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Felon with gun kills daughter, grandkids

An ex-convict who killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself yesterday had been in and out of jail and spent time in prison in connection with accidentally shooting his son to death during a hunting trip 13 years ago, according…

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Man convicted in death of brother, shooting of sister-in-law

A jury convicted a 57-year-old man Friday afternoon on one count of manslaughter with a weapon, one count of attempted second-degree murder, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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New effort to curb sex assaults on campus

President Barack Obama announced Friday a nationwide effort to curb sexual assaults on college campuses and Florida colleges, including Florida State University, has its work cut out.

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Grand jury investigating Public Defender

A Duval County grand jury has been investigating Public Defender Matt Shirk, a source tells News4Jax.

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Man found shot to death on Northside

A man was found dead on a sidewalk at a Northside apartment complex Friday morning, according to Jacksonville police.

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Background: Killer shouldn't have had gun

The background of the man who deputies said shot and killed his daughter and six grandchildren then himself Thursday shows he should have never had access to the gun used during the murders and suicide.

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Community rocked by mass killing

At the elementary school where four of the mass-shooting victims would have gone to class this morning, the principal, school superintendent and others stood outside to show support for the children, many of whom were walked into the school by…

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How to help children cope with tragedy

A local bereavement counselor tells News4Jax that children in the small community of Bell will be dealing with the impact of Thursday's mass killing-suicide for years.

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3 arrested in robbery of elderly woman

Three people were arrested in the robbery and attack of an elderly woman Wednesday afternoon in Lake City.

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Palatka issues boil water notice for city

Palatka residents are advised to boil any water used for human consumption for at least three minutes before using it.


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Man gets life for killing 28-year-old in 2012

A 37-year-old Jacksonville man was sentenced Friday to mandatory life in prison for the second-degree murder of another man in 2012.

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