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Man killed in mass shooting was aspiring Jacksonville rapper

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville man gunned down Wednesday in a mass shooting described as gang-related was an aspiring rapper who had performed at a strip club hours earlier.


Jacksonville police release identity of victim, suspects in deadly shooting near 24-hour laundromat

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office released the name of the victim killed in a shooting near a 24-hour laundromat off Merrill Road on Tuesday. Quartz Devonta Walden, 24, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to JSO.


Former Jacksonville Housing Authority employee found guilty of sexual battery

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A former Jacksonville Housing Authority (JHA) employee was found guilty of two counts of sexual battery Thursday after he was accused of threatening residents with eviction if they refused to have sex with him.


Free children's dental clinic coming to Jacksonville in February

Local children will get a chance to get free dental work next month during the 2019 Give Kids A Smile event. Kids ages 3-18 can get free fillings, cleanings and extractions. Organizers recommend that potential patients be prescreened to reserve an appointment.


Family shares painful details of woman killed passing through Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The family of the 21-year-old woman shot and killed earlier this month in Jacksonville is saying more about how she died, and wants people to know she was caught up in sex trafficking and was trying to get out of it.


JSO: Gunfire strikes car, occupied home on Jacksonville's Westside

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Officers with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office were sent to investigate a report of shots fired Thursday night in the Lackawanna neighborhood on the Westside.


Teen now charged with attempted murder after shots fired at FBI, police

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A 19-year-old that investigators said opened fired on FBI agents and Jacksonville police officers during an operation in Grand Park was arraigned Thursday on charges of attempted murder, court records show.


$100K fraud scheme was run from behind bars, sheriff says

Eight people took in a scheme that stole more than $100,000 from two companies, and the ringleader organized the crimes from behind bars, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said Thursday.


Things to do: Can’t-miss Florida events of the year

Everyone has at least one goal for 2019. Even those who don't believe in resolutions, who never bought into the concept of manifestation or care to set goals, have goals. Disagree? There’s someone out there who is determined to finish the next season of their favorite show on Netflix. That’s a goal.


Police search for murder suspect who triggered SWAT raid

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Police are looking for a murder suspect who triggered an hourslong SWAT situation Thursday at an Arlington home. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said a current homicide investigation led to a murder warrant being issued for 18-year-old Oneil Exantus, who police said should be


Video reveals interrogation after 7-year-old's shooting death

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Video released from the State Attorney's Office provides a glimpse at the interrogation of a man charged in a shootout that led to the death of a 7-year-old girl at a Westside shopping plaza.


Man, woman charged in murder outside Merrill Road strip mall

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A man and woman have been charged in connection with the shooting death of a 24-year-old man outside an Arlington laundromat, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office announced Thursday.


TRAFFIC ALERT: Flatbed truck overturns on SB I-95 west of downtown

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A flatbed overturned on southbound Interstate 95 just west of downtown about 12:20 p.m. Thursday. The Florida Highway Patrol reported all lanes were blocked .as of 1:20 p.m. It's unclear when the lanes will reopen.


Florida man used 'Fortnite' to target teen for sex, and there could be 20 more victims: authorities

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. — The massively popular "Fortnite" game served as a platform to connect a 41-year-old South Florida man to a teen and lure them into possible sexual activity, authorities allege.


1/17/19: Dueling Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfasts; Women's March; Cummer Museum

City Hall and local civil rights groups are in disagreement over who is hosting Jacksonville's premiere Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast, leaving the city torn between the events.


Woman dies from injuries 10 days after crash in Mandarin

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A woman died Tuesday from injuries sustained during a car crash in Mandarin, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Carly J. Cotugno, 33, was traveling northbound on Old St. Augustine Road toward San Jose Boulevard on Jan. 5 when her vehicle left the roadway, struck a c


Crews work to keep surrounding area safe ahead of implosion in downtown Jacksonville

On Sunday, the old Jacksonville City Hall Annex will become a pile of rubble. The implosion on Bay Street is scheduled for 8 a.m. This 15-story building will take minutes to implode, but the falling debris is expected to create a dust cloud that could last hours.


KFC employee hits Florida man in the face with a box of chicken, police say

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (FOX 30) - A Florida man is accusing a KFC worker of hitting him in the face with a box of chicken, deputies said. Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is investigating the alleged attack at the fast-food restaurant at 2258 Edgewood Avenue. According to FOX 30, the victim, Ronald Jenkins


Scene Calendar: Fun things to do

Special EFX: 7:30 p.m., Friday, Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall, 3000 NW 83rd St. Tickets: $15 adults; $9 seniors, children and UF students; free for SF students, faculty and staff. (sfcollege.edu/finearts, 395-4181) The Grammy-nominated jazz-fusion group will perform in a Master Artists Series conc


Heavy police presence, shooting in the Lackawanna area

Heavy police presence for a shooting on the 1900 block of Thomas Street in Lackawanna, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Crime Scene Unit is on the scene. This story is developing. Check back for more updates or follow us on Twitter @actionnewsjax.