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.

Classroom

Extra hour for low-performing schools

Fifty-two elementary schools in Duval County will now extend their school day by one hour in the coming school year. Dismissal at these schools will change to 4 p.m. every day.

Plane lands on Florida beach

Sarasota County Sheriff's Office

Girl struck by plane on beach dies

A 9-year-old girl struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family has died from her injuries, law enforcement officials in Florida said Tuesday.

Joseph Tether

2nd arrest in BP gas station killing

The man accused of shooting and killing a 21-year-old man at a BP gas station last week has been arrested.

George Zimmerman acquitted

Joe Burbank/POOL

Zimmerman 'patrolling' shop after theft

Although he's not a hired security officer, George Zimmerman has been "patrolling" near a Volusia County gun shop after it was robbed, according to the owner.

Christopher Redd and Jennifer Perry

Parents arrested after toddler dies from burns

The parents of a Panhandle 2-year-old have been charged with negligent manslaughter after their toddler died from untreated burns.

52 elementary schools to add extra hour

Some teachers and parents are divided over a new way to improve reading scores in struggling Duval County elementary schools: by adding an extra hour of reading instruction to the school day.

Plane crashed in swampy area of Nassau County

Pilot killed in small plane crash in Yulee

The 65-year-old pilot of a small plane was killed Monday morning in a plane crash in the Yulee area, according to the Nassau County Sheriff's Office.

Surgeon general: Avoid all tanning

The nation's acting surgeon general issues a major report Tuesday calling skin cancer a major public health issue that affects millions of people and is increasing every year.

School desk

200 teachers moved at 36 Northside schools

When the new school year begins in less than three weeks, students on the Northside and Northwest Jacksonville will have many new teachers.

Tropical depression - Tuesday noon

Disturbance likely to become 'Bertha'

Hurricane forecasters are growing increasingly confident that the Atlantic will have its second tropical storm of the 2014 season soon.

2 identified, 3 sought in Hastings beating

Two suspects have been identified and three others are being sought for questioning in connection with a beating that occurred at a Hastings home Sunday evening, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.

MMA-trained clerk surprises thieves

A convenience store clerk in Texas turned the tables on a pair of accused robbers.

Jacksonville shipyards

Khan's shipyards plan among many ideas

The shipyards on the downtown Jacksonville Northbank have been sitting empty for years. But they're quickly becoming some of the hottest property in the River City.

I-95 at SR 207 reopens after semis collide

Interstate 95 at State Road 207 was reopened after a crash involving two tractor-trailers, that closed the interstate for more than five hours.

Bradford family

Teacher, family recover after accident

A Clay County teacher is still recovering from a car accident that left her with a traumatic brain injury.

Plane crash

Plane remains in marshy area in Yulee

A small plane that crashed Monday morning in Yulee, killing its 65-year-old pilot, remains in the marshy area where it went down, and the Federal Aviation Administration has sent an Orlando-based crew to investigate.

Teen girl shot to death at Fla. movie theater

A 17-year-old girl has been found dead after a shooting at a movie theater in Bradenton.

No water coming out of faucet

Residents return to no water at complex

The issue plaguing a Hogan's Creek senior apartment complex that has been without water for weeks has been resolved. But when residents returned Tuesday afternoon, they still didn't have water.

FSU law professor was killed in his car

Tallahassee Fire Department records show that a Florida State law professor killed earlier this month was found by a neighbor bleeding in his car with the driver's side window "bashed open."

Ommy Irizarry posted this photo on Facebook on Saturday

Man killed by plane on anniversary trip

Hours before 36-year-old Ommy Irizarry was killed during a freak plane crash while walking with his daughter on a beach near Sarasota, he posted a message on Facebook marking his 9th wedding anniversary.

Fla. mom in legal fight over C-section delivers son

A woman who went to federal court in an attempt to avoid a fourth cesarean section has delivered her son after agreeing to the procedure.

Man surrenders after standoff in Palatka

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office says 39-year-old Barry T. Milton barricaded himself inside a home at 7th Avenue and Madison Street in Palatka on Tuesday night. He surrendered after more than five hours, police said.

Bear at WGV

World Golf Village on bear alert

Several residents of a St. Johns County neighborhood say they've seen a male bear and a female bear sauntering through their backyards -- even crossing streets.

IMAGES: Bear sightings at WGV |

Torrin Lawrence

AP photo by Charlie Neibergall/file

Jax track star killed in Georgia crash

Former University of Georgia 400-meter runner Torrin Lawrence dies early Monday morning in a car accident while driving home to Jacksonville.

Charles Mozdir

CNN

Suspected sex offender killed during arrest

Investigators say they sifted through hundreds of tips in their search for Charles Mozdir, but a phone call they got during CNN's "The Hunt" with John Walsh helped them crack the case.

On Monday, eight days after the show first aired, the 32-year-old ...

Jayzon Ahrens 16x9 train graphic

Train accident turns teen's life around

A brush with death when jumping onto a moving train has inspired a teen with a troubled past to not only turn his own life around, but help others.

Teens torture tortoise

Image from cell phone video

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.

Ebola

Centers for Disease Control

Ebola fears hit close to home

Patrick Sawyer had one stop to make before heading home to Minnesota to celebrate his daughters' birthdays: a conference in Lagos, Nigeria.

But when he landed in Lagos, Sawyer, 40, collapsed getting off the plane. He had been infected with Ebola in L...

Marissa Alexander rally

Activists march for Marissa Alexander

Activists are holding a "Stand Our Ground" week and will march and rally in support of Marissa Alexander on Monday morning.

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