Alexandra Blackwell

WJCT News Intern for Summer 2018

Alexandra is a senior Media and Communication Studies major at the Florida State University. She enjoys hiking, biking and anything exercise. An avid music enthusiast, she loves checking out the locale music and theatre scene every chance she gets. Post-graduation she hopes to pursue a career that incorporates both radio and music in her life. Past and current writing, editing and reporting experience includes College Magazine, FSU's V89 Radio and Moose Magnificat Radio. 

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Jimmy Patronis, current incumbent in Florida’s Chief Financial Officer race, announced his endorsement by the State Fraternal Order of Police Friday in Jacksonville.

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The St. Johns Riverkeeper will hold its fourth and final town hall meeting Tuesday night in an effort to raise awareness of the river’s rising waters.

Phase Eight Theater Company and MOCA Jacksonville

Phase Eight Theatre Company in downtown Jacksonville has partnered with MOCA this month, to bring theatrical and visual arts together.

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Clay County Supervisor of Elections Office is seeking bilingual individuals to fill election worker positions for the upcoming elections.

Numbers from the 2016 American Community Survey show the overall county population has increased by 11 percent in the last seven years and nine percent identify as hispanic or latino.

Clay County Supervisor of Elections, Chris Chambless, said they are trying to be proactive in what these numbers could suggest.

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Adjective & Company Branding and Advertising Agency in Jacksonville Beach has been recognized as one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 50 Best Places to Work in the U.S. for the second year in a row.

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Ali the elephant, previously owned by singer Michael Jackson, escaped his enclosure at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens on Sunday.

JEA Annual Report

The iconic twin cooling towers next to the Dames Point Bridge at the St. Johns River Power Park’s (SJRPP) are scheduled to be imploded Saturday morning with 1,500 pounds of dynamite.

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The UNF Surf Team is heading to the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) Championships this weekend in Dana Point, California.

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First Coast No More Homeless Pets and Petco Foundation are teaming up for the 25th Mega Adoption event this weekend at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds.

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Changes to the Miss America competition,  no longer called a pageant, will likely impact state competitions in the coming year — only after what could be the Miss Florida Pageant’s final swimsuit round taking place at the end of this month.

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Oral arguments have been scheduled for late August in a Florida Supreme Court case challenging Gov. Rick Scott’s vetoes of pay raises for firefighters employed by the state.

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With hurricane season now underway, conversations about the future of the St. Johns River will be on the rise.

UF Health Proton Therapy Institute

A UK couple came to Jacksonville in April as David Leek and Bobbie Godden, and will be leaving Mr. and Mrs. David Michael Leek Sr.

MOCA Jacksonville

The city of Jacksonville and the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville (MOCA) surpassed their expected $2.7 million earning with the sale of Joan Mitchell’s “Iva” piece at the well-known Christie's Auction House in New York City.