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Police say they have a 16-year-old suspect in custody in connection with last Friday’s shooting after a Raines High School football game, which left one dead and two wounded.

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The Morgan and Morgan law firm on Tuesday announced it's planning to file a suit this week on behalf of several victims harmed in the Jacksonville Landing shooting on Sunday.

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Tuesday is Florida Primary Election Day. On First Coast Connect we spoke with University of North Florida Political Science Professor Mike Binder about the races and what we might expect heading to the general election (00:39).  

Of the 12 people who were shot at the Jacksonville Landing on Sunday, ten survived and were treated at Memorial Hospital and UF Health Jacksonville.

Lindsey Killbride / WJCT

Monday on First Coast Connect we discussed the shooting Sunday at The Jacksonville Landing that left three dead, including the gunman, and 11 wounded. Sunday’s violence came on top of a shooting Friday at Raines High School that left on dead and one wounded.

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Three Duval County School Board seats are up for grabs this election cycle. The top-funded candidates in the each race — Nick Howland, David Chauncey and Darryl Willie — are also all endorsed by the political arm of JAX Chamber, JAXBIZ.

Kevin Meerschaert / WJCT

Our Friday First Coast Connect featured Florida Times-Union reporter Tessa Duval, Folio Weekly editor Claire Goforth, Jacksonville Daily Record reporter David Cawton and WJCT reporter Ryan Benk.

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Rep. Al Lawson Tries To Fend Off Former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown

Aug 24, 2018

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson is facing a serious Democratic primary challenge from a former Jacksonville mayor as he seeks a second term in a congressional district that stretches across a large part of North Florida.

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Several local agencies are trying to get a $25 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to help fund what’s been dubbed the Bay Street Innovation Corridor in Jacksonville.

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Elite Airways has announced it is canceling service between Northeast Florida Regional Airport (UST) in St. Augustine, Rochester International Airport (RST) in Minnesota and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Arizona.

University of North Florida

Thursday on First Coast Connect we spoke with bestselling author Craig Unger. He’s written the book House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia. The book looks into Trump’s alleged long history connecting his real estate dealings with the Russians (1:00).     

Business Brief: Arts And Cultural District Proposed For Downtown Jacksonville

Aug 23, 2018
Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

A vacant Downtown lot near the Duval County Courthouse could soon bloom into an arts and cultural district.

JAX Chamber

The JAX Chamber hosted its 5th annual Tech Coast Conference on Wednesday, featuring a new $2,500 IT scholarship which was awarded to two University of North Florida freshmen.

Jimmy Delaney / WJCT News

City planners will soon begin taking public input on the redevelopment of Jacksonville’s historically African-American neighborhood of LaVilla, just west of downtown.  

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