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3rd person charged in contract killing of Florida woman

Jul. 18, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Police say a third person has been arrested in the contract killing of a Florida woman. Jacksonville Sheriff's officials say 37-year-old Stephen Shelton Hand was charged Tuesday with murder in the May 9 stabbing death of 44-year-old Velvet Love Burns. The Florida Times-Union...

CSX 2Q profit down 1% on weaker volume

Jul. 16, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — CSX second-quarter profit slipped 1%, falling short of what Wall Street expected as the railroad hauled 4% less freight. The Jacksonville, Florida-based company said it earned $870 million, or $1.08 per share, in the quarter. That's down from $877 million, or $1.01 per share, a...

Florida officer fatally shoots man holding knife on veteran

Jul. 11, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Investigators say a Florida police officer fatally shot a man who was holding a knife on a U.S. Army veteran in a wheelchair. The shooting happened Wednesday night in Jacksonville. Jacksonville Sheriff's Chief T.K. Waters said during a news conference that when officers arrived at...

Airline sued after chartered jet skids into Florida river

Jul. 8, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A passenger on a chartered jet that skidded into a river at a Florida military base is suing the airline. Passenger Gary Moss is seeking damages up to $156,000 for medical expenses. The May 30 lawsuit against Miami Air International claims the flight crew lost control of the...

Orange fireball lighting Florida sky was Chinese space junk

Jul. 3, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Conspiracy theorists took to social media in a flurry of excitement Wednesday after a mysterious flying object resembling an orange fireball streaked across the Florida sky. The American Meteor Society reported two dozen sightings from Jacksonville to Key West after midnight and tweeted...

Florida zoo cited after worker injured by white rhino

Jun. 25, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida zoo has been fined more than $14,500 after a worker was injured by a 4,000-pound (1,800-kilogram) white rhinoceros earlier this year. The Florida Times-Union reported Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the...

Jaguars fine absent linebacker Smith $88K for missing camp

Jun. 15, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Absent linebacker Telvin Smith says the Jacksonville Jaguars fined him $88,650 for missing the team's mandatory, three-day minicamp this week. Smith posted a picture of the fine letter on his Instagram story Saturday, adding "it's still love!!" The letter shows the Jaguars fined...

The Latest: Governor lays flowers at Pulse nightclub

Jun. 12, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the third anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his wife have laid flowers at the gay nightclub where 49 club-goers were massacred three years ago on "Latin night." DeSantis and his wife, Casey, visited the...

Linebacker Quincy Williams signs rookie deal with Jaguars

Jun. 12, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Quincy Williams, a third-round draft pick from Murray State, has signed his rookie contract. Williams signed a four-year deal following mandatory minicamp practice Wednesday, becoming the last of the team's seven draft picks to do so. Under the...

Hudson pitches 7 innings to help Cardinals beat Marlins 7-1

Jun. 11, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals rookie Dakota Hudson pitched a career-high seven innings Tuesday night and said teammate Adam Wainwright would be hearing about it. "Waino always says if you want to get wins, you'd better go seven," Hudson said. "I finally hit that benchmark, so I'll have to give him a...