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Tracking the coldest temperatures of the season

First Alert! Big changes on the way...the coldest temps of the season expected this weekend. A cold front will move through our area today bringing a few scattered showers but only slightly cooler air intitially.  Highs will top out near 80 degrees.  Friday will still be mild with highs in ...

Baby critical after being found unresponsive in St. Augustine

A 4-month-old is in critical condition at Wolfson Children's Hospital after being found unresponsive at a home in St. Augustine. The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office said deputies received a 911 call at 5:45 a.m. from a home on Collier Boulevard. The baby was initially taken to Flagler Hospital, then ...

Women sought in cell phone theft probe

The Clay County Sheriff's Office is looking for a pair of women as part of a cellphone theft investigation. Surveillance cameras showed two women walking into a Target store on CR 200 in July. Deputies said the women stole a Samsung cellphone from the store. Investigators want the public's health ...

Man gets federal prison time for filing false tax returns

A tax preparer who pleaded guilty to preparing and filing false tax returns is off to federal prison. A judge sentenced 60-year-old Raymond Jones to 16 months in prison. Jones must also pay $400,000 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service. Federal prosecutors said Jones worked as a tax return ...

Police: Man mentally evaluated 17 times killed mother

Police arrested a man who was held for mental evaluation under the Baker Act 17 times in connection to the death of his mother. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Assistant Chief of Investigations Chris Butler announced Thursday morning the arrest of 28-year-old Henry Harriford in connection with the slaying of his ...

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Health incentive given to employees

A California energy bar CEO is giving employees a healthy incentive. The founder of Clif Bar, Kevin Clearly, is paying his employees two-and-a half hours each week of work time, to exercise. That is about 30 minutes of workout time a day for employees. The Emeryville-based headquarters has a fitness ...

Police questioning son in his mother's death

Police are questioning a man in the death of his mother at an apartment complex in Regency. Wednesday crime scene investigators spent hours at the Woodcreek at Regency Square apartments on Monument Road. They arrived around 2 p.m. and at 10 p.m. still remained on the scene. Sgt. Jay Farhat, with the ...

Business owner accused of pretending to employ disabled veterans

The American flag flies high over the North Florida Shipyards, but the leader of the Jacksonville-based company was accused of scamming disabled vets and is now forced to pay $1 million to the United States government. According to a complaint filed by two whistleblowers in 2011, Matt Self, the president of ...

City of Jacksonville only has enough money to complete 2 road paving projects

Action News uncovered the city of Jacksonville's priority list of road paving projects, but there isn't enough money to do them all.  The city has a long list of roadways that need paving, but there's a problem. "The first two projects eat up the $2 million budget," said Councilman John ...

Fans encounter some changes at RV City

The Georgia-Florida game is just three days away and the "Nation's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" is open for business downtown Wednesday night. Some fans arriving at RV City found changes they didn't expect. Fans for the Georgia-Florida game are already claiming their tailgate spots. RV City opened up Wednesday morning. ...

Pastor going door-to-door to spark action against community violence

A 17-year-old girl is one of four people recovering from two different shootings Wednesday afternoon. It's the latest in a string of violence, with Jacksonville youths many of the victims. Earlier this week, 15-year-old Demantrae Franklin was killed. One local pastor says he's fed up with the violence, and went ...

St. Johns County demanding move-out date from VA clinic

Time is running out to relocate the Veterans Affairs clinic in St. Augustine. A new letter from the county reveals just how serious the problem really is.  Action News obtained the letter from the county asking VA officials for a definite date when they're going to leave their current location. ...

Mom says rented bunk beds are responsible for bed bugs in her home; company says it's not responsible

A local mother says bedbugs infested her home and a local furniture store is to blame. The company says it's not responsible.  Stephanie Jones claims the bunk beds she rented from Aaron’s off Main Street brought bedbugs into her home. She said her kids are still suffering from itchy scars ...

Absentee ballots need to be mailed by Friday

Wednesday was the last day to be able to request an early absentee voting ballot and the ballots also have to be mailed out no later than this Friday. Jerry Holland, the Duval County supervisor of elections, is pretty pleased with voter turnout so far. So far early voting is ...

Prostitute reacts to fatal hotel stabbing

Two women lured into a fatal attack in Southside hotel room is giving women in Jacksonville's sex trade a moment of pause.  Many of these women advertise their services on Backpage.com, the same website police say the killer found the women he stabbed this past weekend.   "It's very scary. It ...

Missing South Florida teacher believed to be in St. Johns County

Detectives think a missing teacher from South Florida could be in St. Johns County. They’re searching for 62-year-old Steven Stark of Boynton Beach, a teacher at Citrus Cove Elementary School. Stark’s family last had contact with him on Oct. 20. Officers found Stark’s cell phone at his home on Oct. ...

Light the Night Walk raises money to fight blood cancers

This month, the Action News team is raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s annual Light the Night walk. It’s an organization I personally decided to get involved with after my dad, Bob Wolski, was recently diagnosed with cancer. In September, after experiencing shortness of breath and other unusual ...

Vandals cause $30K damage at Brunswick church

A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrests and convictions of those who vandalized a church in Brunswick. Trending: Phil Amato joins Action News Terry McGill attends New Vision Ministries and couldn't believe what he saw. "The devil's on the move all the ...

Anchor Phil Amato joins CBS47 and FOX30 Action News

Jim Zerwekh, vice president and general manager of Cox Media Group (CMG) Jacksonville Television announced today that Phil Amato will be joining the Action News team Monday November 3rd. Amato comes to Action News from First Coast News in Jacksonville where he was an anchor for more than 20 years. ...

Jaguars getting ready to go on the road until the end of November

The Jaguars are ready to once again become road warriors, with the team vacating Everbank Field until November 30th. First up is a trip to Cincinnati with some new faces appearing on the Jacksonville roster.  Wednesday, the team placed cornerback Alan Ball on injured reserve with a torn biceps, signing ...

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