Go to the beaches at your own risk. That’s the message from Jacksonville Beach Mayor Charlie Latham for anyone planning on going to the beach this holiday weekend. Duval County beaches will remain open over the 4th of July holiday, but Latham said it’ll be virtually impossible for the city to enforce social distancing.
On Monday we reported when the city announced they were bringing 6 additional testing sites to different neighborhoods across the city. The sites will be in Mandarin, the westside, the northside, Arlington, and at Duval Counties beaches.
Graduating high school seniors in Clay County will get to take part in a traditional graduation ceremony this year despite the coronavirus outbreak. Clay County District Schools announced Wednesday that it will host the ceremonies on July 17th at 8 PM. However, there will be a number of changes in place amid the pandemic.
Hundreds of nonviolent offenders have been released early from the Duval County jail since mid-March, according to the State Attorney’s Office. It’s part of an ongoing effort to reduce the jail population and slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Following an announcement by Minor League Baseball, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp confirms their 2020 season has been canceled. While the Jumbo Shrimp owner/CEO Ken Babby calls the decision ‘devastating’, he says they do still plan to hold events at 121 Financial Ballpark.
We could be in for the hottest day of the year with the forecast high of 96 degrees and ‘feel-like’ temps well above 100. Action News Jax Chief Meteorologist Mike Buresh says some areas will see at least a chance for relief in the way of rain and storms.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly shooting outside of the Amazon Fulfillment Center on Pecan Park Road. Police say a 20-year-old man was waiting in line outside of the center on Monday afternoon to fill out a job application, when two men approached him and began shooting.