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High School Sports

Proposed bill seeks to replace FHSAA

Proposed bill seeks to replace FHSAAThe 61 page, untitled bill, would affect all high school athletes in Florida whether they attend a public, private, or non-member home school.
  • High School Sports
  • 16 hours, 58 minutes ago
Local

Family believes missing woman headed to Jacksonville

Family believes missing woman headed to JacksonvilleFamily believes missing woman headed towards Jacksonville
  • Local
  • 17 hours, 6 minutes ago
Features

Ga. lawmakers consider hidden predator act

Ga. lawmakers consider hidden predator actOn a mission to get Georgia's Hidden Predator Act signed into law, a local man who says he was sexually abused as a child is speaking out.
  • Features
  • 17 hours, 10 minutes ago
Local

City investigators confiscate 83 dogs from Westside

City investigators confiscate 83 dogs from WestsideAfter inspecting the property, investigators from the Jacksonville's Animal Care and Protective Services confiscated 83 dogs from a property on Jacksonville's Westside.
  • Local
  • 18 hours, 26 minutes ago
Local

Problems for pension reform: rejection vote, lawsuit voids contract

Problems for pension reform: rejection vote, lawsuit voids contractIt has been a week of challenges for efforts to reform Jacksonville's pension program.
  • Local
  • 18 hours, 37 minutes ago
Military

First Coast families face fear, look for answers under ISIS threat

First Coast families face fear, look for answers under ISIS threatA First Coast mother fears for her life and that of her family after finding out her husband was named in a "hit list" reportedly distributed by supporters of ISIS, the terror group spreading death and bloodshed overseas.
  • Military
  • 18 hours, 48 minutes ago
Local

Springfield fire marks final fight for Battalion Chief

Springfield fire marks final fight for Battalion ChiefAfter 30 years on the job braving the heat and danger, a Jacksonville Fire Battalion Chief battled his final blaze in Springfield Wednesday.
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  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
Military

Sailor video investigation opens wounds for local woman

Sailor video investigation opens wounds for local womanJacksonville's Paula Coughlin, who was sexually assaulted by dozens of sailors at the raucous Tailhook convention, is reliving her nightmare because of the women allegedly videotaped on a Navy sub.
  • Military
  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
Local

Jacksonville City Council rejects pension reform bill

Jacksonville City Council rejects pension reform billThe Jacksonville City Council on Tuesday rejected a comprehensive pension reform bill, a top priority of Mayor Alvin Brown that he said would to save the city $1.62 billion.
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  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
Local

Jacksonville man sentenced to life in toddler's death

Jacksonville man sentenced to life in toddler's deathA Jacksonville man was sentenced to life in prison in connection to the 2012 death of a toddler.
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  • 1 day, 18 hours ago
Local

Florida backyard gun range bill rejected

Florida backyard gun range bill rejectedA move to outlaw using your backyard as target practice in the state failed.
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  • 1 day, 19 hours ago
Health

St. Johns County ranked healthiest county in Florida

St. Johns County ranked healthiest county in FloridaA new study has ranked St. Johns County as the healthiest county in the state of Florida.
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  • 1 day, 20 hours ago
Elections

Next Jacksonville Sheriff awaits election results

Next Jacksonville Sheriff awaits election resultsOutside of the mayor's race, the hottest political battle to watch Tuesday is the race to become the next sheriff of Jacksonville.
  • Elections
  • 2 days, 23 hours ago
St. Augustine

Weak link in St. Augustine seawall to see strengthening

Weak link in St. Augustine seawall to see strengtheningWeak link in St. Augustine seawall to see strengthening
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  • 3 days ago
Georgia News

Two arrested in brutal rape, murder case in Waycross

Two arrested in brutal rape, murder case in WaycrossPolice arrested Ryan Christopher Raulerson, 41 and Namon Wilcox Jr., 23, early Tuesday morning at a home in Ware County.
  • Georgia News
  • 3 days, 4 hours ago
Crime

