WJCT First Read: Friday, October 4

Oct 4, 2013

The Forrest High School name controversy is back in the news, a Nassau County man contracts a deadly flesh-eating bacteria, and polls show Governor Rick Scott is still not very popular.

Welcome to WJCT First Read, your daily weekday morning round-up of stories from the First Coast, around Florida, and across the country. We'll also preview some of WJCT's upcoming news programming.

A town hall meeting at Mandarin High School that was supposed to be about the Duval School District budget turned into a discussion of the controversial name of Nathan B. Forrest High School. (WJCT)

A Nassau County man is in critical condition after being bitten by a crab in the Nassau River. Doctors say he has contracted a flesh-eating bacteria. (News4Jax) 

A poll conducted by Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling gives former Florida Governor Charlie Crist  a 12 point lead over current Governor Rick Scott. (WJCT)

A judge says the arrest of a second man at Jacksonville International Airport that was unrelated to Tuesday night's bomb hoax was justified. (Florida Times Union)

This morning on First Coast Connect, guest host Dan Leveton will lead the media roundtable.

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