Driver hits 3 pedestrians in New Town, later crashes into light pole on Southside during police pursuit: JSO
A driver who had struck three pedestrians and then left the scene in the New Town area was later spotted and pursued by police on the Southside before crashing into a light pole at Beach Boulevard and I-295, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
Florida House District 14
Democrat Kimberly Daniels won the most votes in a four-way August primary in the redrawn Florida House District 14, which covers from Brooklyn and downtown north to include a sliver of Northwest Jacksonville and much of the Northside east of Lem Turner Road and south of Interstate 295 as well as Arlington and part of the Southside north of the Hart Expressway to Beach Boulevard and west of Southside Boulevard.
Woman accused of firing gun at Sam’s Club faces 7 counts of assault, other charges
A 31-year-old woman accused of walking away from a crash on Beach Boulevard on Friday night before shooting her way into the Sam’s Club across the street was arrested and charged with seven counts of aggravated assault, shooting into an occupied building and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Woman killed in crash that blocked I-295 at Town Center Parkway for hours
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 28-year-old woman was struck and killed early Monday morning after she hit a guardrail along the entrance ramp to southbound Interstate 295 from Town Center Parkway and then got out of her car, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The report said the woman “exited the vehicle and began to stand on passenger side” when an SUV traveling up the ramp to southbound I-295 struck the woman and the sedan. The driver of the SUV, a 58-year-old Jacksonville Beach man, was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, troopers said. Due to the deadly crash, all southbound lanes of I-295 at Town Center Parkway for more than four hours, causing heavy delays for morning commuters. But they say also this is 3 in the morning and that needs to be taken into account.
Man killed, 2 women injured in wrong-way crash on I-295 near Beach Boulevard
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was killed and two women were seriously injured early Saturday morning in a wrong-way crash involving two cars and a tractor-trailer on I-295 near Beach Boulevard. Southbound lanes reopened at 8 p.m.FHP: Man dead, 2 women seriously injured in wrong-way crash on I-295 at Beach Blvd around 3 a.m. Southbound I-295 still closed. The 23-year-old man driving the BMW was not wearing a seat belt and suffered fatal injuries, troopers said. Troopers said the 22-year-old woman driving the Hyundai, who is listed as being from Corpus Christi, Texas, and a 48-year-old woman driving the semi were both wearing seat belts. A deadly crash was reported Saturday morning on I-295 near Beach Boulevard.
JSO: Man arrested over deadly stabbing on Jacksonville’s Southside
Christopher Kreighbaum, 32, was arrested by JSO for the deadly stabbing off of Hodges Blvd early Saturday morning. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office arrested a man in connection to a deadly stabbing in a wooded area off Beach Boulevard near Hodges Boulevard Saturday morning. Christopher Kreighbaum, 32, was arrested for the death Saturday night, less than 24 hours after the incident. JSO says Kreighbaum was initially found near the crime scene and taken into questioning. @wjxt4 pic.twitter.com/TEvMoDGOJ8 — Brittany Muller (@BrittMullerNews) February 20, 2021A JSO sergeant said there is a homeless camp in the area where the man was found.
Man killed in single-vehicle crash in Jacksonville’s Southside
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man died early Friday morning after his SUV left the road and hit a parked vehicle, a utility pole and a tree on Forest Boulevard, off Beach Boulevard near Packard Drive. JSO noted there is a fork in the road at the location where the crash happened. The driver was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Police are investigating if the man fell asleep at the wheel or if drugs and alcohol were involved. A person at the scene who identified himself as the victim’s brother said the man was on his way home from work.
Driver dies in wrong-way crash on Beach Boulevard
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man who crashed into a median while driving in the wrong direction on Beach Boulevard near San Pablo Road early Saturday morning has died, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Around 1:40 a.m., a 38-year-old man was driving east in the westbound lanes when he lost control and slammed into a tree located in the median. When News4Jax crews arrived, the sedan was sitting on a tow truck, mangled with shattered windows. Troopers said the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. The crash was cleared and all lanes have reopened.
