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Past articles by Francine:

City Council member Randy DeFoor won’t seek re-election for District 14

City Council member Randy DeFoor announced Wednesday that she won’t be seeking re-election for the district, which includes Riverside, Avondale, Lake Shore and parts of the Westside to the Clay County line. → Read More

Officer charged with using database for illegal searches, JSO says

An officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office has been charged with a third-degree felony after investigators said he illegally used a secure JSO database for searches not related to investigations, Undersheriff Nick Burgos said. → Read More

‘DeSantis Flotilla’ parades up St. Johns River in support of governor

Over 1,000 boats paraded up the St. Johns River on Saturday in a DeSantis Flotilla. → Read More

Man accused in Clay County hostage case confessed to killing girlfriend, burying her, scamming her parents: records

According to court documents obtained by News4JAX, Aubrey Lumpkin admitted to killing his girlfriend two years before taking a couple hostage and showed detectives where he’d buried her body -- in the woods behind the same property where they had just rescued the two hostages. → Read More

Timeline: 911 calls, new details reveal more about Texas elementary school shooting

The last week of classes at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, ended in terror Tuesday when a gunman opened fire, killing 19 students and two teachers. News4JAX sister station KSAT in San Antonio, which is 85 miles from Uvalde, reported that 15 of the victims have been publicly identified as of Thursday morning. → Read More

County-by-county: Honoring service and sacrifice this Memorial Day around Northeast Florida

News4JAX offers a county-by-county look at events around Northeast Florida commemorating Memorial Day. → Read More

‘She was lucky’: Sago palm almost killed my dog. Here’s what you need to know.

Two years ago, my 1-year-old puppy almost died from sago palm poisoning. I'm sharing my family's story — and what I've learned since — hoping you won't have to go through the same ordeal. → Read More

Can you help JSO find vehicle from hit-and-run?

Jacksonville police are looking for a vehicle that was involved in a hit-and-run with serious injuries in April on Blanding Boulevard. → Read More

Nearly 1 year after Tristyn Bailey found brutally murdered, teen accused in stabbing appears in court

The now 15-year-old Aiden Fucci, who is charged with first-degree murder in Tristyn Bailey’s death, appeared in court again Thursday, ahead of his scheduled November murder trial. He has pleaded not guilty. → Read More

Glider wreckage removed by NTSB after weekend crash at Herlong Airport

A 66-year-old man died Saturday when the glider he was piloting crashed along a treeline not far from a runway at Herlong Airport, police said. → Read More

Curbside recycling resumes next week, drop-off sites close Thursday: What you need to know

The city provided answers to frequently asked questions to help residents with the transition. → Read More

Fisher tries to use cooler trick to sneak snook by wildlife official, FWC says

A fisher tried to outsmart wildlife officials with a tricky cooler to hide illegally caught snook, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said. → Read More

$5M Rush: Jacksonville woman strikes gold in scratch-off

A 56-year-old Jacksonville woman claimed a $5 million top prize from a scratch-off game at the Lottery's Jacksonville District Office. → Read More

DeSantis blasts Biden administration, vows to ‘fight back’ after FDA halts use of Regeneron

Gov. Ron DeSantis, who heavily promoted the use of Regeneron’s monoclonal antibody treatment as a part of his administration’s COVID-19 response, sharply criticized the Biden administration on Tuesday after the Food and Drug Administration announced it had revoked the treatment’s emergency use authorization. → Read More

More than 300K pacifiers recalled for choking hazard

More than 333,000 silicone pacifiers are being recalled because they pose a potential choking hazard. → Read More

Woman walking dog attacked by bear in Volusia County, FWC says

A woman walking her dog Thursday night in DeBary was injured by a bear, according to the Florida wildlife authorities. → Read More

Community activist led away in handcuffs before DeSantis’ news conference

Community members angry over Gov. Ron DeSantis’ handling of the pandemic made their voices heard Tuesday morning before the governor was set to hold a news conference in Jacksonville. → Read More

How will the holidays affect your garbage pickup this week?

News4Jax compiled a county-by-county breakdown of how trash service is affected by holidays. → Read More

How will the holidays affect your trash pickup this week?

News4Jax compiled a county-by-county breakdown of how trash service is affected by holidays. → Read More

Get a text about tracking a package? Pause before you click the link!

Scammers know we're all using technology to keep an eye on our package shipments during the holiday season -- and they're ready to take advantage. → Read More