Blake Allen


Blake Allen is a senior studying multimedia journalism at the University of North Florida.

Blake is passionate about news, R&B music and his BlackBerry smartphone. One day he hopes to become a television news anchor or broadcast news producer.

When not at school or work, Blake can be found shopping or enjoying Jacksonville’s nightlife.   

The Main Street Bridge is shown from across the St. Johns River. In the background is some of the Jacksonville skyline.
Blake Allen

The Florida Department of Transportation is investigating damage to Jacksonville’s Main Street Bridge after a river cruise ship crashed into it Friday evening.

The City Rescue Mission’s New Life Inn shelter hosted a Thanksgiving feast Wednesday for Jacksonville’s homeless. Between 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., more than 1,000 people were expected to be fed.

Around 100 volunteers from all over Jacksonville worked to provide the meals. Some even cooked the turkeys over the weekend.

“We are privileged to get to serve what we call our ‘invisible neighbors’ on the street,” said City Rescue Mission Executive Director Penny Kievet. “About 120 turkeys, actually 123 to be exact, were cooked for today.”

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The federal government will be studying Jacksonville residents’ health habits.

The National Institutes of Health has chosen Duval as one of the 15 counties nationwide that will participate in its annual survey.

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A Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster recovery center opened Monday on Jacksonville’s Westside and will close Tuesday at 6 p.m. The temporary center is located at the Bob Hayes Sports Complex and Legends Center at 5054 Soutel Drive.

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As the work week comes to an end, let WJCT's interns Kayla Davis, Blake Allen and Andre Roman be your guides for art, culture and fun on the First Coast.