Motorcyclist killed in crash on Atlantic Boulevard at University
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A motorcyclist died Wednesday night in a crash on Atlantic Boulevard at the intersection of University Boulevard, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. According to Lt. Flatt, with the Sheriff’s Office, the motorcyclist was a woman who was believed to be in her 20s. Two other vehicles involved in the crash remained at the scene, Flatt said. JSO did not provide details on how the crash happened, but the crash report has been requested. The crash closed all lanes of Atlantic, westbound and eastbound.
Charges pending in crash that killed motorcyclist in Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 63-year-old man is facing charges after a crash with a motorcycle on Beach Boulevard Monday afternoon, according to Florida Highway Patrol. The crash occurred around 4:30 p.m. when the 63-year-old was traveling eastbound on Beach Boulevard near Beachwood Boulevard when he improperly changes lanes. The 63-year-old’s van hit a motorcycle in the left lane, causing the motorcycle to travel off the roadway into the median and collide with several trees. The motorcyclist, a 29-year-old man, was taken to the hospital but died from his injuries. The FHP crash report shows he was wearing a helmet.
Motorcyclist killed in Beach Boulevard crash, troopers say
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One person died after a crash Monday involving a motorcycle and two other vehicles on Beach Boulevard, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The Highway Patrol website shows the crash was reported shortly after 5:30 p.m. near the intersection of Beachwood Boulevard, just east of Interstate 295. Troopers said the motorcyclist died at a hospital. Roadblock due to crash investigation. pic.twitter.com/RAP21P9aK4 — FHPJacksonville (@FHPJacksonville) January 25, 2021Several lanes of Beach Boulevard were blocked due to the crash investigation.
Woman’s car leaves Southside Boulevard overnight, goes airborne, hits pole
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 45-year-old driver died early Saturday morning in a single-car crash on Southside Boulevard just south of Beach Boulevard, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers said the woman was headed north near Cargal Street at 1:53 a.m. when her car left the road, hit a culvert, causing the car to go airborne before hitting a utility pole. Troopers found the car next to the downed utility pole. Emergency workers say the driver, from Jacksonville, died from her injuries.
Jacksonville police investigating accidental shooting involving child
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is investigating an accidental gunshot wound involving a child at a thrift shop on the Southside. The incident was reported at a store near the intersection of Beach Boulevard and San Pablo Parkway. The child is believed to be around 9 to 10 years old. JSO says the boy found a handgun that had been dropped by a previous customer, and when he picked it up, it discharged, shooting him in the hand. The gun’s owner has been contacted by JSO.
Body found in wooded area behind Beach Boulevard gas station
A body was found Sunday in a wooded area behind a gas station on Beach Boulevard, just west of Southside Boulevard, according to Jacksonville police. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The body of a woman was found Sunday in a wooded area behind a gas station on Beach Boulevard, just west of Southside Boulevard, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Officers said they were called around 6 p.m. to the discovery. Police said the person who found the body indicated they knew the woman. Police added that the area is frequented by transients.
Jacksonville police say missing 85-year-old man found safe
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – An 85-year-old man who was reported missing Saturday morning has been found safe, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office announced just after 6 p.m.Police said the man left Ketch Cove Drive Saturday morning to visit his wife on Beach Boulevard but never arrived and was reported missing. The police thanked those who had spread the word about the missing man. NOTE: Because the man is no longer missing, News4Jax has removed his name and photo from this article for privacy concerns.
Officer suffers minor injuries in overnight crash
The vehicle then accelerated, jumping the curb where it struck the light pole on the north side of Beach Boulevard. No other cars were involved in the crash and the officer was the only one in the vehicle. The officer had minor injuries. He was transported to a local hospital for observation and is expected to be released soon. Crime scene units gathered evidence and JSO Traffic Homicide will conduct a follow up crash investigation.
