SnapJAX Stories: Rare pink grasshopper found on Palatka Farm
This week’s SnapJAX stories brought me to a rural part of our area -- to a house on 40 acres in Palatka where we were looking for something that only 1% of the population will ever see: a pink grasshopper. Jackie Green, who owns the property, has enjoyed such a rare sighting TWICE.
‘Society needs to be prepared for disruption’: How AI might impact your life & the city of Jacksonville
Bringing artificial intelligence to Jacksonville is one of the goals of a proposed $200 million University of Florida graduate school that would focus on innovating programs in medicine, business and engineering.
With a scientist and some swabs, we uncover ‘The Dirty Truth’ about the surfaces you touch every day
You might be surprised about the gross stuff you touch all the time -- from your phone to your computer keyboard to your water bottle. Wait until you see what we found when we went out with a swab and a scientist.
Joy Purdy celebrates victory over ‘High Anxiety’: One year later
Joy Purdy opened up last May about her debilitating fear of crossing bridges, and a local psychologist with Baptist Health helped give her the tools she needed to overcome her "High Anxiety." The solution worked not only for Joy but for viewers looking for relief from their own fears.
‘Representation matters’: Husband, wife attorney team want boutique firm to inspire next generation
Black attorneys make up only 5% of the U.S. population, according to the American Bar Association. One Jacksonville law firm is working to change the narrative and inspire others to get into the legal field while also working to make a difference in their community.
‘You’re helping somebody through it’: Justice Coalition has new executive director
Jacksonville’s top victim and survivor support group, the Justice Coalition, has a new executive director. Robert Bracewell took on the role after its former executive director stepped aside last month, and one of his goals is to make the coalition more visible in the community.
First Coast Crime Stoppers has paid over $1.1M in 20 years — and only 60% claim reward
It’s been 20 years since First Coast Crime Stoppers was created in our area, and over the last two decades, the anonymous crime-fighting tool has paid out more than $1.1 million in reward money and helped bring closure to so many local families.
Local orthodontist wants to inspire young people to ‘wear the white coat’ some day
News4JAX is celebrating Black History Month the whole month of February by showcasing local Black men and women making a difference in the community. Dr. Khalil Orsborn is one of the only Black orthodontists in Jacksonville.
How long was the pizza left out? So is it still safe to eat? We sliced to the truth at a local science lab
Now that the big game is over you might be wondering what to do with any leftover pizza you might have. Dr. Dale Casamatta, a biology professor at UNF, helped us test several pizzas to answer whether pizzas left out can generate much bacteria.
Guns, Drugs & Gangs: An inside look at how Jacksonville police address violent crime
Jacksonville Sheriff T.K. Waters believes high-tech, targeted crime fighting will help decrease violence as the city struggles with a high number of shootings and homicides. In January, JSO allowed the I-TEAM to spend several days and nights with special units attached to the project.
Caught on camera: UPS driver (and Jags fan) taunts Titans fan during delivery
The rivalry is real -- and some good-natured banter between Jaguars fans and Titans fans is certainly to be expected. But one UPS driver in Orlando delivered an unexpected message to a homeowner -- who happened to be a rival fan.
DUI crash survivor who lost brother, unborn twins now pays for NYE Uber rides for others
A woman who lost her brother and her unborn twins in a DUI crash is turning her pain into action. This is her second year of paying for Uber rides for those who had too much to drink and should not be behind the wheel on New Year's Eve.
White squirrels, Casanova Killer, sago palm dangers: The digital features that fascinated you in 2022
From white squirrels and poisoned puppies to a Jacksonville serial killer and local entrepreneurs, our News4JAX.com team worked hard this year to showcase a variety of special content for our online audience.
Corley Peel says goodbye to News4JAX, heads home to be with twin sister who’s battling lung cancer
It was an emotional Sunday morning as anchor and reporter Corley Peel said goodbye to viewers and coworkers after five years. But the moment was made a little more special by a surprise TV appearance by Corley’s twin sister Chelsea who made the long trip from Texas to support her.
Jacksonville’s historic role in the founding of Southern rock
Their names are world-famous: Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers Band, 38 Special, Molly Hatchet. Not as well known, however, is that those bands are among several who together pioneered a new kind of music nearly 60 years ago in Jacksonville. As the city celebrates its bicentennial, Southern rock endures and still thrives today.
Tell us: What’s something you wish more people understood about autism?
Considering this month is an important time to learn more about autism, we thought we’d ask you, our readers and viewers: If any of you have a close connection to autism spectrum disorder (perhaps you’ve been diagnosed, or you have a friend or child with autism), is there anything you wish more people understood?
Will the U.S. men blow their chance for a World Cup spot, like they did for the 2018 event?
Nearly five years after the United States men’s national soccer team famously blew a spot in the 2018 World Cup by losing to a vastly inferior Trinidad and Tobago squad in October of 2017 in the final game of qualifying, the moment of redemption has finally arrived for the Americans.