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.

 Gary Ray Bowles
Florida Department of Corrections / Via Wikimedia Commons

The Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected appeals by Death Row inmate Gary Ray Bowles, who is scheduled to be executed next week for the 1994 murder of a Jacksonville man who was hit in the head with a concrete block and strangled.

News Service of Florida

Exactly which guns would be outlawed under a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at stopping Floridians from possessing assault weapons is posing a puzzle for state economists.


After a suspected serial robber led officers with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office on a chase, K-9 Valor was credited with finally taking the suspect down Thursday evening on Jacksonville's Westside. / Wikimedia Commons

The owner of a Jacksonville Beach substance abuse treatment center pleaded guilty Tuesday to running a nearly $60 million money laundering operation involving laboratory testing services.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrests of 22 men as part of an online child solicitation sting called Operation Safe Summer.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Crime became less frequent in Duval County and Florida in 2018, according to an annual Florida Department of Law Enforcement report released this week. 

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Jacksonville’s newest crime-fighting tool will roll out in early June.

5 Ed White High School Students Arrested After Student Attacked

Apr 11, 2019
Duval County Public Schools

Five Ed White High School students were arrested Thursday morning after a student was attacked as he entered school.


A car on Monday evening crashed into the Metro Diner on Hendricks Avenue, which is the location of the chain's original restaurant that first opened in 1992.

Heather Schatz / WJCT News

The 1990 GMAC mass shooting in Jacksonville was labeled the worst mass shooting to ever take place in Florida until the shootings at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

Bullet Shatters Westside Jacksonville School Window Amid State Exams

Apr 3, 2019

At least one stray bullet shattered the window of a Northwest Jacksonville elementary school classroom Wednesday as students were taking their Florida Standards Assessment tests.

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Northeast Florida State Attorney Melissa Nelson on Thursday asked the court to dismiss the 1976 murder sentences of two men after an investigation by her office concluded it no longer has confidence in the evidence of the case. 

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More than 100 people in Jacksonville’s faith community are coming together to call on residents, businesses, and public officials to put a stop the growing violence.