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

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Updated 6:03 p.m.: This story was updated to include new details on the case and quotes from Reggie Brown. 

Jacksonville City Council members Reggie Brown and Katrina Brown have been indicted on 38 counts of fraud and other charges related to Katrina Brown’s family’s barbecue sauce business.

Gov. Rick Scott's Office

Clay County Emergency Management officials are advising residents along the south prong of Black Creek to keep an eye on rising waters.

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This year’s general election will be costlier than most, which is something Florida’s 67 county supervisors are finding out as they prepare to print the ballots.

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State Attorney Melissa Nelson is rolling out a court diversion program to help people with suspended driver’s licenses get back on the road faster.

Lindsey Kilbride

A half-dozen visitors from Central and South American countries are in Jacksonville this week to learn about how the city handles human rights issues. It’s the group’s final stop across five U.S. cities.


Democratic North Florida Congressman Al Lawson has picked up an endorsement in Jacksonville from the Fraternal Order of Police.

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The green economy has generated $9.3 trillion of private investments worldwide since 2007.


Seavin Incorporated, the parent company of San Sebastian Winery in St. Augustine and Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards outside of Orlando, is voluntarily recalling of some wines that may contain small grains or bits of glass.

Battle Over The Jacksonville Landing Escalates

May 30, 2018
The Daily Record

After a weekend of accusations and legal filings between the city of Jacksonville and the owners of the Jacksonville Landing, much still is unknown about the future of the Downtown riverfront mall. 

Via News Service of Florida

Gov. Rick Scott’s fight to keep patients from smoking pot could spark a “political wildfire” that will cost the Republican votes in his battle to unseat U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, according to the man largely responsible for making medical marijuana legal in Florida.

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Cyber security is a top priority for Florida elections supervisors as they prepare for the upcoming primary and general elections.

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In 2016, then-Duval Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said the district needed to expand student mental health services and advocate for more mental health funding. Students had anonymously self-reported more depression and suicide-related behaviors compared to their peers across the state.

The Daily Record

JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. is hiring and filing the paperwork needed to launch its Jacksonville manufacturing plant, according to city and state records and a company executive.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams Tuesday announced the breakup of a major shoplifting ring following a nearly two year undercover operation dubbed Loot and Scoot.

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

For the third year in a row a counseling project spearheaded by Jacksonville’s Wayman Ministries will get state funding. State Sen. Audrey Gibson, D-Jacksonville, helped shepherd the $150,000 appropriation that Pastor Mark Griffin said will go to counselor salaries and other supplies.