IN ST. JOHNS COUNTY, New allegations are coming out against a St. Augustine doctor who was recently indicted on federal charges of illegally distributing medication in exchange for sexual favors. Dr. Scott Hollington is now under investigation after being accused of sexual assault, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office. A young woman, who we are not identifying for safety purposes, went to authorities about being sexually assaulted by Hollington at Sawgrass Health in St. Augustine.
The woman said she went to the doctor back on Oct. 22 as a new patient who recently moved from Gainesville to get a prescription She said a nurse who was in the building when she arrived had left, so it was just her and Hollington in the same room to discuss her need for the prescription.
“We began talking a little bit, and he said, ‘why don’t you come and sit on my side?’ I thought it was strange, but I said, okay. I kept my distance and sat on his side and that’s when he began to caress my leg,” After further advances the woman said
Hollington started to kiss and sexually assault her. She told him to stop and left..As she was leaving, she said she noticed a small camera in the corner of the room that was pointed in her direction.
The woman said she left the building and told her boyfriend who was waiting in the car in the parking lot about what happened. That’s when she said her boyfriend confronted the doctor.
A detective is concerned that there may be more victims who are afraid to say something and is asking anyone who could have been sexually assaulted by Hollington, to come forward.
ARMED NARCOTICS TRAFFICKER ARRESTED:
Tuesday detectives with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit (SIU) executed a search warrant at 508 Dallas Street in Hastings.
Mose King IV (09/03/85) was contacted by deputies and detectives in his vehicle as he approached the residence. Initially, he fled from law enforcement, but was ultimately apprehended and arrested.
hASTINGS, Fla. – The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office said it is investigating a shooting in Hastings that left one person hurt.
The Sheriff’s Office said the shooting happened Thursday on Flagler Estates Boulevard and the suspected shooter has been detained.
The person who was shot was airlifted to an area hospital. Their condition is unknown.
ST. AUGUSTINE,— An $800,000 dollar construction project expected to start in the new year in St. Augustine may ease concerns over pedestrian safety.
A man was hit and killed while crossing A1A near the Bridge of Lions over the weekend. It’s a section of town cyclist and pedestrian safety advocate Heather Lane-Neville is more than familiar with.
After seeing another death this weekend, Lane-Neville says it’s beyond time for a change.
“It’s dark. It’s fast,” “There’s parallel parked cars that create blind spots. It’s just not suited for what we’re using it for.”
Despite restaurants and hotels lining either side of the road as soon as you get over the bridge of lions, there’s no crosswalk That’ll change soon.
“It will feature an additional pedestrian crosswalk at Zordaya Avenue, as well as other safety improvements along the corridor,” said Florida Department of Transportation Spokesperson Hampton Ray.
Construction on the $800,000 worth of improvements will start in January and could be completed by Spring 2023.
Attention: Businesses and residents on St Johns Avenue in Palatka between S. 11th and S. 4th Streets from starting Monday, and running to Tuesday, November 22 – A new water line will be installed the length of St Johns Ave. There is a risk of impacting existing water and sewer connections to homes and businesses.
If you experience a water or sewage outage, please contact Public Works immediately
Early voting swings into its last two days for the mid-term elections in Florida. Supervisor of Elections in Putnam, St. Johns and Flagler counties are open today and Saturday as voter turnout remains steady. Election Day is Nov. 8 with polls opening at 7 a.m. and staying open until 7 p.m.
St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting Thursday in Flagler Estates are that sent one man to the hospital, according to authorities. Early reports indicate it was a domestic violence incident on Flagler Estates Boulevard. The suspected shooter has been detained, according to deputies
Flagler Playhouse presents Driving Miss Daisy this weekend and next at their theater on East Moody in Bunnell. The 1988 Pulitzer Prize winning play opens at 7:30 tonight. Other performance include Nov. 5, 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and matinees a 2 p.m. on Nov. 6 and 13.
River City Players presents every Christmas story ever told this weekend and next weekend at the Larimer arts center in Palatka. Tonights show and Saturday night at 7 and Sunday matinee at 2.
Holiday House presented by the Palatka art league will open at the Tiilghman House on River street across from the city dock in Palatka tomorrow and will remain open showing off local artists and crafters works for sale thru Christmas Eve with the exception of Thanksgiving Day.
St. James UMW bazaar is today and Saturday right across from the courthouse in downtown Palatka with their famous chicken dinners served tonight between 5 amd 7pm
One of the oldest football rivalries in the state continues tonight as Palatka and St. Augustine teams meet at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Palatka. Palatka is at 7-2 and St. Augustine at 6-3 although the Palatka Panthers have lost their last two games. However, it’s always an anything goes game when the rivals play. St. Augustine has won each year since 2013. WIYD will be carrying the game.
Other big games in the tri-county area tonight include Mandarin at Bartram Trail High in St. Johns with. Bartram at 9-0. Creekside (7-2 will be at Ponte Vedra (5-4) and Nease will be at Tocoi Creek.
Mary Lawson Brown’s name will be forever associated with the Palatka marina after tomorrows ceremony dedicating it I her honor. She retired after 36 years in Palatka government as a city commissioner. The ceremony will be held at 5pm Saturday at 319 River Street in Palatka.