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1 killed in Army helicopter 'hard landing' in Ga.

1:50 PM, Jan 16, 2014

A military spokesman says one member of an elite Army helicopter unit is dead and two crew members suffered injuries when their aircraft slammed into the ground while trying to land at a Savannah, Ga., airfield.

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2 dead, 1 missing after Navy helicopter crashes off Va.

11:51 AM, Jan 8, 2014

Sea Dragon minesweeper from Norfolk Naval Station with five crewmembers ditched in Atlantic during training.

Gator Bowl special treat for some military families

3:11 PM, Jan 1, 2014

A Gator Bowl outing brought together 55 children and spouses of deceased military servicemen.

Augusta VA hospital bans some Christmas carols

9:05 PM, Dec 24, 2013

A veterans' hospital in east Georgia is taking a stricter stance on its policy of banning Christmas carolers from singing certain songs in patient areas.

Christmas miracle complete: Troops arrive home

7:52 PM, Dec 24, 2013

It's a special day for some Bay area families as their Christmas presents arrive early. 300 members of the Florida National Guard are now home for the holidays.

Brandon woman receives surprise proposal from soldier

12:03 AM, Dec 24, 2013

Christmas came early for a Brandon woman.

Her boyfriend, who is also a soldier in the Army, has been gone for close to a year. But tonight he came back, not only surprising her but changing her life forever.

6 U.S. troops killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan

9:39 AM, Dec 17, 2013

Six U.S. troops were killed Tuesday in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan after what appears to be an engine failure, a U.S. defense official said. There was one survivor in the crash.

A holiday homecoming for Florida National Guard members

7:42 PM, Dec 16, 2013

Home for the holidays -- it's a mission not everyone can complete, especially those serving our country overseas. But thanks to a couple of Santa's little helpers, hundreds of troops will be making their way home this Christmas.

Iraq War veteran frustrated by VA bureaucracy

6:31 PM, Dec 11, 2013

Veteran Josh Mitchell, 27, said he has been trying to get help from the VA here in Jacksonville for his TBI, PTSD and physical injury. "I just kind of gave up the last couple of weeks," he said. 

State Rep. Adkins welcomes USS New York

4:39 PM, Dec 10, 2013

Florida State Representative Janet Adkins welcomed USS New York families to the Mayport Community on Friday. The USS New York also arrived on Friday. It is the first of three ships being relocated to Mayport, bringing with them thousands of sailors and their families. Photos provided by Rep. Adkins office.

Ga. National Guard to process same-sex benefits

11:57 PM, Dec 9, 2013

The Georgia National Guard will be able to assist members seeking benefits for same-sex spouses under changes announced Monday.

Air Force Band does flash mob performance

1:59 PM, Dec 9, 2013

Unsuspecting Air and Space Museum visitors were astonished as members of the U.S. Air Force Band streamed into the gallery from behind airplanes and space capsules.

USS New York sailors arrive at their new home

8:04 PM, Dec 6, 2013

More than 300 sailors are calling Jacksonville home. That's after the USS New York docked at Mayport, it's new home port.

Veteran, 80, wants help from VA for hearing loss

7:05 PM, Dec 6, 2013

James Fritch has spent the last two years fighting the Veterans Administration over his hearing loss.

USS New York arrives at Mayport Naval Station

5:56 PM, Dec 6, 2013

The USS New York and a crew of about 360 left Norfolk, Virginia Wednesday. It is the first of three Virginia-based Navy ships heading to a new homeport in Florida.

USS New York to arrive at Mayport Friday

5:44 AM, Dec 6, 2013

The first of three new ships the Navy is relocating to the First Coast is scheduled to arrive Friday.

USS New York is less than a day away

11:36 PM, Dec 5, 2013

The USS New York, is less than a day away from it's new home, the Mayport Naval Base.

Brunswick has stake in USS New York

7:55 PM, Dec 5, 2013

A Southeast Georgia defense contractor had a big role in designing and building components for the USS New York that will be make its homeport in Mayport.

