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Ernestine Kirby faces one count of failure to report child abuse and one count of obstruction of a law enforcement officer. (Samuel King)
DARIEN, Ga. (WTOC) -- All three school administrators arrested Wednesday on charges of failing to report child abuse will remain in their jobs.
Medford Randolph McCullough, 56, pleaded guilty Thursday afternoon to charges of attempted capital sexual battery, lewd or lascivious molestation, lewd or lascivious exhibition, two counts of use of child in a sexual performance, and six counts of possession of child pornography.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Jacksonville man will spend 40 years in prison for inappropriate sexual activity with two children.
Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford said he needs more officers on the streets to stop violent crimes from increasing.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Jacksonville's sheriff says he needs more officers on the streets to stop violent crimes from increasing.
sailors salute new commander 4-17-14 (Romney Smith)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- New leader looks forward to new ships and monitors potential cuts.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Duval County School District has been accepting donations for several months, but so far donations are only about 1-percent of the projected cost.
Denise Lee believes removing some bus stops could reduce crime. (Russ Pyne)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One council member believes crime in some neighborhoods can be reduced if certain bus stops are removed.
April and Jeffrey Henderson have been charged with criminal mistreatment of a blind teen with cerebral palsy while collecting nearly $4,000 a month in Medicaid payments to pay for her care. (Special to Action News)
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- A local couple has been charged with criminal mistreatment of a blind teen with Cerebral Palsy while collecting nearly $4,000 a month in Medicaid payments to pay for her care.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Organizers say the pastor of a local church is keeping them from planning an Easter egg hunt for children.
Kenneth B. Smith
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Police launched an intense search for a man who is accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. -- A broken windshield led deputies to a stash of illegal drugs and cash in Flagler County.
Gov. Rick Scott spoke before hundreds of people at Northrop Grumman Thursday. (Lorena Inclán)
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Northrop Grumman's St. Augustine location is officially designated as an aircraft integration center of excellence, with the classification comes more jobs.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The same phone scammers who have targeted hundreds of JEA customers are now trying to victimize restaurants in Riverside.
Terrell Reed
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A judge sentenced a 24-year-old man to life in prison for killing another man during a drug deal.
Kesha Chian Adkins, 31, and Adriana Michelle Crow, 27.
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Two women are in jail in St. Johns County, charged with a snatch-and-grab robbery.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville's economy gets a shot in the arm.  An event coming to downtown promises to boost medical tourism.
Michael David Lavane & Casey Marie Gaffney
MELROSE, Fla. -- Investigators believe the suspects, some as young as 14 years old, burglarized more than 50 homes in four counties.
James Tadros is accused of assaulting and trying to drown a 9-year-old girl in the bathroom.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The suspect in an attack on a little girl at a Best Buy store will be returned to Florida.
The fire started in the kitchen. (Brent Martineau)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A kitchen fire drew firefighters to Sue's Cafe on Beach Boulevard Thursday afternoon.
Budget Inn on Ramona Boulevard.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police are looking for a man who robbed a hotel on the Westside.
Andrew Parham
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A 15-year-old boy is among three people charged with a murder at the Eureka Garden apartment complex.
Emily Drury
WOODBINE, Ga. -- Investigators increased the reward in the murder of a woman from Woodbine to $25,000.
McIntosh County Sheriff's Office
MCINTOSH COUNTY, Ga. -- Action News has learned an emergency school board meeting has been called in McIntosh County following the arrests of several school and district leaders as part of a child sex abuse investigation.
Officers forcefully remove Rakeem Mitchner from court.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Two men accused of sexually assaulting a woman on a bicycle in Riverside made brief appearances in court Thursday morning.
Kenneth B. Smith
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Police launched an intense search for a man who is accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.
(Jessie McDonough)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Firefighters from the Naval Air Station and the city were busy Thursday but thankfully it was only to test their response to a simulated plane crash.
Angela Corey
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A number of Civil Rights groups are rallying in Tallahassee in an effort to oust State Attorney Angela Corey for her handling of the Marissa Alexander case.
Two men and a dog on board. (Laureen Ricks)
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. -- Two men and their dog are safe after their boat caught fire in the Intracoastal Waterway in Jacksonville Beach.
Traffic crash
CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- A wrong-way crash in Clay County sent three people to the hospital.
ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. -- A Gainesville woman is dead after she crashed her vehicle Wednesday night.
Florida Comprehensive Academic Test
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Parents are outraged after learning their kids might not be prepared for a high-stakes test that could determine their future
Governor Rick Scott
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Gov. Rick Scott made a stop in the nation’s oldest city on Thursday to highlight aviation jobs that are on their way to the region.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A new study just released by the DIA shows The Landing is the key to downtown development.
Jacksonville has a blight committee that focuses on broken down properties.  (Erica Bennett)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- The eyesores are hard to ignore, and if you drive around long enough, you'll see them on a number of Northside streets.
Community leaders spoke out on Wednesday to try to stop the violence. (Erica Bennett)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Perty Gibson is 86 years old and has seen a thing or two in his Northwest Jacksonville neighborhood. There's been violence, there's been crime. His own son was a victim.
Ryan Backman 04-16-14
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Ryan Backman told a roomful of victim advocates Wednesday at the National Press Club about how his father Cliff laid dying tried to give a 911 operator a description of the man who shot him.
Rep. Janet Adkins proposed House Bill 1105
FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. -- Rep. Janet Adkins' new bill aims to create and fund a task force to hunt down sexual predators who've absconded.
Jacksonville Skyway
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Skyway ridership increased almost 104 percent during One Spark this year from 2013.
Flagler feud with neighbors
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Families on the quaint Riberia Street in St. Augustine are tired of all the noise.
(Leslie Coursey)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Doctors at the Mayo Clinic have been awarded a $39.5 million grant to study whether medication can be just as effective as surgery to prevent stroke.
The Army Corps of Engineers finished a key study on harbor deepening for Jaxport.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Money to dredge the port and bring new jobs to Jacksonville moves closer to reality.
Tina Kirby turns herself into authorities to face charges of failure to report child abuse. (Mark Dougherty)
MCINTOSH COUNTY, Ga. -- The McIntosh County Sheriff's Office arrested the superintendent of the county schools, along with principal of McIntosh County Academy in the wake of a child sex abuse investigation.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Two men from Jacksonville have been charged with tax fraud charges.
Hurricane
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (PBP) -- Despite all the public education, a staggering 84 percent of people surveyed still believe wind, not water,is the greatest threat to their safety, and base their evacuation decisions on wind speed or a storm’s category, the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes said this week.
3 men accused of attacking woman on a bicycle.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Three men are now behind bars, accused of kidnapping and brutally raping a woman in Riverside four and a half years ago.
Teashun Streeter, 19.  (St. Augustine Police Department)
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Police said a local robbery suspect accused of being involved in a robbery that took place Tuesday is accused of being involved in another robbery.
Carlis Lindsey, 31.  (Columbia County Sheriff's Office)
LAKE CITY, Fla. -- The suspect in the murder of a local mother of three is out of the hospital and behind bars.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Low pressure will move in off the Gulf of Mexico bringing heavy rain with embedded thunderstorms...
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Deputies are looking for a man who flashed a woman near the St. Johns County Pier on Tuesday afternoon.
Richard Cribbs, 17.
CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- A Clay County teenager is facing aggravated assault charges for a drive-by shooting.
Police said Myles D. Callahan hit road signs and then drove away.  (Orange Park Police Department)
CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- A man from Orange Park is facing several charges including reckless driving after police say he crashed into road signs and left the scene.
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