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Arrest made in beating of Jacksonville woman held against her will

A 23-year-old man was taken into custody Sunday evening after his sometimes girlfriend suffered a severe beating and being held hostage, according Times-Union media partner First Coast News Sunday night. Joshua David Thompson is charged with false imprisonment and aggravated battery, jail records sh


JFRD: Multiple people hurt in Jacksonville motorcycle crash

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Multiple people were hurt in a crash involving a motorcycle and another vehicle in Jacksonville's Cedar Hills area Monday morning, authorities said. The crash happened about 10:30 a.m. near the intersection of Blanding Boulevard & Harlow Boulevard, according to a tweet posted b


Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams exceeds $400,000 cash on hand for re-election bid

Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams is back to fundraising in earnest for his re-election bid, and both committee and hard money coffers are healthy after a strong March. Williams brought in $27,500 off 43 contributions to his campaign account, his strongest month since his launch last year. He has r


Redevelopment of former Kmart on Beach Boulevard poised to start

Developers want to transform the site of a former Kmart, closed for six years, into shops and restaurants. The former discount store at northwest Beach and University boulevards would be demolished and at least 30,000 square feet of space would be developed as Boulevard Crossing. The project is in S


Florida Teacher Accused Of Playing 'Slave Game' With Students, Used N-Word In Classroom

Parents are angry at a Florida school teacher who played a "slave game" and used the N-word in the classroom, but has yet to be suspended. Parents, whose children attend Dinsmore Elementary School in Jacksonville, Fl., say that took their complaints to the administration two months ago. "She said th


Jacksonville mother fighting for life after brutal attack

Storm Hardy, 23, is being treated at Orange Park Medical Center where she is in a medically induced coma. Shanena Yoder said her daughter was nearly beaten to death, but was able to get away from the attacker. According to family members, Hardy crawled to a neighbor's house for help. A young mother


Viral photo shows JSO officer sleeping in car

A viral photo seems to show a Jacksonville Sheriff's Community Service officer asleep in a marked patrol car. Action News Jax Crime and Safety expert Ken Jefferson - a 24-year veteran of JSO - says sleeping on the job is strictly prohibited. "The public's eye caught him while he was asleep, and it's


Part of Jacksonville downtown area closed after police find remnants of meth lab

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is investigating the area of 345 Bay Street near Liberty Street where narcotics were found by a man cleaning property he recently purchased. Police said they left the scene after they confiscated the prescription medications and marijuana paraphernalia the owner fo


Federal inmate convicted in Jacksonville sought after being released on "clerical error"

Jacksonville, FL - A woman sentenced to federal prison for 21 years is on the loose, after being mistakenly freed from the Jail in Bacon County, Georgia. The US Marshals Service says Audrey Jenkins pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in federal court in Jacksonville on Novemb


$763 million in funding secured for final phase of the First Coast Expressway, replacement of Shands Bridge

Jacksonville, FL - Hundreds of millions of dollars in funding for the third and final phase of the First Coast Expressway project has been secured. On Thursday, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced $763 million in funding for the third phase of the project through the Florida Department of Transpo


Eight people injured in crash involving flipped car on Southside and JTB

Eight people, including six children, are involved in a crash after a car flipped on Southside Boulevard and westbound JTB, Jacksonville fire rescue officials said. The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department said two of the pediatric patients are in critical condition. Eight people injured in cras


Jacksonville homicides in March 2018

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Eleven men between the ages of 23 and 58 were killed by gunfire in Jacksonville last month. So far, only one of those homicides has resulted in an arrest, according to information released by police. March was the first month of 2018 to see an uptick in the number of homicides


One person shot dead outside of Jacksonville Heights Apartments

One person was found shot dead inside of a car on 103rd Street. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- One person was found shot dead inside of a car on 103rd Street. The silver car was at the Jacksonville Heights Apartments where the victim, described only as male, was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound. P


Starke police seek help finding missing girl, 13

Keirston Chamberlain, 13, was reported missing. STARKE, Fla. (WFLA) - Starke police are asking for help finding a missing 13-year-old girl who was last seen leaving her school on Monday. Kierston Chamberlain was last seen shortly after 9 a.m. on Monday just before she left the Bradford Middle School


Teens arrested in connection with January murder of Jacksonville man in St. Johns County

The continuing investigation into the Jan. 20 murder of a 20-year-old Jacksonville man in St. Johns County has resulted in a fourth and fifth arrest of two teens, according to the Sheriff's Office. Unlike the murder and robbery charges filed against two men and a teenage girl from Jacksonville, the


Radio Ad Attacks Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry On Potential JEA Sale

News4Jax A new radio ad was released Monday, attacking the mayor of Jacksonville and the potential sale of JEA. However, Mayor Lenny Curry has maintained he's neutral on the possible sale of the city-owned utility until a thorough valuation has been done. In the beginning of the 30-second radio ad,


Woman finds dog shot in head on A1A in Ponte Vedra Beach

A Vilano Beach woman is pushing for answers after she said she found a dog shot in the head on A1A in Ponte Vedra Beach. Christine Wilker said she found the dog on the yellow center line of the 2-lane highway between the north and middle beach parking lots, near the GTM reserve. "He was bleeding fro


Allegiant adds nonstop flights from Jacksonville to two cities

Additions mean air travelers can reach 32 destinations nonstop from Jacksonville International Airport. Jacksonville air travelers can book nonstop flights to two more cities when Allegiant Air starts flying in June to Louisville, Ky., and Norfolk, Va. The service will bring the total number of citi


Man found shot to death in Westside Jacksonville apartment complex

The body of a man was found Tuesday morning inside a car at a Westside apartment complex, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. The unidentified man was apparently shot to death inside the Jacksonville Heights Apartments at 8050 103rd St., according to First Coast News, our news partner. O


Suspect identified in killing of mother of 5 in her own driveway

The search is on for the person who shot and killed a mother of five as she was about to take one of her kids to school. The DeKalb County Police Department told Channel 2 Action News they are looking for Keitran Foots, who is wanted for the murder of Sharika Bowman, 35. Foots was the boyfriend of B