Family of Navy Yard shooting victim files lawsuit

2:23 PM, Dec 4, 2013

The family of a woman slain during the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard is filing a lawsuit against the Navy, the Department of Veterans Affairs and two defense contractors in federal court in Florida.

Coast Guard confiscates $18M worth of cocaine

12:56 PM, Dec 4, 2013

More than $18 million worth of cocaine confiscated by the U.S. Coast Guard was offloaded in St. Petersburg Wednesday morning.

USS New York heads to new homeport

10:55 AM, Dec 4, 2013

A Norfolk-based Navy ship and its crew of about 360 is ready to begin its journey to a new homeport.

Vet asked to remove soldier statue by HOA

7:58 AM, Dec 3, 2013

A 23-year military veteran is locked in a dispute with his homeowners' association over a statue of a soldier on the front lawn of his home.

Soldier goes on trial over prostitution ring

7:07 AM, Dec 3, 2013

Female soldiers at Fort Hood testified Monday that they were recruited for a prostitution ring set up by a sergeant involved in the sexual assault and harassment program at the Central Texas post.

Girl Born Without a Face Gets New Sister

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- A Clay County girl was born with Treacher Collins syndrome, a genetic disorder which left her without almost half the bones in her face. Now, there's a new bright spot in this girl's life.

12:29 PM, Feb 19, 2010

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4:42 PM, Aug 21, 2008

Bin Laden Raid Nets Employee Big Bonus

The identities of the Navy SEALs who raided Osama bin Laden's compound remain a mystery, but one man who helped get them there is getting his due - publicly and financially.

4:13 AM, May 19, 2012

Gainesville man built his house out of 12 shipping containers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Shipping containers are extremely durable designed to withstand high winds, salt water and hold 60,000 lbs. so why not stack them and turn them into a house?

11:49 PM, Nov 15, 2012

Arrest Made in 1985 Murder Case

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- First Coast News has learned the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Cold Case team has made an arrest in a 1985 murder.

10:17 PM, Jul 18, 2003

Opening of the Beaches

By Angela Spears
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL -- The opening of the Beaches signals the unofficial start to Summer on the First Coast.

8:41 AM, Apr 23, 2004

Florida quietly shortened yellow light standards & lengths, resulting in more red light camera tickets for you

A subtle, but significant tweak to Florida's rules regarding traffic signals has allowed local cities and counties to shorten yellow light intervals, resulting in millions of dollars in additional red light camera fines.

6:46 PM, May 16, 2013

One juror was excused in the Guy Heinze Jr. murder trial

After two days of deliberations, a juror in the Guy Heinze Jr. murder trial has been excused.

9:52 AM, Oct 25, 2013

Fatal Crash Teen Suspect Zachary Lambert Has History of Felony Arrests

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The 16-year-old driver involved in a fatal crash during a high-speed police pursuit has already had his case taken to court.

12:14 PM, Nov 24, 2011

Guy Heinze Jr. sentenced to life in prison without parole

Guy Heinze Jr., who was convicted of killing his father and several others in a mobile home, was sentenced Thursday afternoon.

7:17 PM, Oct 31, 2013

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Jacksonville's Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 10: Recording artist Darius Rucker arrives at the American Country Awards 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

Darius Rucker returns to St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) shake hands after the 2013 AFC championship playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.  Matthew Emmons, USA TODAY Sports

AFC Championship: Patriots vs Broncos

ANNA LISA BLUE, 39 - Charged with probation violation January 19.

