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FWC: Bears hunters can kill to 320

Florida wildlife officials have approved the killing of 320 black bears next month during the state's first bear hunting season in more than 20 years.

Published: Fri, 04 Sep 2015 09:35:58 GMT

Teen to be tried as adult in mom's killing

Mitchell Daughtry, 14, is charged with second degree murder after police say he stabbed his mother, Pamela, to death, stole the family SUV and drove to South Florida. 

Published: Fri, 04 Sep 2015 07:19:45 GMT

JSO busts 2 major trafficking operations

Kilos of cocaine, pounds of marijuana, weapons and a tangled web of drug suppliers and distributors are off the streets after a nine-month drug trafficking sting dubbed Operation Eastbound and Down, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office announced Thursday.

Published: Fri, 04 Sep 2015 04:05:14 GMT

Crews battle blaze at Westside home

It took 20 fire units to contain a house fire on the Westside Thursday evening.

Published: Fri, 04 Sep 2015 04:02:43 GMT

450th kicks off with Spanish concert

Imagine coming to America for the first time and the top thing on your to-do list is to play a concert in front of nearly 1,000 people. That dream became a reality for a group of bands playing an opening night concert for St. Augustine's 450th celebration.  

Published: Fri, 04 Sep 2015 03:15:37 GMT

Overflowing humane society holds adoption

To celebrate Labor Day, the Jacksonville Humane Society is encouraging the community to adopt by offering an adoption special.

Published: Fri, 04 Sep 2015 02:58:59 GMT

JIA upgrades baggage scanning machines

Changes to travelers' routines for air travel are now underway at the Jacksonville International Airport as the Airport Authority upgrades its baggage screening system.

Published: Fri, 04 Sep 2015 02:51:17 GMT

Scott accused of political games with Planned Parenthood

Emails show the governor’s office changed a press release involving investigations into Planned Parenthood, and the health care group said the changes show the governor was only trying to play political games.

Published: Fri, 04 Sep 2015 02:11:15 GMT

Ruben Ebron's ex talks about Lonzie case

Ruben Ebron's ex-girlfriend and the mother of three of his children has decided to come forward and open up on the type of man she believes Ebron is, the way he's been portrayed and how she feels about Lonzie's mother, Lonna Barton. 

Published: Fri, 04 Sep 2015 01:31:10 GMT

Old city businesses hopeful for big crowd

Workers are erecting the main stage in Plaza de la Constitución where national recording artists will perform both Friday and Saturday as St. Augustine celebrates its 450th birthday. 

Published: Thu, 03 Sep 2015 22:50:53 GMT

Coast Guard: Stay safe, alert on water

Coast Guard officials say Labor Day weekend is their busiest time of year for responding to boating emergencies. 

Published: Thu, 03 Sep 2015 22:31:34 GMT

New body found in old Putnam County cemetery

Putnam County Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating after a body was found Thursday morning in a small, remote cemetery off Federal Point Road.

Published: Thu, 03 Sep 2015 22:31:09 GMT

Motorcyclist killed in Blanding Blvd. crash

A 56-year-old motorcyclist was killed Thursday morning when a van turned in front of his path on Blanding Boulevard, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Published: Thu, 03 Sep 2015 22:28:54 GMT

Troopers participating in SOAR program disciplined

One of three state troopers reviewed under a special overtime program to deter speeders has been found to claim overtime for hours spent at home or eating. But some of those being disciplined said they were following an unwritten rule that's been in place for decades.

Published: Thu, 03 Sep 2015 22:28:32 GMT

Man sentenced in 2014 murder

A man was sentenced Thursday to prison following his conviction in July for one count of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and one count of second-degree murder.

Published: Thu, 03 Sep 2015 22:24:37 GMT

Man convicted of molesting child sentenced

A 22-year-old man convicted of lewd or lascivious molestation on a child victim has been sentenced, state attorneys say.

Published: Thu, 03 Sep 2015 22:15:08 GMT

Officer charged with helping son escape

A 15-year veteran of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office has been arrested and charged with aiding escape in connection with a major drug ring bust, police announced Thursday.

Published: Thu, 03 Sep 2015 22:12:05 GMT

Man sentenced to 20 years for firing gun

A Jacksonville man was sentenced to a mandatory 20 years in prison for firing a gun toward his child's mother in July 2013, according to the State Attorney's Office.

Published: Thu, 03 Sep 2015 21:38:37 GMT

Death penalty debate follows drug review

Florida doesn’t have any scheduled executions on the books and is in the midst of it’s longest stretch without one since the governor’s first year in office.

Published: Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:44:16 GMT

Surveillance captures takedown of fleeing driver

A Marion County deputy and his K-9 took down a driver who led them on a high speed chase that was caught on surveillance.

Published: Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:09:31 GMT