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Cops: Mom in Boxing Glove Attacks Girl at School

Florida's Edith Riddle, 34, charged with child abuse after incident outside school's cafeteria

(Newser) - A 34-year-old Florida woman is facing child abuse charges after allegedly fighting a 12-year-old girl at her daughter's middle school while wearing a boxing glove. Edith Riddle—who initially told officials she was unable to remove the boxing glove because it was superglued to her left wrist, per First...

GOP's Jacksonville Party Is Off
Jacksonville Convention Is Off

Jacksonville Convention Is Off

Trump said he needs to keep his supporters safe

(Newser) - "The timing for the event is not right," President Trump said Thursday. "To have a big convention is not the right time." So Republicans will not be gathering in Jacksonville next month for their national convention. Trump made the announcement during his coronavirus briefing at the...

Dems to Delegates: Don't Go to the Convention

Democrats go virtual; Republicans not so much

(Newser) - Senate and House Democrats are being urged not to attend next month's Democratic National Convention in Wisconsin, where Joe Biden will be officially named as nominee. Senior adviser for Congressional affairs Chasseny Lewis sent an email to congressional chiefs of staff Thursday, saying members "should not plan to...

New Site of GOP Convention Does U-Turn on Masks

They are now mandatory in Jacksonville

(Newser) - President Trump moved the Republican National Convention to Jacksonville because North Carolina's governor refused to guarantee that would be no social distancing measures in place during the event—but the Florida city is now introducing restrictions of its own. In what the Florida Times-Union calls a "surprising reversal"...

Cops Enforcing Beach Rules Catch Murder Suspect

Man was arrested on newly reopened Florida beach

(Newser) - A man was taken away in handcuffs from a reopened Florida beach Sunday—and it wasn't for failing to respect social distancing limits. Police say Mario Matthew Gatti was wanted for a January murder in Pennsylvania, USA Today reports. The 31-year-old allegedly shot 33-year-old Michael Coover Jr. in a...

Mom Now 'Person of Interest' in Disappearance of Girl, 5

Search for Florida girl shifts to Alabama

(Newser) - The Florida mother who claimed that she woke up last Wednesday to find her 5-year-old daughter missing is now a person of interest in the investigation, police confirmed Monday. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said Brianna Williams, a 27-year-old US Navy petty officer, has not talked to investigators since last week,...

Police Say Missing Girl's Mom Has Stopped Cooperating

They're not sure when 5-year-old Taylor Rose Williams was last seen

(Newser) - Jacksonville mother Brianna Williams told police Wednesday that she had woken up that morning to find her 5-year-old daughter gone and her home's back door unlocked. Police say they no longer believe Williams was telling the truth when she said she last saw Taylor Rose Williams around midnight Wednesday...

As Dorian Came, a Man's Quest to Prove Wife Wrong Led to This

To protect his smart car from hurricane's winds, a Fla. man parked it in his kitchen

(Newser) - It started as a lighthearted challenge between a Florida couple: Can a smart car fit into their kitchen? The answer: It sure can. Patrick Eldridge parked his smart car in his Jacksonville kitchen to protect it from Hurricane Dorian because he didn't want it to "blow away,"...

Mom Arrested After Daughter Licks Tongue Depressor

She took video of girl putting it back in canister

(Newser) - A Florida mom says she was "just being silly" with her kids after waiting a long time at a Jacksonville medical center. Authorities say she committed a felony that carries a maximum sentence of 20 years. Cori Ward, 30, was arrested on a charge of tampering with a consumer...

Bad News in Jacksonville Plane Crash

At least 4 pets were aboard the plane, in the now-submerged cargo hold

(Newser) - All 143 humans aboard the plane that slid off the runway in Jacksonville, Fla., on Friday night survived, but the news is much more grim for the four pets who were also aboard. The plane is partially submerged in the St. Johns River, and as US Navy rep Kaylee LaRocque...

