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Alligator hunting grows in popularity

At the Alligator Farm, American gators are a common sight. They sunbathe, swim, or hang out in their habitat. Related Story: Man captures huge alligator But in the wild, hunting one takes time and planning, which more people are willing to do. Yesterday, Action News showed you video of a ...

Restaurant Report: Roaches close Sunrise Café and other restaurants

Action News visited Sunrise Café on Blanding Boulevard. Health inspectors temporarily closed Sunrise Café after they found dozens of roaches dead and alive in the kitchen and dining room. The restaurant was written up for using Home Depot buckets to store food. The owner told us she had nothing to ...

Putnam County crash kills 1, seriously injures another

A person is dead and another is seriously injured after a crash in Putnam County Thursday afternoon. The Florida Highway Patrol said around 2:30 p.m. the 62-year-old driver of a Nissan Frontier, Ronald Ussery, was traveling north on State Road 19 when for unknown reasons he crossed the line and ...

Blue Angels land in Jacksonville for NAS JAX Air Show

The Blue Angels have landed in Jacksonville. The elite navy group was grounded last year because of sequestration. However, they're fully funded and back in action for 2014. “Our mission is to inspire a culture of excellence and also service the country. We just want to inspire people, maybe it’s ...

Mostly sunny with very nice temps

A very nice day across NE Florida and SE Georgia. We expect highs to reach the upper-70s this afternoon under a mostly sunny sky. The low humidity and mostly sunny conditions will continue for the next several days. If you are headed out to the NAS JAX Airshow over the ...

In this frame grab taken from video provided by the New York Police Department, an unidentified man approaches New York City police officers with a hatchet, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in the Queens borough of New York. The man injured two with the hatchet before the other officers shot and killed him, police said. A bystander was wounded in the gunfire. Investigators were still trying to confirm the identity of the assailant and determine a motive. (AP Photo/New York Police Department)

Motive sought in hatchet attack on NYC officers

Investigators were working on Friday to determine why a man attacked a group of New York Police Department officers with a hatchet before they shot him dead. Police obtained a warrant to search Zale Thompson's computer for clues about Thursday's daytime assault, which left one officer with a serious head ...

Better than a win: Woman goes into labor at World Series

"Hopefully she stays in there long enough for us to enjoy the game," Stephanie Hetherington thought of her then-unborn child before she entered Kauffman Stadium to watch the first game of the World Series. But her daughter Ali had other ideas, according to KCTV. Stephanie went into labor right before ...

NFL player kicks 2-year-old son out of house for liking players on different team

After becoming a restricted free agent last offseason, NFL wide receiver Andrew Hawkins signed with the Cleveland Browns after his previous team, the Cincinnati Bengals, opted not to match the Browns' offer. It looked as though Hawkins wanted to go to Cleveland more than stay in Cincinnati, and this story ...

Sharron Townsend is being charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a homeless man.

State Attorney's Office: Parents of 13-year-old murder suspect will not face charges

The State Attorney’s Office said the parents of a 13-year-old murder suspect will not be charged in the case. On Thursday, State Attorney Angela Corey announced Sharron Townsend, 13, will be tried as an adult on a charge of murder in the second degree.   Sharron is accused of shooting ...

NY doctor back from Guinea has Ebola, 1st in city

An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, becoming the first case in the city and the fourth in the nation. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday urged residents not to ...

Scott Wallace was arrested during a traffic stop in St. Augustine, Florida.

Tennessee attempted kidnapping suspect arrested in St. Augustine Beach

A St. Augustine Beach Department police officer arrested a man Thursday in the attempted kidnapping of a student at Vanderbilt University.  Scott Douglas Wallace, 38, was arrested during a traffic stop in St. Augustine Beach.   Police said a man jumped out of his white minivan and tackled a woman ...

The Angel Moroni statue on the top of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' temple in Brigham City, Utah, is silhouetted by a solar eclipse, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/The Herald Journal, Eli Lucero)

Photos: Watching the partial solar eclipse

A partial solar eclipse happened when the moon got between the sun and Earth and covered up some of the sun during Thursday evening, Oct. 23, 2014.

Workmen begin removing debris from two trees near the Columbia Theatre that snapped in the high winds, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 in Longview, Wash. A rare tornado ripped down power lines and damaged property Thursday in the city of Longview in Washington state, but there were no immediate reports of injuries, officials said. (AP Photo/The Daily News, John Markon)

Tornado rips roofs in Washington state

A rare tornado ripped roofs off buildings, uprooted trees and shattered windows Thursday afternoon in the southwest Washington city of Longview, but there were no reports of injuries. A National Weather Service storm survey team from nearby Portland, Oregon, estimated the EF1 tornado carved a path of 1.3 miles and ...

JFRD’s response time questioned in soccer player's death

Monday’s game was supposed to be just like any other pick-up soccer game for 19-year-old Andres Rojas. No one expected it to be his last. His friend Joel Rivera said when he arrived at Huffman Park that night, he saw his friend face down on the ground. “I saw his ...

Teenager charged as adult in murder of homeless man

The Florida State Attorney's Office announced that a teenager is charged as an adult in relation to the murder of a homeless man in June.  State Attorney Angela Corey said Thursday afternoon that 13-year-old Sharron Townsend is charged with murder as an adult.  https://twitter.com/ActionNewsJax/status/525339223071920128 "Our juvenile justice system simply is ...

Local organization meets to discuss violence in Jax

It’s been a familiar scene almost every single night for the last two weeks. Neighbors in Northwest Jacksonville are getting used to seeing the red tape and police lights outside of their home in the middle of the night. In the last 24 hours, there have been two shootings on ...

Vandals wreak $150K in damage on 220 Riverside

A big development in a booming neighborhood suffered a major setback. Investigators say someone broke into 220 Riverside then broke a water main. There is now $150,000 worth of damage. There's caution tape and signs everywhere, but investigators say it's difficult to secure a building that's under construction. There are ...

Local dealers gearing up to repair defective air bags

Eight million cars have been recalled because of defective air bags. Federal regulators warn the problem may be worse in warm weather climates like Florida. The dangerous problem: Shrapnel can come flying out of the air bag, even during minor accidents. Local dealerships are racing to replace the faulty parts. ...

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Official: 3 dead, 1 hurt in Maryland air crash

An airplane and a helicopter collided in midair near a Maryland airport before crashing into trees Thursday, killing three men in the helicopter but sparing two in the plane who deployed a parachute to slow the aircraft's descent before it hit the trees. The Cirrus SR22 plane was heading to ...

Man captures 13 foot gator in St. Johns County

13 foot, 4 inches. 765 pounds. All caught on camera. "He got close enough to where I guess he couldn't withstand the bait. Finally, it was just his night," Keith Kelley said. For the past several months, Keith Kelley and Kelly Sziy have been scouting that particular gator -- who ...

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