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  • Planned road closure report this week from Northeast FDOT


    Florida Department of Transportation Community Outreach Specialist Allen Nelson has updated Historic City News with the weekly lane closure report containing information regarding ongoing construction projects and traffic impacts for the coming week.  Our readers and subscribers will be updated every Friday by 5:00 p.m., with some unavoidable exceptions and state holidays.

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  • Beach vacation rental becomes the scene of a believed murder-suicide


    Historic City News learned that a vacation rental home outside of St Augustine Beach became a crime scene Saturday night after residents reported hearing gunshots at 5318 A1A South in Anastasia Hills.  Detectives with the St Johns County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the discovery of two Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies found dead inside.

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  • Troopers bring a safe end to the three-county chase of suspected kidnapper


    Florida Highway Patrol Troop G Public Affairs Officer, Master Sergeant Dylan L Bryan, reported to Historic City News that, following a three-county long pursuit by law enforcement officers, Benjamin Cody Dirkhising, a 30-year-old resident of 11976 Arbor Lake Drive in Jacksonville, is in custody and being held in the St Johns County detention center without bond since 6:59 p.m., Friday, January 21, 2022.

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  • Limited access to Ponte Vedra Pointe shopping center during construction


    The St. Johns County Utility Department reported to Historic City News that for the safety of crews and the public, two access points to the Ponte Vedra Pointe shopping center will be restricted during an underground pipeline project scheduled for completion in late February 2022.

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  • Without opposition St Johns County adopts balloon release ban


    Historic City News watched today’s meeting of the St Johns County Commission, as they considered and adopted in a unanimous vote to join the State of Florida in prohibiting the release of helium, foil, mylar, biodegradable or photodegradable balloons, establishing a maximum fine of $500.

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  • Sixteen arrests were made in Operation Bad Santa this Christmas


    In a collaboration between the Property Crimes Unit, Intelligence Unit, and Loss Prevention at local retail stores, the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office reported to Historic City News that they conducted “Operation Bad Santa” during this Christmas shopping season.

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  • FDOT Northeast Florida Road and Lane Closures Weekly Report


    Florida Department of Transportation Community Outreach Specialist Allen Nelson has updated Historic City News with the weekly lane closure report containing information regarding ongoing construction projects and traffic impacts for the coming week.  Our readers and subscribers will be updated every Friday by 5:00 p.m., with some unavoidable exceptions and state holidays.

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  • Passengers escape injury while trolley fire extinguished


    Wednesday morning traffic on Ponce de Leon Boulevard was interrupted when an Old Town Trolley Tour vehicle caught fire on North Ponce de Leon Boulevard at Rhode Avenue, according to information collected by local Historic City News reporters.

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  • King sentenced to 15-years in 2019 fatal crash


    Tuesday evening, Bryan L. Shorstein reported to Historic City News that local resident 57-year-old Grace Ann King was sentenced to serve 15-years in state prison following her August 20, 2021, conviction for DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide.

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  • Public warned of deadly Nigerian monkeypox


    For the second time this year, the United States has an imported case of monkeypox. A traveler from Maryland who had recently returned from Nigeria has been diagnosed with the dangerous illness, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. The unidentified patient is in isolation in Maryland.

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  • FDOT Northeast Florida Road and Lane Closures Weekly Report


    Florida Department of Transportation Community Outreach Specialist Allen Nelson has updated Historic City News with the weekly lane closure report containing information regarding ongoing construction projects and traffic impacts for the coming week.  Our readers and subscribers will be updated every Friday by 5:00 p.m., with some unavoidable exceptions and state holidays.

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