First Read: Monday, May 5, 2014

May 5, 2014

Gun violence, John Keene, and goblin sharks 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.

Weekend violence continues in Jacksonville: Two shootings, one a drive-by double shooting, injured three people on Sunday, continuing a string of violence over the last several weekends. (News4Jax)

Personal pension plan under scrutiny: The personal pension plan of John Keene, executive administrator of the Jacksonville Police and Fire Pension Fund, will likely be among the topics of discussion as he sits down with city officials this week to begin pension reform negotiations. (Florida Times-Union)

With legislative support, Scott to start campaign tour this week: As he exits this year's legislative session with the backing of GOP legislators, Gov. Rick Scott will tour the state in support of his reelection bid this week with planned stops in Gainesville and Jacksonville. (AP/NBC Miami)

Florida schools among big winners in 2014 session: Record funding for K-12 education is among several policies approved by state lawmakers this session in support of the state's education system. (Tampa Bay Times)

Third person dead in Marion County interstate crash: A multi-car crash on Interstate 75 that killed a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper and a tow truck driver on Saturday afternoon also claimed the life of a pedestrian. (Click Orlando)

Rare goblin shark caught off Key West: A rare 15-foot goblin shark was caught by a Georgia shrimper in gulf waters off Key West last month. (CNN)

Winston reinstated following shoplifting suspension: A suspension of Florida State University star football and baseball player Jameis Winston following his being cited for stealing crab legs from a Publix was lifted this weekend. (USA Today)

Today on First Coast Connect, looking at mental health in Jacksonville, which has been described as a "ticking time bomb," with Sherry Allen, executive director of the National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation, Greg Frazier of the National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation, and Ben Warner, president of JCCI.

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