GoFundMe for Florida Teen Stabbed 15 Times by Ex-BF Who Cut His Own Throat Raises $93k
A GoFundMe for a Florida teen who was stabbed 15 times by her ex-boyfriend in a vicious broad daylight attack has raised nearly $93,000, RadarOnline.com has learned.Madison Schemitz and her mother, Jacki Roge, were hospitalized and are now recovering after allegedly being targeted outside Mr. Chubby's, a Ponte Vedra Beach restaurant, on June 3.The incident happened not long after Schemitz's ex Spencer Pearson, 18, walked in during their meal with friends, one of whom told reporters that she and her mom immediately said, "Oh, we've got to go" when they saw him enter the venue.After they headed to their vehicle,...
JFRD crews battle massive 3-home fire in Springfield
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Three homes in Springfield were badly damaged on Tuesday by a massive fire. It happened on Ionia Street near East Eight Street. Smoke from the fire was visible for miles. No injuries are reported and what caused the fire to erupt is still under investigation. Lisa...
Outpouring of love for Ponte Vedra stabbing victims
There’s an outpouring of love and support from Ponte Vedra for the family of Madison Schemitz. Between the two GoFundMe’s created for Madison Schemitz, more than $100,000 dollars has been raised.
Jacksonville Historical Society identifies city's most endangered buildings
In observance of National Historic Preservation Month in May, the Jacksonville Historical Society released its annual list of Jacksonville’s Most Endangered Buildings. “Historic sites and properties matter to Jacksonville’s people. When historic buildings such as the 99-year-old Ford Motor Assembly Plant building are demolished, we erase another part of the culture, history and life stories that form our Jacksonville,” society CEO Alan Bliss said in a news release.
Analyst explains why Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence is ‘deemed for superstardom’
NBC Sports NFL analyst Chris Simms wasn’t the biggest believer in Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence last season.That’s no longer the case after Simms bumped the 23-year-old quarterback up to the No. 6 spot in his annual quarterback rankings, an 18-spot jump from where he had Lawrence ranked last season."You turn on Trevor Lawrence and go, 'Whoa, holy cow. (Aaron) Rodgers' arm is strong but it ain't as strong as Trevor Lawrence's anymore,'" Simms said. "Trevor Lawrence's arm went to another level this year. I mean the control of his fastball, that's where it went to another level. He's great...
Heart and SoulFood is Graduating from Food Truck to Restaurant
Owners expect to open in August in the South Historic District of Palatka
JSO releases body camera video that shows officers shooting South Florida murder suspect in Orange Park
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Body camera videos released Tuesday show the moment Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office officers shot and killed a man wanted for murder in South Florida. The police shooting happened last month after JSO got word from authorities in Broward County that Zonchez Prince, 32, was in Jacksonville.
AFP-FL wants Jax to ‘sack’ Jags stadium deal
'It seems as if the Jacksonville Jaguars have had more wins making taxpayers pay for their projects than victories on the field.'. Conservative group Americans for Prosperity-Florida is pushing back against a proposed stadium deal between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the city of Jacksonville, equating potential city funding to a corporate handout.
Search underway for missing swimmer near Ahern St., Atlantic Beach Police report
Authorities from multiple agencies have launched a search operation near Ahern St. in Atlantic Beach following reports of a missing swimmer Tuesday night.
Jacksonville Beach golfers respond to merging of PGA Tour and LIV Golf
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. — After a year-long legal battle, the PGA Tour and LIV Golf are merging. What that means for many of the PGA’s biggest golfers who left for deals with the Saudi Arabian league is still to be determined. Out on the driving range, golfers throughout...
Mayor-elect Deegan announces teams to study Jacksonville issues
Mayor-elect Donna Deegan has announced the leaders of transition teams that will assess the challenges and opportunities facing Jacksonville as she prepares to assume office on July 1. As the city's first female mayor, Deegan aims to develop plans that promote a healthy, safe, resilient, inclusive, and innovative city for all residents. The transition committees will focus on various areas, including infrastructure, health, economic development, public safety, arts, community outreach, and the military and veterans.
Crews searching for missing swimmer in Atlantic Beach
The Atlantic Beach Police Department is looking for missing man last seen swimming near Ahern Street in Atlantic Beach. The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department says it's currently on scene and is investigating the incident as a possible drowning. The man is described as white and in his 20s. This...
Doug Pederson hints at Jaguars star moving around a bit this fall
The Jaguars head coach addressed a question about Travon Walker working with the Jags defensive line coach
OPINION | 4 common-sense ways to revitalize Downtown Jacksonville
A new mayor and City Council members take office in July, and revitalizing Downtown Jacksonville will continue to be a top priority for the city government. Here are four proven, relatively simple, common-sense suggestions to spark revival without relying on huge budgets and massive new developments.
Fields Auto Group plans up to three luxury brand dealerships in World Commerce Center
Fields Auto Group anticipates building two or three luxury brand dealerships on property it bought in December in World Commerce Center in St. Johns County. “All I can tell you is that we are planning on building automotive sales and service centers,” said Shermin Pelinski, general counsel for Fields Auto Group, in an email June 5.
Damaged sea turtle nest found in Ponte Vedra
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — The Ponte Vedra Sea Turtle Patrol found a destroyed sea turtle nest on Friday, forcing volunteers to re-bury eggs and install a new barrier. Now patrol leaders are calling on the community to help protect these endangered reptiles. “This beach is for everyone, and...
City of Jax, Icemen and Community First Credit Union hold grand opening of Community First Igloo
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Community First Igloo is officially open for business!. Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, Community First Credit Union and the Icemen held a ribbon cutting to unveil the state of the art facility to the public on Tuesday. The Igloo is located off 95 south and Emerson.
JFRD contains fire impacting 3 homes in Springfield, no injuries reported
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department has contained a fire impacting three homes in the Springfield area Tuesday. The fire occurred in the 1600 block of Ionia Street around 7 p.m. JFRD says they were called to respond to a residential structure fire and upon arrival,...
Mission Opossum-ible: Daring creature saved from ledge on Jacksonville bridge
ORLANDO, Fla. - A Wildlife Rescue Coalition volunteer and a Jacksonville sheriff's deputy rescued an opossum that was sitting on the ledge of the Matthews Bridge in Jacksonville on Monday. In a post on social media, the Wildlife Rescue Coalition of Northeast Florida shared photos of the opossum that was...
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