First Read: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Mayor Alvin Brown, Cherish Perrywinkle and Tim Tebow are in the headlines today.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.
Brown unveils budget with increased spending: Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown said that despite increased spending his 2014-2015 budget proposal won’t require any new taxes. (Jacksonville Business Journal, WJCT)
Jax families speak out against violence: Residents of Northwest Jacksonville are raising concerns about possible gang violence in the shooting death of a 14-year-old last Friday. (News4Jax)
Former caretakers say the state is failing Perrywinkle siblings: The two young siblings of Cherish Perrywinkle aren't receiving adequate foster care, says a licensed social worker who cared for them last year. (Florida Times-Union)
Tebow buys Jax home: University of Florida Heisman Trophy winner and Jacksonville native Tim Tebow bought a $1.4 million home at Glen Kernan Golf and Country Club last month. (Jacksonville Financial News & Daily Record)
Today on First Coast Connect, Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown will discuss his budget proposal.