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WOKV spotlights Northeast Florida’s July 4th firework displays

Northeast Florida — WOKV spotlights Northeast Florida’s July 4th Firework displays:. The Town of Hilliard and the Town of Callahan will jointly host its firework display on Saturday, July 2, between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. In addition to the fireworks display, the event will feature live music, food trucks and local vendors. Event organizers are requesting that attendees maintain appropriate social distancing. Alcoholic beverages, glass containers or public ATVs will not be allowed at the Northeast Florida Fairgrounds located on 543378, US Highway 1 in Callahan.

Governor Ron DeSantis signs Miya’s Law protecting residential apartment complex tenants

Jacksonville — Governor Ron DeSantis signs “Miya’s Law,” new legislation that strengthens the safety of tenants living in multi-family apartment complex rentals. In addition to giving tenants a 12 to 24 hour notification for maintenance work and repairs, the legislation requires that “landlords or licensees of transient and non-transient apartments” conduct background screenings of potential employees which include a national sweep of criminal history records, specifically targeting violent criminal offenses. These screenings permit landlords to reject applicants with criminal records.

IRS offering 225 jobs to workers in Jacksonville this summer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The IRS is looking for 225 people to work full-time positions this summer. It is hiring contact representatives who can provide administrative and technical assistance to individuals or businesses primarily over the phone. >>> STREAM ACTION NEWS JAX LIVE <<<. [DOWNLOAD: Free Action News Jax app...

Florida judge to hear challenge to new abortion law today

Jacksonville, Fl — The Supreme Court’s landmark decision to overturn Roe v Wade is triggering a flurry of action throughout the country - and in Florida. A judge in Leon County today is set to hear arguments in a request for a temporary injunction to block a state law that takes effect Friday, banning most abortions after 15 weeks.

SPOTLIGHT: Stadium tour finally arrives in Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Fl — After being delayed twice since June 2020, the Stadium Tour featuring Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts will finally happen this Saturday. Thursday, June 30:. Brantley Gilbert & Jelly Roll: Son of the Dirty South - Daily’s Place - 7 pm....

Two shot inside car on Lem Turner Road

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has reported two people have been shot inside a car on Lem Turner Road and East Water Street Sunday night. Arriving at the scene at 9:00 p.m, JSO reports finding four people in their 20s inside a car that had been shot at.

One dead in shooting inside car on Ken Knight Dr.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Police said a man in his early 40s died after it appears he was shot inside his car in Northwest Jacksonville Sunday afternoon. Officers responded to the scene on Ken Knight Drive around 12:45 p.m. and were out there for about five hours. At this time,...

Welcome home: USS Jason Dunham returns from 7-month deployment

JACKSONVILLE, Fla — Today, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) returns from a seven-month-long deployment that began on Dec 1. The ship conducted operations to ensure maritime security in the Middle East and participated in several escort transits through the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait. >>> STREAM ACTION...

Another intense day of heat, but better coverage of storms too

Jacksonville, Fl — Coming off our first 100 degree day of the year, morning temperatures are humid and very warm. Action News Jax Chief Meteorologist Mike Buresh says temperatures this afternoon will climb to the upper 90s inland. The beaches will stay in the upper 80s to low 90s with an onshore wind developing.