Cole Gordon


WJCT News Intern Cole Gordon is a communications major at the University of North Florida.

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Last night, Mars rose in the east as it passed opposition for 2014, giving lunar observers a rare and ominous treat — the appearance of a "blood moon."

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With an estimated 85,000 people in downtown Jacksonville over just the first two days of the 2014 One Spark festival, the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville expects an influx of visitors this weekend.


Among the big winners at last year’s inaugural One Spark festival was anti-human trafficking advocacy group Rethreaded, and success has kept the group busy.

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Local farmers, artisans, chefs, and "slow food" advocates are opening their gates for an afternoon billed as the largest food movement event in Northeast Florida.

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There’s a new local music compilation being released to celebrate the energy and creativity of the 2014 One Spark festival.

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Electric cars are no longer a thing of the future. More people are driving plug-in cars, even in Jacksonville.


Disney favorites, a 5K named after one "classy" newscaster, and Swamp Radio are all what's in store this weekend on the First Coast.

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The latest project of local artist Jim Smith brings to life a genre that combines science fiction and fantasy, with a focus on modern devices that employ steam as a primary power source.

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Musicals, benefit events and a family friendly comic are what's in store this weekend on the First Coast.


City lawmakers have begun to publicly debate whether the city’s six-cent gas tax should be extended for another 20 years.

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Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan gave $50,000 to the political committee supporting Mayor Alvin Brown’s re-election. The donation makes him the top individual contributor to Brown’s campaign.


According to records filed with the Florida Division of Election, Khan gave the money to the Taking Jacksonville to the Next Level political committee on Feb. 28.



There is a brand new state of the art entertainment system for your car with your iPhone at it's core.

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River Region Human Services has received a federal grant for a program that uses social media to reach targeted populations with messages of substance abuse and HIV prevention.

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While most of the crashes inside EverBank Field this weekend will be intentional, major traffic is expected in downtown Jacksonville on Saturday as the Auto Parts Monster Truck Jam gets underway.

Jacksonville Armada Football Club

The North American Soccer League team will be called the Jacksonville Armada Football Club, giving recognition to the area’s rich Hispanic heritage and strong military connection.

At a press conference at the Jacksonville Landing Tuesday morning, team President Steve Livingstone said he and his partners wanted to bring a professional team here because there's a strong soccer community on the First Coast.

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Next Valentine’s Day will have new meaning for several Jacksonville couples who got married this afternoon at the Duval County Courthouse.

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Virgin Galactic recently completed their third powered test flight of SpaceShipTwo, a “space plane” that will give everyday people the opportunity to experience the realms of outer space.

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Students in Jacksonville University's music program aren't just learning how to perfect their playing, they are also learning how to navigate the music industry.


Employees of the Olive Garden restaurant in Jacksonville’s Arlington neighborhood still aren’t sure when they will get back to work after a fire ripped through the building Monday morning.

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A virtual reality headset that had people talking at the recent International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas could be coming to your living room next year.

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The mysterious artist who’s been tagging utility boxes and other spots around town with gorgeous art in the style of the late Keith Haring is speaking out.


A recently released report says a reality television show that depicts the lives of pregnant teenagers may be preventing teen pregnancies across the country.