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    The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is asking for other possible victims to come forward after they arrested a man on May 8. Tyler De La Cruz, 30, was arrested on four counts of extortion and three counts of sexual battery. According to the arrest report, JSO was notified by the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office on May 7 that Cruz was extorting and sexually battering a suspect over the course of five years. The victim told police that she and Cruz talked on social media in 2015 and she sent nude photos to Cruz and they did have one consensual sexual encounter. However, she did not want to continue the relationship. Coronavirus pandemic: Click here for updates   Where to get tested for COVID-19 | Symptoms | How to stay healthy  Florida coronavirus cases | Georgia coronavirus cases  Interactive Map: Coronavirus cases around the world  Coronavirus Pandemia: Información en Español  The victim told police that Cruz then demanded $1,000 from her or else he would send the photos to her family. She paid him and didn’t hear from him again until this past February. Cruz then contacted the victim and between February and May 4, he demanded an additional $4,500. The arrest report shows he also demanded oral sex in addition to the money or else he would expose the photos. On May 4, the report states Cruz demanded $1,500 from the victim. She only gave him $200 because that’s all she had. On May 6, she notified St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office. On May 8, Cruz allegedly contacted the victim saying that she needed to bring the rest of the money if she “wanted to avoid people getting hurt or heartbroken.” He gave a location where she could meet him, and he was instead met by police and was subsequently arrested. Police say that they believe there may be other victims. Anyone with any information is asked to contact JSO at 904-630-0500. STAY UPDATED: Download the Action News Jax app for live updates on breaking stories
  • The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is asking for victims to come forward after they made an arrest of a man on May 8. Tyler De La Cruz, 30, was arrested on four counts of extortion and three counts of sexual battery.  According to the arrest report, JSO was notified by St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office on May 7 that Cruz was extorting and sexually battering a suspect over the course of five years. The victim told police that she and Cruz talked on social media in 2015 and she sent nude photos to Cruz and they did have one consensual sexual encounter. However, she did not want to continue the relationship. The victim told police that Cruz then demanded $1,000 from her or else he would send the photos to her family. She paid him and didn’t hear from him again until this past February. Cruz then contacted the victim and between February and May 4, 2020, he demanded an additional $4,500. The arrest report shows he also demanded oral sex in addition to the money or else he would expose the photos.  On May 4, the report states Cruz demanded $1,500 from the victim. She only gave him $200 because that’s all she had. On May 6, she notified St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office. On May 8, Cruz allegedly contacted the victim saying that she needed to bring the rest of the money if she “wanted to avoid people getting hurt or heartbroken”. He gave a location where she could meet him, and he was instead met by police and was subsequently arrested. Police say that they believe there may be other victims. Anyone with any information is asked to contact JSO at 904-630-0500.
