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Exploring the 2011 BP gas station explosion


The 2011 explosion at the BP gas station in St. Augustine was a catastrophic event that deeply affected the lives of many firefighters. The event is now explored in detail in a captivating new documentary called Behind the Smoke, which delves into the aftermath of the explosion.


  • Jacob Whitley, director of Behind the Smoke.
  • Lt.Sheryl Rodgers, longtime Jacksonville firefighter and regional coordinator for Florida Firefighters Safety.


The federal corruption case against two former high-ranking JEA executives is progressing, with a trial expected in February. Florida Times Union metro columnist Nate Monroe updates us on the case.

Carole King Musical 

Regarded as one of the prolific songwriters of the 20th century, Carole King penned or co-wrote an impressive 118 hits on the Billboard 100. Now, Players by the Sea is set to host the musical adaptation of her remarkable life and career in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, premiering Jan. 19.


  • Kailey Anderson, who plays Carole King.
  • Phedre Delinois, production assistant. 

Jax events

Yaya Cardona of Cre8Jax and her famous pup Mambo joins us each and every Thursday for a preview of the week's must-attend events around Jacksonville.

You can find the curated list here.

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Kathy Waterman joined WJCT News 89.9 as associate producer after graduating from the University of North Florida with a degree in multimedia journalism. She was previously a production intern on the station's talk shows.