First Read: Friday, March 7, 2014

Mar 7, 2014

Starry Nights, Angela Corey, and pension reform are in the headlines today.

Welcome to WJCT First Read, your daily weekday morning round-up of stories from the First Coast, around Florida, and across the country. We'll also preview some of WJCT's upcoming news programming.

"Starry Nights"concerts to return to Met Park: The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s Starry Nights concert series is returning to Metropolitan Park this summer with performances from Chicago and Christopher Cross. (WJCT)

State women's group calls for Corey to resign over Marissa Alexander charges: The Florida Chapter of the National Organization for Women has called on Jacksonville State Attorney Angela Corey to resign over her re-prosecution of Marissa Alexander. (WTXL TV)

Teen found with gun at school makes court appearance: Roderick Richards Jr., 16, made his first appearance in court Thursday after being arrested Wednesday morning on a felony charge of bringing a loaded gun to school. (News4Jax)

Tax increases remain pension task force's final recommendations: According to a draft report from the city's Retirement Reform Task Force, the only way to raise the funds needed to pay off Jacksonville’s unfunded pension liability is to increase taxes. (Jacksonville Business Journal)

Strong support for nightclub safety: There was a strong display of support for policy to decrease violence at Jacksonville's nightclubs at a Thursday meeting, but a plan could be months away. (Florida Times-Union)

Obama to discuss education in Miami today, spend weekend in Key Largo: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will be at Coral Reef High School in Miami today after which they will spend the weekend in the Florida Keys. (AP/Yahoo News)

Florida Supreme Court denies undocumented immigrant law license: Clearwater paralegal and FSU College of Law graduate Jose Manuel Godinez Samperio, whose parents overstayed their visa when he was 9-years-old, was denied a law license by the Florida Supreme Court. (My Fox Tampa Bay)

Jax law firm files motion questioning breathalyzer process: A motion filed Thursday a local law firm questions the accuracy of a breathalyzer used widely by state law enforcement to test drivers suspected of driving under the influence. (First Coast News)

Today on First Coast Connect, we'll begin by taking a look at the week's headlines with our weekly local media roundtable.

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