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Jury: Man shot people leaving birthday party

Arthur Lee Britt, 31, was convicted this week of shooting at people leaving a birthday party in November 2013.

Published: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:23:04 GMT

Deputies search PVB home, arrest 2

Three Ponte Vedra Beach men are arrested Friday on drug charges after St. Johns County sheriff's deputies find a large amount of cannabis, equipment used to extract THC from marijuana plants and drug paraphernalia in a home on Bermuda Court.

Published: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:11:54 GMT

Officer helps elderly woman with own money

A Jacksonville police officer was honored for helping an elderly woman he encountered while on the job.  He bought her groceries with his own money and made arrangements to get her home repaired.

Published: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:04:58 GMT

JFRD: Motorcyclist airlifted after crash

BREAKING NEWS: A motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash with a tractor-trailer on Normandy Boulevard on Friday afternoon, according to Jacksonville Fire Rescue.

Published: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:03:10 GMT

FOP video details concerns with JSO

A Jacksonville Fraternal Order of Police video posted to YouTube this week highlights many concerns the organization has with the state of affairs for police in the city. No. 1 on the list is pay. 

Published: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:51:41 GMT

Officials: Florida citrus industry in trouble

Florida has been battling a crop disease for the better part of a decade called citrus greening. If no cure for the disease is found, the entire Florida citrus industry could be gone within a matter of years.

Published: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:15:00 GMT

Fleming Island High honors student killed

There will be heavy hearts at Fleming Island High School as students and faculty honor the memory of Gianna Asencio, who was hit and killed by a car on her way to class Thursday morning. RELATED: 14-year-old struck in crosswalk | 

Published: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:31:04 GMT

Condemned man seeks stay as execution drug challenged

A Death Row inmate Friday asked the Florida Supreme Court to at least temporarily block his scheduled Feb. 26 execution while the U.S. Supreme Court considers a challenge to a key drug used in lethal injections.

Published: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:20:43 GMT

Tree removal angers Mandarin residents

Some residents in Mandarin are upset with the Florida Department of Transportation after construction work on a five-mile stretch of Interstate 295 led to the destruction of a large number of trees.

Published: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:02:54 GMT

Relatives of Ga. teen found in gym mat sentenced to probation

The parents and other relatives of a south Georgia teenager found dead in a rolled up gym mat have been sentenced to probation for blocking access to the Lowndes County courthouse during a 2013 protest.

Published: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:10:29 GMT

Deputies: 2 arrested in car burglary string

The Clay County Sheriff's Office arrested two men Thursday in connection with 26 auto burglary cases in the Middleburg area.

Published: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:55:21 GMT

Justices ponder definition of sexual intercourse

When the Florida Supreme Court hears arguments in a Monroe County case next week, it will consider what might seem a bizarre question: What is the definition of sexual intercourse?

Published: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:12:10 GMT

Sheriff asks for reservists back on streets

Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford is making a big request of local officers who pull double duty as weekend warriors.

Published: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:28:44 GMT

Plantation Oaks Boulevard to remain closed

State Road 23 in Clay County has reopened for traffic after an inspection from engineers, but a part of Plantation Oaks Boulevard is closed until further notice, affecting how some students get to Oakleaf High School and Oakleaf Middle School.

Published: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:17:59 GMT

No charges for Zimmerman in assault case

No charges will be filed against George Zimmerman over accusation that the thre a wine bottle at his onetime girlfriend in Lake Mary three weeks ago. 

Published: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:11:05 GMT

Deputies: Girl attacked leaving school

Flagler County deputies are searching for a man who they say followed a middle-schooler as she was walking home from a Palm Coast school.

Published: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:45:05 GMT

Split-second decision: Shoot, don't shoot?

The Bradford County Sheriff's Office invited News4Jax to participate in exercises involving real-life scenarios that officers find themselves in all the time. The participants had to decide if their lives were in danger and if they should pull the trigger.

Published: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:10:15 GMT

Meeting held to address toxic waste site

The Department of Health said northwest Jacksonville residents are safe, but people News4Jax spoke to said they're not buying it. Residents got a chance to get clear answers at a meeting held Thursday.

Published: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:09:29 GMT

Fleming Island student killed crossing street

Family and friends of a 14-year-old Clay County student who died after being struck by a car while walking to her bus stop early Thursday morning gathered in the evening for a vigil.

Published: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:29:02 GMT

CDC recommends getting vaccinated

While some of the viruses spreading this season are different from those in the vaccine, vaccination can still provide protection and might reduce severe outcomes such as hospitalization and death.

Published: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:02:05 GMT