Family adamant others involved in ‘mass conspiracy’ to murder Jared Bridegan in Jacksonville Beach
The widow and brother of a father of four killed last year in what police believe was a targeted ambush shooting in Jacksonville Beach opened up Thursday to the News4JAX I-TEAM about the arrest in the case and the questions still left in the investigation.
Man charged in ambush murder of Jared Bridegan to be arraigned exactly 1 year after shooting
The 61-year-old man arrested in connection with the targeted ambush shooting of a father of four in Jacksonville Beach last year will be arraigned on the charges Feb. 16 -- a year to the day that Jared Bridegan was gunned down with his toddler daughter in the back seat of his SUV.
Suspect arrested in ambush murder of Jared Bridegan in Jacksonville Beach ‘did not act alone,’ state attorney says
Nearly a year after a father of four was gunned down in what police believe was a targeted ambush shooting in Jacksonville Beach, police and the state attorney’s office announced an arrest in the case Wednesday.
Activists call for Baker County jail to be shut down over alleged mistreatment of immigrant detainees
Civil rights activists, attorneys and supporters of detainees gathered Friday on the footsteps of the federal courthouse in Jacksonville, calling for the Baker County Detention Center to be shut down over the alleged mistreatment of immigrants detained at the jail.
Right before JSO killed a robbery suspect, an officer turned off his bodycam because of a ‘bright blinking light.’ Does that violate policy?
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office’s pledge to be transparent under Sheriff T.K. Waters is being challenged by a mother who still wants answers following her son’s death.
Video: Man crashes during high-speed chase after stealing pizza delivery driver’s car, police say
The News4JAX I-TEAM uncovered new information Thursday about a man accused of carjacking a pizza delivery driver and leading police on a high-speed chase that ended in a crash with a police cruiser last week.
I-TEAM: Jacksonville records 900 catalytic converter thefts in 11 months as thieves steal auto parts at alarming speed
The News4JAX I-TEAM has learned Jacksonville police alone worked 900 cases of catalytic converter theft in the first 11 months of 2022. Many cases involve multiple vehicles at the same address, making the total number of converters stolen greater than 900.
I-TEAM: Lawyers for Aiden Fucci filed documents asking him to be transported to an unknown location
Recently filed legal documents are giving the News4JAX I-TEAM new insight into the arguments lawyers for Aiden Fucci may make in his upcoming trial. The now 16-year-old is charged in the fatal stabbing of his schoolmate 13-year-old Trystan Bailey on Mothers’ Day 2021.
I-TEAM: High-profile political donor, who was found dead Thursday, had access card to JSO headquarters
Kent Stermon, who was not employed by the Sheriff’s Office, was given an access card to JSO headquarters for the past five years -- at the same time, he was donating thousands to GOP candidates, including former Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams.
I-TEAM: Contractors say local apartment management company late on tens of thousands of dollars in payments
After the I-TEAM reported about complaints about poor living conditions at an Arlington apartment complex, contractors told News4JAX payment from the management company that oversees that complex and six others in Jacksonville has lagged or not come at all.
I-TEAM: Excess trash hauled away after complaints from residents at Towers of Jacksonville
Spokespersons for the city of Jacksonville and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) told the News4JAX I-TEAM on Tuesday that they are looking into reports of garbage piling up at a senior affordable housing community in San Marco.
I-TEAM: Judge grants plaintiffs permission to seek punitive damages against St. Vincent’s in cases involving former orthopedic surgeon
A judge has found that plaintiffs submitted enough evidence to permit a jury to conclude that top executives at St. Vincent’s Hospital were grossly negligent when they didn’t stop an orthopedic surgeon from operating despite a pattern of serious complications and reports of the doctor slurring his speech and behaving erratically.
Widower’s lawsuit says his wife died after surgery with former Jacksonville doctor at center of hundreds of malpractice claims
For months, the News4JAX I-TEAM has been investigating after hundreds of lawsuits were filed against Ascension St. Vincent’s and a former orthopedic surgeon, who is accused of botching surgeries.
‘Yahtzee!! We’re full’: Text messages shed light on conversations between officials before migrant flights to Martha’s Vineyard
The News4JAX I-TEAM on Wednesday obtained new text messages and videos related to the controversial relocation of more than 50 migrants who were flown from Florida to Martha’s Vineyard on private flights.
I-TEAM: Local family scammed by man posing as property manager offered more time to find home
A local family now has more time to find another place to live, after the family’s attorney tells the News4JAX I-TEAM that JWB Real Estate has negotiated an agreement to allow the family to stay in the home for the month of November, as long as they pay rent.
Cracking the Code: I-TEAM helps parents decipher emojis used by teens to hide drug use
Drug dealers have been talking in code for years out of fear law enforcement might be listening to their conversations. But now, your teenager’s cellphone is making it easier than ever to communicate using emojis as code words for drugs.
St. Johns County School Board ‘monitoring’ dress code enforcement as non-gendered policy mainly affects females
Though the St. Johns County School Board scrubbed the district’s dress code of gendered language last year, the enforcement of the code still almost exclusively affects girls, according to records obtained by News4JAX.
I-TEAM: Judge finds top executive at St. Vincent’s knew about complaints against Dr. Heekin
A judge has found a top executive at Ascension St. Vincent’s was personally involved in issues at the center of hundreds of lawsuits accusing a surgeon of malpractice— even though the executive claimed under oath that he wasn’t.
I-TEAM: Celebration Church argues in court for dismissal of defamation suit brought by former pastors
For months, Celebration Church has been in the midst of a bitter and public battle with its former pastors, and on Tuesday, a defamation suit filed against the church found its way in front of a judge.
I-TEAM: Woman suing after she alleges knee replacement surgery left legs different lengths
In an update to a News4JAX I-TEAM investigation, a woman Friday said she received a knee replacement from Dr. David Heekin, who formerly practiced at Ascension St. Vincent’s Riverside hospital, that left her legs different lengths.
I-TEAM: Former pastors accuse Jacksonville church of taking ‘cult-like position’
The former pastors of Celebration Church accused the church of “taking a cult-like position” on an issue of their church membership in their latest court filing. The pastors also accuse the church of violating their rights to religious freedom.
Investigations into Trump, his business could lead to criminal charges
Investigations into Trump, his business could lead to criminal charges Experts say several state and federal investigations into Trump and his business dealings are putting the former president's future in legal jeopardy. Ben Tracy reports.cbsnews.com
Grand jury subpoena indicates prosecutors investigating former Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson’s controversial night of drinking
An ordinance backed by the mayor last fall allowed the city’s corporation counsel to decide whether to release full inspector general reports in investigations that involve a death, or that involve or could involve a felony, and that are “of a compelling public interest.” Lightfoot has said the full report in the Johnson case does not meet the standard to be publicly released.chicagotribune.com