ON AIR NOW

LISTEN NOW

Weather

clear-night
53°
Clear
H 86° L 64°
  • clear-night
    53°
    Current Conditions
    Sunny. H 86° L 64°
  • clear-day Created with Sketch.
    77°
    Afternoon
    Sunny. H 86° L 64°
  • clear-day Created with Sketch.
    83°
    Evening
    Sunny. H 86° L 64°
LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

The latest top stories

00:00 | 00:00

LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

The latest traffic report

00:00 | 00:00

LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

The latest forecast

00:00 | 00:00

Latest from Christy Turner

    A Jacksonville man is charged with murdering his pregnant girlfriend, which also resulted in the loss of the unborn child.  The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office arrested 38-year-old Armanuel Cummings after they said he stabbed 29-year-old D’Anna Thorn to death.  Police responded to the home on W. 21st Street Saturday evening.  According to JSO, Cummings kicked Thorn out of the house after an argument.  JSO said Thorn was attempting to climb back into the home through a window when Cummings stabbed her repeatedly.  Thorn was transported to the hospital where she and the unborn child passed away.  Cummings was charged with murder. Police said they continue to investigate and more charges could follow pending the completion of an autopsy.
  • A Jacksonville man was arrested last Friday after police said he attacked his mother during an argument about buying drugs.  The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said Ricky Bray, 31,  struck his 53-year-old mother several times with a pole after a dispute over access to her car to buy marijuana.  A witness told police that Bray also punched his mother in the face and tried to strangle her with the pole.  The victim was able to escape to her bedroom and call police, according to the report.  She was transported to the hospital for a laceration to her cheek. JSO said the victim’s right eye was also swollen shut.  Bray was charged with aggravated battery and criminal mischief. His bond was set at $115,006. Bray’s next court date is set for May 1.
  • A St. Johns County teacher is facing a DUI and child neglect charge following her arrest last Friday.  The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office said Kelsey Winistorfer, 30, was under the influence when she crashed her Toyota Highlander into a ditch on Roberts Rd. shortly before 9 a.m.  Two young boys were in the SUV. The Sheriff’s Office did not disclose their exact ages.  Deputies said the kids did not require medical attention. However, one child had a small laceration on the right side of his neck from the seat belt.  Witnesses told deputies they observed Winistorfer swerving shortly before she drove off the road and crashed.  According to a witness, Winistorfer’s vehicle hit a hill and became airborne before it came to rest in the ditch.  Responding deputies said Winistorfer’s speech was slurred and was extremely lethargic.  A field sobriety test was administered and Winistorfer was taken into custody.  The children were placed in the custody of their grandmother. DCF was notified.  The arrest report indicates Winistorfer is a teacher at Patriot Oaks Academy. The St. Johns County School District says Winistorfer has been on medical leave without pay since February 27th and is not slated to return until August. The District tells WOKV they will conduct an internal investigation in to this arrest.
  • SWAT members with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office were called out to a gated community in Queens Harbour Wednesday morning after receiving reports of a suicidal man. Police said when they arrived at the man’s house on Bella Riva Lane around 7:20 a.m., they found him on the roof. JSO said the man had a knife and threatened to jump off the roof.  After lengthy conversation, the man voluntarily came down and was taken into protective custody, per JSO.  He was transported to a facility for further evaluation. 
  • Police said a Dunkin Donuts employee in Jacksonville admitted to reporting a fake robbery in an attempt to cover up the fact that she stole money from the business. On April 1, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office responded to the coffee chain on University Blvd. after a reported robbery.  Emily Hipps, 26, told police that a white male suspect came into the business and threatened to rape her if she did not give him money.  Police spoke with another employee who said he did not see a robbery occur while working with Hipps.  The general manager told investigators that $372 had been stolen from the cash register and office safe.  Police said surveillance video from inside the store shows Hipp accessing the safe twice.  Hipps confessed that no robbery occurred and that no one threatened to rape her, per JSO.  According to the report, Hipps admitted that she stole the money from the business and gave it to an unknown white man because “he told her that he was having a hard time and she felt bad for him.”  Hipps was charged with employee theft and making a false report.
