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2 young girls hurt when gun battle breaks out near their car

Apr. 7, 2020 10:14 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Two children were injured Monday when an argument in Jacksonville escalated into a gun battle, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. The children were sitting in a nearby car and were struck in the crossfire, officials said. Assistant Chief Mike Kee called the shooting a...

Jaguars re-sign suspended run-stopper Carl Davis

Apr. 6, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have re-signed defensive tackle Carl Davis, who was suspended without pay in February for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. The 6-foot-5, 320-pound Davis played in...

Strip clubs sue in Florida over raised danger age limit

Apr. 5, 2020 5:00 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Adult clubs in one Florida city are suing over a new law that raised the minimum age for strippers from 18 to 21. The law in Jacksonville was enacted March 5 in a bid to reduce human trafficking. But lawyers for the clubs, including the lead plaintiff Wacko's, contend in a federal...

Buccaneers re-sign backup QB Blaine Gabbert

Apr. 3, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed free agent backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert to a one-year contract. The 10th-year veteran spent all of last season on injured reserve after hurting his shoulder during the preseason. Gabbert signed with the Bucs last year after spending the first...

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...