Newly formed task force combats human trafficking, child sex exploitation in Northeast Florida
In 2022 there were 2,300 child exploitation and human trafficking cases across Northeast Florida. Now, law enforcement officials from five local counties, FDLE, the Department of Homeland Security and the Tim Tebow Foundation are partnering together to put a stop to it.
Lawyer for man convicted in rape, murder of Orange Park vet tech files motion for new trial
The lawyer representing Michael Renard Jackson, the man convicted a second time in the 2007 rape and murder of 25-year-old Andrea Boyer at the Wells Road veterinary clinic where she worked, has filed a motion for a new trial.
Despite facing setback from fire in 2021, historic Black church in Clay County rebuilds from ground up
After making a vow to rebuild a historic Black church in Orange Park from the rubble that was left after a devastating fire, St. Simon Baptist Church members are finally breaking ground on a new building.
Closing arguments expected Friday in retrial of man accused of murdering vet tech 16 years ago
Thirteen years ago, it took a jury about 90 minutes for a jury to convict Michael Renard Jackson of the murder of Andrea Boyer, who investigators said was sexually assaulted and beaten to death at the veterinary clinic where she worked in 2007.
Another main suspect in ‘Operation Lucky 777s’ captured, extradited to Clay County, investigators say
A California man considered by law enforcement to be a major player in an organized drug ring that trafficked multiple kilo quantities of fentanyl into Clay County has been taken into custody, News4JAX has learned.
Clay County leaders announce launch of public safety initiative to help first responders facing personal emergencies
Clay County leaders announced Monday that are taking the initiative to protect law enforcement officers, first responders and emergency management teams with the addition of the Signal 35 Fund, which is named after the county’s radio call code for officers who need assistance.
1 construction worker dies in bridge collapse in Missouri
One construction worker died and two others were injured Wednesday when a bridge under construction in northwest Missouri collapsed, officials said. Workers were pouring concrete for the deck of the bridge when it fell, Clay County officials said. The other two workers sustained minor injuries and were able to free themselves from the rubble, Clay County Sheriff's spokeswoman Sarah Boyd said.news.yahoo.com