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Jacksonville, FL, United States

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VIDEO: Mother’s Day brawl at Lonnie Miller Park gains attention of state representative

A cellphone video appears to show a Mother’s Day fight breaking out at Lonnie C. Miller Park in Northwest Jacksonville. Now state Rep. Angie Nixon is getting involved to help fix a larger concern about safety. → Read More

Is it cheaper to get gas in Georgia? We hit the road from Jacksonville to find out

The average price of gas in Duval County surged to $4.25 according to AAA Tuesday, creating a pinch at the pump. → Read More

Dead shark found hanging at Ponte Vedra High School

A dead shark was found hanging in an outdoor hallway at Ponte Vedra High School on Thursday morning and up to five of the school’s students were involved in the incident, St. Johns County School District officials have confirmed. → Read More

Jacksonville’s top 5 worst panhandling intersections; council member steps in

The difficult economic times are driving up panhandling numbers on Jacksonville streets according to experts. Even city council members are noticing. → Read More

‘They’re good people’: Neighbors speak out about elderly couple held captive in Clay home for 2 days

Neighbors are looking for answers about a crime they said took place in an otherwise quiet area. → Read More

Police pursuit ends after suspect crashes through Mandarin front yard

A police pursuit in Mandarin ended in a neighbor’s front yard after the suspect’s SUV crashed through a steel fence. → Read More

Clay County considers keeping recycling drop-off sites, other options to fix trash trouble

Recycling drop-off sites in Jacksonville closed Thursday night for good as the city prepares to bring back curbside services next week. But Clay County could keep the drop-off sites for a couple more years. → Read More

‘Tragedy that could’ve been avoided,’ says pregnant Jacksonville murder suspect’s fiancé

A pregnant Jacksonville woman is behind bars in New Jersey, accused of murdering her 21-year-old sister. → Read More

Recent Oceanway crime connected, JSO asst. chief says

A member of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office told community members that the recent gun violence surrounding First Coast High School in Oceanway is connected. → Read More

Toddler shot in targeted drive-by shooting, police say

A 3-year-old is in the hospital after a triple drive-by shooting in Northwest Jacksonville Wednesday afternoon. → Read More

JSO investigates officer-involved shooting on Jacksonville’s Westside

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office confirms that there was an officer-involved shooting Tuesday night at 1100 Lane Ave. S. → Read More

WATCH: shots heard in new security video of Jax Beach shooting

New video given to Action News Jax shows the moments a father of four was gunned down in Jacksonville Beach, police said. → Read More

Lawsuit claims Clay County Schools withheld information about child’s well-being

A Clay County father said his rights as a parent were violated and now he’s taking the school district to court. → Read More

90K gallons of raw sewage spilled into Pottsburg Creek, JEA makes repairs

Signs were placed near the facility warning neighbors not to drink, swim, or fish in the area because of a ‘sanitary sewer overflow’. → Read More

Winter storm cancels dozens of flights at Jacksonville International Airport

Severe weather sweeping across the northeast canceled thousands of flights, including 29 in Jacksonville as of Sunday evening. → Read More

Duval County schools recruits overseas to fill teacher shortage

“The energy that you give is the energy that you receive in the classroom.” → Read More

Empty warehouse brings color to Eastside with new street market

An empty warehouse in the Talleyrand neighborhood is covered in graffiti art. The building’s new owner now looks to bring color to the underdeveloped neighborhood with a new street market inside. → Read More

Council to discuss multi-million dollar proposal increasing COVID testing capacity

The drive-thru site at Neptune Beach, which offers 250 tests daily, has been running out of supply within the first hour of opening for the past several days. Council President Sam Newby said members are expected to vote on a $5 million proposal that would expand capacity. → Read More

Staffing shortages cause delays at health department COVID-19 test sites

Long lines wrapped around Jacksonville’s five COVID-19 testing sites Monday — for tests that are administered for free. → Read More

Fines rack up against trash haulers for missed pickups

Garbage is piling up in Jacksonville, and so are the fines racking up against trash pickup companies. → Read More