Jacksonville Beach shootout suspect found not guilty by reason of insanity
A man arrested after a Jacksonville Beach police officer was wounded during a shootout in 2018 was found not guilty by reason of insanity last month, court records show. Jovan Sisljagic was charged with four counts of attempted murder following the shootout along Beach Boulevard in August 2018. Sisljagic received treatment for three gunshot wounds. William Eierman being shot, two police vehicles and several cars in a Waffle House parking lot were hit by gunfire. Officers said he has a history of mental health issues.
Pedestrian hit, seriously injured on Beach Boulevard, JFRD says
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and seriously injured Monday on Beach Boulevard, according to the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department. The crash was reported around 2:45 p.m. near Hodges Boulevard. The News4Jax crew at the scene said it appeared a motorized wheelchair was hit.
FHP crash report: Driver killed in Jacksonville after running red light
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 41-year-old man has died after he failed to stop at a red light on Beach Boulevard at the intersection of St. Johns Bluff just after 11 Sunday night. His car hit another oncoming vehicle that was turning from Beach Boulevard to St. Johns Bluff. The man, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle suffered minor injuries but she’s expected to be OK.A third car traveling behind was hit after the impact pushed the turning car backward. The crash report shows a 27-year-old man and a 3-year-old boy were in the third car but did not have any injuries.
77-year-old killed crossing Southside Boulevard
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 77-year-old man died after he was struck by a car on Southside Boulevard just before 10 p.m. Wednesday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers said the man was walking his bicycle across the highway at Cargal Street -- two blocks south of Beach Boulevard -- when he was struck by a southbound Hyundai sedan. The FHP report said the car had a green light and the victim failed to yield to traffic. The investigation into the crash ongoing.
Cheers! Engine 15 reaches deal to keep beer flowing
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It looks like the owners of Engine 15 Brewing won’t have to tap out next month after all. “Today we are happy to report that the beer is not only half full but overflowing!” the owners said in a Facebook post. “We are thankful to have a landlord that’s investing in the property and adding great businesses to the center. To toast the new deal, Engine 15 is giving out a free pint to customers who come in Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. The brewery also plans to carry on with its Pumpkin Palooza celebration on Friday afternoon, which will feature a pumpkin-flavored beer and bites.
Pedestrian hit by vehicle on Beach Boulevard
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A person struck by a vehicle Friday night on Beach Boulevard just east of Southside Boulevard was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. The accident happened at about 10:10 p.m. The driver of the vehicle was on site and cooperating with the detectives. Traffic homicide and crime scene detectives expected the road to remain closed until about 1 a.m. while they investigated. Police ask that any witnesses to the accident contact the police either by phone at 904-630-0500 or by email at JSOcrimetips@jaxsheriff.org.
Police search for hit-and-run driver after pedestrian critically injured
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was hit Friday night while crossing Beach Boulevard near Southside Boulevard, and the driver failed to stop at the scene, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Police said the hit-and-run was reported at 10:40 p.m. A witness at the scene said a westbound vehicle hit the pedestrian as he was trying to cross Beach Boulevard. Evidence found at the scene indicates the car involved may be a dark-colored Dodge, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Police are asking anyone with details that could help investigators to contact JSO either by phone at 904-630-0500 or by email at JSOcrimetips@jaxsheriff.org.
4 people shot multiple times inside Southside apartment
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Two men and two women were taken to a hospital after they were shot multiple times Wednesday night at an apartment complex, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said. A Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said the two men had life-threatening injuries and the two women involved are expected to be OK. SOUTHSIDE SHOOTING — Investigators on scene at Volaris West Kernan Apartment Homes on Beach Blvd since 9:45 last night where Police say 4 people have been shot & taken to hospital. Police interviewed neighbors and planned to speak with the people shot at the hospital once they’re able to. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.
2 dead in 4 unrelated shootings in Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Between 4:40 and 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office was called to four separate shootings in four different parts of town. About four hours later a 33-year-old man was found shot to death in a ditch on Higginbotham Street in Baldwin. (EDITOR’S NOTE: News4Jax previously reported that this incident was a homicide, but we learned from JSO Thursday morning the man survived.) Scene at Volaris West KernanNews4Jax is working to get additional details on all the shootings. According to News4Jax records, the three homicides Wednesday night brings the total in Jacksonville so far this year to 138.
