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Expect Delays Near Stadium This Weekend

Apr 29, 2016
Welcome to Rockville

Unless you’ve got tickets to any of these major events happening in and around Jacksonville’s sports complex this weekend, you’d do best to steer clear of the area all together.

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Bill Nelson, D-Florida, is one of 18 senators asking President Barack Obama to deny permits for seismic gas testing off the Atlantic coast.


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The Jacksonville Transportation Authority has reached a deal to design a transportation hub to integrate key local, regional and intracity services downtown.

Media Roundtable Week in Review

We discuss the week's biggest news stories with our roundtable of local journalists: Sebastian Kitchen, Florida Times-Union reporter; Fred Matthews, Examiner blogger; Tim Gibbons, Jacksonville Business Journal editor; and WJCT News analyst John Burr.

Topics include Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and City Councilman Garrett Dennis' meeting with United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro concerning the Eureka Garden housing complex, and more. 

Valerie Plame Wilson

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation

TALLAHASSEE — The impasse over Florida's next insurance commissioner ended Friday.

Remaining in-house, Gov. Rick Scott and state Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater — in their third attempt to reach a joint recommendation on the high-profile job — agreed to promote Deputy Commissioner David Altmaier to become the state's top insurance regulator.

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Plans for a new shopping center in Jacksonville Beach are moving forward after the city signed off on them.

 


Warren Miller

Cameron Stewart is a big man. He played high school sports. He served as in the Marine medic corps in Afghanistan and Iraq. But after he was left with crippling back pain, he became a chiropractor — and his greatest professional talent may be empathy.

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The city of Jacksonville has made a $30 million deal with JEA to speed up the phase-out of septic tanks. Environmentalists are cheering the five-year plan.


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Duval County’s suicide rate is far higher than the state average — that’s what the latest community Health Needs Assessment Study found.

Local healthcare providers presented the data and improvement plans Thursday.

Suicide Rates

A new report from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the U.S. suicide rate is the highest it's been in 30 years, increasing 24 percent from 1999 to 2014.

Suicide is now one of the 10 leading causes of death, the CDC says.

Rates are up significantly among middle-aged Americans. There’s also a spike in suicide among women and girls.

Ashton Elder

Jewelry, medallions and historic documents are among the items recently uncovered during renovations of downtown Jacksonville’s historic Bostwick building.

Restaurateur Jacques Klempf is turning the building into the Cowford Chophouse, set to open this summer.

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Some of Jacksonville’s ride-for-hire drivers are calling out Uber and the city for prioritizing certain cars.

And they are bringing their gripe to City Council.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Fletcher High School students are hoping a judge will rule in their favor next month.

That's because, the Neptune Beach school’s state-champion mock-trial team is about to square off against 51 teams in a national competition.


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TALLAHASSEE — Donald Trump didn't misrepresent his role in a beachfront project in Fort Lauderdale that went bust in 2009, a Florida appeals court has ruled.

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A major retailer is shutting down one of its handful of locations on the First Coast.


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