Steve Patrick, News4JAX

Steve Patrick

News4JAX

Jacksonville, FL, United States

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Recent:
  • News4JAX
Past:
  • News 6 WKMG
  • KPRC 2 Houston
  • KSAT 12

Recent articles by Steve:

Why wait? Early voting starts this week

Two weeks before Florida’s Aug. 23 primary, voters can begin in-person voting in Jacksonville as well as Bradford and Putnam counties, and soon after that in all counties in Florida. → Read More

Jacksonville firefighter collapses, dies after working vehicle crash

A 36-year-old firefighter died after he collapsed while trying to rescue the driver of a U-Haul truck that struck a utility pole early Thursday morning. → Read More

Officer chasing suspect yells, ‘He’s got my gun’

Police said they have taken a man into custody believed to be connected to what police initially described as an officer-involved shooting Wednesday morning on Jacksonville’s Southside. → Read More

Gov. DeSantis wants special session to pass law against vaccine mandates

Gov. Ron DeSantis is following through with his threat for Florida to legally prevent people in the state from being required to be vaccinated to keep their jobs. → Read More

Nassau County sheriff: Keep deputy shot ‘in your prayers’

A Nassau County deputy is clinging to life at UF Health Jacksonville after he was shot early Friday morning during a traffic stop of a stolen minivan. → Read More

Was 9/11 your generation-defining event? Or is it the pandemic we’re living through?

Depending on your age, you get a different question about recent historical events. → Read More

Fighter, mentor, friend: Tommy Hazouri dies at 76

Jacksonville political giant Tommy Hazouri died Saturday, the city council announced. → Read More

Judge blocks Florida governor’s order banning school mask mandates

School districts in Florida may impose mask mandates, a judge said Friday, ruling that Gov. Ron DeSantis overstepped his authority by issuing an executive order banning the mandates. → Read More

Florida Department of Education gives Alachua, Broward 48 hours to drop schools mask mandates

The Florida Department of Education on Friday formally demanded that the Alachua and Broward County school districts “comply with state statute and rule” by dropping their mask requirements. → Read More

Coastal Georgia hospitals fill with COVID patients, urge people to get vaccinated

Hospital capacities in Camden and Ware counties are listed as severe and Coastal Georgia regional hospital representatives will discuss hold a news conference to help residents better understand the “gravity of the situation.” → Read More

16-year-old among most recent COVID-19 deaths at Jacksonville hospitals

On Thursday, UF Health Jacksonville said there was more than one COVID-19 death each day last month and an average of three each day so far this month. Baptist Health says they've had 2½ deaths each day for the last six weeks. → Read More

Florida, Jacksonville COVID-19 cases almost double in 1 week

New COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Florida and in and around Jacksonville have spiked to levels not seen in months. The White House says the state is playing an outsized role in driving up concerning national numbers. → Read More

After Elsa’s downpours, Baker County woman now uses jet ski to get home

In Baker County, Tropical Storm Elsa dumped more rain onto an already high St. Mary’s River this week. → Read More

Florida COVID-19 cases surge; positivity rates up sharply

Florida’s COVID-19 weekly situation report out Friday shows all the indicators going in the wrong direction. Jacksonville added the most coronavirus cases in one week since mid-February. → Read More

Elsa’s downpours push area rivers above flood stage

The runoff of several inches of rain from Tropical Storm Elsa has pushed several rivers to flood stage or above. Some water levels are falling while others are still rising. → Read More

Young, rural residents to keep Florida from reaching president’s 70% vaccination goal

Twelve days before the Fourth of July goal President Joe Biden had set to have 70% of Americans receive at least their first COVID-19 vaccination, the White House has declared a partial victory while realizing the first target isn’t likely to be reached. → Read More

Overall crime rate drops, but Jacksonville is still the murder capital of Florida

Property crimes dropped by 17% in Florida last year while violent crimes edged up 2.3% and Duval County continues to have the highest murder rate in the state. → Read More

Plane down in St. Marys River; witnesses say it sank ‘in seconds’

Nassau County Sheriff's Office are responding after a small plane crashed into the St. Marys River between Fernandina Beach, Florida, and St. Marys, Georgia. → Read More

Celebrating 8 years of making our community better

For eight years, News4Jax has consistently featured people and groups who are making a Positively Jax difference in our community. Today, we look at some of what's been accomplished and look ahead to doing even more. → Read More

Clay Electric lineman killed repairing lines near Waldo

A 56-year-old Clay Electric Cooperative employee died Tuesday evening while working in a bucket truck on Northeast 54 Street in Alachua County. → Read More