Jim Piggot - News4Jax

General Assignment Reporter

Jim Piggott is the reporter to count on when it comes to city government and how it will affect the community.

He keeps his eyes and ears open to all the latest developments in city hall. Jim said what he likes most about his job is finding the story, meeting with people, and trying to help others.

He is well-suited for his city hall assignment. He has lived in Jacksonville for nearly 20 years and worked for WJKS, the former ABC affiliate in the city, before coming to WJXT in 1997. Jim said he reached a professional milestone when he joined the News4Jax team.

"It's what I always wanted to do since I arrived in Jacksonville," he said.

When he's not keeping track of local politics, Jim likes to spend his free time pursuing a number of interests, including renovating his house, reading, watching movies and spinning at the YMCA. His favorite book is "Tales of the City" by Armistead Maupin. The movies that make his top 10 list include "Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean," "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe?" and "The Manchurian Candidate."

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The St. Augustine City Commission will hold a meeting Monday to discuss the future of a Civil War memorial in the Plaza de la Constitución.

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Jaguars president Mark Lamping wrote a letter Oct. 6 to Bill Spann, director of military affairs and the veterans department for the city of Jacksonville, after a meeting Spann had with Lamping, Jaguars owner Shad Khan and Tom Coughlin, the team's executive vice president of football operations.

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A sentencing hearing for Steven Murray is scheduled for Oct. 18 in Waynesboro, Ga.

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A man and a woman were shot Friday morning after a fight broke out between motorists who pulled off Race Track Road in St. Johns County, and the man, who witnesses identified as the gunman is in custody, deputies told our News4Jax partner.

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Fraternal Order of Police President Steve Zona on Sunday called for two Jacksonville City Council members to make a public apology to police or resign.

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The area’s leading business group issued a statement Friday, supporting the City Council president’s call to inventory Confederate statues on public space. 

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Five years after police began ticketing motorists caught on camera running red lights at dozens of Jacksonville intersections, the red-light camera program will end, Sheriff Mike Williams told City Council on Thursday.

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The deficit on the city of Jacksonville's pension fund has been calculated using standards that seem to violate Florida law, which could put the city on the hook for up to $45 million more per year in pension costs, according to Mayor Lenny Curry.

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JEA board members will decide at next Tuesday's meeting whether the community-owned utility's CEO will get a $65,000 bonus.

CEO Paul McElroy’s raise is being discussed at the same time JEA is under EEOC investigation for allegations of racial discrimination by a handful of employees.

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Updated 9/30: Little more than a month before he was set to vie for re-election, state Rep. Reggie Fullwood pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts in a federal indictment.

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