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First Read: Thursday, August 7, 2014


The Fuller Warren Bridge, Matt Shirk 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.

Fuller Warren Bridge plans unveiled: Plans to widen the Fuller Warren Bridge shown yesterday include improvements designed to make it more accessible to pedestrians. (WJCT)

Duval Schools to move security guards: Duval County Public Schools is planning on shifting security guards from low-incident schools to higher-incident schools. (WJCT)

Shirk addresses rumors in staff email: Embattled Duval County Public Defender Matt Shirk addressed the rumors that have been swirling since scandal broke in his office last year in an email sent to office staff. (First Coast News)

Tebow starts work with SEC Network: Former Nease High and University of Florida star quarterback Tim Tebow will begin working as a football analyst for ESPN’s new SEC Network when it debuts Aug. 14. (AP via Florida Times-Union)

Scott promotes environment on latest tour: Gov. Rick Scott stopped in the Tampa Bay area on Wednesday as part of a campaign swing focusing on environmental issues. (WFLA)

UF alum begins write-in gubernatorial campaign: A 57-year-old University of Florida engineering alumnus is running for governor of Florida as a write-in candidate. (Independent Florida Alligator)

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Patrick Donges served as WJCT's Digital Content Editor from August 2013 - August 2014.