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Crime in the Jacksonville area has seen a drop, but still trends higher than statewide numbers, according to the 2017 Uniform Crime Report which was released Tuesday.

Donald Smith Sentenced To Death For Murder Of Cherish Perrywinkle

May 2, 2018

Circuit Judge Mallory Cooper followed a jury's recommendation and sentenced Donald Smith to death Wednesday in the 2013 rape and murder of 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle.

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A measure that would make hitting illegal on all city-owned property heads back to committee after Jacksonville City Council members expressed concerns this week over the scope of the proposed ordinance.


A corrections officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office faces felony charges for allegedly beating a 62-year-old man brought in for drunk driving.

Donald Smith Passes On Last Chance To Argue Against Death Penalty

Mar 28, 2018

Donald Smith, who was convicted last month in the rape and murder of 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle, declined to call any witnesses Tuesday who might help convince a judge to not to sentence him to death.

Baker County Man Arrested, Deputies Seize Assault-Style Rifles

Mar 26, 2018
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A Baker County man remains jailed accused of making threats via social media after county sheriff’s detectives investigating the case seized an AK-47 assault rifle, other assault-style rifles, handguns, extended capacity ammunition magazines and a black skull mask during a search of his home.

Jacksonville Man Charged In 2017 Westside Murder

Mar 12, 2018
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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in a murder that happened on the city’s Westside last September.


Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams is asking for help identifying the Sunday night shooter of 7-year-old Tashawn Gallon.  


A 17-year-old charter school student was shot several times Thursday afternoon while walking on Lansdowne Drive in Arlington, according to Duval County School Board police.

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Recognizing that those on the First Coast may also be suffering emotionally following the mass school shooting in South Florida, local counseling is being offered.

Gloria Williams Pleads Guilty In 1998 Kidnapping Of Kamiyah Mobley

Feb 12, 2018

The woman accused of kidnapping a newborn girl from a Jacksonville hospital 20-years-ago and raising her as her own pleaded guilty Monday morning to charges of kidnapping and interference with custody.

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Jacksonville police say armed robbers appear to be targeting Hispanic victims.

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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Friday announced the seizure of more than $1 million worth of cocaine and heroin in the city.

A multi-state drug investigation is ongoing, with 11 suspects arrested and three still at large.

Former Pro Football Player Gunned Down In Jacksonville

Jan 9, 2018
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One of four men gunned down in 20 hours over the weekend in Jacksonville was a professional football player and former Arlington Country Day School standout, according to our News4Jax partner.

Body Found In Jacksonville Beach Identified As Missing Woman

Jan 4, 2018

The Duval County Medical Examiner's Office has identified a human body found along the Intracoastal Waterway over the weekend as that of a missing Jacksonville Beach woman.