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Fla orders drop in workers' comp rates

Florida regulators are approving a drop in workers' compensation insurance rates.

Published: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 02:05:00 GMT

Residents get process to fight for safer streets

City Council on Tuesday night unanimously passed bills that would allow Jacksonville residents to petition to lower speed limits on local roads and petition to install pedestrian crosswalks.

Published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:51:03 GMT

JFRD: 2 hospitalized after house fire

A man in his 20s was pulled from the bedroom of a burning East Arlington home by firefighters on Wednesday morning. That man was critically injured and his uncle, who made it out by himself, was also hospitalized.

Published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:48:51 GMT

No answers to who, why toddler was shot

Police investigating a reported home invasion on the Westside where a 3-year-old girl was shot in the finger have no new information, and neighbors are questioning whether there was a crime at all.

Published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:23:10 GMT

Woman killed in Jacksonville Beach crash

Police said an elderly woman passenger died in a crash early Wednesday afternoon on South Beach Parkway when a tow truck backed into her car. 

Published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:05:38 GMT

FSU shooting victim recovering

Nathan Scott -- the 30-year-old Florida State University employee who was one of three people shot when a gunman entered the Strozier Library a week ago -- is recovering comfortably at home. 

Published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:54:05 GMT

Ron Davis: Not surprised cop not indicted

A local father who knows the sting of losing his teenage son to violence has formed a friendship with the father of Michael Brown. Through shared loss, the two fathers have formed a bond that carried through Monday's grand jury announcement.

Published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:49:47 GMT

FHP cites Clay Co. lieutenant with speed

After an investigation into an accident that injured a teenager, the Florida Highway Patrol has cited Clay County Sheriff's Office Lt. Baylor Alexander with driving too fast for conditions.

Published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:24:09 GMT

Does mental health need more attention?

In the wake of the shootings at Florida State University and the killing of a deputy sheriff at the hands of an anarchist, mental heath professionals are saying more value needs to be placed on mental heath counseling.

Published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:02:34 GMT

SJC locates car that hit, killed bicyclist

St. Johns County traffic homicide detectives believe they've found the vehicle that struck and killed a bicyclist early Sunday morning. Investigators are still waiting for a break in a second hit-and-run that left a man dead in St. Johns County last weekend.

Published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:32:06 GMT

LGBT activism grows in Florida Panhandle

In conservative Pensacola, Sara Latshaw feared her months-long campaign to get the city council to recognize domestic partnerships was about to fail.

Published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:09:34 GMT

Governor appoints new 4th circuit judge

Gov. Rick Scott announced Wednesday the appointment of Judge Angela Cox to the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court.

Published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:00:04 GMT

Pedestrian hit by box truck on Southside

One person is recovering after being hit by a truck in the Mandarin Station area early Wednesday morning, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:48:12 GMT

Is your cellphone spying on you?

It's one of the few things we all carry with us everywhere we go: a cellphone. But News4Jax discovered many devices are tracking every move you make, and most people have no idea.

Published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:48:22 GMT

AAA: 46.3M to travel Turkey day weekend

If you're hitting the road, which 46.3 MILLION Americans are, be prepared for that holiday traffic. AAA said the travel forecast is a good sign that people are feeling more confident financially about their future.

Published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:53:39 GMT

Small businesses warned of bill scams

The Better Business Bureau has issued a warning about questionable letters being sent to small business owners.

Published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:43:38 GMT

Officer fires on man during traffic stop

A local father who was shot at by a Jacksonville Sheriff's officer during a traffic stop Monday night says when he heard the gunfire, he believed either he or his 6-year-old daughter had been hit.

Published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:42:54 GMT

Police: 3-year-old shot in home invasion

A 3-year-old child was shot in a finger in a home invasion Tuesday afternoon on the Westside, according to Jacksonville police.

Published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:40:00 GMT

Troopers ID 19-year-old hit crossing US 1

The Florida Highway Patrol said a young man who was not wearing reflective gear and was not on a crosswalk was struck Monday night while crossing U.S. 1 at Shores Boulevard.

Published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:39:55 GMT

Sociologist: Setback for race relations

Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, a sociologist at the University of North Florida, said protests will continue and possibly even ramp up if more police shootings occur where unarmed African-American males are killed by officers.

Published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:21:39 GMT