Five injured in Black Creek boating accident

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- Five people were injured after trying to get their boat out of bad weather on Black Creek on Tuesday afternoon.

Three adults and two children were among the injured, according to Karen Parker of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.

The injured individuals were taken UF Health at Jacksonville with non-life-threatening injuries. Three other children were on board the boat but were not injured.

The 21-foot open deck boat was headed to the Knights Boat Ramp when it veered to the right and hit trees along the creek's shoreline, coming to rest 25-30 feet in the woods.

The investigation into the crash is continuing, Parker said.

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Country singer Slim Whitman dies at age 90

ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- Florida native and famed country singer Slim Whitman has died at the age of 90.

A family member confirmed Whitman passed away peacefully surrounded by family overnight Wednesday at Orange Park Medical Center. He had heart and kidney failure.

Witman sold more than 120 million records and he's known around the world for songs like Rose Marie, I Remember You, and Indian Love Call. People in Middleburg say he was just a humble, down to earth guy.

Guilty plea in gun case in detective's death

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- A Middleburg man pleaded guilty Tuesday in a gun case relating to the death of a Clay County detective.

Baker, Clay to host National Night Out events

Northeast Florida -- Baker and Clay counties have announced that they have begun planning for "America's Night out Against Crime."

The events are part of the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development and promotion of various crime prevention programs, which culminates annually on the first Tuesday of August.  

National Night Out was first introduced in 1984 and began as an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

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Residents still dealing with Debby damage

MIDDLEBURG, Fla. -- Almost a year after Tropical Storm Debby made landfall in North Florida, about 75 families are still seeking help to fix their homes.

"[Water] is coming through the wall, down underneath the floor, some day my refrigerator will probably end up on the ground," said Middleburg resident Nikki Celso.

The Celso family in Middleburg continues to deal with leftover damage from the storm.

"It worries me that my beams are going to come through the roof and they're going to end up on my floor," said Celso.

Tropical Storm Debby flooded hundreds of homes near Black Creek in Clay County, but even those living in non-flood zones had water enter their homes.

The storm dumped so much rain, Nikki Celso said her ceiling cracked in several rooms. The roof is caving in her son's room and mold is spreading throughout the home.

Clay County Emergency Management updates on Andrea

CLAY COUNTY, Fla.-Emergency Management Officials are watching progress of Tropical Storm Andrea as it crosses Florida today and will closely monitor conditions throughout the evening.

Emergency Operations Center is currently at Level 3 activation and will continue communication with state and local agencies.

Clay County is currently under the following cautions:
• Tropical Storm Warning
• Tornado Watch
• Flood Watch

Isolated flooding in low-lying areas may occur from the anticipated rainfall, and residents are urged to remain aware of conditions and take protective actions as needed.

All residents are advised to take this opportunity to prepare for what might become an active storm season. Preparations include:
• 3 days' supply of water, food, personal needs items and medications
• Collection of important documents if evacuations become necessary
• Family emergency plan

Consumer Alert: Be sure your trailer has a legal VIN

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Every trailer on the road, and there are many, must have a vehicle identification number, like your car would have. Otherwise, under Florida, law it's considered contraband and it will be confiscated.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is reporting a rash of trailer thefts like what happened to Willis Sly. His utility trailer was stolen on Memorial Day.

"They cut all the locks on the trailer and away it went," said Sly.

He purchased a new trailer, costing him about $2,000.

"The police say they recover some. I'm buying another one so I don't know," said Sly.

The police effort to cut down on trailer thefts and recover the stolen ones has been an eye-opening experience for Dan Mechelke

"I had no idea, I had no idea in regards to that trailer, none at all, none at all," said Mechelke.