January 2014 Mugshots

 	Jan 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks fans celebrate in the streets after the 2013 NFC Championship football game against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

NFC Championship: 49ers vs Seahawks

 	Civil rights demonstrators, led by Dr Martin Luther King (5th R), civil rights activist Ralph Abernathy (5th L), John Lewis (3rd L) and other civil and religious leaders, make their way from Selma to Montgomery on March 22, 1965 in Alabama, on the third leg of the Selma to Montgomery marches. The Selma-to-Montgomery March for voting rights ended three weeks and represented the political and emotional peak of the modern civil rights movement. The first march took place on March 07, 1965 (Blood

Reflections of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Soledad OBrien, Key Speaker, at the 27th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast that took place January 17, 2014 at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center in Jacksonville. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Duckworth)

27th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast

WASHINGTON - JANUARY 20: U.S President Barack Obama (L) takes the oath of office from U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts (R) as first lady Michelle Obama (2nd L) holds the bible and daughter Malia (C) and Sasha looks on in the Blue Room of the White House January 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden were officially sworn in a day before the ceremonial inaugural swearing-in. (Photo by Larry Downing-Pool/Getty Images)

First Lady Michelle Obama's iconic looks

First Coast feasting with Circus elephants

A referee gets into the action of Puppy Bowl IV on Oct. 17, 2007.  Animal Planet

Puppy Bowl X pups

Riverside, San Marco street art done by 'Keith Haring's Ghost'

Jacksonville Landing, present-day

Jacksonville Landing through the years & proposed changes

Courthouse preparations underway for Dunn trial

"Danny Bradford. He wont go out in the rain unless he has his raincoat on. Our little Gortons fisherman. He is a rescue and the best dog ever!" Photo courtesy of June Bradford

It's National Dress Up Your Pet Day

Storm leaves major damage at North Main Baptist Church

DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 15: Audi shows off their RS6 during the media preview at the North American International Auto Show on January 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The auto show will be open to the public January 19-27. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

'New and cool': 2014 North American Auto Show

Have you seen this strong armed robbery suspect?

Police seeking two suspects, person of interest in armed robbery investigation

Lupita Nyong'o L-U-P-I-T-A. Learn this name fast, because the supporting-actress nominee is headed straight for the A-list. She ruled the red carpet in a caped Ralph Lauren dress and Fred Leighton ring. “So far I've only worn things that I feel speak to me,” she told E! of her newly minted fashionista status.  Dan MacMedan, USA TODAY

Photos from the 2014 Golden Globe Awards

TV personality Maria Menounos attends the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Stars on Red Carpet at Golden Globes 2014

 A view of houses and an area covered by ash after the village hit by ash and mud from eruption of Mount Sinabung on January 12, 2014 in Sigarang Garang, Karo District, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The number of displaced people has increased to around 25,000 in Western Indonesia as Mount Sinabung continues to spew ash and smoke after a series of several eruptions since September. Eleven deaths have now been recorded as a result of the eruptions with hundreds more falling ill. Officials expect the

Mount Sinabung erupts in Indonesia

Bayan Bay apartments off San Pablo Road near Atlantic Blvd. Photo courtesy Donna McCrum

Viewer submitted weather photos from stormy Saturday

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (C) talks with New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (R) as they look out over the wreckage of the World Trade Center terrorist attack site 30 November 2001, in New York. (Photo credit should read BETH A. KEISER/AFP/Getty Images)

The Life of Ariel Sharon in pictures

Jayson is a super dad. He picks his son up from school each day. Helps him with his homework. Prepares dinner every night. Does all the grocery shopping and even does laundry. And he builds a mean Lego set.

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Mandarin Middle School at about 10:45am. Brrrr..... Submitted By:Janet from: Jacksonville, FL

Show us your ice, ice baby!

Marissa Alexander in court and leaving court on Jan. 10

UNF vs. Gulf Coast

FHP: Photos of the buckled 'slab'

'Move Over' law in full effect: FHP

Southerns welcome healthy baby boy

Share photos of your FSU national championship gear

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FSUs Kelvin Benjamin elevates over Chris Davis to catch the game winning touchdown with 13 seconds left in the game.

BCS Title Game: FSU vs. Auburn via USA Today Sports

Team picture for Auburn in front of the Rose Bowl.

FCN in California for BCS title game

Crash, building fire in Fernandina Beach

Band stuck due to weather after Gator Bowl performance

Community leaders 'say no to disrespect'

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office cruiser involved in accident with injuries

Rental home of Aubrey Price

SJSO seeks to identify TV theft suspect

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