STORES CLOSING: The company decided to liquidate after facing declining sales and "prayerfully" looking at all options:

Family Christian closing all stores nationwide, including 2 in Jacksonville
Officers found several packages of marijuana and a loaded gun that was reported stolen in January, just 300 feet away from a church youth group meeting:

Teen arrested outside Fernandina Beach church youth group meeting with stolen gun, weed
BABY GIRAFFE WATCH: April is still waiting for her fourth calf to arrive at Animal Adventure Park in New York! Watch with us as we wait for the blessed event! [ Link ]
INDEPENDENT NO MORE: Nearly 13,000 Duval County voters recently got a letter in the mail saying their party doesn’t exist anymore:

Independent Party of Florida no longer an option for voters
This Jacksonville couple says they are homeless after man set Jacksonville home on fire after an argument: [ Link ]
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is finally healthy, happy and ready to take that elusive championship in NASCAR's top series: [ Link ]
In 2015, Jacob Carlson killed himself with a gun his wife Amanda Carlson says belonged to her lover, Jacksonville psychiatrist Dr. Nikhil Nihalani, whose office was raided by the FBI on Wednesday.

“She would post a lot of loving pictures, and that. And I knew that it was fake,” Jacob Carlson's mother said of Amanda:

Exclusive: Mother says Jacksonville doctor's love triangle drove her son to suicide
"You ruined her children's lives, her grandchildren’s lives. Just turn yourself in."

Jennifer Nelson, a Jacksonville mother of four and a grandmother of five, was killed outside Kelly's Place, and her killer is at large:

Grandmother killed in shooting outside Jacksonville sports bar
Florida man, 25, ends up in jail after he reportedly sent teens a Snapchat video of a country club fire that caused nearly $1 million in damage:

Florida man who posted videos of fire on Snapchat faces arson charge
WAWA WATCH: We're getting that much closer to hoagies and coffee in Northeast Florida:

Wawa schedules groundbreaking celebrations in Jacksonville, Clay County
GUN FOUND AT SCHOOL: Terry Parker's principal urged parents to talk to their kids about their role in keeping school safe:

Student arrested for having gun at Terry Parker High School
FOUND: Two brothers called Action News Jax and said the war medals, photos and other heirlooms found in a St. Augustine dumpster belonged to their late father:

Man locates owners of family heirlooms found in St. Johns County trash
President Trump: "It's time for all Americans to get off welfare ... and get back to work."

Trump says welfare reform is coming
New Sheriff Gator Deloach: "We can certainly make Putnam County as inhospitable as possible for them.”

Putnam County hires 'Sex Offender Compliance' specialist
Police found finger prints on the woman's bedroom window and the screen on the ground.

This was the fourth time someone in the area called police about a stranger in their backyard:

Police: Woman finds homeless man touching himself in her backyard in Jacksonville Beach
President Trump: "I'm not against the media, I'm not against the press. I'm against the people that make up stories and make up sources."

Full Transcript: Read Donald Trump's remarks at CPAC
One resident said: "It's only a matter of time before they take a kid."

Crocodile spotted with dog in its mouth in Florida neighborhood
JUST IN: A 14-year-old and 17-year-old are accused of stealing several guns and laptops from UNLOCKED cars in St. Johns County:

14-year-old among two teens accused in string of St. Johns County car burglaries