St. Augustine double murder suspect in custody

St. Augustine double murder suspect in custody

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Hours before his wife and a family friend were shot to death inside a South Bellagio Drive home Thursday, a St. Augustine man suspected in their killing had been in court pleading no contest to violating an injunction for protection against domestic violence ordered by a judge last month, court records show.

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Suspect in double murder of wife and friend in court hours before shooting

Suspect in double murder of wife and friend in court hours before shooting

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Hours before his wife and a family friend were shot to death inside a South Bellagio Drive home Thursday, a St. Augustine man suspected in their killing had been in court pleading no contest to violating an injunction for protection against domestic violence ordered by a judge last month, court records show.

Ebron charged in plot to escape from jail

Ebron charged in plot to escape from jail

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The chief suspect in the disappearance of 21-month-old Lonzie Barton faces new charges following his arrest for an alleged plot to escape from the Duval County Pretrial Detention Facility.

William “Ruben” Ebron, 32, is accused of concocting a plot to stash keys in his sock and mouth and then use them to slip out of his handcuffs, jump out of a jail van and escape in a getaway car, according to a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office arrest report.

Investigators found out about the plan Monday when another inmate came forward with multiple recorded conversations detailing how Ebron allegedly planned to escape from custody. “Ebron directed the inmate to have the getaway car placed east of the jail,” the report said.

Ebron was arrested Thursday on charges of attempted escape from a jail, criminal conspiracy, unlawful possession of a concealed handcuff key, and smuggling contraband into a detention facility, all felonies, jail records show.

Edgewood Bakery reopens in Jacksonville's Murray Hill area following contentious legal battle


After a contentious legal battle temporarily closed the popular Edgewood Bakery, the Jacksonville business opened again this week after about a month of being shuttered.

The bakery — in business since 1947 — reopened earlier this week under the majority ownership of Stache Investments, which is owned by Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan.

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JSO: Armed dispute near I-10 and McDuff


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Deputies were on scene at an armed dispute near the intersection of Summer Street and Nolan Street midday Saturday, authorities confirmed.

Jacksonville Sheriff Office's Violent Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident.

First Coast News is at the scene and will update this story as more information becomes available.


Body found, no foul play suspected


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A body was found in the 3000 block of College Street early Saturday morning, according to JSO.

The cause of death is still under investigation, and details have yet to be released, but JSO says there were no signs of foul play.

Around 3 a.m., a citizen saw a person lying on the ground from her porch, allegedly sick. JSO arrived on scene and found the victim to be unresponsive, according to reports.

Authorities then determined that the victim had already passed.

The story will be updated when more information becomes available.


Water leak from manhole damaging church's property


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It was another week of making repairs to the driveway of Cedar Creek Baptist church. The Lane Avenue church has had a problem with a manhole leaking water from the roadway to its property.

"We tried to resolve it with AT&T and they claim it is not theirs," said Earl Mckee.

It hasn't rained in a week, even so the water runs continuously from the manhole; identified by the label as Bell System property.

"I contacted JEA and they said that belongs to Bell South," he said.

McKee does the maintenance at Cedar Creek Baptist. He also makes repairs caused by erosion from the running water.

"It seeps down and it gets in this area over here, as the school traffic comes in and out, it keeps breaking up the driveway," said McKee.

This week he repaired six areas and there's still a large area that needs to be filled with asphalt.