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Nassau County man convicted of arson, stalking

A jury found a Nassau County man guilty of burglary to a dwelling causing over $1,000 in damage, first-degree arson and aggravated stalking, State Attorney Melissa Nelson announced Thursday.


Woman accused of killing young mother moved to Nassau County

YULEE, Fla. - Kimberly Kessler has been transferred back from the Duval County jail to the Nassau County jail ahead of a scheduled hearing on evidence in the first-degree murder case against her.


Distraught Jacksonville family says JSO SWAT accidentally raided their home

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — An Arlington family is distraught after they said the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office mistakenly ransacked their house on Thursday. At around 11 a.m., Police and SWAT surrounded a home along Shady Oaks Drive in Arlington Manor in search for a man with an active warrant.


Police search for murder suspect who triggered SWAT raid

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Police are looking for a murder suspect who triggered an hourslong SWAT situation Thursday at an Arlington home. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said a current homicide investigation led to a murder warrant being issued for 18-year-old Oneil Exantus, who police said should be


Nassau County budget director fired after missing funds investigation begun

Nassau County's interim county manager has fired their Office of Management and Budget director, according to a recent termination letter. Justin Stankiewicz was terminated after being on paid administrative leave since Dec. 11, Michael Mullin's terse letter states.


Jacksonville police release identity of victim, suspects in deadly shooting near 24-hour laundromat

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office released the name of the victim killed in a shooting near a 24-hour laundromat off Merrill Road on Tuesday. Quartz Devonta Walden, 24, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to JSO.


Port of Fernandina director talks new crane and what it means for Nassau County's economy

The Port of Fernandina is stepping it up with the addition of a new crane to their fleet. Action News Jax Courtney Cole spoke to port director to find out why the new addition took so long and what it means for the economic landscape of Nassau County.


Two men charged in overdose deaths

Two suspects have been charged in the Nov. 8 drug overdoes deaths of two Camden County men who died within hours of each other. Alonzo Davis, 39, was arrested the day of the deaths and held on outstanding warrants. He was charged on Dec. 27 with two counts of distribution or sale of a controlled sub


Florida Supreme Court: The Case for Carlos Muñiz

In the 2016 presidential election, the United States Supreme Court appointments were front and center when Americans made up their minds and cast their votes. They understood that nothing less than freedom, the cause of liberty and the fate of our nation was at stake.


Northeast Florida high school scores for Tuesday, Jan. 15

ENGLEWOOD (61): Green 22, Caldwell 20, Parnell 8, Edwards 6, Getzen 5. WHITE (54): Middleton 13, Jackson 11, Young 10, Harrison 17, Francois 2, Grant 1. 3-pointers: Englewood 4 (Green 3, Getzen), White 4 (Jackson 3, Young).


Video: Florida man chased down by horses while eluding arrest, deputies say

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - After being approached by authorities on a roadway, a Florida man took off on foot and was chased down by horses before arrest, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.


TU Wrestling Power Poll: Top five teams hold steady after duals open

Here are this week’s Times-Union’s high school wrestling Power Rankings, highlighting the leading teams from across Northeast Florida. The rankings are released each week through the end of the regular season. Records are through Jan. 12 duals.


GBI: 2 facing murder charges in tainted cocaine overdoses

WOODBINE, Ga. - Two men have been charged with felony murder in connection with a pair of overdose deaths in Camden County last November, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Wednesday.


Jacksonville man charged with multiple child sex crimes

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. - A Jacksonville man wanted by the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office on multiple child sex crimes was booked into the St. Johns County jail on Tuesday, authorities said.


Fire destroys family's home in Nassau County

HILLIARD, Fla. — A Hilliard family lost their home after it was engulfed in flames Sunday afternoon, according to Nassau County Fire Rescue (NCFR). The fire happened at around 2 p.m. By the time firefighters arrived at the scene, the fire had already engulfed 50 percent of the house, NCFR said.


Man, woman charged in murder outside Merrill Road strip mall

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A man and woman have been charged in connection with the shooting death of a 24-year-old man outside an Arlington laundromat, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office announced Thursday.


Volunteers looking for rescued Dalmatian, ran away from foster home

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. - One of the 21 Dalmatians rescued from a Yulee home on Monday has run away from its foster family. News4Jax has learned the dog was last seen in Fernandina Beach around Lime and 14th Streets.


Florida Man Who Killed Man After Touching His Truck Wins On ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

MIMS, Florida – A Florida man who punched a man during an argument over whether or not the man touched his truck was released from custody after prevailing on Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law defense.


Two arrested for murder in Camden Co. fentanyl, cocaine deaths

CAMDEN CO., Ga. (WSAV) - Authorities have arrested two men in connection with three November deaths in Camden County. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), Andrew Jacob Bargman, 57, Antone Moncrieff, 27, and Melissa Nelson, 41, were all found dead on Nov. 8 within hours of one anot


Frigid Florida: Get ready for the coldest air we've seen this season

ORLANDO, Fla. - Here is Mother Nature's reminder that it technically is winter, even if we do live in Florida. Central Florida will see the coldest air of the season over the next few days, as well as some wet weather.