Fleming Island student killed crossing street

Family and friends of a 14-year-old Clay County student who died after being struck by a car while walking to her bus stop early Thursday morning gathered in the evening for a vigil.

Marissa Alexander released to house arrest

Marissa Alexander, a woman whose case helped bring national attention to Florida's stand your ground and minimum sentencing laws, was allowed to leave jail late Tuesday afternoon to spend the rest of her sentence on house arrest.


Split-second decision: Shoot, don't shoot?

The Bradford County Sheriff's Office invited News4Jax to participate in exercises involving real-life scenarios that officers find themselves in all the time. The participants had to decide if their lives were in danger and if they should pull the trigger.

Fleming Island High honors student killed

There will be heavy hearts at Fleming Island High School as students and faculty honor the memory of Gianna Asencio, who was hit and killed by a car on her way to class Thursday morning.

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Deputies: Girl attacked leaving school

Flagler County deputies are searching for a man who they say followed a middle-schooler as she was walking home from a Palm Coast school.

Plantation Oaks Boulevard to remain closed

State Road 23 in Clay County has reopened for traffic after an inspection from engineers, but a part of Plantation Oaks Boulevard is closed until further notice, affecting how some students get to Oakleaf High School and Oakleaf Middle School.

Inmate offers info for reduced sentence

Frustrated that he's not being taken seriously, a once-convicted killer awaiting a retrial writes again from a jail cell. Randall Deviney is offering information on a cold case in exchange for a reduced sentence.

JSO warns of rash of ATM robberies

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, in the last 30 days there have been seven ATM robberies around town. They're warning residents to be on guard and asking for help identifying the culprits.

Sheriff asks for reservists back on streets

Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford is making a big request of local officers who pull double duty as weekend warriors.

Deputies: 2 arrested in car burglary string

The Clay County Sheriff's Office arrested two men Thursday in connection with 26 auto burglary cases in the Middleburg area.

Police: McDonald's employee pulls gun

An employee at a Lake City McDonalds was charged with aggravated assault after someone complained to the restaurant's manager he pointed a gun at a customer. Police also found the employee in violation of his probation. 

Principal's 'school is closed' song goes viral

A principal in Rhode Island put a new twist on the song "Let It Go" from the Disney movie “Frozen.”

Alexander gives 1st interview since release

Marissa Alexander spoke exclusively to CNN’s Anderson Cooper on 'AC360,' where she expressed love for her children and told Cooper she did not regret declining her first plea deal. She said she is looking forward, is much stronger and has no regrets.

Tree removal angers Mandarin residents

Some residents in Mandarin are upset with the Florida Department of Transportation after construction work on a five-mile stretch of Interstate 295 led to the destruction of a large number of trees.

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Suge Knight arrested in run-over death

Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight is facing a possible murder charge after allegedly running over two men, killing one, following an argument in Compton, California, according to authorities.

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Teen charged with setting 4 house fires

A 16-year-old who state authorities say set four house fires in the Panama Park neighborhood over the past week had a container of gasoline with him when he was arrested.

Dad: Missing kayaker 'brought joy to people'

One day after the Coast Guard called off its ocean search for kayaker Garth Sangree, who's been missing since Saturday night, his father spoke to News4Jax about the apparent loss of his son.

No charges for Zimmerman in assault case

No charges will be filed against George Zimmerman over accusation that the thre a wine bottle at his onetime girlfriend in Lake Mary three weeks ago. 

JSO: Pedestrian critically injured on Main St.

A woman was hit and critically injured Thursday in a crosswalk on Main Street in Downtown Jacksonville, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

JTA reroutes bus to avoid rock-throwing

As a result of several rocks being thrown at a city bus in the Kona Avenue area, the Jacksonville Transportation Authority has temporarily changed its Route 18 service.

Police need help identifying Jax ice thief

Jacksonville deputies need help identifying a man they say robbed an ice kiosk last year. Investigators say he pried open the door to steal money from inside. 

Grand jury indicts 4 in murder cases

The Duval County grand jury has indicted four defendants arrested in four separate murder cases.

JFRD: Motorcyclist airlifted after crash

BREAKING NEWS: A motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash with a tractor-trailer on Normandy Boulevard on Friday afternoon, according to Jacksonville Fire Rescue.

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IRS issues warning as tax season begins

With tax season arriving, people may be planning to hire someone to prepare their returns for you. The IRS urges you to be cautious when hiring a preparer.

Police investigate credit union robbery

The Duval Federal Credit Union at  500 S. McDuff Ave. was held up Thursday morning, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Meeting held to address toxic waste site

The Department of Health said northwest Jacksonville residents are safe, but people News4Jax spoke to said they're not buying it. Residents got a chance to get clear answers at a meeting held Thursday.

Shoot, don't shoot? Suspicious persons scenario

The Bradford County Sheriff's Office invited News4Jax to participate in exercises involving real-life scenarios that officers find themselves in all the time. The participants had to decide if their lives were in danger and if they should pull the trigger.

Shoot, don't shoot? Traffic stop scenario

The Bradford County Sheriff's Office invited News4Jax to participate in exercises involving real-life scenarios that officers find themselves in all the time. The participants had to decide if their lives were in danger and if they should pull the trigger.

Lawmakers call mental illness 'epidemic'

A Florida lawmaker who held a workshop in Jacksonville on Thursday said mental illness is an epidemic that's sweeping through the state's jails and prisons.

CDC recommends getting vaccinated

While some of the viruses spreading this season are different from those in the vaccine, vaccination can still provide protection and might reduce severe outcomes such as hospitalization and death.

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