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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has revealed his long-awaited resolution setting the initial parameters for how the impeachment trial process of President Donald Trump will play out.

John Nettleton is pictured outside the U.S. District Courthouse in Jacksonville.
WJXT

A federal jury in Jacksonville on Friday convicted the former commander of the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba of interfering with an investigation into the 2015 death of a civilian contractor.

Fees, Fines For Ex-Felons; Legal Recreational Marijuana

Jan 17, 2020
A sign directing people to a Jacksonville voting precinct is pictured.
BILL BORTZFIELD / WJCT NEWS

On Friday's Roundup, we discussed the Florida Supreme Court ruling that former felons have to first finish paying any fines and fees they still owe before they can vote. Also, voters will not get to decide the fate of recreational marijuana, but state lawmakers might.

Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis
News Service of Florida

Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis has heard from troubled teens struggling with depression, anguished homeowners whose dwellings were decimated by Hurricane Michael and first responders trying to remain stoic after horrific disasters.

Friday Media Roundtable; Wine & Trucks Festival

Jan 17, 2020
BILL BORTZFIELD / WJCT NEWS

Friday's First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Media Roundtable examined some of the top stories of the week, including:

Gov. Ron DeSantis
Gov. Ron DeSantis' office

California-based Made In Space is moving its headquarters to Jacksonville.

Bill Would Allow E-Scooter/E-Bike Businesses In Downtown Jacksonville

Jan 17, 2020
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Electric bicycles and scooters could soon give Downtown pedestrians a quicker way to move on the Northbank.

DIA CEO Discusses Plan To Spur More Downtown Jacksonville Restaurants

Jan 17, 2020
Pictured: Downtown workers take to the streets during lunchtime.
Jacksonville Daily Record

Downtown Investment Authority CEO Lori Boyer’s proposal to create a dense restaurant and retail district Downtown is part of a larger plan.

Camden County Board of Commissioners

Camden County elections officials are working to make sure voters know how to use Georgia’s new voting machines ahead of that state’s March 24 presidential primary election.

Monday the nation and the First Coast celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Image: These Florida panther kittens are being cared for by White Oak Conservation in Yulee.
White Oak Conservation

Two endangered Florida panthers have found a home in Northeast Florida after a mysterious neurological disorder left their mother unable to care for them.

Image: Jason Tetlak shows off a draft of mural of comedian and actor Bill Murray, which is planning to paint on the side of a building in Murray Hill.
Heather Schatz / WJCT News

Actor Bill Murray’s mug may be the new ambassador for a Jacksonville's Murray Hill neighborhood if a local artist gets his way.

Pictured: Dr. Robert Hayling (right) with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (center) and Rev. Andrew Young (left) during a press conference at the Elks Rest on Washington St. during the 1964 Civil Rights Movement actions in St. Augustine.
FRANK MURRY / ST. AUGUSTINE GOVERNMENT

Monday marks Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  For the second year in a row, Jacksonville will have two major MLK breakfasts Friday in advance of the holiday. 

DIA Takes Another Step To Bring USS Orleck To Downtown Jacksonville

Jan 16, 2020
Photo of the USS Orleck
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The Downtown Investment Authority continues to support setting up a naval warship museum in Jacksonville.

3 Firms Bid To Tear Down Hart Bridge Ramp Next To Metropolitan Park

Jan 16, 2020
Jacksonville Daily Record

WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record reports three firms have bid from $25.8 million to $32.1 million to demolish part of the elevated Hart Bridge Expressway and construct new ramp connections:

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