Lindsey Kilbride


Reporter Lindsey Kilbride joined WJCT News full time after completing a radio documentary program at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine.

Lindsey has a degree in multimedia journalism from the University of North Florida, and she's a former WJCT News intern.

When she's not drinking coffee on deadline, she can be found cuddling her cats. 

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                                                       Updated Friday 2/4 at 9:30 a.m.

Jacksonville City Councilman Bill Gulliford said he’s planning to introduce an option for the public to vote on whether the city's’ human rights ordinances should protect LGBT people.


Gulliford announced his plans at a special City Hall meeting Thursday, where he invited speakers to discuss issues with a human-rights bill already moving through the council.

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The heart of Jacksonville’s downtown could be getting a hotel, apartment space, retail, offices, dining options and a rooftop bar.

Jacksonville’s Downtown Investment Authority recommended Wednesday nearly $10 million in city incentives for the developers of four historic buildings near Hemming Park.

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Hundreds of people protested Tuesday in front of the Duval County Courthouse before marching to City Hall.

The “no human is illegal” protesters rallied against President Trump’s order to temporarily ban travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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The Florida Senate is considering a bill that could shift control away from state colleges and cap its ability to expand four-year degree programs.

Florida State College at Jacksonville offers 13 types of four-year degrees. But under a new Senate bill, it might become harder for state colleges to add or expand bachelor's degree programs.

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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Florida Highway Patrol, and the Drug Enforcement Agency Friday announced 15 arrests in a cocaine bust.  

A year long narcotics investigation, “Operation Scarface,” followed two Jacksonville drug operations using multiple houses from the Northside to the Southside said Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams.

Duval County School Board members are figuring out how to ensure diversity at a Jacksonville elementary Montessori school.

J. Allen Axson offers Montessori education for kids as young as age 3. But students who aren’t yet in kindergarten have to pay. When the students are 4 years old, they have free voluntary prekindergarten in Florida, but that only pays for half a school day. J Allen Axson offers a full day of VPK.

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After more than seven hours of public comment over two days, a public hearing for a city council bill that would add LGBT protections to the city’s human rights ordinance concluded Wednesday afternoon.

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Jacksonville City Council members want to crack down on crime at rental properties by holding landlords more accountable — and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is collaborating with them on a bill.

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The Jacksonville City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday on a bill that would expand protections for LGBT people.

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Nearly 18,000 people came out to Duval’s school choice expo at the Prime Osborn Convention Center over weekend — that’s 500 more than last year.

At the same time, a new state law will allow students to cross district boundaries for school starting next year.

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A  Jacksonville city councilman wants city contractors to try harder to hire ex-criminal offenders.

Councilman Garrett Dennis’s bill would impose more rules on the companies.  

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The front windows of Jacksonville’s City Hall are now displaying photos and stories about different parts of the city’s history.

One of those displays celebrates the historically African-American Durkeeville neighborhood and its connection to America’s pastime.

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The Duval County School district wants more non-Hispanic students to join its dual-language program.

The program teaches students core subjects in English and Spanish, and most of the students come from Hispanic families.

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Data from Duval schools officials  released Tuesday reveals mixed results for how most students are doing halfway through the school year.

According to midyear assessments, while some students are improving, the district still has cause for concern as some students are still not reading at grade level and might not be prepared to take state tests in March.

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A bipartisan trio of Jacksonville City Council Members introduced a bill Wednesday that would expand the city’s human-rights ordinance to protect LGBT people.

Jacksonville’s existing human rights ordinance protects people from discrimination based on factors including race and age in the areas of housing, employment and public accommodations. The bill would update the law to include sexual orientation and gender identity.