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Jacksonville Democratic State Representative Angie Nixon is criticizing the actions of some local businesses and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office in the wake of the Orange Crush Festival.

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A 37-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly exposing himself while driving around Jacksonville's Murray Hill neighborhood.

Assistant Chief Enters Race To Become Jacksonville's Next Sheriff

Apr 6, 2021
JSO Assistant Chief Lakesha Burton poses for a selfie with area Special Olympics athletes and law enforcement in this file photo.
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Resilience — that is what Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Assistant Chief Lakesha Burton says she has had since she was a child.

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A veteran Jacksonville police officer is facing two felony charges and will likely lose her job after she was accused of passing information from a confidential law enforcement database to a family friend.

JSO Officer Arrested After Punching Handcuffed Suspect Who Spit On Him

Apr 1, 2021
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A 28-year-old police officer is under arrest after a handcuffed man was struck after a spitting incident outside an Arlington pool room, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.

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City Council has passed a bill that approves the hiring and training of 40 additional Jacksonville police officers. 

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Beginning in early January, the Jacksonville City Council will begin holding “Safer Together” workshops, with the aim of the meetings to encourage residents to voice their concerns and ideas for creating a safer community.

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Jacksonville City Council members and local leaders joined together at the steps of City Hall Friday to condemn recent shootings that have taken place in the Arlington area.

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Jacksonville City Councilman Garrett Dennis held a public meeting Monday to discuss an amendment he plans to propose during the approval of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office’s 2020-21 budget.

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An officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has been arrested and charged with felony bribery. 

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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has arrested one of its own for the sixth time this year.

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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday announced the arrest of a police officer, who is facing criminal sex charges in a case out of Michigan.

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State Attorney Melissa Nelson’s Office will be the focal point for the release of body camera footage involving police shootings at the local level, according to Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams.

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Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams held a media conference Tuesday afternoon alongside Mayor Lenny Curry to address the protests that have taken place the last three days.


Jacksonville District 10 City Councilwoman Brenda Priestly Jackson is among those weighing in the protests and outbreaks of violence in Jacksonville and cities across the country.

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The so-called “Safer At Home” Executive Order issued by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on April 1 says senior citizens and people with significant underlying medical conditions “shall stay at home and take all measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19,” but it seems that is more of a suggestion than a mandate.

Sheriff: Missing Girl's Mom Has Stopped Cooperating With Jacksonville Police

Nov 8, 2019
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When Brianna Shontae Williams told Jacksonville investigators that she had last seen her 5-year-old daughter about midnight Wednesday in their new Ivy Street home, that was not the truth, Sheriff Mike Williams said.

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A federal judge is allowing a case to proceed that alleges excessive force by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in two separate incidents during a woman’s 2016 arrest.

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Legislation filed this week by Jacksonville City Councilman Garrett Dennis to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana is getting pushback from top city officials.

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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is warning residents that law enforcement officers are being impersonated in a new phone scam.

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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrests of six men believed responsible for some of the gun violence on the First Coast.

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An effort between the Jacksonville’s Sheriff’s Office and local hotels could help improve the safety of hotels and motels.

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A Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Corrections officer has been arrested for insurance fraud.

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Forty-six arrests and the seizure of powder and crack cocaine, heroin, and 30 guns concluded a three-year investigation of a Jacksonville gang, known as the Rolling 20's.


The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Department announced an arrest of one of its corrections officers Tuesday morning.

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Police say they have a 16-year-old suspect in custody in connection with last Friday’s shooting after a Raines High School football game, which left one dead and two wounded.

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Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said Monday evening he will not step down from his position to be Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis’ running mate.


Thursday on First Coast Connect we spoke with local attorney John Phillips about the dropping of charges against former JSO officer Timothy James in the beating of handcuffed teen Elias Campos. Phillips represents Campos (01:12).  

Our latest segment of Art Attack featured:

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A few days after three women overdosed in the Duval County jail, the facility’s former director Tara Wildes is calling the incident not an “extremely common” one.


Thursday on First Coast Connect with guest host Jessica Palombo we talked about the shooting of three transgender woman in Jacksonville and problems with police misgendering the victims with Jacksonville Coalition for Equality Dan Merkan, WJCT reporter Lindsey Kilbride and transgender activist Savannah Bowens (01:00).