First Coast

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

HeyDay toy store sign
Gabrielle Garay

The iconic Toys R Us chain is going out of business and has already begun liquidating some stores. All physical locations will be closing down after 70 years of business. 

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A trio of health clinics for cash-strapped seniors is opening in Jacksonville this summer.

The primary-care clinics are set to serve as many as 9,000 people.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Jacksonville’s Main Street Bridge will close this weekend from 6:30 Friday night until 6 a.m. Sunday for work on the mechanism that raises the roadway to allow boats to pass underneath.

King Street is partially closed for repairs to the sewers.
Joslyn Simmons / WJCT

Part of King Street - in Jacksonville’s Riverside area - is closed due to sewer work with businesses now being forced to prepare for a slower pace as St.Patrick’s Day weekend approaches.

Photo: WJCT News, Logos: iHeart Radio

The "substantial doubt" that iHeartMedia's corporate leaders expressed around the company's likelihood of surviving another year, mentioned in its quarterly financial report last November, has been put to rest.

Faith Matters 3/15/2018: Faith In The Workplace

Mar 15, 2018

Thursday on Faith Matters hosts Kyle Reese, Senior Pastor at Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church and Executive Director of OneJax Nancy Broner took a look at religion in the workplace.

Daily Record

Roosevelt Square’s redevelopment should be evident soon, now that the city issued permits for demolition of the closed Belk store and other shop space.

Daily Record

The Jacksonville Planning Commission on Thursday approved a zoning exception for Cornerstone Christian School of Jacksonville to use the former Arlington Family YMCA at 8301 Fort Caroline Road for athletic and sports competition facilities and camps.

Thousands of First Coast Students Walk Out To Protest School Violence, Share Grief

Mar 14, 2018
Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

Thousands of students in First Coast schools walked out of class Wednesday morning, braving cold, windy temperatures, but little official opposition, to show solidarity with victims of the fatal shooting at a Parkland high school last month.

Kraken Cycleboats

The St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville is about to get more lively.

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed a pair of veterans-focused bills. He held the signing ceremony Tuesday at Jacksonville’s National Guard armory.

The measures are meant to make it easier for vets and active duty service members to get an education and a job.

Women in action projected during the discussion.
Joslyn Simmons / WJCT

Women Veterans and Active Duty members from the University of North Florida and surrounding areas came together Tuesday for a discussion on their experiences in and out the service.

Staff Sgt. Kae Thornton / U.S. Air Force

While Jacksonville is not one of the two Air National Guard locations the Air Force would prefer as a home base for its new F-35-A fighter jet, it’s still among the five sites in the running.

Jaguars Linebacker Paul Posluszny Announces Retirement

Mar 13, 2018
Will Dickey / The Florida Times-Union

Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny, the second-leading tackler in franchise history, announced his retirement Tuesday.

St. Johns Sheriff's Office

Autism awareness is the goal of a training program this week for deputies at the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office.