Gold Cadillac sought by police following deadly hit-and-run on Philips at University
Homicide investigators are working to track down a gold Cadillac that was spotted leaving the scene of a deadly hit-and-run Friday night on Philips Highway at University Boulevard, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
Jacksonville man claims $1 million prize from scratch-off ticket
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville man is nearly $1 million richer after buying a $20 scratch-off lotto ticket. The 36-year-old claimed his prize after playing the 200X The Cash scratch-off game and chose to claim his winnings with a one-time payment of $890,000, according to the Florida Lottery. The winning ticket was purchased from the RaceTrac location on Philips Highway just south of Interstate 295. The store will get a $2,000 bonus commission for selling a winning ticket. The $20 game launched last September and players can vie for the chance to win some of more than $446 million in prizes, which include 10 $5 million prizes.
ALDI opens latest grocery store on Philips Highway
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – ALDI will open its 12th grocery store in Northeast Florida on Thursday. Its newest location on Philips Highway at the intersection of Emerson Street will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. The new location is part of the company’s national expansion plan to become the third-largest U.S. grocery retailer by store count by the end of next year. ALDI already has more than 2,000 stores in 37 states and made the “Indeed Best Places to Work: Compensation and Benefits” list in 2018 and 2019. To learn more about working at ALDI and to search job openings, visit careers.aldi.us.
JSO cruiser involved in crash on I-95 near Philips Highway
A damaged police cruiser could be seen Sunday on I-95 near Philips Highway. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Two southbound lanes of Interstate 95 near Philips Highway were closed for three hours Sunday after a crash involving a police cruiser. It appeared a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office patrol car and a white SUV were involved. Two lanes of 95S are blocked at Phillips Highway because of car crash. A white SUV and a @JSOPIO patrol car.
Aldi opening new supermarket in Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville residents will soon have a new grocery store opening on Philips Highway. The new store will open Feb. 18 with daily store hours from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. It’ll be at the corner of Emerson Street. “We are proud of our continued expansion,” Matt Thon, Haines City division vice president, said in a prepared statement. “We look forward to serving the Jacksonville community at our newest location for many years to come.”Many Aldi locations offer curbside pickup. Visit shop.aldi.us to place an order.
New Philips Highway developments bring change, push out crime
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Philips Highway between Atlantic and University Boulevards is known by some as Jacksonville’s red-light district. That’s because, for years, prostitution and drug activity have been visible along that strip. Since we’ve been here for the past three months, it has reduced tremendously,” they said. According to JSO service calls, within the past six months, while construction projects were underway along this strip of Philips Highway, there were 43 calls for service involving prostitution and drug activity. And the riff-raff will have to move to other parts of town or get out of town,” the construction supervisor said.
Teenager checks herself into hospital with gunshot wounds
JACKSONVILLE, Fla – Police were called to Memorial Hospital around 3:30 a.m. Saturday after a young woman walked in with gunshot wounds. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said the victim told investigators that she was walking near Philips Highway and Emerson Street with another boy when a car with multiple passengers drove past them. The car turned around, drove toward them and someone inside started shooting. The young woman was shot, but police said her injuries were not life-threatening. They are both cooperating with policeAnyone with information is encouraged to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).
Jacksonville man hit by car in overnight crash on Philips Highway
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 32-year-old Jacksonville man was struck by a car early Wednesday morning on the city’s Southside. The collision happened shortly after 1 a.m. on Philips Highway near Baymeadows Road, according to a crash report released by the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers said the unnamed pedestrian was standing in the left lane of Philips Highway when he was hit by a northbound sedan and knocked into the center lane. The pedestrian suffered critical injuries, troopers said. Neither the sedan’s 55-year-old driver nor its 26-year-old passenger was hurt.
JSO: Pedestrian hit, seriously hurt at Philips and Emerson
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. A man was hit by a vehicle just after 5 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Philips Highway and Emerson Street, the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office said. The man was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. Police did not release the mans age and said its unclear if he was walking in the road or on the sidewalk. The southbound lanes of Philips Highway were closed. Police did not indicate how long the road would be closed for the investigation.
Series of mobile pantry events kick off in Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida on Wednesday kicked off a series of socially-distanced mobile pantry events at its headquarters on Philips Highway in Jacksonville. Tammie Bolden and her family were one of the hundreds of families getting essential needs met at Wednesdays mobile pantry event. The mobile pantry events will happen every first Wednesday and third Friday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon for the foreseeable future. As the series of mobile pantry events continue, the organizations plan to feed and service 200 families per event unless theres an increased need and that number needs to be bumped up. For more information about Lutheran Social Services, visit www.lssjax.org.
Taco Bell on Philips Highway near Emerson robbed at gunpoint
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Taco Bell on Philips Highway near Emerson Street was robbed at gunpoint around 3 p.m. Sunday, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Officers on the scene said no one was hurt in the robbery and right now they don't have a description of the suspect to release. The Taco Bell was roped off with police tape and remain closed until detectives finish their investigation. Copyright 2019 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.
Police: Customer who prompted Walmart evacuation referenced El Paso
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Jacksonville man who referenced El Paso during a complaint call Thursday to the Walmart on Philips Highway just south of Emerson Street has been banned from all Walmart stores in Northeast Florida, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. The man's call led the Philips Highway Walmart staff to evacuate their store Thursday afternoon. News4Jax went to the store and an officer said Walmart made the decision to close before police even arrived to investigate. During the call, which was recorded, he "made reference to the Walmart in El Paso" where nearly two dozen people were shot and killed last weekend, the incident report said. Walmart management asked that the man be ordered not to come to any Walmart property in Northeast Florida.
Walmart evacuated after customer makes 'uncomfortable' statements
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Walmart on Philips Highway just south of Emerson Street was evacuated Thursday afternoon after an "unhappy customer" made "uncomfortable" statements, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. Our newsroom started receiving calls and emails just after 12:30 p.m., saying shoppers and employees were cleared out from the store. News4Jax went to the store and saw a handful of officers standing around and employees coming and going from the store. The Sheriff's Office later announced that an "unhappy customer" had "made statements that made others feel uncomfortable" and Walmart had decided to evacuate out of an abundance of caution. Police said just before 2:30 p.m. the customer been ordered not to come back onto the property and the Walmart would be opening back up soon.