Jacksonville-based aircraft assists in big drug bust

Jacksonville-based aircraft assists in big drug bustThe aircraft patrolling during the operation was based with the National Air Security Operations Center in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Crime
  • 3 days, 5 hours ago
Local

Jacksonville police officer who let woman drive patrol car to Hooters was suspended for 10 days

Jacksonville police officer who let woman drive patrol car to Hooters was suspended for 10 daysA Jacksonville police officer who let an unauthorized woman drive his police car was suspended 10 days and received a written reprimand as discipline, according to Sheriff's Office records released Monday.
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  • 3 days, 6 hours ago
Local

Flagler County Sheriff's Office offering free home inspections

Flagler County Sheriff's Office offering free home inspectionsThe Designated Citizen Observer Patrol is, according to the report, recently expanded to meet the needs of the community.
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  • 3 days, 8 hours ago
Florida News

Fort Lauderdale Police Officers Fired Over Racist Text Messages, Video: Officials

Fort Lauderdale Police Officers Fired Over Racist Text Messages, Video: OfficialsThree of the officers, Jason Holding, James Wells and Christopher Sousa, were fired following an extensive internal affairs investigation that began in October 2014, Chief Frank Adderley said at a news conference.
  • Florida News
  • 3 days, 10 hours ago
Florida News

Fort Lauderdale Police Officers Fired Over Racist Text Messages, Video: Officials

Fort Lauderdale Police Officers Fired Over Racist Text Messages, Video: OfficialsFour Fort Lauderdale police officers are off the force after exchanging racist text messages between themselves and creating a video with racial bias, officials said Friday.
  • Florida News
  • 3 days, 10 hours ago
Local

Reportedly dead Jacksonville businessman arrested in N. Carolina

Reportedly dead Jacksonville businessman arrested in N. CarolinaJose Lantigua, 62, former owner of Circle K Furniture, was jailed without bond in Buncombe County, N.C., which includes Asheville in the western part of the state, according to an inmate database the jail there maintains.
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  • 3 days, 17 hours ago
Weird

Accused Walmart shoplifter makes Spider-Man escape

Accused Walmart shoplifter makes Spider-Man escapeHoudini. Spider-Man. A shoplifter can add himself to this group after a daring escape from the clutches of Walmart security in Alabama last week.
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  • 3 days, 18 hours ago
Local

Utah to use firing squads if lethal drugs unavailable

Utah to use firing squads if lethal drugs unavailableUtah became the only state to allow firing squads for executions when Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law Monday approving the method for use when no lethal injection drugs are available, even though he has called it "a little bit gruesome."
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  • 3 days, 19 hours ago
Local

Bold thief in Mandarin caught on camera

Bold thief in Mandarin caught on cameraA thief makes a quick dash into a busy medical office in Mandarin and walks out with a doctors wallet.
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  • 3 days, 20 hours ago
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Military

Commentary: Shannon Ogden gives thoughts on ISIS 'hit list'

Commentary: Shannon Ogden gives thoughts on ISIS 'hit list'For the first time, First Coast News anchor Shannon Ogden steps away from the anchor desk and gives his personal take on the ISIS threats and the response from local military and law enforcement.
  • Military
  • 1 day, 16 hours ago
Local

Local agencies quiet on safety measures

Local agencies quiet on safety measuresClark Fouraker takes a look to find out what military agencies are doing to help protect those people who made ISIS's 'hit list.'
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  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
Local

First Coast military moms fear for life under ISIS threat

First Coast military moms fear for life under ISIS threatA First Coast mother fears for her life and that of her family after finding out her husband was named in a "hit list" reportedly distributed by supporters of ISIS, the terror group spreading death and bloodshed overseas.
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  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
Local

