WJCT First Read: Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sep 10, 2013

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.

Humberto poses no threat to Florida: The season's eighth named storm is picking up speed, but is not expected to make landfall in the U.S.

North Florida companies violated labor laws: An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor into staffing companies that provide employees to the local hospitality industry found a majority of companies had violated federal labor laws.

Khan meeting with Scott focused on sports, entertainment: Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan's meeting with Gov. Rick Scott on Sunday focused on Jacksonville's initiatives to bring more sports and other events to the region. (Jacksonville Business Journal)

Skyway station plans remain despite grant loss: The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is moving forward with plans for a new Skyway station on Riverside Avenue after losing a $10 million grant for the project. (Florida Times-Union)

St. Augustine braces for concert event: The nation's oldest city is making final preparations for a two-day music festival headlined by folk rock hitmakers Mumford and Sons that's expected to draw 25,000 fans. (News4Jax)

Boil water alert on Atlantic Beach: City officials have issued a boil water notice for Atlantic Beach after E. coli was detected in a city well on Sept. 3. (First Coast News)

Gabbert stitched, out for week 2; Driskel sprained, expected to play: Following a poor showing in their season opener, Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert will be sidelined next week after receiving 15 stitches in his hand. Meanwhile, University of Florida Gators QB Jeff Driskel sprained his knee in a loss to Miami University last week, but is expected to take the field Saturday for the team's first conference game against Tennessee. (NFL, ESPN)

Today on First Coast Connect, we'll get a view of the Syria debate from inside the beltway from POLITICO reporter Leigh Munsil. Also, This is Jazz host Bob Bednar will discuss the show's 20 year anniversary.

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