Powerful political player was under investigation in ‘bizarre’ scheme involving Taylor Swift tickets before suicide: SAO
A powerful political player in Jacksonville who took his own life in an Atlantic Beach parking lot last year was under investigation for a “bizarre and fraudulent scheme” involving the promise of Taylor Swift tickets at the time of his death, according to the State Attorney’s Office.
Jacksonville infrastructure gets a fresh set of eyes as new committee has first meeting
Preparing for a new mayor and administration in Jacksonville--transition teams are starting to meet to discuss how to better the city. Mayor-elect Donna Deegan takes the oath of office on Saturday, taking over for outgoing Mayor Lenny Curry. Wednesday – we sat in on the first infrastructure committee meeting – it’s a group that covers everything from potholes to police.
Going Ringside Ep. 17: How Jacksonville turned into THE UFC & Pro Wrestling hotbed
In this episode of "Going Ringside with The Local Station" we sit down with Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry to discuss the UFC relationship he's developed during his term along with other fighting leagues like All Elite Wrestling. We also preview the UFC event in Jacksonville June 24th. There's also an interview with the host of the "Jenerally Sepaking" Podcast.
Moving Duval County jail to be a budget priority for incoming Jacksonville City Council president
Incoming Jacksonville City Council president Ron Salem said one of his main priorities when he takes the helm will be building a new jail and moving it away from its current home on East Bay Street downtown.
Confederate monument pedestal removed from James Weldon Johnson Park
The last remaining piece of a 125-year-old Confederate monument in the heart of downtown Jacksonville was removed over the weekend from James Weldon Johnson Park across the street from Jacksonville’s City Hall, as first reported by the Florida Times-Union.
Police photos show note written by prominent political donor before he was found dead in Atlantic Beach
Late last year, a prominent Northeast Florida businessman and well-known political donor Kent Stermon was found dead in his truck at the Mayport Post Office in Atlantic Beach. No foul play is suspected.
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.
Mayor Lenny Curry and Attorney John Phillips respond to tweets about Kent Stermon, days before his death
A social media disagreement about Kent Stermon between Mayor Lenny Curry and local attorney John Phillips happened two days before Stermon's death. Now the News4JAX I-TEAM is hearing from both sides.
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.
Jacksonville won’t ‘tolerate violence 1 more day’: Sheriff focusing additional resources to combat crime
Joined by city and state leaders, Jacksonville Sheriff T.K. Waters on Monday addressed a deadly drive-by shooting that occurred over the weekend, saying that the city is not defined by “senseless violence” and announcing a workforce to better target violent crime.
As Florida tries to change ‘Resign to run’ laws, Mayor curry wants voters to implement them in Jacksonville
Some Florida Republican lawmakers are looking for the state to change “Resign to run” laws so Gov. Ron DeSantis can feasibly run for president without resigning as governor. Locally, Duval County Republican Mayor Lenny Curry is pushing for Jacksonville voters to pass a “Resign to run” law.
Should elected officials resign from current post when they announce run for new position? That’s what Curry wants to ask voters
As Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is set to leave office in seven months, he wants voters to weigh in on the fate of other local politicians in office that are looking to switch to other elected jobs.
Crashes cause headaches around Jacksonville as Nicole floods Southbank Riverwalk
Duval County will remain under a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Nicole impacts the city, Mayor Lenny Curry announced joined by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and other city officials in a news conference on Thursday.
Jacksonville-area beaches reopen, but public urged to keep off dunes, stay out of ocean
Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced Friday afternoon that Duval County’s beaches are reopening after Ian passed through the area. But while much of Jacksonville was spared by Ian, the storm did do a number on Duval County’s shoreline. Beachgoers are also asked to stay off the fragile dunes, and Curry warned people to stay out of the water, as there is a strong rip current risk, along with a high surf advisory.
No mandatory evacuations for Hurricane Ian, Jacksonville mayor says
After declaring a state of emergency for Duval County ahead of Hurricane Ian, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced Wednesday morning that based on the Category 4 storm’s current trajectory, he would NOT be issuing mandatory evacuation orders for the county.
‘It could possibly be a hybrid of Irma’: Duval County to declare state of emergency, close schools
Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry declared a state of emergency for Duval County and the activation of the Emergency Operations Center, effective at noon Wednesday, as Category 3 Hurricane Ian tracks toward Florida.
Mayor Curry presents $1.5B budget proposal to Jacksonville City Council
A property tax rollback, money for riverfront development downtown, a new fire station and more money stashes away for emergencies in the reserve fund -- those were just some of the things Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry highlighted Thursday morning in his budget address to City Council.
Mayor Curry on Sheriff Williams: ‘People can debate the residency thing. Don’t start saying the guy has been absent’
Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams was originally scheduled to be at a news conference Wednesday that spotlighted ways to be safe during a hurricane, but instead, JSO’s undersheriff attended the meeting alongside the mayor.