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4 men face homicide charges after fatal shooting in St. Johns County

All four men who were taken into custody Thursday after a fatal shooting in St. Johns County are charged with homicide and attempted robbery, according to the Sheriff’s Office.Authorities identified the man killed as 24-year-old Paul Eugene Pettigrew of Jacksonville. He was found shot to death when deputies responded to a report of gunfire just before 2 a.m. Thursday on Usina Road off Cowan Road.A sport-utility vehicle sped by the responding deputies as they arrived, and the […]

Good News: Gatorade Player of the Year comes through for nonprofit

Prior to graduating from The Bolles School this year, Caitlin Collier won the Gatorade Florida Track & Field Player of the Year award.As a state Player of the Year, Caitlin was allowed to choose an organization to receive a grant as part of Gatorade’s Play it Forward program. She chose the MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation to receive the $1,000 grant.Caitlyn then wrote an essay about why she chose the foundation and why it would deserve an […]

Cold Noses: Adoptable Pets of the Week

Cold Noses, the Times-Union’s weekly pet column, features pets available for adoption at area government-run shelters. For more, go to Jacksonville.com and search for Cold Noses.Quinn is a 2-year-old female mixed-breed dog (ID No. A1096026) She is full of life. Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services, 2020 Forest St. Regular hours: noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. (904) 630-2489, […]

Man shoots gun at attackers after getting stabbed in Jacksonville bank parking lot

Jacksonville police are searching for two men who stabbed a man Thursday in a bank parking lot on Moncrief Road and then fled the scene as the victim shot at them.Officers responded to a reported shooting at the Bank of America, 5859 Moncrief Road, about 11:15 a.m. and found a man suffering from stab wounds, police said. The man had pulled into the bank parking lot when two unknown men ran up to him and started stabbing him.Police said the man was able to retrieve a handgun and […]

There's room to grow at new building for Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center

Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center opened in its sleek new 9-story building in San Marco earlier this month, a 330,000-square-foot-space filled with hundreds of pieces of art and walls of glass that give patients and families views over downtown and along the St. Johns River.About 2½ floors are unfinished shell space, room for the growth that the center’s leaders say is guaranteed to come as the cancer center, like Jacksonville itself, becomes an even bigger medical destination. […]

Palm Coast man arrested on sex battery charge after minor found unconscious

A 42-year-old Palm Coast man who was arrested in a 2017 child sex sting is now facing an additional sexual battery charge after a minor was found unconscious this week on his mother’s front porch, according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.Authorities received a call Wednesday from the victim’s mother who said her son was disoriented and having trouble breathing after several hours of bed rest, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The teenager had told his mother he voluntarily […]

1 dead, 4 from Duval in custody after 11-hour manhunt in St. Johns

St. Johns County deputies have detained all four suspects in a deadly shooting Thursday morning after a manhunt that lasted until about 1 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office said.Deputies initially responded to a report of gunshots on Usina Road off Cowan Road shortly before 2 a.m. As they were arriving, a white sport-utility vehicle sped by them. Deputies turned around and found the vehicle abandoned at the end of Old Tyme Avenue.Deputies searched the woods using K9s as well as […]

1 dead, 2 detained as St. Johns manhunt continues for 2 more

St. Johns County deputies have detained two suspects in a deadly shooting Thursday morning and continue their manhunt for two more, the Sheriff’s Office said.Deputies initially responded to a report of gunshots on Usina Road off Cowan Road shortly before 2 a.m. As they were arriving, a white sport-utility vehicle sped by them. Deputies turned around and found the vehicle abandoned at the end of Old Tyme Avenue.Deputies searched the woods using K9s as well as aviation support […]

Many fleeing to Jacksonville ahead of Hurricane Florence

See the updated hurricane tracking map belowA massive hurricane is poised to make landfall this week and instead of the usual exodus of Floridians leaving the state for safety people from other states are making a beeline for here as they flee the storm.Hotels in Jacksonville started filling up Tuesday and Wednesday with many already booked through the weekend. […]

Times-Union plans move to downtown Jacksonville's Wells Fargo Center

The Florida Times-Union will be moving into the Wells Fargo Center in downtown Jacksonville, company officials announced Wednesday.The move is expected to be completed during the first quarter of next year.The Times-Union has operated at its current address, 1 Riverside Ave., for more than 50 years.GateHouse purchased the Times-Union from the Morris family in […]

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