JOE DARASKEVICH

Public comment period open after environmental draft released on potential drone home base at Mayport

Residents in Northeast Florida have until Oct. 1 to file comments on a draft released Thursday by the U.S. Navy that says there will be no... Read more

Putnam County inmate awaiting murder trial dies in custody

A 54-year-old inmate who was arrested in 2015 and was facing a murder charge in Putnam County died in custody July 25 after a medical... Read more

Process to get F-35s at Jacksonville's Air National Guard requires plenty of patience

The process is in motion but not much has happened in the three months since the U.S. Air Force announced Jacksonville’s Air National Guard... Read more

Woman holding infant over 50-foot drop from highway charged with child neglect after rescue

Nathan Rinnert was about to finish his Tuesday shift as a construction supervisor on Interstate 95 near downtown Jacksonville when he noticed... Read more

Jacksonville police officer shoots, wounds teen carrying airsoft gun

A Jacksonville teen with a history of mental illness is recovering after he pulled an airsoft handgun from his waistband late Friday and was... Read more

St. Augustine High teacher arrested on sex charge

 A 26-year-old teacher at St. Augustine High School — who had been suspended with pay since Oct. 20 amid sexual misconduct allegations —... Read more

SAHS teacher accused of 'inappropriate relationship' with student

A teacher at St. Augustine High School has been suspended with pay while the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office investigates a possible... Read more

St. Augustine Beach boy, 11, hospitalized after being struck by vehicle Saturday night

An 11-year-old St. Augustine Beach boy suffered life-threatening injuries Saturday night when he was hit by a vehicle on State Road A1A South... Read more

Ebron charged with attempted escape

The man being held after the disappearance of toddler Lonzie Barton has been charged with an attempted escape from jail, the Sheriff’s Office... Read more

St. Augustine man, 42, dies in head-on crash in Gilchrist County Thursday morning

A 42-year-old St. Augustine man died in a head-on collision Thursday morning in Gilchrist County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.... Read more

18-year-old man suffers life-threatening injuries after Tuesday shooting in Palm Coast

An 18-year-old man is in life-threatening condition after he was shot during a fight outside a home in Palm Coast Tuesday afternoon, according to... Read more

One person in hospital after being struck by lightning

Authorities in St. Johns County treated a man who suffered injuries from a possible lightning strike Saturday while he was standing in ankle-... Read more

5 killed in head-on collision in Green Cove Springs

A head-on collision between two cars in Green Cove Springs killed all four adults in one car and one person in the second car Tuesday... Read more

Feds sue Jacksonville's Liberty Ambulance, claiming false billing schemes, kickbacks and unncessary transport

A Jacksonville-based ambulance company has been formally sued by the United States, accused of knowingly submitting false claims to federally... Read more

Number of Jacksonville-area boats are down, but it doesn't mean accidents will be too

The weather in Northeast Florida is heating up and area boaters are hitting the water like they do every year.

But safety is a big... Read more

Supreme Court ruling on drug-sniffing dogs could change traffic-stop enforcement in NE Florida

Some law enforcement agencies in Northeast Florida may make changes after a Tuesday Supreme Court ruling that said police can’t extend an ordinary... Read more

Police identify two men found dead after Jacksonville shooting in Springfield Friday night

Police are investigating a shooting in Jacksonville’s Springfield neighborhood that left two men dead Friday night.

Officers responded... Read more

St. Johns man in critical condition after wreck

A 24-year-old St. Johns man is in critical condition after he lost control of his truck Saturday coming off the entrance ramp from Old St.... Read more

Hastings man dies Saturday after Wednesday motorcycle crash involving dump truck

A 48-year-old Hastings man died Saturday from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash Wednesday morning on County Road 214 near Carter Road,... Read more

Guns-in-schools bill dies in Florida Senate

A proposal that would have allowed school superintendents or principals to appoint staff or volunteers to carry concealed weapons on campuses is... Read more

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