Jennifer Greene

Tortoise torture suspect faces sex charge

An 18-year-old girl arrested earlier this month on animal abuse charges after a video appeared to show her and a younger girl torturing a tortoise was back in court Thursday facing a judge on a new charge: lewd and lascivious battery on a younger child.

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Girl, 7, infected with flesh-eating bacteria

A 7-year-old Jacksonville girl has been infected with a flesh-eating bacteria, the Duval County Health Department confirmed Wednesday.

12-year-old Sharron Townsend charged with murder

Police: Boy, 12, shot, killed homeless man

A 12-year-old boy shot and killed a 54-year-old homeless man last month in a what a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office chief called "a horrible, spontaneous event."

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Driver only fined in fatal Ponte Vedra crash

The woman who struck and killed a 26-year-old bicyclist last year in Ponte Vedra Beach will only be charged with failure to drive within a single lane, which carries a fine of less than $200.

'Pass-out game' has parents concerned

As more and more kids are gambling and cheating death playing the so-called "pass-out game," parents are expressing concern.

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.

Chikungunya fever hits the area

Girl, 15, 3rd case of chikungunya fever

The Florida Department of Health in Duval County has confirmed a third case of chikungunya fever, a disease spread by bites from infected mosquitoes.

Carlos Perez Jr.

Man killed in Arlington motorcycle crash

A man died Tuesday night after he crashed his motorcycle and hit a concrete barrier on an Arlington Expressway ramp, then fell off.

Person shot on Moncrief Road

Police are trying to figure out what led to a person being shot in the Ribault area early Wednesday morning.

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Off-duty officer captures robbery suspect

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office caught a man they said robbed a food mart in the Springfield area Wednesday night.

Glenda Broome Reeder

Missing woman found in Georgia

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office say a 73-year-old woman who drove off while her family was at Hannah Park on Tuesday was found later in Georgia.

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State OKs new North Jacksonville hospital

UF Health receives permission from state officials to open a new hospital just east of Jacksonville International Airport.

La Nopalera sued over wage violations

The co-owners of the La Nopalera restaurant on Atlantic Boulevard are being sued in U.S. District Court over allegations they didn't pay their employees minimum wage.


6 Floridians contract flesh-eating bacteria

Six people in Florida contracted a flesh-eating bacteria while swimming at the beach.

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6 hurt in crashes on I-10 near US 301

Two people were hurt in a crash on Interstate 10 at U.S. 301 late Wednesday afternoon, and four others were hurt in a chain-reaction accident in backed up traffic resulting from the first accident.

Eastern Equine Encephalitis advisory

Mosquito warning issued for horses, humans

Clay County issued a warning Wednesday about a rare virus that can be deadly in both horses and humans.

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Surveillance video shows bike theft

The Jacksonville Beach police are investigating a crime that was caught on camera last week.

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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.

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Deputies: Man video-recorded woman in bathroom

A 36-year-old Clay County man was arrested Monday on charges of video voyeurism.

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Father-to-be takes hilarious 'maternity pictures'

Having a sense of humor about pending fatherhood is generally a good thing. But in one Reddit user's case, it's a really good thing.

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Family falls victim to video game hack

A Jacksonville Beach couple is warning X-Box users after their son’s X-Box account was hacked and their credit card information was stolen.

New businesses for Springfield

New life is on it's way to the historic district of Springfield after announcements of several new retail shops coming to the area.

Police: Man shot in domestic dispute

Jacksonville police called to a shooting on Connie Jean Road just off 103rd Street late Tuesday night found a man with a gunshot wound outside Westview Elementary School.

Judge denies golfer's 'stand your ground' claim

A central Florida judge has denied a "stand your ground" claim by a golfer who is accused of beating a man who claimed a golf ball had hit his pickup truck.

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System in Atlantic may become tropical storm today

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

Orrianne Jewell

Deputies: Woman arrested after buying drugs

A 40-year-old St. Johns County woman was arrested Tuesday night on a charge of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.

Justin Footman

Man gets life for killing over marijuana robbery

A 25-year-old Jacksonville man was sentenced Wednesday to two life terms for the 2012 murder of a 19-year-old man.

Jameis Winston

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Cop once drew gun on squirrel-hunting QB

Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and Florida State teammate Chris Casher were held at gunpoint by campus police nearly two years ago while hunting squirrels with a pellet gun, police say.

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Woman, 68, jailed for having sex in public

A woman will serve six months behind bars after police say she was caught having sex in public at the pavilion ...

Lightning: Florida's deadliest hazard

A closer look at our biggest weather threat in the Sunshine State: lightning!

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