Plane Slides Off Runway Into Florida River

All survived after Boeing 737 fell off runway at Naval Air Station Jacksonville in Florida

(Newser) - A charter plane carrying 143 people and traveling from Cuba to north Florida ended up in a river at the end of a runway Friday night, though no critical injuries or deaths were reported, officials said. A Boeing 737 arriving at Naval Air Station Jacksonville from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay,...

Slain Navy Chief Petty Officer Had Gotten Protective Order

Andrea Washington had sought help from man who lived with her

(Newser) - A bottle of cognac was waiting for Andrea Washington, along with a friend ready to celebrate Washington's recent pinning as a chief petty officer in the US Navy. That celebration never came: Washington's body was discovered Monday in her Jacksonville, Florida, residence, and while the investigation into her...

Gaming Event Turns Deadly as Gunman Opens Fire

Police in Jacksonville, Fla. called it a 'mass shooting'

(Newser) - Four people were reported killed Sunday and scores more injured when a gunman opened fire at a Florida video game tournament. Per CNN , attendees were gathered at an officially sanctioned event for the Madden Championship Series when shots rang out at a riverfront mall in Jacksonville. Per the AP , the...

Beach Closed After 2 People Bitten by Sharks

Fernandina Beach shuts down for a day

(Newser) - Once is happenstance—twice, you close the darn beach. That's what officials did at Fernandina Beach near Jacksonville on Friday after two people suffered shark bites, My Fox 8 reports. First up was a 30-year-old man surfing with his son, then came a 17-year-old boy, but luckily neither attack...

Woman Admits Kidnapping Newborn 20 Years Ago

Gloria Williams could get up to 22 years

(Newser) - Almost 20 years after she kidnapped a newborn baby girl from a hospital room in Florida, Gloria Williams has confessed to her crime. The 52-year-old pleaded guilty in a Jacksonville courtroom Monday to abducting baby Kamiyah Mobley, now known as Alexis Manigo, the Florida Times-Union reports. Williams, who raised the...

Navy Removes Staffers Over Disturbing Newborn Pics

They called babies 'mini Satans'

(Newser) - The Navy says two female staffers at a hospital in Florida have been suspended over "outrageous, unacceptable, incredibly unprofessional" treatment of newborn babies. In a photo posted on Snapchat, a staffer at Naval Hospital Jacksonville gives the finger to a newborn, with the caption "How I currently feel...

Cops: 2 Men Tried to Swipe Utility Pole Post-Irma
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Strangest Post-Irma Crime Goes to ... These Guys

2 suspects arrested for stealing utility pole in Jacksonville

(Newser) - One way not to get your power back on quickly in the wake of hurricane: steal a utility pole. Restoring service likely wasn't the intent, however, of two men in Jacksonville, Fla., who were involved in one of the weirder post-Irma crimes yet. Per the Miami Herald , the two...

Florida Pizza Hut Under Fire for Pre-Irma Memo to Workers

Manager issued note with lots of restrictions on evacuating, missing work

(Newser) - "Pizza Hut is willing to kill people FOR PIZZA!!!!!" That was one of the big takeaways on Twitter over the weekend after an alleged in-store memo made the social media rounds. Consumerist reports that, in advance of Hurricane Irma barreling down on Florida, the memo was distributed to...

Witnesses: Chick-fil-A Trashed After Nugget Dispute

It happened in Jacksonville, Florida

(Newser) - A tiff over cold chicken nuggets apparently led to a trashed Florida Chick-fil-A. Action News Jax reports on the incident, which took place Monday night in a Jacksonville restaurant and started with what witnesses say was a teen boy complaining he wasn't satisfied with his order. Allison Music, who...

Family of Man Killed by Cop Balks at Sheriff's $314K Bill

They want info on officer who killed him; lawyer says records fee is 'offensive'

(Newser) - When pedestrian Blane Land was struck and killed by a police officer in Jacksonville, Fla., in May, his family immediately began digging into the officer's prior conduct. As it turned out, Officer Tim James had been investigated at least 11 times by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and would...

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