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Jury convicts Michael Dunn of murder

Six days into his retrial in the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis outside a Gate station in November 2012, a jury found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder.

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City council disbands Waldo Police Dept.

The Waldo Police Department will no longer exist and its five officers will officially be out of jobs, effective Oct. 31.

FHP names driver who hit school bus

One day after a tractor-trailer rear-ended a Bradford County School Bus, sending seven students and three adults to area hospitals, the Florida Highway Patrol named the truck driver and his passenger.

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Student driver hit by truck hauling toilets

A teenager taking a driving test with an instructor was T-boned by a truck hauling two portable toilets on Wednesday, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.

School bus rear-ended by big rig; 10 hurt

A Bradford County school bus carrying 15 elementary school students was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer Monday afternoon in Lawtey. The FHP said seven children on the bus, the bus driver and two adults in the big rig were injured.

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Ex-Atlantic Beach police chief arrested

FDLE agents arrest Mike Classey, who resigned last week as chief of the Atlantic Beach Police Department.

Charlton County woman missing

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is searching for a woman last seen less than a mile from her Folkston home at 10:45 a.m. Monday.

Motorcyclist critically hurt in bridge crash

A 29-year-old motorcyclist is in critical condition after he crashed on the Mathews Bridge early Wednesday morning.

Missing Georgia woman found alive

The Charlton County Sheriff's Office said late Wednesday that 34-year-old Tesheka Campbell was found alive after being missing more than two days.

St. Johns detectives search for kidnapper

A 45-year-old woman tells detectives a man forced her at gunpoint to drive him “home” to Polk County from St. Johns County.

All clear at Fletcher High School

Fletcher High School was evacuated for about 90 minutes Wednesday after a message about a bomb was scrawled on a bathroom wall.

Parents relieved by murder conviction

After two trials, the parents of 17-year-old Jordan Davis finally have the verdict they hoped for in their son's murder.

Teen arrested, charged in killing of cats

A 14-year-old has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty in connection with a series of cat killings in a Springfield neighborhood.

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'Mistake' in how hospital handled Ebola case?

The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola on American soil went to the emergency room last week, but was released from the hospital even though he told staff he had traveled from Liberia.

"A travel history was taken, but it wasn't communicated to th...

Police: Man punches 80-year-old in bar

A central Florida man is accused of punching an 80-year-old man who asked him to stop cursing and talking about women's private parts at a restaurant bar.

Should your car repair be free?

More than 200 cars have problems that might be fixed for free if only you know to ask. Consumer Reports brings these policies to light and tells you how to find out if your car has one.

Dunn testifies; jury to get case in morning

On the fifth day of the murder retrial for Michael Dunn, the defendant testifies and the prosecution and defense make their closing arguments. 

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Harsher punishment for predator teachers

Among the 32 Florida new laws that go into effect Wednesday is one that will bring stricter penalties for school officials who take advantage of students sexually.

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Marijuana amendment ad sparks debate

Some TV viewers may have noticed an ad on the air lately telling people to vote no on Amendment 2 -- the medical marijuana bill. The ad suggests that some drug dealers will become caregivers, and it's now raising a lot of debate.

Officer on leave after using stun gun on woman

A Tallahassee police officer has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation after he fired a stun gun into a 62-year-old woman's back during an arrest, police said.

Woman using stolen credit card wanted

The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office is seeking a woman in connection with the fraudulent use of a credit card last month at a Racetrack Road grocery store.

Tiger Woods plans Florida restaurant

The celebrity golfer announced Tuesday he is opening a Florida restaurant called The Woods Jupiter: Sports and Dining Club next year.

JSO: Man shot in rear at apt. complex

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting Tuesday evening in Northwest Jacksonville.

Grow operation raided; 2 arrested

Authorities seize nearly 200 marijuana plants and hundreds of thousands of dollars in grow-operation equipment in a southwestern neighborhood subdivision of Union County, deputies say.


TX girl missing for 12 years found in Mexico

Greg Allen's obsession with finding his missing daughter began more than a decade ago, when the mother finally made good on a threat and fled with the daughter from Texas to Mexico, according to him and authorities.

Sabrina Allen was a month away from...

Man gets life for killing man behind laundromat

A 42-year-old Jacksonville man was sentenced Wednesday morning to life in prison for the 2013 stabbing death of another man.

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Train hits pickup truck; driver unhurt

San Juan Avenue was closed near Roosevelt Avenue during the afternoon rush hour Thursday while police investigate an Amtrak train that struck a pickup truck. 


Security lapses lead to shakeup at top of Secret Service

Julia Pierson, the first female director of the Secret Service, resigned Wednesday in the aftermath of a fence-jumper gaining access to the White House on September 19 and a subsequent congressional inquiry uncovering other security lapses.

6 displaced after NW Jax apartment fire

Five adults and a child are displaced after a fire broke out in a quadplex in Northwest Jacksonville on Wednesday morning.

Consumer Reports tests iPhone 6 batteries

Consumer Reports completes battery testing of the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Find out if Apple lived up to its promise to increase talk time.

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