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Five months later, search for serial arsonist continues in St. Augustine

This Sunday marks five months since a serial arsonist torched four homes in St. Augustine. All four houses were set on fire within a three-hour window and investigators haven't gotten any good leads in months. Construction crews, closed off roads and a lot of commotion mark the scene near Cordova ...

Parents, students react to fight inside Ed White High

A fight between two teens was caught on video at Ed White High School. Action News first showed the video on Thursday, and a day later, it’s still the talk of the school.   “It’s sad,” said student Brianna Brewer.  We showed the video to parent Tracy Thompson. In the video, ...

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Immigration changes: Secure Communities out, slightly different program in

Less than 24 hours after President Barack Obama announced his executive orders on immigration, changes are beginning to take shape. He visited a Las Vegas high school Friday afternoon where he signed his plan to temporarily shield 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.      House Speaker John Boehner said ...

New work-play-live community proposed near St. Johns Town Center

A new residential center could soon be built near the St. Johns Town Center. Eckstein Investments of Jacksonville is working on a $200 million project to add apartments, boutiques and much more to 115 acres of land near the St. Johns Town Center on Gate Parkway. Action News Reporter Michael ...

Nathan Scott, 30 (pictured), was shot in the leg, according to the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. Scott was released from the hospital Friday night. The Tallahassee Police Department on Friday released the names of the other two victims; Elijah Velez, 18; and Farhan Ahmed, 21. Velez was treated at the scene and Ahmed is still at the hospital.

FSU shooting: 1 shooting victim released from hospital

What we know right now:  3 were injured in the shooting. One of the victims has been identified as Nathan Scott, 30, who was released from the hospital Friday night. Tallahassee police have identified the other victims as Elijah Velez, 18 and Farhan Ahmed, 21. Velez was treated and released ...

Milder temperatures but tracking a weekend storm

Grab a sweater or jacket -- a cool but pretty nice evening overall.  A few clouds will move into the area later tonight as temperatures stay well above freezing -- in the 40s and 50s.  Saturday will be partly to -- at times -- mostly cloudy with a few showers ...

Strozier Library at FSU opens after the shooting that injured three people. 

Friend of FSU shooter speaks about his mental illness

When bullets were fired off inside Strozier Library on Florida State University’s campus Thursday, alumnus Stephen Smith feared for his fraternity brothers who were in the library at the time. When the Jacksonville attorney found out the shooter was his friend and colleague Myron May, grief took over. "I kinda ...

Video shows Ed White student used combination lock in fight

Video shows a violent fight inside Ed White High School. Action News first showed video of two students pummeling each other Thursday. One was holding a combination lock between his knuckles, which fell onto the ground during the fight. The student that was arrested was Malik Woods. According to a police ...

4 of 8 packages sent by FSU gunman recovered

The Florida State University shooter was believed to have sent friends packages to friends. Officials have recovered four of the eight packages. Two were discovered in Florida and one in Texas. Postal inspectors said the packages were found Thursday night. For the two found in Florida, one was intercepted by ...

Medics preparing for the battlefield

Not ready for war. That is what many returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan say about military medics. However, that’s about to change.  The University of Florida was just given a $1.7 million grant to prepare men and woman for the gruesome and sometimes traumatizing challenges faced on the battlefield.  ...

St. Augustine restaurant has dozens of rodent droppings

Health inspectors temporarily closed a St. Augustine restaurant for the second week in a row. Matanzas Innlet is a repeat offender on the Restaurant Report after making the list in November 2013.  This time the restaurant was temporarily shut down for not one, but two days because investigators found a ...

Classes back in session after FSU shooting

Florida State University classes are back in session after a gunman shot three people Thursday in Strozier library. Two students and one FSU employee were shot. The library has been closed since the incident, and is expected to reopen at 9 a.m. Complete coverage of the FSU shooting FAMU’s library ...

1 killed in hit-and-run crash on Jacksonville’s Westside

A person is dead Friday morning after a hit-and-run crash late Thursday night on Jacksonville’s Westide.  The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office responded to a call just before 11:30 p.m. in the 5800 block of San Juan Avenue, which is near Niblick Drive.   Officers arrived and found a man lying on ...

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Police: Man shot twice in torso

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is investigating after a man in his early 20s was shot twice in the torso in the 2100 block of Caljon Road, which is just south of St. Augustine Road and Emerson Street. Neighbors said that people were socializing in an empty parking lot on the ...

John McFarland was arrested for aggravated battery. 

Walmart stabbing suspect attacked stranger at Winn-Dixie in 2001

Action News has obtained a police report from 13 years ago detailing the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office’s first arrest of a man who has been accused of terrorizing people several times since. John McFarland is charged with stabbing a stranger in a Southside Walmart a week ago. Tonight, we learned McFarland ...

Police are identifying the teen arrested and charged with brining a gun to school. Action News has also decided to identify the teen because of the severity of his charges.

Teen charged with 2 felonies for bringing gun to Andrew Jackson High

Police are identifying the teen arrested and charged with bringing a gun to school. Action News has also decided to identify the teen because of the severity of his charges. Perty Mathis, 16, is facing two third-degree felonies -- possession of a firearm on school property and carrying a concealed ...

Action News is uncovering Jacksonville ties to Florida State University gunman Myron May.Serge Beaubrun, May's longtime friend, is now a student at the Florida Coastal School of Law.

Friend of FSU gunman said news of shooting 'very disheartening'

A longtime friend of the man police say opened fire at Florida State University told Action News he is still in shock. Serge Beaubrun attended Florida A&M University in 2004 and met Myron May through a relative. May was attending FSU. Beaubrun said May was “very smart, very influential, very well ...

The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department made quick work of a fire at a Westside grocery store.

Fire quickly extinguished at Westside grocery store

The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department made quick work of a fire at a Westside grocery store. The fire was in an outdoor eating area outside Norman’s Food Mart on Ramona Boulevard. Firefighters say no one was injured. Latest News Headlines from Action News For Action News on the go, ...

Bobcat spotted on Jekyll Island

A bobcat sighting on Jekyll Island has been confirmed for the first time.  Motion sensor cameras operated by the island’s conservation staff captured the animal as it walked through remote areas of the island.  The cat is believed to be a young male, possibly moving into the area to find ...

UF Health Proton Therapy Institute provides precise cancer treatment

Jacksonville is home to one of the more unique cancer treatment facilities in the country. The UF Health Proton Therapy Institute is one of just 15 centers in the country to provide proton therapy. Proton therapy is a more precise form of radiation that targets the cancer tumor while doing less ...

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