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Man injured in drive-by shooting

One man is recovering after being shot in the leg in Northwest Jacksonville Monday evening, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

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Gangs: How they operate; who is joining

An assistant state attorney who has prosecuted gang-related crimes for years says no part of town is immune from their violence.

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Families fighting to keep kids out of gangs

After days of talk by community members and police about gang violence in sections of Northwest Jacksonville, News4Jax went to the neighborhoods to talk to parents raising children in areas where gang affiliation is common.

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Fernandina police chase, shoot suspect

Officers with the Fernandina Beach Police Department shot a man who tried to walk out of a Walmart with a television, threatened an employee with a syringe, then led police on a high-speed pursuit, police said.

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Woman claims former gang member stole dog

One Westside woman said she is fearing for her life after a man ran off with her Yorkshire Terrier after she posted an ad to sell the dog on Craigslist.

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Pastor: City needs National Guard's help

A local pastor has asked Gov. Rick Scott to call in the National Guard to help reduce crime in the River City. The last time the National Guard helped fight crime in Jacksonville was after sniper shootings on Interstate 295 in 1992.

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Business cleaning up after car hits building

A Northside business is closed after a man drove a stolen car through the building Sunday. Police say 18-year-old Tyrone Frazier stole his grandmother's car and crashed it into De-Champ's Cleaners on Soutel Drive.

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NWS confirms EF-1 tornado hit San Marco

People living in about a 3.5 mile stretch from San Marco to Englewood High School are continuing to clean up the damage left behind by an EF-1 tornado that hit Saturday.

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Khan's Shipyards plan gets highest score

A three-member committee that looked over the three proposals for the Shipyards re-development gave the highest score to Jaguars owner Shad Khan's plan.

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Mom of runaway toddler: Use child locks

A young mother hopes to draw attention to the importance of child locks in homes after her 2-year-old daughter managed to slip away in the middle of the night and wander all the way outside the neighborhood.

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Budget battle to impact land acquisition?

A standoff over health care money has left the state without a spending plan. Environmentalists are worried they’re going to become a casualty because of the budget battle.

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