Florida man, mistress charged in wife’s murder-for-hire plot

U.S. 06/04/19, 12:49

Police say a 50-year-old Florida man and his 30-year-old mistress hired someone to kill his wife and make it look like a bungled burglary.Jacksonville Sheriff's Lt. Craig Waldrup told news outlets that Jerry "Tommy" Burns and Amanda Love were arrested Friday on second-degree murder charges. The search continues for the ...

Wife of Jaguars QB Nick Foles announces miscarriage

Football 05/29/19, 19:52

The wife of Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles announced on Instagram that she had a miscarriage and said getting over the "traumatic loss" will take time.Tori Foles says she was about 15 weeks pregnant with the couple's second child when she went into sudden labor Sunday morning and "knew something ...

4 black and white ruffled lemurs born at Florida zoo

U.S. 05/29/19, 12:22

A Florida zoo is welcoming the birth of four critically endangered black and white ruffled lemurs.Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens spokeswoman JJ Vitale said in a news release that the lemurs were born Sunday. They are the third litter for parents Hawk and Potter.All four lemurs are male, which may allow ...

Jaguars QB Nick Foles skipping OTAs for ‘personal reason’

Football 05/28/19, 10:29

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles is skipping organized team activities for "a personal reason."Coach Doug Marrone says "our thoughts and prayers are with Nick and his family."The team says it has no details to release and there is no timetable for Foles' return.Marrone says: "He knows, like anything else, that ...

Jags’ Fournette focuses on ‘clean start’ after dismal season

Football 05/24/19, 14:45

Leonard Fournette slipped off his sweaty cleats, signed each one and then handed them to a young fan after practice.The youngster carefully walked away with Fournette's gold-colored shoes, making sure not to touch the drying ink. After all, the memorabilia could appreciate in value if the Jacksonville Jaguars running back ...

Foles, ‘Flip’ reunite, could make Jaguars contenders again

Football 05/23/19, 16:44

Nick Foles and John DeFilippo have bonded for life.They've spent countless hours in the same meeting room, breaking down tapes, fine-tuning game plans and exchanging ideas. Nights, weekends, holidays. They've argued and apologized. They've laughed and bemoaned.They've celebrated on the NFL's grandest stage .Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, left, ...

Jaguars rookie Josh Allen out with bruised knee, signs deal

Football 05/23/19, 13:37

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie defensive end Josh Allen sat out practice Thursday after bruising his right knee during the team's first practice of organized team activities.Coach Doug Marrone made the announcement two days after Allen got hurt and said there's "zero" concern for his long-term health. But Marrone added that team ...

Ngakoue rejoins Jaguars, vows to play even without new deal

Football 05/21/19, 14:56

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 would-be tacklers."Just trying to show ...

Jaguars’ Telvin Smith steps away to ‘get my world in order’

Football 05/09/19, 15:09

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 "at this time I must take ...

Deceased pets recovered from plane in Florida river

U.S. 05/06/19, 16:19

Deceased pets have been recovered from a chartered jet that ran into a river at a Florida military base.Naval Air Station Jacksonville said in a statement late Sunday that a dog and two cats were recovered in their carriers from the Boeing 737 that skidded into the St. Johns River ...

Pilots made runway change before jet hit Florida river

U.S. 05/05/19, 17:03

Pilots of a chartered jet that ran into a river at a Florida military base made a last-minute change to the runway where they would make a landing, a federal investigator said Sunday. The pilots on the Miami Air International plane requested the change to air traffic controllers shortly before landing ...

Update: NTSB says plane in river had no prior accidents

U.S. 05/04/19, 17:23

The Latest on charter plane traveling from Cuba to north Florida that ended up in a river at ends of runaway (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Authorities say the Boeing 737 that rolled off a runaway at a military base in Florida and ended up in a river has had no prior ...

All survive as plane carrying US military crashes into river

U.S. 05/04/19, 16:22

A military-chartered jet carrying 143 people landed hard, then bounced and swerved as the pilot struggled to control it amid thunder and lightning, ultimately skidding off the runway and coming to a crashing halt in a river at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. It meant chaos and terror for passengers in the ...

Mystery novels explore ‘dark side of the Sunshine State’

U.S. 05/04/19, 02:01

The way Michael Wiley figures it, South Florida shouldn't have all the deadly fun.All those sweaty, weird, wacky, nasty, colorful, tropical crime stories — from Carl Hiaasen, John D. MacDonald, Tim Dorsey, Edna Buchanan, Randy Wayne White, Elmore Leonard, Jeff Lindsay and who knows how many more — have come ...

Jaguars gamble on Murray State linebacker Quincy Williams

Football 04/27/19, 19:04

Quincy Williams didn't get an invite to the NFL combine. He didn't have a pro day at Murray State. He didn't even think he would get drafted, at least not in the third round.He ended up being Jacksonville's biggest, maybe boldest, reach in the NFL draft.The Jaguars chose the 5-fooot-10, ...

Jaguars trade up in 2nd round to draft Florida OT Taylor

Sports 04/26/19, 18:53

The Jacksonville Jaguars traded up to get some much-needed help for new quarterback Nick Foles.Jacksonville moved up three spots to choose Florida right tackle Jawaan Taylor with the third pick in the second round Friday night, adding a step-in starter to replace Jermey Parnell and protect Foles.The Jaguars gave up ...

Jaguars add to defense by drafting Kentucky’s Josh Allen

Football 04/25/19, 21:33

The Jacksonville Jaguars added to their deepest position by drafting another pass-rusher.The Jaguars selected Kentucky defensive end Josh Allen with the seventh pick in the NFL draft Thursday night, landing the Southeastern Conference's defensive player of the year despite more pressing needs on the other side of the ball."Too good ...

Jaguars’ Marrone, Ramsey finally talk, share ‘little laugh’

Football 04/22/19, 14:56

Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone might need to update his contact list.Marrone said Monday he finally spoke to star cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who is skipping voluntary workouts to stay closer to home, and seemingly cleared the air. Marrone said last week that he reached out to Ramsey and didn't get ...

Ramsey says Jags know why he’s skipping voluntary workouts

Football 04/19/19, 18:41

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey responded to Tom Coughlin's public criticism Friday, saying the team knows why he's skipping voluntary workouts.Ramsey did not elaborate on the reason for his absence in his Twitter post , but said he will be "ready when it's time."His agent, David Mulugheta, also released a ...

Jaguars’ Khan wants ‘creative solutions’ to improve stadium

Football 04/18/19, 15:38

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan wants to find "creative solutions" for the sweltering summer sun that bakes the team's stadium — and fans — early each season.One potential fix involves drones.Khan said Thursday at Jacksonville's state of the franchise presentation that upgrading TIAA Bank Field is a priority and noted ...

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