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.


Parents, students struggle with loss

As students and faculty at Fleming Island High School wore purple -- the favorite color of the 14-year-old freshman -- and organized a prayer circle in the school's courtyard for the second day in a row, Gianna Asencio's parents sat by a memorial at the intersection where she was struck and killed Thursday morning. 

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.

Motorcyclist dies after Westside crash

A motorcyclist dies after a crash with a tractor-trailer on Normandy Boulevard on Friday afternoon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

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.

Elderly man killed in Putnam Co. crash

An elderly man was killed in a crash in Satsuma Wednesday evening.

Deputies: 2 arrested in car burglary string

The Clay County Sheriff's Office arrested two men Thursday in connection with a string of car burglaries that have been plaguing residents from Middleburg to Orange Park.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Pay with 'Lovin' at McDonald's?

Starting Feb. 2, you may have the chance to pay for your food at McDonald's with something other than money. 

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.”

14-year-old boy hit by car

Family members of 14-year-old Sean Chillingworth says he's recovering after he was hit by a vehicle on Pine Avenue and Houston Street in Green Cove Springs on Friday afternoon.

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.

FOP video details concerns with JSO

A Jacksonville Fraternal Order of Police video posted to YouTube this week highlights many concerns the organization has with the state of affairs for police in the city. No. 1 on the list is pay. 

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.

Man of wife killed, girl kidnapped speaks

For the first time, a Middleburg man is speaking out after his wife was murdered and his 10-year-old daughter was kidnapped and sexually assaulted in early December.

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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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Officer helps elderly woman with own money

A Jacksonville police officer was honored for helping an elderly woman he encountered while on the job.  He bought her groceries with his own money and made arrangements to get her home repaired.

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. 

Shoot, don't shoot scenarios affect activist

A NAACP activist says his recent experience participating in real-life situations with sheriff's deputies has motivated him to encourage city leaders to seek change.

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.

Oakleaf overpass closed up to 3 months?

Parents and students in the Oakleaf community who had a longer-than-usual commute to their schools Friday have now learned that the problem on Plantation Oaks Boulevard could take up to three months to repair.

Grand jury indicts 4 in murder cases

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

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.

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