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Greek activities will keep going at the University of North Florida, according to UNF President John Delaney.

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Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown is hoping an appellate court overturns her fraud convictions after her sentencing Monday.

But one former Department of Justice prosecutor thinks the only thing certain about her chances is uncertainty.


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One week after the board of the JEA raised the possibility of selling the city-owned utility to a private company, the process of privatization is picking up speed.

FSU Names Willie Taggart New Head Coach Of Seminole Football

Dec 5, 2017
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Florida State University has hired Willie Taggart as the new head football coach.  He had been considered the front-runner for the job.

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An increasingly toxic battle over a Senate staffer's allegations of sexual harassment by Sen. Jack Latvala is intensifying, with lawyers on both sides hurling accusations of intimidation, the staffer hiring a security guard to protect her in the Capitol and her attorney asking for a special prosecutor.

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Update 1:08 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6: This story has been updated to include comment from JAXPORT.

An injunction filed Monday is seeking to stop the first phase of deepening the St. Johns River until further studies are conducted.

The Riverkeeper argues the project requires more analysis after Hurricane Irma.

The legal motion is in addition to an existing Riverkeeper lawsuit against the JAXPORT dredging project already making its way through the courts.


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A prominent member of the Jacksonville community, who is the former chair of the Council on American Islamic Relations, is speaking out about an alleged plot to attack the The Islamic Center of North East Florida.

Proposal To Create Slavery Memorial Gets Boost In Florida Senate

Dec 5, 2017
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A bill that would lead to the creation of a slavery memorial at the Florida Capitol began moving Tuesday in the state Senate.  

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Tuesday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Former Chairman of the Council of American-Islamic Relations Parvez Ahmad about the arrest of an Arlington man who was plotting a mass shooting at the Islamic Center of North East Florida (00:59).

We heard reaction to the five-year federal prison sentence for former Congresswoman Corrine Brown with Florida Times-Union reporter Nate Monroe and WJCT’s Ryan Benk (05:47).

We talked about a new coalition to bring a Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida facility to Arlington near Jacksonville University with JU President Tim Cost and Boys & Girls Club President Paul Martinez (17:38).

Our latest segment of Moveable Feast featured the 50th anniversary of the Alhambra Dinner Theatre (24:10).  

Kathleen Schofield from Jacksonville’s STEM2 Hub talked this week marking Computer Science Education Week in America (33:38).

Nineteen year old Jacksonville University student Skyler Nolan gave us a preview of the upcoming Jazzy Noel concert at Unity Church Jacksonville (46:00). 


UNF Greek Life Events Suspended Indefinitely by Fraternities

Dec 5, 2017
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Greek life social events at the University of North Florida have been suspended indefinitely, according to a letter from the university's council presidents.

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