Median barrier coming where Hart Expressway merges with Beach Boulevard
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Transportation will be installing a new barrier wall at the eastern end of the Hart Expressway where it merges with Beach Boulevard. Officials said work on approximately 600 feet of a concrete barrier wall in the existing median will begin this week. There are many businesses and schools on either side of Beach Boulevard in the area, including the River City Science Academy. It came after students were seen running in and out of traffic across Beach Boulevard to reach the school. Officials said the project will also include installing new directional signage for both Beach Boulevard and the Hart Expressway.
JFRD: Pedestrian hit by vehicle in Jacksonville Beach
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. – A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle Monday in Jacksonville Beach, according to the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department. It happened sometime before 1 p.m. at Third Street and Beach Boulevard. JFRD said the person was transported to a hospital with serious injuries.
JSO: Teenager shot in car near Regency Square dies
Officers preparing for a shift change at the substation heard the shots around 1:30 a.m. and found a car stopped in the road at the Arlington intersection. Four others who were inside the car that was stopped on Beach Boulevard were taken into custody to be interviewed by detectives. They said it was clear the car on Atlantic Boulevard was targeted because it was shot about a dozen times. By 6 a.m., the bullet-riddled car on Atlantic Boulevard had been towed away and all lanes had reopened. The second scene on Beach Boulevard at Cortez Road cleared about 90 minutes later.
JSO: Person not expected to survive after car found riddled with bullets in Arlington
Officers preparing for a shift change at the substation heard the shots around 1:30 a.m. and found a car stopped in the road at the Arlington intersection. The driver was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries and is not expected to survive the shooting, according to JSO. They said it was clear the car on Atlantic Boulevard was targeted because it was shot about a dozen times. By 6 a.m., the bullet-riddled car on Atlantic Boulevard had been towed away and all lanes had reopened. The car at Beach Boulevard and Cortez Road was towed away before 7:30 a.m. and all lanes reopened on Beach Boulevard.
Jacksonville police investigate 5 overnight shootings
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Five people were hospitalized after five separate shootings that happened within a span of about seven hours, according to the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office. Police said a man was shot during a robbery attempt and was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. The Sheriffs Office said it did not have descriptions of the two people suspected in the robbery attempt and shooting. The Sheriffs Office did not release suspect information in any of the incidents. Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to call the Sheriffs Office at 904-630-0500.
Jacksonville police looking for escapee
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The Jacksonville Sheriffs Office asked for help Tuesday night tracking down an escapee. According to a news release, 32-year-old Lexly Lee failed to return from work release and his GPS monitor is not functioning. He was last seen to be in the area of Beach Boulevard just west of Southside Boulevard. Hes described as 5-feet 8-inches tall and weighs 138 pounds. If seen, call the Sheriffs Office at 904-630-0500, email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-866-845-TIPS.
Jacksonville police respond to reported crime, man dies at hospital
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Officers with the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office were called to a business Friday afternoon to investigate a reported felony. Police were called to a collision center on Beach Boulevard just east of Kernan Boulevard. Circumstances surrounding the investigation were not immediately clear, but the felony was not said to be a violent crime. The Sheriffs Office said officers found a suspect and determined his condition required medical treatment. The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department was called, and the man was taken to a hospital where he later died, investigators said.
Landing’s ex-owner wants to rename Beach Boulevard
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – For most Jacksonville natives, the highway that runs through the city and past an orange Tyrannosaurus rex on its way to the ocean has always been known as Beach Boulevard. The weeks-old petition proposes to rename the road John the Baptist Boulevard after the preacher and religious figure revered by followers of the Christian and Islamic faiths. LINK: View the online petition to rename Beach BoulevardThe petition’s founders, waste disposal executive John Arwood and developer Toney Sleiman, said the idea has nothing to do with recent efforts in Jacksonville and across the country to rename schools and parks named after slave owners. “There was no other road that we felt was better than Beach Boulevard.”That body of water Arwood mentioned, of course, is the Atlantic Ocean. Arwood and Sleiman launched the change.org petition as part of an effort to convince state lawmakers to change the highway’s longtime name.
