News4JAGs predictions: Jaguars will make amends against the Texans
Jaguars season is back and our News4JAX sports staff is back with its predictions as well. Each week, we’ll unveil our predictions for the week’s game. Jacksonville (8-3) hosts the Bengals (5-6) in the first Monday Night Football game here since 2011.
Weighing In: Some say the truck driver shortage is not real, retention and pay for drivers are bigger issues
News4JAX has gotten a lot of feedback from our viewers after reporting that the American Trucking Association predicts a nationwide truck driver shortage will be worse than ever in 2024. Truck drivers and logistics companies argue that’s just not true and explain that the truck driver shortage is more of a retention problem.
TRUST INDEX: Fact checking claims made during the DeSantis/Newsom debate
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and California Governor Gavin Newsom squared off in a a contentious debate Thursday night and News4JAX is running some of the statements they made through the Trust Index. The two clashed on several issues including the economy, and gun control, and the city of Jacksonville was also mentioned in the governors’ discussion about crime rates.
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.
3 companies work together to help veteran couple complete project abandoned by Staycation pools
The News4JAX I-TEAM has been telling you about a pool company accused of taking customers' money, and not finishing the work. A local veteran couple was affected, and after seeing our story on them, three Jacksonville companies came together to help them out.
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.
‘Thankful that we will all be together’: 8 children adopted during special ceremony in St. Johns County
Eight children are now home with their new families after getting their adoptions finalized during a special ceremony held by the St. Johns County Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller’s office Friday morning.
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.
Tenants say they’re moving out of St. Johns County affordable housing complex due to ‘disgusting’ living conditions
Nearly one year after the grand opening of an affordable housing complex in St. Johns County, tenants are contacting News4JAX saying they are now moving out because of their living conditions.
Northside apartment residents do not feel like the city’s temporary injunction is enough to improve property
Northwood Apartment residents are reacting to the city’s emergency temporary injunction against the apartment owners that requires the owner to take action and hire a waste hauler, pool service provider and landscaping maintenance provider.
‘Bare minimum’: Dumpsters finally brought to Westside apartments after judge’s order, but they’re already overflowing
Thursday was the deadline for the owners of a Westside apartment complex to get a waste hauler and pool service provider after a judge ordered the owners to address health and safety issues there.
CUÉNTENOS: Le negaron un crédito hipotecario por parte de Ameris Bank entre 2016 y 2021 en Jacksonville?
El Departamento de Justicia llegó a un acuerdo por $9 millones con el banco Ameris Bank tras alegaciones que sugieren que el bancó evitó brindar créditos hipotecarios en comunidades con una población predominantemente Latina y Afroamericana.
Residents in units not condemned by city at Westside complex may have the right to break their lease. Here’s how
After the city condemned 10 units in a Westside apartment complex following complaints of unsafe living conditions, residents in units that were not condemned still have the right to take legal action if they’re living in conditions that violate code.
News4JAGs predictions: Jaguars will beat Saints, but it will be close on Thursday night
Jaguars season is back and our News4JAX sports staff is back with its predictions as well. Each week, we’ll unveil our predictions for the week’s game. Jacksonville (4-2) visits New Orleans (3-3) on Thursday night at Caesars Superdome.
Lake City-based company looking to revitalize Regency Square Mall as it seeks to buy most of troubled shopping center
News4JAX has learned the company interested in purchasing the Regency Square Mall after its current management of the shopping center put the mall up for sale after nine years of ownership.
‘This is terrible:’ Residents call Westside apartment complex unsafe, parts of the building are condemned
Residents at Colonial Forest Apartments on the Westside say they feel unsafe living there. Multiple stairways and patios have been condemned at the property on Firestone Road. One woman told News4JAX she nearly fell off her front porch because the patio floor caved in.
‘Just excited to be home’: 18 members of Fernandina Beach church group make it home, 25 more arriving Sunday night
Eighteen members of a Fernandina Beach church group are back in Jacksonville, and 25 more members are expected to arrive Sunday night after being stuck in Israel amid the violent conflict between Hamas and Israel.
Frustrated father of Ribault Middle School student wants answers after he says bus didn’t show up twice this week
A father of a Ribault Middle School student wants the bus driver shortage to be handled differently after his child’s bus did not show up twice this week and is being left with more questions than answers regarding this issue.
Gov. DeSantis executive reveals child abuse allegations against Florida judge who was an attorney in Casey Anthony case
Jeff Ashton, the prosecutor who handled the Casey Anthony case and who is now a judge in Orange and Osceola counties, is a subject of allegations related to child abuse, according to an executive order signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, News4JAX’s sister station WKMG reported on Friday.
‘I don’t think I could have asked for much better’: Mayor Deegan looks back on first 100 days, ahead to challenges
The city’s first female mayor has already faced many high-profile issues since she was sworn into office three months ago, from a racist mass murder to plans for the stadium, and a hurricane threat.
‘We can barely live in our units’: Northside apartment resident withholding rent until issues get resolved
Residents of a Northside apartment complex said trash has been collected after submitting several complaints and voicing their concerns to the News4JAX I-TEAM Tuesday; however, a resident said they are now dealing with a handful of other maintenance issues at the property.
Man, woman charged with improperly storing firearm in accidental shooting of 9-year-old by 6-year-old brother
A man and woman were arrested in connection with the accidental shooting of a 9-year-old boy by his 6-year-old brother Sunday morning at a home in the Hogan’s Creek neighborhood, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
$700K in Flagler school funds taken in possible fraudulent transfer, sheriff’s office says
Officials in Flagler County are trying to find out what happened to a $700,000 transfer of funds from the school district that went to a “possible fraudulent vendor bank account,” district officials announced on Tuesday.
Councilmembers say Westside mobile home park has 5 days to explain sky-high water bills for residents
The owner of a Westside mobile home park has five days to explain to the city why some of its residents have received outrageously high water bills; otherwise, the city may turn this over to the State Attorney’s Office.
Biden cancels $9 billion in student loan debt; Here’s who qualifies for it
The Biden Administration approved debt relief for more student loan borrowers, totaling $9 billion in forgiveness. This is the latest effort by President Biden to offer relief to what the White House calls a "broken student loan system."
Jacksonville sheriff says viral video of arrest that sparked outrage was altered before it was posted to Instagram
On Monday, Jacksonville’s Sheriff T.K. Waters claimed that a video shared on social media misrepresented the facts surrounding the arrest of a suspect that went viral over the weekend and was altered.