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Big Renovations Planned For 4 Jacksonville Low-Income Apartment Complexes

Updated at 6 p.m. on 10/23/17 The Jacksonville City Council is expected to authorize the Jacksonville Housing Finance Authority to issue up to $90 million in bonds for a company to acquire and rehabilitate four Jacksonville low-income apartment complexes, including Eureka Gardens.

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Three Ribault High School students are being arrested for battery after videos of two incidents  on Friday started making the rounds on the internet.

One video shows students pushing and attacking an administrator, another video captured the same day shows students damaging the principal’s car.


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Some Jacksonville Transportation Authority bus riders are in for changes as the transit agency looks at modifying three routes, adding two and eliminating two. 


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Updated at 6 p.m. on 10/23/17

The Jacksonville City Council is expected to authorize the Jacksonville Housing Finance Authority to issue up to $90 million in bonds for a company to acquire and rehabilitate four Jacksonville low-income apartment complexes, including Eureka Gardens.

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Gov. Rick Scott is expanding the state's new “no bonuses” mantra.

Monday on First Coast Connect, we spoke with local activist Nick Thompson about his My Neighbors Project (01:02).   

Ahead of a STEM field trip Wednesday we spoke with Karen Smittle, CH2M Florida Communications Manager, Jaynelle Pemberton, CH2M Engineer and Project Manager and Alex Blahakis, Career and Technical Education Director for Duval Public Schools. (29:45)  

Cole Pepper brought us the weekend’s sports news, including the Jaguars’ 27-0 win over the Colts. He also previewed Saturday’s Florida-Georgia game (37:45). 

California-based band Manhattan Murder Mystery performed live in-studio (45:57). 


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Canadian Motorist Fined $118 For Singing While Driving

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If it's a crime to sing in the car, who among us is not guilty?

Taoufik Moalla, a 38-year-old father of two, told the Montreal Gazette he was driving to the grocery store when he popped a CD into his car stereo. His jam of choice for this bottled water run?

C+C Music Factory's 1990 hit "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)."

He sang along, obviously.

Suddenly, he says, he heard the wail of a siren behind him.

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Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

In 2005, shortly after earning a master's degree in electrical and computer engineering, Sam Cape was looking for work online when he came across a cryptic help wanted ad.

At his interview, he was shown something that blew his mind. Cape says it looked like film but was three-dimensional and appeared to be moving. It was in fact a prototype of a micro-optics technology he would go on to refine as the director of research and development for Massachusetts-based Crane Currency.

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Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Three Ribault High School students are being arrested for battery after videos of two incidents  on Friday started making the rounds on the internet.

One video shows students pushing and attacking an administrator, another video captured the same day shows students damaging the principal’s car.


File photo

Some Jacksonville Transportation Authority bus riders are in for changes as the transit agency looks at modifying three routes, adding two and eliminating two. 


News4Jax

Updated at 6 p.m. on 10/23/17

The Jacksonville City Council is expected to authorize the Jacksonville Housing Finance Authority to issue up to $90 million in bonds for a company to acquire and rehabilitate four Jacksonville low-income apartment complexes, including Eureka Gardens.

Brittany Clark / flgov.com

Gov. Rick Scott is expanding the state's new “no bonuses” mantra.

Monday on First Coast Connect, we spoke with local activist Nick Thompson about his My Neighbors Project (01:02).   

Ahead of a STEM field trip Wednesday we spoke with Karen Smittle, CH2M Florida Communications Manager, Jaynelle Pemberton, CH2M Engineer and Project Manager and Alex Blahakis, Career and Technical Education Director for Duval Public Schools. (29:45)  

Cole Pepper brought us the weekend’s sports news, including the Jaguars’ 27-0 win over the Colts. He also previewed Saturday’s Florida-Georgia game (37:45). 

California-based band Manhattan Murder Mystery performed live in-studio (45:57). 


Body Believed To Be 3-Year-Old Boy Found In Water Tank

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A body believed to be a missing 3-year-old boy was discovered in an underground water tank at an Arlington park Sunday evening, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Temperatures Will Tumble This Week

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By Thursday we'll see a morning low around 50 degrees in Jacksonville.

Hannah Joy Wells.

A University of North Florida art student is spending the fall semester painting in her very own studio space at the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Jacksonville.


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A trio of Southern rock stars will be among the those on stage for a benefit concert in Clay County next month to raise money for local Hurricane Irma Victims.

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

After nearly four years since the building’s purchase, the Cowford Chophouse is set to open for the general public next week on Thursday.

The high-end restaurant promises to be a downtown Jacksonville culinary destination.


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