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Firefighters: Child dies in Jacksonville house fire

Mar. 31, 2020 7:19 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A child died Monday night when fire broke out in a home in Jacksonville, fire officials said. The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department was called to the scene around 6:30 p.m. Crews said smoke was billowing from a second floor window and two people who had made it out of the...

Sheriff: Man sprayed business with bottle labeled COVID-19

Mar. 30, 2020 11:25 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man was accused of spraying contents from a bottle labeled COVID-19 around the door of an unidentified business on Sunday afternoon, Jacksonville Sheriff's officials said. David Randolph White, 50, was arrested on a charge of attempted or threatened use of a weapon or...

Police look for new evidence in case of missing Florida boy

Mar. 27, 2020 10:44 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police force has partnered with a special task force in hopes of uncovering new evidence in the missing persons case of a 3-year-old boy who disappeared in 1968. The Florida Times-Union calls the search for Jonathan “Jon Jon" Hagans the oldest missing persons...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2017, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Darqueze Dennard (21) calls a formation to the defensive backs during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla. The Jacksonville Jaguars and Dennard have parted ways nine days after agreeing to a three-year, $13.5 million contract in free agency. The Jaguars said Thursday, March 26, 2020, “the two sides could not come to an agreement on the final contract terms. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

Jaguars, Dennard part ways after agreeing to 3-year contract

Mar. 26, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars and cornerback Darqueze Dennard have parted ways nine days after agreeing to a three-year, $13.5 million contract in free agency. The Jaguars said Thursday “the two sides could not come to an agreement on the final contract terms." Dennard agreed to...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, goals used by the NHL hockey club Nashville Predators are stored in a hallway in Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The Ottawa Senators announced late Tuesday night, March 17, 2020, one of their players has tested positive for COVID-19, has mild symptoms and is in isolation. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

The Latest: Hurricanes ask employees to take time off

Mar. 25, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Carolina Hurricanes are asking full-time employees to take vacation or personal days off next week with limited operations due to the coronavirus. In an interview with The Associated Press, team president and general manager...

A visitor wearing a face mask stands near the Olympic rings at Tokyo's Odaiba district Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The Tokyo Olympics are probably going to happen, but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The Latest: Australia cancels track championships for 2020

Mar. 25, 2020 1:37 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Athletics Australia has canceled its 2020 national track and field championships in a bid to help “flatten the curve” of the coronavirus pandemic. The decision comes a day after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed to...

Jaguars, oft-injured TE Tyler Eifert agree to 2-year deal

Mar. 24, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Oft-injured tight end Tyler Eifert and the Jacksonville Jaguars agreed to a two-year contract in free agency Tuesday night. Eifert played in 16 games last year for the first time in his seven NFL seasons, all with Cincinnati. He caught 43 passes for 436 yards and three touchdowns....

Jaguars agree to sign journeymen defenders Marsh, Woods

Mar. 23, 2020 10:54 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to sign two journeymen defenders in free agency: linebacker/pass-rusher Cassius Marsh and defensive tackle Al Woods. Marsh, who notched 36 tackles and 2 1/2 sacks in 16 games with Arizona last season, agreed to terms on a one-year contract...

Human remains found by creek bed in Jacksonville

Mar. 23, 2020 8:50 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Jacksonville resident found human remains off the side of the road while walking his dog, authorities said. The Florida Times-Union reports police recovered the remains of an unidentified person after a resident discovered the remains on Sunday morning. They were found near a...

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2020, file photo, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) catches a touchdown pass in front of San Francisco 49ers cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon (23) during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game in Santa Clara, Calif. A person with direct knowledge of the move confirms to The Associated Press that the Buffalo Bills have acquired Diggs in a trade with Vikings. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

The Latest: Panthers sign WR/KR Cooper, safety Burris

Mar. 20, 2020 11:28 PM EDT

The Latest on NFL free agency. The NFL's spending in free agency continues Friday: ___ 10:20 p.m. The Carolina Panthers have signed free agent wide receiver Pharoh Cooper to a one-year contract and safety Juston Burris to a two-year deal. Cooper was an All-Pro returner for the Los Angeles Rams in 2017 with 932...