Scott Johnson - News4Jax

General Assignment Reporter

Originally from Washington state, Johnson moved to Jacksonville in late 2002 to work for WJXT.

While his primary job in Jacksonville is reporting, Johnson has done most jobs that TV news has to offer -- from weather to sports to anchoring. Johnson covers all kinds of stories for News4Jax, but covers military issues when he can.

Most of his time away from the station is spent with his wife, Holly.

Scott has enjoyed getting to know more about Florida in his time here, and all that there is to do. Scott is usually a homebody, but since making the move, he spends a lot of time at the beach.

In his spare time, Scott enjoys watching television rather than making it. He also spend a lot of time reading and Scott is currently writing his first book.

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Two men suffered serious injuries Friday morning in a shooting outside a Jacksonville Beach homeless center, police said.

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A Clay County school bus driver is facing 13 child pornography charges after an investigation in May found he had photographs of children performing sex acts in his possession, according to a Clay County arrest report.

Marion Keith Nichols, 56, who ran as a write-in candidate in the 2016 superintendent election in Clay County, was arrested Wednesday at his Green Cove Springs home, deputies said.

He is facing 13 felony counts related to possessing photographs of a sexual performance by a child. He was arrested and booked into the Clay County Jail.

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Two days after a man pleaded guilty to killing Riverside restaurant employee Daniel Rowe behind the Blind Rabbit restaurant in July 2015, a second man was arrested and charged with murder.

Devonte Hanford, 22, who has a long criminal history and is on probation for a 2016 conviction on a weapons charge, was booked into the Duval County jail Saturday afternoon and made his first appearance before a judge Sunday morning.

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CSX Corporation will lay off 1,000 management employees over the next few weeks, the Jacksonville-based company announced Tuesday.

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A candlelight vigil is scheduled Monday night to remember University of North Florida student George Louissaint Jr., 20, who was found Saturday in a pond at the District on Kernan apartments.

The vigil will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Osprey Plaza at the student union.

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Mayor Lenny Curry on Thursday ordered the city to stop paying retired Jacksonville Police and Fire Pension Fund Executive Director John Keane a controversial pension created for him and two other pension fund employees.

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The latest hearing for a man accused of raping and killing 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle three years ago in Jacksonville was delayed again Monday.

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JACKSONVILLE - Months after numerous neighborhoods around Jacksonville were flooded with fliers for the Ku Klux Klan, more fliers popped up Sunday morning in San Marco and Riverside.

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Fliers for the Ku Klux Klan that were thrown onto properties around Jacksonville last week are just the beginning of a major recruitment drive, according to a KKK leader.

A man who identified himself as a Grand Dragon with the KKK said membership in Jacksonville alone is about 1,500 right now, including members who are doctors, paramedics and fast-food workers.

Grand Dragon Ken, who said he oversees the Florida Realm, told News4Jax that the recruitment effort is statewide.

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - An embattled Southside pediatric dentist has been served with a class action lawsuit, News4Jax learned Thursday.

The complaint, on behalf of four plaintiffs, alleges negligence and that Dr. Howard Schneider is a “pathological sadist,” who inflicts physical and psychological pain for sexual excitement or gratification. The plaintiffs contend Schneider set up the dental practice catering to poor and uneducated clientele so he would have a “constant supply of defenseless indigent children to victimize.”

After seven years of discussions, stops and starts, Jacksonville City Council finally came to an answer on a new agreement with the Police and Fire Pension Fund, and that answer is no.

After coming to a vote Wednesday night, the deal did not pass, failing in a 9 - 9 vote.

If current Mayor Alvin Brown wants to push forward with the pension reform he will have to draw up a new deal and submit it the council.

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A new poll out shows Mayor Alvin Brown is leading his closest competitor, Republican Lenny Curry, in the race for Jacksonville mayor.

The poll from the University of North Florida shows there are a lot of undecided voters, and many others who say they don’t know much about the candidates.

Voters had a chance to get to know the candidates Thursday during WOKV's Hob Nob event.