Young girl found safe with family after reported abduction

UPDATE: 10:45 a.m. Sunday -- The young girl who detectives were trying to locate from the Target shopping center on the southside last night was located and is safe with her family, according to JSO. 

Detectives were able to track down her parents and determined that they were with her the entire time. 

"We thank you all very much for helping us get the information out to the public," Public Information Officer Shannon R. Hartley wrote in an email to local media. 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible child abduction on the Southside, police said Saturday.

According to a press release from JSO, witnesses told police they found a child sitting alone in a shopping cart outside the Target located in the 9000 block of Southside Boulevard about 5:45 p.m.

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Get a free, sober ride home tonight

JACKSONVILLE, FLA-- We want you to get the new year started off safely so put this number in your phone, 885-286-9246.

855-286-9246 is the phone number to AAA's Tow-To-Go program.  You don't have to be a AAA member to use the service, it just gets you a safe, free ride home and saves you from driving intoxicated.

"New Year's Eve is the busiest night of the year for the Tow to Go program because so many motorists seem to be more inclined to use a designated driver but don't always have someone willing to be one in their own party during the biggest celebration of the year," said Gerry Gutowski, Sr. Vice President, Automotive Services, AAA–The Auto Club Group. "We prepare our call center teams and tow truck service providers for weeks in advance, so we can manage the increased call volume that's typical of this time of year."

Local high schools receive their new grades

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Nearly half of Florida's high schools are getting an A grade for the 2012-13 school year.

The grades released Wednesday by the Florida Department of Education show a slight increase in the number of A graded schools.

But the number of D and F rated schools also went up. There were eight high schools that received F grades as opposed to just three in 2012.

Duval Schools fall short in meeting class size

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Duval County schools made progress this year, but once again fell short of complying with mandated class size limits.

According to a head count conducted in October and analyzed by the Florida Department of Education, nearly 900 Duval County students are impacted by overcrowding.

The Florida Department of Education reported in Duval 1,075 classrooms, out of 21,000, exceed the class limit size.

In Florida, voters approved a class size amendment which states a maximum of 18 kids per pre-k classroom through the third grade, 22 students per class in grades four through eight and 25 students in grades nine through 12.

Duval County School Superintendent Nikolai Vitti says a year ago the district had 20% of classrooms out of compliance and now it is down to 5%. 

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New numbers show crime is down in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- New numbers from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement show crime is going down in Duval County.

The Uniform Crime Report looked at crime in the first 6 months of 2013, and compared to the first 6 months of 2012.

In Jacksonville, the report showed a 15 percent decrease in murders, and a little more than a 6 percent decrease in aggravated assaults. 

Overall, violent crimes are down 1 percent. The number of rape victims are up, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said that's in part because of a re-classification.

Business owners in Jacksonville are hoping the general downward trend in crime could change the way some think about the city when it comes to crime.

"Every little bit helps," said Pat Middleton. He's been selling houses in Jacksonville for more than 30 years.

Middleton said his clients ask him about being safe in Jacksonville.

FCN Investigates: What exactly are you paying for at the pump?

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- We are just weeks from the busy Thanksgiving travel season.

But, before you fill up for your trip the On Your Side team has three things you'll want to know before you hit the road. It's part of a First Coast News investigation.

At the gas station, every cent counts.

"I get pretty much what my car gives me," said Michael Bryce, as he filled up the car. "I get around $20 half a tank, $40 for a full tank, $5 for an eighth of a tank."

If you feel like something just isn't right, you might be on to something.

It is Anthony Davis' job to find out

He's one of the petroleum inspectors with the Florida Department of Agriculture.

"We want to make sure that consumers are getting what they're paying for," Davis said.

FCN's David Williams joined him at the Chevron station on New Kings Road for an inspection. Inspections are done at least every 12-14 months, says Davis.

Jacksonville man gives classic muscle car experience

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Tyler Suarez used to have a career in finance, and while he says he enjoyed it, it wasn't 'filling the tank.'

He got bit by the classic car bug about six years ago, and decided that was what he wanted to dedicate his life to.

"It bites ya, like a disease, then you get interested in one car and spend all day online researching it," Suarez said.

But his interest in one car turned into five.

Suarez quit his job, sold some of his possessions, and bought the cars of his dreams.

A 1972, tuxedo black Stingray, a 1968 Pontiac GTO, a 1969 Camaro, a 1971 Dodge Challenger and a 1966 Mustang all make up his collection.

In all he says he's spent more than $100,000 on cars, shipping, parts and a warehouse to store them.

"It was a life decision for me, I'm not getting any younger," Suarez said. "And I knew now was the time to share my love of classic cars."