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‘I was shocked’: Video shows man attacking woman at Jacksonville gas station

The entire ordeal has left her physically and emotionally hurt and now that man is wanted by police. → Read More

‘My kids are gone’: Mother distraught following triple murder, alleged kidnapping of grandson

An 8-year-old boy is safe after an alleged kidnapping and a local father is in jail. → Read More

Clay County fair worker stuck between two pieces of ride attempting good deed

While the ride was stopped, worker Davontai Lee said he was trying to get a hat that someone lost while on the ride. Moments later, he said his life was flashing before his eyes. → Read More

Economists warn of price hikes on gas and energy due to Russian sanctions

Many of us locally will soon be feeling the effects of the sanctions put in place by President Joe Biden against Russia. → Read More

‘I could have been dead’: Local man who confronted suspected car burglar shot in the groin

"He came out with a pistol and shot like 8 or 10 times at me.” → Read More

Ahmaud Arbery murder: McMichaels withdraw guilty pleas, federal trial to begin Monday

“I just got one word to say, all we want is 100 percent justice to our family that’s all we are looking for,” → Read More

Former Jacksonville Icemen player speaks out on alleged on-ice racial gesture that led to brawl

The drama surrounding a Jacksonville Icemen player continues as the man accused of making racist gestures on the ice speaks out. → Read More

‘As a family, we are angry’: Family mourns death of 24-year-old and wants answers

A local family is mourning the death of 24-year-old Tevin Robinson. There were emotional cries for justice as family members of Robinson plead for answers. → Read More

Airline troubles continue amid COVID-19 and weather concerns

Travelers have been dealing with airline headaches amid the holiday season. → Read More

‘I don’t recognize the town’: Clay County mother praying for friends and family members impacted by

More than 80 people have been killed after tornadoes tore through Kentucky. Officials say the state itself was hit by at least four and the path of destruction has devastated its communities, including the city of Mayfield. → Read More

Town hall unveils new information in murder of 73-year-old Fernandina Beach woman

Neighbors from Fernandina Beach packed a town hall on Wednesday night to learn more about the mysterious death of a beloved pet-sitter. → Read More

Two Jacksonville men arrested in voter registration investigation

The state attorney’s office has charged two Jacksonville men for using dozens of people’s personal information on voter registration applications. → Read More

21-year-old facing several charges of sexual battery and kidnapping, Jacksonville police say

21-year-old Mathias Etoh has been arrested by JSO on multiple counts of sexual battery and kidnapping. Police are asking anyone who may have been a victim of him to come forward. Action News Jax found at least three open cases connected to him, one that neighbors said led to screaming and fighting at roughly 3 a.m. → Read More

‘Altercations’ at the Jacksonville Fair Saturday, spokesperson says

There was near-capacity attendance at the Jacksonville Fair on Saturday and several fights broke out between attendees, officials say. → Read More

Man shot and killed in Jacksonville’s Grand Park neighborhood, police say

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is responding to a reported shooting at 3000 Lionell Street on Sunday. → Read More

Parents address concerns to Nassau County School District board over racial slurs video

A video showing two Yulee High School students saying racial slurs has sparked controversy in the Nassau County school district. A school board meeting was held Thursday night and parents voiced their concerns to the board. → Read More

INVESTIGATES: City condemns junk-filled home after Action News Jax investigation

When Action News Jax investigates, we get answers. → Read More

Patriot Oaks Academy honors Tristyn Bailey at homecoming game

The Patriot Oaks Academy middle school football team honored Tristyn Bailey’s family at Wednesday’s homecoming game. → Read More

Art Walk returns to downtown Jacksonville for first time since the pandemic

After an 18-month long hiatus due to COVID-19, the Art Walk has returned to downtown Jacksonville. → Read More

Recycling pickup to be suspended starting Monday

Until further notice, the city of Jacksonville is putting curbside recycling on hold. → Read More