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Duval County records 90 murders in 2014

Ninety people have been murdered in Duval County so far this year, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. That's the same number of murders as this time last year. Sign up for Action News Mobile & Email alerts And each case saddens people like Celeste Havis, a Jacksonville woman who ...

Neighborhood frustrated with crime after shooting death of 16-year-old

Officers are watching for potential danger in Grand Park after 16-year-old Devron Crowden was shot and killed at his bus stop Wednesday morning. Crowden’s killers are still on the run. Some people in Northwest Jax say it’s going to take more than a police investigation to cut the violence. Sign up for Action News Mobile & ...

4 juveniles arrested after crash, car chase

Four minors are in custody after a chase along Interstate 95 North on the Northside. The four are accused of stealing a car and shooting at people. The owner of the getaway car said his car was stolen from the Northside Thursday morning. Action News was on the scene when JSO was looking ...

DOJ indicts Jacksonville man for failing to register as sex offender

A Jacksonville man was indicted for failing to register as a sex offender. Nicodemus Darnell Jefferson, 40, was arrested on Sept. 20. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in federal prison for a charge of failing to register as a sex offender. Sign up for Action News Mobile & Email alerts ...

Woman kidnapped, assaulted in Atlantic Beach

Police are searching for three suspects who are believed to have attacked a woman in broad daylight in an Atlantic Beach neighborhood Saturday. Atlantic Beach Police Department Commander Tiffany Layson said that woman, identified only as being in her 40's, was almost home from her daily walk when the three ...

NE Florida showing early increase in flu activity

The flu season is off to an early start in northeast Florida. Action News went to the Care Spot Urgent Care Center in St. Augustine Monday. The Care Center says they've averaged about five cases a day since November. The CDC tracks cases weekly and within week 48 of this year, 42 counties reported ...

Protesters on I-95 cited by officers

A group of protesters was spotted on Interstate 95 North Monday morning. The protest took place between the Emerson Street and University Boulevard exits. The protesters were reportedly on the streets during peak rush hour. The protest is over the deaths of Eric Garner and Mike Brown. They started on ...

Corner Bakery Cafe opens in Brooklyn neighborhood

Mayor Alvin Brown cut the cake for the grand opening of Corner Bakery Cafe Saturday. "We are going to have 65 new jobs. They have invested $2 million," Brown said.   The cafe is just one of many new developments popping up in the Brooklyn neighborhood Sign up for Action News Mobile & Email ...

Safety expert: Teens injured falling out of truck bed should not have been there

Two teens, one 16, the other 17, are fighting for their lives in Jacksonville. They fell out of a moving truck Saturday evening here at Christina and Gilda Drive down in St Augustine. “Any time a kid gets hurt I feel it in my throat,” said neighbor Michael Mele. Mele lives right ...

Clara White Mission marks 20 years of “Feed the City” event

The Clara White Mission is marking 20 years for a big event called "Feed the City." Feed the City is more than just an event where hungry people get food. Subscribe: Get Breaking News delivered to Your Mobile Device They can also pick up some donated clothing and shoes, get free haircuts ...

FHP stepping up local patrols to prevent crashes

A vehicle hit a pedestrian on Philips Highway on Saturday evening.    A few hours later at midnight, as many as eight cars were involved in three crashes, shutting down lanes on I-295 near Baymeadows Road. “Typically throughout the holiday period we have more motorists on the roadways therefore our ...

Mayport honors Pearl Harbor survivors

Pearl Harbor was a smoky and chaotic scene 73 years ago. Robert Beaudreau said it's a scene that could never be erased from his memory. "It'll live with me forever," said Beaudreau. Beaudreu is now 95 years old. He remembers the Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base that killed ...

Final Score: Jaguars lose to Texans 27-13

The Jacksonville Jaguars are matched up against the Houstan Texans at EverBank Field. Action Sports Brent Martineau says, "This is the best I've seen Bortles throw the football I think. Lot of fastballs today." Subscribe: Get Breaking News delivered to Your Mobile Device The game will be broadcasted on CBS47 ...

Food-giveaway benefits hundreds of Jax families

Hundreds of local families will have food on the table this holiday season thanks to a big giveaway in northwest Jacksonville Saturday. Dozens of Farmshare volunteers were on hand today packing 40,000 pounds of fresh vegetables and meat to give to out to 700 area families. Subscribe: Get Breaking News ...

Church throws Newtown families holiday event

Celebration Church representatives spent the day making sure families in Newtown have Christmas trees, clothes, school uniforms, toys, food and all they need to make this holiday special. The event was topped off by the arrival of Santa in a helicopter.  Subscribe: Get Breaking News delivered to Your Mobile Device

Pedestrian hit by car on Southside

A man was hit by a silver Corvette at Philips Highway and Reba Avenue on the Southside around 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Jacksonville police say witnesses saw the man staggering while walking in the area earlier in the afternoon.   He was taken to UF Health with life-threatening injuries. Subscribe: Get ...

'I Can’t Breathe' protest held in Hemming Park

On the corner of Laura and Monroe streets downtown, the message was clear on Friday night. "People are outraged that there is no accountability, one of our demands is police accountability," said Bryan Kael. To do so, this group of protestors shared a unified voice -- silence. "I hope the ...

Semi-truck tips, spills trash on I-95

A huge mess along I-95 northbound just before old St. Augustine Road. A semi-truck veered off the road and tipped over, spilling trash along the side of the road. The Florida Highway Patrol said the driver wasn't hurt and is still at the scene. Sign up for Action News Mobile ...

Jacksonville police are looking for an armed robbery suspect who is accused of robbing the CVS store at the St. Johns Town Center Friday.

JSO searching for man accused of robbing CVS at St. Johns Town Center

Jacksonville police are looking for an armed robbery suspect who is accused of robbing the CVS store at the St. Johns Town Center Friday. Investigators say a man came into the store, walked to the register and handed the employee a note asking for money. Sign up for Action News ...

Woman's body found in ditch on Westside

A shooting investigation is underway on the Westside by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office after a body was found in a ditch near Yellow Water Road and Wells Road on Friday morning. JSO officers were called to the intersection of Wells and Yellow Water Road after the body of a black ...

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