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Man shot mulitiple times in Jacksonville's Durkeeville neighborhood

Jacksonville police say a man was shot multiple times Saturday morning at a home in a Durkeeville neighborhood. The victim sustained life-threatening injuries. He appeared to be in his 40s. The shooting happened inside a home in the 1300 block of West 12th Street, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office s


Jacksonville teens charged with planning attack on Bolles School

Two teens are charged with planning an attack on a prestigious private school in Jacksonville. Action News Jax reported on Wednesday that threats at the Bolles School came after a fight between the two teens.


Actor who played Lt. Dan in 'Forrest Gump' film throws free concert at NAS Jax

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A well-known actor from Hollywood arrived at the First Coast Friday night. Gary Sinise played Lt. Dan in "Forrest Gump" and he was nominated for an Academy Award for his role.


Jacksonville son charged with killing father

A Jacksonville man is charged with killing his father in an altercation Friday at his home at a Southside townhouse complex. Trenton Lauwereins, 24, is charged with murder in the shooting death of 44-year-old father, Joseph Lauwereins in the 4100 block of Crownwood Drive in a neighborhood off Gate P


JSO: Man charged with murder in father's shooting death

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A man was arrested Friday in the shooting death of his father on the city's Southside, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Trenton Lauwereins, 24, is charged with murder in the deadly shooting that police said happened about 1 p.m. Friday at a townhouse complex on Cr


Mixed City Council reaction to Jacksonville Landing deal

Jacksonville City Council members offered mixed reactions Thursday to an $18 million plan that could see the city of Jacksonville gaining control of the Jacksonville Landing and demolishing it.


World of Nations Celebration kicks off at Metro Park

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - If you want to take a trip around the world this week, you won't have to go farther than Metropolitan Park in downtown Jacksonville. The World of Nations Celebration kicked off at 10 a.m. Saturday. The multicultural festival will run through 7 p.m. Saturday and will continue fro


1 killed, 3 wounded within hours in 3 Jacksonville shootings

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - With four people shot, one fatally, within hours in three separate shootings Friday, crime was once again on the forefront of people's minds in Jacksonville.


Man wanted in murder of 19-year-old, Jacksonville police say

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A man is sought in the murder of a 19-year-old man last weekend on the city's Westside, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office announced Friday night. Police said they're looking for Trevon Wiley, also 19, in connection with the shooting death of Zyikye Barnhill. Police said Wiley is


Northside Coalition of Jacksonville calls for week-long ceasefire in wake of violent week

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Northside Coalition of Jacksonville (NCOJ) has called for a week-long ceasefire beginning Saturday in response to a string of violent shootings, some deadly, in Jacksonville.


Deputies release video of triple fentanyl overdose in Florida parking lot

(WESH) A new video from deputies in Seminole, County Florida paints a picture of the overdose epidemic in the state. The video shows three people suffering from symptoms of drug overdose at the same gas station.


Jacksonville community mourns 9-month-old boy who died suddenly

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A vigil was held Friday evening for a 9-month-old Jacksonville boy who recently died in a case of SIDS. Trenton Bryant was at home Feb. 10 when his parents found him unresponsive in his baby pen. The owners of his day care brought people together for the vigil to remember a youn


Teen's father tells what happened at Valentine's Day park shootout in Jacksonville

Valentine's Day 2019 will be forever etched in the minds of Ernest Williams and Orri Jones. That is the day their 14-year-old son was killed. "It could have been avoided, it could have been avoided," Williams said. "I would have never expected this in a million years."


Florida cop disciplined after suspects caught on camera fondling each other on trip to jail

A Florida police department has disciplined an officer for allowing two shoplifting suspects he was transporting to jail cuddle, kiss and perform sex acts on each other, according to a report.


Jacksonville families united in search for missing loved ones

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Dozens of families united by a common yet tragic bond gathered Friday at Jacksonville City Hall to raise awareness about loved ones who have been missing for months and, in some cases, years.


Today in Jacksonville History: Feb. 23, 1935

The City-County Consolidation League unveiled a "simple, novel plan" to merge Jacksonville and Duval County governments. The league recommended to the Duval legislative delegation that a single government replace those of the city, the county and the Beaches and Baldwin municipalities.


Foul play suspected after dead woman found in Jacksonville apartment complex

A dead woman was found inside a parked car at a Westside apartment complex Thursday night, and police are investigating it as a possible case of foul play. Officers responded to The Preserve at Cedar River in the 4300 block of Confederate Point Road about 6 p.m. to find the woman in the white car in


FDOT: Traffic signal upgrades coming to Jacksonville’s Southside next week

Jacksonville, FL - It will likely make your drive through Jacksonville’s Southside a little smoother when it’s done— the Florida Department of Transportation is upgrading the traffic signals along Beach Boulevard from Parental Home Road to Cortez Road starting next week.


Small plane crashes into Florida home

MIAMI (AP) - Federal authorities say a small plane has crashed into a Florida home. Authorities have not released any information about the two people onboard. The plane crashed into a home near Winter Haven Regional Airport on Saturday.


Do you recognize this person?

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Police on Friday afternoon released photos of a person they believe has information on a recent homicide in Jacksonville and that person's vehicle, a Toyota RAV4 with Michigan license plate DNV5811.