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LMan gets life for wife's murder; son found body years later

May. 21, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for his wife's murder, which was witnessed by their then-toddler son who found his mother's buried body 21 years later. Michael Haim, 52, was convicted last month of second-degree murder, the Florida Times-Union reported....

Ngakoue rejoins Jaguars, vows to play even without new deal

May. 21, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Yannick Ngakoue grew tired of watching from the sideline as teammates participated in 11-on-11 drills. So he took a different approach to stand out Tuesday. The Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end ran onto the field during a special teams play, scooped up a punt and started juking...

Jags' Fournette fined $303 to resolve recent driving arrest

May. 20, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette was fined a little more than $300 to resolve a traffic violation that resulted in his arrest last month. Fournette pleaded no contest Monday to driving with a suspended license and was docked $303 in fines and court fees. As part...

Jaguars sign 5 tryout players following 3-day rookie camp

May. 12, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed five tryout players, including two tight ends, following a three-day rookie minicamp Sunday. The Jaguars signed Central Florida tight end Michael Colubiale and Tulane tight end Charles Jones as well as Utah guard Jordan Agasiva, UNLV cornerback...

Jaguars' Smith questions outrage over decision to step away

May. 11, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith wants everyone to "stop going crazy" because he is stepping away from football for the 2019 season. Smith, the team's leading tackler the last two years, posted a video on his Instagram story Saturday in which he questioned the outrage...

Jaguars rookie Williams has huge opportunity with Smith gone

May. 10, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Quincy Williams forgot to take his watch off before his first workout with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday. He looked down and noticed it wrapped around his wrist following the first pseudo practice of a three-day rookie minicamp. There was no need to check it, though. Williams...

Jaguars release backup QB Cody Kessler along with 5 others

May. 9, 2019 10:03 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars released quarterback Cody Kessler on Thursday, clearing the way for rookie Gardner Minshew to become Nick Foles' backup. Kessler started four games in place of Blake Bortles last December, completing 64 percent of his passes for 553 yards and a touchdown....

Jaguars' Telvin Smith steps away to 'get my world in order'

May. 9, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith, the team's leading tackler the past two seasons and a Pro Bowl selection in 2017, is stepping away from football to "give this time back to myself, my family & my health." Smith made the announcement Thursday on Instagram, saying...

Cockpit voice recorder recovered from plane in Florida river

May. 7, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Crash investigators say they've recovered the cockpit voice recorder from a chartered jet that ran off a runway and into a river at a Florida military base. The National Transportation Safety Board posted Tuesday on Twitter about finding the recorder for the Boeing 737 that...

Police: Officer driving home hits, kills woman lying in road

May. 6, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer driving home after work ran over and killed a woman who was lying on a Florida expressway. The Florida Times-Union reports that a Jacksonville officer was driving a marked patrol vehicle when the crash occurred about 2:40 a.m. Sunday on Interstate...