Jacksonville

Michael Jackson's elephant escapes enclosure at Florida zoo

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — An elephant that once lived at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch briefly escaped its enclosure at a Florida zoo.<p>The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens posted on Facebook that Ali the bull elephant wandered through a gate that was accidentally left open Sunday and wound up in a …

Celebrity (UK)

Cooling towers imploded at Florida power plant

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Two cooling towers - both well over the length of a football field - came tumbling down in seconds on Saturday in Florida as part of an effort to dismantle a power plant.<p>The identical, 462-foot towers were imploded at St. Johns River Power Park in Jacksonville. After …

Rainfall

Dante Fowler hopes to “put good film out there for everybody to see”

Getty Images<p>When the Jaguars announced that they would not exercise their option on defensive end Dante Fowler‘s contract for the 2019 season, …

NFL

Discover Jacksonville's Romantic Side

As one of Florida's youngest and hippest cities, Jacksonville offers plenty of fun and unique ways to do date night. Craft beer enthusiasts can …

Craft Beer

Florida Keys deputy saves Jacksonville family from sinking vessel

A family of six from Jacksonville got caught offshore in fast-moving storms that blew through the Middle Keys, almost sinking their pontoon …

Florida Keys

4 people found shot, 3 fatally, inside car off Jacksonville highway

Police in northeast Florida say they are investigating after four people were found shot in car off a parkway. Three of the victims have died from …

Crime

Constitution Uncorked: Jacksonville

Eat, drink, mingle and hear about the ACLU’s resistance efforts in Florida at Constitution Uncorked: An ACLU happy hour in Jacksonville!<p>Thursday, …

ACLU

Powerboat driver dies in crash during Jacksonville event

JACKSONVILLE — A powerboat racer was killed Saturday in a crash with another boat that injured three other racers at an event in Jacksonville.<p>Mike …

Tampa Bay

Call Box: Who's the mystery man in iconic consolidation photo?

Dear Call Box: The Times-Union recently featured a number of photos from 1968. One in particular was one I have seen off and on over the years. It …

Florida

4 reported injured in Jacksonville power boat crash

Four people were hospitalized after two racing power boats collided Saturday afternoon on the St. Johns River near Memorial Park.<p>The crash about 1:30 …

Motor Racing

Singer returns, No. 1 seed Florida edges Jacksonville 3-2

Brady Singer allowed two runs in seven solid innings, returning after three weeks off, and overall No. 1 seed and defending national champion Florida …

College Sports

Florida prisons roll out more for-profit services while weighing visitation cuts

The Florida Department of Corrections is receiving an influx of cash from a private vendor that facilitates all monetary transactions inside the …

Florida

Armstrong drives in 3, Jacksonville beats FAU 5-3 in NCAAs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Sam Armstrong drove in three runs, including a pair with his seventh home run of the season, and Jacksonville beat Florida Atlantic 5-3 in the NCAA baseball tournament Friday night.<p>Armstrong's two-run shot to right center in the fourth inning got the Dolphins (40-19) on the …

NCAA

Pompeii: New find shows man crushed trying to flee eruption

MILAN — Officials at the Pompeii archaeological site have announced a dramatic new discovery, the skeleton of a man crushed by an enormous stone …

Archaeology

Wednesday Editorial: AMA president-elect is an impressive advocate for doctors

Barbara McAneny is a pretty good role model for anyone driven to pursue a career in medicine — and determined to make an enduring impact in that …

Health Care

YK Osiris talks growing up in Jacksonville, heartbreak, and going viral

The Florida rapper sat down with The FADER to answer all of our questions.<p>YK Osiris is a young artist from Jacksonville, Florida who went viral after …

Music

City moves to take possession of Jacksonville Landing

The city moved Friday to seize possession of The Jacksonville Landing, the copper-roofed mall on the downtown riverfront that opened to great fanfare …

Florida

Missing Child Alert canceled for Jacksonville girl

<b>UPDATE</b> <b>(5/26) --</b> Missing Child Alert cancelled for 9-year-old Camille Corbett of Jacksonville.<p><b>JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --</b> A Florida Missing Child Alert has …

Rainfall

Missing Child Alert issued for Jacksonville girl

<b>JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --</b> A Florida Missing Child Alert has been issued for 9-year-old Camille Corbett of Jacksonville.<p>According to the Florida …

Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Florida marks milestone in Everglades python control program

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Florida is marking a milestone in its attempt to control an infestation of Burmese pythons in the Everglades.<p>The state has been …

Florida

Mysteries remain about co-worker's involvement in Yulee woman's disappearance

Jennifer Marie Sybert died in 1987 in Germany, the victim of a car crash, according to her family tree as published in "The History of Casper …

Crime

Jacksonville Jazz Festival

Event Details:<p>The annual Jacksonville Jazz Fest will feature live entertainment on three stages, a free jazz clinic at the Ritz Theatre, a piano …

Festivals

Florida State vs Jacksonville St. - DI Softball

Florida State Seminoles

Auburn vs. Jacksonville State (Site 7 / Game 5) (NCAA Softball Championship) - WatchESPN

College Sports

Bringing Jacksonville's Parks To Patients Thanks To Virtual Reality

The Timucuan Parks Foundation is teaming up with virtual-reality company VR DREAMZ to bring Jacksonville’s parks to hospital-bound children.<p>The pair …

Virtual Reality

Jacksonville St. vs Florida State - DI Softball

Florida State Seminoles

Porsche Jacksonville, FCR to celebrate Porsche's 70th anniversary

The Florida Crown Region of the Porsche Club of America is teaming up with Porsche Jacksonville for a very special celebration of Porsche – the …

Florida

Jaguars continue to talk about AFC championship game vs. Patriots: 'We were better'

Last week, it was receiver Marqise Lee saying the Jaguars should have beaten the Patriots in the AFC title game last year, and now some of his …

NFL

Garden Help: Florida gardeners embracing native plants

Based on the recent Master Gardener plant sale, native plants are very popular among local consumers. The sale featured a wide assortment of native …

Florida

Boise State, Florida State set 2019 game in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Boise State and Florida State will open the 2019 season against each other in Jacksonville.<p>The announcement was made on …

NFL