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.
Khan meets with Scott: Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan met with Governor Rick Scott in Tallahassee last night to discuss economic development.
Jags fall in season opener with near record lows: Meanwhile, Khan's team lost their home opener 28-2 to the Kansas City Chiefs with only 178 total yards. The loss has some wondering if former UF superstar and currently unsigned QB Tim Tebow isn't a possible pickup. (ESPN, Bleacher Report)
Scott to stop in Jacksonville on tax cut tour: Governor Scott will tout his tax cutting plan in Jacksonville this week following stops in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale.
Duval teachers missing instructional material: Three weeks into the new school year, some teachers at Duval County Public Schools are missing textbooks, ACT/SAT prep workbooks, and other materials. (Florida Times-Union)
Local Syrians pray for peace: Sunday saw several gatherings of local Syrians and others to pray and protest U.S. plans for a military strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. (News4Jax)
Families of slain teens hope to help future victims: The families of Jazmine Shelton, 13, and Megan Simmons, 14, both killed in a shooting last month, have planned a charity poker tournament to support the Jacksonville-based Justice Coalition. (First Coast News)
Okeechobee consistent problem for surrounding areas: State and local officials say there are no quick fixes to stop the flow of polluted waters from Lake Okeechobee to other local waterways, and little optimism the latest plans will solve any problems definitively. (New York Times)
FSU Dream Defenders active following sit-in: The Tallahassee-based chapter of the Dream Defenders is preparing to return to the Florida State Capitol on Sept. 23 for hearings on the state's "Stand Your Ground" law. (Florida Flambeau)
Today on First Coast Connect, Florida Department of Children and Families Regional Director David Abramowitz. We'll also have Cole Pepper in the studio to discuss the week that was in sports, including the Jaguars home opening loss.