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Failure to yield leaves student injured

May 27, 2015

Video shot by Jack Drain, edited by Patrick Lloyd A UNF student is in the hospital after a three-car crash occurred near UNF Arena the morning of May 27. The student’s injuries are not life-threatening, according...

Destructive student, pot bust, and stolen bikes

May 26, 2015

Landing resident claims final pot bust of the spring semester On May 3, the last remaining resident of the Landing X building got caught with marijuana in his dorm. Around 10:30 p.m., an officer...

One dead, two in critical condition after shooting at The District

One dead, two in critical condition after shooting at The District

May 18, 2015

Video by Patrick Lloyd. UPDATE – 5/19/15 at 9:45 a.m. JSO has released new information on the triple shooting at The District on May 18. The deceased male has been identified as Bryant Jerald...

Power relationships: alleged unwanted sexual advances at UNF raise ethical concerns

Power relationships: alleged unwanted sexual advances at UNF raise ethical concerns

May 14, 2015

Video by Jack Drain. After three students reported cases of alleged unwanted sexual advances by an RA this school year according to a UNFPD report, ethical issues have arisen regarding UNF Housing...

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UNF to host first-ever Deaf Spark

May 14, 2015

Video shot and edited by Jack Drain UNF will host the first annual Deaf Spark this Saturday, May 16, to raise awareness for the deaf and hard of hearing community. Inspired by One Spark, Deaf Spark’s...

Photo by Camille Shaw

Police Beat: Two thefts, visitor later dies in hospital, belligerent student calls cop a racist

May 13, 2015

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. Man dies in hospital after being transported from UNF A 58-year-old man died at St. Vincent’s Hospital May...

UNF student dies after hit-and-run motorcycle accident

UNF student dies after hit-and-run motorcycle accident

April 23, 2015

UNF student John C. Leone died yesterday after sustaining serious bodily injury in a hit-and-run accident on April 9, according to a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office report. Leone, a sophomore accounting...

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Male student threatened by female student’s father

April 22, 2015

A UNF student contacted UNFPD after receiving a threatening phone call from a suspect that was later revealed to be the father of a girl the student had sex with. On April 21 around 8:45 p.m., two...

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Police Beat: A stolen dress, a stolen skateboard and noisy sex

April 14, 2015

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. Student reports dress stolen, suspect won’t respond A female UNF student reported her dress stolen on April...

Photo by Camille Shaw

Police Beat: Bench and wood stolen from skate park, student worried for their safety

April 14, 2015

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. Bench stolen from skate park A UNF employee alerted UNFPD on April 9 to a stolen bench from the skate park. The...

Police Beat: Man receives CPR in front of the Fine Arts Center and later dies in hospital

Police Beat: Man receives CPR in front of the Fine Arts Center and later dies in hospital

April 14, 2015

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. Student reports stolen wallet An officer was dispatched to the library on April 3 at 3:48 p.m. in response to...

Despite the damage, neither driver suffered any injuries.
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Slick roads cause car crash at Holzendorf and Alumni

April 12, 2015

A UNF student rear ended the car in front of his at the intersection of Alumni Drive and Holzendorf Drive around 6:30 p.m. April 12. The front of the truck suffered extensive damage, while the car...

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Gun rights group files complaints against police chiefs of Florida universities including UNF’s Frank Mackesy

April 8, 2015

A Florida gun rights group called Florida Carry recently filed ethics complaints against 10 Florida university police chiefs including UNF’s Frank Mackesy after the chiefs traveled to Tallahassee...

A night in the life of the UNF Police Department

A night in the life of the UNF Police Department

April 6, 2015

“What’s the most weed you’ve ever seen while at UNFPD?” I asked Officer William “Kyle” Morgan. Most marijuana cases at the University of North Florida Police Department (UNFPD) are less...

Photo by Camille Shaw

Police Beat: A missing wallet and a suspect at large

March 27, 2015

Wallet disappears from car On March 25, a 21-year-old UNF student reported to UNFPD that his wallet was stolen from his car two days prior. The victim said on March 23 around 8:45 a.m., he parked...

