ON AIR NOW

LISTEN NOW

Weather

Sponsored By: Two Men and a Truck
partly-cloudy-tstorms-day
75°
Cloudy
H 87° L 75°
  • partly-cloudy-tstorms-day
    75°
    Current Conditions
    Cloudy. H 87° L 75°
  • cloudy-day
    75°
    Morning
    Cloudy. H 87° L 75°
  • cloudy-day
    83°
    Afternoon
    Cloudy. H 84° L 76°
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 Sarah Thompson

    She heard the front door open and then found a shirtless man standing in her house.   A St. Augustine woman is shaken-up, but otherwise OK, after pushing an intruder out of her home.   The offense report from the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office says they found a man matching the description of the intruder a short time later, during a patrol of the woman's neighborhood.   Deputies say he appeared to be swaying from side to side and that his speech was slurred. The man, identified as Devin Howell, 20, initially admitted to drinking a couple of beers, but later said he drank an entire case of beer.   Deputies searched his backpack and found him to be in possession of marijuana as well.   Howell is now charged with trespassing, disorderly intoxication, and possession of marijuana.
  • It had to be a shock for neighbors, living near the Northeast Florida Regional Airport.   A St. Augustine man is accused of firing a a handgun at least 6 times into a wooded area on Avenue B and Decoy Alley, just off US 1, on Monday afternoon, only a few hundred feet from where kids were playing.   The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office says Bruce Johnson, 22, initially fled the area, but when they caught up with him a short time later, he admitted to the crime.   Johnson is now charged with discharging a firearm from a vehicle, which is a felony.
  • An investigation is underway after a home caught fire in the Nocatee in Northeast St. Johns County on Monday.   St. Johns County Fire Rescue and Jacksonville Fire Rescue crews both responded to the home, after getting a report of a roof fire with heavy smoke and flames showing.   There have been no injuries reported and the cause is under investigation, though the homeowner believes lightning is responsible.   WOKV will continue to update this story, as new information comes in.
  • The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office is looking for any information about two men wanted in connection to an armed robbery at a convenience store.   Deputies say late Sunday night, shortly before midnight, two men entered the Circle K convenience store in the 2300 block of State Road 16 and lingered in the store until other customers walked out.   That's when one of the men pulled out a gun at the counter and demanded cash from the register, while the other man appeared to be keeping a lookout during the robbery.   After the clerk complied, the two men fled on foot, heading eastbound on State Road 16.   If you recognize either of these men, you're urged to contact Detective Mark Kapelka at the Sheriff's Office at (904) 209-3987.
  • The goal is protect and improve water quality in the St. Johns River and its tributaries.   The Florida Department of Health in Duval County has been awarded a total of $549,000 in grants from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.   The money is going toward the 'Septic Tank Survey and Remediation Projects,' which will include the Department of Health carrying out door-to-door surveys looking to identify aging and malfunctioning septic systems to be repaired, replaced, or connected to a central sewer system.   Scott Turner, Director for Environmental Health and Safety at the Florida Department of Health in Duval County, says it’s about fixing systems that may be contributing to pollutants in the St. Johns River watershed. 'We're looking for reductions in fecal coliform levels. We would also expect to see a reduction in the levels of nitrates and phosphates,' says Turner.   If you're a property owner with a septic tank you believe to be failing, you can contact the health department’s office at (904) 253-1280.
  • It's not the usual call for service.   The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says they got a call about an alligator blocking Baymeadows Road on the Southside, Sunday night.   A group of officers responded and managed to capture the gator using a ratchet strap.   We're told the gator was safely relocated to a nearby pond.
  • The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help identifying two men after an alleged theft at Walmart.   On June 23, 2017, deputies say the two men entered the Walmart, with one leaving a short time later with a portable A/C unit in a shopping cart, after passing all checkout locations.   Deputies say one of the men did not actively participate in the theft, but did enter, move around and exit at the same time as the suspect.   If you can identify either man, you're asked to contact Deputy Fama at (904) 824-8304.
  • UPDATE: JSO says Waverly was found under a motel stairway by a maintenance worker on Sunday. ---------- The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is asking you to keep an eye out for a missing elderly man, diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.   JSO tells us Waverly Northington Jr., 66, left his home in the 8200 block of Halls Hammock Court on Friday morning, between the hours of 12:00 am and 2:45 am.   Police say they've conducted an extensive search, but haven't been able to find him.  We're told Northington doesn't have a vehicle, so he's believed to be on foot.   Northington is described as a black male, 5'9'', 130 pounds, with gray hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing all white clothing with white shoes.   If you know where he is, or even if you've spotted him somewhere today, you're urged to contact the Sheriff's Office at (904) 630-0500.
  • They're calling the event 'Find Summer Love.'   This weekend, the Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) is partnering with PetSmart Charities to offer free pet adoptions at three locations.   The event will feature hundreds of adoptable dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens from the humane society, as well as from Animal Care and Protective Services.   All pets are free to adopt and will be spayed/neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated.   The event will be held Saturday June 24th and Sunday June 25th, from 10 am to 4 pm, at the following locations:   -PetSmart at 356 Monument Road  -PetSmart at 10261 River Marsh Drive  -Jacksonville Humane Society at 8464 Beach Boulevard   The location at the St. Johns Town Center will have cats and kittens only.
  • After shootings at two city parks earlier this week, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is releasing new information about the search for a suspect.   Police believe they've recovered the suspect's vehicle, a 2000 blue Buick LeSabre.  An older model Buick LeSabre was described by witnesses at each scene. As police continue to investigate the shootings, which injured a 12-year-old and a 30-year-old, they're asking anyone with information to come forward.   If you have any information about either shooting, you're urged to contact the Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or email us at JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org.
  • Sarah Thompson

    Sarah Thompson is the Afternoon Producer and Evening Anchor for WOKV and has been with the team since October 2013. She's a University of Florida graduate and a Jacksonville-native.

