Kent Justice - News4Jax

News4Jax Weekend Anchor, Reporter

Kent Justice anchors News4Jax newscasts on the weekend, and hosts "This Week in Jacksonville," Channel 4's hot topics and politics public affairs show each Sunday morning at 9 a.m. Civic leaders, business professionals, and non-profit activists spend time in conversation with Kent about the big issues in our area.

Kent says he has a passion for sharing the important stories in each person’s life, through any medium available. “The assignment I truly loved, though, was as a consumer advocate. Working to help people solve their problems, especially when they were being taken advantage of. That’s so rewarding to me.”

He has reported in Columbus, Ohio, in California (Santa Barbara and the Central Coast), in South Dakota and in Montana. Kent launched his professional journalism career at 17 years old as a sports writer for a large San Francisco area newspaper chain.


After an investigation that went on for over a year, charges were filed against Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels on Thursday and he surrendered to authorities.

Jacksonville City Hall

There’s more stimulus money headed for people in Jacksonville following a vote by City Council on Tuesday night.


Duval County saw its highest murder total in two decades during 2019. 


A national political drama captured Jacksonville intrigue when a local lawyer joined her team. 

Jacksonville attorney John Phillips posted on social media Saturday that he was representing former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman.


A former state lawmaker, a former school board member and a banking executive are among the nine individuals who want to fill the vacancies created by the suspension of two Jacksonville City Council members.


A motion passed Monday night unanimously denied the application for a $600,000 water park to be built at the oceanfront Embassy Suites on A1A in St. Augustine Beach.


A new radio ad was released Monday, attacking the mayor of Jacksonville and the potential sale of JEA.


A special operations team and other Fire Rescue crews were called about 5:15 p.m. to the BB&T building on West Forsyth Street.


It may remain the Potato Capital of Florida, but the town of Hastings will dissolve and become an unincorporated part of St. Johns County in two more weeks.

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Updated 9/30: Little more than a month before he was set to vie for re-election, state Rep. Reggie Fullwood pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts in a federal indictment.

Corrine Brown

A federal court will hear arguments next week in Congresswoman Corrine Brown's battle against a redistricting plan that would force her to run in a dramatically reshaped district stretching across 200 miles of North Florida.

Updated Wed. 2/10 at 4:30 p.m.:

Jacksonville-based VyStar Credit Union has online banking up-and-running again after customers experienced technical difficulties over the last couple days.

Vystar CEO Terry West says online banking was supposed to be up Monday morning, after the bank ditched its old Internet-banking system for a new one Friday night.  

“So many people tried to access the system and could not get in as fast as they wanted, started calling us, so it was just a huge volume impact,” he said.

Update: Missing Boy's Mom Pleads Guilty, Will Testify In Ex-Boyfriend's Trial

Jan 6, 2016

Updated, 4:35 p.m. 1/6/16: The man police named the prime suspect in the disappearance this summer of 21-month old Lonzie Barton will go to trial next week as scheduled. His motion to delay his trial was denied Wednesday.

A Duval County circuit court judge also ruled that 32-year old Ruben Ebron will be tried on four counts that relate to the missing toddler. Another three counts stemming from an alleged escape attempt will be addressed at a later trial.


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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Video of Conch House security personnel breaking up a brawl during a Reggae Sunday party on Sunday has gone viral. There was no information about any injuries or arrests, but 911 calls released Tuesday morning reported people were unconscious and bleeding and hundreds of people fighting.

"There's (expletive) people everywhere right now," the caller said. "Please come here right now."

In another call, someone who appeared to be an employee reported patrons were fighting with each other and restaurant security personnel.