~Holding Public Figures Accountable to the Public~

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  • Editorial: Happy New Year, New Year’s, or New Years?

    At Historic City News last year, we adopted a new tool for cleaning up the writing on our website.  In addition to two spellchecking applications, when a reporter submits an article to us for publication, it will be reviewed using Grammarly.  The automated program goes beyond grammar to help ensure that everything we write is clear, engaging, and professional; while still allowing authors to maintain their own writing style.

  • In the City recycle holiday trees with yard waste

    While cautioning Historic City News readers that strands of Christmas lights should not be disposed of in recycle bins, the City of St. Augustine reminds the community to set unadorned holiday trees curbside for pick-up with regularly scheduled yard waste collections. 

  • Letter: Protecting and preserving historic coastal corridor

    Bill McClure, President
    Friends of A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway
    Special to Historic City News

    As we wrap up 2019, I’d like to take a moment to thank each of you for your support and for being a partner with the Friends of A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway.

  • Traffic stop turns into high-speed chase for two fugitives

    Historic City News received word that two men who claimed to be on their way to St Augustine, fled the scene of an early morning traffic stop at SR-100 and the I‐95 north on‐ramp and leading deputies on a high-speed pursuit along Interstate-95. US Customs and Border Protection has determined that the men were unlawfully residing within the United States.

  • Habitual traffic offender arrested after a crash kills motorcyclist

    Yesterday evening, December 26, 2019 at about 5:43 p.m., Historic City News was informed of the third St Johns County traffic fatality in as many days by a spokesman for Florida Highway Patrol Troop G.  

  • Attorney discipline orders issued from November 21st to December 26th

    The Florida Bar, the state’s guardian for the integrity of the legal profession, announced to local Historic City News reporters that the Florida Supreme Court recently ordered 15 attorneys to be disciplined, disbarring five and suspending 10. One attorney was also ordered to pay restitution. Attorneys suspended for periods of 91 days and longer must undergo a rigorous process to regain their law licenses including proving rehabilitation.

  • Homeless man that lived in a motel is now in custody facing kidnapping charges

    The St Augustine Police Department informed local Historic City News reporters that they responded to a kidnapping complaint in the area of 50 Bridge Street, on Tuesday, December 24th, at approximately 8:50 a.m.

  • Motorcyclist killed in crash with Subaru on Christmas Day

    A spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol reported to Historic City News that a fatal crash occurred in the intersection of SR-A1A and SR-206 at about 7:00 p.m. on Christmas Day.

  • Husband and father of two dies in Monday night car-vs-motorcycle crash

    Last night Historic City News was informed by the Florida Highway Patrol that a two-vehicle crash occurred on SR-206, leaving one driver dead.  Alcohol is not suspected to have contributed to the crash.

  • Bolante on leave from city police department arrested in Putnam County Friday

    In and out of the Putnam County Jail in a record 10-minutes, 34-year-old Loren Tiffany Bolante, the daughter of David Shoar’s former undersheriff, Joel Bolante, herself a Police Department Communications Supervisor for the City of St Augustine, was arrested in Palatka Friday on a St Johns County capias issued by Circuit Judge Howard Maltz charging her with engaging in an organized scheme to defraud, a third-degree felony.

  • Public Notice of Pollution – St Johns County

    Pursuant to Section 403.077, F.S., the Florida Department of Environmental Protection informed local Historic City News reporters that they have received the following Public Notice of Pollution for a reportable release that occurred within St Johns County.