WWII flares found in Green Cove Springs trailer

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad successfully disposed of WWII era flares after contractors found boxes marked explosives in Green Cove Springs Sunday. 

Around 10:20 a.m., contractors working to clean up a foreclosed property discovered a semi trailer behind a vacant foreclosed home in the 4000 block of Rich Road near the fairgrounds, according to Sgt. Matt Williams, Clay County Sheriff's Office.

The contractors alerted CCSO, which in turn contacted JSO's Bomb Squad. The CCSO does not have a bomb squad unit. 

The boxes contained Kinepak, a chemical used to create explosives for mining purposes. The JSO Bomb Squad also found WWII era flares, but none of the items were active. 

Real ways to help you find a job and other resources

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Shawntray from the Westside asked the On Your Side team a question.

He said he recently lost his job as a security guard because he was sick and can't find work. Shawntray said he lost his home and he's afraid he'll lose his car. He wants help.

Shawntray, here is what you do:

1) Get your hands on a phone in the area of Northeast Florida and dial the United Way's 211. It is a referral source that will refer you to places for emergency financial assistance, food, shelter and clothing and a lot of other service.

2) Call the company that you make car payments and explain your situation. Ask if some payments can be deferred.

3) Go to a place like WorkSource Florida. They have offices across the region They will help you or anyone looking for work Find a job. Call 904-356-JOBS for more information.

Man wanted for lewd molestation

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- The Clay County Sheriff's Office needs the public's help locating a man wanted on lewd molestation charges.

Officers say Nicholas Von Williams, 33, is accused of lewd molestation of a disabled adult.

Williams is described as being 6-feet-2-inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds, according to the the Clay County Sheriff's Office.

Williams last known address is on 2nd Avenue in Thomasville, Ga.

Anyone who has any information about the whereabouts of this suspect is asked to contact the Clay County Sheriff's Office at 904-264-6512.

Foreclosure help still available in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Letitia Early, 51, lost her job in January 2008 and her ability to pay the mortgage on her home. But Early said she never lost her hope.

"I limped along and used my savings," she said, "Everything I had to make my payments."

She was doing everything to save the home she called her forever home.

"This was going to be my forever home for my disabled son and I," she said.

She was determined, but was struggling, and turned to the Making Home Affordable program for help. But the federal mortgage modification program application must still be approved by the bank and that was a problem.

"In November 2010, I actually received a rejection letter from Bank of America saying 'you did not qualify,'" said Early, "after I had provided all the information they wanted for two years."

Clay Electric customers' rates are going to rise

KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Fla. -- We are hearing from upset Clay Electric customers who's rates are set to rise.

Clay Electric's website says starting October 4 bills will go up 3.5 percent. This is in addition to an extra $3 in their 'customer charge.'

According to company spokesperson, Wayne Mattox, if customers use 850 kilowat hours a month they currently pay $94.75.

On October 4 the same amount of usage will be $99.03 a month.

Why the rate hike? 

Mattox points to the economy with declining sales and money in the last few years. Mattox said the rates are rising because more people are not moving to the area or starting businesses there.

City proposes plan for St. Johns River cleanup

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Cleanup will soon begin on the St. Johns River thanks to a plan proposed by the city. It comes two years after it was supposed to be released.

Earlier this month tests showed toxins were below the harmful level for recreational exposure but about the threshold for drinking water.

According to the Florida Times Union, it's still unclear how the city will fund the work.  There are construction projects that will cost at least $300 million dollars.

Public Works Director Jim Robinson wrote a letter to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in September. He said the city is committed to making improvements to the health of the St. Johns river and its tributaries and will meet state-imposed water pollution reduction goals for 2015 and 2023.

Woman wanted for trafficking pain pills

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. - The Clay County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help locating a drug trafficking suspect.

Christina Alyce Ross, 26, is being sought on charges of trafficking Hydromorphone.

Ross is described as a white female who is 5-foot-4-inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds, according to the Clay County Sheriff's Office.

Ross' last known address is on Culpepper Road in Green Cove Springs.

Anyone who has any information about the location of Christina Ross is asked to contact the Clay County Sheriff's Office at 904-264-6512.