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More than $10K of electronics stolen from Christian school

School is back in session at Sonshine Christian Academy in Callahan, but teachers have to work around the fact more than $10,000 worth of electronics were stolen. The school’s pastor, Rick Crook, said in the 30 years the school has been open, this is the first time it has been ...

Man reportedly killed by lover's ex-boyfriend remembered as goofy, outgoing

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office investigators are trying to figure out why a man burst into a woman's home and killed her boyfriend before turning the gun on himself. The home invasion happened on Gibson Road Friday night. Out of the 16 years she’s known Nicholas Hare, Ashley Arrwood has a hard ...

Middleburg High School student dies in red-light crash

Students at Middleburg High School wore blue Monday as they remember Jacob Leavitt. Leavitt died this weekend in a car crash on the west side of Jacksonville, after Florida Highway Patrol said the driver of the car he was in ran through a red light. His friends say his brother ...

Fletcher High coach reportedly kicked player in back at football game

A Jacksonville mom is mad after she says two of her sons were involved in a scuffle with a Fletcher High School coach at a football game this weekend. She said one son wound up in handcuffs, and the other wound up in the hospital. “I was freaking out on ...

Heavy rain worries Black Creek residents

Jose Sanchez lives on Black Creek in Clay County and has seen firsthand how bad it can flood. "We live right here on the creek, there's nothing stopping it if it's going to come," Sanchez said. Back in 2012, Tropical Storm Debby dumped 25 inches of rain in Black Creek. ...

Church starts fundraiser to build playground in Eureka Gardens

About 1,000 children call Eureka Gardens home. It's a large, government assisted complex that has no designated safe haven for kids, and nowhere for them to play. That's why Pastor Mark Griffin with Wayman Ministries, is trying to change that. "There's some wonderful families and wonderful children there, and the ...

St. Augustine mayor says drainage system is outdated

St. Augustine Mayor Nancy Shaver said the low lying city of 13,000 floods every time it rains. “When water goes into the drain, there's not enough capacity to carry it away,” Shaver said. Heavy rain over the weekend poured at least four inches into the area in just minutes. “Our ...

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20-year-old man sentenced to life in prison

Joshua Dukes, 20, was sentenced to life in prison with a 25 year minimum mandatory on Monday. Dukes was convicted of second-degree murder and aggravated assault in July for the 2013 murder of Wesley Bridges, 36. An investigation revealed that Bridges and another victim were waiting for a ride outside ...

26-year-old Justin Hollman of Palatka, was wanted for violation of probation by the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.

3 men arrested in Putnam County traffic stop

A traffic stop in Putnam County ended with three men arrested. A deputy with the Putnam County Sheriff's Office ran a check on a vehicle and found it was reported stolen to the Palatka Police Department. Related Link: Today's Top Stories The driver of the vehicle stopped in the yard ...

Apparent minor injury turned deadly for Jacksonville man

A man who was involved in a minor crash and complained of a neck injury has passed away due to his injuries, one week later. On Thursday, Aug. 20, Michael Daigle, 64, rear ended a vehicle at a red light on Old Kings Rd. Daigle was visibly shaken and complained ...

Man masked by shaving cream suspected in robbing bank

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office is investigating a bank robbery that was reported over the weekend in Crescent City. Deputies said a man did not display a gun. However he did have a towel wrapped around his hand and indicated he had a weapon. Related Link: Today's Top Stories PCSO ...

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Next Ocearch shark to be named Finley

Thousands voted and picked the name of Ocearch's next shark of interest. The name, Finley, was announced Monday morning. Before the shark can be officially named, he has to be caught. Ocearch is a shark research company that has studied sharks, like Mary Lee and Katharine.  Related Link: Today's Top Stories.  ...

Judge revokes Ruben Ebron's bond on 3 charges

The man at the center of the Lonzie Barton murder investigation will now have to stay in jail. Monday morning, a judge revoked the bond for Ruben Ebron, citing several rules he's broken since his arrest. Court documents show Ebron repeatedly tried to contact a woman with the initials J.R., ...

One Spark, the world's largest crowdfunding festival, kicked off Tuesday in downtown Jacksonville.

One Spark announces changes for 2016 festival

One Spark has announced major format changes for the 2016 crowdfunding festival held annually in downtown Jacksonville. One Spark 2016 will take place Thursday, April 7, through Saturday, April 9. There will be creator districts, including arts and culture, education, lifestyle, health and wellness, social good, technology and engineering. The ...

Man caught on camera using sledgehammer to reportedly break into home

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office deputies are searching for a man accused of using a sledgehammer to break into a home. Surveillance video captured a man breaking through what JSO says is a rear sliding glass door. The shirtless, unknown man swung the sledgehammer one time and then stepped through the door. Anyone with information on the identity of ...

Jaguars trade kicker Josh Scobee to Steelers

Jaguars fan favorite Josh Scobee is on the move. The veteran Jacksonville Jaguars kicker is being shipped off to Pittsburgh. The Jaguars all-time leading scorer now plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Scobee was traded to the black and gold for a sixth-round pick on Monday.  His numbers here are impressive. In ...

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Localized flooding possible with heavy rain; Flood Watch until Monday evening

A Flood Watch is in effect until Monday evening for St. Johns and Putnam counties. There could be as much as 3-5"  in some locations. This morning will be muggy with temperatures in the 70s and coastal showers. Patchy fog will thicken as we approach sunrise. A Flood Watch is ...

Action Sports Jax Dan Hicken records the hit single "Jaguars Funk You Up"

The unofficial Jacksonville Jaguars 2015-2016 theme song was released Sunday night on FOX 30 Action News Jax at 10 p.m. Action Sports Jax's Dan Hicken recorded his very own rendition of the hit pop song "Uptown Funk." For Action News on the go, sign up for Action News Mobile & ...

St. Augustine residents blames aging drainage system for flooding

One to two inches of water covered parts of downtown St. Augustine Sunday night, hours after heavy rains swept through the area. The flooding causes frustration for drivers as well as those on bikes.  James Brown lives in St. Augustine and says the flooding is widespread. “All the way down ...

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