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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry unveils his budget proposal to the City Council

Jacksonville City Council faces budget vote

For the second year in a row, Jacksonville is poised to hire more police officers to keep your streets safe. The City Council will vote Tuesday night on a budget that tops $1.1 billion. Council members again kept the focus on public safety, with hiring more police officers and community ...

Park to be renamed to honor lives lost in El Faro sinking

Honoring the lives that were lost. Nearly a year to the day after the El Faro sank in Hurricane Joaquin, killing all 33 people on board, the Jacksonville City Council voted to rename Dames Point Park as a tribute. The City also intends to establish a memorial on the site. ...

17-year-old attempted murder suspect arrested at First Coast High

An attempted murder suspect has been arrested on the campus of First Coast High School. The arrest report we’ve obtained says 17-year-old Steven Wiggins is faced with attempted second degree murder, attempted felony murder, armed robbery, and possession of a weapon or ammunition by a delinquent adult felon. Several detectives ...

Suspect in murder of Jacksonville teen caught in Tallahassee

The suspect in the murder of a 14-year-old in Jacksonville has been caught in Tallahassee. Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force Tallahassee Division Supervisor US Marshal Marty West says the arrest happened at an apartment complex on South Adams Street Monday afternoon. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and US Marshals in this ...

Middleburg party ends with shooting, arrest

A party in Middleburg gets out of control and ends with a man jailed on attempted murder charges. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office says there was a party/mud bog on Currant Avenue Friday night. Investigators say 30-50 people in their teens and early 20s were gathered in the field drinking, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...