  • Commissioners from St. Johns County voted Tuesday morning to officially ask Elon Musk and the Tesla Company to move to St. Johns County. Earlier this month, Musk was tweeting about how the stay-at home restrictions in Alameda County, California were “facist” and robbed people from their freedom of going back to work. Since then, several cities and states have reached out to Tesla saying they are more than welcome to relocate the car-making plant. That now includes St. Johns County. Coronavirus pandemic: Click here for updates   Where to get tested for COVID-19 | Symptoms | How to stay healthy  Florida coronavirus cases | Georgia coronavirus cases  Interactive Map: Coronavirus cases around the world  Coronavirus Pandemia: Información en Español  'Tesla, Inc., is hereby respectfully and enthusiastically invited to consider St. Johns County, Florida, as a potential destination in the relocation of its headquarters or any future programs,' the resolution states. The resolution also states several facts about St. Johns County, listing why it would be a good place to relocate the headquarters. Just In: St. Johns County officially passed a resolution asking Elon Musk and Tesla this morning to consider relocating to the area. Recently Musk said he wanted to move form California due to restrictive orders on reopening production because of #coronavirus @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/6PlXtRbld3 — Ben Becker (@BenBeckerANjax) May 26, 2020 “St. Johns County, while we have experienced a devastating virus, we are still open for business and we have got to employ our residents so they can put food on the table,” Commissioner James Johns said. This vote was a followup to a discussion by the commissioners on May 19. STAY UPDATED: Download the Action News Jax app for live updates on breaking stories
  • Commissioners from St. Johns County voted this morning to officially ask Elon Musk and the Tesla Company to move to St. Johns County. Earlier this month, Elon Musk was tweeting about how the stay-at home restrictions in Alameda County, California were “facist” and robbed people from their freedom of going back to work. Since then, several cities and states have reached out to Tesla saying they are more than welcome to relocate the car-making plant. That now includes St. Johns County. 'Tesla, Inc., is hereby respectfully and enthusiastically invited to consider St. Johns County, Florida, as a potential destination in the relocation of its headquarters or any future programs,' the resolution states. The resolution also states several facts about St. Johns County, listing why it would be a good place to relocate the headquarters. “St. Johns County, while we have experienced a devastating virus, we are still open for business and we have got to employ our residents so they can put food on the table,” Commissioner James Johns said. This vote was a followup to a discussion by the commissioners on May 19. 
  • More than 50,400 people in Florida and 43,500 people in Georgia have been infected with the new coronavirus, and the number of deaths from the outbreak continues to rise. Officials are attempting to contain the COVID-19 outbreak in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia as schools, businesses and public events are closed or canceled. Action News Jax has the very latest information on Florida and Georgia cases of the coronavirus LIVE on FOX30 and CBS47. Click here to watch . NOTE: As new information related to the coronavirus comes in regarding Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia, we will update this story. Please read the entire article for the latest information from May 26. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announces next justices appointed to Florida Supreme Court May 26, 12:20 p.m.: The governor announced that two South Floridians are being appointed to the Florida Supreme Court. TIAA Bank Field COVID-19 testing site closed for rest of day May 26, 12 p.m.: The COVID-19 testing site at TIAA Bank Field is closed for the remainder of the day Tuesday due to inclimate weather. @FLSERT Test Collection Site @TIAABankField is closed for the remainder of the day due to inclement weather in the region. @ActionNewsJax @FCN2go @WOKVNews @wjxt4 @StJohnsEOC @FlaglerEOC @BradfordEOC @NCSO_FL @CityofJax @JaxBeachPD @SJCFireRescue @BradfordSheriff @JaxReady — Florida Association of Public Information Officers (@FloridaPIOs) May 26, 2020 Coronavirus pandemic: Click here for updates   Where to get tested for COVID-19 | Symptoms | How to stay healthy  Florida coronavirus cases | Georgia coronavirus cases  Interactive Map: Coronavirus cases around the world  Coronavirus Pandemia: Información en Español  Jacksonville Jaguars reopen club facility May 26, 7 a.m.: Per the NFL’s protocol for the reopening of club facilities, the Jaguars and Bold Events will begin phase one of the reopening of their offices Tuesday. Despite the personnel restrictions that have been in place since March 12, the Jaguars’ football and business operations have remained fully open on a virtual basis for the entirety of the COVID-19 pandemic. STAY UPDATED: Download the Action News Jax app for live updates on breaking stories
