WJCT First Read: Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Welcome to WJCT First Read, your daily weekday morning round-up of stories from the First Coast, around Florida, and across the country. We'll also preview some of WJCT's upcoming news programming.
Individualized breast cancer treatment comes to Mayo Clinic in Jax: The multi-million dollar donation of one local couple will fund new genetic treatments for breast cancer at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville.
Fans asked to name new jaguar cub: The Jacksonville Jaguars and the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens have started a contest to name the zoo's newest jaguar cub born last month.
JEA approves new rates for power-dependent businesses: The board of JEA approved a new, lower, incentivized rate for businesses that are dependent on power and create jobs. (Florida Times-Union)
Trial begins in Georgia toddler killing: Jury selection wrapped and proceedings began in the murder trial of 18-year-old De'Marquise Elkins, accused of shooting 13-month-old Antonio Santiago. (News4Jax)
Duval County Public Schools open bullying hotline: Duval students will be able to call and email anonymously to report bullying in school. (First Coast News)
Nineteen percent of Florida students "college ready" on ACT: Only 19 percent of the class of 2013 scored enough on all four ACT tests to be considered "college ready," an increase from last year, but still below the national average of 26 percent. (Orlando Sentinel)
Kaitlyn Hunt bond revoked: Following a hearing in which it was alleged that she violated a court order not to contact her underage girlfriend, teenager Kaitlyn Hunt is back behind bars. (USA Today)
This morning, WJCT's Cyd Hoskinson (@cydwjctnews) will attend the unveiling of Project New Hope's newest affordable housing development, The Oakland Commons at 637 Phelps St. in Jacksonville.
Today on First Coast Connect, Hans Tanzler III, executive director of St. Johns River Water Management District, will look at how to keep the region's water clean and safe.