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Past articles by Garrett:

Police: 17-year-old found shot dead in Jacksonville’s Sandalwood neighborhood

Homicide detectives are investigating the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy whose body was found Wednesday near a retention pond in Jacksonville’s Sandalwood neighborhood, authorities said. → Read More

Jacksonville shooting victim’s girlfriend charged with 3rd-degree murder in drug deal gone bad

The girlfriend of a Jacksonville man shot and killed during an April drug deal gone wrong was arrested last week in connection with his death, according to court documents. → Read More

Technology coming to Jacksonville hears the gunshots, holds the data

A gunfire detection program that will be tested soon in Jacksonville, and could eventually expand throughout the city, generates extensive data about guns and their use. → Read More

Jacksonville police identify Woodstock weekend shooting victim

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office released the identity Tuesday of an 18-year-old man found shot to death in the city’s Woodstock neighborhood over the weekend. → Read More

FHP: Boy, 8, killed in crash near Oakleaf

An 8-year-old Lakeland boy died Monday after a two-vehicle crash near the Oakleaf area, authorities said. → Read More

FHP: 2 minors among several hospitalized after Oakleaf crash

Two children were among several people hospitalized Monday afternoon following a crash near the Oakleaf area, authorities said. → Read More

FHP: 1 teen dead, 1 hospitalized after ATV rolls over in Lawtey

An all-terrain vehicle crash in Bradford County killed a 16-year-old girl and sent a 14-year-old girl to the hospital Friday, authorities said. → Read More

Suspect sought in shooting at Jacksonville gaming parlor

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man suspected in the armed robbery and shooting at a Spring Park gaming parlor last month that sent a man to the hospital. → Read More

Man sought in series of rapes reported in Jacksonville in recent years

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office released a sketch Friday in the hopes that the public can help identify a man suspected in a series of rapes carried out in recent years. → Read More

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office drops 1 of 2 tickets in jaywalking case

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office rescinded a traffic ticket mistakenly issued to a 21-year-old man who was stopped for jaywalking in Arlington last month in a recorded incident that has since gone viral. → Read More

Justice served for family of Jacksonville trucker — 17 years later

Amie Stephenson stayed home that day with her 2-year-old daughter. She was eight months pregnant. Across town from her Avondale home, something spewed smoke into the air. Her phone rang later that evening. → Read More

More than a dozen hurt in rollover crash on I-95 near Duval-Nassau border

As many as 14 people were hospitalized, one in critical condition, following a rollover crash Thursday on northbound Interstate 95 near the Duval-Nassau county line, authorities said. → Read More

Authorities: Nearly a dozen people injured in wreck on I-95 in Nassau County

Nearly a dozen people were hurt in a bad wreck Thursday afternoon on northbound Interstate 95 near the Duval-Nassau county line, authorities said. → Read More

Upstart group calls for public’s help making Jacksonville parks safer

There was a noticeable police presence Thursday evening as parents filled the bleachers to watch their children’s T-ball games at Yancey Park off Soutel Drive in Northwest Jacksonville, though the activity was muted at nearby Charles “Boobie” Clark Park. → Read More

Police: Child, 8, shot by sibling in Northwest Jacksonville

An 8-year-old child was shot Thursday night by an older sibling who found a gun at a home in Northwest Jacksonville, authorities said. → Read More

Man, 79, dies of injuries after fire breaks out at Westside home

A 79-year-old man badly burned Tuesday in a Westside house fire has died, authorities said Wednesday. → Read More

Toddler dies after being found unresponsive in Yulee pool

An 18-month-old boy being baby-sat by a 16-year-old girl died Tuesday after he was found face down in a pool at a Yulee home, according to Times-Union news partner First Coast News. → Read More

Local juvenile centers under state microscope after series of escapes

Following four escapes in as many months, two local juvenile detention centers run by the same company will see more staff, some outside help from law enforcement and ratcheted up security. → Read More

Deputy-involved shooting reported in Keystone Heights

Authorities are investigating after a deputy-involved shooting Friday in Keystone Heights, according to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. → Read More

Man hospitalized after deputy-involved shooting in Keystone Heights

Authorities are investigating after at least one person was injured in a deputy-involved shooting Friday afternoon in Keystone Heights, according to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. → Read More