Jacksonville Police: Man, Woman And Child Found Dead Were Apparently Homicide Victims

Dec 14, 2017

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is working the deaths of a mother, father and infant discovered in a burned out Woodland Acres home Tuesday as a triple homicide, authorities confirmed Thursday.

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The Florida Times-Union has announced it will outsource its newspaper printing beginning in February, which will displace approximately 50 employees. 

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Saying it's not the role of judges to determine education policy, an appeals court Wednesday rejected a long-running lawsuit that alleged Florida has failed to meet its constitutional duty of providing a high-quality system of public schools.


Another traffic project is about to get underway in Jacksonville.

Duval County Public Schools

The Duval County School Board is asking for state funding to help cover costs associated with converting schools into hurricane shelters and storm damage. The district spent $1,041,834 on schools before and after Hurricane Irma.

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Florida drivers can expect to see a lot more troopers on state roadways over the holidays.

Times-Union's Ron Littlepage Ends Decades-Long 'Great Ride'

Dec 13, 2017

An era is ending at Jacksonville's daily newspaper as columnist Ron Littlepage prepares to head off into the sunset of his retirement.

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The National Transportation Safety Board Tuesday handed down 53 recommendations to various organizations for how they could beef up safety two years after cargo ship El Faro sank in the Caribbean, killing all 33 aboard.

El Faro hull underwater
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Wednesday on First Coast Connect we discussed the report released Tuesday regarding the sinking of the El Faro with maritime attorney Rod Sullivan and WJCT reporter Ryan Benk (01:12).    

Yulee High School Speech and Debate Teacher Jan Vandelinder told us about the American Legion’s High School Oratorical Contest (26:40).  

Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Alhambra Dinner Theatre. We spoke with CEO Craig Smith (34:01).

Scott Meyer from Congaree and Penn Farm told us about this weekend’s Christmas at Congaree (46:00).  

Baby, 2 Adults Found Dead In Woodland Acres Home

Dec 13, 2017

A baby, a man and a woman were found dead Tuesday night inside a Woodland Acres home after a Christmas tree caught fire, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.

National Transportation Safety Board

With the release of the National Transportation Safety Board’s final report into the demise of cargo ship El Faro Tuesday, the families of the lost crew can close the book on a 30,500 hour effort to figure out precisely how the ship came to rest on the ocean’s floor.

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Florida agriculture leaders say the latest projected decline in citrus production underscores a dire need for federal disaster relief after Hurricane Irma.

Corrine Brown Asks To Stay Out Of Prison While Appeal Is Completed

Dec 12, 2017

Corrine Brown wants to remain a free woman as she awaits the outcome of her appeal after she was convicted in a federal corruption case and sentenced to five years in prison.

State Panel Supports Making It Harder To Raise Taxes

Dec 12, 2017
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A measure that would require future tax or fee increases to be approved by two-thirds votes of the Legislature is ready for consideration by the state Constitution Revision Commission.

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The Duval County School Board is hoping to hire a new superintendent by this summer — That’s what board members set as the goal at Tuesday’s meeting.