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Rescued boy released from hospital

An 8-year-old boy with autism who spent days exposed to the elements while lost in the woods near his grandmother's Baker County home was released from the hospital late Friday afternoon.

Published: Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:54:54 GMT

Pastors, Vitti meet about guns in schools

A group of youth pastors met with the Superintendent of Duval County Public Schools on Friday to discuss what can be done about the number of area teens carrying guns.

Published: Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:20:12 GMT

Missing teacher found in St. Johns County

A 62-year-old Palm Beach County teacher reported missing one week ago was found Friday afternoon by St. Augustine police at the Sleep Inn on Anastasia Boulevard.

Published: Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:02:11 GMT

Cops: Homeowner shot attempted robber

A man was shot several times by a homeowner after he tried to break into a Brentwood home early Friday morning, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Published: Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:04 GMT

Scott, GOP on 'get out vote' tour

Gov. Rick Scott's bus tour made two stops in northeast Florida on Friday, including a get-out-the-vote rally with Attorney General Pam Bondi and CFO Jeff Atwater hosted by the owner of the Jacksonville Landing.

Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:59:13 GMT

City wants UGA-UF game to stay in Jax

Nearly every Georgia-Florida game since 1933 has been played in the River City, but there's a possibility the longstanding tradition could come to an end because the city's contract is up in 2016. Special Section: Bark vs. Bite

Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:58:26 GMT

Man removed keys after crash into center

Twelve people were hurt when a woman drove her car into a plasma donation center on the Westside last weekend, but police said that number could have been more if one man didn't react quickly and grab the keys from the driver's car.

Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:57:47 GMT

Pete's Bar Turkey Day party still possible

The Thanksgiving Day street party that's been a tradition for nearly 30 years in Neptune Beach is back up for discussion after being put on the chopping block.

Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:57:04 GMT

Driver in double fatality 4X legal limit

A toxicology test shows driver whose car crossed the median of A1A in Jacksonville Beach and struck a car driven by a kindergarten teacher had a blood alcohol level of .33 percent. Florida's limit for driving under the influence is .08 percent.

Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:56:14 GMT

Vehicle crashes into RadioShack, leaves

A vehicle crashed into a RadioShack and stole several prepaid cellphones Friday morning, according to the store's manager and Jacksonville police.

Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:54:57 GMT

Missing 51-year-old woman located at rehab center

A missing 51-year-old Fruit Cove woman has been found safe at a rehab center in Jacksonville, according to St. Johns County deputies.

Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:23:28 GMT

Ex-band FAMU member convicted in hazing death

A former Florida A&M band member accused of being the ringleader of a brutal hazing ritual known as "Crossing Bus C" that killed a drum major was convicted Friday of manslaughter and felony hazing.

Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:07:38 GMT

Man sentenced to life in drive-by shooting

A 25-year-old man is sentenced to life in prison with a 60-year minimum mandatory for one count of second-degree murder, one count of first-degree attempted murder and one count of aggravated battery, authorities said.

Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:35:38 GMT

No injuries in I-95 crash involving UNF bus

A multi-vehicle crash this afternoon on Interstate 95 northbound just past Bowden Road left one car upside down and a UNF shuttle bus and a truck damaged, but there were no injuries.

Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:16:09 GMT

Testimony over in trial for detective's killing

Testimony is complete and closing arguments will be presented Monday in the felony murder trial of a man who was inside a Middleburg home when a Clay County detective was shot and killed during a meth raid in 2012.

Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:59:26 GMT

Reward offered for tips about illegal guns

The Gun Bounty Program offered by First Coast Crimestoppers is putting money behind its effort to get guns out of the hands of those who shouldn't have them.

Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:46:16 GMT

JSO promises tighter security for UGA-UF

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said with the influx of people for the Georgia-Florida game, security will be heightened with undercover and uniformed officers patrolling the area to make sure things do not get out of hand.

Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:32:18 GMT

Man, 24, charged in fatal hit-and-run

A 24-year-old St. Johns County man was arrested Thursday on a charge of leaving the scene of a crash involving the death of a 53-year-old pedestrian in July.

Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:20:15 GMT

Man accidentally shot in the buttocks

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is investigating how a man was shot in the buttocks late Thursday night in the Brentwood area.

Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:45:47 GMT

Woman awakens from coma, gives birth in St. Pete

A Tampa woman who was in a coma for several weeks after being hit by a truck in St. Petersburg has given birth to a healthy baby girl.

Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:27:53 GMT