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Verlander leaving Sports Council To Start Own Marketing Company

Jun 15, 2018
Bruce Lipsky / The Florida Times-Union

Alan Verlander was being groomed as the heir apparent to Jacksonville Sports Council president and CEO Rick Catlett.

Jessica Palombo

If your Dad is a big Motown fan, here’s an idea for Father’s Day: Dinner and a show featuring some of the greatest hits from the Motown era.  

Jimmy Delaney / WJCT News

The damage hurricanes Matthew and Irma did to many First Coast businesses, homes and roadways has been well documented.

Irma Insurance Losses Near $10 Billion In Florida

Jun 14, 2018
Via News Service of Florida

Insurance loss estimates from Hurricane Irma have hit $9.7 billion, up by more than $1 billion since April, according to the latest numbers posted by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.

Memorial Hospital

An administrative law judge is backing a decision by the Florida Department of Health to allow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville to open a trauma center.

Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Triforce Development intends to buy property along Southside Boulevard to develop Tinseltown Plaza, a retail center for up to six tenants that will include the area’s first Soupa Saiyan Asian Noodle Bar restaurant and the seventh Kazu Sushi Burrito.

Wikipedia

Thursday on First Coast Connect with guest host Jessica Palombo we talked about the shooting of three transgender woman in Jacksonville and problems with police misgendering the victims with Jacksonville Coalition for Equality Dan Merkan, WJCT reporter Lindsey Kilbride and transgender activist Savannah Bowens (01:00). 

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

Suspended city council members Reggie Brown and Katrina Brown were in court again Thursday a couple of weeks after a 38-count federal fraud indictment against them was unsealed.

Ryan Stanton / Flickr

With the state requiring the Duval County School district to reassign nearly 400 students before the fall, district officials provided an update on their efforts this week.

City Illustrates Vision of Park Space In Place Of Jacksonville Landing

Jun 14, 2018
Jacksonville Parks & Recreation Department / Via Jacksonville Daily Record

If the city gets full control of the Jacksonville Landing, Mayor Lenny Curry plans to demolish the aging riverfront mall to make room for a sprawling urban park.

Hyundai/Kia

Senator Bill Nelson (D-Florida) is calling on federal regulators to look into more than 120 spontaneous car fires affecting various models - and model years - of Kia and Hyundai vehicles.

Alexandra Blackwell

The UNF Surf Team is heading to the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) Championships this weekend in Dana Point, California.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

A tiny seahorse named Frito is on the mend here in Florida.

Campaign Cash Fuels Ads In Governor's Race

Jun 13, 2018
Jericho / Wikimedia Commons

As the leading fundraisers in their party primaries for governor, Adam Putnam and Philip Levine have an advantage over their rivals when it comes to reaching voters.

Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

An early proposal to swap state-owned conservation land at the Julington-Durbin Preserve for acreage 45 minutes to the north at Black Hammock Island is eliciting an early wave of criticism and it hasn’t even been officially submitted to state regulators.

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