22, Jan 2015 - Jacksonville, FL Despite dismantled chapel, 1 couple marries inside Duval County Courthouse
Just over eight hours after Florida's ban on same-sex marriage ended, two men who said they have been together for 27 years became the first same-sex couple to legally wed in northeast Florida.
21, Jan 2015 - Lawsuit mulled over end of Duval courthouse weddings as outrage swells
A backlash is growing over a decision ending weddings inside the Duval County Courthouse as same-sex marriages began in South Florida and courts statewide begin issuing licenses Tuesday. “The clerk does not own the courthouse,” said Jacksonville civil rights attorney Betsy White, who said the decision last week by Clerk of Courts Ronnie Fussell violated the Constitution’s First Amendment. White ...
12, Oct 2014 - Duval, FL Florida loud music killing trial: Prosecutors say man shot to kill; shooter says self-defence
Prosecutor John Guy, left, cross examines Michael Dunn, right, during Dunn's retrial at the Duval County Courthouse, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla. Dunn is being retried on murder charges for the shooting death of 17-year old Jordan Davis in a dispute over loud music at a Jacksonville gas station in November of 2012. Dunn was found guilty of three counts of attempted murder and ...
04, Apr 2014 - Jacksonville, FL Retrial set for US man in loud music killing
JACKSONVILLE, Florida (AP) A man convicted of attempted murder in a confrontation over loud music with an unarmed black teen won't be sentenced until after his retrial on a murder charge.A Duval County judge made that decision...
02, Apr 2014 - Man gets life sentence for fatal fire
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A northeast Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for setting a fatal Jacksonville house fire. A Duval County judge sentenced 52-year-old Jimmie Ray Jackson Jr. on Friday. He pleaded guilty last month to murder, arson and burglary.