I-TEAM: Closer look at recent facility closures in Florida following St. Johns Youth Academy’s sudden shutdown
The News4JAX I-TEAM is taking a closer look at other facilities that have closed in the past couple of years following the abrupt closure of St. Johns Youth Academy on Avenue D in the St. Augustine area.
I-TEAM: JSO Gang Unit internal text chain reveals disparaging & racially insensitive messages
New information has come to light amid a News4JAX I-TEAM investigation into a series of racist tweets from an account associated with the sergeant of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Gang Unit. Members of the Jacksonville Brotherhood of Police Officers tell the I-TEAM that they made JSO aware of different racially insensitive tweets years ago, and a spokesperson said JSO did nothing to stop it.
Cracking the code: Continuing the conversation
This morning we are continuing the conversation about your children and drugs as part of Jen Waugh's I-TEAM investigation: Cracking the Code. Last night, we showed you the code words teens and drug dealers use to hide text message conversations about drugs from their parents. TJ Ward is the North Florida director of advocacy for Project Opioid and Kathleen Roberts is the executive director of the Community Coalition Alliance, both are here to explain how drugs are being sold through social media.
Cracking the Code: I-TEAM helps parents decipher emojis used by teens to hide drug use
Drug dealers have been talking in code for years out of fear law enforcement might be listening to their conversations. But now, your teenager’s cellphone is making it easier than ever to communicate using emojis as code words for drugs.
I-TEAM: Sexual assault allegations that went viral on TikTok will not be prosecuted by State Attorney’s Office
The I-TEAM has learned an allegation of sexual assault among two local servicemembers that went viral on TikTok will *NOT* be prosecuted. Staff Sgt. Kacie Suchanek went public with the allegations onTikTok earlier this year… that video that now has nearly 7 million views.
Judge dismisses defamation suit brought by former pastors against Celebration Church
A judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit brought forth by the former pastors of Celebration Church, one of the largest churches in Northeast Florida, ruling that the court does not have jurisdiction over ecclesiastical matters.
I-TEAM: Gov. DeSantis gets backlash from Hispanic leaders and political challenger Charlie Crist over transporting migrants
On the heels of a federal lawsuit filed against Gov. Ron DeSantis, the state of Florida and other state officials over transporting 50 migrants to Martha’s Vineyard from Texas, DeSantis’ challenger in the governor’s race, Charlie Crist, held a virtual meeting with leaders in the Hispanic community.
St. Johns County School Board ‘monitoring’ dress code enforcement as non-gendered policy mainly affects females
Though the St. Johns County School Board scrubbed the district’s dress code of gendered language last year, the enforcement of the code still almost exclusively affects girls, according to records obtained by News4JAX.