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.
Jacksonville police investigating accidental shooting involving child
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is investigating an accidental gunshot wound involving a child at a thrift shop on the Southside. The incident was reported at a store near the intersection of Beach Boulevard and San Pablo Parkway. The child is believed to be around 9 to 10 years old. JSO says the boy found a handgun that had been dropped by a previous customer, and when he picked it up, it discharged, shooting him in the hand. The gun’s owner has been contacted by JSO.
Officer suffers minor injuries in overnight crash
The vehicle then accelerated, jumping the curb where it struck the light pole on the north side of Beach Boulevard. No other cars were involved in the crash and the officer was the only one in the vehicle. The officer had minor injuries. He was transported to a local hospital for observation and is expected to be released soon. Crime scene units gathered evidence and JSO Traffic Homicide will conduct a follow up crash investigation.
Woman pulled out of lake fights for her life
JACKSONVILLE, Fla – The Jacksonville Sherriff’s Office responded to a car stuck in a lake off Gate Parkway around 1:56 a.m. Saturday. First responders pulled the female driver out of the water before transporting her to the hospital with life-threatening conditions. JSO says you will need to take an alternate route for the next several hours, while Northbound Gate Parkway is closed for investigation.
Anti-vaccine message greets drivers on I-95 Sunday morning
By afternoon, the banner was gone. The demonstration was organized by Florida Freedom Keepers, which has opposed mask mandates and other aspects of public health efforts to battle the coronavirus pandemic as an infringement on personal liberties. Florida Freedom Keepers said there are several concerns over the safety of rushed-to-market COVID-19 vaccines and saying they will be exempt from liability under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act. While national polling had shown about half of people were unwilling to get a COVID-19 vaccine right way, a Gallup poll released in mid-November found the percentage of people willing to get the shot had increased to 58%. There is an antivaccine movement in the United States that expresses concern for years about all vaccines and sometimes spreads wrong or unconfirmed information about adverse effects.
1 killed, 1 injured in single-car crash on the Southside
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Just after midnight Sunday, Jacksonville police responded to a single-car crash near the intersection of Kennedy Court and Vinton Road in the Englewood neighborhood. When officers arrived they found two people inside the vehicle. One occupant died at the scene, while the other was transported to a nearby hospital and is expected to survive. Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Unit is currently investigating the incident. If you have any information on the fatal crash contact JSO by phone at 904-630-0500, email at email@example.com or CrimeStoppers at 866-845-TIPS.
Trailer filled with bikes stolen from Jacksonville school
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A trailer carrying bicycles for students at Duval Charter School at Southside was stolen this week. They are bikes awarded to the school by the Riding for a Focus grant. The enclosed trailer was last seen on the school property last Sunday, school officials said. It’s such a special and unique program at our school,” Davis said. Outside of school, Davis coaches a team, works part time at Bicycles Etc.
Jacksonville police seek man in pistol-whipping case
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help identifying a man suspected of pistol-whipping another man during a dispute last month on the Southside. According to the Sheriff’s Office, officers were called to a shooting Oct. 4 near where University Boulevard West meets Powers Avenue. Once there, police learned that the suspect and victim had gotten into an argument that escalated when the suspect left and came back with a gun. During a struggle over the firearm, the suspect fired several rounds and struck the victim with the weapon before running off. Anyone with information about the suspect’s identity is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office by calling 904-630-0500 or via email at JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org.
JSO: Shooting, carjacking at Southside hotel leads to police chase, crash
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A shooting and a carjacking at a Southside hotel led to a police chase that ended in a crash Sunday, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Officers responded just before 12:30 p.m. Sunday to a shooting at a hotel on Dix Ellis Trail, near the intersection of Baymeadows Road and Interstate 95. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the shooting victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to an area hospital, and the carjacking victim was not injured. Police said there is a domestic relationship between the shooting victim and the suspect, and the two were staying in the same hotel room. But police said there does not seem to be a relationship between the suspect and the carjacking victim besides from the fact they were staying in adjacent rooms.
1 injured in Southside shooting, JSO says
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man with a gunshot wound was dropped off at an area hospital around 1:40 a.m. Sunday, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. The man indicated to police that he was shot while in a parking lot near Beach and Southside boulevards, according to JSO. Police said they went to the scene and found evidence of a shooting and a vehicle that was struck by gunfire. There were many witnesses, according to JSO, but so far no one has come forward with a description of the shooter. JSO Violent Crimes Unit is leading the investigation.
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.
1 injured, 1 in custody in Southside shooting
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One man was injured and another person was taken into custody following a shooting Tuesday night on the city’s Southside, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Officers answering a call about a person shot on Shallow Lake Drive near Hood Landing Road shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday found a man suffering from a gunshot wound, the Sheriff’s Office said. Investigators said they have a potential shooting suspect in custody, and there’s no reason to believe the public is in any danger. Based on preliminary details, police believe the shooting might stem from a domestic disturbance. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500.
Suspects in Southside shooting arrested after 13-mile high-speed chase
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Two men suspected in a shooting on the Southside were arrested Friday following a 13-mile high-speed chase through Jacksonville. Scene of a shooting at Kernan Oaks apartment complex. The officer then chased the suspects south on Southside Boulevard and eventually wound up on Hogan Road where the suspects crashed into a tree and the two suspects were arrested. And a little while later, I heard it again," said Jeff Martin, a Kernan Oaks resident. Three people.”Martin is referring to a triple shooting News4Jax covered back in July.
