No threat detected after ‘white powder letter’ at FBI Jacksonville office undergoes testing
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and Jacksonville Fire Rescue and Department were called Friday to the FBI Jacksonville Field Office on the Southside “to assist in processing a white powder letter,” according to the FBI. Testing was done, and preliminary results showed that “no biological threat was detected,” the federal agency said.
Deadline to vacate America’s Best Inn passes, but residents able to stay through weekend
People staying at America’s Best Inn on Dix Ellis Trail in the Baymeadows Center area received notice that they had to vacate the property by Friday afternoon due to renovations, but a now-former manager said residents have until Monday to leave.
Make it a FOUR-peat of near record heat
Sunrise temperatures will be in the upper 50s inland, around 60° downtown and the Southside with area beaches starting off in the low 60s. Sunrise is at 7:24 a.m. and due to some high clouds, it could be fairly spectacular. During the typical heat of the day, mid-afternoon, say around 3 p.m. our temperatures will peak in the upper 80s along and west of I-95, to the mid-70s at area beaches. the cool sea breeze at area beaches will start to push onshore (westward) causing temperatures to cool back into the 60s. AdTomorrow evening will be beautiful, really pleasant as evening temperatures cool back into the 70s.
Man shot at Southside apartment complex
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was shot multiple times Sunday night in a car in the parking lot at the Evergreen Club Apartments on 9765 Southbrook Drive, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Police said a woman heard gunshots at about 9:45 p.m. and came downstairs to check on her boyfriend. She found him in the car shot multiple times and called 911. Police say several witnesses heard two gunshots. The man who was shot is in life-threatening condition.
Vehicle crashes into Southside Goodwill
On Sunday, the Southside Goodwill store was boarded up and there was a “closed” sign in the parking lot. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A vehicle crashed into the Goodwill store on the city’s Southside on Sunday, according to the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department. It happened about 10 a.m. at the store on Southside Boulevard, just north of Baymeadows Road. JFRD said one person was transported to a hospital. When News4Jax stopped by the store later in the day, it was boarded up and there was a “closed” sign in the parking lot.
Altercation leads to deadly shooting at Jacksonville apartment complex, police say
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said three persons of interest were taken into custody Friday night after a deadly shooting at an apartment complex. Blinn, with the Sheriff’s Office, police were called to the Kernan Oaks Apartments at about 7:15 p.m. Investigators located the body of a man between 20 to 25 years old. “We believe it was an altercation between two people that knew each other,” Blinn said. “Those three people at this point are considered only persons of interest,” Blinn said. Anyone with additional information was asked to contact JSO by phone at 904-630-0500, email JSOcrimetips@jaxsheriff.org or call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.
Armed robbery suspect dies after Baymeadows police chase, JSO says
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One of three men suspected in a reported armed robbery in the Baymeadows neighborhood was found dead in a car following a police chase, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said. JSO said officers were investigating a reported armed robbery around 4 p.m. on Friday when they saw a car that matched the description of the car involved near Baymeadows Road and Interstate 95. The driver of the car took off when police got behind him, JSO said, and ended up on Baymeadows Way. The third suspect, the driver of the car, was found unresponsive inside the car and later pronounced dead. Anyone who has any information about the reported robbery or the suspects is asked to contact JSO by calling 904-630-0500 or emailing JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org.
Man charged with murder in Southside domestic shooting
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 50-year-old man is now charged with second-degree murder in connection with a domestic-related shooting last month that left a 25-year-old man dead. Later that day, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said, Litgen was arrested in connection with the shooting after a “tip from an observant citizen” helped police end their manhunt for him. Family told News4Jax that Walker died three days after the shooting. AdWalker’s father told News4Jax that Walker was Litgen’s step-brother. According to police, the men had a history of domestic violence against each other.
Robber wearing N95 mask robs bank on Jacksonville’s Southside, police say
Jacksonville police released this surveillance photo of the person who robbed the Regions Bank on Southside Boulevard on Monday. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is investigating a bank robbery that unfolded Monday morning on the city’s Southside. It happened shortly after 9 a.m. at the Regions Bank branch located on Southside Boulevard near Touchton Road, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Police said someone walked into the bank, told a teller they had a weapon in their bag and demanded cash. This marks the first time this year a bank has been robbed in Jacksonville after only two robberies were reported in 2020.
CBO projects 4.6% growth in Biden's first year, jobs lag
Based on the CBO's projections, economic growth would be the strongest since 1999. CBO projected an average of 521,000 jobs will be added monthly this year, a pace that would fall to 145,000 in 2022. Biden's supporters can point to the CBO's projection of a three-year recovery in hiring as a need for more aid. A faster vaccination process — the goal of both aid proposals — would help hiring and growth. A separate measure of economic growth in the CBO report that compares the fourth-quarters says growth would be 3.7% this year, a partial reflection of some of the gains that have already occurred in the middle of last year.
25-year-old shot in Southside domestic incident dies
A man was fatally wounded in a shooting on Bunnell Drive. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 25-year-old man wounded a domestic-related shooting Saturday on Jacksonville’s Southside has died, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office transparency database. Sheldon Walker, who was identified to News4Jax by multiple neighbors, was shot in the head at a home on Bunnell Drive in the early morning hours Saturday. Litgen was charged with attempted murder but that is expected to be upgraded now that Walker’s death is listed as a murder on the JSO database. Police confirmed the two men, who are half-brothers, had a history of domestic violence against each other.
Inland frosty start as moderating temperatures develop
Just a chilly start there with sunrise temperatures in the 30s, 40s along area beaches. Thursday begins in the mid 40s, with increasing clouds. Temperatures will warm into the upper 60s and low 70s for the afternoon with light westerly winds. Saturday tops out in the low 60s and mid 60s on Sunday. Monday we expect temperatures back in the low 70s by the afternoon hours.