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Robbery suspect arrested in Orange Park after targeting vape shop

ORANGE PARK, Fla. — A suspected robber was arrested Saturday night after deputies said the suspect targeted a vape shop in Orange Park. The Clay County Sheriff's Office said the incident happened near 200 Blanding Boulevard. The suspect fled the scene on foot.


Man shot multiple times inside of Lexington Hotel, Jacksonville police say

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., - A man was shot multiple times inside of a of the Lexington Hotel Sunday morning, according to the Jacksonville Sherriff’s Office. Hotel security guards were notified of possible gunshots early Sunday morning. At 4:45 a.m. police found a man in the hallway of one of the upper fl


On 1-year mark of Parkland shooting, Clay County girl is cited for repeating false threat

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. - The Clay County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday, a female student at Orange Park High School was cited for repeating a false threat. The student was given a juvenile citation and suspended from school.


3 killed in separate Jacksonville shootings Saturday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Police are investigating three shootings in less than six hours Saturday in Jacksonville that left three people dead and another injured. The first shooting occurred at about 10:30 a.m. on the Westside. Police said 41-year-old Sitoria Davis was found dead just outside the front


Florida man gets $980,000 tax refund, feds say he shouldn't have

Tampa,Fla (WFLA) - A Florida man received a huge IRS refund by falsely claiming he paid $1 million in taxes, authorities said Friday. According to NBC News, the IRS has recouped much of the $980,000 refund from Tampa resident Ramon Blanchett, who prosecutors said lied on his 2016 tax return.


First Coast Foodies: Grumpy's Diner serves up happy portions in Orange Park

ORANGE PARK, Fla. — After nearly 20 years in business, Grumpy's Diner in Orange Park continues to satisfy customers with big portions and southern hospitality. Grumpy's is a staple in the Orange Park community and it was started by a retired Navy chef nicknamed Grumpy.


Florida boy, 11, arrested after refusing to recite ‘racist’ Pledge of Allegiance: report

A Florida middle school student was arrested earlier this month after allegedly getting into a confrontation with school officials and a law enforcement officer following reports that he refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.


Clay County sheriff attacks plan for School Board police force

Clay County's sheriff has gone public with criticism of the county School Board's decision to create its own police force. The Clay County School Board voted last week to create its own department. Wednesday, Sheriff Darrell Daniels posted a lengthy video on YouTube with his thoughts on the board fo


Suspect charged with the murder of Westside woman

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A woman has been arrested in connection to the murder of another woman who was shot outside a Westside home on Saturday. Natosha Bailey, 46, has been charged with the murder of Sitoria Davis, 41.


US military planes from Florida land near Venezuela border with aid

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - The U.S. Air Force began flying tons of aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border on Saturday as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro and back his rival to leadership of the South American nation.


Woman shot dead outside Westside home

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded to the Westside Saturday morning after receiving reports of a person shot in front of a home. JSO says the shooting happened around 10 a.m. at 2399 Rusty Lakes Ln. When police arrived at the residence, they found a woman in front of th


New quadrant intersection proposed in Clay County

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. — It’s a plan that could give drivers at one of the county’s busiest crossroads a shortcut. It’s called a quadrant intersection, and it could solve an intersection problem that’s becoming a headache in Clay County.


Teen killed in fiery crash, 2 others injured, FHP says

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., - A fiery crash killed a 17-year-old boy early Saturday morning and injured two other teens according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Naafay Fazli, 18, was driving south on the Southside Connector exit ramp to Regency Square Blvd. at 1:05 a.m. Troopers say Fazli failed to maintain


1 dead in double shooting off Wilson Boulevard

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Two people were shot, one fatally, Saturday afternoon in a neighborhood across from a community center in Northwest Jacksonville, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.


Humans: The most ‘harmful invasive’ of all? Human waste adds millions of pounds of phosphorus and nitrogen to Florida’s ecosystems

OKEECHOBEE — For decades, South Florida has been plagued by harmful invasive plants and animals that wreak havoc on the native ecosystems. Waterways are choked with hydrilla, originally imported from Asia for aquariums. Melaleuca, imported from Australia in a misguided plan to “drain the swamp,” gro


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.


JSO officer rear-ends stalled vehicle on Buckman Bridge; no major injuries

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — An officer was involved in a car accident on the Buckman Bridge early Sunday morning. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says the officer was driving in the northbound lanes of I-295 when she struck the rear of a stalled vehicle in a middle lane.


Traffic crash blocks lanes at base of Main Street bridge

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — All lanes on Main Street were blocked Saturday at the base of the Main Street Bridge due to a traffic crash with injuries, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.


1 killed in drive-by shooting near Ribault River

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A person was shot and killed in a drive-by on Ken Knight Drive, off Moncrief Road by the Ribault River, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. The man was taken to UF Health Jacksonville, where he died.


Source: JSO responds to shooting in Westside neighborhood

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Police activity has been reported in a Westside neighborhood Saturday evening. A source told First Coast News that the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is responding to a shooting on Matthew Street near Goodrich Road.