Police: Burglar targets movie kiosk renters

MIDDLEBURG, Fla. -- The Clay County Sheriff's Office is investigating a vehicle burglary in which a woman's phone and wallet were taken out of her car while she using a Redbox movie kiosk.

According to a release from CCSO, the woman and her fiance went to the Redbox outside of the Walmart located at 2570 County Road 220 on October 13. The car, which was pulled up next to the curb, was turned off and the keys were taken out and the vehicle was unlocked.

The male suspect allegedly entered the unlocked car and took the woman's cell phone and wallet, which contained credit cards. He was wearing a beige shirt, black cap and blue jeans.

The man then walked past the couple to enter the store, according to the release. He was likely driving a gold-colored sedan and was seen with a woman with her hair pulled back in a bun.

FCN Investigates: What exactly are you paying for at the pump?

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- We are just weeks from the busy Thanksgiving travel season.

But, before you fill up for your trip the On Your Side team has three things you'll want to know before you hit the road. It's part of a First Coast News investigation.

At the gas station, every cent counts.

"I get pretty much what my car gives me," said Michael Bryce, as he filled up the car. "I get around $20 half a tank, $40 for a full tank, $5 for an eighth of a tank."

If you feel like something just isn't right, you might be on to something.

It is Anthony Davis' job to find out

He's one of the petroleum inspectors with the Florida Department of Agriculture.

"We want to make sure that consumers are getting what they're paying for," Davis said.

FCN's David Williams joined him at the Chevron station on New Kings Road for an inspection. Inspections are done at least every 12-14 months, says Davis.

Superintendent defends 'Dare to Think'

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- Superintendent Charlie Van Zant is speaking out in defense of the Dare to Think Conference that kicked off yesterday.

It's a program that focuses on history and civics in the classroom.

Last week -- the Clay County school board voted to file an ethics complaint regarding Van Zant's co-sponsorship of the conference -- calling it a private, partisan, and political event.

Van Zant sent a statement today saying;

"Encouraging our students and our children to love, respect, cherish and value America isn't a partisan issue.

"It is informed patriotism. I want everyone to know I will always stand up and be willing to advocate for that in our community!"

Click here to read the entire statement.

Lewd battery suspect turns himself in to police

UPDATE 11/5/13: The suspect, Stephen Dyne, turned himself into the Green Cove Springs headquarters Tuesday, according to a Clay County Sheriff's Office press release. Dyne is held at the Clay County Jail on charges of Lewd Battery and pending charges of eluding arrest. 

Thousands of dollars missing from Clay school

MIDDLEBURG, Fla. -- It is being called a case of grand theft after several thousand dollars was reported missing from accounts at Wilkinson Elementary.

The school district discovered a problem when bank accounts were found overdrawn in late September. District accountants, according to the Clay County Sheriff's Office, then started to find more errors in the school's financial books.

The bookkeeper, Julie Herringdine, resigned in mid-September.  School district spokesman Gavin Rollins said Herringdine "resigned pending termination."

CCSO has not named a suspect in the case. Investigators say $2,294 is the preliminary amount believed to have been stolen, but that number is expected to climb higher.

Herringdine could not be reached for comment either at her home or by phone.

Clay schools said it has strong internal controls and has training programs for employees.

Arrest announced in white supremacist graffiti case

MIDDLEBURG, Fla. - The home where a Clay County detective was killed was vandalized five days ago, today an arrest was announced.

Just a few days after the home where Clay County Detective David White was killed in 2012 the arrest of suspect Anthonio Joseph Casanova, 44, was announced.

Casanova was taken into custody by the Clay County Sheriff's Office Friday and charged with the vandalism that occurred at a home at 4874 Alligator Boulevard.

The arrest came a day before volunteers from the Clay County fire department stepped forward to donate their time to paint over the white supremacist graffiti with paint donated by the Clay County Fie Union.

Casanova is being held on a $25,000 bond in the Clay County Jail.

Pop Warner team sidelined for season

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Wesconnett Park is now silent; the Wildcats football season is over, abruptly.

"It was very heartbreaking," said Teresea Downceroux.

Teresea Downceroux's son is on the team and they're angry.

"My son has been crying since that meeting because he has been devastated," she said.

The team, after a 7-2 season, was poised for the Championship game, but they're sideline. The parents were called into a meeting and told that the season has been forfeited. 

"We're out and another team will take our spot," said Chahid Clark.

Assistant Coach Clark said the Pop Warner Football conference received a complaint that one of his players is ineligible, he lived outside the district.

"When he signed up, proof of residency was not required," he said.