First Coast

News impacting Duval, Baker, Nassau, St. Johns and Clay counties.


Jacksonville’s city election isn’t until May 5, 2019, but more than 20 candidates have already filed the necessary paperwork to run, including outgoing WJCT President Michael  Boylan.

A new documentary video charts the implausible rise of the 1969 Jacksonville University basketball team.

The small team’s ascension to runner up for the NCAA’s national championship was so unlikely, it prompted media at the time to ask: Jacksonville WHO?

But the team’s success begged another question of the city’s residents — who is Jacksonville?

Ryan Ketterman / For Visit Jacksonville

A report is out that sheds a lot of light on the state of downtown Jacksonville.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is showing off two of its most recent additions.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

Friday is World AIDS Day.

During this week’s lead-up to the event, advocates on the First Coast are working to raise awareness of the important role condoms play in preventing HIV-AIDS.

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

According to Centers for Disease Control data, sexually transmitted disease infections are on the rise among the country’s youngest population.

In Jacksonville, some University of North Florida faculty are trying to stop that trend with education and yes, condoms.


On Saturday, Dec. 2, the Florida Department of Transportation plans to to shift traffic onto temporary pavement at the Interstate 95 northbound ramp to A1A/State Road 200 at exit 373.

AddisWang / Wikimedia Commons

One of the biggest fears many college students face is what kind of job they’ll be able to get.

Via News4Jax

A 53-year-old woman whose remains were found last week in a shallow grave at a Neptune Beach home was shot and stabbed multiple times by her grandson, according to prosecutors in Buffalo, New York.


JEA’s Board met Tuesday and heard from members of a solar co-op opposing recent changes to how the utility will reimburse rooftop solar customers for excess power.

Murder Warrant Issued For Neptune Beach Teen In Grandmother's Death

Nov 28, 2017
Via News4Jax

An arrest warrant for murder has been issued for the grandson of a 53-year-old woman who was found buried last week in the backyard of a Neptune Beach home, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said Tuesday afternoon.

rendering of The District
Elkus | Manfredi Architects / Provided by Peter Rummell

Developers of a Southbank, multi-use development — called The District — are getting an extra 90-days to hammer out a deal to purchase land from JEA.

Morgan and Morgan via YouTube

Well known attorney John Morgan is being cagey about a possible political future.

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

As the U.S. Senate debates the merits of a sweeping tax code overhaul, a group of Jacksonville clergy is urging Florida’s senators to vote it down later this week.


Here’s a fun twist on the holiday season.