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Cars Stolen While Warming up in Owners' Driveways

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The cold weather is creating easy targets for car thieves.

Several cars left in driveways to warm up have been stolen in the last week.

Reed Lucas, one of the victims, left his car running in the driveway for less than a minute, he said. He ran inside to grab his coat and say goodbye to his wife.

When he came back out the Buick Le Sabre was gone.

"It was shock," Lucas said. "Your heart drops down to your feet and you say, 'I can't believe it's actually happening.'"

It happened to at least five different families in the last week.

Two teens, 13 and 14 years old according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office arrest reports, were arrested for stealing the cars.  JSO detectives should be able to clear at least eight cases with these arrests.

First Coast News is not releasing their identities because they are minors.

Companies Giving More Holiday Parties and Perks This Year

Companies Giving More Holiday Parties and Perks This Year

The economic scrooge may be loosening its grip on holiday cheer in the office as employers indicate their intent to offer more holiday perks (bonuses, parties, gifts) than last year. The nationwide CareerBuilder survey was conducted between August 17 and September 2, 2010 and included more than 3,600 workers and more than 2,600 employers.

Damage Estimate of $130,000 in Sun Tire Building Fire

Damage Estimate of $130,000 in Sun Tire Building Fire

ORANGE PARK, Fla.-- A fire at Sun Tire on Blanding Boulevard has caused an estimated $130,000 in damages.

Fire officials received a 911 call shortly after 7 p.m. on Friday night. Firefighters from Clay County Fire Rescue, Orange Park and Jacksonville arrived at the business and had the fire out within 30 minutes.

It was the second call firefighters made to Sun Tire on Friday. They came out in the afternoon to investigate smoke in the building and found a fire in the air handling system.

The fire damage estimate is $80,000 structural and $50,000 contents.

Power has been shut off to the building.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange Park 14, DeLand 6

ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- The Orange Park Raiders defeated the DeLand Bulldogs Friday night, 14-6.

The Raiders will host Seminole High School next Friday in the 6A Regional Finals.

Fleming Island 27, First Coast 25

FLEMING ISLAND, Fla. -- The Fleming Island Golden Eagles defeated the First Coast Buccaneers Friday night, 27-25.

The Golden Eagles will go on the road to face Lakeland in the 5A Regional Finals.

Jaguars Announce 2011 Ticket Prices

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The season is not nearly over, and the Jaguars are in the thick of the playoff race, but ticket prices for the 2011 season have been announced,

The prices show the first increase in three years for some parts of the stadium, and discounts for other seats.

For higher-end seats, season ticket prices remain flat in the West Touchdown Club, the MPS Group Terrace Suites and parts of the East Touchdown Club, and six of the sections on the east side are reduced.

Prices in the general bowl are going up slightly -- between $1.50 and $4 per game, but the Jaguars are offering the opportunity to avoid the increase by getting in on the 30/30 plan, which keeps the 2010 prices in place for two additional years.

JAGUARS 2011 PRICING MAP

Clay County Says Inmate Tested Positive for TB

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. --  An male inmate in the Clay County Jail has tested positive for tuberculosis.

The Clay County Sheriff's Office along with the county health department are working to contain the disease, and identify inmates and jail employees who may have been exposed.

"Our agency's current estimate of how many people may have had direct exposure (potentially) is 30 persons," said a statement released this evening from the CCSO. 

According to the sheriff's office, the affected inmate was arrested and booked into jail Nov. 3, and at the time showed no symptoms of the disease.

TB skin test results came back positive Nov. 15 during standard health testing and the inmate was placed in a medical cell. The results were confirmed today.

According to the CCSO, although the inmate's skin test was positive, he does not necessarily have the active TB disease nor is he contagious.