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Accountant charged with embezzling client funds

December 18, 2014 | By More
Accountant charged with embezzling client funds

A 41-year-old Duval County man was arrested on charges of grand theft over $100,000 and organized scheme to defraud early Wednesday evening according to a report received by Historic City News this afternoon.

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FHP says “Drive Sober” campaign underway

December 17, 2014 | By More
FHP says “Drive Sober” campaign underway

The Florida Highway Patrol informed local Historic City News reporters that they will join law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the nation who are participating in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.

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Can you identify the thieves in this video?

December 16, 2014 | By More
Can you identify the thieves in this video?

The St. Augustine Police Department is asking Historic City News readers to help identify a black female and her accomplices.

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Motorcyclist dies in two-vehicle crash at beach

December 15, 2014 | By More
Motorcyclist dies in two-vehicle crash at beach

Historic City News has learned of a fatal motorcycle crash this evening in the 3900 block of SR-A1A. The motorcyclist died at the scene on impact, according to St. Johns County Fire Rescue.

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Deputies shoot and kill man at domestic disturbance

December 15, 2014 | By More
Deputies shoot and kill man at domestic disturbance

Deputies responding to a domestic violence call reported to Historic City News that one man has been shot and killed at the scene. Major Crimes Unit detectives and investigators from the Office of the State Attorney for the 7th Judicial Circuit were still attempting to determine details about the officer-involved shooting.

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Manhunt underway for Home Depot robber

December 12, 2014 | By More
Manhunt underway for Home Depot robber

Sheriff’s forensic sketch artist Vinnie Russo released a sketch to Historic City News today that illustrates an eye-witness account of a man wanted for questioning in the November 20 robbery at Home Depot on US-1 South. Take notice of the “SS” tattoo on the subject’s neck and a tear drop tattoo near his eye. If […]

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Teens seriously injured after fall from moving pickup

December 7, 2014 | By More
Teens seriously injured after fall from moving pickup

Historic City News has learned that two teenage girls, 16-year-old Alexa M. Almstead and 17-year-old Isabelle S. Childre, fell from the bed of a moving 2004 Chevy pickup truck early Saturday evening; sending the teens to the hospital in serious condition.

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What’s wrong with this picture?

December 7, 2014 | By More
What’s wrong with this picture?

There is probably no worse feeling than being falsely accused of a crime. I would not wish that on anyone. Sheriff David Shoar says he took up the fight for Deputy Jeremy Banks following the death of his former girlfriend, Michelle O’Connell, for that very reason. But many in the community, as well as the […]

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Five runaways arrested in strong-arm robbery

December 4, 2014 | By More
Five runaways arrested in strong-arm robbery

A 39-year-old female cab driver reported Wednesday that she was dispatched to a restaurant in the 4600 block of Lenoir Avenue in Jacksonville to transport five passengers to the St Augustine Outlet Mall.

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Arrests made at clandestine meth lab

December 4, 2014 | By More
Arrests made at clandestine meth lab

Media Relations Officer Kevin Kelshaw reported to Historic City News that two men and a woman were arrested early Wednesday evening on meth related charges following the execution of a search warrant.

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Disappearance solved – fugitive arrested

December 3, 2014 | By More
Disappearance solved – fugitive arrested

On September 26, 2013, Historic City News reported that John Charles Price, who resided at 3335 Pacetti Road in St Johns County, had been taken into custody on an arrest warrant alleging 50-counts of possession of child pornography. Four days later, Price was released after posting $255,000 bond.

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Jury duty scam identified in St Johns County

December 2, 2014 | By More
Jury duty scam identified in St Johns County

The Community Affairs Bureau of the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office would like to warn Historic City News readers of an active scam that has been identified locally.

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Personal trainer dies in Ponte Vedra Beach crash

November 25, 2014 | By More
Personal trainer dies in Ponte Vedra Beach crash

St Johns County Traffic Homicide Investigators report to Historic City News that a single-vehicle crash shortly after 8:00 a.m. this morning, has claimed the life of a 24-year-old personal trainer at Ponte Vedra Fitness Center and Gym.

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16-year-old girl last seen leaving hospital

November 25, 2014 | By More
16-year-old girl last seen leaving hospital

Deputy Paula Priester is asking all Historic City News readers to be on the lookout for a 16-year-old girl who was last seen leaving Florida Hospital Flagler on Wednesday, November 19th.

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19-year-old walks into traffic struck twice

November 25, 2014 | By More
19-year-old walks into traffic struck twice

Historic City News was notified that at about 9:40 p.m. last night, Trooper Dennis Shorter responded to the scene of a vehicle-vs-pedestrian crash on US-1 South near Shores Boulevard; resulting in the 19-year-old pedestrian being flown to UF Health Trauma Center in Jacksonville with life-threatening injuries.

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Bicyclist killed in morning hit-and-run collision

November 23, 2014 | By More
Bicyclist killed in morning hit-and-run collision

Detectives and traffic homicide investigators are currently investigating a hit-and-run traffic fatality involving a bicyclist in the area of Hilltop Road, according to a report received by Historic City News today.

