News

Via the Daily Record

The city is reviewing plans for the Southside Quarter office building that will be leased to anchor tenant McKesson Corp.

Florida Associated Press Broadcasters

What started as an out-of-the-blue phone call to WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo last summer has resulted in an award for Best Investigative story from the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters association.

Peter Haden

A Jacksonville City Council Committee approved a plan to free up a million dollars to help with failing septic tanks in the Northwest area of Jacksonville.

M.O. Stevens / Wikimedia Commons

Representatives from the NAACP Legal Defense Fund have arrived in Jacksonville to conduct interviews concerning the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office’s enforcement of pedestrian tickets.

ProPublica

Monday on First Coast Connect we spoke with local civil rights activists Ben Frazier and Wells Todd about the NAACP Legal Defense Fund investigating how Jacksonville police hand out tickets for jaywalking (01:00).

We spoke with Jacksonville’s Director of Neighborhoods Stephanie Burch and Director of Blight Initiatives Denise Lee on the upcoming Neighborhood and Community Summit (30:26).

We heard about the upcoming A Night at Roy’s to raise funds for the Monique Burr Foundation with Program Director Stacy Pendarvis (38:18).

Cole Pepper talked about a busy week for the Jaguars and the latest regarding the Armada (46:00).

JEA Board Member Resigns, Seeks Jacksonville Utility’s Interim CEO Job

Apr 16, 2018
Via the Daily Record

JEA board member Aaron Zahn wants to become JEA’s interim CEO while the utility searches for a permanent replacement for the role vacated April 6 by Paul McElroy.

60-Foot Tall Digital Marquee Proposed For Daily's Place

Apr 16, 2018
Via the Daily Record

The city of Jacksonville and SMG, the company that manages the city’s sports and entertainment venues, wants to place a 60-foot-6-inch tall digital marquee next to Daily’s Place amphitheater along Gator Bowl Boulevard.

Carlos Bouvier / WJCT News

Here's a look back at  Jacksonville In-Water Boat Show at Metropolitan Park and Marina this past weekend.

WJCT News

Although Jacksonville's annual bowl game has been called the TaxSlayer Bowl for years now, many continue to call it the Gator Bowl.

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St. Johns County coffers will get a much-needed $10 million boost from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

After hearing from the public, the Duval County School Board will be sharing the input with a search firm helping find a new superintendent.  

senate.gov and flgov.com

On this week's Roundup: The matchup between Gov. Rick Scott and Senator Bill Nelson is expected to be the most expensive U.S. Senate race in history and we look at how a new law might impact your trip to the beach.

Associated Press

As Jacksonville city leaders are set to consider expanding an opioid pilot program for those already addicted, St. Vincent’s HealthCare is expanding another designed to minimize the prescribing of pain pills.

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Those seeking new homes to rent or buy are encouraged to come to the city’s Fair Housing Symposium this weekend.

Sgt. Randall A. Clinton / U.S. Marine Corps. via Wikimedia Commons

Clay County has a big day planned. It’s hosting its Second Annual Veterans Appreciation Day on Saturday, April 14, at the Thrasher-Horne Center.

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