Woman's body found inside burned Arlington home


ID=70757306JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville firefighters made a grisly discovery after fighting a house fire in the city's Arlington neighborhood Tuesday evening, authorities said.

After putting out the massive flames engulfing a home in the 10000 block of Patterson Circle, firefighters found the body of a woman, identified Wednesday as 49-year-old Joan M. Brodrique, inside.

Spokesperson for the State Fire Marshal, told First Coast News there is no preliminary evidence on the cause or origin of the fire yet. It is too early to say if the fire is suspicious, she said.

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Arlington house intentionally rammed by truck: JSO


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A woman in Arlington was jarred from her sleep Thursday night when a angry man drove his pick-up truck into her living room.

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The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says an apparent dispute between the woman's husband and Joshua John Brown led suspect to ram his truck into the cinder block home.

First Coast News spoke to the victim's husband shortly after it happened. Anthony Skobic said he his wife are lucky to be alive.

Child found wandering in roadway on Beach Blvd.


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- For the second time in two days, a child has been found on a local roadway wandering alone.

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It happened Monday morning on U.S. 17 in Palatka when a toddler got away from a child care learning center through an unlocked gate.

Now, it has happened again along Beach Boulevard on Jacksonville's south side.

Around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, witnesses called 911 after seeing a 3-year-old boy in traffic near the intersection of Carmichael Avenue.

"His parents were nowhere to be found. He was totally by himself. As a parent, I don't understand how you don't know where your child is," said Jessica Lapointe.

Developing: police on scene at park in Northside


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Five teens were detained by JSO in connection to two stolen cars in north side Jacksonville on Sunday, officers confirm.

FCN's Mike Lyons reports that the police told him a white Range Rover and a black Chevrolet Tahoe were reported missing three days ago on February 19. Earlier this afternoon, the police got a call about the Range Rover in question and traced the tags. When police pulled the vehicle over on Bristol Avenue and Waynesboro in north side Jacksonville, five teens got out and ran.

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No leads in Arlington night club stabbing


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — No arrests have been made, police have no solid leads and a Jacksonville mother is furious after her son was left with more than 100 stitches after being stabbed six times at a local lounge.

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Markelle Jordan, 25, was released from the hospital late Monday night after being rushed to UF Health early Sunday morning with multiple stab wounds to his back, buttocks and legs.

"Imagine somebody, your child, calling you and saying, 'I'm dying ma come get me,'" said Kim Nurse.

Hundreds receive free groceries in Arlington


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Hundreds of people lined the streets in front of the Five Star Veterans Center on Thursday for the group's first free food pantry.

The nonprofit center estimated that thousands of pounds of meat, dairy, vegetables and canned goods were handed out to hungry people during the three-hour event.

The center worked with Feeding Northeast Florida group to provide groceries to veterans, active-duty military and Woodland Acres residents.

The Five Star Veterans group estimates the center gave away more than 16,000 meals last year.