  • The Florida Theatre announced that the world’s number one touring ABBA tribute concert, ABBA MANIA, will return on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 8 p.m. ABBA MANIA returns to perform the group’s biggest hits, like “Dancing Queen,” “Waterloo,” “Mamma Mia,” “The Winner Takes it All,” “Super Trouper,” Fernando,” ‘‘Take A Chance On Me” and many more in this special live concert. Coronavirus pandemic: Click here for updates   Where to get tested for COVID-19 | Symptoms | How to stay healthy  Florida coronavirus cases | Georgia coronavirus cases  Interactive Map: Coronavirus cases around the world  Coronavirus Pandemia: Información en Español  ABBA MANIA formed in 1999 and the show has been selling out theatres and concert halls internationally ever since. This show has toured the world in its quest to bring the music of the Swedish supergroup to their millions of fans, old and new. Member presale tickets will be available Tuesday beginning at 10 a.m., and E-Club presale tickets on Thursday at 9 a.m. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday at 10 a.m., and prices range from $29 to $50. For more information, visit floridatheatre.com . STAY UPDATED: Download the Action News Jax app for live updates on breaking stories
  • Per the NFL’s protocol for the reopening of club facilities, the Jaguars and Bold Events will begin phase one of the reopening of their offices Tuesday. Despite the personnel restrictions that have been in place since March 12, the Jaguars’ football and business operations have remained fully open on a virtual basis for the entirety of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The reopening of the Jaguars office under established NFL guidelines represents a positive next step toward the return of Jaguars football,” Jaguars President Mark Lamping said. “The Jaguars have remained open for business throughout the last several weeks, and I’m exceptionally proud of how our employees transitioned to virtual collaboration. They maintained the same high standard of customer service our fans have come to expect and have found creative ways to keep fans informed, engaged, active and entertained. Just as we will do for our fans, players and coaches, the Jaguars will continue to take all necessary precautions to ensure the well-being of our staff.” Lamping, general manager Dave Caldwell, head coach Doug Marrone, Chief Legal Officer Megha Parekh and head athletic trainer Scott Trulock, the team’s newly appointed infection control officer, have been working together to determine the best course of action for reopening the Jaguars offices inside TIAA Bank Field to ensure the safety of all employees. Following NFL protocol for the reopening of club facilities, the Jaguars have established an Infectious Response Team (IRT), which consists of team leadership, medical personnel and employees from the security, operations and legal departments. Coronavirus pandemic: Click here for updates   Where to get tested for COVID-19 | Symptoms | How to stay healthy  Florida coronavirus cases | Georgia coronavirus cases  Interactive Map: Coronavirus cases around the world  Coronavirus Pandemia: Información en Español  The IRT, led by head team physician Kevin Kaplan, team internist Mike Yorio and infectious disease physician Ken Meyer, has been in constant communication to ensure that the health and safety of all employees are paramount and have enacted the following protocols in conjunction with all NFL guidelines and advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local and state government: The Jaguars’ IRT is responsible for the implementation of a screening process, which requires employees to complete a training exercise and questionnaire and undergo multiple temperature checks. A maximum of 75 employees, but no more than 50% of the team’s football staff, is permitted to be on-site at TIAA Bank Field beginning May 26. This group includes personnel from football operations, strength and conditioning, athletic training, equipment, facility management and technology. Between now and May 26, the team is finalizing and testing its safety protocols before admitting new employees. The safety protocols include adding additional signage, education about respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene, ensuring social distancing where possible, placing markings on the floor to help with social distancing and implementing a process to audit cleaning protocols. All employees who return to the facility will do so on a voluntary basis, as long as they are comfortable returning to the stadium. Masks must be worn in the stadium by all employees unless they are alone in their offices. For those employees who work in close proximity to others, the team’s IRT has been working to construct a strategic entry plan to maintain proper social distancing and will institute a rotational work schedule based on office location and timing. Protocol for how the team will respond to a situation where someone tests positive for COVID-19 or experiences related-symptoms has been created by the club’s IRT and will be handled in a diligent manner. Coaches and players, besides those players currently undergoing medical rehabilitation, are not permitted to be at the club facility at this time. In addition, to maintain the integrity of the team’s safety procedures, all nonemployee visitors are also not permitted at TIAA Bank Field at this time. Fans and vendors with questions are encouraged to contact the Jaguars ticket office at (904) 633-2000 with any questions. STAY UPDATED: Download the Action News Jax app for live updates on breaking stories