First Coast

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

Colin Downgraded To Post-Tropical Cyclone

Jun 3, 2016

At 11 a.m., the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Colin was estimated 120 miles southwest of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. 

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Discussion over how to regulate ride-for-hire companies continues here in North Florida and across the nation.

Cowford Chophouse

A highly anticipated downtown restaurant won’t be opening as quickly as was hoped.

Work on the Cowford Chophouse has stalled after the owner of the project replaced the general contractor.

Weekend Warriors: Art, Zombies And More Zombies

Jun 2, 2016

As the work week comes to an end, let WJCT interns Allie George, Kelsey Oates and Sarah De Nicolais be your guides for art, culture and fun on the First Coast this weekend.

First Friday Art Walk

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Although it’s been 52 years since Jacksonville has seen a hurricane, city officials don't want residents to have a false sense of security.

Director of Duval County Emergency Management Steve Woodard was giving a tour of emergency headquarters downtown Wednesday, the first day of hurricane season.

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TALLAHASSEE — Even if state regulators signed off on a popular type of card game years ago, that doesn't make the games legal, a Department of Business and Professional Regulation attorney told an administrative law judge on Wednesday.

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Northeast Florida’s manatee population is rebounding, according to new research Jacksonville University.

This week scientists counted the most manatees ever spotted during a single count.

On the May 2016 edition of Policy Matters, host Rick Mullaney speaks with Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and current City Council President Greg Anderson about the city's upcoming pension referendum.

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Coast Guard hearing into October’s sinking of the cargo freighter El Faro on Wednesday focused on routine ship inspections.

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The Jacksonville City Council voted 13 to 5 Tuesday night to rezone an old laundromat in Riverside, paving the way for a 150-seat restaurant, The Roost.


Funding for Jacksonville’s Hemming Park is up in the air.

The Jacksonville City Council approved $100,000 on Tuesday to park operators Friends of Hemming Park to cover operation costs through the next couple months.



Police continue to search for whomever shot a pellet gun at three cars and caused a rollover crash on I-295 in Jacksonville last weekend.  

A Westside woman says her car was shot on the same road in April.

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It all began with a tip in 2013 and ended with arrest warrants for 13 people connected with three Jacksonville Smoker's Video stores this week. The charges range from misdemeanors to manslaughter, for the 2015 death of Clay County 16-year-old Matthew Purdy.

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An international developer wants to build affordable housing in Jacksonville, just east of Springfield.

Sarah DeNicolais

A modernized Skyway monorail system, improved river ferry and more pedestrian-friendly streets are among the plans in the works at the Jacksonville Transportation Authority.