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Free Beagle - Bites, Stinks, Hates Kids and has Fleas!

Free Beagle - Bites, Stinks, Hates Kids and has Fleas!

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- You never know what kind of fun you're gonna find on Jacksonville's Craigslist!

Today, this ad for a free dog had us in stitches. The owner even says he'll pay you to com pick him up! Surely someone wants a dog that stinks, scratches, bites, has fleas and no teeth!

Here's the link if you want to see it on Craigslist and maybe find yourself a new dog!

Link: Free Dog, Beagle on Jacksonville Craigslist

Check out what the owner says in the ad below:

Elderly Man Thankful He's Alive After Car Crushed by Trees

Elderly Man Thankful He's Alive After Car Crushed by Trees

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Severe weather turned scary for a man who was trying to wait out Monday afternoon's storms.

Jerry Felos was sitting in his vehicle, parked near Joyful Life Ministries in the 1000 block of Arlington Road when he was nearly crushed. 

The 85-year-old pulled over to stay safe during the pounding rains that accompanies the storms.

"Well, I pulled off the road because of the heavy rain, and all of a sudden I heard a bang.  Next thing I know, this tree fell on me.  Thank God it didn't hurt me. It got close to my head.  It completely messed up the car."

Two oak trees fell on top of Felos' car, landing just five or six inches from his head. If those trees weren't scary enough, there were also power lines running directly over the Cadillac.

Missing Headstone Mystery is Solved

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Last week, we brought you the story of a Jacksonville veteran with a dying wish.

He wanted to find the family of a woman whose headstone ended up outside his home two decades ago.

And now we have some answers, but the full details of this story and all its answers can probably only be found in the trees in Arlington.

It goes back years and years....and centers around one woman; Mattie L. Metcalf.

We first introduced you to a very determined Earnest Luttrell last week.

"There's somebody out there that deserves a headstone that doesn't have it," said Luttrell.

UPDATE: Headstone Mystery Solved: Veteran Spent Years Searching for Dead Woman's Family

UPDATE: Headstone Mystery Solved: Veteran Spent Years Searching for Dead Woman's Family

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A First Coast veteran dying of cancer  determined to find the answer to a more than 20-year-old mystery finally received some answers Sunday.

Years ago, a heavy reminder of one woman's life and death showed up right outside Earnest Luttrell's door and time to return it to its rightful owner was ticking away.

"It's stuck with me and stuck with me," he said. "No answers whatsoever."

It's a headstone for a Mattie L. Metcalf, born June 8, 1872, died; October 19, 1930.

The square, heavy piece of marble has troubled Luttrell for two decades. "Just about every day or every other day, I think about that headstone," said Luttrell. "There's somebody out there that deserves a headstone that doesn't have it."

The gravestone was left by some mischievous teenagers back when Free Avenue was a dirt and sandy road, he said. "Walking down the road...(they) just threw it down," said Luttrell.

Senior Prank Captured Midflight

Senior Prank Captured Midflight

As the 2011 graduates of Sandalwood did their hat toss at  yesterdays graduation ceremony, a few other things were accidentally tossed in the fever.

Fla. Sued Over Ban of Doctors Asking About Guns

Fla. Sued Over Ban of Doctors Asking About Guns

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence is suing to overturn Florida's new law that bans doctors from asking patients about gun ownership.

The center filed the suit in a Miami federal court on behalf of three doctors and three physicians groups.

"The best medicine is prevention," said Florida Pediatric Society president-elect Mobeen Rathore. "Unfortunately, I have seen too many tragic outcomes of an accidental shooting."

Rathore calls the new law a gag order. His organization along with the Florida Academy of Family Physicians and The Florida College of Physicians are part of the lawsuit against the state.

Opponents of the law are calling it vague, and say the punishment doesn't fit the crime."It could go to the board of medicine. You could essentially lose your license if you violate it," said Chris Nuland, an attorney for physicians.

JFRD: Thermal Imaging Camera Stolen During House Fire

JFRD: Thermal Imaging Camera Stolen During House Fire

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --  Susannah Carter home burned down in 2003. She knows the loss that comes with a house fire.

"We unfortunately lost a couple of pets," Carter said. 

But she's thankful that firefighters were there to help keep her family safe using, among other things, a thermal imaging camera. The camera can find hot spots and body heat easily in a fire, but one of the 60 cameras the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department owns, was stolen right off a truck on Sunday.

"These tools are life saving products and they should be left alone," said JFRD spokesman Tom Francis.

According to the police report, Fire Station 21 used the camera at an apartment fire on Barnes Road on Sunday.  Firefighters put it back in its charging station and went back to fighting the fire.