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Florida teen charged after 6-year-old fatally shoots himself

Jun. 17, 2021 08:39 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teenager is facing charges after a 6-year-old boy fatally shot himself after authorities say he had left the gun out. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office arrested the 14-year-old on Wednesday and charged him with culpable negligence,...

Jags taking 'cautious' approach with Lawrence's hamstring

Jun. 14, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars expect quarterback Trevor Lawrence to be fully cleared to practice by training camp next month. Lawrence was a limited participant as the Jaguars opened a two-day, mandatory minicamp Monday that signals the end of their...

Illinois historic preservation group awards $17K in grants

Jun. 14, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A historic preservaton group is giving out $17,000 in grants to projects across Illinois, including restoration of a 1920s era post office and a virtual reality experience at a site that was once a stop on the Underground Railroad. Landmarks Illinois...

Jaguars S Andre Cisco, a 3rd-round pick, signs rookie deal

Jun. 10, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars signed rookie safety Andre Cisco on Thursday, leaving four of the team's nine draft picks without contracts. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence (first round), running back Travis Etienne (first), cornerback Tyson Campbell...

Unbeatable backstrokers: Murphy looks to extend US dominance

Jun. 10, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The last time the American men lost a backstroke race at the Olympics, 25-year-old Ryan Murphy wasn't even born. It's likely up to him to keep the streak alive. Murphy already did his part in Rio de Janeiro, sweeping both backstroke...

Tapia helps lead Rockies to rare road win vs Marlins

Jun. 10, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Raimel Tapia hit two doubles, singled and scored twice, and the Colorado Rockies earned a rare road victory, beating the Miami Marlins 4-3 on Wednesday night. Charlie Blackmon had two hits and an RBI for the Rockies, who are a major league-worst 5-23 on the...

Florida reverses itself, will allow rainbow bridge lighting

Jun. 09, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida reversed itself Wednesday and said a downtown Jacksonville bridge can be decorated in rainbow lights to celebrate gay rights, one day after it had ordered them doused. Taryn Fenske, a spokeswoman for Gov. Ron DeSantis, told The...

Jaguars hold out QB Lawrence because of hamstring tightness

Jun. 08, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence was held out of parts of practice Tuesday because of tightness in his left hamstring. The No. 1 overall draft pick returned after getting some treatment on the field and threw two interceptions...

Teen pleads not guilty in 13-year-old classmate's death

Jun. 04, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 14-year-old Florida boy facing a first-degree murder charge in the fatal stabbing of a 13-year-old classmate has pleaded not guilty, according to court documents. Aiden Fucci, who is being tried as an adult, is being held in the Duval County...

Jaguars owner unveils plans to develop downtown Jacksonville

Jun. 03, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Before Urban Meyer agreed to coach the Jacksonville Jaguars, he needed some assurances from team owner Shad Khan. Meyer wanted facility upgrades that included improved nutrition, training, recovery and treatment areas for players. The...