SWAT Standoff Ends, Man Arrested in Jacksonville Beach

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A SWAT standoff at the Coquina Bay Apartments has ended. According to police, the man believed to be inside of the apartment was driving in Jacksonville Beach, and called police to turn himself in.

Around 5:15 Thursday afternoon officers responded to a domestic or aggravated burglary call at Coquina Bay Apartments.

They were met by the victim, who is 6-months pregnant.  She told them her husband assaulted her and threatened to kill her unborn child.

He kicked her out of the apartment and that's when she told police she called for help.

Officers couldn't get him to answer their megaphone calls, and said they called for SWAT because they had an indication there were firearms inside home. 

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Little Gator Bowl Pop Warner Youth Championships Oct 31

October 31, 2010, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at EverBank Field. Admission is free.

Helping is Easy and Rewarding this Holiday Season

Bright Holidays encourages anyone looking to lend a hand to get involved. Currently, Bright Holidays is accepting donations for the 2010 holiday season and welcomes contributions of any amount.

Jinglebells ProAm December 7th, 2010

The Monique Burr Foundation for Children is hosting its annual Jinglebells ProAm golf tournament
on Tuesday, December 7th, at The Golf Club at South Hampton in St. Augustine.

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National College Fair Comes to Jacksonville

The National Association for College Admission Counseling will host its annual Regional College Fair where students and parents can meet with college admission representatives from across the country.

Body Found on Beach Identified

JACKSONVILLE, BEACH, Fla. -- Police believe the woman whose body was found on the beach this morning drowned, but will continue investigating to find out for sure.

According to the Jacksonville Beach Police Department, 59-year-old Kathleen Doris Sciartelli, from the East Arlington area, was found early this morning on the beach between 10th and 11th avenues south.

As the investigation is continuing, police are not releasing many details related to her death.

Update: White Powder at Jacksonville Beach Police Station was Left by Citizen

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. -- The Haz-Mat scare at police headquarters Monday looks to have been due to a helpful citizen at the wrong time of day.

After seeing a television report of the white powder being found at the police station, a viewer called and said he left it there.

According to Sgt. Tom Bingham with the Jacksonville Beach Police Department, the person saw a vial with a white powder in it on the beach and decided to turn it in.

As it was not during normal business hours, the front door was locked.

Bingham said the man opted not to use to buzzer to find an officer, but rather slid the vial through the pass-through.

Charges against the man are not expected, and results of the lab tests of the powder have not yet been returned.

Employees noticed the container early Monday morning, leading to the Haz-Mat team securing the area and sending the powder to a state lab.

There have been no health effects reported.