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Police Beat: Two stolen bikes, a stolen clutch bag and an unattended child

March 24, 2015

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. Stolen Michael Kors bag A 54-year-old female reported her Michael Kors clutch bag stolen on March 13. She...

Photo by Camille Shaw

Police Beat: Damage done to students’ cars

March 10, 2015

Student’s car keyed in Lot 18 A female student reported that someone keyed her car in Lot 18 March 2. She parked her car around 9:15 a.m. When she returned at about 5:15 p.m., she drove home....

Baseball team goes 3-0 against Fairfield

Baseball team goes 3-0 against Fairfield

March 10, 2015

The UNF baseball team beat Fairfield University three times this weekend to bring its record above .500. The Ospreys beat the Stags 6-3 and 7-4 on Saturday, March 7. They also won 11-2 Sunday morning,...

Photo by Camille Shaw

Police Beat: Fire extinguisher discharged in classroom, more flying chairs and a student caught with weed in car

March 5, 2015

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. Fire extinguisher discharged in classroom A faculty member told UNFPD a fire extinguisher had been sprayed throughout...

Photo by Camille Shaw

Police Beat: Two chairs thrown from a walkway and a student caught with weed

March 3, 2015

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. Look out below An unknown suspect threw two chairs from the second floor walkway of Building 14 onto the first...

Softball team wins double header against Stony Brook

Softball team wins double header against Stony Brook

March 2, 2015

[doptg id="137"] Gallery photos by Morgan Purvis The UNF softball team beat Stony Brook twice Sunday, March 1, winning 10-5 in the first game and 5-4 in the second. The Ospreys got off to a huge...

UNF Head Coach Mary Tappmeyer addresses the Ospreys.
Photo by Camille Shaw

Women’s basketball drops third straight to end regular season

March 1, 2015

The UNF women's basketball team's 32-point loss to Stetson University Saturday afternoon, Feb. 28 in the regular season finale summed up the year for the Ospreys. Stetson (22-6, 11-3) beat UNF (11-18,...

Photo by Camille Shaw

Police Beat: Speeding student caught with weed

February 27, 2015

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. A UNFPD officer caught a student with marijuana and paraphernalia in his car after pulling him over for speeding...

Photo by Camille Shaw

Police Beat: Theft from cars and a stolen laptop

February 25, 2015

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. That’s what happens when you don’t lock your car A UNF student had $120 stolen from his unlocked car Feb....

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Osprey Productions postpones Art Walk

February 25, 2015

The homecoming event entitled Euphoria - UNF Art Walk, originally scheduled for today, has been postponed to Thursday April 2 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Director of Osprey Productions John Chwalisz said...

Photo by Camille Shaw

Police Beat: Items stolen from Wellness Center locker and four non-UNF students caught with weed

February 24, 2015

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. Items stolen from Wellness Center locker A UNF student had his Osprey1Card, driver’s license and debit card...

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Police Beat: Man caught on camera stealing calculators from bookstore

February 20, 2015

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. UNFPD arrested a 25-year-old man for grand theft after he stole three calculators from the UNF Bookstore Feb. 13. The...

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Police Beat: Camera, lens and wallet stolen

February 19, 2015

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. Camera and lens stolen from Building 45 Someone had his camera and lens stolen from Building 45 on Feb. 6. The...

Photo by Camille Shaw

Police Beat: Weed bust in the Hall

February 19, 2015

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. A UNF student was caught with marijuana and paraphernalia at Osprey Hall on the night of Feb. 12. Two officers...

UNF baseball comes from behind to beat The Citadel 16-9

UNF baseball comes from behind to beat The Citadel 16-9

February 19, 2015

The bats were on fire for the UNF baseball team Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 18, as they defeated The Citadel 16-9 at Harmon Stadium. Nick Karmeris got the offense rolling for the Ospreys in the second...

St. John’s Sherriff’s Office has yet to identify the body.    Photo by Garrett Milanovich

Garth Sangree’s body found

February 18, 2015

UPDATE - 2/13/15 at 12:45 p.m. St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office has identified the body found at the beach earlier this week as Garth Sangree. The body was found by a fisherman in Guana Tolomato...

