Local veterans, local students, and the Florida Department of Transportation 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.
Local veterans share their stories for national oral history project: A partnership led by the Jacksonville-based Northeast Florida Community Hospice is collecting interviews with local veterans to add to the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress. (WJCT)
Father of victim in quad shooting seeks justice: Christopher Daniels, the father of shooting victim Keshell Brown, says he hopes police catch the shooter in last week's quadruple homicide. (News4Jax)
Duval Schools career programs dropped: Several long offered career skills based courses at Duval County Public Schools were canceled this year as part of a plan to consolidate offerings. (Florida Times-Union)
Long distance bicycle route being planned: The Florida Department of Transportation is moving towards the establishment of a long distance state bicycle route to follow U.S. 1 from Jacksonville to Key West. (South Florida Sun Sentinel)
Rising waters could swallow The Florida Keys, South Florida beaches: Some scientists predict South Florida's islands and beaches could be completely inundated by rising coastal waters in a few as 100 years. (New York Times)
Today on First Coast Connect, Paul Astleford, CEO of Visit Jacksonville, talks about Thursday's "Destination Celebration" tourism event at the Prime Osborn Convention Center and asking Jax residents how they would make the city a tourism destination.