Heather Crawford, WLTX

Heather Crawford


Jacksonville, FL, United States

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Past articles by Heather:

She took one pill, and it killed her. She didn't know it was laced with fentanyl

Drug overdoses killed more than 107,000 people in the U.S. in 2021. Synthetic opioids, primarily fentanyl, were involved in the majority of those deaths. → Read More

Live, Learn, Love: Keeping hope alive in the fight to end breast cancer

In 2022, it's estimated more than 300,00 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer. → Read More

Live, Learn, Love: How a Jacksonville woman caught her breast cancer early

Joy Doyle, like many women, had dense breasts which can make it harder to see cancer on a mammogram. → Read More

Orphan Illness: Fernandina family searching for answers for daughter’s rare genetic disorder

Four-year-old Anna Leigh is one of only 21 children in the world diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder. → Read More

Jacksonville's Paris Winningham, 'The Voice' star, to release first single

Paris Winningham made it into the top three on NBC's The Voice. He is now about to release his first single. → Read More

Former Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo sues team

The lawsuit, filed in the Circuit Court of the Fourth Judicial Circuit in Duval County, alleges former Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer kicked Lambo in the leg. → Read More

With summer approaching, how can you tell if the pavement is too hot for your dog's paws?

The American Kennel Club says when the temperature reaches 85 degrees and stays elevated throughout the day, walking on the pavement could injure your dog's paws. → Read More

'We Need More' - American Idol contestant opens up about lyrics behind his song

Taylor Fagin performed his original song 'We Need More' on the Season 20 premiere of American Idol → Read More

Wake-Up Call: Jacksonville mother reflects on the horror that this drug has had on her family

Rebecca Sheller lost her 24-year-old son to an accidental overdose in 2021. → Read More

Young man dead after exchange of gunfire with officers in Baker County

Baker County Undersheriff Randy Cruz says it's unknown who caused the man's injuries. → Read More

Josh Lambo on Jaguars Coach Urban Meyer: 'It's intimidation, and as far as I'm concerned it's not okay'

The former Jacksonville Jaguars kicker opened up to First Coast News in his first television interview. → Read More

Toxic Trouble: Millions of CPAP, BiPAP and ventilators recalled

Philips Respironics is recalling millions of CPAP, BiPAP and ventilators due to potential health risks related to polyester-based polyurethane sound abatement foam. → Read More

DEA seeing surge of counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl and meth, and just one pill can kill

During the first half of 2020, deaths caused by fentanyl in Florida increased by 81%, making it the most dangerous drug in the state, according to Project Opioid. → Read More

New equine therapy program for veterans launching on Veterans Day in St. Johns County

This Veterans Day a local non-profit is launching a new program in St. Johns County to provide wounded veterans. → Read More

Live, Learn, Love: Only 5 days of radiation following a lumpectomy, Jacksonville woman has no sign of breast cancer

Barbara Morin took part in the Opal clinical trial at Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center. → Read More

'We need change in this country' | Patrick McDowell's housemate at veterans center talks former Marine's struggle with PTSD

Patrick McDowell is in custody, accused of gunning down Nassau County Deputy Joshua Moyers on Sep. 24. → Read More

Daughter gets on roof of Florida hospital to peer in window of mother battling COVID to see her one last time

Michelle Arbelaez went to the hospital with COVID. Fifteen days later she died without any family by her side because of hospital protocols. → Read More

World War II veteran spreading hope one sign at a time

Herman Mehling, 98, spends hours every week meticulously gluing small pieces of wood together. → Read More

St. Johns County sheriff discusses Tristyn Bailey investigation, says suspect not cooperating

Two days after Tristyn Bailey’s body was found in the woods in St.Johns County, Sheriff Rob Hardwick said there is no doubt in his mind this was a murder. → Read More

Woman abandoned as a newborn in Jacksonville in 1992 is searching for her birth mother

Nearly three decades after she was left on a Jacksonville doorstep, a California woman is hoping this will be the year she finds her biological mother. → Read More