Decision to approve exception for liquor store has some Mandarin businesses upset
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Planning Commission has voted to approve an exception for a liquor store off San Jose Boulevard, and the decision has some business owners in Mandarin upset. AT 10:15: Businesses in Mandarin shopping center upset after Jacksonville planning commission approves turning a building into a liquor store. “We’ve had to install security cameras.”Farnham and his business neighbors in the Mandarin Square fear that if the liquor store is built, things might worsen. “If this liquor store is built, that will be the sixth liquor store within 1.9 miles. Requests for comment from the Planning Commission, the city and the building owner of the proposed liquor store were not immediately returned Friday.
City issues permit to begin work on site of closed Jacksonville Kmart
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A permit has been issued to begin work on the old building along San Jose Boulevard that once housed a Kmart. According to News4Jax’s news partner the Jax Daily Record, the city issued the permit Feb. 6 for Ash Construction LLC to begin remodeling the site. The plans include interior demolition and storefront work, and the plans show that Ash Properties wants to expand the building. Ash Properties paid $4.38 million for the building back in December 2015. The Kmart site closed in 2016 but it continued to lease the property until its parent company Sears Holdings Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in October 2018.
San Jose Boulevard in Jacksonville reopen after water main break
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A water main break sent water gushing across San Jose Boulevard Tuesday morning near Orange Picker Road. The break occurred at a construction site for a new Daily’s convenience store before 9 a.m. A spokesperson for JEA said a third party contractor on San Jose Boulevard was doing work when they hit the water main. Northbound traffic was diverted onto Marbon Road, but one southbound lane reopened at 11 a.m.JEA crews are on-site working to repair a water main that has flooded northbound lanes of San Jose Blvd. near Orange Picker Road. pic.twitter.com/7MAtJrSdcn — JEA (@NewsfromJEA) February 2, 2021JEA crews are working to make repairs.
Man involved in overnight standoff accused of firing gun in neighborhood
According to police, officers were called to the neighborhood around 4 p.m. Monday after reports of shots being fired. Patrol officers tried to take Taylor into custody, but he barricaded himself in the home and SWAT was called out to negotiate with him. It’s a very safe neighborhood. I was neighborhood watch coordinator for years and people wouldn’t come to the meetings and stuff like that so I said ‘Heck with it.’ I said, ‘We’re a safe neighborhood why bother’ and then this happens today. JSO said a risk protection order will be issued, which will prevent Taylor from legally possessing a gun again.
Damage, power outages in wake of Christmas Eve storms
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A line of strong storms that moved quickly across Northeast Florida on Christmas Eve left power outages and downed trees in its wake. Another home had a large tree fall in the backyard. STORM DAMAGE: This surveillance video shows patio furniture being tossed around by wind and rain. Also in Mandarin, a power outage didn’t stop the Mandarin Presbyterian Church from holding its Christmas Eve Service. Take a look:In Lake City, Jerry Norenberg said he was getting ready to eat food with his roommates when a tree came crashing through their home.
1 killed in crash on San Jose Boulevard, police say
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One person was killed in a crash Saturday evening on San Jose Boulevard, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Around 11:45 p.m., police, along with the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department, responded to a single-vehicle crash on San Jose Boulevard near Julington Creek Road. When they arrived at the crash site, according to police, they determined the victim was dead. The road conditions were wet, and the vehicle left the roadway striking a concrete pole and a tree, according to JSO. Speed factors will be determined in the investigation, police said.
Clay County sergeant taken by 'invisible enemy’ honored at funeral
Kenny West told hundreds attending the Mass mass. “We had been texting him while he was in the hospital,” West told News4Jax. The Sheriff’s Office said Twisdale acquired the virus on the job. “It was an honor -- an honor to be part and honor him and have a little humor with him,” West said. Video of Clay County Sheriff’s Office of Thursday’s motorcade, services
Homeowner ‘violated’ by defacing, theft of Trump campaign signs
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Yard signs supporting President Donald Trump were vandalized Monday night along Beauclerc Road, off San Jose Boulevard. Other Trump signs were painted black. Another resident told News4Jax his signs have been stolen or defaced three times, but he has not reported it. Theft or vandalism of campaign signs is against the law and should be reported to law enforcement. Last month, the Florida Department of Transportation issued a news release as a reminder that state prohibits political signs on state right of way.
Neighbors of Miramar neighborhood keeping watchful eye for gator
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. People living along San Jose Boulevard near Alhambra Drive North in Miramar might want to keep a watchful eye the next time they go to walk their dog. Neighbors told News4Jax they spotted an alligator they estimate to be about 5-feet in size roaming the area, and they believe it might have come in from a nearby creek. Heather Riley said she was walking her dog along a sidewalk when she made the discovery on Sunday. She kept her distance and snapped a cellphone picture of the gator. Its unclear exactly where the reptile came from, but there is concern for people walking their pets or walking with their small children knowing a gator could be roaming the area.
84-year-old man missing overnight located
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Police thanked an observant citizen who spotted an 84-year-old man on Wednesday morning who hadn’t been seen since Tuesday afternoon. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office put out the man’s name and photo saying he suffered from dementia and could be in danger. The man was last seen on Sunbeam Road near San Jose Boulevard. “Thanks to all who assisted in disseminating this information to the community, helping in the safe return,” JSO said in an email announcing the man was found.
