POLICE: WOMAN KILLED IN DOMESTIC-RELATED HOMICIDE
One woman died and another woman suffered life-threatening injuries Sunday in what police described as a domestic-related homicide. At 1:45 p.m., police responded to a home on Heron Nest Point in Argyle Forest, the Clay County Sheriff's Office said. A child also suffered minor injuries, officials said.Authorities said a suspect has been identified and is at large. This story will be updated as more information is released.
WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS TONIGHT
Showers have struggled Sunday but a few will manage to bring quick pockets of rain after sundown. Any rain will be short lived tonight and after Monday morning dry air returns.
Smoke from the growing 28,000+ acre Mims fire will cover the Northside of Jacksonville and Nassau counties as winds shift this evening. Smoke blows toward St. Marys, Folkston, and Yulee by the morning.
This smoke will become a smelly factor in the urban core of Duval Monday and Tuesday.
A cold front moves by early Monday offering a brief break in the heat with highs near 80.
After Monday morning dry weather sets in for the long haul again next week with hot temperatures in the upper 80s.
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MAN REPORTED MISSING BY WIFE DIES IN SINGLE-CAR CRASH
A man reported missing by his wife Sunday following an argument died in a single-car crash, the Florida Highway Patrol said.At about 11:15 a.m., Vernell Dixon, 45, of Palm Coast, was driving southbound on State Road 11 when he drove off the road and struck a tree north of County Road 304, officials said.Dixon had been reported missing by his wife at about 7 a.m. after he left their home following an argument, the Flagler County Sheriff's Office said.A passerby and an off-duty paramedic stopped to help Dixon, officials said.Dixon was pronounced dead at the scene.
BOND WITHHELD FOR MAN ACCUSED OF STABBING, KILLING PREGNANT WOMAN IN BRENTWOOD HOME
A 29-year-old woman who was five months pregnant was stabbed several times around 6 p.m. Saturday at a home on West 21st Street near Silver Street, police said. The woman and the unborn child died at UF Health Jacksonville.Police have charged the woman's boyfriend, Armanuel Nathaniel Cummings, with her killing. "I came out when the police came, but, he was already in handcuffs," a neighbor said. "I saw them pull out of the house with a stretcher, blood everywhere. It was a nasty sight. I mean, I just wouldn't expect it from these people."Police have not released the name of the victim, or a motive in the stabbing.Homicide Sgt. David Smith said he was not aware of any prior domestic issues between the couple.Cummings made his first appearance in court Sunday. He is being held without bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for May 16.
WILDFIRE REPORTED NEAR OLD KINGS ROAD LANDFILL CAUSING HEAVY SMOKE
A wildfire ignited Sunday near the Old Kings Road Landfill causing heavy smoke, officials said. Viewers reported that they saw smoke coming from behind the St. James Place housing development on Garden street.The Florida Highway Patrol is warning drivers in the area that visibility may deteriorate quickly due to heavy smoke from the wildfire.
FIRE SCORCHES 12 ACRES ON SOUTHSIDE, CLOSES ROAD, THREATENS HOMES
A fire broke out in woods on the city's Southside on Saturday, forcing road closures and threatening homes, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. The fire ignited in woods adjacent to a property at the end of Chesterton Road near Anniston Road. Officials have closed all lanes of Anniston Road between Atlantic Boulevard and Fraser Road while firefighters work to contain the fire. The Florida Forestry Service said the fire has blackened over 12 acres, but had not spread into adjoining residential areas. Forestry official said the fire is 80 percent contained. Arthur Bereznyak, lives on Anniston Road, only a few properties south of Chesterton Road, told News4Jax that he could see smoke billowing from Interstate 295 near the St. Johns Town Center on his way home from Orange Park.Bereznyak said he was startled when firefighters had to access his property to help contain the fire. WATCH: Uncut JFRD briefing on Southside woods fire
PHOTOS: 12-acre woods fire on SouthsideNeighbors told News4Jax that while they were standing outside watching first responders, a second fire started directly in front of them that sparked from the woods fire's embers. Firefighters were quickly able to contain the small fire. A total of eight engines, five tankers, three brush trucks, three fire chiefs and a rescue chief are at the scene. Forestry has also sent a helicopter to dump water on the flames.Fire officials said no evacuations have been necessary. Authorities said they don't know what started the fire. JFRD said that due to conditions, forestry is not authorizing any burning permits in Duval County at this time. Residential outdoor burning is never allowed in the county.
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St. Augustine (Spanish: San Agustín) is a city in the Southeastern United States, on the Atlantic coast in northeastern Florida. It is the oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement within the borders of the continental United States.
The county seat of St. Johns County, it is part of Florida's First Coast region and the Jacksonville metropolitan area. According to the 2010 census, the city population was 12,975. The United States Census Bureau's 2013 estimate of the city's population was 13,679, while the urban area had a population of 69,173 in 2012.
Saint Augustine was founded on September 8, 1565, by Spanish admiral Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, Florida's first governor. He named the settlement "San Agustín," as his ships bearing settlers, troops, and supplies from Spain had first sighted land in Florida eleven days earlier on August 28, the feast day...
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