First Coast

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

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Nearly 400 Duval County students will be getting letters in the mail assigning them to new schools. The reassignments are happening two years after they should have been because of a district mistake.

White Oak Conservation

Two whooping crane chicks recently hatched, marking the first time White Oak Conservation in Yulee has successfully bred this critically endangered species.

Robert Torbert

A Jacksonville City Councilwoman is launching an effort to make sure people are well-prepared for this year’s hurricane season.

Magic Aviation / Wikimedia Commons

Frontier Airlines is continuing its expansion in Jacksonville.

SEMINOLE ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE

Proposed power plants in Putnam and Pasco counties got support Tuesday from state regulators who also expressed concerns about Florida’s continuing increased reliance on natural gas to generate electricity.

Craig ONeal / Flickr via Wikimedia Commons

More  than  150,000 fans  are  expected  to  attend  The Players Championship this week, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.

Jacksonville University / `Via the Daily Record

Jacksonville University is preparing for a $125 million bond issue to continue projects to advance programs at its Arlington campus.

Kumar Pictures, LLC for the Cultural Council

This Thursday is the deadline for artists to apply to decorate part of downtown Jacksonville.

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Duval County Tax Collector

Duval County Tax Collector Michael Corrigan has resigned, effective June 1, to become chief executive officer of Visit Jacksonville. A special election to select his replacement will be held in conjunction with the Aug. 28 Florida primary.

Ryan Stanton / Flickr

The Clay County School Board has approved the creation of a new position — armed safety officers — to staff its 27 elementary schools starting next school year.

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The Clowder Group via YouTube

As with any other older adults, LGBT seniors face the typical challenges of aging, but because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, they are at a higher risk for abuse, isolation, discrimination and exploitation.

Sherry Krol

Florida residents hoping to protect their homes from storms are running out of time to buy flood insurance before hurricane season.

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Modern Cities

The population of Northeast Florida has grown significantly since the last census.

As Ennis Davis tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo, the vast majority of the growth has been in the counties surrounding Jacksonville.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

City money from handicapped parking fines could help pay making the city’s new Sexual Assault Forensic Exam Center completely accessible to those with disabilities.

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

A couple of miles north of Mayport in Jacksonville, down a winding dirt road shaded by primeval foliage stands a grand, whitewashed plantation home. More than 250 years ago, the Kingsley Plantation’s front door was the Fort George River, an estuary of the St. Johns River, and to this day the marshland water still laps at the front yard once only accessible by boat.

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