Troopers: Scooter rider killed in crash with truck that left scene on Beach Boulevard
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man is dead after a crash Monday night on Beach Boulevard, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers said the driver of a scooter was traveling west on Beach, and the driver of a truck was driving from the I-295 southbound entrance ramp onto Beach. They said the driver of the truck collided with the scooter under the overpass, and the driver of the truck left the scene. Troopers did not have a description of the truck driver. All westbound lanes of Beach Boulevard were closed after the crash.
FHP: Pedestrian struck, killed in late night accident
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A pedestrian was struck and killed on Beach Boulevard while crossing Beach Boulevard on Saturday evening, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The Highway Patrol said an SUV was traveling east on Beach Boulevard near Thalia Road around 10 p.m. when that pedestrian stepped out in front of the moving vehicle. Troopers said SUV then collided with the pedestrian, who was not at an intersection. The pedestrian, a 37-year-old Jacksonville man, was transported to a hospital, where he died, troopers said. According to the Highway Patrol, the driver of the SUV, a 32-year-old Jacksonville man, and the two passengers, a 10-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl, were not injured.
Man killed overnight at University Boulevard apartment complex
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was found shot and killed early Friday morning in the courtyard of an apartment complex on University just north of Beach Boulevard, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Police believe the gunman left in a vehicle, but they don’t have any description of the suspect or the vehicle. Homicide detectives said officers and Jacksonville Fire Rescue arrived at the University Place apartment complex on University Boulevard just before 3:30 a.m. to find a man suffering from several gunshot wounds. Police are interviewing the witness who called 911, trying to learn if the person called during the shooting or after. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500 or email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org.
Jacksonville man claims $1 million prize from $20 lottery scratch-off game
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 69-year-old man who bought a $20 scratch-off ticket at a Publix on Beach Boulevard has claimed a $1 million prize, the Florida Lottery announced Wednesday. Jeffrey Parkin, of Jacksonville, used a secure drop box in at lottery headquarters in Tallahassee to claim the prize in the $5,000,000 Gold Rush Classic scratch-off game. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $710,000. The overall odds of winning are one-in-2.99. The grocery store on Beach at Kernan Road will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning scratch-off ticket.
2 families demanding answers in unsolved, unrelated Jacksonville killings
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Pleading for answers in the deaths of their loved ones, two Jacksonville families hope to find justice in the unsolved killings of their loved ones. Dwight Prindle, 23, was shot and killed outside the Beachwood Apartments off Beach Boulevard in May. I watch my grandkids talk to the moon every night," said Jennifer Mitchell, grandmother of Prindles children. Shes just as sweet as she could be she was just at the wrong place at the wrong time, the mother said. Callers can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward up to $3,000 for information leading to an arrest.
JSO: Pedestrian struck, killed on Beach Boulevard
Published: May 3, 2020, 3:34 am Updated: May 3, 2020, 9:51 amJACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was struck and killed by a vehicle just after midnight Sunday while trying to cross Beach Boulevard, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Officers said they were called about 12:10 a.m. to a crash on Beach Boulevard, just east of Peach Drive, where they learned that a vehicle had struck a pedestrian. Police said the pedestrian, who was described as an adult man, died at the scene. The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene and was cooperating with the investigation, police said. The detectives with the Traffic Homicide and Crime Scene units are investigating the crash.
Jacksonville’s best pet boarding: Happy Hound Dog Resorts
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Taking a long weekend and need a spot for your four-legged friend? Look no further that Happy Hound Dog Resorts, the JaxBest choice for best pet boarding. It’s a full service dog boarding, grooming, training and daycare facility. There are two locations -- one on Shirley Avenue and another on Beach Boulevard. Your pup will have over 15,000 square feet of air conditioned space at the location on Shirley Avenue, and over 11,000 square feet of space at the Beach Boulevard location.
