First Coast

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

Ultra-Luxury Bentley Dealership Will Open In Jacksonville

Jun 18, 2018

One of the world’s most luxurious car companies announced Monday it will open a dealership in Jacksonville soon.

Bruce Lipsky / The Florida Times Union

A few days after three women overdosed in the Duval County jail, the facility’s former director Tara Wildes is calling the incident not an “extremely common” one.

Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

The conservation community has been fighting since 2015 against what they say is  the state legislature’s repeated misuse of the amendment funding, which was intended by voters to acquire and restore conservation lands.

The Jacksonville Daily Record

Business associates Ned Jones and Mark Janasik hope to open the Southern Grounds coffee shop this week at 1671 Atlantic Blvd.

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A new report estimates $351 billion worth of Florida homes will be at risk from tidal flooding by the end of the century, including a significant portion in First Coast coastal communities.

Slaven Kosanovic / WJCT News

The near drowning of a 6-year-old at a University of North Florida summer camp this week is raising questions about pool safety and supervision.

Baby Bongo Born At Jacksonville Zoo

Jun 15, 2018
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is celebrating the June 13 birth of an Eastern bongo calf.

Lindesy Kilbride / WJCT News

This week Jacksonville’s City Council approved the transfer deal of some prime Village of Mayport waterfront property from JAXPORT to the city for $1.

Dennis Ho / Folio Weekly

Tony Allegretti, who’s helmed the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville for the last four years, is stepping down to pursue a “significant opportunity” and “build on my family’s entrepreneurial endeavors.”

JEA Annual Report

The iconic twin cooling towers next to the Dames Point Bridge at the St. Johns River Power Park’s (SJRPP) are scheduled to be imploded Saturday morning with 1,500 pounds of dynamite.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

With state test scores out, Duval County students are hovering around the state average in many areas. The Florida Department of Education has released Florida Standards Assessment and End of Course Exam data for the 2017-18 school year.

Verlander leaving Sports Council To Start Own Marketing Company

Jun 15, 2018
Bruce Lipsky / The Florida Times-Union

Alan Verlander was being groomed as the heir apparent to Jacksonville Sports Council president and CEO Rick Catlett.

Jessica Palombo

If your Dad is a big Motown fan, here’s an idea for Father’s Day: Dinner and a show featuring some of the greatest hits from the Motown era.  

Jimmy Delaney / WJCT News

The damage hurricanes Matthew and Irma did to many First Coast businesses, homes and roadways has been well documented.

Memorial Hospital

An administrative law judge is backing a decision by the Florida Department of Health to allow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville to open a trauma center.