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Sen. Thrasher among finalists for FSU job

Powerful state Sen. John Thrasher, a St. Augustine Republican who serves as chairman of Gov. Rick Scott's re-election campaign, and three other candidates with more-traditional academic backgrounds will be interviewed Tuesday before a vote is taken on the next president of Florida State University.

Published: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:07:57 GMT

Murray Hill residents want to see change

People in the Murray Hill area say they're tired of all of the crime there and something needs to be done.

Published: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:38:43 GMT

Officials: Student brought gun to Fletcher

Duval County school officials said a gun was confiscated and a student was arrested at Fletcher High School on Monday morning. The gun was not used and there were no injuries.

Published: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:37:34 GMT

Some council members want restored funding

The City Council is preparing for what it thinks will be a marathon meeting Tuesday night with plenty of amendments to go over the city budget.

Published: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:36:55 GMT

3 kids hurt, 1 seriously, in Beach Blvd. crash

Three children were injured, one with life-threatening injuries, in a crash on Beach Boulevard near Kernan Boulevard Monday afternoon.

Published: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:36:48 GMT

Jury selection begins in Dunn's retrial

Thirty-seven potential jurors in the retrial of Michael Dunn in the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis were excused Monday because they had fixed opinions on the case, but 28 were asked to return Tuesday. FULL COVERAGE: State vs. Michael Dunn | 

Published: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:36:22 GMT

Cops: Teacher had sexual contact with teen

A Central Florida high school teacher was arrested on allegations of having sexual contact with a 16-year-old girl.

Published: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:34:34 GMT

Demonstrators, distractions at Dunn trial

The retrial of Michael Dunn on murder charges is unfolding much like his first trial in February: Demonstrators and national and media outside the Duval County Courthouse and extra security inside as scores of potential jurors are brought in to be asked what they've heard about this case.

Published: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:05:46 GMT

Marijuana businesses hope to blossom

With the potential legalization of medical marijuana by voters this fall, more than 100 corporations using the name marijuana have been formed in Florida, and more are likely to set up shop if the amendment is approved.

Published: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:39:29 GMT

1 arrested 1 sought in Jax Beach shooting

One man was arrested and an active duty sailor is being sought in connection with the shooting of another man in Jacksonville Beach on Sept. 6.

Published: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:26:22 GMT

Police: Man robs store, changes at Target

A man robbed a GameStop, went into a Target to change clothes and then hid in the bathroom of a Chili's restaurant before being arrested Sunday morning, according to Jacksonville Beach police.

Published: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:04:30 GMT

Man, 21, gets life for 2013 killing

A 21-year-old Jacksonville man was sentenced Monday morning to life in prison, with a 25-year minimum mandatory, for the 2013 shooting death of a 33-year-old man.

Published: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:36:22 GMT

Jury selection begins in Dunn's retrial

The retrial of Michael Dunn in the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis begins with interviews of 100 prospective jurors and demonstrators gather outside calling for "Justice for Jordan." FULL COVERAGE: State vs. Michael Dunn | 

Published: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:44:33 GMT

Package found near courthouse 'rendered safe'

Jacksonville police say a suspicious package found at West Adams and North Pearl streets, near the Duval County Courthouse, was "rendered safe" Monday morning.

Published: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:18:33 GMT

Man killed in accident on Airport Road

A 69-year-old man was killed Saturday morning after crossing the median on Airport Road and hitting another car.

Published: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:19:39 GMT

Miami 3-year-old shot in leg

A 3-year-old boy was shot in the leg Sunday following a domestic dispute at his northwest Miami-Dade County home.

Published: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:06:53 GMT

Greyhound deaths probed at dog tracks

Between May 2013 and July 2014, the deaths of 149 greyhounds have been reported at Florida's 13 dog tracks, an average of one greyhound death every three days.

Published: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:02:58 GMT

Family: Man shot by Volusia Co. deputy was deaf

Family members say a man fatally shot by a Volusia County sheriff's deputy was deaf from a childhood illness.

Published: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:58:22 GMT

1 dead, 1 missing in Ocala boating tragedy

A boating tragedy on a lake in the Ocala National Forest leaves a man missing and a woman dead, according to a family member.

Published: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:56:01 GMT

'Before I Die' window display returns

A window display asking the ultimate question is back up in Avondale.

Published: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT