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City of St. Augustine

It’s clear St. Augustine’s archeological zones and historic downtown are vulnerable to anticipated sea level rise along the coast, according to a report released through a state and federal pilot program.

But what isn’t clear is how fast and how high waters will ultimately swell.


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The Raines High School Vikings are state champs.

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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.

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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.

JEA

Following a regular board meeting that saw departing member Tom Petway charge his soon-to-be former colleagues with exploring privatization, JEA’s board chair is calling for a swift examination of the utility’s assets.


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Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown is hoping an appellate court overturns her fraud convictions after her sentencing Monday.

But one former Department of Justice prosecutor thinks the only thing certain about her chances is uncertainty.


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Update 1:08 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6: This story has been updated to include comment from JAXPORT.

An injunction filed Monday is seeking to stop the first phase of deepening the St. Johns River until further studies are conducted.

The Riverkeeper argues the project requires more analysis after Hurricane Irma.

The legal motion is in addition to an existing Riverkeeper lawsuit against the JAXPORT dredging project already making its way through the courts.


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A prominent member of the Jacksonville community, who is the former chair of the Council on American Islamic Relations, is speaking out about an alleged plot to attack the The Islamic Center of North East Florida.

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“As I have written before, when I am asked what’s the most important attribute of a good judge, I say ‘humility.’ This is especially true in sentencing,” Federal Judge Timothy Corrigan wrote in his sentencing order of former Congresswoman Corrine Brown to five years in prison on Monday.


Soccer Coach Who Left Florida With Teen Won't Fight Return From N.Y.

Dec 4, 2017
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A soccer coach who ran away with a 17-year-old  Columbia County student waived his extradition Monday morning in an upstate New York courtroom.

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Jacksonville City Council member John Crescimbeni says a state measure taking some local control away regarding tree regulation is an insult and he’s introduced a city resolution opposing it.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is showing off two of its most recent additions.

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Friday is World AIDS Day.

During this week’s lead-up to the event, advocates on the First Coast are working to raise awareness of the important role condoms play in preventing HIV-AIDS.

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Florida Governor Rick Scott highlighted his education budget proposal at Jacksonville’s Englewood Elementary School Wednesday morning.


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