North Florida’s newest Osprey athletes

North Florida’s newest Osprey athletes

February 18, 2015

Swimming The UNF Swimming team landed four recruits in the early signing period. The signees are Brynn Acker, Emily Draskovich, Lauren Kelso and Kaleigh Newcomb. Acker comes from West Albermarle...

MOCA receives $185,000 grant

MOCA receives $185,000 grant

February 17, 2015

The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville received a Competitive Grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund for $185,000 on Tuesday, Feb. 13. According to a news release from MOCA, the grant will...

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Police Beat: marijuana, pills, paraphernalia and a stolen iPad

February 17, 2015

Weed, paraphernalia and hydrocodone, oh my! Two UNF students were caught with marijuana, paraphernalia and hydrocodone in their rooms at the Fountains on Feb. 13. An officer received a call around...

Ryan Roberson (9) takes a swing at the ball.   Photo by Camille Shaw

UNF baseball team goes 1-2 in season-opening series against Virginia Military Institute

February 16, 2015

The UNF baseball team went 1-2 in its season-opening three-game series against Virginia Military Institute at Harmon Stadium this weekend. In the first game on Friday night, Feb. 13, the Ospreys matched...

Photo by Morgan Purvis

Softball team loses final two games of home tournament

February 16, 2015

Gallery photos by Camille Shaw and Morgan Purvis [doptg id="126"] After starting the season off with a UNF Division I best 7-0 record, the UNF softball team dropped its final two games of its home...

UNF softball off to best start in UNF Division I history

UNF softball off to best start in UNF Division I history

February 14, 2015

Gallery photos by Eric Tewey [doptg id="124"] The UNF softball team beat University of Maine 3-0 and James Madison University 1-0 in yesterday’s double-header to extend their season-opening win...

Photo by Camille Shaw

Police Beat: marijuana found; a ring, a wallet and a ladder go missing

February 11, 2015

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. UNF student with defective exhaust caught with marijuana A UNF student was caught with marijuana and paraphernalia...

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Krishna Club to host meditation music festival on Friday

February 11, 2015

Krishna Club will host Kirtan Festival Friday, Feb. 13 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. The four-hour event will provide its attendees with a free vegetarian or vegan dinner. According...

The UNF Softball team went 5-0 at the Troy Invitational.   Photo courtesy unfospreys.com

UNF softball team finishes 5-0 at the Troy Invitational

February 10, 2015

The UNF softball team went 5-0 this weekend at the Troy Invitational in Troy, Ala. The lady Ospreys won their first two games on Feb. 6 by beating Western Kentucky 7-2 and shutting out Alabama State...

Photo by Camille Shaw

Police Beat: Non-UNF student caught with marijuana and paraphernalia

February 9, 2015

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. A UNFPD officer issued a Notice To Appear to a 21-year-old man for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia after...

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Joey Petronio named A-Sun Men’s Golf Player of the Week

February 4, 2015

Senior UNF golfer Joey Petronio won the A-Sun Men's Golf Player of the Week award for the third time this season. The Orlando native shot 220 (73-72-75) at this week's Sea Best Invitational at TPC...

Nine supporting bands to perform at OZ Music Fest

Nine supporting bands to perform at OZ Music Fest

February 4, 2015

Osprey Productions (OP) released the full lineup for the OZ Music Fest today, Feb. 4. After previously announcing the two headliners, Mac Miller and Sublime with Rome, OP's Facebook Page announced...

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Collecting dust: UNFPD still isn’t using body cameras

February 4, 2015

Two months after receiving wearable body cameras, the University of North Florida Police Department (UNFPD) still hasn’t started using them. Charles Strudel, former interim chief of UNFPD and...

The UNF men’s golf team finished in fourth place in the Sea Best Invitational.   Photo by Todd Drexler

UNF men’s golf finishes fourth place in Sea Best Invitational

February 3, 2015

The UNF men's golf team finished the Sea Best Invitational at TPC Sawgrass in fourth place out of 15 teams. The Ospreys racked up a final score of 884 (+44) after three rounds. The team shot a 292...

