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Serial robber who hit 2 Orange Park banks pleads guilty

A 61-year-old serial robber suspected in a spree of nine bank robberies and attempted robberies in Orange Park and elsewhere in Florida as well as Alabama pleaded guilty Friday, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.


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.


Seamark adds two more homes to help Clay County at-risk youth

The new homes at Seamark Ranch will now be ready to help more at-risk children who have come from broken homes. Natalie Stembridge is in 11th grade. For the last three years, she has been staying at the Seamark Ranch in Green Cove Springs.


Man killed in crash on Roosevelt Blvd., FHP says

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., - A man was killed in a crash on Interstate 295 and U.S. 17 on Friday night, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Joshua Ian Holloway, 37, was driving southbound on the entrance ramp from Roosevelt Blvd. to I-295. For an unknown reason, Holloway lost control of his Infiniti and cross


FHP: Deadly crash on I-295 southbound near Buckman Bridge

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - At least one person was killed in a crash Friday night on I-295 southbound just before the Buckman Bridge, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The crash, which appeared to involve a semi truck, happened near the exit for Roosevelt Boulevard. Two lanes of traffic were closed


Airplane struck by lightning while landing in Jacksonville

A Southwest Airlines airplane was struck by lightning while landing at Jacksonville International Airport on Friday, according to airport staff. A JIA employee told First Coast News that the plane she was about to board was struck by lightning upon landing and had to be taken for service.


Vehicle crashes into Dollar Tree in North Jacksonville

A vehicle plowed through a Dollar Tree in North Jacksonville Friday night. Viewer Heather Pierce sent First Coast News photos of the crash. Pierce said the crash happened around 8:30 p.m. at the Dollar Tree, located at 12123 Lem Turner Rd.


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


Original Jacksonville Metro Diner reopening

Jacksonville, FL - Less than two weeks after a car slammed in to it leaving substantial damage, the original Jacksonville Metro Diner location is reopening for Easter weekend. The Hendricks Avenue restaurant has been closed since the crash April 9th. Nobody was in the building at the time, when a dr


Jacksonville woman, 62, spins over $50K on Wheel of Fortune

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A 62-year-old Jacksonville woman won more than $50,000 in cash prizes while on the Wheel of Fortune. According to a report by the Florida Times Union, Mary Dean, who lives in the Baymeadows area, plans to use at least some of the money to replace her 10-year-old Dodge Avenger. D


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


'I didn’t know where my car was.' Jacksonville woman says her mechanic stripped car parts and stole parts

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A battery, crank sensor, timing belt were all parts of the Kia Sorrento that are either missing or left damaged at the Rowe's grocery store on the West side. When Melissa Young found her car there, it had a key in the ignition but it wasn't drivable.


PILE ON PODCAST: Jacksonville Jaguars 2019 State of the Franchise

Brent and Dan are back following the Jaguars 2019 State of the Franchise and the break down everything from the offseason program to downtown development around the stadium and more!


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


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


2-year-old girl shot in foot at home on East 44th Street

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A 2-year-old girl was shot in her foot Friday night at a home on East 44th Street, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Investigators said the Sheriff's Office received a call at about 9:10 p.m. from the hospital where the girl was taken for treatment. They learned sh


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


Arrest made in Feb. 16 barber shop killing in Jacksonville

A 19-year-old man is behind bars Friday in the Feb. 16 shooting death of Ziykye Lindsey Ray Barnhill seated next to him in residential barber shop in the 7000 block of Matthew Street, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.


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.


Jacksonville Zoo changes protocol to increase safety

The Jacksonville Zoo and Garden gave Action News Jax reporter Elizabeth Pace an inside look at its training procedures to show the public how it has increased safety at its facility.