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Samantha Mathers


Jacksonville, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Samantha:

JSO corrections officer charged with domestic battery, sheriff’s office says

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said Monday that Undersheriff Pat Ivey will hold a live news conference at 11 a.m. → Read More

Nassau County Sheriff’s Office honors fallen deputies

On Wednesday, Nassau County Sheriff’s Office held a law enforcement memorial ceremony in honor of the lives lost last year, including two of its own deputies. → Read More

Jacksonville officer accused of sending nude Snapchats to teen violated bail, prosecutors say

Prosecutors have filed a motion to revoke bail for the Jacksonville police officer accused of sending nude pictures and videos to teenage boys after he made contact with a 16-year-old in a gym, according to new court documents. → Read More

Jacksonville corrections officer fired, charged with burglary at ex-girlfriend’s home, JSO says

In a live news conference Thursday, JSO Undersheriff Pat Ivey said 36-year-old Deven Reed is charged with one count of burglary, a second-degree felony. → Read More

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

Breeze Airways to add nonstop flight from JAX to New York City’s Westchester Airport

Breeze Airways is adding a new nonstop route from JAX to New York City’s Westchester Airport (HPN) beginning June 30. → Read More

Teen arrested in deadly drive-by shooting outside gas station, police say

On Thursday the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office announced an arrest in a deadly drive-by shooting earlier this year. → Read More

Workers dig up possible human bones at Fernandina Beach construction site

The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office said the discovery was made on Bonnieview Road and it appears the bones had been at the location for a “long period of time.” → 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

Englewood High School on lockdown after police chase ends on school property

In a recorded message by Englewood Principal Marleny Chirino, three people, two of whom are students, had been running from police. → Read More

Man who posed as Amazon driver in Jacksonville Beach home invasion arrested, JBPD says

A man who posed as an Amazon delivery driver and committed an armed home invasion in January has been arrested, the Jacksonville Beach Police Department announced Tuesday. → Read More

1 teen dead, 4 hurt in shooting on Jacksonville’s Northside

Two Action News Jax reporters are in Oceanway where first responders say at least one person is dead and four more are hurt. → 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

‘Hail Satan’: Jacksonville Catholic Church says statue of Holy Family defaced

The words “hail Satan” had been written on the statue of Jesus, as well as a mustache and phallic image. The suspect drew breasts on the Virgin Mary and a pentacle star on Joseph’s forehead. → Read More

‘Speaks to a lack of integrity:’ JSO officer faces felony charge for official misconduct

The five-year veteran chose not to resign but Undersheriff Pat Ivey said the sheriff’s office will move to terminate his employment because of the crime. → Read More

JSO: 19-year-old charged with murder in killing of Ribault High School senior Santeria Williams

A 19-year-old man has been arrested for the murder of a local 18-year-old high school student last month. → Read More

JSO officer hit by car while running after suspect

Action News Jax has confirmed that a JSO officer was hit by a car while chasing after a suspect Thursday night. → Read More

Man crashes car on Roosevelt Blvd., jumps fence to NAS Jax

People living at NAS are asked to stay in their homes and avoid the area from Perimeter Road to Swan Road until the man is caught. → Read More

‘Implosion date has been set’: Mayor Curry says Berkman II to be demolished once and for all

A final demolition date has been set for the downtown eyesore known as the Berkman II. → Read More

‘I know I shouldn’t do it’: Former Jacksonville teacher arrested for child pornography, FBI says

Gillis estimated he had downloaded "a couple thousand" images and videos that depicted the sexual abuse of children over the past ten years, according to federal investigators. → Read More