Posts Tagged ‘WJXT’

Judge declares that WJXT was not in comtempt…

(from Jacksonville.com) - A judge decided Tuesday not to hold a Jacksonville TV station in contempt for briefly broadcasting part of an arrest report from the Aug. 23 attack of a 9-year-old girl in a Best Buy women’s restroom.

“The Court concludes that employees of WJXT TV-4,” Circuit Judge Adrian G. Soud wrote Tuesday, “as human beings do at times, made a mistake.”

James Patrick Tadros was arrested the day of the attack and charged with attempted murder, false imprisonment and criminal mischief. The TV station first received an arrest report with paragraphs blacked out and then, through its attorney’s use of the Duval County Clerk of Court database, received an unredacted report, allowing them to see what had been blacked out, according to a court document….Cont….

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09 2013

Dan Hicken to depart WTLV/WJXX…

WTLV/WJXX announced today via Twitter that Sports Director Dan Hicken is leaving the Jacksonville duopoly. Hicken had been with WTLV (later WTLV/WJXX) for twenty seven years prior to this announcement.

So far no official word has been released on why Hicken is leaving the station. However, Sam Kouvaris, the sports director across the street at WJXT tweeted today that Hicken was headed to the “Cox TV stations here in town.” Of course by that Kouvaris means the duopoly of WTEV/WAWS, which was scooped up by Cox in Dec 2012.

So if Sam Kouvaris is correct, does this mean that Dan Hicken might bump current WTEV/WAWS sports director Steve Wrigley for the top spot in sports or will he be replacing one of the other three faces at “Action Sports?” Stay tuned to FLNewsCenter.com for the latest.

//hattip to Anonymous

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05 2013

Jacksonville reporter reports on the murder of her own father…

(from WJXT.com) – The names of 120 officers killed in Florida will be added to the national monument. Channel 4′s Erica Rakow was in Washington D.D. with these families, and has a touching personal story of her own….Watch the reports below….

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05 2013

Comings and goings at WJXT…

Sources tell Florida News Center that Jacksonville’s independent WJXT has lost and gained several personalities as of late.

Reporter Elizabeth Cate (right#1) has moved across the panhandle to Tallahassee. She is the new Press Secretary for the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. A little factoid…she is the daughter of primary WFLA (Tampa) anchor Keith Cate.

Emily Turner (left #1) is headed west to Tuscon, Arizona. She joins KOLD-TV/KMSB-TV as a reporter.

Jason Law (right#2) has joined Cincinnati’s WCPO-TV. He is the station’s new investigative reporter.

Alicia Booth (left #2) has joined WJXT as a reporter. She comes from Cleveland’s WEWS-TV where she was the station’s health reporter.

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02 2013

WJXT chief engineer arrested for peeping…

(edited from WJXT.com) – Police arrested WJXT chief engineer James Lowery on Sunday night. The 6o-year old was arrested on charges of trespassing, disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest after an incident at his neighbor’s house.

According to the arrest report, a 15-year-old girl told her father a man was looking in the window of their home on Forest Stump Lane.

The report says the father went outside and found Lowery, kneeling against their house and looking in the window. The father stopped the man when he tried to run….Cont….

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10 2012