FHP: Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash on Beach Boulevard
FHP: Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash on Beach BoulevardPublished: February 24, 2020, 10:11 pmA pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run crash Monday evening on Beach Boulevard, just east of Interstate 295, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
FHP: Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash on Beach Boulevard
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run crash Monday evening on Beach Boulevard, just east of Interstate 295, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Troopers said the driver of the pickup took off on westbound Beach Boulevard after the crash. The Highway Patrol said it was working to see whether a nearby Wawa convenience store had any surveillance video. Since 2017, according to the Florida Highway Patrol, there have been seven deadly pedestrian crashes on Beach Boulevard between University and Kernan boulevards. (WJXT)On Tuesday, News4Jax saw at least 10 people jaywalk across Beach Boulevard in about a span of an hour.
JFRD: 1 seriously injured in Kernan Boulevard crash
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One person was seriously injured in a crash late Sunday morning on Kernan Boulevard at Beach Boulevard, the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department said. The crash was reported just after 11:30 a.m.JFRD said crews had to free a person who was trapped in a vehicle involved in the crash. The person was then taken to a hospital with serious injuries, JFRD said.
Driver taken to hospital after car flips into Beach Boulevard auto shop lot
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One person was hospitalized Sunday after a car flipped into the lot of an auto shop on Beach Boulevard near Hogan Road. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said the driver was heading west on Beach Boulevard Sunday morning when the black car veered off into the grass and flipped into the lot of Empire Auto Sales and Service. She also said the driver hit several of the cement barriers and pushed a Chevrolet Impala across the lot and that’s when the black car flipped. A tow truck removed the black car and crews cleaned up the debris covering the lot. The auto shop caught the crash on camera and the Sheriff’s Office is investigating.
Historic bowling alley in Jacksonville Beach closes
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. - A staple in Jacksonville Beach is no longer in business. Beach Bowl, the bowling alley along Beach Boulevard near Ninth Street closed its doors for good this weekend. When you call Beach Bowl, this is the message on the machine: "Welcome to Beach Bowl where the good times have stopped rolling. The historic Beach Bowl bowling alley had been open for more than 50 years and had its last bowl on Friday evening. An owner of Beach Bowl shared the following post on Facebook: "Thank you to all our guests over the last 35 years that my husband owned Beach Bowl.
Blue Angels wow crowds at Sea and Sky Air Show
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. - The U.S. Navy Blue Angels roared across the sky in perfect formation Saturday above Jacksonville's packed beaches as the highlight of the Sea and Sky Air Show. Some people at the beach saw the Blue Angels for the first time and said they did not disappoint. The Blue Angels perform from spring to fall, and the Navy estimates that 11 million people see the squadrons exhibitions during those eight months. This year's Sea and Sky Air Show will also feature a rare air-sea duel. For more information, including answers to more frequently asked questions and the show schedule, visit the Sea and Sky Air Show website.
Bicyclist killed in crash near Adventure Landing
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. - A bicyclist has died after he was hit by a car near Adventure Landing, according to the Jacksonville Beach Police Department. Larry Smith said the 29-year-old man was a transient who was hit at10:37 p.m. on Beach Boulevard and 20th Street North. He was transported to Memorial Hospital with serious injuries where he later died. Officers said the driver was cooperating and did not appear to be at fault. Copyright 2019 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.
Flames rip through furniture store on Beach Boulevard
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The owners of a Jacksonville patio store on Beach Boulevard are waiting to learn the extent of damage after a large fire tore through the business Monday evening. The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department said 40 to 45 firefighters responded about 10:30 p.m. to the Palm Casual Patio Furniture on Beach Boulevard near St. Johns Bluff Road. Great stop of a lot of fire in a congested space last night...happy to report no injuries in the process. Crews were still working on hot spots an hour after they responded, but the majority of the fire was contained. Firefighters said the concern is that the furniture inside is highly flammable.