Stories by Dan Scanlan

Friday, April 15, 2016

Dad of missing priest suspect arrested

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The 53-year-old father of a man now in custody in connection with the disappearance of a St. Augustine priest was arrested Wednesday as the manhunt for his son was wrapping ...
By Dan Scanlan

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015

Admiral fired for nude stroll

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A U.S. Navy admiral has been fired after he was found wandering around naked early April 8 at a National Defense Transportation Association advisory board meeting at a Ponte ...
By Dan Scanlan

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015

Shark attacks Ga. boy in Florida

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. -- Josh Bitner Jr. was playing Sunday in the waist-deep surf off Fernandina Beach when he yelled to his parents to show them a big seashell, and "something grabbed my leg ...
By Dan Scanlan

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Naked man goes on Fla. rampage

It took five officers with two sets of handcuffs, leg shackles, a spit-prevention hood and Taser strikes to control man, police say.
By Dan Scanlan

Monday, April 4, 2011

Preacher motorcycle-jumps for Jesus

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Aaron Ramsey needs space to preach, usually a parking lot's worth.
By Dan Scanlan

Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010

Beware credit card skimmer scam

With one swipe an illegal bank card skimmer records data off your debit or credit card and can get the PIN code, too.
By Dan Scanlan

Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010

Fla. museum construction turns up artifacts

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Workers digging Monday to install a handicapped ramp at a history museum, found historic artifacts instead.
By Dan Scanlan

Monday, Oct. 25, 2010

52 bras stolen from Fla. Victoria's Secret

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police say 52 bras were stolen Sunday from a Victoria's Secret store. oathe store at 10300 Southside Blvd.
By Dan Scanlan

Friday, Oct. 15, 2010

Fired Ga. woman runs over boss with car

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- An employee losing her job at jewelry store took the news so badly that she's now in jail accused of running over her boss and co-worker.
By Dan Scanlan

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Beheaded Georgia puppy didn't have rabies

The Georgia man who brought a severed puppy head into Jacksonville's Animal Care and Protective Services office July 6 after it had snapped at his 2-year-old daughter may have thought it had rabies.
By Dan Scanlan

Friday, Dec. 18, 2009

750Li leads BMW's luxury fleet

Say ahoy to BMW's fifth-generation 750Li, a 17.1-foot-long technological battleship that fits the moniker of flagship.
By Dan Scanlan

Friday, Dec. 11, 2009

Mustang looks fast standing still

The planets aligned, the thunderheads wafted away, and for two precious days, we galloped around topless in the 2010 Ford Mustang GT convertible.
By Dan Scanlan

Friday, Aug 21, 2009

Forester has moved mainstream

The 1998 Subaru Forester was one of the first sport utility vehicle crossovers, its boxy body atop a compact Impreza platform.
By Dan Scanlan

Friday, Feb. 13, 2009

Escalade hybrid offers eco-bling

The Escalade is the world's first large luxury SUV hybrid and gets a claimed 50 percent improvement in city fuel economy thanks to a two-mode hybrid system with a 6-liter V-8 that runs on half its ...
By Dan Scanlan

Friday, Jan. 9, 2009

Challenger fuses past, present

The 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is muscle car nostalgia brought into the 21st century complete with a 6.1-liter, 425-horsepower Hemi V-8 and all the tire smoke you can make.
By Dan Scanlan

Friday, Jan. 2, 2009

Audi S5 deserves being called GT

Lots of cars are called GTs, but only a rare few fit the definition of a grand tourer -- a two-seat or two-plus-two coupe with a powerful engine, luxurious yet capable suspension and a stunning ...
By Dan Scanlan

Friday, Dec. 26, 2008

IS F is Lexus 'outside the normal'

BMW has its M division, Audi has its RS line, and Mercedes-Benz has its AMG wizards.
By Dan Scanlan

Friday, Nov. 14, 2008

New Bentley offers bang for big bucks

You don't need a $218,000 Bentley Continental GT Speed with a 600-horsepower, twin-turbocharged W-12 engine.
By Dan Scanlan

Friday, Oct. 31, 2008

Chevy redesigns Aveo5 hatchback

A fresh face has done a lot to revive a career and a little extra juice under the hood doesn't hurt, either. Say hello to the 2009 Aveo5 LT, the top-selling Chevy model in Europe and the baby of ...
By Dan Scanlan

Friday, Sept. 5, 2008

Redesigned Maxima gets curvy

It was Nissan's way of telling us that its flagship Maxima sedan had a bit of its Z-car under its skin.
By Dan Scanlan
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