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A stand-in for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is seen in a television camera monitor as preparations continue Sunday Sept. 25, 2106 for the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

Hofstra University prepares for tonight's Presidential debate

For the third straight Presidential election, all eyes will turn to Hofstra University. Hofstra getting tonight's debate after Wright State University pulled out due to cost and security concerns, but Hofstra employees tell us they're ready to go after having the experiences of hosting the debate in 2008 and 2012. ...

A man in his 40's was shot Sunday at the Boxwood Apartments in Baymeadows. 

Man killed in shooting at Baymeadows apartment

Officers are searching for a suspect after a man was killed in a shooting at a Jacksonville apartment complex. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said the shooting happened at The Boxwood Apartments at 4900 Baymeadows Road. A man in his 40's was shot at an apartment.  He was taken to the hospital ...

Man convicted for murder of Navy Commander in Orange Park

The first of three people to face trial for the murder of a Navy Commander has been found guilty. 31-year-old Anthony Washington has been convicted of first degree felony murder and burglary with assault or battery. He now faces a mandatory life sentence, according to the State Attorney’s Office. In ...

Stolen car may be tied to Northside homicide

A stolen vehicle could help lead Jacksonville police to information on a Northside homicide. Around 2 PM on July 31, a silver 2013 Kia Forte with the Florida tag BLGB57 was stolen from a Ramada Inn at 3130 Hartley Road.  The white man pictured in the attached image was seen ...

Shayanna Addison

11-year-old missing girl on Northside found safe

UPDATE: JSO says 11-year-old Shayanna Addison has been found safe. ====== Jacksonville police are asking for help finding a missing 11-year-old girl, who ran away from her home Friday afternoon. Police say Shayanna Erica Addison ran away after getting in an argument with her mother. Shayanna’s brother tried to run ...

Four arrests in murder plot to stop testimony in burglary case

A burglary suspect is accused of spearheading a plot to kill a man who was going to testify against him. We first told you about the shooting death of Jonathan Brenton on Wednesday. He was killed in the doorway of his home on VC Johnson Road in Northwest Jacksonville, with ...

Danielle Tomlinson

San Marco woman arrested after standoff with SWAT

A San Marco woman who shot a man who knocked on her front door has been arrested, following a standoff with SWAT. Danielle Tomlinson, 28, is being held on $500,000 bond for charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. SWAT ...

13-year-old arrested for LaVilla bomb threat

A LaVilla School of the Arts student has been arrested for a bomb threat which forced the campus to evacuate for much of the day last Tuesday. WOKV told you about an Instagram account under the name “lavilla.killer” which showed images of the school, explosives, and quote blocks talking about ...

Main Street Bridge

Main Street Bridge closed this weekend

Expect some detours on your drive in and out of Downtown Jacksonville this weekend. The Main Street Bridge is closing from 6:30 PM Friday through 6 AM Sunday to perform “improvements to the mechanical, electrical and structural systems”, according to the Florida Department of Transportation. This work was scheduled for ...

Newly renovated bridge reopens Downtown

Revitalizing and restoring Downtown while preserving the original structure, the Newnan St/Hubbard Street Bridge in the historic Springfield District of Downtown reopened this week. The initial structure was built over 80 years ago, in 1929, by Henry J. Klutho. Construction crews were able to preserve the original structure of the ...

Nassau County Sheriff's Office searching for missing man

The Nassau County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who disappeared nearly a week ago. Detective said Christopher Pollen was last seen on Sunday around 2 a.m. in the Yulee and Meadowfield Bluff area. He left behind his vehicle, cell phone and wallet. The Sheriff’s Office believes he’s in danger. ...

Duval school board members air out grievances in tense special meeting

We were first tipped off by a Duval County School Board member on Monday. Now that board member and everyone else will meet once again next Monday for a 9 a.m. workshop in the hopes of finding a way to work better together and with school superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti. ...

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Deplorable conditions at Eureka Gardens in Senate hearing

Florida Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio testified in Washington on behalf of residents of Jacksonville’s Eureka Gardens Apartments. The owner of the public housing complex has been under intense scrutiny about the condition of the complex and its slow reaction to both state and federal complaints. Action News Jax ...

UNF student arrested on child porn charges

A 19-year-old University of North Florida student was arrested Thursday on child pornography charges. The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office said they began investigating Neal Buckles last month after receiving a cyber tip. The arrest report obtained by our partner Action News Jax gives several graphic details about the type ...

Teen caught burglarizing unlocked cars with gun he had just stolen

In the aftermath of a rash of unlocked car break-ins across the First Coast, Jacksonville police have caught two teens in the act. A witness called JSO around 4 AM Thursday saying two people were seen pulling car door handles on E Cherokee Circle in Riverside. Another witness confronted the ...

Traffic backed up on I-10 EB near 301 after an oversized load hit an overpass, causing concrete to crumble

Big I-10 delays caused by oversized load hitting overpass

You had some big problems driving in to Jacksonville on I-10 Thursday afternoon, and it was all caused by an oversized load. The Florida Highway Patrol says the load was too big to fit under the Yellow Water overpass, which is on I-10 eastbound just after 301. An excavation bucket ...

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UF accelerated nursing program relaunches in Jacksonville

Due to a shortage of registered nurses with bachelor’s degrees in Northeast Florida, the University of Florida has relaunched an accelerated nursing program in Jacksonville. The program compresses a traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the UF College of Nursing into a 15-month period for students who already have ...

Composite assembled by the Baker County Sheriff's Office

11 arrested in Baker County drug investigation

An undercover drug operation in Baker County has ended with 11 people arrested. The Sheriff’s Office says they worked the undercover investigation Operation Summer Daze for several months. The arrest reports we’ve obtained outline numerous undercover drug buys. Two other suspects are still outstanding. James and Nancy Jackson are both ...

Anthony Peck

Man suspected in Riverside rape arrested

A man was arrested in connection with a suspected rape in Riverside. Action News Jax reported the arrest of Anthony Dewayne Peck on Wednesday on charges of sexual battery and kidnapping. The police report revealed one women's terrifying account of what happened. The attack was reported on Aug. 29, but ...

Felon convicted of pistol whipping woman in St. Johns County

A multi-time convicted felon now faces a mandatory life sentence for pistol whipping a woman he was not supposed to contact. 60-year-old Herman Solano has been convicted of burglary with a battery, false imprisonment, shooting into a building, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, aggravated battery, and violating ...

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