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Columbia High call about gun a hoax

Columbia High School was locked down for a short time Wednesday after getting a 911 call that someone had a gun in the school, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Transformer fire

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Transformer fire leaves companies without power

A fire from an underground transformer at 221 Riverside Ave. Wednesday morning left about 100 customers without power and affected downtown traffic lights.

Car towed in hit-and-run

Police: Child killed in hit-and-run

A 3-year-old boy died in a hit-and-run crash Tuesday night in Putnam County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

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Florida's crime rate dropped 4.7% in 2013

Florida's crime rate dropped 4.7 percent in 2013, the lowest number since the state began compiling the statistics.

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Cops: Man threatened to rape elderly woman

Police in Jacksonville have arrested a 29-year-old man who they said broke into an elderly woman's home, demanded money and threatened to rape and shoot her.


Child Abuse Prevention Conference held

Local organization the Exchange Club Family Center of Northeast Florida is hosting the 21st annual Child Abuse Prevention Luncheon and Conference Wednesday, recognizing Child Abuse Awareness Month.


Overflowing apartment dumpster emptied

The overflowing dumpster at a Westside apartment complex has been emptied.

Michael Dunn in court

Judge delays Dunn's murder retrial

The retrial for Michael Dunn in the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis has been delayed.


Man arrested in September nightclub killing

U.S. Marshals have arrested a 34-year-old man in connection with the shooting death of a 21-year-old man in a Southside nightclub last year.


3 hurt in 2-vehicle crash in Elkton

Two men and a woman were injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday night in Elkton, according to St. Johns County deputies.

Ferry repairs

St. Johns River Ferry awarded $900K grant

The Federal Highway Administration has awarded the St. Johns River Ferry a $900,000 grant from the Federal Lands Access Program.


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