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Exonerated in murder; accused of fraud

A man released from prison after being wrongly convicted of killing his pregnant sister-in-law has now been indicted by a federal grand jury for tax fraud.

Published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:37:04 GMT

Semi overturns on Old St. Aug. Rd. ramp

The entrance ramp to Old St. Augustine Road from Interstate 95 southbound reopened about two hours after a tractor-trailer overturned Friday afternoon.

Published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:35:34 GMT

Headstone donated to mourning family

A family of six who lost their mother to a tragedy will now hopefully gain a sense of peace after a special ceremony honoring their mother Friday.

Published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:34:32 GMT

Wife: 'I knew in my spirit he was gone'

Vernon and Andrea Stephens were in the middle of their happily ever after. They were weeks away from celebrating 11 years of marriage. But that all changed a week ago.

Published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:31:36 GMT

Weavers donate $1M to K9s For Warriors

Former Jaguars owners Wayne and Delores Weaver announced a $1 million donation to K9s For Warriors at its Ponte Vedra facility Friday.

Published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:45:41 GMT

Man critical after falling out of truck

A man riding in the back of a pickup truck early Friday morning fell out and suffered life-threatening injuries. Now Jacksonville police are looking for the driver.

Published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:56:51 GMT

Unfinished Berkman Plaza II to go up for auction

The shell of a condominium tower on the St. Johns River that has sat untouched since a deadly collapse seven years ago is about to go on the auction block.

Published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:31:35 GMT

USS Hue City back at Mayport after fire

One week after the USS Hue City left on deployment, the ship arrives back at Mayport this morning after an engine fire caused significant damage and forced the ship to turn back.

Published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:23:23 GMT

Police: Clay Co. man killed on Northside

Neighbors tell Channel 4 that a man shot and killed late Thursday night was trying to break into Northside Jacksonville home and was shot by the homeowner.

Published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:05:41 GMT

Mom charged in crash that killed girl, 5

The mother who was driving when her 5-year-old daughter died in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 295 at State Road 9B in December has been arrested on charges of DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide and DUI.

Published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:56:20 GMT

Florida unemployment rate up slightly

Even though 22,900 jobs were created in Florida last month, Florida's unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 6.3 percent in March. INSIDE: County-by-county unemployment stats |

Published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:26:34 GMT

Police: Pool light electrocutes and kills boy

Police say a 7-year-old boy has died after he was electrocuted by a faulty pool light while swimming with a friend.

Published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:02:34 GMT

JSO: Car hits power pole in Ortega Hills

Jacksonville Electric Authority crews are working to restore power in the Ortega Hills area after a car crashed into a power pole Friday morning.

Published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:09:27 GMT

Jags rally in Nocatee Saturday

Nocatee will be hosting a Jaguars rally Saturday at the Nocatee Farmers Market.

Published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:45:21 GMT

Jacksonville sheriff unveils budget ideas

Sheriff John Rutherford told a city council committee what he needs to do keep Jacksonville families safe after years of budget cutbacks.

Published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:42:56 GMT

More hen-raising permits given out

The city council approved an urban chicken ordinance that allows people to raise hens on their property after completing a course, but only 300 people will be given permits. Thursday night, the last of the 300 showed up for their classes.

Published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:42:38 GMT

15-year-old arrested in shooting death

A 15-year-old is charged with murder in the shooting death of a man who was a guest at a party he wasn't invited to last month.

Published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:41:28 GMT

Groups call for community involvement

Images that some find disappointing to see are faces of young black men as the perpetrators or victims of crime. Channel 4 has reported the names of several young black men who have been arrested for violence in the Jacksonville area recently.

Published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:40:43 GMT

Meeting held about school sex scandal

The board's decision sent shock waves throughout the county Thursday. RELATED: 3 top McIntosh Co. educators arrested |

Published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:19:01 GMT

Teacher recalls Boston bombing; plans to run again

After the heartbreaking bombings near the finish line of last year's Boston Marathon,  a local teacher got a heartwarming lesson after she returned home from the event.

Published: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:10:00 GMT