First Coast

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

James Willamor / Wikimedia Commons

A new interactive website launched Monday that lets Jacksonville residents see what’s happening with the area’s tree canopy.

Asim Patel / Wikimedia Commons

Grab a heavy blanket, a thermos of hot chocolate and a lawn chair. You’ll need them if you want to watch the Geminid meteor shower this week on the First Coast.

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Abandoned in 1999, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church is one of the largest buildings still standing in Brooklyn that date back to the Jacksonville neighborhood's days before demolition and gentrification.

Florida Democrats Choose New Leader

Dec 11, 2017
Florida Democratic Party

Terrie Rizzo, who began her political career as a campaign volunteer a little more than a dozen years ago, has been selected by Florida Democrats to lead their party for the next three years.


It was a violent Sunday night as the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office was called to four separate violent incidents, all within a few hours. 

Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kristopher Regan / U.S. Navy

Santa is making the rounds across the First Coast.


One of the lingering effects of Hurricane Irma has come to an end Friday in Clay County.

The Salvation Army

With overnight lows expected to get into the 30s over the weekend, area shelters are preparing accommodations for the homeless who might otherwise be out in the elements all night.

El Faro hull underwater
The National Transportation Safety Board

The National Transportation Safety Board, as expected, will review and possibly release portions of its final draft report investigating the 2015 sinking of the El Faro cargo ship, which took the lives of 33 sailors, most from Jacksonville.

Jacksonville University

The Boys and Girls Club of Northeast Florida is working with Jacksonville University to build a new facility in Arlington.

Wikimedia Commons

Those wanting to join a committee looking into how to “re-contextualize” St. Augustine’s only city-controlled Confederate monument have until the end of the month to apply.

Visit St. Augustine

As the St. Augustine City Council gears up to debate changes to its panhandling statutes, officials have begun an expansive education program to help residents and tourists deal with what the city calls a growing problem.

City Rescue Mission

The City Rescue Mission is preparing for this weekend’s cold snap to make sure the homeless have a place to get away from the chilly weather.

The mission will be extending its space to accommodate up to 100 additional people on Saturday and Sunday nights.

Get ready for some chilly weather on the First Coast this weekend.

St. Johns River, Keystone Heights Lake Region Get Florida Senate Backing

Dec 7, 2017
Kevin Meerschaert / WJCT

Measures that would double Gov. Rick Scott's spending request for the Florida Forever conservation program and earmark money to improve the St. Johns River continued to move easily through the Senate on Thursday.