12-year-old Sharron Townsend charged with murder

Police: Boy, 12, shot, killed homeless man

A 12-year-old boy shot and killed a 54-year-old homeless man last month in a what a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office chief called "a horrible, spontaneous event."

Jennifer Greene

Tortoise torture suspect faces sex charge

An 18-year-old girl arrested earlier this month on animal abuse charges after a video appeared to show her and a younger girl torturing a tortoise was back in court Thursday facing a judge on a new charge: lewd and lascivious battery on a younger child.

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Girl, 7, infected with flesh-eating bacteria

A 7-year-old Jacksonville girl has been infected with a flesh-eating bacteria, the Duval County Health Department confirmed Wednesday.

Eagle Harbor Community Pool water slide collapse

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13 students hurt in water slide collapse

More than a dozen high school students were hurt Thursday after a water slide at the Eagle Harbor Community Pool collapsed, sending five students to the hospital, authorities say.

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Driver only fined in fatal Ponte Vedra crash

The woman who struck and killed a 26-year-old bicyclist last year in Ponte Vedra Beach will only be charged with failure to drive within a single lane, which carries a fine of less than $200.

Investigators search for missing 16-year-old

Uncle: Man touched missing teen inappropriately

The uncle of the missing 16-year-old Orange County girl said the man arrested in connection with her disappearance has had trouble with the teen before.

Jennifer Greene

Teens charged in killing of gopher tortoise

Two Orange Park teenagers who posted a disturbing video online of themselves torturing and killing a gopher tortoise have been arrested, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

'Pass-out game' has parents concerned

As more and more kids are gambling and cheating death playing the so-called "pass-out game," parents are expressing concern.

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Father-to-be takes hilarious 'maternity pictures'

Having a sense of humor about pending fatherhood is generally a good thing. But in one Reddit user's case, it's a really good thing.

Person shot on Moncrief Road

Police are trying to figure out what led to a person being shot in the Ribault area early Wednesday morning.

Reggie Fullwood


Rep. Fullwod sues over disqualification

A Jacksonville state representative whose filing for reelection was disqualified is suing the state, asking that the Division of Elections' decision be overturned.

Chikungunya fever hits the area

Girl, 15, 3rd case of chikungunya fever

The Florida Department of Health in Duval County has confirmed a third case of chikungunya fever, a disease spread by bites from infected mosquitoes.

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New red light cameras grace period begins

Four new red light cameras have been installed in Jacksonville, and the warning-grace period will start at 11:59 p.m. Thursday.

Report: 7-year-old died from accidental hanging

A 7-year-old boy found dead at an apartment in the Hogan's Creek earlier this month died of accidental asphyxiation by hanging, according to an autopsy report from the Medical Examiner's Office.

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System in Atlantic still trying to become tropical

Hurricane forecasters say a tropical wave about 550 miles east of the Windward Islands still has a chance of developing into the season's third tropical depression.

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Off-duty officer captures robbery suspect

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office caught a man they said robbed a food mart in the Springfield area Wednesday night.

Glenda Broome Reeder

Missing woman found in Georgia

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office say a 73-year-old woman who drove off while her family was at Hannah Park on Tuesday was found later in Georgia.

Suns parking

City to pay Suns to move Aug. 8 game

Parking during Jaguars games can always be a problem, but how about parking during football and baseball games at the same time?

Carlos Perez Jr.

Man killed in Arlington motorcycle crash

A man died Tuesday night after he crashed his motorcycle and hit a concrete barrier on an Arlington Expressway ramp, then fell off.

Justin Footman

Man gets life for killing over marijuana robbery

A 25-year-old Jacksonville man was sentenced Wednesday to two life terms for the 2012 murder of a 19-year-old man.

Eastern Equine Encephalitis advisory

Mosquito warning issued for horses, humans

Clay County issued a warning Wednesday about a rare virus that can be deadly in both horses and humans.

Judge denies golfer's 'stand your ground' claim

A central Florida judge has denied a "stand your ground" claim by a golfer who is accused of beating a man who claimed a golf ball had hit his pickup truck.

New businesses for Springfield

New life is on it's way to the historic district of Springfield after announcements of several new retail shops coming to the area.

Car ax on I10

6 hurt in crashes on I-10 near US 301

Two people were hurt in a crash on Interstate 10 at U.S. 301 late Wednesday afternoon, and four others were hurt in a chain-reaction accident in backed up traffic resulting from the first accident.

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State OKs new North Jacksonville hospital

UF Health receives permission from state officials to open a new hospital just east of Jacksonville International Airport.


6 Floridians contract flesh-eating bacteria

Six people in Florida contracted a flesh-eating bacteria while swimming at the beach.

Tammy Hansen

Missionary to Haiti tells of Chick V pain

A Jacksonville missionary who was infected with Chikungunya virus during a mission trip in Haiti spoke Thursday about the pain she's been in for the last two months.

Teens torture tortoise

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Girls post video of them killing tortoise

Two Orange Park teenage girls posted a video online of them abusing and killing a gopher tortoise, which the FWC says is a threatened species. The father of one of the girls tells News4Jax he is outraged by the acts against the small tortoise.

La Nopalera sued over wage violations

The co-owners of the La Nopalera restaurant on Atlantic Boulevard are being sued in U.S. District Court over allegations they didn't pay their employees minimum wage.

Bike thief caught on camera

Surveillance video shows bike theft

The Jacksonville Beach police are investigating a crime that was caught on camera last week.

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