I-TEAM: Court documents confirm problems still not fixed at mice-infested complex
New information following about a monthslong investigation into an embattled apartment community in Northwest Jacksonville where the News4Jax I-TEAM found a mice infestation in April of this year: Court documents confirm the problems still have not been fixed.
I-TEAM: City working on new legislation to replace more septic tanks
For the years, the News4Jax I-TEAM pointed out the broken promise by the city to repair and replace old and broken septic tanks. Jacksonville City Council and the mayor’s office are about to introduce new legislation that targets at least $100 and could go as high as $250 million to continue to fix the problem.
Man hit, killed by train in Northwest Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man died after he was struck by a train on Wednesday in Northwest Jacksonville, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Police said the man, who was described as being in his 60s, was trying to crawl under the train, which was stopped, with his bicycle when the train started to move. “I think it’s a shame that it’s came to this after all these complaints.”AdAccording to News4Jax records, there have been two incidents involving trains and two deaths this year. Last year, there were six incidents involving trains and three deaths. There were seven incidents involving trains and five deaths in 2019 and 11 incidents and five deaths in 2018.
New vaccine sites open at Southside church, Northwest Jacksonville center
Celebration Church on the Southside of Jacksonville is a new vaccine site. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Two new coronavirus vaccine sites opened in Jacksonville on Wednesday. According to the Florida Division of Emergency Management, the sites are located at The Legends Center in Northwest Jacksonville and at Celebration Church on the Southside. The site at the Legends Center will be open seven days a week while the church site is only closed on Sunday. The Legends Center site, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., will also offer COVID-19 testing.
Man charged with murder in shooting outside Jacksonville convenience store
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man has been charged with second-degree murder following a deadly shooting outside a convenience store in Northwest Jacksonville, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. The shooting was reported on Feb. 7, just after 11 a.m. at the Primetime Food Store on Norfolk Boulevard. According to police, the victim had been shot multiple times and was taken to a hospital where he died. A news release from the Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday states that Carlos Wright, 47, got into an argument with the victim inside the store. It said Wright was originally taken into custody following the shooting at a nearby residence and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Vice President Harris stops by vaccination site during Jacksonville visit
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Vice President Kamala Harris visited Jacksonville on Monday as part of the Biden administration’s “Help is Here” tour of the nation promoting the $1.9 trillion relief package. She visited the federally-run Gateway Mall vaccination site before stopping by a Northwest Jacksonville food distribution warehouse. “I’m glad to be in Jacksonville,” Harris said. “Tap away!”Jennifer Chase was getting her second shot as Harris came to the Gateway site and talked to the people getting shots. Harris visited last visited Jacksonville in October for a socially-distanced rally at the University of North Florida in advance of the November election.
Man seriously injured in Jacksonville house fire, JFRD says
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was hospitalized with serious injuries after a house fire Sunday afternoon in Northwest Jacksonville, according to the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department. Chief Robin Gainey, with JFRD, said firefighters pulled a man from the house. Gainey said the man was initially taken to UF Health in Jacksonville with serious injuries before he was moved to UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville due to his burns. Michael Powell, who identified himself as the man’s roommate, said his roommate was trapped inside the bathroom at the time of the fire. He said the heat conditions were extreme from the fire and the windy conditions made the flames spread throughout the house.
Vaccination sites open at 2 new locations in Duval County
People line up Sunday morning at the federal vaccination site at the Carver Center in Jacksonville Beach. Two vaccination centers run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency opened Sunday morning in Duval County. The satellite sites moved from the Westside and Northwest Jacksonville to the Carver Center on 5th Avenue South in Jacksonville Beach and the Oceanway Center on Sago Avenue West on the Northside. FEMA opened the two satellite sites in conjunction with the federally-supported vaccination clinic at the Gateway Mall on the Northside. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is offered at the Gateway Mall site -- not the sites at the Carver and Oceanway centers.