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Jacksonville, FL, United States

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Past articles by Sarah:

Bridge of Lions in St. Augustine stuck in up position – 104.5 WOKV

The St. Augustine Police Department says the Bridge of Lions is currently stuck in the up position. → Read More

RNC: President Trump will accept the GOP nomination in Jacksonville

The Republican National Committee has confirmed it has selected Jacksonville, Florida, as the host city for President Trump’s acceptance of nomination.RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel made the announcement Thursday evening. → Read More

DCPS summer meals available starting Monday

Duval County Public Schools is kicking off its summer meals program on June 8th. The district says the meals, which include breakfast, lunch, and dinner, can be picked up at select school locations and bus stops from 11 AM- 1 PM. → Read More

JFRD: Firefighters hurt in explosion while fighting cargo ship fire

The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department says it has crews working to put out a ship fire at Blount Island. JFRD has said this is an auto hauler, not a cruise line. → Read More

PHOTOS: JSO searching for missing 90-year-old

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is asking for the community's help finding a missing 90-year-old man. According to JSO, Cecil Lyons was last seen leaving the area of Ascension St. Vincent's Hospital at 1 Shircliff Way, just before noon on Tuesday. → Read More

Governor DeSantis mobilizes FL National Guard in response to protests

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is detailing the state's response amid protests and violent demonstrations following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. → Read More

Clark Howard says surge in online sales leading to challenges

Some retailers are reporting record numbers for online sales amid the coronavirus outbreak, but WOKV's Consumer Warrior Clark Howard says the surge in demand is coming with some challenges. → Read More

FDACS warning about contact tracing scams

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is joining the Federal Trade Commission in issuing a warning about contact tracing scams. Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the Florida Department of Health and many other agencies have developed contact tracing programs. → Read More

Smoke expected to linger in San Pablo area due to brush fire

Smoke is expected to linger for a few days, after a brush fire sparked Thursday afternoon off of San Pablo Road, just north of the Mayo Clinic. The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department says to control the fire, they had 50 firefighters on scene and 44 pieces of apparatus. → Read More

Clark Howard says communication is key if you can't pay your bills

If you're someone that has lost your job and can't pay your usual bills, WOKV's Consumer Warrior Clark Howard says communication is key. Howard says you need to reach out to the lenders you owe money to early and often. But he admits, this can be a challenge right now. → Read More

Drive-thru coronavirus testing at Prime Obsborn ending operations

The City of Jacksonville says the city sponsored drive-thru coronavirus testing site at the Prime Osborn Convention Center will be discontinuing operations effective May 20th. → Read More

St. Johns County Public Library branches to begin phased reopening

It's good news if you've been wanting some new reading material. St. Johns County Public Library branches will begin the phased reopening process for essential services on May 19th. → Read More

DCPS considering buying reusable face masks for students, staff

The Duval County School district is considering buying face masks for all students and staff members ahead of the 2020-2021 school year. The district says it would need to purchase 143,000 reusable, cloth face masks to ensure that everyone has one. → Read More

Duval County Tax Collector's Office reopening Hogan Branch

A number of safety measures will be in place as the Duval County Tax Collector's Office begins to reopen on Wednesday. Duval County Tax Collector Jim Overton says the office will be implementing the same step-by-step approach we've seen at the state level. → Read More

JSO identifies potential persons of interest in search for child

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says the search continues to find 11-year-old Keavon Washington, also known as Keavon Cue, who was reported missing over the weekend. Police say their investigation so far has revealed that Washington ran away from home in the early hours of May 10th. → Read More

Hair and nail salons in Florida to reopen on Monday

It's good news if you've been wanting to get a haircut. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced Friday afternoon on Twitter that barber shops, hair salons, and nail salons can return to business on Monday, May 11th, with enhanced safety protocols for all counties currently in Phase One of reopening. → Read More

Jacksonville Jaguars release 2020 preseason, regular season schedules

Amid a lot of uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, the Jacksonville Jaguars have unveiled their 2020 preseason and regular season schedules. → Read More

New 'Shop & Dine St. Johns County' program launched

As Florida begins the process of reopening amid the coronavirus outbreak, St. Johns County is launching a new program that they're calling 'Shop & Dine St. Johns County.' → Read More

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season delayed until at least June 15th

You'll have to wait even longer for the start of Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season. The team announced Tuesday that based on guidance from the City of Jacksonville and Florida heath officials, their season is being postponed until at least June 15th. → Read More

Consumer Warrior Clark Howard weighs in on retailers reopening

WOKV's Consumer Warrior Clark Howard says he expects this to continue being a tough time for retailers, despite stores now allowed to reopen with limited capacity as part of Florida's Phase One reopening process. → Read More