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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A group opposed to Mayor Lenny Curry's plan to use a half-cent sales tax to pay down the city's pension deficit has filed a lawsuit against the amendment.

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JACKSONVILLE — The former Jacksonville police officer accused of beating a woman in handcuffs pleaded not guilty Wednesday.

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JACKSONVILLE — Police raided three Smoker's Video stores Wednesday as part of a long-term investigation into synthetic drugs.

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Mayor Lenny Curry on Thursday ordered the city to stop paying retired Jacksonville Police and Fire Pension Fund Executive Director John Keane a controversial pension created for him and two other pension fund employees.

Updated: JSO Officer Shot; 19-Year-Old In Custody

Mar 9, 2016
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Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

An off-duty narcotics detective shot Wednesday morning during a traffic stop on the Westside is out of surgery and expected to survive, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office announced just before noon.

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