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Principal was 'outstanding leader'

Students and teachers are mourning the death of Ponte Vedra High School principal Craig Speziale, who lost his battle with cancer. 

Andrea and Vernon Stephens

Wife: 'I knew in my spirit he was gone'

Vernon and Andrea Stephens were in the middle of their happily ever after. They were weeks away from celebrating 11 years of marriage. But that all changed a week ago.

House party shooting

1 dead, 1 hurt in house party shooting

A man in his 20s is dead and a teen is injured after an early Saturday shooting outside a house party in the Sandalwood area.

1 ejected, killed in crash on I-95

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating after a woman in a car stopped on Interstate 95 early Saturday morning was hit by another vehicle, ejected and then struck by two other vehicles that kept going.

Calder Sloan

Boy electrocuted by swimming pool light

A 7-year old boy is dead after he was electrocuted by the light in his family pool.

Darrell Gilyard

Pastor's sex offender probation modified

A judge has agreed to modify the probation rules for a former pastor who spent three years in prison for lewd and lascivious acts with two girls while he was leading his church.

Crystle Heidrick

Mom charged in crash that killed girl, 5

The mother who was driving when her 5-year-old daughter died in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 295 at State Road 9B in December has been arrested on charges of DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide and DUI.

Police: Clay Co. man killed on Northside

Neighbors tell Channel 4 that a man shot and killed late Thursday night was trying to break into Northside Jacksonville home and was shot by the homeowner.

Sinkhole picture

Sinkhole opens up in Central Fla. neighborhood

A sinkhole opened up between two homes in a Villages neighborhood Saturday morning.

Crime cameras

Secret cameras would aim to deter crime

Secret cameras could be coming to a neighborhood near you, especially if it's known for violence.

Documents: Teen inmate died of asphyxia

A 19-year-old inmate of the Clay County Jail died of asphyxia in a restraint chair after being pepper-sprayed in March 2013, according to investigative documents released Friday.

Social media logos

Social media clean-up could benefit future

When you put something on social media you're not immediately thinking of the effects it might have in the future. Careless posting to social media can cause some real harm to college-bound high school students.

Normandy abandoned house fire

Normandy home catches fire

A home in Normandy caught fire and fire crews were called to the scene around 10 a.m. Saturday.

Police lights

Man critical after falling out of truck

A man riding in the back of a pickup truck early Friday morning fell out and suffered life-threatening injuries. Now Jacksonville police are looking for the driver.

Elephant picture

Elephant calf charges a group of observers

How adorable is this? A group of people observing a herd of elephants, catch one of the younger members on video--charging at them! That is, until the little calf decides, maybe that's not such a good idea!

Heavy rain, storms still possible tonight

It's a Weather Authority Alert Day as a wall of heavy rains marches toward the greater Jacksonville area.  All of Channel 4's viewing area is under a flood watch as 4 inches of rain or more could fall within 24 hours.

Current radar | Watches/warnings | Semi overturns on I-95 |

Denver Delta jet

Daryl Orr/KDVR

FBI questions passengers on Delta flight

The FBI questioned passengers from a Delta Airlines flight from Detroit to Denver on Friday after a potential security threat.

"The majority of the Delta Flight 1500 passengers have been allowed to claim their luggage and continue with their travel pl...

Barack Obama August news conference


Why are some Dems running from the Affordable Care Act?

Recent figures from the Congressional Budget Office show that the Affordable Care Act will cost about $5 billion less to implement in 2014 than originally estimated.

Beach erosion concerns

Beach erosion emergency extended

Homeowners along the coast of South Ponte Vedra Beach are still worried about beach erosion on their property as St. Johns County has extended a state of emergency.

Cody Wygant killed baby video games

Citrus County Sheriff's Office

Cops: Man smothered crying son over video game

A Central Florida man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games on his Xbox and watch TV, sheriff's deputies said Friday.

Chad Heins

Exonerated in murder; accused of fraud

A man released from prison after being wrongly convicted of killing his pregnant sister-in-law has now been indicted by a federal grand jury for tax fraud.

Big rig overturns

Semi overturns on Old St. Aug. Rd. ramp

The entrance ramp to Old St. Augustine Road from Interstate 95 southbound reopened about two hours after a tractor-trailer overturned Friday afternoon.

Diver South Korea ferry

REUTERS/Issei Kato

13 more S. Korea ferry bodies brought ashore

Boat after boat, body after body from a capsized South Korean ferry came ashore Sunday morning, a solemn process interrupted by piercing cries and screams from passengers' kin.

The wrenching scene came after four police boats arrived in rapid successi...

Diver South Korea ferry

REUTERS/Issei Kato

Divers find 3 bodies in sinking ferry

Divers exploring the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol have found three bodies, according to the South Korean coast guard.

USS Hue City back at Mayport

USS Hue City back at Mayport after fire

One week after the USS Hue City left on deployment, the ship arrives back at Mayport this morning after an engine fire caused significant damage and forced the ship to turn back.

Rosado's daughters stand by headstone

Headstone donated to mourning family

A family of six who lost their mother to a tragedy will now hopefully gain a sense of peace after a special ceremony honoring their mother Friday.

Andrew Parham

15-year-old arrested in shooting death

A 15-year-old is charged with murder in the shooting death of a man who was a guest at a party he wasn't invited to last month.

Rebecca Sedwick

Tricia Norman/John Couwels

Rebecca Sedwick: New questions about bullying

It is a case about alleged bullying that garnered national and international attention.

Before she jumped to her death in September,12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick of Lakeland, Florida, was repeatedly bullied on- and offline, Polk County Sheriff Grady Jud...

Berkman tower under constructi

Unfinished plaza to go up for auction

The shell of a condominium tower on the St. Johns River that has sat untouched since a deadly collapse seven years ago is about to go on the auction block.

Mastodon tooth


Nine-year-old steps on ancient mastodon tooth

Mastodons -- elephant-like beasts that lumbered across North America more than 10,000 years ago -- are long extinct, but apparently it wasn't tooth decay that did them in.

A 9-year-old Michigan boy stumbled across something -- literally -- that, it tu...

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