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Past articles by Dan:

Jacksonville sheriff race comes down to the wire between Lakesha Burton and T.K. Waters

Lakesha Burton or T.K. Waters -- the Nov. 8 election runoff will answer which one replaces Mike Williams and interim Sheriff Pat Ivey in Duval County. → Read More

Man with 'very large ax' is shot after trying to get into Jacksonville elementary school

A man with an ax was critically wounded Friday afternoon after Ruth N. Upson Elementary School was placed on lockdown when he tried to get in. → Read More

Jacksonville's domestic abuse deaths reach 19 in 2021, higher than 2020

As Domestic Violence Awareness Month begins, prosecutors, police and others plead with the abused, plus their families and friends, to seek help. → Read More

What's up with all the Dames Point lane detours, a Jacksonville reader asks

A reader questions why the Florida Department of Transportation seems to always be closing a lane or two of the Dames Point bridge. → Read More

Riding out the storm: JIA flights resume Friday and JTA buses run again

With Ian far from Florida now, the JTA resumes most services by noon Friday. And Jacksonville International Airport resumes flying by Friday morning. → Read More

Ex-Jacksonville teacher Thomas Hazouri Jr., son of late mayor, sentenced in child porn case

The former Mayport Elementary School teacher and son of the late mayor Tommy Hazouri was sentenced to just over 7 years for child sexual abuse videos. → Read More

Hurricane Ian: Here's where you can and can't get sandbags in Northeast Florida

Most Northeast Florida counties are offering limited numbers of free fil-it-yourself sandbags as Hurricane Ian approaches. But Duval does not. → Read More

Be 'JaxReady' as Hurricane Ian looms closer to Jacksonville, Mayor Lenny Curry says

Jacksonville officials said it is ready for the approach of Hurricane Ian. Duval County schools will announce its storm schedule by noon Tuesday. → Read More

A 'tragedy all around' leads judge to sentence Brianna Williams to life term for daughter's death

She neglected and basically starved her 5-year-old daughter Taylor Rose Williams to death, then buried her in Alabama and reported her missing. → Read More

8 years in prison: Jacksonville woman sentenced in 2019 road rage chase and death

Ana Valeska Jimenez, then 23, recklessly chased 60-year-old James Robinson after he hit her in 2019 and continued on, Florida Highway Patrol reported. → Read More

NAS Jacksonville gets new commanding officer who asks base members to take care of each other

A veteran U.S. Navy helicopter pilot and leader takes the helm of Naval Air Station Jacksonville in a Friday ceremony at the Westside base. → Read More

Jacksonville activist Ben Frazier to protest Florida's 'anti-riot' bill before United Nations in Geneva

The civil rights activist will talk to the UN Committee to Eliminate Racial Discrimination about Florida's and Gov. Ron DeSantis' "anti-riot" law. → Read More

First of 3 defendants in 2019 Jacksonville murder-for-hire gets life sentence

A life sentence is handed down to the man hired by the victim's husband, Jerry Burns, who was having an affair with another defendant, Amanda Love. → Read More

Active shooter response 'playbook' unveiled by Clay County schools, police in wake of Uvalde

Clay County law enforcement and school staff reveal new plan to "neutralize" threats like an active shooter and reunite parents and children after. → Read More

Fast and furious in Jacksonville: Police arrest 36 people in street racing crackdown

Months of undercover police efforts stalled illegal street racing as Jacksonville police arrested 36 people and seized 13 vehicles. → Read More

Operation Enduring Freedom aviator assumes command of Naval Station Mayport where he flew helicopters

Naval Station Mayport has a new commanding officer as Capt. Brian Binder relieved Capt. Jason Canfield at a ceremony Friday in Jacksonville. → Read More

Jacksonville man pleads guilty in death of Coast Guard member trying to stop her car from being broken into

Tyree Parker faces up to life in prison after pleading guilty to the August shooting death of a 26-year-old Coast Guard member trying to stop a thief. → Read More

The end is in sight for nagging Gator Bowl Blvd. roadwork in downtown Jacksonville

The final stages of the Gator Bowl Boulevard redesign, including turn lanes and a new downtown ramp, are almost done near TIAA Bank Field. → Read More

Vindicated in 1986 child rape in Jacksonville, Edward Taylor is now charged with attempted murder

Just over a month ago the court vindicated Edward Clayton Taylor of his wrongful conviction in a 1986 sexual assault. Now he's back in jail. → Read More

And then there were 5: Candidate Mathew Nemeth departs crowded Jacksonville sheriff's race

The race to replace Mike Williams to lead the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is now a five-way battle with the departure of Republican Mathew Nemeth. → Read More