Ken's Bowtie Classic raises money for mental health services

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Ken Amaro hosted the second annual Bowtie Classic golf tournament at Hidden Hills Country Club Monday.

It's an event that supports Northwest Behavioral Health Services.

"One of their primary functions is providing mental health treatment and they're doing it in the minority community," Amaro said.

Seventy-four golfers signed up to play in the event, several corporate and individual sponsors also added their support. 

Final numbers on how much the event raised were not immediately available, but last year's event raised around $20,000 for the cause.

Click here to learn more about Northwest Behavioral Health Services.

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Officers respond to incident at Plush nightclub

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Officers are investigating an incident they say occurred at the Plush Nightclub in Arlington.

JSO alerted the media to an aggravated battery investigation at 800 University Blvd at 5:32 am.  That is the same time that JSO alerted the media to a possible abduction in Northwest Jacksonville.

JSO dispatchers said an incident occurred at the nightclub, but told First Coast News that officers had already left the scene by 6:05 am.

At this time, no further details are available.

Man killed 2 hours after release from jail

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded to reports of shots fired at the Villas at the Woodlands Apartments early Thursday morning.

The body of 36-year-old Royal Jerome Jackson was found near shell casings when police arrived at the 7200 block of Crane Avenue in Arlington around 4 a.m., according to Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Sgt. Dan Janson.

While police were at that scene, they received reports of a male shooting victim who drove himself to Memorial Hospital. The victim is reportedly in stable condition.

Jackson was released from the Duval County Jail Thursday morning at 1:19 a.m., according to jail records, and was found dead about two hours later.

An investigation is underway and detectives are interviewing the victim at Memorial Hospital to determine his involvement in the incident.

The victim that drove himself to the hospital has not been identified

Man hit by two cars in Arlington

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after being hit by two cars Thursday morning.

The victim was hit in the 1400 block of Cesert Boulevard in Arlington.

Police said the man was initially hit by a Volkswagen sedan. A turquoise sedan following the Volkswagen could not stop in time and also hit the victim, according to JSO.

The unidentified male victim was taken to UF Health Jacksonville with life-threatening injuries.

An investigation is underway.

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Ship that hit Mathews Bridge moves

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The ship that hit the Mathews Bridge is no longer docked in downtown Jacksonville.

So what's next for the USNS 1st Lt. Harry L. Martin?

A slow process here on the St Johns River as the USNS Martin made it's way back under the Mathews bridge for the first time since last September.  

The ship was moved by several tugboats around nine this morning.  

It took about an hour to get the ship under the bridge.    
The coast guard was right next to the ship as it made it's way under.

While it was moving - you could get a good look at just how much damage was caused in that collision.

The good news - it cleared the bridge with no issues.
Now the martin has been here between the mathews and the hart while the coast guard and the navy looked into the crash.
Tonight - that ship is at Blount Island where most of the repairs will be made.

FCN Investigates: What exactly are you paying for at the pump?

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- We are just weeks from the busy Thanksgiving travel season.

But, before you fill up for your trip the On Your Side team has three things you'll want to know before you hit the road. It's part of a First Coast News investigation.

At the gas station, every cent counts.

"I get pretty much what my car gives me," said Michael Bryce, as he filled up the car. "I get around $20 half a tank, $40 for a full tank, $5 for an eighth of a tank."

If you feel like something just isn't right, you might be on to something.

It is Anthony Davis' job to find out

He's one of the petroleum inspectors with the Florida Department of Agriculture.

"We want to make sure that consumers are getting what they're paying for," Davis said.

FCN's David Williams joined him at the Chevron station on New Kings Road for an inspection. Inspections are done at least every 12-14 months, says Davis.

Top 5 hottest jobs and how you can land one

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Are you looking for work? If you are, keep the following story handy.

Like many people, 37-year-old Ty Harris of Jacksonville, has been looking for work.

"Off an on for about a year," Harris explained.

He's been doing freelance work in client and project management, but is looking for something more permanent, which is why he came to a job fair Monday.

He said the job market is tough, which makes it harder to help his family of two children.

"I've gotten a lot of 'You're over qualified,'" Harris said of his year-long job search.

FCN's David Williams asked Harris "What if we told you, we know what the top 5 most in-demand jobs are in Jacksonville?"

To that, Harris responded "I would be impressed and I would inquire what would that be?"