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Flooding in Flagler County.
Flagler County Emergency Services

Flagler County residents with homes that were damaged during Hurricane Irma or are located in high risk areas have until the end of July to sell their property to the government at its assessed pre-storm value.

Senator Book Seeks State Probe In Epstein Case

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News Service of Florida

State Sen. Lauren Book, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, wants the state to investigate how the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office handled sex offender Jeffrey Epstein while he was in its custody more than a decade ago.

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Protesters in Jacksonville and other areas of Florida have voiced support for the people of Puerto Rico  calling for Governor Ricardo Rossello to resign.

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A new study points to Jacksonville's appeal among millennial military veterans and service members.

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Jacksonville’s public utility is moving forward with a plan to explore privatization. 

JEA’s board Tuesday unanimously approved the resolution, which is a response to falling revenues as customers use less electricity. 

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Scam artists are at it again in Florida. This time they've got a scheme aimed at Medicare recipients.

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St Augustine residents may be wondering why their tap water suddenly has more of a chlorine taste or smell.

Duval County Supervisor of Elections

From the fate of the Jacksonville Landing to how to pay for school improvements, new At Large Group 4 City Councilman Matt Carlucci joined First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross to talk about Jacksonville’s biggest issues. 

Debbie Ricks

Hundreds packed Justice Pub in Downtown Jacksonville Sunday for a 12-hour fundraising concert for 48-year-old Maurice “Moe” Ricks, a long-time local music producer and engineer waiting for a heart and kidney transplant. 

City Officials Propose Buying Old Fire House No. 5 Property

Jul 22, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

City officials want to purchase the old Fire Station No. 5 property on Riverside Avenue from Fidelity National Financial Inc.

Palatka's South Historic District.
Peter Jensen / The South Historic District Neighborhood Association

The St. Johns River Water Management District is funding a $1.5 million project in Palatka to improve the quality of stormwater discharges to the St. Johns River.

Abukar Adan / WJCT NEWS

Dozens of Murray Hill residents and business owners packed a public hearing Friday at City Hall to oppose a plan to turn demolish the former Jones College building and build a self-storage facility. 

Duval School Board To Seek Outside Counsel

Jul 19, 2019
Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

After the Duval County School Board’s half-cent sales tax referendum faced a roadblock this week at Tuesday’s Finance and Rules committee meetings, members say they want to take action.

At a meeting Thursday afternoon, Chairwoman Lori Hershey announced to board members that she scheduled a meeting with Jacksonville’s General Counsel Jason Gabriel.

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BILL BORTZFIELD / WJCT NEWS

In the past year, Jacksonville’s unemployment rate has decreased from 3.7% to 3.5%. 

Senior Airman Damon Kasberg / U.S. Air Force

Florida’s heat set record highs last month. The Union of Concerned Scientists says in less than 20 years, Florida will be so hot for so much of the year that it could literally be life threatening. The scientists in a new report say the world must reduce carbon emissions now or face extreme heat that will take lives within decades. 

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