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Suspects in Fernandina Beach hit-and-run arrested in Jacksonville

Two suspects in a shoplifting incident that ended with a local man being hit by a car as they made their escape earlier this month were arrested Thursday afternoon in Jacksonville, according to Fernandina Beach Police Chief James Hurley.


Florida man receives $980,000 tax refund after reporting $18,497 in wages

TAMPA, Fla. - A Florida man who reported $18,497 in wages is in trouble after he received a $980,000 tax refund based on a false tax return that he filed, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Tampa, Florida.


Juvenile Justice S.W.E.A.T. program could happen in Nassau County

S.W.E.A.T. stands for Sheriff’s Work Ethics and Training and is a program that got its start in Clay County, Florida in 2017 through a grant from the Department of Juvenile Justice for $145,000. It was originally intended to be an alternative to placing youth on probation in secure detention but has


Florida inmates help rescue baby locked in car

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. - Locking your keys in the car, we've all done it. But, for one Florida father, the urgency to get back in his SUV was all the more dire because his one-year-old daughter was locked inside.


City of Fernandina Beach Commission seeks acquisition of vacant land

Marc Hudson from the North Florida Land Trust updated commissioners on negotiations to acquire vacant land totaling 7.5 acres located East of North 11th Street in Fernandina Beach. According to Hudson, “We are very close, and the conversations with the sellers have been very favorable.”


NCSO solves cases of stolen mail and cashed checks in eastern Nassau County

Between November 2018 and January 2019, the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office received several reports of mail being stolen from mailboxes on the eastern side of Nassau County, according to a news release from Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper. Businesses and individuals were hit. Checks that were stol


Florida Italian restaurant employee infected with Hepatitis A

A worker at an Italian restaurant in a Miami hotel has tested positive for Hepatitis A, according to Florida's Department of Health. The employee worked at Primo's Italian Kitchen & Bar, located inside the DoubleTree Grand Hotel in Biscayne Bay, sometime between Jan. 26 to Feb. 7. and officials warn


Joint meeting of City Commission and Nassau County School Board shares information and concerns

Members of the Nassau County School Board and the Fernandina Beach City Commission gathered at a joint meeting on February 12, to share information that will be of benefit to all.


Florida motorcyclist dies after falling 100 feet off interstate in hit-and-run

TAMPA, Fla. - A Florida man was killed Friday when the motorcycle he was driving on an interstate highway clipped a motorcycle in front of him, sending him over a concrete barrier and 100 feet to his death, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.


FWC: Truth About Florida’s Deer Rut; Gun Season Ends, But There’s A Week Left To Hunt

There are a lot of theories and differing opinions on what causes the white-tailed deer rut. Hours of daylight decreasing, geographic latitude, genetics, climate, evolution and moon phase are many factors that hunters and deer enthusiasts have debated over the years. To get to the science behind it


Enough fentanyl to kill more than 1,000 found in Florida high school

(WBBH) - Enough fentanyl to kill more than 1,000 people, along with cocaine and marijuana, were found in a student's book bag at Florida's Lehigh Senior High School on Tuesday.


These 5 Florida Companies Are Nation's Best To Work For: Fortune

WESTON, FL — Hilton is America's best company to work for in 2019, according to Fortune's annual list released on Thursday. The Virginia-based company jumped to the No. 1 spot in 2019 after placing No.33 on the list in 2018. Fortune writes that the company's ascent is thanks to several employee-focu


Florida runner attacked by 80-pound dog near half-marathon's end

Julie Stackhouse, 40, was in third place and a mile away from finishing the Donna Half-Marathon race in Atlantic Beach, Florida, when a bull-terrier mix aggressively attacked and latched on before she got away. Still dripping with blood and adrenaline,


Florida Time: Did Saint Augustine or Plymouth Rock come first?

Welcome to Florida Time, a weekly column about Florida history. Today, we discuss the two Floridas and set the record straight on who came first: Saint Augustine or Plymouth Rock. Let’s do this once and for all, shall we?


BREAKING NEWS: Passenger attempts to breach security at Orlando International Airport, officials say

ORLANDO, Fla. - A passenger attempted to breach security at a TSA checkpoint at Orlando International Airport, an airport spokesperson said. UPDATE 1:50 p.m. EST: Orlando police said a subject has been arrested after an attempted security breach at Orlando International Airport on Saturday. The airp


Fireball streaking over Florida was a large meteor, experts say

MELBOURNE, Fla. — Experts say a fireball streaking across the night sky over central Florida this week was a large meteor. Spalding Allsky Camera Network Director Dwayne Free says the meteor was up to a foot wide and exploded over the Atlantic Ocean with a force equal to 100 tons of TNT.


Florida Gov’t Weekly Roundup: Prayers, Tears And Flowers

Alyssa Alhadeff. Scott Beigel. Martin Duque Anguiano. Nicholas Dworet. Aaron Feis. Jaime Guttenberg. Chris Hixon. Luke Hoyer. Cara Loughran. Gina Montalto. Joaquin Oliver. Alaina Petty. Meadow Pollack. Helena Ramsay. Alex Schachter. Carmen Schentrup. Peter Wang.


South Florida cop accused of selling police-issued weapons, laser sights to pawn shop

A South Florida officer has been arrested after department brass accused him of selling two police-issued weapons and other police equipment to a pawn shop. Hallandale Beach cop Yan Kleyman, 33, was arrested Friday on a charge of dealing stolen property, according to reports.


Woman becomes first openly autistic person to ever practice law in Florida

Haley Moss, who was diagnosed with autism as a toddler is the first openly autistic person to be admitted to the Florida Bar, The Associated Press reported Saturday. When she was younger, Moss told the publication that her doctors thought she would possibly never be able to live independently or wor


Sheriff: Mom drank Four Loko, drove with kids to jail to visit husband

NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. - A woman was arrested after she consumed Four Loko and drove intoxicated with her three children in the car -- to visit her husband in jail, according to the Nassau County Sheriff's Office.