13-year-old indicted as adult in killing

The Duval County grand jury indicts a 13-year-old boy on a charge of second-degree murder in the June shooting death of a 54-year-old homeless man. State Attorney Angela Corey said Sharron Townsend, who was 12 when the homicide was committed, will be tried as an adult.


Jax man who tried to join jihad in court

A 20-year-old intercepted traveling from Jacksonville to Jordan trying to join a terrorist organization with ties to the Taliban and al-Qaida is facing sentencing.


JSO: 2 injured in drive-by shooting

A man and a woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a drive-by shooting Wednesday night in Northwest Jacksonville, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.


Man shot multiple times in Springfield

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says a man was shot multiple times in the lower body early this morning in the Springfield area.


Jacksonville citizens fed up with shootings

Three shootings have hit Northwest Jacksonville over the past 72 hours, one of which left a man dead on a sidewalk.


Molotov cocktail chars woman's car

A woman living in the Washington Heights area of Northwest Jacksonville said she's in constant fear for her life after someone threw a Molotov cocktail on her car parked in front of her home.


Reports detail 29 gun-at-school incidents

News4Jax has obtained reports for 29 incidents in Duval County involving guns at schools in the last two years.

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Canadian official hailed as a hero

During a long standing ovation by grateful lawmakers Thursday morning, the sergeant-at-arms credited with downing a gunman at Canada's Parliament appeared emotional.

Kevin Vickers, who regularly leads a procession into the House of Commons as session...


Dad arrested for truancy shares story

Forty-four Duval County parents are facing misdemeanor charges because their children missed too many days of school. One of those parents told News4Jax why his son missed so many days of school.


Seismic airgun testing may hit Florida soon

Seismic airgun testing on Florida's east coast is one step closer to becoming a reality.


Group aims to make Jax safe for peds

Advocates wanting to curb the number of pedestrians injured or killed in crashes in Jacksonville held a kick-off meeting Thursday.


Danica Patrick promotes girls program

Danica Patrick, the first woman to lead the Indianapolis 500 and the first woman to win the pole position at the Daytona 500, came to Jacksonville on Thursday to promote a program geared toward young girls.


Plans to fix drainage problem discussed

Transportation officials are now drawing up plans to fix a drainage problem in Jacksonville Beach.


Couples seek help paying for adoptions

For some couples dreaming of starting a family through adoption, it can be a long and expensive process. That's why many of them are now turning to social media and total strangers to help them cover the costs.


U.S. Marine Corps

On this day: October 23

The Smurfs are born, the U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut are hit by a truck bomb, Robert Bork's Supreme Court nomination is rejected, and the iPod is introduced, all on this day.

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Woman's car torched in front of her home

The victim of a firebombing is scared while police investigate.

Final debate and more discussed on TWIJ

This week we'll discuss the final governor's debate and remembering politician Tom Slade. Guests include Jennifer Carroll, Rick Mullaney and Beet Ralston, with interviews of Allison Tant and Leslie Dougher.


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