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15 pounds of weed sent to Clay County through mail from another state

Clay County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating after drugs were delivered to their area through the mail. Due to the packaging it arrived in, deputies believe it was being marketed to teens.


Shots fired during Florida mayor's arrest

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. - Authorities say shots were fired when they arrested a Florida mayor on a charge of practicing medicine without a license. The Tampa Bay Times, citing news releases, reports that no one was injured during the Thursday morning arrest of Port Richey Mayor Dale Massad.


Clay County deputies make arrest after several homes burglarized in same area

One man has been linked to more than a dozen home burglaries in Orange Park, and police said there could be more arrests coming. Clay County sheriff’s deputies said they believe Robert Quantez McGhee broke into a series of homes and apartments over the past few weeks.


Jacksonville officer under investigation for child porn charges commits suicide in Clay County

A Jacksonville Sheriff's Officer under investigation for child porn charges committed suicide in Clay County. Allan Richardson was a veteran with JSO for more than 17 years, according to his church's website.


Florida governor Ron DeSantis wants to import prescription drugs from Canada

Florida's governor on Wednesday proposed bringing cheaper, Canadian prescription drugs to Florida as a way to cut health care costs. Gov. Ron DeSantis said that he wants to create an importation program that brings Canadian prescription drugs to the Sunshine State.


$22 million improvement plan part of bright future for Clay County Fairgrounds

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. — The Clay County tourism department estimates 20,000 people attend the Northeast Florida Scottish Games and Festival and the Clay County Fair. The county plans on making improvements to the fairgrounds to attract more events and groups.


Huge snake mauled by alligator in Florida, shocking video shows

A giant python in the Florida Everglades met its demise earlier this week when an alligator decided to make the serpent its next meal. Rich Kruger was near the Shark Valley Visitor Center in Miami-Dade on Monday when he came across the shocking sight.


Clay County Student Heads To Nationals After Winning First Coast Spelling Bee

Erik Williams of Clay County, a sixth grader at St. Johns Country Day School, won the First Coast Spelling Bee on Tuesday night. Williams came out on top of 13 students from other counties after correctly spelling the word “dalliance.”


Measure to Lift Florida’s Medical Marijuana Smoking Ban Clears Another Hurdle

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Legislation to end Florida's medical marijuana smoking ban cleared a top House panel Thursday, with the chamber's Republican leaders dropping their insistence that the drug be consumed only through filtered cigarettes.


Ten people including children involved in wrong way I-95 crash north of Downtown

Jacksonville, FL - Two drivers sustained critical injuries in a wrong-way crash on I-95 just north of Downtown Jacksonville as the evening rush hour was ending. In all, ten people were involved with injuries ranging from minor to critical. The driver of a pickup truck was heading north on I-95 near


Florida Man finds his way to Illinois and somehow two old toilets are involved

Wherever Florida Man goes, something wacky follows. According to the East St. Louis Police Department, Dave Toliver carried an old toilet to a Board of Education building in Illinois and threw it through the front glass of the building on Feb. 15.


Two endangered Florida panthers found dead just days apart, wildlife officials say

Two Florida panthers were found dead days apart from each other, state wildlife officials said. Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said Tuesday that a 2-year-old male was found dead off of Golden Gate Boulevard in Collier County. It was struck and killed by a


Israel's first lunar lander launched into space from Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel’s first lunar lander on a mission that if successful will make the Jewish state only the fourth nation to ever to achieve a controlled touchdown on the moon’s surface.


Disney World Is Offering Huge Discounts to Florida Residents — Here’s How to Save

There’s officially one more reason why living close to Disney World makes you the luckiest person on earth. According to the Disney website, Florida residents can cash in on an exclusive deal to enjoy three days at the park for only $175 through the "Discover Disney" ticket special.


Northeast Florida high school scores for Thursday, Feb. 21

BISHOP KENNY (50): Buckley 3, Peeler 12, Ryno 1, Semple 4, Tucker 3, Gallaher 7, Larmoyeux 20. WESTSIDE (48): Henderson 7, Davis 13, Linen 12, Brown 7, Morgan 3, James 6. 3-pointers: Bishop Kenny 4 (Peeler 1, Larmoyeux 3), Westside 6 (Morgan 1, Brown 1, Linen 4).


Hundreds arrested in South Florida, Treasure Coast massage parlor bust

JUPITER, Fla. - Hundreds of people have been arrested in South Florida and the Treasure Coast in connection with a massive human trafficking and prostitution sting related to massage parlors, authorities confirmed.


Suspect in death of Jacksonville music teacher pleads guilty to murder

Jacksonville, FL - The man suspected of killing a local elementary school music teacher in her Jacksonville home during a home invasion has pleaded guilty. Adam Lawson had faced a possible death sentence as a result of the first degree murder charge, but his plea today takes that off the table. He w


Florida Democrats rip Sanders over Venezuela comments

Florida Democrats are increasingly frustrated with Bernie Sanders’ unwillingness to recognize Nicolás Maduro as a dictator and accept opposition leader Juan Guaidó as Venezuela's legitimate president, according to a new Politico report Thursday.


Deputies: Man test driving car in St. Johns drives 100+ in 45 zone

Jacksonville - St. Johns County deputies say he led them on a wild chase, through yards and even into a canoe, after a 100 mile-per-hour test drive in a Ford Mustang. Forty five year old Mark Mastromarino is facing several felony charges after an arrest report said he showed up at a home on Joe Asto


"We're not okay, we need help:" Father and son killed in plane crash called for help before crashing into waters near Mayport

The National Safety Board has released a preliminary report into a plane crash off the coast of Jacksonville that killed a father and son. The report states that on December 20, 2018 around 9 a.m., the aircraft crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near Mayport. The private pilot, Peter Renzulli, 51, and