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Preserving the legacy of babies gone too soon

9:58 PM, Jun 27, 2013

All across the United States and world, there is a network of thousands of professional photographers who volunteer their time to help families preserve the legacy of their babies who never make it out of the hospital.

Species, Part 1: Wild hogs cause crop damage

11:00 PM, May 16, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Wild hogs are not new to Florida but they're also not native. They may have been introduced by Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto as early as the 1500s.

Species, Part 2: Lionfish eat native fish

9:54 PM, May 16, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- From coyotes to feral hogs to nutria, there are all kinds of non-native invasive species on the First Coast, but of the fiercest predators is one you don't see on land ... lionfish.

'Rocket docket' clearing out old foreclosure cases

7:56 PM, May 16, 2013

Foreclosure courts are in full swing across the state including Duval County which has 2,700 cases that date back prior to 2010.

Former 'Meth Mom' shares her story

9:56 PM, May 14, 2013

Meth has been around since the 1970s, but it's only in the last few years that it's become a pop culture staple. There are hit TV shows, websites and slick Public Service Announcements. But First Coast resident Amy Cline learned about meth the old-fashioned way.

Disaster training becoming big business

6:48 PM, May 14, 2013

PERRY, Ga. -- After nearly three decades of working with Bell South, Geoff Burkart was ready to do his own thing.

'Curiosity' prompts JSO officers to probe personal records

3:10 PM, May 14, 2013

Candice Buckner had her name splashed across the headlines last August when she was one of six Jacksonville firefighters punished for a risque fundraiser at the Whisky River bar.

Bariatric surgery fans -- and critics -- weigh in on the obesity debate

9:59 PM, May 8, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Regena Carey has struggled with obesity for four decades. Today, Carey is among the more than 500,000 people worldwide who turned to gastric banding surgery for help. 

Chasing the 'Putnam County Poacher' leads to unlikely friendship

3:12 PM, May 8, 2013

PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. -- Friendships often begin in unlikely places and situations. Those unique circumstances give the friends something to bond them for life.

When buying a used car, 'as is' means 'as is'

7:26 PM, May 6, 2013

Protests, police reports, surveillance video. You would think we're talking about an action movie ... but really, it's just buying a used car in Florida. 

Gluten-free menus: Are they really gluten-free?

2:24 PM, May 3, 2013

Many restaurants now advertise gluten-free menus. But are they really gluten-free? We put three popular chain restaurants to the test using EZ Gluten test strips and we took along local gluten-free blogger Jennifer Gornto to help us. 

People with active warrants serving jury duty

10:22 PM, May 2, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Duval County judges have likely heard every excuse in the book when it comes to getting out of jury duty.

Local family says they lived health care nightmare

10:19 PM, May 2, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The images, accusations, and police reports filed against Universal Health Services facilities across the state are stunning. And one family in Jacksonville said they lived it.

From Lem Turner to Lew Turner

7:52 PM, Apr 30, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- If you want something named after you, like a building, or a street, typically you have to be really rich to make a really big donation or you made a big impact on your community.

Flagler Estates is tucked away in growing St. Johns County

7:30 PM, Apr 30, 2013

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- St. Johns County is having another growth spurt. It leads the First Coast with the number building permits.

Fighting sex offenders with Pocket Parks

11:03 PM, Apr 25, 2013

So-called Pocket Parks are the latest tool used to keep sex offenders at bay. "It could be one swing," said Maria Kayanan, associate legal director of the of the ACLU of Florida. "It could be one rocking horse."

First Coast gun, ammo and carry-conceal permits skyrocket

6:52 PM, Feb 25, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Since the Sandy Hook school shooting, gun sales across the First Coast have jumped with people not only buying guns, but also ammunition and applying for carry-conceal permits.

FCN Investigates: $1.9 Million Paid to Attorneys Challenging City Workers' Comp Cases

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --  After months of denying First Coast News an interview concerning worker's compensation issues, the city of Jacksonville finally agreed to talk.

9:36 AM, Mar 12, 2011

Nesta Walker Guilty of Killing McDonald's Worker Raynold Orelus

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A man faces life in prison for the murder of a local McDonald's worker and father of five in February.

12:36 PM, Dec 16, 2010

Serial murder suspect linked to 1997 murder in Columbus, Ga.

COLUMBUS, GA -- Six years ago, 26-year-old Tracy Hambersham went to a party with her friends at Fort Benning. She disappeared and was found two days later. Her murder case went cold.

7:04 PM, Jun 19, 2003

24 hour daycare is available but can be hard to find

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Just before noon on a recent Tuesday, Michael Price signed-in daughter Cheyenne and son Michael at the Learners to Leaders Academy.

9:56 AM, Aug 3, 2012

Jags owner among new additions to Forbes billionaires list

NEW YORK -- Jaguars owner Shad Khan is among the new additions, coming in at No. 179 while Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg was the biggest dollar loser in Forbes' latest ranking of the 400 wealthiest Americans.

12:50 PM, Sep 19, 2012

Looking for love on Craigslist and busted for prostitution

A local woman believes she was unfairly busted for prostitution after looking for love on Craigslist. Turns out the man who befriended her online was an undercover cop.

12:26 PM, Apr 30, 2013

Jacksonville man cited for walking down the wrong side of the road?

Man says he was arrested, tried for walking down the wrong side of the street. 

11:13 AM, Sep 13, 2013

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

Georgia Murder Suspect Kills Himself in Illinois

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL (AP) -- A man suspected in two Georgia slayings has killed himself during a manhunt in Illinois.

2:00 PM, Sep 19, 2007

Fed-Ex Driver Remains Critical After Crash

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- A medical episode likely caused a crash that left one man with life-threatening injuries Thursday afternoon, according to a news release from the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.

10:21 PM, May 10, 2012

Check It Out

Photo courtesy of Richard McKinney

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.

Share your 'Super Dad' photos with us!

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

Are you bundled up trying to stay warm? Upload a selfie!

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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