First Coast

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

Jacksonville Chief Financial Officer Mike Weinstein has been appointed as Interim Executive Director of the new Kids Hope Alliance by Mayor Lenny Curry.

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Jacksonville government officials and business leaders traded the River City’s sunshine and high of 77 degrees for the chilly high of 46 in Toronto, Canada — where the group is or the annual JAXCHAMBER Leadership Trip.

Corrine Brown
U.S. House of Representatives

Former congresswoman Corrine Brown is being evaluated for certain medical, mental and emotional conditions that could have an impact on her upcoming sentencing on federal fraud charges, according to a new motion filed by her attorney.

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Former President Bill Clinton Tuesday took a tour of Orange Park Medical Center’s facilities and heard from community leaders about how Northeast Florida is dealing with the opioid crisis and addiction in general.

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A St. Augustine bakery caused a stir Tuesday when one of its employees dressed up as Aunt Jemima for Halloween and came into work wearing black face.

The Teal Pumpkin Project /

You may run into some teal pumpkins while out trick-or-treating with the kids this Halloween. 

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

A wide variety of First Coast cultural and entertainment attractions are teaming up to offer kids free admission during the month of November.

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Florida Governor Rick Scott stopped by the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens Monday extolling his proposal for $1.7 billion in environmental funding next year — a more than $200 million boost from the current year.

But some critics are questioning the governor’s motive for the funding increase. Environmental groups who’ve traditionally been at odds with Scott are tepidly supportive of the governor’s proposal.

Dozens Of Drivers Return To Slashed Tires In Jacksonville Beach

Oct 30, 2017

A serial tire slasher has Jacksonville Beach residents frustrated after dozens of drivers were left with flat tires over the weekend, only a block from the beach.

National Parks Service

The Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve could be a lot more accessible in the years to come.