Federal judge finds prosecutors built case against former JEA execs without using protected statements
A federal magistrate judge has found that the criminal case against two former JEA executives was built without the use of protected statements made by the two, even as defense attorneys had argued that the case was tainted and the indictment needed to be dismissed.
Jacksonville company offers to help residents affected by solar panel issues with MC Solar
A solar company is offering to help Jacksonville area residents who were affected by panels installed by MC Solar, the company that has been in the middle of a News4JAX I-TEAM investigation following complaints from customers reporting high bills and little benefits.
City recommends Westside mobile home park owners be investigated by State Attorney’s Office for sky-high water bills
City leaders are recommending the case involving Moore Enterprises — owner of Three Seasons, Orange Park North and Americana Mobile Home Parks — now be investigated by the State Attorney’s Office after missing their Friday deadline to explain why they charged outrageously high water bills to one of its residents.
Westside homeowner demands answers from solar panel company after paying thousands and seeing ‘no benefit’
A Westside homeowner is demanding answers from a solar energy company after she said they guaranteed she wouldn’t pay for JEA, and now, she is stuck with the monthly bills from both JEA and the solar panels that cost her thousands of dollars.
Disabled veteran at center of dispute over $2,200 water bill from mobile home park gets new outrageously high bill
A disabled veteran who turned to the News4JAX I-TEAM earlier this month after she was threatened with eviction by her landlord if she didn’t pay a $2,200 water bill, says she just received a new outrageously high water bill from the mobile home park.
Boil water advisory lifted for 25K customers in parts of Southside, Nocatee after water main repaired
A precautionary Boil Water Advisory that affected approximately 25,000 JEA customers, including several neighborhoods, a hospital, and a number of schools, was lifted at 5 a.m. Thursday, two days after a water main break on Jacksonville’s Southside.
Water main break triggers boil water alert for 25K customers in parts of Southside, Nocatee
JEA crews are repairing a damaged water main near Philips Highway and Greenland Road. Customers in the southeast portion of JEA’s service territory, including the Philips Highway corridor south into Nocatee, may experience poor pressures or no water.
While we experience one of the hottest summers by far, some people say their JEA bills are dropping
With summer temperatures in the upper 90s and feels-like temperatures in the triple digits, this summer has been one of the hottest on record. It would make sense for electric bills to rise along with the temperatures, but some consumers News4JAX spoke with say their bills have actually gone down.
TELL US: During this summer’s heat wave, is your JEA utility bill a concern for you and your budget?
Since the end of June, temperatures have been in the upper 90s, with heat index in the 100s. People are staying cool by staying inside. And that may mean you have to drop the temp on your AC, but that will affect your JEA bill.
Have statements made to city investigators by JEA executives impacted criminal case? A judge will decide
Recently-filed court documents in the federal case against two former JEA executives accused of creating a lucrative bonus plan that could pay out millions if the utility were sold give new insight into the strategy behind their legal defense.
Former JEA executives in federal court for hearing ahead of October trial
Lawyers for two former JEA executives facing federal charges in connection with the attempted sale of the utility spent over two hours at a hearing Thursday morning questioning the FBI special agent who led the investigation, about how the case was built.
Current, former JEA, city officials to testify at hearing for former JEA executives
A multi-day, pre-trial hearing for two former JEA executives facing federal charges is expected to include testimony from a range of current and former officials with the city of Jacksonville and JEA, later this month.
JU honors former councilman with inaugural Shircliff Courage Award for launching JEA investigation
The Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute presented former City Council President Scott A. Wilson with its inaugural Shircliff Courage Award in recognition of his role in launching a historic and unprecedented city council investigation into the proposed JEA sale and bonus plan in 2019.
Do you pay your JEA bill in person? There will be some changes when the utility moves to its new headquarters
In less than a month, JEA is moving to its new downtown headquarters. That will mean some changes for customers who are used to paying their bills in person. JEA is going high-tech with kiosks and apps for your phone to make that happen.
Investigation into LeAnna Cumber’s possible link to the failed JEA sale is on hold, for now
A special committee is trying to learn what City Councilwoman LeAnna Cumber knew about the failed JEA sale, and why she did not disclose information about her husband’s involvement with a company that was bidding on JEA.
Council members gather ahead of planned special meeting on attempted JEA sale
City Council members Brenda Priestly Jackson and Randy Defoor attended a meeting Tuesday afternoon to discuss the change, work and legislative recommendations results from the Special Investigatory Committee on JEA matters.
Ads suggest heated race between Republicans Cumber, Davis in race for Jacksonville mayor
With city elections for the mayor and other key positions around the corner in March, voters may have noticed the heated turned up between Republican candidates LeAnna Cumber and Danial Davis in intense campaign ads being aired on TV.
LeAnna Cumber’s lawyer says Mayor Lenny Curry behind ‘manufactured controversy’ over JEA dealings
In 47 days, Jacksonville voters will go to the polls to elect a new mayor, and while there are seven candidates running for the spot, most of the attention lately has been on two Republicans — LeAnna Cumber and Daniel Davis.
City Council to reopen JEA committee to find out if Councilwoman LeAnna Cumber misled council investigators
Jacksonville City Council President Terrance Freeman on Wednesday said he plans to reopen a special investigatory committee on the attempted sale of JEA after emails and text messages that contradict statements by sitting councilwoman LeAnna Cumber recently surfaced.
Nearly 100 firefighters called to 4-alarm fire at Northside apartment complex; dozens of people displaced
While multiple Northeast Florida areas were experiencing flooding as Nicole battered the state, a fire broke out Thursday at an apartment complex on Jacksonville’s Northside, displacing dozens of people, officials said.
Local law enforcement and rescue agencies are in Southwest Florida helping Hurricane Ian survivors
As people work to recover from the devastation Hurricane Ian left behind, they have helping hands from Northeast Florida. Several law enforcement and rescue agencies from our area sent teams to help with everything from rescues to clean up.