Motorcyclist tragically loses life in St. Johns County crash

A 26-year-old motorcyclist from Jacksonville died in a crash on A1A and Harbor Drive in St. Johns County, Florida, on Sunday night. The accident occurred when the motorcyclist crossed the double yellow center lines to pass a car and collided with the sedan’s front left side as it turned left onto Harbor Drive. The motorcyclist, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown off his bike. The 30-year-old Palm Coast man driving the sedan was unharmed and was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. More… Read Full story: WJXT

St. Johns County Teams Up with SJC Cultural Events, Inc. to Manage St. Augustine Amphitheatre

The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) unanimously approved a public-private partnership with SJC Cultural Events, Inc. (SJCCE) on September 19, 2023. Starting October 1, SJCCE will manage and operate the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, while the County retains ownership and leasehold interests. SJCCE, a nonprofit organization, will handle event management, promotion, facility expense oversight, and maintenance. The partnership aims to improve cost efficiency, enhance community benefits, and provide exceptional service to residents and visitors. The St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, recognized for their cultural impact, hosted a combined total of…

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Detectives Crack Murder of St. Augustine Priest, Set to be Featured on A&E Crime Show

A&E’s primetime show, “Interrogation Raw,” will feature a high-profile murder case from St. Augustine, Florida, in its season two premiere on September 21. The episode, titled “The Missing Priest,” will focus on the 2017 kidnapping and murder of Father Rene Robert, who was killed by a man he was trying to help. The episode will include footage from the multi-state manhunt for the suspect, Steven Murray, and his subsequent police interrogation. It will also feature commentary from the detectives involved in the case. Father Robert had previously stated in a 1995 declaration of life that if he was ever murdered,…

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Pilot Error Blamed in Fatal St. Augustine Airport Crash

Two years after a fatal plane crash at Northeast Florida Regional Airport, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined that pilot error was the cause. The crash, which killed a flight instructor and a student pilot prospect, occurred when a Cessna 152 stalled and crashed during approach to the runway. The NTSB found no mechanical failure, and aviation expert Ed Booth stated that the plane was in a flyable condition. The stall happened just 100 feet above the ground, leaving no time for recovery. Booth outlined three warnings that could have alerted the pilot to the impending stall. The…

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