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Florida And Georgia Renew 'Water Wars'

Oct 5, 2018
Via News Service of Florida

Florida and Georgia have renewed their fight over the impact of Georgia’s water consumption on the Apalachicola River system.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

At 11 a.m. Friday, Chicago Pizza staff unlocked its doors and shortly after University of North Florida student Traian Marginean walked inside for a deep dish pizza.

Our Friday Media Roundtable featured Jacksonville Daily Record reporter David Cawton and WJCT’s Brendan Rivers and Kevin Meerschaert. The panel discussed the latest polling in the races for governor and the U.S.

CAMPAIGN PHOTOS

The Florida Roundup expands this week as we welcome stations around the state that are picking up the weekly news program produced by WJCT in Jacksonville and WLRN in Miami.

Mattress Firm announced a voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy Friday.

CHIP SOMODEVILLA / GETTY IMAGES VIA NPR

Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court cleared a key procedural hurdle in the Senate on Friday, 51-49. A final vote on his confirmation is expected as soon as Saturday.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Rewind to April of 2016, to a protest on Oak Street in Riverside.

Owners Of St. Johns Town Center's Sushi House Plead Guilty To Immigration Violations

Oct 4, 2018
Jacksonville Daily Record

The owners of a restaurant at St. Johns Town Center have pleaded guilty in federal court to violations of immigration law.

Left to Right: Councilmembers Bill Gulliford, Terrance Freeman and Ju'Coby Pittman discussing homelessness in Jacksonville.
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

City Council members attending a Thursday meeting agree more affordable housing options are needed to help fight homelessness in Jacksonville, but funding development projects could be difficult.

Business Brief: Jacksonville Looks To Stem Internet Cafe Boom

Oct 4, 2018
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Of the hundreds of internet cafes that have opened in strip malls across Jacksonville, only 90 have obtained a certificate of use, according to the city of Jacksonville.

Laurie Avocado / WIkimedia Commons

In what could be another delay for Florida’s burgeoning medical-marijuana industry, a Tallahassee judge has agreed to block state health officials from moving forward with the application process for highly sought-after medical marijuana licenses.

SARAH SCHNEIDER / WESA

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced a new online tip form Thursday as part of her department’s ongoing investigation into seven Catholic dioceses in the state.

Michelle Corum / WJCT News

Two months after the Candy Apple Café closed in Downtown Jacksonville, the building’s ownership announced a replacement — MLG, which is Marcus Lemonis Grill.

Ryan Benk / WJCT

Thursday on First Coast Connect we heard about Saturday’s History Revealed walking tour of Confederate Statues and the history of Jacksonville’s racial past with #TakeEmDownJax co-founder Kris Kiernan, historian and author Tim Gilmore and Wells Todd from the Jacksonville Progressive Coalition (01:05).

 

FLGOV.COM AND SENATE.GOV

Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Bill Nelson of Florida has a razor-thin lead against GOP challenger Gov. Rick Scott in the latest Mason-Dixon poll.

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