Crime

6 Injured Following 4 Jacksonville Shootings In 9 Hours

Oct 16, 2019
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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
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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
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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.

File photo of a Tallahassee Police Department patrol car.
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The Tallahassee Police Department reports multiple people have been stabbed in the 2000 block of Maryland Circle.

From left to right: FIU professor Besiki Kutateladze, U.S. District Court Judge Brian Davis, and State Attorney Melissa Nelson.
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

State Attorney Melissa Nelson, who represents much of the First Coast, said Tuesday a new report on prosecutorial effectiveness and fairness shows that race and ethnicity were not a significant factor in the cases handled by her office.

Michael Dunn's Appeal Rejected In Murder Of Jordan Davis

Sep 9, 2019
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A state appeals court Monday rejected an appeal by a man convicted in the high-profile shooting death of a teen in a Jacksonville convenience-store parking lot.

2 Charged In Disappearance Of Boy, 10, At Center Of Clay County Amber Alert

Aug 23, 2019
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Two women are facing charges of interference with custody in connection with the disappearance of a 10-year-old boy who was at the center of an Amber Alert on Thursday, according to Clay County deputies.

Via News Service of Florida

Gary Ray Bowles, who was convicted of the 1994 murder of a Jacksonville man who was hit in the head with a concrete block and strangled, was executed by lethal injection shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday night, according to state corrections officials.

The second execution ordered by Gov. Ron DeSantis will keep First Lady Casey DeSantis from a campaign rally for President Donald Trump, according to the governor’s office.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the Putnam County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing Pomona Park teenager.

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