Neighborhoods affected by Dollar General shooting ‘excited’ to see how grant money makes a difference
People who live in the New Town and Grand Park neighborhoods say they’re excited to see how the money collected in the First Coast Relief Fund will make a difference in their neighborhoods.
Former Jacksonville Zaxby’s manager — a registered sex offender — accused of sexually harassing young employees: lawsuit
A lawsuit has been filed against the former manager of a Zaxby’s restaurant in Jacksonville after two young female employees claimed the manager sexually harassed them on the job.
Jacksonville man sentenced to prison for using COVID relief loan to fund lavish lifestyle
A Jacksonville man was sentenced to one year in prison after he pleaded guilty to misusing nearly $1 million in Paycheck Protection Program loan money, funds that investigators say he spent on himself.
Patchy dense overnight and into Sunday morning
Active afternoon with severe storms pushing through area. The severe thunderstorm threat and tornado threat will contiune throughout the evening as severe storms contiune to push over our area.Sunday: Overnights lows in the mid to upper 60s. Afternoon highs will top out in the 80s, with severe thunderstorms continuing throughout the morning and evening.
Estranged husband, wife accused in Jared Bridegan murder-for-hire plot appear in court as co-defendants for 1st time
The estranged husband and wife accused of orchestrating the ambush murder of Jared Bridegan in 2022 saw each other for the first time in over a year when they appeared back-to-back in court Friday.
Jacksonville rapper apologizes to photo-seeking fan who was attacked by members of his entourage; police look for 2 men
A 20-year-old man who was asking for a photo with Jacksonville rapper Nardo Wick was left in critical condition after he was knocked unconscious by apparent members of the rapper’s entourage, according to the Tampa Police Department.
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The man whose truck plummeted off a bridge onto I-95 ‘nodded off’ before the crash. JSO accused him of careless driving
A man whose truck crashed into the guardrail of a Northside bridge before it plummeted onto Interstate 95 on Sunday fell asleep before the impact, according to a report from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
Jacksonville man accused of manslaughter, drug trafficking charges following fentanyl overdose death
A Jacksonville man was arrested and accused on 16 charges, including manslaughter, following an investigation that started with a fentanyl overdose death earlier this year, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
Towing company receives several complaints for making people ‘wait an entire month’ to retrieve their items
A manager of a Jacksonville towing company said safety concerns and numerous repossessions are the reasons behind it taking weeks for people to retrieve their items from repossessed vehicles following several complaints about the matter.
‘It is not about self’: Volunteers help deliver hot meals to older Northeast Florida residents on Thanksgiving
More than 1,200 older adults in our area had something to eat this Thanksgiving thanks to Ascension St. Vincent’s and other local groups who prepared and delivered meals to those who may have not had something special to eat otherwise.
‘Bait and switch’: Councilman criticizes Sheriff Waters after JSO says it needs $9 million to repair jail
As talks continue about building a new jail and sheriff’s office in Jacksonville, it’s also becoming a political issue. On Friday, the city council learned it would cost millions to fix up the current jail before a new one is ever built somewhere else.
Mayor Deegan and finance committee work to decide how to spend over $25M from remaining COVID-19 grants, city money
Mayor Donna Deegan's plan to spend $25 million on a variety of issues that came up during transition meetings with the public. Deegan is proposing using federal funds left over from COVID-19 and other city money to pay for programs ranging from housing, public safety, recreation and more.
Disabled vet, resident of Westside mobile home park hit with another massive water bill as new owners take over
A disabled veteran living in a Westside mobile home park was once again shocked when she charged hundreds of dollars for water that even inspectors with the City of Jacksonville said she never consumed.
Millions of dollars needed to fix structural and safety issues at Duval County Jail
Jacksonville city leaders say the current Duval County Jail is falling apart and millions needs to be spent to bring it up to par. During a special city council meeting Friday, council members talked about problems at the jail, including mold and structural issues.
Duval County high schools recorded 510 fights last school year
According to Duval County Public Schools data, 510 fights recorded last year at Duval County high schools or on buses involving those schools. When the I-TEAM compared data from the first 60 days of this school year to the same timeframe last school, it appears the district is on track to see roughly the same number of fights by the end of the year.
Amazon customer credited $750 after exposing sales tax overcharges, says Amazon looking to refund others affected
A local woman who discovered Amazon had been overcharging her sales tax for years has now received a $750 credit from the company, and other local customers affected could also be receiving refunds soon.
Chiropractic assistant accused of 5 counts of sexual battery after incident with client at Jacksonville business
A man was arrested and accused of sexual battery after an incident involving a client while he worked as a chiropractic assistant at a Northside Jacksonville business, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
$10M donated by the MacKenzie Scott foundation helps residents along Emerald Trail as some worry about gentrification
As Jacksonville continues to grow, one of the biggest issues facing the community is being able to afford to live in the area. The cost of housing is now a major concern for the city.
‘We’re gonna fight’: Police, preachers come together in Jacksonville during conference to cut down gang violence
For the first time, Jacksonville hosted the Group Violence Intervention conference — part of the National Network For Safe Communities — to discuss strategies to fight gang violence and reduce shootings and murders in the city.
This Army veteran was living on the streets. Now he works in the mayor’s office
Mayor Donna Deegan and Harrison Conyers, Director of Military Affairs and Veterans Services for the City of Jacksonville, will highlight the work of the Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program (HVRP) and recognize two of its participants, on Thursday, November 9.
Duval County Schools police chief leaves rehab surrounded by love after being recently hospitalized for a stroke
Duval County Schools Police Chief Greg Burton was discharged from the Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital surrounded by love and support from more than 50 local law enforcement officers and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, who gathered Wednesday for a surprise “Parade of Appreciation.”