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Officer: Team effort to find Baker County boy

Officer Brian Hall relives the moment he saw 8-year-old Peyton Blodgett alive. Hall says it was a team effort to find Peyton. First, a helicopter crew spotted a piece of his clothing through the dense brush, then radioed down to officers including Hall who were on the ground. They were ...

Rescuers show Action News where Peyton was found alive

Action News got the first glimpse of where 8-year-old Peyton Blodgett was found after being stuck in these woods for more than 48 hours. We followed officers into the thick brush out in the woods behind Peyton’s Grandmother’s house. “It looks pretty beat down right now, but that's because every ...

Clay County sex shops ordinance 11-05-13

Decision on adult businesses in Clay County may be delayed

Tuesday night is the last chance for neighbors to sound off on regulations aimed at local adult businesses, and the public hearing could go all night. Action News learned a decision may not be made Tuesday night. The county attorney is recommending that commissioners continue their deliberations to the next ...

No Thanksgiving Day block party outside Pete’s Bar in Neptune Beach

Pete’s Bar in downtown Neptune Beach just announced they are not having their regular Thanksgiving Day celebration block party. This action prompted the mayor of Neptune Beach to send a letter encouraging the owner to alert everyone it’s not happening. Many people in Neptune Beach were caught off guard by ...

Man's 'Star Wars' collectibles stolen out of his garage

Inside Tom Reidenbach’s garage, you will find all sorts of Hollywood treasures, including this original model from the movie "Jaws." However, there are several items you won’t find anymore. Reidenbach’s whole home is a tribute to Hollywood’s Golden Age and his own designs for attractions at numerous theme parks. The ...

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DUI repeat offenders usually have suspended licenses already

There’s always a risk when you get behind the wheel, and that risk becomes even greater if a DUI convict with a suspended license decides to drive anyway. A case like that killed two people this past weekend. Arrested twice before for DUI, John Groves had a suspended license. But ...

Ryan Wilder is charged with murder in the death of Clay County Det. David White.

Defense: Man was just innocent bystander in Clay detective’s 2012 murder

Nearly three years since Clay County Detective David White was shot and killed in the line of duty, the first defendant is standing trial right now for his murder. Four other co-defendants will be tried separately. While defendant Ryan Wilder didn’t pull the trigger, prosecutors say he’s just as guilty. ...

Robin, a dog found shot by an arrow in Clay County, is ready to be adopted by a loving family, according to Clay County Animal Control.

Dog shot by arrow in Clay ready to be adopted by loving family

Clay County Animal Care and Control is asking for loving families to come out and adopt one dog who's ready for a special home. Action News first reported on Robin the black Lab on Oct. 10. She was brought to the shelter after someone found her on the road bleeding. ...

8-year-old recovering at hospital after 49-hour search

An 8-year-old autistic boy, who spent 49 hours lost and alone, is recovering in the hospital. The hospital said Peyton Blodgett is now in serious condition. Over a dozen law enforcement agencies were called in to look for him after he wandered off Saturday. Peyton Blodgett was found about 300 ...

Two UGA linebackers semifinalists on list for 2014 Butkus Award

Two Georgia football players are semifinalists on the list for 2014 Butkus Award.  The players, inside linebacker Ramik Wilson and outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins, are two of five players from the Southeastern Conference on the list for the award that honors the top linebackers, said University of Georgia.  The finalists ...

Trial begins of man charged with killing detective

Opening statements began Tuesday in the trial of a man accused of killing a Clay County deputy. Jurors are hearing evidence in the murder trial for Detective David White.  Ryan Wilder is the first defendant to stand trial. Wilder facing seven charges including principal to felony murder. A fifth suspect, ...

Atlantic Beach Police Chief Mike Classey submitted a letter of resignation Tuesday, Sept. 23.

Former police chief pleads not guilty to drug charges

The former chief of the Atlantic Beach Police Department pleaded not guilty to nearly two dozen drug charges. Michael Classey appeared before a judge at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Related Story: Former police chief arrested on drug charges The Florida Department of Law Enforcement began investigating Classey last month after intercepting a ...

JSO: Survivor stabbed more than 20 times at hotel in Baymeadows

Police said a man stabbed a woman more than 20 times at a hotel in Baymeadows. The 27-year-old woman survived the attack and, according to police, identified her attacker as Chad Hurst. Chad Hurst is now in jail, charged with killing 28-year-old Jennalee Miles at the Hawthorn Suites hotel early ...

Gunman sought in shooting of 17-year-old

A gunman is sought in the shooting of a 17-year-old girl early Tuesday morning.  The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office responded to the 7000 block of Garden Street when a woman found the teenage girl lying on the side of the road on her way home from work.  Police say she is ...

JSO announces charge in 1998 cold case murder

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office announced that a man is charge in a murder from 1998. Police said Phillip Anthony Bennett is accused of killing 36-year-old Ella Holland of Jacksonville on July 7, 1998. The killing happened at 838 Church Street East. The cold case reopened in August by request from ...

Police investigating a man shot on Jacksonville's Southside overnight.

Man shot after altercation on Jacksonville’s Southside

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting on Jacksonville’s Southside overnight. Police responded to the 3400 block of Philips Highway, near Emerson Street. JSO said the a verbal altercation extended into a business. The victim was shot in the ankle and the wound is not life-threatening. The suspect ran ...

Teen shot, killed on Jacksonville’s Westside

A gunman is on the loose and a teenager is dead after being shot several times at the Eureka Gardens Apartments. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident around 10:15 p.m. Monday.  Jacksonville police say a witness heard the gunshots, and then went out the back door and saw ...

2 men shot within 2 blocks of each other in Northwest Jacksonville

Police are investigating after two men were shot within two blocks of each other on Monday night. Officers were first called to the 2100 block of Tuskegee Road, just south of the intersection of Moncrief Road and Edgewood Avenue West, around 8:15 p.m. Monday. They found a man who had ...

Peyton Blodgett found alive after 49-hour search; is in critical condition at Wolfson Children's Hospital

The 8-year-old boy with autism, missing since Saturday afternoon, has been found alive. Authorities found Peyton Blodgett under a bush about a half-mile behind his grandmother's home Monday afternoon. A helicopter pilot first spotted the boy from the air, then guided ground teams to his location. Video: Mother reacts to ...

Jacksonville's bond rating dropped by Fitch Ratings

Fitch Ratings dropped Jacksonville’s bond rating on Monday, in the wake of the City Council holding off on making changes to the city's Police and Fire Pension Fund. Right now, 20 percent of the budget goes to pension contributions. The rating downgrade could mean the city has to pay an ...

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