WJCT News

News4Jax

Holiday Calendar: Events Across The First Coast Thanksgiving Weekend

There is much to do and enjoy during the week of Thanksgiving. Jacksonville and the surrounding areas will host events for everyone to partake in during the holiday weekend.

Read More

Holiday Flights And Traffic

Track the latest traffic incidents across the First Coast and check the status of flights in Jacksonville and across the country.

John Moran

A Live Oak poultry producer and environmental groups have reached a settlement over Suwannee River pollution, avoiding further litigation.

Pilgrim’s Pride processing plant has agreed to pay $1.4 million for violating its own Clean Water Act permit.


Wolfson Children's Hospital

An administrative law judge said that the Florida Department of Health should approve a proposal to open a pediatric trauma center at Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville.

Art Walk
Downtown Vision

The First Wednesday Art Walk in downtown Jacksonville is putting out the call to local artists to sign up now for 2018.

Library of Congress, Wikimedia Commons

A statue of civil-rights leader and educator Mary McLeod Bethune is getting support in both chambers of the Legislature as a replacement for a Confederate general who has long represented Florida in the U.S. Capitol.

Kevin Meerschaert / WJCT

Wednesday on First Coast Connect we heard about a local connection to the Paradise Papers leak with local attorney Jack Webb (01:08).

To commemorate America Recycles Day we spoke with Keep Florida Beautiful Communications Specialist Angela Spears and Keep Jacksonville Beautiful vice-chair Joey McKinnon (23:48).

We heard about the upcoming Douglas Anderson School for the Arts production of “Curtains” with stars Malik Bilbrew and Elise Weinander (37:59).

We spoke with Hillary Kadoya, who plays Rocket Raccoon in Marvel Universe LIVE coming to the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena (46:00). 

Provided by Web.com

Jacksonville-based Web.com will build a new six story office building with parking for 1,200 at 5379 Gate Parkway on the Southside. 


Corrine Brown Co-conspirators Argue For Light Sentences at Hearing

Nov 15, 2017
News4Jax

Corrine Brown's former chief of staff and the founder of a bogus charity used as a personal piggy bank by Brown and her associates are making their case in federal court Wednesday for what punishment they should receive for their involvement in the scheme.

Jax Chamber

If you work downtown you may notice quite a few people headed toward the Jax Chamber building next to the Main Street Bridge this evening.

School Board approves rezoning plan for St. Johns County

Nov 15, 2017
Krissy Venosdale / Flickr

 

The St. Johns County School Board voted unanimously Tuesday morning to approve a new rezoning plan for two K-8 schools opening in the district next year.

 

Submitted to WJCT News / Via Facebook Messenger

The University of North Florida has suspended a student following a threatening social media message, UNF President John Delaney said Tuesday night.

Pages

National News

Mosque Attack In Egypt's Sinai Kills At Least 235

1 hour ago

Updated at 11:24 a.m. ET

A terrorist attack that targeted a mosque in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula has left at least 235 people dead and as many as 109 wounded Friday, that country's state news agency reported.

The death toll makes it the biggest attack since the conflict in the North Sinai started six years ago.

The Middle East News Agency said the bombing and shooting attack took place in the city of Arish, which is about 30 miles from the border with the Gaza Strip.

The Argentine navy announced evidence Thursday pointing to an explosion occurring near the time and at the location one of its submarines, with 44 crew members aboard, went missing last week.

The news sent families of the crew into tears as they gathered at the Mar del Plata Navy Base, where the sub was originally scheduled to arrive on Monday, the Associated Press reported.

"They haven't come back and they will never come back," said Jesica Gopar, wife of an officer aboard the submarine. "I had a bad feeling about this and now it has been confirmed."

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

Björk Invites You To Her 'Utopia'

4 hours ago

Björk's last album, Vulnicura, felt heavy. A chronicle of her separation from longtime partner Matthew Barney, its sounds had a suffocating menace, like when your breath is sucked from your lungs as you race down the highest hill of a roller coaster.

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

More News

FOLLOW WJCT on Twitter

Local Weather

All Things Considered

Morning Edition