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A nice start to the weekend, above average temps on the way

Partly to mostly cloudy overnight with lows in the upper 40s to lower 50s at the beaches. We could see some patchy fog develop once again. A mild Saturday with a partly to mostly cloudy sky and high temperatures in the lower 70s. A few isolated showers are possible by ...

Firefighters battle blaze in Arlington; No one injured

The Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department responded to a fire in Arlington Friday evening. JFRD said the fire was at a building on Lorna Road, which is near the intersection of Townsend Boulevard and Merrill Road. Four children, ages 17, 16, 15 and 3, were home at the time of the ...

Progress made on Jacksonville’s Riverwalk

Crews working for the City of Jacksonville are making progress on the Riverwalk. The city posted a picture of workers laying a pathway around a statue near the school board building. The Riverwalk to Friendship Fountain should be ready for the public in February. <div id="fb-root"></div> <script>(function(d, s, id) { ...

Residents: Raw sewage flooding my home

Raw sewage is creating unsanitary conditions in an apartment complex. A man said his home is flooded with water and waste. Dennis Clark and his wife, Eloise, said they are sick of raw sewage flooding their Arlington apartment. “It got so bad the smell in the house,” said Clark. Related ...

Nights of Lights makes huge local impact

Millions of tiny white lights are twinkling throughout downtown St. Augustine. "It's overwhelming," said Kathleen Carter. "It's beautiful. It's amazing all the lights and the Christmas trees. It’s great; I love it," said Taylor Santioni. For Action News on the go, sign up for Action News Mobile & Email alerts.  ...

Neighbors honor child killed in apartment fire

A Jacksonville family is hospitalized Friday night after a broke out in its Southside apartment, killing a 6-year-old girl. Right now two adults and two children are recovering in hospitals. For Action News on the go, sign up for Action News Mobile & Email alerts Ronnie Smith, 27, and 3-year-old ...

Event road closures in downtown Jacksonville

There will be road closures and re-roiuted traffic patterns in downtown Jacksonville beginning Sunday. The road changes will go through Jan. 2. The events causing the changes are: Jacksonville Bank Marathon on Sunday City of Jacksonville’s 2015 Fireworks Celebration at 12 a.m. on Thursday VyStar 5K Run on Thursday TaxSlayer ...

JSO officers attending fallens’ memorials

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is sending two members of the agency to New York and four to Tarpon Springs to witness the memorials for the fallen. The memorials are for the two officers killed in New York, Officer Rafael Ramos and Officer Wenjian Liu. The other memorial is for Officer ...

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Jacksonville Beach mentally handicap woman found

The Jacksonville Beach police were searching for a mentally handicap woman who was reported missing and couldn't care for herself.  Holly Scala, 44, was reported missing when she last seen around midnight Friday inside her home.  Subscribe: Get Breaking News delivered to Your Mobile Device Scala was found safely in ...

Police: Boyfriend confesses to shooting, killing girlfriend on Christmas

Police believe a violent felon shot and killed a woman in the backyard of his home on Christmas Eve. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said 26-year-old Shannon Woods was shot to death behind a home on East 12th Street, which is near Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. Police responded to the ...

Child dies, 4 critically hurt in apartment fire

A 6-year-old girl is dead and four of her family members are critically injured after an apartment fire on Jacksonville's Southside. Neighbors broke through the windows of the Landon Imperial Apartments in an attempt to help save the family. Police have identified the victims as Ronnie Smith, 27, Ayana Ahota, ...

Health inspectors temporarily close three restaurants

This week Action News visited a restaurant that was closed for two days because of three very big reasons: flies, roaches, and rodents. Famous Amos restaurant on San Jose Boulevard was temporarily closed for two days.  Health inspectors found so many rodent droppings they couldn’t all be counted.  On top ...

Massive light display gives back to charity

A Jacksonville family is spreading the holiday cheer while helping our nation’s military families. The 90,000 Christmas lights have attracted hundreds of people, and the Christmas display was the winner of a network reality TV show. But what matters most to this family is making a difference for military families. ...

3-year-old injured in ATV crash

A 3-year-old is recovering at a hospital following an ATV crash on Christmas.  The Florida Highway Patrol said the crash happened at a home on Morris Lake Drive, which is off State Route 20 around 2:30 p.m. A 14-year-old was driving in a fenced-in yard along with another minor, who ...

First responders on alert, saddened by targeted violence

Being a police officer or firefighter is by definition a dangerous job, but many are facing the reality that those they’re trying to protect could be the ones to harm them. The recent violence has targeted first responders in Jacksonville and in other parts of the nation has impacted local ...

Police searching for suspected arson; Woman critically injured

Investigators are looking into an alleged arson that left a woman in her 40s with critically burned Christmas morning. The Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department and Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office responded to the fire around 2:30 a.m. at the Oaks at Normandy Apartments. When responders arrived, they found a woman in her ...

12-Year-old dies in Christmas Eve crash

A local father is out of surgery, but the family has a lot of healing to do after a crash late Christmas Eve on Southside Boulevard.  The family’s 12-year-old daughter did not survive.   Blue lights filled the intersection of Southside Boulevard and Southbrook Drive, around 11:50 p.m..   Florida Highway ...

Family gets Christmas surprise

A struggling local mother says she has many reasons to be thankful this Christmas holiday.  Erika Sykes said all she wanted for Christmas is to see smiles on her kid’s faces, and that came true. "I never imagined a Christmas… Not like this,” said Sykes. A local boutique, salon and ...

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Couple give back, spread holiday cheer

While most people spend the holidays with family, many homeless people spend it without their loved ones. That’s why a Jacksonville couple try to help them with special Christmas messages. For the Christmas holiday, the VanCleve’s rounded up everyone at Hemming Park who doesn’t have a home to send special ...

Man hurt in hit-and-run crash

A hit-and-run crash in North Jacksonville Thursday morning left a man with life-threatening injuries. The crash happened on Broward Road about three blocks south of Menlo Park. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said the victim’s tried to cross the road when a truck struck him, knocking him to the side of ...

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