Local

WJCT News

Jacksonville Mike Williams announced in 2016 most officers were on board with wearing body cameras and the department would be rolling them out after a pilot program.

Exterior of Jacksonville City Hall.
Joslyn Simmons / WJCT

Terrance Freeman and Ju’Coby Pittman are set to be sworn in at Jacksonville City Hall Thursday afternoon after being appointed to temporarily replace two suspended council members under federal indictment.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Some young professionals said they’re leaving the Jacksonville Beach area because while they can afford rent, buying isn’t a feasible option. Oliver Shahbazian said that’s the case for him.

News4Jax

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is fining a Jacksonville ship repairer $271,061 after the death of an employee this year.

North Florida Shipyards Inc. has about a week left to contest the fine.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

State law says medical marijuana dispensaries are allowed to open up where pharmacies can, which means a couple different types of commercial zones in Jacksonville.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

Jeff Greene wants Democrats to vote for him in the August primary for Florida governor. Don’t know who he is? Well, he’s hoping that changes and quickly.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Story updated on 7/9 at 5 p.m. with comment from the State Attorney's Office. 

Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump’s law firm will be representing a pregnant Orange Park mother allegedly beaten late last month by a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office corrections officer.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart has determined several Florida school districts — Duval, Manatee and Polk counties — that were accused of inflating end-of-course civics test numbers by several lawmakers did nothing wrong.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Oakleaf Plantation resident Kirenda Welch says she never expected an evening drive home from her son’s basketball game would end in her arrest and beating. The Jacksonville corrections officer who allegedly struck her was arrested and fired Thursday.

Flickr

This week Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced $16 million for projects meant to aid cities with job growth. Of that, Clay County is getting $2.06 million to build a road.

Krissy Venosdale / Flickr

With the Florida Department of Education’s release of school grades last week, the fate of two low-performing Duval schools was decided.

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

As the world warms, populations of certain male reptiles are declining and that could spell extinction for alligators in the Sunshine State.

One University of North Florida scientist is hatching hundreds of gators to try and track the phenomenon.

New Duval County Public Schools Superintendent Diana Greene sat down with WJCT News on her first day on the job.

Todd Barrow / Flickr

A lot of people will be ending their Wednesday sitting on blankets on the beach watching fireworks over the Atlantic.

Generation Orbit

Generation Orbit Launch Services, operating out Jacksonville’s Cecil Spaceport, has announced the completion of a liquid rocket engine test, a necessary step toward its hopeful first launch next year.

Pages