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March 26, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. On the good news front, eight-month-old Onyx Hebert continues to improve. He’s the little boy from Putnam County who recently had a heart transplant at Shands Hospital for Children in Gainesville. Photos on Facebook now show him smiling. His mother, Heather Bass Hebert, reports it’s the first time… Read More ›

March 25, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Putnam, Flagler and St. Johns officials including law enforcement are echoing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ call for people 65 and older to self-quarantine for the next two weeks as efforts continue to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Others are being urged to stay home when possible and… Read More ›

March 24, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Palatka City Commission holds a special called meeting today at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 201 N. Second St. Commissioners will be discussing the city’s direction on coronavirus. Last week City Manager Bill Shanahan had announced all meetings of the city were being canceled. Former Palatka City Commissioner… Read More ›

News March 23, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Traffic accidents over the weekend left two people dead and several injured. In Putnam County a crash Sunday night around 10:45 p.m. in San Mateo killed a 43-year-old woman. Florida Highway Patrol says a Ford Mustang with three people inside hit a tree. Passenger Mildred Bastian of Satsuma… Read More ›

March 20, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. St. Johns County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a hit-and-run driver who killed a woman early this morning as she was walking on International Golf Parkway at Royal Pines Parkway. The incident happened between 5 and 5:45 a.m., according to the Sheriff’s Office. The woman apparently was walking… Read More ›

March 19, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. A crash involving a train caused a fatality in St. Augustine this morning, according to the St. Augustine Police Department. The crash occurred in the area of North Ponce de Leon Boulevard and Saragossa Street. Traffic was blocked and had to be rerouted. The accident is under investigation…. Read More ›

March 18, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Despite concerns by election officials, voters turned out for Tuesday’s Presidential Preference Primary although early voting and voting by mail helped up turnout percentages. In Putnam County voter turnout was 21.76 percent. In Flagler County 33.44 percent and in St. Johns County 24.63 percent. Area counties followed the… Read More ›

March 17, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Get out and vote. Today is the Presidential Preference Primary in Florida and polls are open in Putnam, Flagler and St. Johns counties. Turnout is reported lighter than usual. Polls are open until 7 p.m. tonight. More than one million people voted early. Deputies, detectives and communications operators… Read More ›

March 13, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. As coronavirus concerns continue spreading, events, festivals and fairs are being cancelled. Among sporting events it’s The Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach. First word was golfers would continue play today through Sunday but without spectators. Now the decision is the PGA tournament is off as will be… Read More ›

March 12, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. A man is dead near Hastings following a confrontation Wednesday with St. Johns County deputies. The incident began in Flagler County regarding a reckless driver allegedly involved in two hit-and-run crashes as he tried to elude Flagler deputies. St. Johns County was notified around 2 p.m. about the… Read More ›