Clay County Sheriff’s Office responds to reported drowning

Clay County Sheriff’s Office responds to reported drowning

One person taken to hospital, according to Sheriff’s Office Reported drowning in Orange Park (News4JAX) ORANGE PARK, Fla. – The Clay County Sheriff’s Office and fire department responded to a reported drowning Tuesday night on Hilltop Drive in Orange Park. According to the Sheriff’s office, one person was taken to the hospital. No details on…

Proposed legislation renews old issue: Could JEA be sold?

Proposed legislation renews old issue: Could JEA be sold?

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The new JEA building is up and running, but the question of if the electric company is going to be sold still looms. More specifically, House Bill 1331 and Senate Bill 1380 are being considered in the Florida Legislature in Tallahassee and would limit the amount of money publicly-owned utilities like JEA…

St. Johns County residents open up about impact of Tristyn Bailey’s murder on community

St. Johns County residents open up about impact of Tristyn Bailey’s murder on community

ST. JOHNS, Fla. – The murder of 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey on Mother’s Day 2021 has impacted the entire community of Durbin Crossing in St. Johns County. After a judge on Friday sentenced 16-year-old Aiden Fucci, who pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his schoolmate, to life in prison, News4JAX spoke with…

Tristyn Bailey’s family reacts to killer’s sentence, offers warning for other families

Tristyn Bailey’s family reacts to killer’s sentence, offers warning for other families

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – “Tristyn, I wanted to let you know we are so extremely proud of the person that you were in your time here.” Forrest Bailey read these words as part of a message to his late daughter after the family witnessed the 13-year-old’s killer being sentenced to life in prison. Bursts…

Teen arrested after fatally shooting man, fleeing in U-Haul truck, JSO says

Teen arrested after fatally shooting man, fleeing in U-Haul truck, JSO says

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – An arrest was made in a Tuesday afternoon shooting that caused a man to die from his life-threatening injuries, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday. A 31-year-old man was hospitalized after being shot in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Mission Court near Toledo Road and Powers Avenue, JSO said….

Duval County school police arrest music teacher accused of lewd conduct involving student

Duval County school police arrest music teacher accused of lewd conduct involving student

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Duval County School Police Department on Wednesday arrested a longtime music teacher at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts accused of lewd conduct involving a student, district officials said. Jeffrey Clayton, 65, is charged with soliciting or engaging in lewd conduct with a student and unlawful use of a two-way communication…

Family to share grief, impact of Tristyn Bailey’s death during Aiden Fucci sentencing hearing

Family to share grief, impact of Tristyn Bailey’s death during Aiden Fucci sentencing hearing

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – More than 680 days after 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey’s life was ended in a brutal stabbing in the quiet Durbin Crossing neighborhood, her family will face her killer Wednesday in a St. Johns County courtroom. Aiden Fucci, who pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and admitted to stabbing his schoolmate more than 100…

Lake City police looking for man accused of stabbing someone with pitchfork

Lake City police looking for man accused of stabbing someone with pitchfork

LAKE CITY, Fla. – The Lake City Police Department said Tuesday that a warrant was issued for the arrest of a man accused of stabbing a 49-year-old with a pitchfork. Police said they looking for Ryan McCartney, 37, in connection with the stabbing, which was reported shortly before 8:30 a.m. Monday. Police said he is…

Leader of deadly fentanyl trafficking operation in Southeast Georgia gets more than 2 decades in federal prison

Leader of deadly fentanyl trafficking operation in Southeast Georgia gets more than 2 decades in federal prison

The leader of a deadly fentanyl trafficking operation in Southeast Georgia will spend the next 22 years in federal prison. Erik Hayes, 39, was the last of six defendants to be sentenced in federal court. Four of the six co-defendants are his relatives. Federal prosecutors say all six people distributed dangerous drugs that led to…

Jacksonville mayoral candidates Daniel Davis, Donna Deegan headed to May general election

Jacksonville mayoral candidates Daniel Davis, Donna Deegan headed to May general election

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – No candidate running to become Jacksonville’s next mayor received enough of the vote to be declared the winner Tuesday night. The two candidates who received the greatest number of votes — Republican Daniel Davis and Democrat Donna Deegan — will now face off during the May 16 general election. Here’s how the…

Man suffers life-threatening injuries in San Jose shooting, Jacksonville police say

Man suffers life-threatening injuries in San Jose shooting, Jacksonville police say

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after being shot Tuesday afternoon in San Jose, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said. Police said they responded around 2:30 p.m. to a shooting in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Mission Court near Toledo Road and Powers Avenue. According to police, a man…

Sentencing hearing begins Tuesday for Aiden Fucci in murder of Tristyn Bailey

Sentencing hearing begins Tuesday for Aiden Fucci in murder of Tristyn Bailey

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – More than 22 months after 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey was found stabbed to death on May 9, 2021, in Durbin Crossing, her killer’s sentencing hearing begins Tuesday. Aiden Fucci, who pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and admitted to killing his schoolmate in the early morning hours of Mother’s Day in 2021, will…

It’s election day, Duval County. Here’s your guide for voting in Jacksonville’s 2023 mayoral race & others

It’s election day, Duval County. Here’s your guide for voting in Jacksonville’s 2023 mayoral race & others

Early voting has been underway for quite some time, but for those who haven’t yet cast a ballot — Tuesday is the day to do so! And for those who will be voting on election day, we’re here to help you make sense of the voting process and provide some insight into what to expect…

Judge addresses motions filed by Aiden Fucci’s defense ahead of sentencing

Judge addresses motions filed by Aiden Fucci’s defense ahead of sentencing

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Ahead of Aiden Fucci’s sentencing, the defense filed several late motions Friday on his behalf, and there was a hearing Monday afternoon on those motions. Judge R. Lee Smith had to address the motions before the sentencing of Fucci, who pleaded guilty last month to first-degree murder in the death of…

Clay County Sheriff’s Office announces new drone program

Clay County Sheriff’s Office announces new drone program

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. – Clay County Sheriff Michelle Cook on Monday announced the rollout of the agency’s newest tool: drones. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office said the drones will bring new capabilities to the agency and enhance public safety. “I’m excited to announce the rollout of our agency’s newest life-saving and crime-fighting technology,” Cook…

2 men arrested in connection to October deadly shooting on Commonwealth Avenue

2 men arrested in connection to October deadly shooting on Commonwealth Avenue

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – 2 men are now facing charges in connection to a shooting that left one man dead on Commonwealth Avenue back on October 27, of 2022. That’s according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. 20-year-old Kijean John has been charged with Murder and Armed Robbery while 21-year-old Cameron Davis is charged with Murder and…

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office to welcome its 1st female homicide sergeant

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office to welcome its 1st female homicide sergeant

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office this weekend will welcome its first female homicide sergeant in its 55-year history. JSO Sgt. Carly Reed will join the growing list of women rising ranks in the agency as supervisors. “I’m absolutely ready. I am welcoming a new challenge,” Reed said when News4JAX sat down Wednesday with…

Family of St. Johns County middle schooler attacked in class demands policy changes

Family of St. Johns County middle schooler attacked in class demands policy changes

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – After his son was injured in a violent attack at Switzerland Point Middle School, Mark Alvelo spoke out to the St. Johns County School Board during its meeting Monday, calling for action. The teen’s father demanded the board increase the punishment for the student or students that bullied, threatened and…