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Storms in South kill girl in North Florida, bring tornado threat

ATLANTA (AP) — A strong storm system barreling through the South on Friday killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia.


The Florida beach home featured in the Pippi Longstocking movie is for sale, let’s take a tour

A beachside mansion featured in the 1988 film "The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking" is now on the market for $750,000. The home is located at 212 Estrada St. in Fernandina Beach, Florida, and though it was originally built in 1888, it does come with some recent upgrades to the HVAC, roof, spray


Florida man charged with threatening to kill three Democratic lawmakers

A Florida man was charged Friday with threatening to kill three Democratic members of Congress, federal prosecutors said. John Kless, 49, called the Washington offices of Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Reps. Eric Swalwell of California and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan on Tuesday and left a series o


It’s time for a new EAR Report.

While not as exciting as the Mueller Report, the EAR Report has direct and long-term impact on the future of land use and planning in the City of Fernandina Beach. Next week will see the start of a cycle of input and analysis driven by the need to update the city’s Comprehensive Plan based upon a va


NWS: Tornado touches down in Southeast Georgia

A line of severe thunderstorms and a tornado barreled across Southeast Georgia on Friday, leaving a trail of damage. The front facade of a furniture store in Kingsland was ripped off by high winds and a tractor-trailer was blown over on the causeway to St. Simons Island.


Florida deputy reassigned after video shows him punching teen in the head

A Florida deputy was reassigned Friday after cellphone video showed him punching a teenage boy in the head during an arrest. Broward County Sheriff's deputies were called to a Tamarac shopping plaza about a large group of students who were fighting, according to an arrest report from Thursday. After


Westrec updates FBCC on marina financial picture

On April 16, 2019, Jim Frye, VP for Business Development at Westrec Marinas, provided Fernandina Beach City Commissioners with an overview of past, current and projected revenue at the city’s marina operations. Westrec manages the Fernandina Harbor Marina under a contract with the city.


Fuel from gas station causes car to break down, couple says

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. - There's a consumer alert in Nassau County, where a Fernandina Beach couple said fuel from a gas station caused their car to break down. Alan Rossmeissl said he went to the Flash Foods gas station on South Eighth Street in Fernandina Beach on March 30. Just minutes after fill


Florida middle school girls arrested after teacher discovered their plans to kill nine people, police say

Two female students at a Florida middle school were arrested this week after a teacher discovered their plans to kill at least nine people, police say. The teacher reportedly became suspicious when she noticed the two 14-year-old girls acting "hysterical" while looking for a folder at Avon Park Midd


Hurricane Michael Upgraded to Rare Category 5 Months After It Ravaged Florida Panhandle

(MIAMI) — Hurricane Michael, which devastated a swath of the Florida Panhandle last fall, has been upgraded to a Category 5 storm, only the fourth to make recorded landfall in the United States and the first since 1992.


Brevard Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officers Bust Perps For Illegal Fishing, BUI

man arrested for boating under the influence with passenger under 18 years of age on board. EDITOR’S NOTE: The following report highlights some cases the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission handled in Brevard County over the past week but does not include all actions taken by the Divis


National Weather Service confirms tornado touched down in Camden County

The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down in Camden County, Ga. during Friday afternoon storms. The NWS says an EF-0 tornado touched down near Georgia Highway 40W around 12:06 p.m.


Two 14-Year-Old Florida Girls Face Criminal Charges After Plotting To Kill Classmates

Two 14-year-old girls in Central Florida were taken into custody Wednesday and face nine counts of conspiracy to commit murder and three counts of conspiracy to commit kidnapping, after allegedly placing students they disliked on a "hit list."


Deadly April storm leaves trail of damage across Florida, Georgia

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A line of severe thunderstorms and possible tornados barrelled across North Florida on Friday morning, leaving at least one child dead and a second injured near Tallahassee. The front facade of a furniture store in Kingsland, Georgia, was ripped off by high winds and a tractor-t


Civil suit filed in police shooting death

WOODBINE — A civil lawsuit has been filed against the city of Kingsland and one of its former police officers facing criminal charges in the shooting death of an unarmed African-American man last year.


8-year-old Florida girl dies after tree falls through house during Friday's storms

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - The Leon County Sheriff's Office reports that an 8-year-old girl has died after a tree fell through a house during Friday's storms. It reportedly happened just after 8 a.m. on Old Woodville Highway.


Road painted with a misspelled word outside a Florida school

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — A road crew in Florida should get an “F″ for spelling. A driver spotted the error on Thursday, realizing that workers in Doral had made a mistake when painting the word “school” at a pedestrian crossing in the road. Instead of S-C-H-O-O-L, it was spelled S-C-O-H-O-L.


Monticello man wins $1 million in Florida Lottery scratch-off game

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Lottery announced that a Monticello man has claimed a $1 million top prize in the $5 Gold Rush Classic Scratch-Off game. Carl Madison, 60, of Monticello, claimed a $1 million top prize in the new game at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Teen sought in father of 4's killing captured after 2 months

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The manhunt is over for a Jacksonville teenager charged with killing a man and injuring another man at a makeshift barbershop and home on the Westside. Trevon Wiley, who was one of Jacksonville's most wanted fugitives, was booked into the Duval County jail Friday and held on no