Two teens accused of raping 15-year-old

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police arrest two juveniles accused of luring a 15-year-old girl to an alley and raping her. The 17-year-old's are being charged with adult sexual battery felonies.

It was around 10 p.m. on October 9 when police say a 15-year-old girl was led to an alley with only one way in the back of Cambridge Park Apartments off University Blvd. in Arlington. A police report says Kevin Riley Johnny Turner, both 17, told the victim they were going to "have some fun and drink and smoke with her." When she said 'no' things took a turn for the worse.

Police say the victim fell after stepping in an open utility box and as she tried to get up she was pushed back on the ground and held down. A third male joined the group and police say the three took turns raping her. The report says she was screaming but they 'covered her mouth with their hands.'

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Teens charged in shooting death of teen mom

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Two teens face felony charges following the shooting death of a teen mother.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded to reports of two people who shot in the 5800 block of Edenfield Road October 17, according to a police report from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Kamilah La'Star Urita, 18, was found shot to death in the front passenger seat of her car. Liston Georges III was found with life-threatening injuries in the driver's seat and transported to UF Health Jacksonville. The couple's 10-month-old son was in the back seat of the car at the time of the shooting and was not harmed.

The alleged shooter was identified in an investigation as 19-year-old Sayton Adair Waller. 

Waller was allegedly driven to the scene by 19-year-old Herode Jospeh, who blocked the couple with his car from leaving the Charter Landing Apartments, according to JSO Assistant Chief of Investigations Chris Butler.

Arlington neighborhood relieved after home invasion robbery arrest

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- An Arlington neighborhood is relieved after learning the third suspect in a deadly home invasion was arrested.

In June, a homeowner shot multiple suspects allegedly trying to rob him inside his home. Two of the suspects died, and until now, one was on the loose.

"About 7:30 in the morning I get a call from one of my employees saying 'Dr. Wilson there's a body in the parking lot'," said Dr. Matthew Wilson.

One suspect died at the scene and the next morning a second was found dead in front of a dumpster at Monument Road Animal Hospital. The third suspect, 24-year-old Antonio Joshua Lenton, was arrested Tuesday after a traffic stop by Florida Highway Patrol. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office had an active warrant out for Lenton on two counts of murder and home invasion robbery. 

Concern grows over delays caused by Mathews closure

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- While the work continues on the Mathews Bridge, commuters said the delays caused by the closure aren't just impacting their schedule, but costing them money.

Andrew Townsend works for a local landscaping business. He said since the closure, the time it takes to get around the city from job to job has increased in a big way.

"It's frustrating," he said.

The Florida Department of Transportation said the company contracted to to fix the bridge, Superior Construction, is making progress when it comes to repairs -- and they are on schedule. That's good news for Townsend.

"Time is money with lawn service work," he said.

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Two shot in Arlington, details unclear

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- An early morning shooting in Arlington sent two to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The shooting is believed to have occurred in an apartment in the Arlington Village apartments in the 1000 block of Bert Road according to Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Det. Jeff Overholser.

A male and female were shot during the incident and both were transported to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. 

The female victim was transported to Memorial Hospital Jacksonville. It is unknown at this time where the male victim was transported.

According to Det. Overholser, the male victim claims the shooting occurred in the street. 

Detectives are looking into what, if any, connection the two victims have. 

Police are also looking for a specific individual who leases in Arlington Village apartment complex who may have information on the shooting.

Grace Lutheran School helps with The Apple Project

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Apple Project is continuing to make headway!

Grace Lutheran School in Arlington and its business partner Thrivent (a financial group) are donating $5,000 will be matched by Weaver Foundation to make a $10,000 donation!

Great part of this story: The kids did chores from vacuuming to cleaning up messy siblings' rooms to earn extra chore money!  

They made a big apple tree at school and put their apple "money" earned on paper apples. Principal Rod Jackson and organizer Julie Ann Peterson spearheaded the effort.

The school's efforts leads First Coast News and its partners one step closer in building a free dental clinic for low-income children and families in Jacksonville.

Former JU President Robert Spiro dies at age 92

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Former Jacksonville University president Robert H. "Bob" Spiro Jr. died Tuesday in Charlotte, N.C., at the age of 92.

Spiro is JU's longest-serving president, presiding over the university from 1964 to 1979. He was also an Undersecretary of the Army, according to a release from JU.

"Jacksonville University has lost one of its most instrumental and patriotic leaders; under Dr. Spiro's 15 years of leadership, JU experienced growth in stature, facilities and enhancements in all areas of campus life," said current JU President Tim Cost.

During his time at JU, Spiro was instrumental in bringing a Naval ROTC program to the school in 1971 at a time when there was an anti-war sentiment due to the Vietnam War.