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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.
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  • 15 hours, 46 minutes 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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  • 15 hours, 55 minutes ago
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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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  • 16 hours, 58 minutes ago
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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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  • 17 hours, 22 minutes ago
On Your Side

How to complain to your city effectively

How to complain to your city effectivelyIt is a forty year old culvert and its age is now showing.
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  • 17 hours, 51 minutes 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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  • 18 hours, 19 minutes 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.
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  • 1 day, 22 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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  • 1 day, 22 hours 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.
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  • 2 days, 2 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.
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  • 2 days, 3 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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  • 2 days, 4 hours ago
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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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  • 2 days, 6 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.
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  • 2 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: 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.
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  • 2 days, 8 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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  • 2 days, 15 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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  • 2 days, 17 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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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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  • 2 days, 18 hours ago
Moms

At the table: summer camps

At the table: summer campsMoms and dads the deadlines are fast-approaching for Summer camps!
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  • 3 days, 6 hours ago
Local

Motorcyclist dead, SUV driver seriously injured after crash

Motorcyclist dead, SUV driver seriously injured after crashA motorcyclist has died and an SUV driver are in serious condition after a crash on US Highway 17 late Sunday night, Florida Highway Patrol confirmed.
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  • 3 days, 9 hours ago
Crime

Man reportedly robbed and shot at Lavilla Sportsman Club

Man reportedly robbed and shot at Lavilla Sportsman ClubA man has been allegedly robbed and shot at a nightclub in Jacksonville's northwest side early Monday morning, police said.
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  • 3 days, 9 hours ago
Local

Body found believed to be man who jumped from bridge

Body found believed to be man who jumped from bridgeA body floating near Exchange Island in the St. John's River was discovered by a kayaker this weekend. Authorities believe the body is the man who crashed into another vehicle and then jumped from the Mathews Bridge last week.
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  • 3 days, 10 hours ago
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Woman dies after losing control of car on dirt road

Woman dies after losing control of car on dirt roadA Lake City woman died after failing to navigate a curve on a dirt road in Columbia County Sunday afternoon, authorities confirmed.
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  • 3 days, 20 hours ago
Florida News

Florida family of 4 never returned from airboat ride

Florida family of 4 never returned from airboat rideAuthorities are searching for a family of four they say went out for an airboat ride in South Florida and never returned.
  • Florida News
  • 3 days, 22 hours ago
Florida News

Teen arrested after authorities say he choked deputy

Teen arrested after authorities say he choked deputyAn 18-year-old southwest Florida man has been arrested after authorities say he struck a deputy several times and choked him.
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  • 3 days, 22 hours ago
Florida News

Helicopter crashes into Orlando home

Helicopter crashes into Orlando homeCrash ignites fire at home on Alameda Street
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  • 4 days ago
News

Encounter with officer ends in tears, smiles and viral photo

Encounter with officer ends in tears, smiles and viral photoAsia Ford was determined not to give up the Rodes City Run and with the help of an officer, she crossed the finish line.
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  • 4 days, 2 hours ago
Local

Man dies after driver loses control of car in Callahan

Man dies after driver loses control of car in CallahanA man has died after the driver of the car he was in lost control on Griffin Road in Nassau County, Florida Highway Patrol confirmed.
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  • 4 days, 3 hours ago
Florida News

Torres: Did mom's drug past play role in child murders?

Torres: Did mom's drug past play role in child murders?Jessica Lacey McCarty didn't want to pray with Edna Chambers.
  • Florida News
  • 4 days, 4 hours ago
Local

Family of Douglas Swanson heartbroken, left with questions

Family of Douglas Swanson heartbroken, left with questionsThe family of Douglas Swanson is searching for answers from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Swanson's body was found in a retention pond off of Belfort Oaks Road 91 days after he disappeared after a party. An employee for Comcast noticed the roof of his...
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  • 4 days, 6 hours ago
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Children's consignment sale opens Thursday

Children's consignment sale opens ThursdayChildren's consignment sale opens Thursday
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  • 7 hours, 16 minutes ago
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Online ISIS threats: Should we be worried?

Online ISIS threats: Should we be worried?Online ISIS threats: Should we be worried?
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  • 7 hours, 42 minutes ago
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.
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  • 15 hours, 7 minutes 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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  • 15 hours, 16 minutes ago
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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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  • 15 hours, 34 minutes ago
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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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  • 15 hours, 50 minutes 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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  • 15 hours, 56 minutes ago
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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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  • 17 hours, 24 minutes ago
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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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  • 18 hours, 9 minutes ago
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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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  • 18 hours, 27 minutes ago
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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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  • 18 hours, 46 minutes ago
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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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  • 20 hours, 57 minutes ago
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Couple, authorities differ on legality of medical marijuana

Couple, authorities differ on legality of medical marijuanaCouple, authorities differ on legality of medical marijuana
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Volusia County deputies take down St. Augustine man

Volusia County deputies take down St. Augustine manVolusia County deputies taking down a St. Augustine man charged with traveling to meet a minor for sex.
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  • 1 day, 22 hours ago
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Reportedly dead Jacksonville businessman arrested in N. Carolina

Reportedly dead Jacksonville businessman arrested in N. CarolinaA Jacksonville businessman who was reported dead in Venezuela two years ago was arrested Saturday in North Carolina on federal charges that moved a twisting parlor game of high-stakes fraud claims from the courthouse to the jailhouse.
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  • 2 days, 15 hours ago
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HOA removes siding from homes

HOA removes siding from homesA home owner in St. Augustine says she is not happy after the HOA removed siding from her townhome.
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  • 2 days, 20 hours ago
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Caught on Camera: Doctor's wallet stolen

Caught on Camera: Doctor's wallet stolenSurveillance video shows the moments when a man steals the wallet of a doctor right from her office.
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  • 2 days, 20 hours ago
Local

Reportedly dead Jacksonville businessman arrested in N. Carolina

Reportedly dead Jacksonville businessman arrested in N. CarolinaA Jacksonville businessman who was reported dead in Venezuela two years ago was arrested Saturday in North Carolina on federal charges that moved a twisting parlor game of high-stakes fraud claims from the courthouse to the jailhouse.
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  • 2 days, 20 hours ago
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