Crash at historic Castillo de San Marcos leaves 2 in critical condition

Two individuals are in critical condition after being hit by a car near the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, according to the St. Augustine Police Department. The incident occurred just before 4am, with one victim seen being transported on a stretcher. A St. Johns County deputy witnessed the event and arrested the driver, who is now facing a DUI charge. More… Read Full story: WJXT

St. Johns County Parks & Recreation Department Celebrates $1.4M Investment in Playground Upgrades

The St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department in Florida has completed playground upgrades worth over $1.4 million in 2023. The improvements include new play areas, refurbishments, and shade coverings across various parks. A notable addition is the Field of Dreams Playground at Aberdeen Park, the department’s first all-inclusive play area with ADA-accessible structures. The upgrades were funded by the Board of County Commissioners, with allocations for various projects ranging from $410,065 to $5,000. The Parks and Recreation Department plans to continue enhancing the county’s recreational spaces in 2024. More… Read Full story: Action News Jax

St. Johns County Deputy Urges Awareness of ‘Move Over Law’ Following Bus Collision

St. Johns County Sheriff’s deputy, Joey Romer, was hit by a minibus during a traffic stop, resulting in a broken hand and injured shoulder. Romer, a veteran officer with 40 years of service, was enforcing a traffic stop for reckless driving when the incident occurred. He emphasizes the importance of Florida’s Move Over Law, which requires drivers to change lanes or slow down when approaching stopped emergency or service vehicles. The driver of the minibus, who held a commercial driver’s license, was ticketed for violating this law. Since 2015, there have been 1,700 crashes, over 100 serious injuries, and at…

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Former restaurant to be transformed into 1 million dollar beach walkover

St. Johns County in Florida is planning to create a wheelchair accessible beach walkover and additional parking at Crescent Beach Park. The project, estimated to cost $1 million, will be situated on the former site of the South Beach Grill restaurant, which the county purchased for $2 million in June 2022. The project includes the construction of the county’s first fully ADA-accessible boardwalk. The project’s budget of $995,000 comes from the Fiscal Year 2024 Budgets, with $145,000 allocated for demolition and design, and $850,000 for construction. The site is currently under demolition. More… Read Full story: Action News Jax