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Samantha Mathers


Jacksonville, FL, United States

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Past articles by Samantha:

Jacksonville officer fatally shoots man holding ax in McGirts Creek

JSO Chief of Investigations T.K. Waters said the incident began just before 4 a.m. when police received a call about a mentally ill man causing a disturbance at a home. → Read More

‘They’re obviously very traumatized’: Man calls 911 to confess holding couple inside home for days

Sheriff Michelle Cook said investigators believe the victims had been tied up for a couple of days. → Read More

Glynn County patrol officers hear gunshots, find teenager injured inside car

The Glynn County Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault that left a teenager injured. → Read More

Hillsborough murder suspect captured in Lake City nearly a week after first sighting, LCPD says

Katrell Hubbard, 25, of Palmetto, was first spotted in Lake City on March 31 but got away during a police chase. → Read More

Accused killer of Jacksonville hairstylist pleads not guilty

24-year-old Tevin Robinson was found shot on January 3. Keith Keglar, 20, was arrested two months later. → Read More

Crustacean Nation is back! Jumbo Shrimp kicks off 2022 season

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp begin their 2022 season Tuesday night against the Worcester Red Sox. → Read More

Shooting investigation underway, Jacksonville police to hold live news conference

Action News Jax will update you on-air and online once more information becomes available. → Read More

Defense rests in murder trial of former Jacksonville youth pastor

Accused Jacksonville killer Ronnie Hyde took the stand in his defense Friday morning. → Read More

Teens, 18 and 14, charged in shooting death at Ocala convenience store

On Tuesday, the Ocala Police Department arrested Leandre Cox, 18, for the murder of 23-year-old Jacorie McCullough. → Read More

Man wanted for burglarizing home in Mandarin

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office needs your help identifying a suspect in a recent burglary. → Read More

Man wanted in deadly triple shooting in Lake Butler captured, police say

In a statement posted to its Facebook page, UCSO said Anthony Lydell George is charged with murder and attempted murder. George had been on the run since March 19 when he reportedly shot his girlfriend and two others in what police called an act of domestic violence. → Read More

St. Johns girls flag football team shattering perceptions, chasing trophies

The team’s mission is to help young girls build confidence, self-esteem, and mental fortitude for everyday life. → Read More

HIRING: Vystar Credit Union looking to fill over 100 full-time positions

In addition to paid time off, medical and dental insurance, and 401(k) with company match, employee benefits include parental and family care leave, child adoption assistance, student loan payoff stipends, upfront tuition assistance, and paid time off for volunteering. → Read More

State fire marshal called to investigate ‘suspicious’ fire in Hyde Park neighborhood

Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department is investigating a double structure fire off San Juan Avenue Wednesday. → Read More

14-year-old girl arrested at First Coast High School same day as nearby fatal shooting

A teenage girl was arrested Tuesday after police say she was found with a handgun at First Coast High School. → Read More

Bus driver hits concrete wall outside Middleburg Elementary School

There were 41 students onboard at the time of the incident. Troopers say no one was hurt. → Read More

Toddler found dead inside home in Lake City, investigation underway

The Lake City Police Department identified the 23-month-old as Zayne Teates. → Read More

Former JEA CEO, CFO federally indicted on conspiracy and wire fraud charges

In Dec. 2019, Zahn was fired after an investigation involving a controversial proposal to sell the utility and privatize services. The JEA Board voted unanimously to terminate the former CEO with cause. → Read More

Additional school police officers in Fleming Island area due to search for suspect

Police say there was a report of a person in the area of County Road 220 that could possibly be a threat. → Read More

Jacksonville man arrested in video voyeurism investigation

Police say a mini camera had been disguised and placed in the woman’s bathroom of a local business. → Read More