound entrance ramp to Interstate 295 South around midnight Saturday.

Teen hit by SUV near Oakleaf High

A 14-year-old girl is in the hospital after, deputies say, she was hit by an SUV while walking to Oakleaf High School this morning.

Dangerously hot temps again today

The thermometer reached 99 degrees at Jacksonville International Airport on Friday, and meteorologists are calling for similar temperatures today, with a heat advisory in effect for a third day.

Temperatures | Beat the heat |

Jessica Fain

Woman arrested in killing of home invader

A 21-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the justifiable shooting death of a home invader last week in Arlington.

DUI patrols increase across Florida

Law enforcement agencies across Florida are working to stop people from driving under the influence with a “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” push from now through Labor Day.

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Bortles shines in Jags' loss to Lions

Blake Bortles was impressive once again as the Jaguars rookie threw for 158 yards and a touchdown, but it was not enough as the team fell 13-12 to the Lions in Detroit.

Boxscore | Recap |

Hot car arrest, sun, heat

Jacksonville issues air quality advisory

The city of Jacksonville has issued an air quality advisory for today because of elevated levels of ozone.

Buses crash on Mathews Bridge

2 JTA buses collide on Mathews Bridge

Two Jacksonville Transportation Authority buses collided in the eastbound lanes near the bottom of the Mathews Bridge on Friday afternoon.

Inside the mind of a sexual predator

It’s a story no parent can ignore: A convicted child sexual predator opens up to Channel 4's Jennifer Waugh with the goal of trying to save children from abuse.  The offender reveals how he got young girls to trust him and how it stayed secret for so long.

Andrew Johnston

24-year-old convicted in child sex sting

A 24-year-old Clay County man was convicted this week on charges of traveling to meet a minor to do unlawful acts, unlawful use of a two-way communications device, and solicitation of a child to engage in sexual conduct.

Joshua Delong

Cops: Bar patrons beat man accused of leaving kids in car

Bar patrons in Ocala allegedly dragged a man out of the establishment and beat him after learning that he left his kids alone for hours in a car, police say.

Congressional District 5

Judge approves new map for Congress

A Florida Judge is giving his approval to a new congressional map that was redrawn by state legislators that modifies 7 of Florida's 27 congressional districts, including those held by Corrine Brown and Ted Yoho.

Dad accused of murder in baby's death

A Brevard County father faces a third-degree murder charge in the death of his daughter, who was allegedly left alone for hours in his truck.

Morrill family

Crash victim, father of 4, cared for others

Jeffrey Morrill remains on life support with severe brain damage after he was involved in a hit-and-run crash while riding his motorcycle Tuesday afternoon.

2 men shot at Macclenny home

Baker County deputies say two men shot Wednesday afternoon are not cooperating with investigators.

Rev. John Guns, founder of Save Our Sons

Group plans forum to ease race tensions

A prominent anti-crime group announced plans Friday to prevent something like the riots in Ferguson, Missouri, from happening in Jacksonville.

Christopher Hoffman on trial

Jury: Hoffman guilty of felony battery

After almost four hours of deliberations, the six-member jury came back with a verdict Thursday, finding Christopher Hoffman guilty of felony battery in the beating death of a 19-year-old last year.

RELATED: Families react to verdict in beating death

Clay County School Board Political Issues

Political group targeting SB candidate?

More political issues are popping up in the race for Clay County School Board. A candidate is now questioning whether she's been targeted by a partisan political group.

Firefighters battle blaze, heat on Westside

The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department puts out a house fire on Wells Road on Friday near the Cecil Commerce Center.

St Johns County motel burglary suspect

Man stole from motel room as woman slept

A man who allegedly stole items from the inside of a St. Johns County motel room as a 79-year-old woman was sleeping inside is being sought by deputies.

Eric Holder at March on Washington


Obama: AG Eric Holder will travel to Ferguson

Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Ferguson, Mo., this week, President Barack Obama said Monday.

Prosecution rests in Hoffman trial

Families react to verdict in beating death

After a six-member jury finds 26-year-old Christopher Hoffman guilty of felony battery in the beating death of 19-year-old Ryan Ford, family members for both Hoffman and Ford are visibly upset as they left the courtroom.

Suspected robber killed by homeowner

Jacksonville police say a homeowner shot and killed a man this morning who tried to break into an Arlington home.

Rashane Jones

Felon convicted of trying to kill 3 men

A Duval County jury found a 28-year-old man guilty late Thursday on three counts of attempted murder in the second-degree and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

High school teams handle heat

High school football season began with preseason games around the area on Thursday and Friday -- two of the hottest days in months.

Ron Davis in Ferguson Missouri Remembering Michael Brown

Memorial draws many seeking answers

Calm is finally prevailing on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, two weeks after Michael Brown was shot and killed. But as Channel 4's Kumasi Aaron reports, controversy over his death is no closer to being settled.

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