JSO: Man, 21, shot by police after high-speed chase
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A police officer shot a man in the leg after a high-speed chase down San Jose Boulevard on Sunday night, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office said the chase started about 11:10 p.m. at the intersection of University Boulevard and Powers Avenue. According to the Sheriff’s Office, an officer chased the man around a convenience store at Addie Lane and fired one shot, hitting the man in the leg. The arrest report does not even say Paige was shot, only that he was apprehended after a foot pursuit. On Tuesday, the Sheriff’s Office identified the driver as Darrell Paige, 21, who was arrested on charges of fleeing law enforcement, reckless driving and driving on an invalid license.
Water main break floods Mandarin street
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Water gushing from the ground on Pall Mall Drive near San Jose Boulevard at midday Wednesday has flooded the residential streetJEA crews are on scene attempting to make repairs and Jacksonville police have blocked the turn lane next to the closed Krystal restaurant. Repairs could require shutting off water to neighborhoods in the area. News4Jax is headed to the area to learn more.
Jacksonville police: Man ‘in a rush’ robs Mandarin bank
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A bald man in his mid-40s was “in a rush” Thursday when he robbed a bank in Mandarin, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said. It happened about 1:30 p.m. at the Fifth Third Bank on San Jose Boulevard at Loretto Road. The description appeared to be similar to that of a man accused of robbing a St. Johns County bank last week. Earlier this week, according to JSO, an armed man dressed in all black robbed the Regions Bank on San Jose Boulevard, just south of Beauclerc Road. According to News4Jax records, last year, there were 12 bank robberies in Jacksonville, with arrests in seven.
Police: Man dressed in all black robs Beauclerc bank at gunpoint
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – An armed man dressed in all black robbed a bank in the Beauclerc neighborhood on Tuesday, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said. Just after 3 p.m., according to police, the man entered the Regions Bank on San Jose Boulevard, just south of Beauclerc Road, pulled out a black semiautomatic handgun and demanded money. Police said the man took off south on San Jose Boulevard after the teller handed over money. Police said the man, who appeared to be 25 to 30 years old, was wearing black sweatpants and a black hoodie, with his face partially covered. He was described as being about 5 feet, 7 inches to 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing 140 to 150 pounds.
Police: 1 killed in crash at San Jose Boulevard and Julington Creek Road
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One person was killed in a crash Thursday evening at the intersection of San Jose Boulevard and Julington Creek Road, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said. The two-vehicle crash happened about 7:10 p.m. and shut down both directions of San Jose Boulevard for several hours. A woman told News4Jax that she drove up on the crash right after it happened and one driver got out his vehicle, seemingly dazed and surprised about what happened. News4Jax footage showed two sedans, a Mercedes and a Toyota, with damage at the intersection. “It looks like maybe a T-bone turn,” said Sheriff’s Office Sgt.
Crash blocks southbound lanes of San Jose Boulevard at I-295
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. A crash closed all southbound lanes of San Jose Boulevard near I-295 on Saturday evening. Its unclear if there were any injuries in the crash. Traffic heading southbound was diverted onto I-295. All lanes reopened shortly before 6 p.m.Officers with the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office and rescue crews with Jacksonville Fire Rescue were on scene. No other information was immediately available.
San Jose Boulevard near Bolles closed by crash
David Benfield/News4JaxJACKSONVILLE, Fla. - San Jose Boulevard in front of The Bolles School is closed to traffic after an SUV left the road and struck a telephone pole just after 1 p.m. Wednesday. News4Jax was told wires are down across the road and traffic will be diverted until JEA can make repairs. Southbound lanes reopened just before 3 p.m. and northbound lanes about 30 minutes later. Live, interactive map of Jacksonville traffic. Copyright 2019 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.
Some gas stations near Duval-St. Johns county line without fuel
Florida residents picked the shelves clean of bottled water and lined up at gas stations Thursday as an increasingly menacing-looking Hurricane Dorian threatened to broadside the state. Some gas stations around the Duval-St. Johns county line were without fuel Thursday night. About 8:15 p.m., there was a Mobil gas station on San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin where all 14 pumps had bags over them. A Mobil gas station on San Jose BoulevardJust after 9 p.m., News4Jax found a Mobil and a Gate off San Jose Boulevard near the county line that were without gas. The Circle K, Daily's and Shell gas stations on County Road 210 closest to Interstate 95 were also without gas about 8:30 p.m.
Police: Disguised men rob Mandarin bank, take off in manager's Infiniti
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Two armed men in disguises robbed a bank in Mandarin late Monday morning and then took off in the bank manager's car, which was later found, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. Police said the robbers then took off in the bank manager's car -- a 2019 silver four-door Infiniti Q50 with light tint. The FBI was notified and responded to scene, as well as the JSO Robbery Unit, Air Unit and K-9 Unit. Boucher said there were five employees and no customers inside at the time of the bank robbery. Anyone who has information about the case is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org.
2 suspects seriously hurt in fiery crash after carjacking
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Two suspected carjackers are in serious condition after a fiery crash in Mandarin Monday night, according to the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department. He was able to run off but the three suspects stole his car, according to JSO. About an hour later -- an officer spotted the stolen car parked near a closed business in the Mandarin area. As the officer approached the car, two suspects got back in the car and took off on San Jose Boulevard. Both suspects in the car were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.