First Read: Monday, December 30, 2013

Dec 30, 2013

Onnika Fisher, unemployment claims, and the Jacksonville Jaguars 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.

Onnika Fisher recovered safely in Georgia: Six-year-old Onnika Fisher, who authorities say was abducted by her mother last Friday, was found safe in Perry, Georgia, Sunday evening. (WJCT)

Nassau River clean following Burger King spill: Almost a week after a tractor-trailer carrying Burger King products crashed, spilling it's cargo into the Nassau River, the debris has been removed. (News4Jax)

Woman killed at Jax Applebees: A man fatally shot a woman at an Applebees on Lane Avenue South on Sunday evening. (Florida Times-Union)

Improving unemployment claims attributed to website glitches: An 18 percent dip in in ongoing claims for unemployment benefits over the last three months is likely due to glitches in the state's new online benefits system. (Bradenton Herald)

Florida spared hurricane landfall in 2013: Despite increased rain, for the eighth year in a row a hurricane did not make landfall in Florida. (The Tampa Tribune)

Jags season ends with 4-12 record: The Jaguars lost to the Indianapolis Colts yesterday 30-10 in a game that featured a helmetless tackle and ended their 2013 season. (ESPN, Fansided)

Today at 9 a.m. in place of First Coast Connect, "American Graduate: Yesterday's Dropouts" produced by WAMU looks at the lives of high school dropouts 20, 30, and 40 years after they left school.

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