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 to authorities and records.


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 their parents.


Background: Killer never should 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.


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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Police: Officer kills cuffed man with gun

Police say a Savannah police officer killed a handcuffed, armed man Thursday as the man tried to break out of a patrol car, a shooting that stirred up citizens and prompted the mayor to acknowledge that the community has "many questions."



24-year-old dies in Ponte Vedra crash

A 24-year-old man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Ponte Vedra Beach early Friday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.


Police: Gainesville kidnapping unfounded

The incident that led to a Gainesville man being arrested earlier this week on charges of kidnapping and battery after an 8-year-old girl was reportedly taken inside his apartment against her will did not occur, according to the Gainesville Police Department.



NFL's Goodell: 'We'll get our house in order'

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters on Friday that he never considered resigning his post despite calls that he step down over his handling of the Ray Rice domestic abuse scandal and others.

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Satanic messages spray painted on church

Swastikas, 666 and other satanic messages covered the Murray Hill Presbyterian Church Friday morning.



Fla. August unemployment rate ticks up

The August rate of 6.3 percent is up slightly from 6.2 percent in July and remains above the national average of 6.1 percent. 

INSIDE: County-by-county jobless rates | 


Energy-saving appliances tax-free for 3 days

Floridians can buy energy saving appliances through Sunday without paying sales taxes.

DETAILS: Florida's energy-efficient tax holiday


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Best ways to start every work day

Morning routines are crucial for work day success, according to some career experts. Take a look at the most important things you should do at the start of every work day.


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On this day: September 19

George Washington says goodbye, America takes nuclear testing underground, Simon & Garfunkel reunite in Central Park, and emoticons are born, all on this day.

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Psychologist on talking to kids about mass killing

A psychologist talks about what parents can say to their children after hearing about a mass killing.

Former Mayor Godbold focus of film, TWIJ

Former Mayor Jake Godbold, the focus of a new Leadership Jacksonville film in Legacy Series, along with Tom Wills and Leadership Jacksonville executive Jill Langford Dame join us to discuss Godbold's impact.


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