Avery Latta-Raines

WJCT NEWS INTERN SUMMER 2019

Avery Latta-Raines is a senior at the University of North Florida. His passion for braodcasting and creativity has led him to be an intern at WJCT. He hopes to be a local news anchor in Jacksonville or Radio show host of his own show

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Special Counsel

After a two year-year silence,  Special Counsel Robert Mueller  has gone public and has said they will not exonerate President Donald Trump

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A lawsuit has been filed challenging the use of solitary confinement in Florida prisons. 

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For Friday's First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Media Roundtable, our panel of journalists looked at some of the biggest stories of the week.

Florida Folk Festival

Every Memorial Day Weekend the Florida Folk Festival, the oldest state-produced festival in the United States, comes to life along the banks of the Suwannee River at Stephen Foster State Park in White Springs.

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Trucks and cars on the beach have been a Florida tradition. But it's also proved to be a dangerous combination.

According to a new report in The New York Times, anti-money-laundering specialists based at Deutsche Bank’s Jacksonville’s campus recommended - both in 2016 and 2017 - that multiple suspicious transactions tied to Donald Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner be reported.

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For Friday's First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Media Roundtable, our panel of journalists looked at some of the biggest stories of the week.

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The Jacksonville City Council unanimously approved an incentives package at its Wednesday meeting for a pilot program aimed at bringing more fresh, nutritious food to food deserts across the northwest side of Jacksonville.

A food desert is defined as any urban area in which at least 33 percent of the residents live a mile or more from a grocery store.

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Void Magazine is out with its first-ever “Bold Movers” issue, which profiles 35 Northeast Floridians under the age of 35 who have already made their mark on the region.

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Election Day

Five Jacksonville City Council seats are up for grabs in Tuesday's runoff election.

 

Turnout is expected to be low at the polls, which are open until 7 p.m., as it has been throughout early voting. Daniel Conrath, a political science professor with FSCJ, joined us with more.

 

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For Friday's First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Media Roundtable, our panel of journalists looked at some of the biggest stories of the week, including:

The Duval County Public Schools Board voted this week to seek approval for a tax referendum this fall. 

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Recent data shows a dramatic rise of confirmed cases of Lyme disease across the United States, including Florida.

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The health of the St. Johns River is facing increased threats, according to the St. Johns Riverkeeper.

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