First Coast

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

Herschel street.
Gabrielle Garay / WJCT News

A petition that asks the Florida Department of Transportation to add a crosswalk, signage and lighting to the 4100 block of Herschel Street has been circulating in Avondale.

U.S. Navy

Naval Station Mayport’s newest ship has arrived.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Jacksonville Jaguars fans can start their late summer planning now that the four game preseason schedule has been released.

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

Florida Governor Rick Scott visited Jacksonville Wednesday for the first time since announcing his run for U.S. Senate.

The Northeast Florida pit stop followed the filing of a complaint accusing him of skirting campaign-finance law.

Cindy Schultz / Flickr

The Duval County School district says its graduation rate will likely tumble next year if the state Board of Education approves proposed new requirements.

photo left: Via Edward Waters College / photo right: Lindsey Kilbride - WJCT News

Edwards Waters College announced Wednesday that Dr. A. Zachary Faison Jr. has been selected as the 30th President and CEO of Jacksonville’s historically black college.

Jacksonville's DIA Approves The District Development Plan For Southbank

Apr 11, 2018

The Downtown Investment Authority on Wednesday unanimously approved "The District," a large-scale development project proposed on vacant JEA property on the south side of the St. Johns River.

Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

Kelli Wells, director of the Duval County Health Department since 2013 and a deputy director of the state Department of Health since 2017, was demoted this week after a state Inspector General’s Office investigation concluded she violated ethics laws in advocating for the hiring of her cousin.


President of Professional Employees Association (PEA) Randy Hilton, and the president of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Valerie Gutierrez  (IBEW) spoke out against the idea of selling JEA on Wednesday’s First Coast Connect.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Developers want to transform the site of a former Kmart, closed for six years, into shops and restaurants.

The Daily Record

University of North Florida President John Delaney will join a strategic alliance formed by the Rogers Towers law firm and The Fiorentino Group government relations provider.

Delaney will join the alliance June 1. He retires May 31 from UNF after 15 years as president.

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

How can Jacksonville elected officials make it easier for their constituents to be part of the governing process? That’s the question a new transparency committee started trying to answer Tuesday.

Carlos Bouvier / WJCT News

The "Mad Foxes" of Patrol Squadron Five (VP-5) returned home to a big homecoming of famly and friends at Naval Air Station Jacksonville Wednesday, after completing a six-month P-8A Poseidon deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet and U.S. 6th Fleet.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Duval County students last year scored at the top in several areas on a national test compared with other large, urban districts, according to rankings released this week.

A man sweeps outside of his buisness after Hurricane Mathew passed.
Ryan Benk / WJCT News

St. Augustine home owners will have the opportunity to attend two educational disaster recovery workshops this week.