Crime

Former Baptist Doctor Sued Following Exam Room Incident, Arrest

Dec 10, 2019
Via Florida Times-Union

A patient who said a now-former doctor at Baptist Infectious Disease Consultants exposed himself and masturbated during a 2017 visit is suing both for damages, according to a new lawsuit.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has officially ended its search for 5-year-old Taylor Rose Williams after human remains were identified as hers.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Chicago Pizza, site of the August 26, 2018, deadly mass shooting at The Jacksonville Landing, has been leveled as the overall demolition of the former Downtown festival marketplace continues.

Police: Jacksonville Officer Shoots, Kills Man In Mandarin Home

Nov 13, 2019
News4Jax

A Jacksonville police officer responding to a report of a suicidal man in a Mandarin home shot and killed the man after he raised a knife in the officer's direction twice, Chief of Investigations T.K. Waters said Wednesday.

News4Jax

Teams from Jacksonville searching rural Alabama for 5-year-old Taylor Rose Williams uncovered human remains in a wooded area Tuesday morning.

Convicted VyStar Embezzler Had Also Been On JSO's Radar For Molestation Allegations

Nov 6, 2019
News4Jax

A day after a federal judge sentenced Duane Sikes to 10 years in prison for embezzling millions of dollars from VyStar Credit Union, a clear picture has emerged as to why the judge chose to upgrade his sentence after testimony alleging child pornography was also brought up in court.

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A former teacher at Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville has been sentenced to more than nine years in federal prison for distributing child pornography.

6 Injured Following 4 Jacksonville Shootings In 9 Hours

Oct 16, 2019
Scott Davidson / Wikimedia Commons

A rash of bloodshed overnight in Jacksonville saw police called to four separate shootings that left six people hospitalized, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.

JFRD Fire Chief: 1 of 2 Fighters Slashed By Patient Nearly Died

Oct 9, 2019
News4Jax

One of two firefighters stashed and stabbed by a patient Tuesday night as he was being taken to a hospital in the back of a rescue unit is recovering from serious injuries, Jacksonville Fire and Rescue interim Chief Keith Powers said Wednesday.

FDLE Asks For $3.6 Million To Help Curb Attacks In Florida

Oct 2, 2019
FDLE

A project designed to detect “homegrown violent extremists and lone actors” before they attack is estimated to cost the Florida Department of Law Enforcement millions of dollars --- and agency officials want lawmakers to start paying for parts of it next year.

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A federal judge is allowing a case to proceed that alleges excessive force by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in two separate incidents during a woman’s 2016 arrest.

Sexual Assault Evidence Collection kit
Sgt. Rebecca Linder / defenseimagery.mil via Wikimedia Commons

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has wrapped up a three year project to process a backlog of sexual assault kits submitted to the department’s lab for DNA testing.

St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office / Wikimedia Commons

Two Jacksonville brothers will spend the next several years in federal prison for drug and gun offenses.

Jimmy Midyette via Twitter

Jacksonville’s Cure Violence initiative was touted as a tool to lower shootings and violence when the city funded it this year. This week, it’s been raising some eyebrows on social media for a campaign calling for "No Shoot Zones." 

Mayor Curry Says Technology Is Helping Get 'Serial Trigger Pullers' Off Streets

Sep 19, 2019

It has been a violent year in Jacksonville, and the city's mayor, the sheriff and the state attorney said Wednesday they're working hard to bring the crime rate down.

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