House on Fire in Arlington; No Injuries Reported

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A house fire has broken out at a house in the 8900 block of Lone Star Road in Arlington.

Smoke can be seen from more than a mile away, and the flames are heading toward the woods behind the home, which is fully engulfed.

Somerset Academy Eagle Campus is on the same block but is unaffected.

There is no report of injuries at this time.


Nightclub that Arlington Neighbors Blame for Area Crime to Reopen as Sports Bar

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --  A Jacksonville nightclub in an Arlington neighborhood where a teen was shot to death in September is under new ownership. 

Horace James Jr., 14, was shot and killed last month outside Club Menage, which had just hosted a teen party.

It now will reopen as a sports bar but neighbors are waiting to see if old problems continue under a new name.

Sybil Holland is concerned has been concerned about the intersection near Menage not far from her home that disrupts the quiet of her neighborhood. "This is a nice neighborhood but it's scary," said Holland.

She's tired of crime at the corner of Arlington Road and University Boulevard and blames Club Menage for the majority of it. "The club needs to be closed and it needs to be closed completely," said Holland.

JSO Vehicle Involved in Wreck on Fort Caroline Road

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- All lanes of Fort Caroline Road have reopened after a car wreck involving a police vehicle.

A Jacksonville Sheriff's Office car was rear-ended on Fort Caroline Road, then hit a car in front of it around 4 p.m. today.

It happened in the westbound lanes between St. Johns Bluff Road and Monument Road.

Police at the scene said the officer in the JSO vehicle was taken to the hospital with injuries. Charges are pending in the wreck.

Fort Caroline westbound lanes were closed near St. Johns Bluff Road for about two hour hours, tying up traffic. The eastbound lanes were also closed for a brief time.

Jacksonville Hotel Drying Out After Guest Causes Flooding

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --  The Jaguars big win on Sunday may have indirectly caused some big losses for a Southbank hotel. The Hilton Garden Inn is closed due to flooding and a guest is to blame.

Crews tasked with sopping up the water said an unhappy Colts fan took out his frustrations on the hotel.

It was a kick that brought joy to the hearts of Jags fans everywhere on Sunday and dowsed the hopes of the normally division-leading Colts, but it may have drenched more than hopes.

The Hilton Garden Inn on Jacksonville's Southbank is drying out tonight after a Colts fan took out his frustrations with a torrent of water.

The signs on the Hilton doors say no reservations or walk-ins.  The hotel had to be evacuated early Monday morning after several floors were flooded. 

Cleaning crews and their equipment have been working hard to dry out the hotel.

Body Found on Beach Identified

JACKSONVILLE, BEACH, Fla. -- Police believe the woman whose body was found on the beach this morning drowned, but will continue investigating to find out for sure.

According to the Jacksonville Beach Police Department, 59-year-old Kathleen Doris Sciartelli, from the East Arlington area, was found early this morning on the beach between 10th and 11th avenues south.

As the investigation is continuing, police are not releasing many details related to her death.

Ammendment 4 Demonstration, Oct 6

The Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting a demonstartion against Ammendment 4 on Wednesday, October 6, 5 - 9 p.m., Art Walk. (The old library downtown, 122 North Ocean)

USS Underwood Returns from Six Month Deployment

More than 200 Sailors stationed on board USS Underwood (FFG 36) and embarked helicopter squadron HSL 60 will return to Naval Station Mayport on Tuesday, October 5, after a six-month deployment to the Eastern Pacific in support of Counter-Illicit Trafficking Operations.