Sailor video investigation opens wounds for local woman

Sailor video investigation opens wounds for local womanJacksonville's Paula Coughlin, who was sexually assaulted by dozens of sailors at the raucus Tailhook convention, is reliving her nightmare because of the women allegedly videotaped on a Navy sub.
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  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
Local

Jacksonville City Council rejects pension reform bill

Jacksonville City Council rejects pension reform billThe Jacksonville City Council on Tuesday rejected a comprehensive pension reform bill, a top priority of Mayor Alvin Brown that he said would to save the city $1.62 billion.
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  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
Local

Backyard gun range bill in Florida rejected

Backyard gun range bill in Florida rejectedA law filed by Representative Darryl Rouson (D - St. Petersburg), would outlaw firing a gun on residential property. But, despite a passionate push for votes, it failed this week.
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  • 1 day, 19 hours ago
Local

Mayors candidates searching for Bill Bishop endorsement

Mayors candidates searching for Bill Bishop endorsementMayoral candidates Lenny Curry and Alvin Brown are now looking for approval from former mayoral hopeful Bill Bishop.
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  • 1 day, 20 hours ago
Local

Suspected serial medical office thief sought

Suspected serial medical office thief soughtHe moves quickly, in just seconds a thief who apparently targets medical offices along the First Coast, grabs wallets and uses the victim's credit cards to purchase thousands of dollars worth of gift cards.
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  • 1 day, 20 hours ago
Local

St. Augustine business shut down after arrest

St. Augustine business shut down after arrest A business was shut down after its owner was caught in a child sex sting.
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  • 1 day, 20 hours ago
Local

First Coast mom fears for life under ISIS threat

First Coast mom fears for life under ISIS threatA First Coast mother fears for her life and that of her family after finding out her husband was named in a "hit list" reportedly distributed by supporters of ISIS, the terror group spreading death and bloodshed overseas.
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  • 1 day, 22 hours ago
Local

Brown, Curry courting Bishop votes in Mayor's race

Brown, Curry courting Bishop votes in Mayor's raceThe mayor's race is down to two and both are courting the support and the votes of the third place finisher.
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  • 1 day, 22 hours ago
Local

7 sailors charged after videos surfaced of females on board

7 sailors charged after videos surfaced of females on boardThe Navy has charged seven sailors in connection with the illicit videotaping of female officers and student trainees aboard a submarine.
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  • 1 day, 22 hours ago
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Florida News

GALLERY: Wreckage, debris found after military chopper crash

GALLERY: Wreckage, debris found after military chopper crashDebris and human remains have washed ashore in Navarre, Florida Wednesday following a military helicopter crash Tuesday night.
  • Florida News
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Entertainment

GALLERY: RM Sotheboy's Amelia Concours d'Elegance 2015 Preview

GALLERY: RM Sotheboy's Amelia Concours d'Elegance 2015 Preview1988 Jaguar XJR-9
  • Entertainment
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Sports

Photos: UNF beats USC Upstate to win Atlantic Sun Championship

Photos: UNF beats USC Upstate to win Atlantic Sun ChampionshipUniversity of North Florida takes on University of South Carolina Upstate in the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship.
  • Sports
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Florida News

Cabela the brave dog who survived being shot and left tied to tracks

Cabela the brave dog who survived being shot and left tied to tracksCabela is resting in a special wrap after her surgery on Friday.
  • Florida News
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Sports

Photos: Maurice Jones-Drew through the years

Photos: Maurice Jones-Drew through the yearsUNITED STATES - DECEMBER 09: Football: Jacksonville Jaguars Maurice Jones-Drew (32) and Fred Taylor (28) victorious after winning game vs Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville, FL 12/9/2007 (Photo by Bill Frakes/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images) (SetNumber: X79257 TK1 R4...
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  • 3 weeks ago
Beaches

GALLERY: Sun shining over Jacksonville Beach

GALLERY: Sun shining over Jacksonville BeachWednesday was a sunny one out at Jacksonville Beach.
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago