Woman killed in Jacksonville Beach crash

Police said an elderly woman passenger died in a crash early Wednesday afternoon on South Beach Parkway when a tow truck backed into her car. 

SJC locates car that hit, killed bicyclist

St. Johns County traffic homicide detectives believe they've found the vehicle that struck and killed a bicyclist early Sunday morning. Investigators are still waiting for a break in a second hit-and-run that left a man dead in St. Johns County last weekend.

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JFRD: 2 hospitalized after house fire

A man in his 20s was pulled from the bedroom of a burning East Arlington home by firefighters on Wednesday morning. That man was critically injured and his uncle, who made it out by himself, was also hospitalized.

Police: 3-year-old shot in home invasion

A 3-year-old child was shot in a finger in a home invasion Tuesday afternoon on the Westside, according to Jacksonville police.

Police name man killed resisting officer

The man police say wasshot and killed Monday night after resisting arrest during a traffic stop on 103rd Street is identified as 33-year-old Leonardo Little.

Is your cellphone spying on you?

It's one of the few things we all carry with us everywhere we go: a cellphone. But News4Jax discovered many devices are tracking every move you make, and most people have no idea.

30 cars vandalized at apartment complex

About 30 cars were vandalized overnight Monday into Tuesday at a Southside apartment complex.

Officer fires on man during traffic stop

A local father who was shot at by a Jacksonville Sheriff's officer during a traffic stop Monday night says when he heard the gunfire, he believed either he or his 6-year-old daughter had been hit.

Two FBI agents shot in St. Louis area

Two FBI agents were shot early Wednesday morning in north St. Louis County, according to the Associated Press.

Ron Davis: Not surprised cop not indicted

A local father who knows the sting of losing his teenage son to violence has formed a friendship with the father of Michael Brown. Through shared loss, the two fathers have formed a bond that carried through Monday's grand jury announcement.

Pedestrian hit by box truck on Southside

One person is recovering after being hit by a truck in the Mandarin Station area early Wednesday morning, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

AAA: 46.3M to travel Turkey day weekend

If you're hitting the road, which 46.3 MILLION Americans are, be prepared for that holiday traffic. AAA said the travel forecast is a good sign that people are feeling more confident financially about their future.

Marissa Alexander agrees to plea deal

The woman at the center of a closely watched case on issues of self-defense, violence against women and minimum sentences for gun crimes agrees to plead guilty to three counts of aggravated assault. Under the agreement, she'll get out of jail in 65 days.

Man, 24, dies in Ponte Vedra Beach crash

A 24-year-old man died in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday morning in Ponte Vedra Beach, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.

Accused killer's lawyer asks to be removed

The attorney assigned to defend Donald Smith -- the man charged with the kidnap, rape and murder of 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle -- asked to be removed from the case last week, News4Jax has learned.

Police: Student led high school prostitution ring in Florida

A 17-year-old recruited fellow high school students for a prostitution ring and coordinated deals on social media, charging $50 to $100 in cash and alcohol, police in Florida said.

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Michael Brown's mom: This could be your child

Michael Brown's mother says hearing that a grand jury had decided not to indict the officer who killed her son felt like getting shot.

"We heard this and it was just like, like I had been shot. Like you shoot me now -- just no respect, no sympathy, no...

JSO: Officer shoots, kills man on Westside

A man was shot and killed by a Jacksonville Sheriff's Officer on Monday night after the man fought with the officer during a traffic stop, according to police.

Mom of fallen officer adopts grandchildren

A Lake City family saddened by tragedy a little more than a year ago is now celebrating a happy occasion.

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Ferguson: Small band of protesters gathers

It was freezing, wet and a busy travel day before a holiday, but a few dozen protesters showed up outside police headquarters in Ferguson on Wednesday night.

Standing underneath a "Seasons Greetings" sign stretching over the road, the demonstrators fi...

Officer fires shot at man with child in car

A family is asking for answers after they said a Jacksonville Sheriff's Officer fired shots at their loved one during a Southside traffic stop while his 6-year-old daughter was in the car.

Slain woman's daughter sentenced

A woman who was found guilty of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon has been sentenced.

Grocery stores bracing for holiday rush

Grocery stores are already seeing a rush a day ahead of Thanksgiving, and many brought in extra employees to deal with the crowds.

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Sociologist: Setback for race relations

Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, a sociologist at the University of North Florida, said protests will continue and possibly even ramp up if more police shootings occur where unarmed African-American males are killed by officers.

Jacksonville "Hole in the Wall" Restaurants, Part 8

Six Jax "Hole in the Wall" restaurants to check out. 

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Prisoners got $70M from fake tax refund claims

Prisoners are filing bogus tax refund claims from jail, and some are actually getting away with it.

No answers to who shot toddler, why

Police investigating a reported home invasion on the Westside where a 3-year-old girl was shot in the finger have no new information and neighbors are questioning whether there was a crime at all.

FHP cites Clay Co. lieutenant with speed

After an investigation into an accident that injured a teenager, the Florida Highway Patrol has cited Clay County Sheriff's Office Lt. Baylor Alexander with driving too fast for conditions.


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Process turns human waste into rocket fuel

At NASA’s request, University of Florida researchers have figured out how to turn human waste -- yes, that kind -- into rocket fuel.

Troopers ID 19-year-old hit crossing US 1

The Florida Highway Patrol said a young man who was not wearing reflective gear and was not on a crosswalk was struck Monday night while crossing U.S. 1 at Shores Boulevard.

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