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

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency is awarding Florida nearly $3 million to reimburse Jacksonville for costs associated with Hurricane Matthew.

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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office showed off a new-to-the-city technology for helping to solve gun crimes. The Jacksonville City Council approved the purchase of a $250,000 Integrated Ballistics Identification System in March. Now it’s up and running.

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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is one of  seven large agencies in the U.S. receiving $997,956 from the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Administration to roll out a body camera program.

The cameras are expected to be purchased in late 2018.


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Jacksonville City Council member Reggie Gaffney apologized to the entire city, his colleagues, Northside constituents and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office for his behavior during a traffic stop incident first reported by our partner News4Jax.

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Two Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office police officers are expected to recover after they were shot while responding to a call Friday night.  What started as a domestic incident also left a man dead after the shootout with police.

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Seventeen men have been arrested for child-exploitation crimes, St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar announced Friday.

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An 18-year-veteran of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office faces possible termination after his arrest Tuesday.

Officer Thomas McDonald was arrested for simple battery after he was caught on video inappropriately touching a woman’s breast at Five Points bar Birdie's early on Sunday morning.

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Leaders of Jacksonville’s Northside African-American community on Friday held a town hall to consider their response a traffic stop in which a Jacksonville police officer allegedly drew his gun on a Fernandina Beach minister and his nephew.

Man pleads guilty to killing Blind Rabbit employee

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After two years of denying his role in the shooting death of 20-year-old Daniel Rowe outside the Blind Rabbit restaurant in July 2015, Erron Coleman pleaded guilty Thursday

Coleman, 25, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, second-degree murder with a firearm and armed robbery. He faces terms of 25 years to life for the murder plus a minimum of 10 years for the armed robbery when he is sentenced in Sept. 25.

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A Neptune Beach police officer was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with grand theft.

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For the third year in a row, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is making public safety the focus of his proposed budget.

Curry presented the spending plan to City Council Monday morning.

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Eight dogs who were once likely to be euthanized graduated from a canine training camp Wednesday, and their trainers happen to be Jacksonville prisoners.

The program, Teaching Animals and Inmates Life Skills, or TAILS, came to the Northside’s Montgomery Correctional Center just over three years ago, graduating a total of 93 dogs. It’s one of five prisons in North Florida and South Georgia that offer the program.


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A Jacksonville man was threatened with jail time and given two citations for jaywalking and not carrying his ID last month. Devonte Shipman recorded his encounter with Officer J.S. Bolen of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in a video that went viral with over half a million views. 

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A Jacksonville police officer is being charged with fraud and official misconduct after investigators said he bilked around $1,000 from companies that contracted him for security services

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office began surveilling officer Frank Holtsman after receiving a tip that he was being paid for work he did not do.


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