5/6/19: St. Johns River Plane Accident; Rare Cancers in GA; Small Business Week

May 6, 2019

A Boeing 737 skidded into the St. Johns River while trying to land at Naval Air Station Jacksonville on Friday night. All 143 individuals on board survived.

NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Mike Conner called it a "miracle" that every human onboard survived.

NAS Jax Fire Chief Mark Brusoe, who coordinated the firefighters’ rescue efforts on site; and contractor Tyler Hall, who was one of the passengers aboard the flight, joined us with more.

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Rare Cancers in Georgia

Officials deny there’s a cancer cluster in a small Georgia town. But then why are so many people getting rare cancers in Waycross? Reporter Josh Sharpe looked into this question for Atlanta Magazine. He joined us with a closer look.

Mariah Salvat, Melissa Ross and Jennifer Holland in Studio 5 (counter-clockwise).
Credit Heather Schatz/ WJCT

Small Business Week

It’s National Small Business Week – a time set aside to celebrate the backbone of our nation’s economy and highlight the importance of supporting small business and shopping small.

Jennifer Holland, Certified Brand Strategist and Business Growth Consultant; and Mariah Salvat, the owner of Southern Roots Filling Station and Cultivate Jax, joined us with more.

Cole Pepper

Cole Pepper joined us for a look at all the latest local sports news.

Heather Schatz can be reached at hschatz@wjct.org, 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @heatherschatz.