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Crime

"Scorched Earth" sex offender laws burn first jail inmate

"Scorched Earth" sex offender laws burn first jail inmateThe 37-year-old violent sexual predator has faced charges over the past decade of forcible sodomy, false imprisonment, robbery, rape, and impersonating a police officer.
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  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
Local

U.S.-Cuba relations news draws mixed Fla. reactions

U.S.-Cuba relations news draws mixed Fla. reactionsWhile protesters gathered in South Florida furious over the decision to ease relations between the U.S. and Cuba, a Jacksonville woman with close ties to Cuba says she's relived by the move.
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  • 1 day, 13 hours ago
Crime

Fla. parole commission hears 'prison Houdini' case

Fla. parole commission hears 'prison Houdini' caseA man known as the prison Houdini might finally see freedom after more than 35 years - this time without an elaborate escape.
  • Crime
  • 1 day, 14 hours ago
News

1st Florida gay divorce granted by judge

1st Florida gay divorce granted by judgeThe first formal divorce for a gay couple in Florida has been granted
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  • 1 day, 22 hours ago
Local

Update: One-month-old Demarion Hampton found safe

Update: One-month-old Demarion Hampton found safeAuthorities are looking for a one-month-old who was last seen Sunday with a family friend
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  • 2 days, 21 hours ago
Nation

Teen wrongfully arrested settles suit for $50K

Teen wrongfully arrested settles suit for $50KA teenage boy wrongfully arrested in northeast Florida for a sex crime has settled a legal claim for $50,000.
  • Nation
  • 3 days, 1 hour ago
Politics

Jeb Bush to 'actively explore' run for president

Jeb Bush to 'actively explore' run for presidentKristy Campbell, a spokeswoman for Bush, said he has not yet made a final decision
  • Politics
  • 3 days, 2 hours ago
News

Florida files petition to keep gay marriage ban

Florida files petition to keep gay marriage banFlorida Attorney General Pam Bondi is filing an emergency petition to try to keep the state's gay marriage ban in place past Jan. 5.
  • News
  • 3 days, 13 hours ago
Politics

Proposed law strengthens social media privacy in the work place

Proposed law strengthens social media privacy in the work placeA growing issue of employers seeking social media passwords from their employees inspired new legislation
  • Politics
  • 3 days, 17 hours ago
Money

Florida leads in foreclosures: Jacksonville near tops in state

Florida leads in foreclosures: Jacksonville near tops in stateAs the year is wrapping up, Florida continues to lead the country in home foreclosure activity with Duval County one of the most active in the state in the number of court filings.
  • Money
  • 3 days, 17 hours ago
Local

St. Johns County official investigated for health care fraud

St. Johns County official investigated for health care fraudFormer employees allege a business owned by a St. Johns County official improperly billed Medicaid and Medicare.
  • Local
  • 6 days, 12 hours ago
Nation

Police body cams raise privacy, other issues

Police body cams raise privacy, other issuesThe push for law enforcement officers to use body cameras when on duty, both nationally and across Florida, breaks new ground and also raises several new issues.
  • Nation
  • 6 days, 15 hours ago
Local

Clay couple arrested for squatting in million-dollar home

Clay couple arrested for squatting in million-dollar homeA young, married couple attempted to take over an estate valued over $1 million in Keystone Heights, according to the Clay County Sheriff's Office.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Local

B.E.A.K.S. founder rescues pelican from traffic

B.E.A.K.S. founder rescues pelican from trafficThe bird absorbed glancing blows from three vehicles before a truck screeched to a halt in front of it, witnesses say.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Local

Elderly man killed in mobile home fire

Elderly man killed in mobile home fireOfficials suspect a space heather might be to blame for a fatal fire in Clay County
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Weird

Sexual predator wins $3 million from Florida Lottery

Sexual predator wins $3 million from Florida LotteryThe television station says Poole was arrested in 1999 for on a charge of sexually battering a 9-year-old boy.
  • Weird
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Crime

Accused murderer, rapist Davidson "not a sexually violent predator" according to state

Accused murderer, rapist Davidson "not a sexually violent predator" according to stateState records show Davidson was flagged by DOC more than a year before his release for review under the Jimmy Ryce Act.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Local

Gainesville teen fights off sexual battery attempt: police

Gainesville teen fights off sexual battery attempt: policeA 16-year-old girl was able to fend off an attacker who tried to rip off her clothes as she walked to the bus stop Tuesday morning, authorities say.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago