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Travis Gibson is a digital reporter who has lived in Jacksonville for more than 25 years. He focuses on local issues like education and the environment.
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A driver does a burnout in a parking lot. as a crowd watches. | Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, News4Jax
June 20, 2024

Sheriff’s Office cracks down on street racers

“Operation Decelerate” ended with five arrests and more than 70 citations after meet-ups at several locations.…

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Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at VyStar Credit Union in Jacksonville on May 2, 2024. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
June 13, 2024

Here’s how Jacksonville fared in the new state budget

Gov. Ron DeSantis cut funding for at least 70 projects or programs in the Jacksonville area, but other organizations won…

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The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. points to a bullet hole in a St. Johns County home in 1964. | Florida archives, News4Jax
May 3, 2024

House with MLK link is on the move in St. Augustine

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was photographed in the house after segregationists firebombed it and shot at it.…

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Former Jaguars employee Amit Patel. | News4Jax
March 12, 2024

Former Jaguars employee gets 6½ years for embezzlement

Amit Patel admitted to stealing more than $22 milllion from the team over three years. Prosecutors say he spent the…

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Two jets are shown at the Florida Air Natoinal Guard headquarters in Jacksonville. | News4Jax
March 5, 2024

National Guard jets rattle Putnam County

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office got more than a dozen calls after an apparent sonic boom from low-flying jets shocked…

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A homebuilder in St. Johns County is accused of abandoning projects in Nocatee. | News4Jax
February 23, 2024

Nocatee homebuilder charged with fleecing buyers

Spencer Calvert, owner of Pineapple Corp., was arrested after people put down thousands of dollars on homes that were never…

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St. Johns County Sheriff Rob Hardwick has filed for reelection. | News4Jax
January 3, 2024

St. Johns County sheriff files for reelection

St. Johns County Sheriff Rob Hardwick joined a race that includes two other Republicans: Lance Damron and Nathan Datsko.…

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Crews work to demolish 40-foot sailboat that has been stranded on Jacksonville Beach since October. | Travis Gibson, News4Jax
January 2, 2024

Stranded sailboat dismantled on Jacksonville Beach

After being stuck on the sand of Jacksonville Beach since late October, a 40-foot sailboat was demolished and removed Tuesday…

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Charles Scriven died surrounded by family on Christmas Day. | Travis Gibson, News4Jax
December 28, 2023

Pioneering Police Chief Charles Scriven dies

Charles Scriven was the first Black officer in Jacksonville to advance to the level of chief. He died Christmas Day.…

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FCC Environmental Services will take over trash pickup in St. Johns County. | FCC Environmental Services
December 19, 2023

St. Johns County residents will have a new trash hauler

St. Johns County is contracting with FCC Environmental Services after 20 years with the same two waste management companies.…

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Signs for EverBank Stadium go up Friday, Sept. 15, 2023. | News4Jax
September 15, 2023

Just in time, EverBank name goes up on Jags’ stadium

Signs beaming the stadium’s new name — EverBank Stadium — were going up Friday, two days before the Jaguars’ first…

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June 8, 2023

New Duval jail is priority for incoming City Council president

City Councilman Ron Salem said there’s been discussion of moving the jail to the Northside or Cecil Field.…

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May 12, 2023

Mother of Tristyn Bailey’s killer gets 30 days in jail

Crystal Smith, the mother of Aiden Fucci, was charged with tampering with evidence after a video showed her washing blood…

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May 8, 2023

Mediator sides with teachers in St. Johns County

Teachers said a pay raise proposed by the district was not enough, especially in a county with a high cost…

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April 24, 2023

Teacher negotiations stall again in St. Johns County

Pay and bonuses remain a point of contention as the two sides submit their proposals to a mediator.…

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January 19, 2023

St. Johns County teachers take hard line on pay

Teachers plan to protest their pay by working only 7.5 hours a day, the amount of time they’re paid for.…

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November 28, 2022

Airplane flies Confederate banner over TIAA Bank Field

Before the start of the Jacksonville Jaguars game on Sunday, an airplane flew over TIAA Bank Field with a banner…

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November 23, 2022

St. Johns County teachers vote down pay raise because it wasn’t enough

St. Johns County teachers have rejected a proposed pay raise, with many saying the raise wasn’t big enough. The fact…

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November 21, 2022

Emotional T.K. Waters sworn in as Jacksonville sheriff

Sheriff-elect T.K. Waters took an oath of office Sunday afternoon, officially becoming the third person to hold the position in…

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October 18, 2022

Clay County sheriff’s lieutenant fired after second DUI charge

Clay County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Christopher Coldiron, arrested Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence, was fired Monday, a…

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October 11, 2022

St. Johns County seeks solutions for Summer Haven erosion

Officials are still trying to figure out how to deal with coastal damage caused by Ian. One of the areas…