  • A traffic stop in Orange Park early Saturday morning led to a Clay County deputy firing their weapon after being struck by a vehicle. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office said deputies with their Office Operation Safe Streets (OSS) Unit pulled over a vehicle at Jefferson Ave. and Independence Dr. for an equipment violation at 12:40 a.m. A Sheriff’s Office K-9 alerted deputies, who then told the driver, William Alexander Gaspard, and a passenger to exit the vehicle so they could conduct a search, per CCSO. Deputies said Gaspard became argumentative and refused to exit.  Gaspard allegedly started the vehicle and fled, striking a deputy. The Sheriff’s Office said the deputy was not injured.  The Sheriff’s Office said the deputy fired a single shot in return. The bullet did not hit anyone.  Gaspard stopped the vehicle a short distance later and was taken into custody. He’s charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, fleeing and eluding, resisting with violence, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputies say they found cocaine in the vehicle.  
  • A Jacksonville father was arrested Wednesday for allegedly attacking someone in his home over an $8 bottle of ranch dressing.  According to the police report, 44-year-old John Roberts became upset after the victim, whose age and relationship to Roberts was not released, left the ranch out the night before.  The victim told police that Roberts said he needed to get a job to cover the cost.  Police said Roberts forced his way into the victim’s locked room and things turned physical.  Roberts allegedly placed his hands over the victim’s neck, which caused the victim to struggle to breathe.  The report stated that the victim fought back and slipped free after biting Roberts in the buttocks.  A witness said Roberts and the victim also exchanged punches.  Police said the victim had several light scratch marks on his neck, as well as red marks that were consistent with pressure being applied with force. Investigators also observed a bite mark on the upper side of Robert’s right butt cheek.  Due to Roberts appearing to be the primary aggressor, police took him into custody.  He’s charged with child abuse. The arrest report says investigators have been called to the home before.  The Florida Department of Children and Families was notified, and a spokesman confirms they are investigating and working to determine the safety of children in that home, although they’re unable to say how many children are involved. DCF says they are working to find out any other concerns reported by the children, what services they can offer the family, and how to ensure the children are safe.
  • The man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in front of her 6-month-old son in Bartram Park last year was sentenced to life in prison Friday.  Sion Henry, 26, forced the woman into a wooded area and sexually assaulted her on an old mattress in Feb. 2016, police said.  He was arrested days after the attack.  Henry read a statement in court and apologized to the community for his actions. He also said his condolences and deepest apologies go out to the victim and her family.  In an emotional impact statement, the victim said she still has nightmares and flashbacks from the attack. Prosecutors said during the attack, Henry threatened to push the stroller, with the child in it, into a retention pond, at which point the mother stopped resisting.  Henry received two life sentences after previously pleading guilty to two counts of sexual battery and one count of robbery. After news of this sentencing, the Women’s Center of Jacksonville reached out to WOKV about their rape crisis hotline. The resource is available 24/7 at 904-721-7273.
  • The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office said no foul play is suspected after a woman was found dead near a dumpster Sunday. Deputies said 47-year-old Heide Drakus was found lying on the ground unresponsive next to a construction dumpster on a vacant lot at Nottingham Drive and South 14th Street.  Drakus had recent medical issues and foul play is not believed to be involved in her death, according to the Sheriff’s Office.  However, deputies said the incident will remain under investigation pending toxicology and autopsy from the medical examiner.
  • An armed suspect is being sought after a Westside bank robbery Friday morning.  Right now, police have the Wells Fargo on San Juan Ave., just west of the Ortega Bridge, taped off as they investigate. JSO said the man walked into the bank around 9 a.m. and demanded money. The teller complied and the suspect fled on foot. The suspect’s described as a black male, slim build and about 5’6” to 5’10” tall. He was last seen wearing a dark hoodie and a mask.  There’s a second scene on Ricker Road and Melissa Court in Cedar Hills that police said could be connected. JSO has confirmed police activity in the area, but they have not yet commented on what exactly is happening. There is a heavy police presence, including SWAT, on the scene. Many people living in that area tell our partner Action News Jax that they were told by JSO they had to leave there homes because of the active police efforts. This is a developing story, check back for updates. 
  • Christy Turner

    Morning Anchor

    Christy Turner is WOKV’s Morning Anchor on Jacksonville’s Morning News. She began her career at WOKV in 2015 as a Morning Reporter. Born and raised in Orlando, Christy attended college at Northwestern University where she studied Journalism and won two NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse National Championship titles. Outside of work, Christy enjoys spending time with loved ones, watching or playing sports and enjoying the outdoors.

