Donald Smith trial postponed indefinitely

The trial for Donald Smith -- the man charged with the kidnap, rape and murder of 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle -- has been postponed indefinitely.

2 men shot at Northside nightclub

Two men are being treated for gunshot wounds after a shooting that took place at a Northside nightclub early Friday morning.

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Jags receivers wear 'I Can't Breathe' shirts

Receivers for the Jacksonville Jaguars and defensive end Ryan Davis wore "I Can't Breathe" T-shirts during warmups before their Thursday night game against the Tennessee Titans.

Missing woman possibly with sex offender

The family of a 57-year old St. Johns County woman reported her missing to the Sheriff’s Office Thursday afternoon. She was last known residing with a registered sex offender, who is also missing and wanted for removing his court-ordered ankle monitor.

Man killed crossing road in Arlington

A man was hit and killed in Arlington late Thursday night.  Witnesses stated he was looking down at his phone while crossing the street, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

1 shot during home invasion robbery

Police are searching for the suspect who robbed and shot a person in a home near the Springfield area Friday morning.

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Police: Mother arrested in children's deaths

The mother of seven of the eight children found dead in a house in the northeastern Australian city of Cairns has been arrested on suspicion of murder, police Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar said Saturday morning.

Sex offender could face confinement

A local registered sex offender may be the first to be held under new laws enacted by the Legislature in response to the murder of 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle.

15 kids adopted, given homes for holidays

Everyone deserves a home and a family for the holidays, and more than a dozen kids will now have that.

I-295 ramps reopen after gas leak

The ramps to and from Interstate 295 at Wilson Boulevard on the Westside were closed for hours Friday afternoon because of a gas leak.

Help sought in finding missing man

A Jacksonville family is asking for the community's help to bring their loved one back home. Family members said 28-year-old Douglas Swanson was last seen leaving a Christmas party.

Man hospitalized in drive-by shooting

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is investigating a drive-by shooting that happened Friday night in Arlington.

JSO: 1 dies in suspicious house fire

One man died and another was hospitalized after a house fire Thursday on Oakley Street on the Eastside, according to firefighters and police.

Attorney files motion to halt proceedings

The attorney assigned to defend Donald Smith -- the man charged with the kidnap, rape and murder of 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle -- has now filed an emergency motion with the trial judge to halt the proceedings.

JSO warns about stolen packages

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office has received several reports saying packages have been delivered to homes but have disappear from doorsteps.

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Scammers call stores, make bomb threats

A national scam in which callers try to extort retailers by calling in bomb threats has reached northeast Florida.


Obama: Sony 'made a mistake'

President Barack Obama prodded Congress to eliminate the United States' decades-old Cuba embargo Friday, saying that improving relations with the communist country will help open its "hermetically sealed society."

Man pulls neighbor from burning home

A neighbor who pulled a man from a deadly house fire Thursday night says he wishes he could have done more. One man was killed in that fire, which firefighters consider suspicious, at 841 Oakley Street on Jacksonville's Eastside.

Garbage pick-up holiday changes

City officials want to remind Jacksonville residents that garbage pick-up for some areas will be shifted next week because of the Christmas holiday.

SC won't stop gay marriages in Florida

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to block gay marriages in Florida, the latest of about three dozen states allowing same-sex weddings.


Caramel apples kill at least 4 in listeria outbreak

A sweet treat has turned potentially deadly for dozens of people in multiple states.

Trading your privacy for a lower bill?

Want to save money on your auto insurance? More and more companies are offering an option that will let you do just that, but it's going to cost you something, too.

Black Creek Bike Trail closed after crash

The Black Creek Bike Trail is closed indefinitely from the area of the Pace Island subdivision north toward Orange Park because of a crash Thursday afternoon, according to Clay County deputies.

2 men hurt in shooting on Westside

One man is in critical condition and another man is in stable condition after a shooting Friday night on the Westside.

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Sam Kouvaris: 2nd Half Sparks Jags Win

Sometimes I’m perplexed by the Jaguars play calling and lack of offense.  When you see them prepare, they seem to get it.  But in games, it becomes a different story. 

Employee accused of embezzling over $500K

A 41-year-old Jacksonville man was arrested Wednesday in St. Johns County on charges of grand theft over $100,000 and organized scheme to defraud.

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Man may lose arm after dog shoots him

A Wyoming man suffered a gunshot wound Monday when his dog stepped on a firearm in his truck.

Jax woman, 44, wins $500K scratch-off prize

A 44-year-old Jacksonville woman claimed a $500,000 top prize in the 20X The Cash scratch-off game at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.

Jags fans enjoy final home game experience

The Jaguars are working on their game on the field, but off the field, they're a proven success with the No. 1-rated venue in the National Football League.

Man who hit, killed woman gets 60 days

The daughter of a woman hit and killed in May says she is reliving her mother's death after being inside the courtroom this week when a judge handed down a judgment of 60 days in jail to the man charged in the accident.

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