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Chavez convicted on weapons charges

November 23, 2014 | By More
Chavez convicted on weapons charges

Chavez convicted on weapons charges Mother’s homicide still unsolved Special to Historic City News Historic City News was informed when the Elkton woman, who was a person of interest in the investigation of her mother’s disappearance and homicide, was convicted Thursday by a St. Johns County jury on charges of possession of a firearm by […]

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South Florida man killed in overnight hit-and-run

November 22, 2014 | By More
South Florida man killed in overnight hit-and-run

FHP Sergeant Bryan Dylan reported to Historic City News that police are looking for the driver that struck and killed a pedestrian standing near their disabled vehicle on I-95 this morning.

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Is Record newspaper covering for liar? or, murderer?

November 21, 2014 | By More
Is Record newspaper covering for liar?  or, murderer?

In September, St Augustine Record editor Kathy Nelson, was said to have called Historic City News reader, Clara Waldhari. According to the reader, Nelson threatened to “ban” Waldhari from commenting on future newspaper articles unless she agreed to never again use the words “Jeremy Banks” or “sick dog” or “murderer” in reference to Jeremy Banks.

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Control burn stirs up hazards near Dupont Center

November 19, 2014 | By More
Control burn stirs up hazards near Dupont Center

Lieutenant Justin Asbury is cautioning Historic City News readers about potentially deteriorating driving conditions in the area of SR-206, east of US-1 near Dupont Center.

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Hardy may be reclassified a habitual felony offender

November 19, 2014 | By More
Hardy may be reclassified a habitual felony offender

Assistant State Attorney Travis Mydock, who prosecuted the state’s case against a St Augustine man for selling hydrocodone pills on SR-16 in August of 2012, reported to Historic City News that the defendant was convicted of the first degree felony charges today by a St Johns County jury.

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Severe weather with tornadoes and freeze warning

November 17, 2014 | By More
Severe weather with tornadoes and freeze warning

The National Weather Service has alerted Historic City News to severe weather conditions expected tonight through Sunday for St Johns and surrounding counties. There is a threat of tornadoes until early this evening.

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St Johns man will serve 105-year sentence

November 12, 2014 | By More
St Johns man will serve 105-year sentence

Historic City News reporters have learned that United States District Judge Marcia Morales Howard has sentenced a 31-year-old St Johns County man to serve 105 years in federal prison for engaging in an extortion scheme to produce child pornography. On August 13, 2014, Lucas Michael Chansler pled guilty to nine counts of producing child pornography.

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Hastings child dies after father hits him with truck

November 10, 2014 | By More
Hastings child dies after father hits him with truck

Traffic Homicide investigators from the St Johns County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Children and Families are continuing their investigation into the death of 3-year-old Christopher Lee Lamer, who lived on Turpin Avenue in Hastings.

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Mystery of Michelle O’Connell: A Family Divided

November 8, 2014 | By More
Mystery of Michelle O’Connell: A Family Divided

In September 2010, 24-year-old Michelle O’Connell was found shot to death in what authorities ruled a suicide — a case that was recently ordered reopened by the governor of Florida. Michelle’s mother, Patricia, and sister, Jennifer, insist the young mother never would have taken her own life, and they believe Michelle’s boyfriend, Jeremy — a […]

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Lincolnville resident victim of election fraud

November 5, 2014 | By More
Lincolnville resident victim of election fraud

Historic City News learned of one resident on Blanco Street in Lincolnville yesterday who was awakened to a telephone call at 3:30 a.m. notifying her that the caller had identified her as having a disability that might make it difficult to get to the polls; so, they offered the victim an option to “vote by […]

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Two bikers learn that guns and alcohol don’t mix

November 2, 2014 | By More
Two bikers learn that guns and alcohol don’t mix

Historic City News has learned in a report from Volusia County Corrections, that a 34-year-old St Augustine resident, John Mahlow, and 25-year-old Jeremy Untermeyer of Jacksonville, were arrested during Biketoberfest in Daytona Beach; both men accused of having loaded guns on them inside an establishment that serves alcohol.

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Hit-and-run victim critical – suspect located

November 2, 2014 | By More
Hit-and-run victim critical – suspect located

The St Johns County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit reported to Historic City News that the investigation into the hit-and-run truck-vs-pedestrian collision that occurred about 2:10 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Krystal on US-1 South, is moving forward.

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Shoar: Special Prosecutor will reach the same conclusion

November 1, 2014 | By More
Shoar: Special Prosecutor will reach the same conclusion

Last month, Historic City News reported that Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed an executive order directing that a Central Florida prosecutor come to St Augustine to investigate the circumstances surrounding the tragic death of Michelle O’Connell.

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Investigation leads to arrest in hit-and-run death

October 31, 2014 | By More
Investigation leads to arrest in hit-and-run death

Historic City News previously reported that 53-year-old Anastasia Island resident, Robert Dale Louk, had been struck by a passing white Toyota pick-up truck just before midnight on July 8, 2014, and left to die in the middle of SR-A1A. He succumbed to his injuries and died at Flagler Hospital in St Augustine the following morning.

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