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Woman Killed in St. Augustine Crash

Woman Killed in St. Augustine Crash

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- The St. Augustine Police Department is investigating a deadly crash on A1A Beach Blvd. and Pope Road.
According to police, a woman was killed after losing control of her car and crashing into a palm tree. It happened just before midnight on Tuesday.
A St. Johns County Deputy had pulled the woman over. After asking for her registration and license, police said the woman sped off.
Before the deputy could pursue the vehicle, St. Augustine Police said the driver had already crashed.
Police believe the car may have been stolen.
They have yet to identify the victim.

Friends of A1A Collaborate with Local Artists For New Travelogue

At the Florida Scenic Highways State Conference held recently at the Hilton Bayfront Inn on June 8, 9 and 10, more than eighty scenic highway leaders saw the premiere viewing of the new A1A video: A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway, A Road That Takes You Everywhere – Always An Adventure.

AAA and Budweiser Partner to Provide Free Rides for the Tipsy

AAA and Budweiser Partner to Provide Free Rides for the Tipsy

Throughout Florida a number of programs offer free rides to individuals who have had too much to drink.

AAA and Budweiser offer a service called "Tow to Go"
that provides private party goers and licensed establishments a way to get people home safely. Adults in need of a ride can call 1-800-AAA-HELP. AAA will dispatch a tow truck and will take both the driver and the vehicle home, free of charge. This service is available throughout Florida - to both AAA members and non-members.

The free towing service is not only available on the 4th of July, but over the entire long weekend from July 1 through July 5.

According to FHP, Tow to Go removes the number one excuse for drunk driving - the intoxicated motorist not wanting to leave their car - by not only taking the driver home safely, but also their vehicle home safely too.

Expect Congested Waterways July Fourth Weekend

Expect Congested Waterways July Fourth Weekend

Nearly 1 million recreational vessels are registered in Florida, and thousands more are brought in by tourists each year to enjoy the state’s boating opportunities. Many thousands of these boats will be cruising the St. Johns River, the Intracoastal Waterway and the many popular lakes and rivers in the northeast and central part of the state while celebrating the July Fourth weekend.

Unfortunately, these busy holiday weekends too often end tragically for some boaters. And these tragedies are usually completely preventable.

Overturned Car Causes Delays

Overturned Car Causes Delays

Motorists should expect traffic delays on I-95 for the next 30-45 minutes while investigators (FHP) clear a vehicle roller crash that was engulfed in flames near the IGP Parkway this morning.   No injuries have been reported, and FHP is on scene.

Road Closure Notice: Masters Drive

Beginning Monday, June 27, through Thursday June 30, the City of St. Augustine, through a right of way permit with the St. Johns County Engineering Division, will be performing work on the Masters Drive and Ravenswood Drive intersection. The construction project is necessary to do a water main replacement.

Passengers Stuck on Plane Returning From Baltimore

Passengers Stuck on Plane Returning From Baltimore

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Passengers on flight 1007 from Baltimore have deplaned after being stuck at the gate for about 25 minutes.

The reason for the delay is due to the front door to the plane becoming stuck.

First Coast News Managing Editor Casey Clark was on that flight and snapped these pictures for us of the commotion on the plane.

Ground crews with Southwest Airlines brought an open stairwell to the rear of the plane for passengers to deplane through the back exit.

At this time everyone has deplaned safely.