Suspect sought in theft of 46-inch TV

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect who stole a 46-inch Samsung DLP television early Sunday morning.

The suspect entered a business in the 100 block of A1A North by smashing the glass front door. The TV is worth about $600. 

The SJCSO describe the man as 6-feet-tall and wearing a dark colored hoodie. The suspect was possibly driving a silver Toyota heading north on A1A North.

Anyone with any information concerning the identity of this suspect is asked to contact Detective David Garns at the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office at 904-209-3982. 

You can also remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward by calling Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 1-888-277-TIPS (8477).

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Shipwreck exposed on Ponte Vedra Beach

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Carol Caruso likes to walk on Ponte Vedra Beach, but she hadn't been out in a few weeks. When she walked along the shore Tuesday, she saw something big.

With her hands held out wide, she said, "This is what I found at low tide!"

It appears to be the skeleton of a ship, right where the waves hit the beach.

"I've been looking at it for two years," Caruso explained but she's never seen so much of it coming out of the sand.

"Generally it's just that point, literally that point sticking up and that's it. So I thought this had to be something special," she beamed.

The ribs of the ship appear to be jutting out from the beach above the waves.

Caruso estimates the shipwreck is about 75 feet long.

Get a free, sober ride home tonight

JACKSONVILLE, FLA-- We want you to get the new year started off safely so put this number in your phone, 885-286-9246.

855-286-9246 is the phone number to AAA's Tow-To-Go program.  You don't have to be a AAA member to use the service, it just gets you a safe, free ride home and saves you from driving intoxicated.

"New Year's Eve is the busiest night of the year for the Tow to Go program because so many motorists seem to be more inclined to use a designated driver but don't always have someone willing to be one in their own party during the biggest celebration of the year," said Gerry Gutowski, Sr. Vice President, Automotive Services, AAA–The Auto Club Group. "We prepare our call center teams and tow truck service providers for weeks in advance, so we can manage the increased call volume that's typical of this time of year."

Fire tears through pricey Ponte Vedra home

PONTE VEDRA, Fla. - A home in a pricey area of Ponte Vedra sustained significant fire damage late Thursday night.

St. Johns County Fire Rescue responded to a residential fire in the 200 block of Oak Hammock Drive at approximately 11:30 p.m.

When crews arrived on scene, heavy fire was showing from the roof of the home. According to SJCFR, the fire was initially isolated to the attic space of the home and rapidly spread throughout the home.

Both adult occupants of the home were able to get out of the home safely and no injuries were reported.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation and an official damage estimate is unavailable at this time.

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Suspect sought in $30,000 worth of electronics

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- A suspect is being sought by the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office in connection to a burglary early Thursday morning.

The incident happened at Verizon Wireless located at 2 Fairfield Boulevard at about 4 a.m.

The suspect entered the store by smashing the front glass door with a sledgehammer. The suspect took more than $30,000 worth of iPhones and iPads before he ran from the area.

The suspect is between 5-feet 9-inches and 6-feet 2-inches tall. He was wearing long red shorts and white T-shirt. In an attempt to cover his face, the suspect used either a hoodie or sweatshirt.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to to contact Detective David Garns at the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office at 904-209-3982. You can also remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward by calling Crime Stoppers of N.E. Florida at 1-888-277-TIPS.

Chris Porter's FCN Cribs: Ponte Vedra Beach

PONTE VEDRA, Fla. -- The mansion at 120 Stadium Court in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, is located at where they call the TPC hangout.

The Moment Luxury Specialist Missy DeKay opened the front doors to this spectacular mansion.

"The setting is one of the things that separate this property from many of the other fine properties in the area," DeKay said.

This house is nestled on a cul de sac right in the heart of the Players Championship valley course.

"So, front row seats to the 4th green," DeKay says. "That's really a hot spot a hot point."

And you've got walking access to the clubhouse and parking for all of your friends. The special property was designed for entertaining with family in mind.

The living room is open to the dining room, which flows beautifully into the family gathering room.

"So, gorgeous views," she says.

Collecting hundreds of socks for the homeless

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Most of us have plenty of socks, but one woman is collecting socks for those who really need them.

"It's just socks," April Campbell of St. Johns County said.  She is known as the Sock Lady.

"I start collecting in September," she admitted.

Her living room corner is full of bags and boxes of new socks.

This all started a few years ago when she went with some churches to serve dinner on Thanksgiving to the homeless in St. Augustine.

"The churches bring clothes and put the clothes on bleachers for the homeless to pick through," she remembered. One homeless man asked Campbell if there were any socks.

"I said, 'You know what, we don't. But I will have them next year.'"

And she did. She brought more than 500 pairs with her to Thanksgiving dinner in 2011.