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Teacher accused of sexually abusing sixth-grade boy found dead

One more record-challenging hot day before big change There is light at the end of this hot and humid tunnel. After setting another record with 93 degrees yesterday, we're in for another record-challenging hot day today. Action News Jax Meteorologist Garrett Bedenbaugh says we'll come close to the

WOKV.COM - 2018-10-18 14:24:00

Fernandina Beach mulls charging visitors for beach parking year-round

City Manager Dale Martin said as it stands right now, the resolution would create year-round paid parking for all beach accesses, but city residents would park for free.

NEWS4JAX.COM - 2018-10-17 02:56:01

Man carrying replica machine gun fatally shot by police, cops say

Duval School Safety Assistant arrested for pawning department-issued gun A Duval County School Safety Assistant has been arrested for pawning his department-issued service weapon twice. SSAs are Duval's version of a "guardian", being employed as a result of a new state law that required enhanced se

WOKV.COM - 2018-10-18 18:45:58

U. S. Naval Station Kings Bay dredging and Fernandina Beach renourishment starts soon

The Fernandina Beach placement area starts just south of New York Avenue and will go as far south as Sadler Road. Contractors completed work from New York Avenue to Jasmine Avenue last year, and will start sand placement around Jasmine Avenue. The Corps estimates the contractor will place about 340,

FERNANDINAOBSERVER.COM - 2018-10-17 13:27:07

Florida hospital confirms first case of paralyzing polio-like disease found among children in state

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The first case of acute flaccid myelitis, a rare polio-like illness that can cause paralysis and mostly affects children, has been confirmed in Florida.

ABC ACTION NEWS - 2018-10-17 22:09:53

Duval County Schools safety assistant arrested, DCPS says

“It is always difficult arresting one of your own, but we have the highest standards for the conduct of everyone affiliated with our police department,” said Micheal Edwards of Duval County School Police.

ACTIONNEWSJAX.COM - 2018-10-18 14:38:48

Jacksonville students speak out about implementation of metal detectors in Duval County high schools

Action News Jax first told you on Monday that, at a safety meeting, school district Police Chief Michael Edwards recommended installing the devices.

ACTIONNEWSJAX.COM - 2018-10-18 20:56:17

Beach parking remains free for now in Fernandina Beach

FBCC chambers were packed solid for the October 16, 2018 Regular Meeting with city residents, non-city residents, proponents and opponents, and the curious all to express their concerns and listen to commissioners discuss the potential of eliminating free parking at city beach accesses and beach par

FERNANDINAOBSERVER.COM - 2018-10-17 18:19:48

Sheriff: Grandmother charged with murder after found toddler dead in o | Depend On WOKV - Jacksonville's News, Weather, and Traffic | www.wokv.com

SHAW, Miss. -A 48-year-old grandmother has been charged with first-degree murder in connection to the death of her 20-month-old grandchild, authorities said.


Army veteran describes shooting rampage on base that killed soldier from Jacksonville

The couple was in the middle of divorce proceedings. Court records show that after a previous domestic violence incident involving a gun,Silvers was no longer able to live with Brittney. He was ordered to stay 300 feet away from her, and he wasn't allowed to possess or use a weapon.

FIRST COAST NEWS - 2018-10-18 03:37:58

Mini Bar Donuts voted best kid-friendly restaurant in Jax Beach

The Mini Bar is a popular eatery in Jacksonville Beach known for its bite-sized donuts and gourmet coffee creations. Brooke and Chase Sams started the business in their own kitchen. The idea of owning a donut shop was birthed during their engagement trip in Seattle. "We went on like a donut run, ri

FIRST COAST NEWS - 2018-10-18 12:53:00

Duval County Schools safety assistant arrested for pawning school-issued weapons

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Duval County Schools employee was arrested on Wednesday after he reportedly pawned his department-issued weapons on two separate occasions, according to DCPS.

FIRST COAST NEWS - 2018-10-18 14:43:36

JSO trying to identify 2 men caught stealing an air conditioner in NW Jacksonville

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office wants the community's help in identifying two men caught on surveillance stealing an air conditioner from a home under construction in Northwest Jacksonville.The inside and units were taken, according to JSO. The theft occurred in the area of Old Kings Road and West

FIRST COAST NEWS - 2018-10-17 19:22:02

Jacksonville convenience store known as the luckiest lottery store in town

We''ve sold a lot of big jackpot winners, a lot," said Karen Reap, store manager at Welcome Food Stores.


At least one person has died in a five-car crash on I-295 at Beach Blvd

Fatal Crash: 295 NB @ Beach Blvd.Prelim info; 5 vehicles, one deceased, others transported. All lanes blocked. Traffic diverted off onto exit ramp. Please expect delays in area.pic.twitter.com/YCR1Gu3Xnk— FHPJacksonville (@FHPJacksonville)October 16, 2018


Jaguars owner Shad Khan withdraws bid for Wembley Stadium

Khan, who owns the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars and Premier League soccer club Fulham, had seen buying Wembley as a way of raising the prospects of an American football franchise moving to London.

NEWS4JAX.COM - 2018-10-17 16:37:06

Jacksonville Jaguars' owner Shad Khan withdraws offer to buy Wembley Stadium

"The intent of my efforts was, and is, to do right by everyone in a manner that strengthens the English game and brings people together, not divides them. Unfortunately, given where we are today, I've concluded that the outcome of a vote next week would be far from sufficient in expressing the broad

ACTIONNEWSJAX.COM - 2018-10-17 14:19:28

Jacksonville toddler fighting polio-like disease in ICU, mom says

“It’s nerve wracking. It’s stressful. She can’t understand. She can’t get out of bed and do things for herself,” her mother, Reba Faircloth, said.

FOX30JAX.COM - 2018-10-17 16:30:14

You Can Fly To New York City For $49 During JetBlue’s 2-Day Fall Flight Sale

If you're in search of a cheap fall getaway,JetBlue's two-day flight salemay be just the vacation you're looking for. The airlines' discounted flights include $49 one-way fares, so you won't break the bank when booking your fall travel. Like most good things, these sale prices won't be around for lo

ELITE DAILY - 2018-10-17 23:59:00

More than 30 cars burglarized on Amelia Island | Depend On WOKV - Jacksonville's News, Weather, and Traffic | www.wokv.com

They’re asking for your help identifying the person pictured in surveillance video, but they’re also imploring you to lock your vehicles. FBPD says 95% of car burglaries in the area last year involved unlocked vehicles, so prevention is key. They further said seeing this many cars targeted in one ni