    Read More

The Latest News Headlines

  • North Korea conducted large-scale artillery exercises on Tuesday to coincide with the 85th anniversary of its army’s foundation, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported. >> Read more trending news  Citing an unidentified South Korean government source, Yonhap reported that there were signs North Korea's military was carrying out large-scale, live-fire drills in areas around the east coast city of Wonsan. South Korea's defense ministry could not immediately confirm the report, according to Reuters. North Korea warned that the United States will have to choose between political and military surrender, according to the Yonhap report. 'If the U.S. and warmongers run amok with a reckless preemptive strike, we will stage the most brutal punishment of a preemptive attack in the sky and land as well as at sea and from underwater without any warning or prior notice,' according to Rodong Sinmun, spokesman of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea.
  • A Brunswick man is under fire after neighbors say his dog attacked a little boy Monday afternoon.It happened in Brunswick off Ogg Avenue.According to the Brunswick News, the pit bull mix dog was chained in the backyard of a duplex home on Ogg Avenue, where the 4-year-old was being watched by a babysitter. TRENDING: 'Firefighters saved my life,' Florida rattlesnake victim says The child was playing in the front yard, when the babysitter went inside briefly, according to published reports. Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering told the Brunswick News that the child walked to the backyard, where he was attacked by the dog.Action News Jax asked a neighbor if the dog has ever attacked before.“No, no, he always keeps his dog tied up, always. His dog never runs,” neighbor Derrick Preston said.The child was taken to Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, according to the Brunswick News.The dog is with Animal Services, which will monitor the dog for 10 days before taking any action.  LOCAL NEWS: Brawl at Orange Park Mall involved up to 60 people, Clay County Sheriff's Office says
  • Nearly seven months ago Hurricane Matthew gutted Donna Wright’s Davis Shores house in St. Augustine, she’s still rebuilding so she has a place to call home again.“I didn’t have any insurance, flood insurance,” Wright said. “I’m staying with friends and living in my car.”Mom Kira Anderson and her family spent the last six months living in a fifth-wheel camper in their own driveway. TRENDING: 'Firefighters saved my life,' Florida rattlesnake victim says They’re slowly moving back into their Davis Shores home as they rebuild.“Living in a camper with your husband, kids and 110 pound dog (for six months) is awful,” Anderson said.Monday, the St. Augustine City Commission approved the first steps to change a city ordinance to allow hurricane victims to temporarily live on their private property while repairing their home.Neighbors would have until the city issues them a certificate of completion, or their building permit expires to stay. The city’s current ordinance does not allow this.“We are not doing anything to move people or displace people,” St. Augustine Mayor Nancy Shaver said.St. Augustine leaders say 12 families still live in RVs and campers in their own driveways in Davis Shores, nearly seven months after Hurricane Matthew. LOCAL NEWS: Brawl at Orange Park Mall involved up to 60 people, Clay County Sheriff's Office says The city does not have a hard count of how many victims left after the storm, or are rebuilding. Now the city is working with different organizations to get an official head count.Neighbors say at least 50 individual hurricane victims total in Davis Shores are still living in their driveways.“We will do everything in our power to identify them and get them on the right road,” Shaver said.City leaders say the proposed change to the RV and camper ordinance for Hurricane Matthew victims must to go through a few more steps before coming official.
  • A 59-year-old woman is dead after she tried crossing the street on I-95 North near Forsyth Street.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Courtney Lynn Richard was driving in the outside lane of I-95 Northbound and her Toyota Corolla hit Deborah Tompkins on her left side.   Richard continued to drive on I-95 to her home where he car was later found. Charges are currently pending. 
  • On Monday, six law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty were recognized in Tallahassee. One of those six was Deputy Eric Oliver. Deputy Oliver, who worked for the Nassau County Sheriff's Office, died in November 2016 while chasing a suspect. TRENDING: 'Firefighters saved my life,' Florida rattlesnake victim says Oliver's supervisor Sgt. Charles Lucas said he met Oliver when they both went from the detention center to the sheriff's office. 'We would chit chat on a regular basis and we both have little girls and that was a big topic,' Sgt. Lucas said. Lucas said Oliver was great at his job and deserved to be honored in Tallahassee. 'He always did his job and provided the community with the best service he could,' Lucas said. LOCAL NEWS: Brawl at Orange Park Mall involved up to 60 people, Clay County Sheriff's Office says Nassau Sheriff Bill Leeper and members of Oliver's family were at the ceremony as he was remembered. 'Him being honored today is the ultimate sacrifice,' Lucas said.

The Latest News Videos