ON AIR NOW

LISTEN NOW

Weather

Sponsored By: Two Men and a Truck
cloudy-day Created with Sketch.
91°
Mostly Cloudy
H 93° L 76°
  • cloudy-day Created with Sketch.
    91°
    Current Conditions
    Mostly Cloudy. H 93° L 76°
  • cloudy-day Created with Sketch.
    77°
    Morning
    Mostly Cloudy. H 93° L 76°
  • cloudy-day Created with Sketch.
    87°
    Afternoon
    Partly Cloudy. H 92° L 75°
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

Local
Two northside fires; One person dead
Close

Two northside fires; One person dead

Two northside fires; One person dead
Photo Credit: Action News Jax

Two northside fires; One person dead

One person rescued from a duplex fire Thursday night is dead.

Investigators with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says the victim is a woman who was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Crews with the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department pulled five people from the burning duplex on West 10th Street just north of Kings Road.

Two were taken to UF Health in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. Another person was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. The other two people refused transport. Pets were also saved from the fire.

Fire investigators say they were able to bring the flames under control within 10 minutes.

A preliminary investigation shows an accident with a candle might be the cause of the fire.

In Northwest Jacksonville, two firefighters were injured after responding to a house fire Thursday night.

The fire broke out on the second-floor of a home at 6556 Utsey Road just after 8 p.m.

The firefighters went to a second-floor bedroom where flames reignited.

One escaped through a window. The other made back to the front door. Both were taken to UF Health with non-life-threatening injuries.

It took firefighters roughly 45 minutes to put the fire out.

No one else was injured in the fire.

The cause of the fire is unknown. The state fire marshall is investigating.

Read More
VIEW COMMENTS

There are no comments yet. Be the first to post your thoughts. or Register.

The Latest News Headlines

  • Authorities in Kansas arrested a man last week on suspicion of strangling and sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl just six weeks after he left jail following a prior sexual battery conviction, according to multiple reports. >> Read more trending news Corbin Breitenbach, 23, was charged June 15 with attempted capital murder, aggravated criminal sodomy and aggravated burglary in the June 11 attack, KSNW reported. Court records obtained by the news station showed Breitenbach was accused of taking the girl from a room and strangling her to unconsciousness before taking her to an outdoor balcony and sexually assaulting her. “With the allegation … that he strangled her unconscious (and) removed her to another room, there’s the kidnapping … there’s the rape, and it’s all taking place within the context of the intent to kill,” Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett told KSNW. The report is similar to one made in 2012, when Breitenbach strangled a 22-year-old woman until she was unconscious and then sexually assaulted her, The Wichita Eagle reported. He was convicted of that crime in March 2013 and received 68 months, the maximum sentence. The Eagle reported Breitenbach was released on parole on April 28. He listed a home address in Derby, but the home where the June 11 attack took place was across the street from his girlfriend’s home. His girlfriend told The Eagle that Breitenbach was in bed with her at her apartment when the attack reportedly took place. A judge ordered him held on a $1 million bail on Tuesday. He is scheduled to appear in court again July 5, according to The Eagle.
  • Deputies are seeking information about several people who stole 19 iPods from Toys 'R' Us in Clay County.Deputies said suspects in the April 28 theft from the store on Wells Road may be part of a larger group targeting Toys 'R' Us stores nationwide. Photos: Thieves steal 19 iPods from Toys 'R' Us in Clay County Deputies said in the Wells Road theft, two people distracted employees while a third picked the lock on an electronics storage room. Deputies say 2 people distracted @ToysRUs employees while a third picked the lock on an electronics storage room https://t.co/QeO6WLOuHP pic.twitter.com/VtFHQefvw4— ActionNewsJax (@ActionNewsJax) June 22, 2017 They walked out of the store with 19 Apple iPods, deputies said.Deputies are asking anyone with information about the thieves to call the Clay County Sheriff's Office at (904) 264-6512. Clay County deputies seek information about several people who stole iPods from Toys 'R' Us on Wells Road https://t.co/0ZOK1nXP2h pic.twitter.com/qfbttDjf6g— ActionNewsJax (@ActionNewsJax) June 22, 2017 Thieves stole 19 iPods. They're believed to be part of a larger group targeting @ToysRUs stores in other states https://t.co/QeO6WM666p pic.twitter.com/COCNdWmvZh— ActionNewsJax (@ActionNewsJax) June 22, 2017 Thieves stole 19 iPods. They're believed to be part of a larger group targeting @ToysRUs stores in other states https://t.co/QeO6WM666p pic.twitter.com/COCNdWmvZh— ActionNewsJax (@ActionNewsJax) June 22, 2017
  • A woman in Detroit has been charged with first-degree murder after police said she chased down and intentionally struck her estranged boyfriend with her car, killing him. Danisha Mathis, 20, has been charged with first-degree premeditated murder for the death of Terrence Ricks, Jr., 25, who was struck and killed by the car Mathis was driving, police said. >> Read more trending news Surveillance video that captured the June 13 incident appeared to show Mathis turning her car around in a parking lot and striking Ricks as he ran down the street, trying to escape, WXYZ reported. Ricks' parents told WXYZ that their son had only been dating Mathis for about a month and was trying to break off the relationship at the time of his death. Ricks has not been buried yet because his family said they can't afford the funeral expenses. A GoFundMe account has been set up by Ricks' mother to cover them.
  • The Transportation Security Administration is apologizing to a Colorado woman after throwing out her bottled breast milk during a security screening at Denver International Airport last month. “I just started crying,” Britney Shawstad told KMGH-TV, “because I really didn’t know what to do … that was my son’s food.” >> Read more trending news Shawstad, 28, of Englewood, said a TSA officer asked her to put the breast milk container in a separate bin for screening, but when she did, it set off an alarm for explosives.  She then asked if she could put the milk in a different container for another test, but the officer said “no” and “told her the only option was to dump it,” Shawstad told KMGH.  The TSA has since apologized for the incident and said in an email: 'We’ve reached out to the passenger to apologize for any inconvenience caused during the screening process and scheduled a briefing for all DEN(ver) TSA officers on screening over-sized liquids, including breast milk.” >>Related: Florida mom lets snake bite baby to ‘teach a lesson’ Shawstad wants other women to know what the rules are when it comes to breast milk and security screenings. “If you’re traveling with breast milk, follow the rules,” she said. “And the rules are that you are allowed to bring breast milk for your child. You are also allowed to bring juice.” She suggested that if an agent says otherwise, ask for a manager.
  • The Shiloh sailor from Putnam County who was found hiding in a cruiser's engineering space a week after he was presumed overboard is back in the United States and faces possible court-martial charges. Sailor Peter Mims, 23, was moved to the brig at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar for pre-trial confinement, the Navy Times reported on Thursday. Related: Putnam County sailor's weeklong disappearance remains under investigation Mims was reported missing on June 8 as the guided-missile cruiser was conducting routine operations in Okinawa, Japan. Mims was found in the ship's engineering spaces a week later and turned himself in to shipmates, Navy times reports. The ongoing investigation is expected to conclude by late summer. Mims enlisted in the Navy in February 2014 and reported to the Shiloh in August of that year.

The Latest News Videos