Duval Dems rally volunteers for Biden campaign
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – About 50 volunteers gathered Saturday morning on the Southside to learn their “no-knock turf assignments.”Daniel Henry, chairman of the Duval Dems, said the group’s goal is to spread the message of the Joe Biden campaign by dropping literature at voters' doors. Experience isn’t required to volunteer, he said. The event was designed to avoid direct contact with voters because of COVID-19. Nicole Hamm, who is running for Jacksonville City Council District 4 and Jimmy Midyette, who is running for Duval County clerk of court briefly spoke to the volunteers.
Man shot and killed outside Southside apartments
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Police are searching for a gunman after a man was shot and killed late Saturday night outside of an apartment complex on the city’s Southside, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said. After receiving at least four 911 calls about a shooting just before 11:30 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office said, police found a man dead outside of the Bennett Creek Apartments on Bennett Creek Drive near Salisbury Road at Bowden Road. Police said the man had been shot at least once. The Sheriff’s Office said it believes the shooter fled from the scene but it has no information about that person at this time. Detectives ask anyone with information about the investigation to contact JSO, either by phone at 904-630-0500 or by email at JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org.
Police: 3 people shot at Kernan Oaks Apartments
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Officers with the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office are investigating after three people were shot Tuesday afternoon at the Kernan Oaks Apartments on the Southside. According to the Sheriffs Office, all three of the victims were men, and they were shot in a residential unit. Police were called to the apartment complex, which is on Kernan Boulevard at about 2:20 p.m.Police said one man was in critical condition. The other two men were said to have injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening. The men who were shot were not identified by police.
Missing Child Alert canceled after 2-year-old girl found safe
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 2-year-old girl at the center of a Missing Child Alert was found safe, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Saturday afternoon. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office first announced about 7:30 a.m. Saturday that it was looking for a 2-year-old girl, who may have been with a 31-year-old man. Late Friday evening, according to the Sheriff’s Office, police were originally called to an unrelated investigation on the Southside, where they discovered the girl was missing. The FDLE said after 2:15 p.m. Saturday that the child was safe, and the Missing Child Alert was canceled. The Florida Missing Child Alert for 2-year-old My'ionnah Freeman out of Jacksonville has been resolved.
JSO: woman found shot inside her Southside apartment
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The Jacksonville Sheriffs Office violent crimes task force was called to investigate a shooting at 9:35 p.m. Saturday after a woman was found with a gunshot wound inside her apartment on Southside Boulevard. The woman was taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries. JSO says it happened in one of the apartments you can see taped off there. JSO said two people were inside the apartment at the time and witness told them after the shooting they saw another woman leaving the apartment going southbound. JSO is asking the community to stay vigiliant as there is a suspect at large, but no suspect information was provided.
JSO: Young man injured in Southside shooting
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A young man was shot and injured late Saturday evening on the city’s Southside, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said. Officers were called about 11:55 p.m. to a person shot on at an apartment complex on Whispering Forest Drive. That’s where police said they found a man in his late teens suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the lower torso. JFRD transported a man in his late teens to the hospital, after he was shot in the torso near Whispering Forest Drive. Anyone with information about the cases is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500 or email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org.
Jacksonville’s best kid-friendly restaurant: Kim’s Korean BBQ
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Looking for a family-friendly and delicious restaurant to take the kids? You’ll want to head over to the Southside and make a stop at Kim’s Korean BBQ, the JaxBest choice for best kid-friendly restaurant. Kim’s Korean BBQ is a casual spot serving hearty Korean barbecue in a laid-back venue. According to the website, “Papa Kim” -- one of the owners -- is a veteran of the United States and Korean military. Head to the restaurant’s website to take a closer look at some of the delicious items on the menu!
Police: Man found shot to death inside Southside hotel room
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was killed early Tuesday morning at a hotel on Jacksonville’s Southside, police said. Police called into the room, and when no one responded, they forced their way in and found a man dead inside. The Sheriff’s Office made prostitution arrests at the same hotel in February and June last year. Always check your hotel room before you go inside, before you go outside and begin to walk away from the area. Anyone with information on the deadly shooting is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500.
Questions linger after smoke clears in Southside apartment fire
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Questions about safety are swirling around an apartment complex on Jacksonville’s Southside after a 20-unit building went up in flames Sunday afternoon. The apartment fire sent at least one firefighter to the hospital after he was struck by a falling object. Besides the teens knocking on doors and pulling the fire alarm, residents told News4Jax they had no warning. I just heard a lot of popping and a heard a lot of people screaming.”City records obtained by News4Jax show that the apartment complex passed inspection in 2018. News4Jax saw investigators with hard hats on exiting the destroyed apartment building carrying salvaged belongings including important documents, firearms and a jewelry box.
Jacksonville man who had 3 amputations robbed of wheelchair, woodworking tools
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – In a matter of minutes, a Jacksonville man who has had three amputations was robbed not only of his spare wheelchair but also of the one thing that has brought him joy. Jerome Videen said woodworking makes him feel that his life still has value and helps him make a living. “That’s really what my life has been about, besides being sick, has been my woodworking,” Videen said. He said he then realized his spare wheelchair stored in the garage and his tools were missing. He said he thinks the person responsible used the wheelchair as a cart to carry away the tools.