    Read More

The Latest News Headlines

  • A 2-year-old Idaho boy died after he was left over the weekend for more than six hours in a hot car near St. George, Utah, according to multiple reports. >> Read more trending news Authorities found the boy after they were called around 6:40 p.m. Saturday to a report of an unresponsive child at a home in Winchester Hills, St. George News reported. The child was pronounced dead at the scene, the news site reported. The Washington County Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case to determine whether any charges will be filed, although sheriff’s office spokesman David Crouse told The Salt Lake Tribune that it appeared the child’s death was “a tragic accident.” >> Related: 4-day-old baby left in hot car in Massachusetts In a statement released to St. George News, deputies said the 2-year-old boy was one of as many as 35 children brought to St. George for a family reunion. The group traveled to St. George for an activity. Deputies believe that the 2-year-old fell asleep on the trip back to Winchester Hills, but no one noticed that he didn’t get out of the van. Meanwhile, a majority of the adults got ready for a religious meeting in St. George. >> Related: 10 ways to prevent a hot car death Crouse said at a news conference Monday that teenage family members were watching the children as the adults went to the meeting, KSTU reported. When they returned to Winchester Hills, the boy’s absence was noticed. His father found him in the van, according to deputies. >> Related: Waze traffic app includes feature to remind parents kids are in car It was not clear how long he had been left in the vehicle, although Crouse told the Tribune that the boy appeared to have been in the car for at least six hours. St. George saw a high of 109 degrees on Saturday, according to the Tribune.
  • She heard the front door open and then found a shirtless man standing in her house.   A St. Augustine woman is shaken-up, but otherwise OK, after pushing an intruder out of her home.   The offense report from the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office says they found a man matching the description of the intruder a short time later, during a patrol of the woman's neighborhood.   Deputies say he appeared to be swaying from side to side and that his speech was slurred. The man, identified as Devin Howell, 20, initially admitted to drinking a couple of beers, but later said he drank an entire case of beer.   Deputies searched his backpack and found him to be in possession of marijuana as well.   Howell is now charged with trespassing, disorderly intoxication, and possession of marijuana.
  • Police say the body of a woman was found Monday inside a family bathroom at an Oklahoma Walmart. At this time, police are not sure how long the woman was in the bathroom at the Sand Springs store. >> Read more trending news According to police, employees assumed that the family bathroom was out of order because it was locked. Employees placed an out-of-order sign on the door that remained there through the weekend. On Monday, employees unlocked the bathroom door and found the woman.  Sand Springs Police say their preliminary investigation shows nothing suspicious about the woman's death.
  • On Aug. 27 of last year, Breyana Davis dialed 911 to report a stabbing. Davis had just plunged a knife into the heart of her roommate, a 21-year-old Georgia State University student, and doused him with boiling water at their DeKalb County apartment. >> Read more trending news On Monday, Davis, 22, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the killing of Charles Rudison, a business major who also worked at a Publix distribution center. Judge Gregory A. Adams sentenced her to 20 years in prison. Davis was initially charged with murder, but the district attorney’s office allowed her to plead to the lesser offense after “extensive discussions with the victim’s family,” DA spokeswoman Yvette Jones said. Rudison’s sister, Karla Jones, had mixed feelings. “I wish the years were longer,” she told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “but (at) least she's getting punishment for this.” Jones and the rest of the family were devastated and confounded by the crime. >> Related: Woman killed, five others hurt in valet parking accident Rudison, who had met Davis on an online student housing board, died after a night out in downtown Atlanta. Davis, whose attorney could not immediately be reached for comment, left him and another friend at one point and went back to their shared apartment. Rudison and the other friend were angry with Davis because they had to catch a ride home with a ride-sharing service. Once they arrived at the apartment, it took only moments for Davis to douse Rudison with boiling water and stab him, a detective testified in a previous hearing. Even now, the motive for the crime is still mysterious. Read more here.
  • Unable to muster enough votes, Republican leaders in the Senate said on Tuesday that they would not force a final vote on a GOP health care bill this week, trying to get extra time to negotiate a plan which could win the backing of 50 Republican Senators, as a vote seemed like to slip into the month of July. “It’s a big complicated subject,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who downplayed GOP troubles, vowing not to give up on changes to the Obama health law. “Legislation of this complexity almost always takes longer than anybody would hope,” McConnell added, as GOP Senators were to meet later in the day with President Donald Trump at the White House. .@SenateMajLdr on health care vote delay: 'We're going to continue discussions' within conference, White House 'very anxious to help.' pic.twitter.com/MYkLRc8nQH — ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) June 27, 2017

The Latest News Videos