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The DRIEST Beach in the World

Oceanfront lots on Amelia Island represent some of the most attractive and valuable real estate in the Southeast, with parcels typically selling for almost $1 million, sometimes more. Yet the lots in American Beach, situated between two high-end resorts and gated communities on the barrier island's

FOLIOWEEKLY.COM - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Navy veteran served as a boatswain's mate at Kings Bay

Buy Now Constance Knepp-Holt served 4 years in the Navy, where she worked as a boatswain's mate and later as a supply clerk.Gordon Jackson/The Brunswick New Today's veteran: Constance Knepp-Holt, 46 Born: Gross Point, Mich. Residence: Kingsland Service: Navy, four years Duties: Boatswain's mate; sup

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

Hurricane has happy ending for shelter animals

KINGSLAND - A scramble to find temporary homes for dogs and cats at a shelter in Kingsland as Hurricane Irma threatened the area has turned into a happy ending for 28 of the animals. Danielle Barcomb, shelter manager for the Humane Society of Camden County, said her organization used social media to

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

Commission to vote Tuesday on allowing lot combining variance requests for some beach property

The Fernandina Beach City Commission will vote this evening on a second reading of an ordinance that will allow the city's Board of Adjustment to consider variances of the city's prohibition against combining lots that result in widths greater than 100 feet on the west side of North or South Fletche

NEWS LEADER - 2017-09-19 17:45:00

Chua granted new trial, freed with plea agreement

Dr. Noel Chua walked out of the Camden County jail a free man on Monday afternoon. The former physician's request for a new trial earlier that morning was granted unceremoniously in a Brunswick courtroom by Superior Court Judge Anthony Harrison. A Camden County court clerk had traveled there to reco

CAMDEN COUNTY TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 13:49:38

Roads near Frankfurt Airport to close for WWII bomb removal

BERLIN (AP) - German authorities say they will be shutting down some roads to traffic near Frankfurt Airport after the discovery of a World War II-era bomb during construction work. The dpa news agency reported Tuesday that a portion of the A3 Autobahn will be shut down, along with smaller area road

FOX30JAX.COM - 2017-09-19 15:16:07

Hurricane Irma: Officials question Duke Energy about remaining 37K local power outages

SANFORD, Fla. - Patience is wearing thin for the 37,000 Duke Energy customers in Central Florida who awoke Tuesday morning in homes without electricity. More than 33,000 local outages remained by Tuesday afternoon. The company's Seminole County delegation met at downtown Sanford's Seminole County Se

FOX30JAX.COM - 2017-09-20 12:20:12

Jacksonville councilman plans to close park covered in sludge after Irma

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Charles Reese Park in the Ribault neighborhood on Jacksonville's Northside will be closed after complaints about sewer sludge following flooding caused by Hurricane Irma. Neighbors called and emailed the newsroom, saying they are outraged because children have been playing in t

NEWS4JAX.COM - 2017-09-20 01:19:16

JSO: Man poured bleach on ex-girlfriend at Jacksonville apartment

A Jacksonville mother is recovering after investigators say her ex-boyfriend attacked her with bleach. Rene Barrera's ex-girlfriend Destiny Smith shot video of the alleged attack. Smith told the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office that Barrera got angry when she was smoking in the Southside apartment they

FOX30JAX.COM - 2017-09-18 21:31:59

Inappropriate photos of Naval Hospital Jacksonville staff member go viral

A picture of a staff member inappropriately handling a newborn at Naval Hospital Jacksonville has gone viral, and the hospital says the staff involved in the incident will face legal action. Action News Jax received exclusive video of what appears to be a nurse inappropriately handling a newborn. Na

ACTIONNEWSJAX.COM - 2017-09-19 10:10:09

Jacksonville residents upset over post-Hurricane Irma curfew

Neighbors are upset over a post-Hurricane Irma curfew implemented at a Northside apartment complex. Tenants at Washington Heights on Moncrief Road say they aren't allowed to come or go after 8 p.m. The curfew is creating stern reaction from people who stay there. It went into effect when the power w

FOX30JAX.COM - 2017-09-17 21:49:14

FHP investigating fatal crash involving pedestrian on U.S. 1 in St. Augustine

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - The Florida Highway Patrol is responding to a fatal crash involving a pedestrian in St. Augustine. The crash, which involves a vehicle and a pedestrian, happened on U.S. 1 near Ocean Boulevard. FHP said all southbound lanes of U.S. 1 are blocked as they investigate the crash.

FOX30JAX.COM - 2017-09-20 03:12:04

Jacksonville death among 42 in Florida attributed Hurricane Irma

Medical examiner says there were 'a few' in Duval County; awaiting details JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Hurricane Irma's official death count in Florida has grown to 42, up from 34 on Monday -- and the number is expected to continue increasing. The latest total doesn't include any deaths from Monroe County,

NEWS4JAX.COM - 2017-09-19 20:00:59

Atlantic Beach 18-year-old, father arrested during birthday party

An Atlantic Beach teen and his father were arrested Saturday after police broke up a large party where minors were drinking alcohol and consuming drugs, according to a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office police report. Two Atlantic Beach police went to a house in the 300 block of Fifth Street at 9:49 p.m

FOX30JAX.COM - 2017-09-18 21:17:32

Jacksonville police investigate Stockton Street shooting

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Police were called Tuesday night to investigate a shooting just north of the Riverside neighborhood, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. About 9:45 p.m., a JSO sergeant came across a vehicle with blood inside. The car had crashed into a guardrail in an underpass, where the

NEWS4JAX.COM - 2017-09-20 04:15:12

Mother speaks out after her children are barred from school after principal denies their residency

Four children have been barred from a Memphis, Tennessee, school after its principal denies their residency. For nearly two weeks, Erica Smith, the mother of those children, says she has fought to get them re-enrolled in Snowden School since they were barred from attending by Principal Jamie Stallsm

FOX30JAX.COM - 2017-09-20 03:13:08

Courthouse reopens, faces backlog

The Duval County Courthouse opened Monday morning after being closed for 10 days to allow the people who work in the building to prepare for Hurricane Irma and then recover from the effects of the storm. The building sustained no damage, other than a minor leak in the pedestrian bridge that connects

JACKSONVILLE DAILY RECORD - 2017-09-19 11:00:00

How Irma will affect real estate market

Like it did to everything else in Northeast Florida, Hurricane Irma dealt a significant impact to the residential real estate market. But, like much else, it will come back, according to real estate professionals who've weathered the storms for years. Bill Watson, founder and chairman of Watson Real

JACKSONVILLE DAILY RECORD - 2017-09-19 11:00:00

Who loves a parade? Trump wants to showcase military might

NEW YORK (AP) - Who doesn't love a parade? To a city that already offers many, President Donald Trump wants to add one that showcases U.S. military might. It would take place on July 4 in Washington with, as Trump envisions it, tanks and planes rolling down and streaking above Pennsylvania Avenue. T

FOX30JAX.COM - 2017-09-19 01:09:47

FEMA, others help Jacksonville hurricane victims

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - With 335,000 insurance claims representing $1.9 billion in property losses filed by Sunday, Hurricane Irma has already exceeded the claims and losses from the two hurricanes that pummeled Florida last year, the state reported. Irma's losses easily exceeded the 119,000 claims an

NEWS4JAX.COM - 2017-09-19 15:18:02