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Traffic homicide detectives called to crash on Jacksonville's Westside

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Traffic homicide detectives with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office were called Friday afternoon to a crash on the city's Westside. The crash was reported about 4:30 p.m. on Ricker Road at Townsend Road. An aerial view from the Sky 4 helicopter appeared to show a damaged JSO pi

NEWS4JAX.COM - 2017-09-22 21:13:28

Clay County fire lieutenant run over at bar; Jacksonville firefighter, 2 others arrested

A Jacksonville firefighter and two other men are facing charges after a fire lieutenant was run over in the parking lot of a Clay County bar. John Taylor, a Clay County fire lieutenant, is in the intensive care unit with a broken pelvis, legs and ribs. According to deputies, he was run over by an F-

FOX30JAX.COM - 2017-09-22 20:57:52

Powerless Puerto Rico's storm crisis deepens with dam threat

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Rican officials could not communicate with more than half the towns in the U.S. territory as they rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam and the massive scale of the disaster wrought by Hurricane Maria started to become clear. A

FOX30JAX.COM - 2017-09-23 10:51:51

Hurricane Maria to move east of Jacksonville late this weekend

The "Buresh Bottom Line" is: stay tuned!... Always be prepared!..... City of Jacksonville Preparedness Guide... Georgia Hurricane Guide. Maria: LOCAL (JACKSONVILLE) IMPACTS - closest approach will be 550+ miles to the east late Sunday - Monday: - a high rip current risk this weekend into early next

ACTIONNEWSJAX.COM - 2017-09-23 13:45:31

Jacksonville pizzeria accused of overcharging customers by hundreds of dollars

Celino's Pizza in Arlington is defending itself against claims of overcharging customers, sometimes by hundreds of dollars. Rich and Talitha Pollock said they were once loyal customers of Celino's, until a recent trip earlier this month. They said they used their debit card to pay for two pizzas. "

FOX30JAX.COM - 2017-09-22 23:25:09

Police: Man hit by car in Northwest Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A man in his 50s was hit by a car and seriously injured Friday night in Northwest Jacksonville, police said. The crash was reported about 8:45 p.m. at West Moncrief and Cleveland roads. According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the pedestrian was taken to a hospital with

NEWS4JAX.COM - 2017-09-23 03:55:15

Prosecutors to seek death penalty in Jacksonville witness murder

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The State Attorney's Office intends to seek the death penalty for Jecorian McCray if he is found guilty of first-degree murder in the September 2016 slaying of a witness. McCray, 24, is accused of masterminding the plot to kill University of North Florida employee Joe Brenton an

NEWS4JAX.COM - 2017-09-22 17:07:22

Councilman: Jacksonville Sexual Predator Distance Requirement Limiting Business

Ray Hollister / WJCT News The Jacksonville City Council will soon consider a bill that would allow sexual predators to live closer to day care centers, schools, playgrounds, and parks. The bill's sponsor, Councilman Bill Gulliford wants to reduce the boundary from 2,500 feet to 1,500 feet. Gulliford

WJCT.ORG - 2017-09-22 20:58:11

Hurricane Irma damage: Jacksonville woman, 92, needs help getting tree off her house

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A local elderly woman is looking for help in removing a tree that came crashing down onto her home during Hurricane Irma. Eva Johnson, 92, said the tree pierced through her roof and created a hole in her West Jacksonville home. "If it rains, the water will come down," Johnson sa

FOX30JAX.COM - 2017-09-22 22:56:13

Hurricane Irma victim continues pay it forward at Jacksonville Chick-fil-A drive-through

A customer at a Jacksonville Chick-fil-A drive-through inspired a woman affected by Hurricane Irma to continue paying it forward to others in the line. Ashlie Johnson thanked a driver Friday on Facebook who was in front of her in the drive-through of Chick-fil-A location on San Jose Boulevard. In h

FOX30JAX.COM - 2017-09-23 20:16:38

Post-Irma pollution concerns parents in Northwest Jacksonville

Hurricane Irma sent more than 1.5 million gallons of raw sewage into local homes and waterways. But some floodwaters may have contained more than just sewage. The storm inundated some of the most toxic properties in the state, and one site caught the attention of federal regulators. Fairfax Street W

FIRST COAST NEWS - 2017-09-22 18:35:25

Jacksonville Moves Forward With Plan To Sue Opioid Manufacturers

The City of Jacksonville is moving forward with plans to launch a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies for their role in the city's worsening opioid addiction crisis. A new bill filed in directs the city's Office of General Counsel to investigate claims against the companies and select an outsid

WJCT.ORG - 2017-09-22 19:29:08

Jacksonville firefighter's home devastated by flooding during Hurricane Irma

Many firefighters who risked their lives during Hurricane Irma lost everything as they were helping others. Several Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department firefighters had homes damaged by wind, storm surge and flooding. A local rookie firefighter who has been on the force for about eight months ha

FOX30JAX.COM - 2017-09-22 23:24:03

French far-left leader rallies Macron critics to streets

PARIS (AP) - French far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon is rallying disaffected voters against President Emmanuel Macron's plan to weaken worker protections. Melenchon's party, Defiant France, says it is busing in protesters from more than 150 French towns for a protest march in Paris on Saturday. Ot

FOX30JAX.COM - 2017-09-23 07:22:10

Trump withdraws White House invitation to Golden State Warriors

President Donald Trump has withdrawn an invitation to the Golden State Warriors to visit the White House after Warrior's guard Stephen Curry told reporters on Friday that he didn't want to go. "Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team," the president tweeted Satur

FOX30JAX.COM - 2017-09-23 14:33:39

Wells Fargo Center to reopen 'in the coming days'

Two weeks after Hurricane Irma's wrath shut down the Downtown Wells Fargo Center, building management told tenants the tower could reopen soon. "Thanks to the diligent efforts of over 150 personnel working around the clock over the last 11 days, we are anticipating WFC to reopen in the coming days a

JACKSONVILLE DAILY RECORD - 2017-09-23 15:30:04

Mexico honors its greatest wrestler, El Santo, at centennial

But his silver-masked alter ego, El Santo, was a larger-than-life presence in professional wrestling rings, in comics and on the silver screen, helping popularize Mexico's "lucha libre" around the world and entering the pantheon of pop culture icons. "Lucha libre wouldn't be what it is today if it w

FOX30JAX.COM - 2017-09-24 03:10:38

Trump points to Iran missile test in criticizing nuke deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Saturday pointed to a reported missile test by Iran to renew his criticism of the nuclear agreement it reached with the U.S. and other nations. Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Friday displayed its latest ballistic missile capable of reaching Israel and much

FOX30JAX.COM - 2017-09-24 01:37:49

Man wants dogs back; county claims he left them during Irma

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control took away Joseph Licata's three dogs two weeks ago, alleging he abandoned them with Hurricane Irma approaching. Licata, desperate to get his dogs back, argues he didn't abandon them. Rather, he was on vacation in London, a trip he pla

FOX30JAX.COM - 2017-09-24 01:28:54

Price to stop private plane use on business during review

WASHINGTON (AP) - Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said Saturday he will stop flying private planes on official business while an internal review of the flights is being done and that he welcomes the review. Price defended the practice of using private planes on Fox News. A spokeswoman

FOX30JAX.COM - 2017-09-24 01:25:25