Photo by Camille Shaw

Police Beat: Two harassing phone calls to Chartwells and a stolen skateboard

February 2, 2015

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. Two Chartwells employees receive harassing phone calls A former Chartwells employee made two harassing calls...

UNFPD receives $16,100 grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

UNFPD receives $16,100 grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

January 31, 2015

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation awarded the University of North Florida Police Department (UNFPD) a $16,100 grant to purchase life-saving equipment. According to a UNF Public Relations press...

Sangree, according to Smith, who has known Sangree since August 2011, is a friendly and loving guy. 
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Memorial service planned for Garth Sangree

January 30, 2015

UPDATE-1/29/15 at 3:55 p.m. Chets Creek Church will hold a memorial service for missing UNF student Garth Sangree this weekend, according to UNF Public Relations and Mark Smith, Sangree’s pastor...

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Police Beat: missing elevator lights and dope driving

January 29, 2015

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. Let’s shed some light on the subject A UNF employee recently reported missing light bulbs from the Student...

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Police Beat: Underage students caught with beer and a non-UNF student caught with marijuana

January 29, 2015

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. Three underage students caught with beer Three underage UNF students were caught with beer after a UNFPD officer...

Garth Sangree, 22-year-old Jacksonville resident and former RA at UNF, was last seen on Friday, Jan. 23.
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Coast Guard suspends search for missing UNF student

January 28, 2015

Updated 1/27/15 at 5:50 p.m. -- The US Coast Guard has called off the search for Garth Sangree. According to the Coast Guard, unless new evidence presents itself all search efforts are suspended. They...

Photo by Camille Shaw

Police Beat: Marijuana in car and b—– scratched into side of student’s car

January 27, 2015

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. Maybe nice guys don’t always finish last An FSCJ student was caught with marijuana in his car, but he didn’t...

Photo by Camille Shaw

Police Beat: Student reports threats from sexual partner’s boyfriend

January 26, 2015

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. A male student contacted UNFPD Jan. 15 claiming he was threatened by a female student’s boyfriend. The victim...

Photo by Morgan Purvis

Police Beat: Student tased, arrested for resisting police

January 22, 2015

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. A UNF student was tased three times by UNFPD after continually resisting arrest, according to a report from UNFPD. On...

Graphic by Zach Evans

Police Beat: Stolen parking decals and stolen computer

January 21, 2015

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. Stolen parking decal A UNF student reported her parking decal stolen. The decal went missing on Jan. 15. She...

Graphic by Zach Evans

Police Beat: concrete chips and dust on car and marijuana paraphernalia in the Osprey Fountains

January 20, 2015

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. Don’t park there A student called UNFPD because his car was covered in concrete dust and concrete chips. The...

Graphic by Zach Evans

Police Beat: ghost door and taken toilet

January 15, 2015

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. Who’s there? A student reported strange activity with her dorm room door. On Jan. 13 at 6:25 a.m., she told UNFPD that...

Police Beat: bike theft, marijuana, stolen car, stolen iPhones, and roommate threats

Police Beat: bike theft, marijuana, stolen car, stolen iPhones, and roommate threats

January 14, 2015

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. Dude, where’s my bike? A female student recently reported her bicycle missing to UNFPD, even though she knew...

Graphic by Zach Evans

Police Beat: two students in Osprey Hall found with marijuana

January 9, 2015

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. Two students in Osprey Hall found with marijuana At approximately 11:43 p.m. on Jan. 7, a UNFPD officer was dispatched...

UNF student suffers seizure, crashes car

UNF student suffers seizure, crashes car

January 7, 2015

[doptg id="99"] At around 6:08 p.m. on Jan. 7, a UNF student was involved in a car accident when she suffered a seizure while at the wheel. The student was driving southbound on Alumni Drive when she...

Graphic by Zach Evans

Police Beat: three students report sexual instances involving one student

January 7, 2015

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. Three students report sexual instances involving one student On Dec. 8 at around 6:25 p.m., an officer responded...

Cause determined in Tess Huber’s fatal plane crash

November 14, 2014

The plane crash that took the life of UNF golf player Tess Huber and two others on Dec. 8 of last year was attributed to a loss of spatial awareness by the pilot and the pilot’s lack of instrument...

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