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News affecting Duval, Baker, Nassau, St. Johns or Clay counties.

Lt. Kyle "Chet" Turco. / U.S. Navy via Wikimedia Commons

It’s going to get noisier than usual this weekend for folks in the Whitehouse area.

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With a permit in hand, Webb Southeast Corp. can build-out space for Collins Aerospace in North Jacksonville at a project cost of $982,000.

What To Expect: City Hall Annex Sunday Implosion Q & A

16 hours ago
Jacksonville Daily Record

The old City Hall Annex Building at 200 E. Bay Street will be imploded on Sunday at 8 a.m. 

City of Jacksonville

After 32 years of one traditional event honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - this year, there will be two MLK celebrations in Jacksonville Friday, instead of one.

The Cummer Museum of Arts and Gardens.
The Cummer Museum of Arts and Gardens

The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens will host a special Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event, featuring art engagement and special commemorations along with free admission.

Hart Bridge Ramp Demolition Expected To Begin In Early 2020

Jan 17, 2019
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Motorists who use the Hart Bridge’s elevated ramps for trips in and out of downtown can expect to start feeling the impact of a demolition and reconstruction project in early 2020, according to a presentation shown Wednesday to the Downtown Investment Authority board.

Jacksonville Daily Record

Make that five area locations for Tru by Hilton.

Baptist Medical Center Starts $16 Million Maternity Suites Renovation

Jan 17, 2019
Baptist Medical Center / Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville began a $16 million renovation of the maternity suites at its Downtown campus and expects completion in early 2020.

St. Johns State Rep. Seeks Records Exemption For Teen Information

Jan 17, 2019
Rep. Cyndi Stevenson debates on the House floor on April 25, 2017.
Florida House of Representatives

Two Republican lawmakers this week have filed proposals that would shield from public disclosure information that 16-year-old and 17-year-old Floridians provide when they register to vote.


Jacksonville-based nonprofit Rethreaded is getting some national exposure with an appearance this week on the TV show Project Runway.

Abukar Adan / WJCT-News

Even though the rate of new HIV diagnoses is declining nationwide, Jacksonville’s is on the rise. And African-Americans are most likely to be infected.

In particular, black women in Northeast Florida are almost 7.3 times more likely to contract HIV than white women, according to the Florida Department of Health.    

But one Jacksonville advocate is on a mission to close that gap — starting with young girls.  

Mayor Says Spring Park Shooting That Injured 5 And Killed 1 Was Gang-Related

Jan 16, 2019

An SUV riddled with bullets arrived at Memorial Hospital early Wednesday morning, dropping off six people wounded in a multiple shooting in the Spring Park area, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Jacksonville Jury Awards Close To $500 Million To Family Of Kalil McCoy

Jan 16, 2019
Legal Gavel & Open Law Book / Via Wikimedia Commons

Kalil McCoy’s friends who dumped her body and tried to conceal her death seven years ago have something else over their heads.

Local Developer Plans 102 Single-Family 'Green' North Jacksonville Homes

Jan 16, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The husband-and-wife team behind TerraWise Homes plans to build a community called Bradley Pond with 102 single-family environmentally friendly homes in North Jacksonville.

Peter Haden / WLRN

More than 40,000 active-duty Coast Guard members missed their scheduled paycheck Tuesday, as the only military branch to work without pay during the government shutdown.