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Brother-in-law convicted of killing soldier

A federal jury took less than an hour to convict an Alabama man of murder in the 2013 baseball bat slaying of a Fort Stewart soldier found beaten on government property near the southeast Georgia Army post.

Published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:41:07 GMT

Jose Lantigua due in federal court

The former Jacksonville businessman accused of faking his own death and then stealing another man's identity will be in a federal courtroom in North Carolina on Friday.

Published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:26:46 GMT

Day Care Report: Lots of perfect scores

Out of 12 day cares inspected by DCF last week, not one received any major violations, and nearly half of the day cares inspected received clean reports

Published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:38:32 GMT

Unions worried over voided pension plan

As city leaders wrangle over a new agreement for retired police and firefighters, a judge rules the existing 30-year plan was negotiated illegally. RELATED: What's next for pension? | 

Published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:01:17 GMT

Neighbors relieved after 83 dogs seized

Neighbors are relieved after 83 dogs were seized from a warehouse on Commonwealth Avenue. 

Published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:57:43 GMT

Exonerated man in prison again

A man released after an appeals court overturned his murder conviction has pleaded guilty in a prison tax refund scheme.

Published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:56:20 GMT

New CEO of JTA fires back after audit

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is firing back after an audit found that JTA grossly overpaid its former top executive.

Published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:22:37 GMT

City asks for help after seizing 83 dogs

Jacksonville's animal control officers serve a search warrant on a home on Commonwealth Avenue, finding about 100 dogs on the property.

Published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:42:37 GMT

Motorcyclist dies in vehicle collision

A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a vehicle Thursday night on Jacksonville's Northside, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:39:51 GMT

Student injured in school bus collision

One student was injured after a school bus and car collided Thursday afternoon.

Published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:40:53 GMT

Intoxicated man tries to rob bank

Authorities say an intoxicated man attempted to rob a Tallahassee bank after arriving in a taxi.

Published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:20:00 GMT

Slain soldier's sister: ISIS kill list 'ridiculous'

Local and federal law enforcement are on high alert after the terrorist organization ISIS released an alleged “kill list” that included American armed forces members in Northeast Florida.

Published: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:41:23 GMT

Save Our Sons to get funds from JSO

Local community and church leaders are trying to put a stop to a spike in violent crime, especially when it involves young black teens. Save Our Sons announced it is now getting $15,000 in funding from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Published: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:40:08 GMT

JSO officer charged with theft, misconduct

An officer faces three counts of petty theft and one count of official misconduct for activity while she was working private security for three apartment complexes while off duty.

Published: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:21:31 GMT

Back to square one for pension reform?

Mayor Alvin Brown is saying the deadlocked City Council vote that doomed a pension reform agreement was a result of politics, and Brown's opponent in the mayor's race called the plan a "problem, not a solution."

Published: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:44:01 GMT

Clay Co. hosts 'Operation Green Light'

The Clay County Clerk of Courts is hosting “Operation Green Light,” where anyone who may have to pay fines or fees or reinstate their license can come into two clerk of courts locations and avoid having to pay their usual 40 percent collection surcharge.

Published: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:59:27 GMT

Lawmakers discuss new gaming bill proposal

A four-hour long workshop Thursday had legislators diving into a heated gambling debate on what’s best for the future of gaming in the state.

Published: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:59:14 GMT

Legislation encourages school uniforms

The Florida House of Representatives is expected to give tentative approval Thursday to make it easier for school districts to adopt standard uniform policies for kindergarten through eight grade.

Published: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:46:24 GMT

Marijuana rule hit with 2 more challenges

A Central Florida nursery and a trade association this week filed legal challenges to a state Department of Health proposal to carry out a new law allowing limited types of medical marijuana.

Published: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:22:02 GMT

Local pension reform headed to full Senate

After a sometimes-tense hearing, the Senate Fiscal Policy Committee on Thursday unanimously approved a bill aimed at shoring up local pension plans for police officers and firefighters.

Published: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:14:23 GMT