Letter: Update on King Street repairs Bruce A. Maguire St Augustine, FL Dear Editor: Tuesday afternoon, Jessica Clark interviewed me from First Coast News inquiring about the status of road and sidewalk repairs included in the King Street project.
Historic City News was notified this morning by St Augustine Police Public Information Officer Mark Samson of the following police calls that have been responded to by the department since last weekend. The information contained in this report is taken from sources deemed reliable; the accuracy and completeness of which Historic City News does not […]
Historic City News was informed that St Augustine Police have arrested three men involved in an armed robbery that took place in the area of South Whitney and Madeore Streets. The crime occurred a few minutes before midnight yesterday. No injuries were reported during the robbery or subsequent arrest.
A search warrant was obtained and was executed at the decedent’s residence in the shooting death of Abbott Scott Bennett; the results of which were reported to Historic City News this morning by St Johns County Sheriff’s Media Relations Officer, Kevin Kelshaw.
Historic City News received word from Commander Charles E. Mulligan this morning that when four St Johns County deputies responded to a domestic violence call in the 8300 block of Colee Cove Road around 10:30 p.m. last night, they were met by a woman outside of her residence who reported that she was the victim […]
In accordance with Florida State Statute 775.21, this news release will serve as public notification that the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office has been given information that a person judged to be a sexual predator is now residing within St. Johns County.
Sheriff David Shoar reported to Historic City News this afternoon that he had no choice other than to fire a law enforcement employee that has served with the agency since June, 1997.
Although no sentencing date has been set, yesterday, St Johns County resident 23-year-old Christopher Scott O’Brien, II, entered a plea of guilty to charges that he was engaged in receiving child pornography over the Internet. He is facing a mandatory minimum penalty of 5 years, up to 20 years in federal prison, and a potential […]
Follow the links below to watch the YouTube video of some of the testimony before the Florida House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, March 17, 2014, as they consider a bill that would add, during a forced evacuation and state of emergency, to the exceptions that already exist to allow carrying a concealed firearm, without a […]
Late Wednesday night, Historic City News was informed that two young men committed an armed robbery of a 55-year-old man as he was preparing to enter his St Augustine Shores residence located on Phoenetia Drive at about 11:30 p.m. The home is in the area of Shores Boulevard and Santa Maria Boulevard.
Historic City News has learned that, according to Paula Priester, public information officer for the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, the first bomb threat or evacuation ever to be called in, occurred at the Flagler County courthouse during the middle of the lunch hour today. Priester said she looked into past reports but could not find […]
Reported this morning before 5:00 a.m., St Johns County Fire Rescue responded to popular St Augustine restaurant, Ned’s Southside Kitchen, where the owner, Ned Pollock, told reporters that he still is not certain what caused the blaze which may have started in a dry storage area.
Julie Jones, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, notified Historic City News that the discussion regarding paying performance bonuses to State Troopers is not tied to citations, as some in the media have surmised.
Last night at about 7:00 p.m., Historic City News learned that Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Sergeant with the Bunnell Police Department; following a three-month long investigation into allegations that the officer used a fraudulent facebook account to exploit a child to obtain illegal computer pornography.
This afternoon, Sergeant Catherine Payne reported to Historic City News that detectives in the Northeast District were able to identify and arrest the woman they say attempted to burglarize Regions Bank located at 240 Ponte Vedra Park Drive on March 15, 2014.
St Johns County Fire Rescue Marine Rescue personnel were recently recognized by the United States Lifesaving Association and the Florida Beach Chief’s Association with the “Meritorious Act Award” for their efforts last summer in the surf rescue of a beach patron.
Two St Johns County teenagers left the scene of an early morning crash near International Golf Parkway at World Commerce Parkway, according to a report received by Historic City News. The vehicle sustained about $9,000 in damage; Trooper Dennis Shorter reported only minor injuries to the passenger.
Tomorrow morning the members of the St Johns County Commission will hold an emergency meeting to consider a proclamation declaring a local “state of emergency” in certain coastal areas of South Ponte Vedra and Summer Haven, due to coastal storm erosion.
Judge Raul Zambrano will likely pass sentence on Quentin Truehill after a hearing scheduled for March 27th, when attorneys can present additional evidence; however, earlier today, the jury’s recommendation is that Truehill should die for his role in Vincent Binder’s death.
Assistant United States Attorney Shawn P. Napier recommends that if Historic City News readers are going to harass an endangered species of Florida wildlife, not to be stupid enough to post a video of yourself committing the crime on your facebook; unless you are ready to appear in Federal Court.
Historic City News was informed that one lane of Woodlawn Avenue is closed due to a single-vehicle crash involving a pedestrian. St Johns County deputies and emergency vehicles are in the area of Woodlawn Avenue west of Lewis Speedway. The investigation is continuing. Check back for updates later today.
Grace Janice Wieczorek[/caption]St Augustine police updated Historic City News today concerning the traffic homicide that occurred at 200 Anastasia Boulevard Saturday night, March 1, involving a 2007 Gray Honda Mini-Van and a pedestrian leaving The Standard night club.
Klare Ly, Public Information Officer for the Florida State Attorney of the 7th Judicial Circuit, informed Historic City News that the death penalty phase of the trial of Quentin M. Truehill, is scheduled to begin Monday morning, March 3rd at 9:00 a.m.