Police: 2 children injured, 1 critically, in Northside shootout
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Two children were injured, one critically, in an exchange of gunfire between two groups Monday afternoon in the Highlands area of the Northside, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Mayor Lenny Curry said he was told by the Sheriff’s Office that the child was shot in the head. I’ve been briefed by Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. “We’re getting a lot of support from neighbors and witnesses, so the community support has been pretty good.”Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500. Also on Monday, according to the Sheriff’s Office, a man was wounded in an unrelated shooting about 6:50 p.m. on Ernest Street in Riverside.
Announcement expected on new grocery store in Brentwood, notorious food desert area
JACKSONVILLE, Fla – City leaders and representatives for Winn-Dixie are expected to discuss it's new location in the Brentwood neighborhood on Wednesday morning. NEW STORY: Open for details of Wednesday’s eventThe grocery chain is taking over the old Publix building in the Gateway Town Center. The store is currently being renovated and remodeled, but until it opens its doors, residents in the area are living in a food desert. To make sure residents have access to fresh food, Gaffney said Feeding Northeast Florida and Farm Share are teaming up to distribute free food to about 300 residents every week. The press conference is scheduled for 8 a.m. at the Gateway Town Center.
2 Florida Guardsmen killed in I-10 crash
The convoy pulled over to the right of the road, and a car traveling behind the convoy was struck by debris and pulled into a grassy median. Two guardsmen jumped out of the convoy to check on the safety of the second vehicle when a third, oncoming vehicle swerved to avoid debris in the road, striking and killing Capt. Hughes told us that his brother Stone was expected to be in his wedding in a few weeks. His family told Channel 4 Monday that he leaves behind a wife and three-year-old son. The driver of the vehicle that struck the them, 22-year-old Shiv Patel, sustained minor injuries.
Family prepares to bury man, woman, child found murdered
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The loved ones of a mother, father and infant discovered in a burned-out Woodland Acres home Tuesday are preparing to bury the three. An I-TEAM source and family members who were told by police said the mother and father were shot. That they're treating this as a triple homicide made it worse," Mario Peterson, Johnson's grandfather, told News4Jax. And when you put your faith in God, and trust in God, God going to make it all right,'" said Vanessa Hampton, Johnson's aunt. Through tears, family members pleaded with the public for answers.
Ex-Jacksonville City Council members found guilty of fraud, conspiracy
"I had absolutely nothing to do with this," Reggie Brown told reporters as he left the courthouse. UNCUT: Reggie Brown, Katrina Brown react to verdictHe maintained his innocence, saying he will appeal and prays he doesn’t go to prison. Katrina Brown said she will have to piece together the events of the trial before deciding if she will appeal the verdict. Bell said Reggie Brown decided not to testify in his own defense due to the lack of evidence tying him to the conspiracy. “There is absolutely no explicit evidence that Katrina Brown approached Reggie Brown and said, ‘Listen, I need some help.
Floridians urged to prepare for power outages this hurricane season
As you read this, chances are that you're using a device that's powered or charged by electricity. That's why it's a good idea to prepare now for living without things many of us take for granted, like Wi-Fi and cell service, before a hurricane blows through and knocks out these connections, sometimes for days or weeks.
7 surprising post Hurricane Irma bestsellers
We've learned so many lessons from Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Irma about how to prepare when the storms head our way. Most Floridians know the drill and already have plenty of the essentials on hand, but there are a number of items you may need that don’t necessarily come to mind at the store.
Butler Boulevard open again after pickup truck overturned
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A pickup truck overturned in a crash on J. Turner Butler Boulevard on Thursday afternoon, causing major traffic delays. The crash happened about 1 p.m. in the eastbound lanes just east of Belfort Road. No other information was immediately available.