Ashley Harding, News4JAX

Ashley Harding


Saint Augustine, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Ashley:

Local boy collects 5,951 stuff toys for Ukrainian children

By most accounts, Sage Goodall is a typical 11-year-old boy. He has a ton of energy, a sense of humor and a big personality. But none of that compares to the size of his heart. As it turns out, it’s a heart measured in stuffed animals — 5,951 stuffed animals to be exact. → Read More

LIVE: Accused killer Aiden Fucci to appear in court Friday in murder of Tristyn Bailey

The 15-year-old’s attorney signed on to the case just in the last few months. In the motion to request delaying the trial, she said more than 250 witnesses are involved in the case. → Read More

McMichaels’ motion to acquit men of hate crimes charges denied

A federal judge has denied a request to acquit three men convicted of hate crimes against Ahmaud Arbery. → Read More

CAST for Kids: Blending inclusion with the joy of fishing

The group gives children with disabilities the chance to go on fishing trips. → Read More

‘Looks like a bomb exploded’: Middleburg woman gives firsthand account of eastern Kentucky flooding damage

News4JAX has been following a Middleburg woman whose family is in Kentucky. → Read More

No cost back-to-school immunization event begins for students entering preschool, grades K-12

The Florida Department of Health is hosting a free vaccine drive at the Clay County fairgrounds starting Monday. → Read More

1,021 sea turtle nests found along St. Johns County beaches

Data released last week by St. Johns County beaches paint a promising portrait for sea turtles. → Read More

New cellphone data shows what happens when a major storm threatens Florida

Cellphone data is giving emergency planners new insight into what happens when a major storm threatens Florida. → Read More

At least 1 injured in crash in Northside neighborhood, Jacksonville police say

At least one person was injured in a crash Monday morning on the city’s Northside, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said. → Read More

Local diaper bank founder says year of tax-free diapers in Florida offers much-needed relief

Starting Friday, July 1, diapers, infant, and toddler clothing are all tax-free through June 30, 2023. → Read More

Butts off beaches: Starting Friday, Florida governments can ban smoking on beaches, parks

“Cigarette butts are one of the number one things, in terms of volume that are picked up on our beaches,” Bach said. “So, there is a cigarette filter litter problem.” → Read More

Flight cancellations, delays cause travel woes during busy holiday weekend

Weekend cancelations and delays are having an impact on flights at airports across the country. → Read More

Inflation, more clientele hitting Clay County food pantry hard

Donations have also dropped, and the money that is donated isn’t going as far as it used to at the grocery store. → Read More

New law will help care for retired police dogs in Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill to help pay for the medical and veterinary costs for retired police dogs on Friday morning. → Read More

State Fire Marshal investigates fire on Jacksonville’s Westside

The state fire marshal is investigating what caused a Westside home to go up in flames early Friday morning, according to the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department. → Read More

Jacksonville City Council to schedule special election for sheriff on Monday

Jacksonville city leaders will meet Monday at City Hall to discuss the next step in replacing Sheriff Mike Williams. → Read More

Jacksonville Jazz Festival: What you need to know

The Jacksonville Jazz Fest is back for yet another star-studded event sure to draw countless visitors with events spreading out over several days through downtown. City leaders have outlined what you need to know as you plan your day. That includes navigating the traffic. → Read More

Best mid-sized SUVs that keep drivers, passengers safe during crashes

New crash data show more than half of all mid-sized SUVs earned positive ratings for keeping drivers and passengers safe during side-impact crashes. → Read More

USS Stark remembrance ceremony returns to Mayport for 1st time since pandemic

Tuesday, May 17, marks 35 years since two Iraqi missiles struck the USS Stark in the Persian Gulf, killing 37 sailors aboard. Naval Station Mayport held its annual remembrance ceremony to honor those who lost their lives that day. → Read More

Gas prices break record high for second day in a row

For the second day in a row, drivers are paying record gas prices. → Read More