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  • Near miss as Florida driver pulls into traffic, nearly smashed by semi-truck

    Florida drivers never cease to amaze with their ability to find trouble on the highways. Dash cam video from a truck traveling down a Jacksonville highway on Monday shows the driver narrowly avoiding disaster after a car suddenly merged into traffic from an off-ramp. WJXT reports the truck driver, Astrit Hoxha, was going about 65 mph when the Toyota Corolla pulled in front of him. Hoxha was able to swerve off the road and into the median. Two other truck drivers pulled over to make sure Hoxha...

  • Jacksonville deputy kills armed man who 'wanted to die,' authorities say

    A Jacksonville sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man Saturday after the man ignored the deputy's repeated commands to drop his knife, authorities said. The man told the deputy that he wanted to die, Chief Chris Butler, a spokesman for the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, said. Deputies responded to a family disturbance call around 10 a.m. at a home on the north side of Jacksonville, Butler said. "Family members told 911 operators that the person in the home was breaking things and damaged a car,"...

  • A warrant is out for this ex-UF star for reportedly vandalizing former teammate's car

    WJXT in Jacksonville reported Thursday that a warrant has been issued for the arrest of former NFL wide receiver Jabar Gaffney stemming from a vandalism incident in June that involved former Florida Gators teammate Lito Sheppard's car.