5th teen arrested in connection to Calloway Cove triple murder
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A fifth teenager has been arrested and charged in connection to a shooting resulting in the deaths of two men and a woman last Monday at the Calloway Cove apartments. His arrest comes three weeks after four teenagers were taken into custody -- an 18-year-old, two 17-year-olds and a 14-year-old. The youngest arrested -- a girl -- is accused of driving the group to Calloway Cove to rob someone, then leading police on a three-mile chase before the car was stopped. Four teenagers were arrested at the scene. It’s unclear why Kay was just arrested this week.
Jacksonville official wants to revisit low-income housing inspections
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Some city leaders are looking to make changes in the way low-income housing is inspected in the wake of gas problems at a Westside apartment complex and a fire at a Northside complex. Now, a report from Jacksonvilles planning and development department obtained by News4Jax shows there is ongoing testing of the gas pipelines that serve families living at the apartment complex. They cut my gas off for a whole day and then turned it back on.A spokesperson for Millenia Housing Management said she could not speak to the details of inspections at the apartment complex. At Valencia Way, the apartment complex formerly known as Eureka Gardens, work continues on upgrades to the gas lines and other facilities. Specifically, Carlucci said he is concerned about publicly subsidized housing for low-income families.
Questions linger as Calloway Cove families line up for food
According to HUD, 28 more families were evacuated days after the fire at Calloway Cove in an abundance of caution. Lawson spoke with the News4Jax I-TEAM by phone during the event that fed more than 100 Calloway Cove residents and surrounding community members. After the inspection, HUD gave the complex its highest inspection score since 2016: an 82C. An I-TEAM investigation found three days after the fire at Calloway Cove, the complex failed a city fire inspection. It takes a community to stick together....food is being prepared to be distributed at Calloway Cove apartments after a major fire.
Jags player Jalen Ramsey visits displaced apartment residents
Many evacuees are staying at the Travel Lodge Inn and Suites on the Northside while the apartment complex looks into potential gas leaks. While they've been through tough times due to the fire, Ramsey stopped by to bring a little cheer to those who have lost so much. "It's just a sad, very sad, unfortunate tragedy, honestly," Ramsey said. He stopped by to share a few words of support and a grab a meal with the evacuees. When asked for comment about potential gas leaks, a spokesperson for the property management told News4Jax she had no comment.
Evacuated Calloway Cove residents say now there's no room at hotel
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - People still living at the Calloway Cove apartments despite a massive fire say they've had no gas or hot water in their units for days and are living in poor living conditions. Dozens of residents had to leave the complex and stay at a Northside Hotel because of potential gas leaks and the danger of another fire. Some residents who are staying at the Travel Lodge near the airport were bused there Wednesday night and want to stay there but were told the hotel is full. The gas service company for the complex says it's cut the gas off at the building affected by the fire. When she asked for accommodations to be made at a hotel, she said property managers at the complex told her the hotel was full and to stay with friends or family.
I-TEAM: Previous fire violations at complex where major blaze sparked
The fire at Calloway Cove, formally known as Washington Heights, on Moncrief Road left three children and one adult in critical condition in the burn unit. It was scary," said James Kelly, who lives behind the Calloway Cove complex. The plan that is now underway calls for all the displaced household members to be rehoused at Calloway Cove. As soon as the building is released to Millennia Housing Management, the necessary security measures will be put in place. The Calloway Cove community is currently undergoing a major renovation.