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This screenshot shows a sampling of the movies and documentaries available through the Jacksonville Public Library's Kanopy service.
Jacksonville Public Library/Kanopy

The Jacksonville Public Library is now offering library card holders a free streaming video service.

Workers test new LED lighting that is being installed on the Acosta Bridge.
JTA

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is setting up a new light display on Jacksonville’s Acosta Bridge.

The St. Johns River.
Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

A new report points to several worrying trends in the lower St. Johns River basin.

Blue Fire Theatre

Nassau County is home to a new theatre group based in Yulee.

RYAN STANTON / FLICKR

We spent the full hour taking a closer look at the growth of the charter school movement in Florida with:

Lawmaker Seeks To Raise Age For Vaping, Smoking

Sep 13, 2019
News Service of Florida

A state House member wants to increase the legal age for vaping and smoking tobacco from 18 to 21 in Florida.

Media members sitting at roundtable ready for air.
Heather Schatz / WJCT

Friday on First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, our panel of journalists on the Media Roundtable looked at all the biggest stories of the week, including:

Business Brief: Former Downtown Courthouse, City Hall Sites Branded 'The Ford On Bay'

Sep 13, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Proposed terms for developing the former Duval County Courthouse and City Hall properties released Thursday by the Downtown Investment Authority give detailed requirements on the amount of retail space expected at the site.

Former Public Defender Matt Shirk Censured, Reprimanded And Fined By Ethics Commission

Sep 13, 2019
Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

Four years after Jacksonville’s former public defender, Matt Shirk, first faced ethics complaints, the now-disgraced attorney faced punishment Friday morning.

Disturbance Forecast To Become A Tropical Depression Or Tropical Storm

Sep 13, 2019
NOAA

The developing tropical storm near the Bahamas is likely to only be a coastal event late this weekend.

Naval Air Station Jacksonvile

Carrier-based fighter jets and other aircraft will be training at and around Naval Air Station Jacksonville between Sunday, September 15, and Wednesday, September 25.

Via News Service of Florida

In the wake of two mass shootings in Texas and Ohio last month, contributions flooded into a political committee seeking to ban possession and sale of assault weapons in Florida, according to a new campaign-finance report filed at the state Division of Elections.

Tidal flooding in downtown St. Augustine on Granada St. near Flagler College.
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

When Hurricane Dorian skirted the east coast of Florida earlier this month, there was flooding throughout St. Augustine. 

But the South Davis Shores neighborhood was hit harder than anywhere else in the city.

Florida Coastal School Of Law Dean Resigns Following Denial Of Nonprofit Conversion

Sep 12, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

Florida Coastal School of Law Dean Scott DeVito resigned Tuesday after four years in the position. The resignation was effective immediately.

Jacksonville Daily Record

Hillwood, which is developing AllianceFlorida at Cecil Commerce Center, is one of five groups making plans for Jacksonville distribution centers of more than 1 million square feet.

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