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This summer will mark a time of transition for more than a hundred workers at JAXPORT's Blount Island Marine Terminal.

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A U.S. district judge will hear arguments Wednesday in Florida’s request for a preliminary injunction against federal restrictions that have idled the cruise-ship industry, including Jacksonville’s Carnival Ecstasy, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Northeast Florida COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan has been approved by the Northeast Florida Regional Council (NEFRC) Board of Directors.

Renderings For New RD River City Brewery Restaurant Released

8 hours ago
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Related Group has submitted designs to the city for the restaurant it agreed to build as part of its $99.16 million apartment community on the Downtown Jacksonville Southbank. 

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A crash involving a school bus and another vehicle left two adults and five students injured Friday morning in Downtown Jacksonville.

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If you are accused of a crime, you are entitled to a lawyer, even if you can’t afford one. But in civil cases, — things like evictions, foreclosures, or wrongful denial of government assistance — there is no guarantee of an attorney. 

Man Found Guilty In State Capitol Plot

May 6, 2021
Florida's Historic Capitol building
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A Tallahassee man who was arrested in January for plotting to violently confront would-be protesters at the Florida Capitol was found guilty Thursday on federal charges.

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Now’s your chance to “come on down” and play The Price Is Right.

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A rabies alert has been issued for the Yulee area in central Nassau County after a fox tested positive for the fatal disease.

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The Jacksonville-based space technology company Redwire has delivered its first pair of International Space Station roll-out solar arrays (iROSA) to federal contractor Boeing.

GreenPointe Developers, LLC

Another master-planned First Coast community has been announced amidst a red-hot housing market.

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Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday signed an elections overhaul that was one of the most-contentious issues of the 2021 legislative session, as opponents immediately filed a lawsuit alleging that the measure is unconstitutional.

Jaguars General Manager Buys Home In Glen Kernan

May 5, 2021
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Jacksonville Jaguars General Manager Trent Baalke will join head coach Urban Meyer – and former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow – as homeowners in Glen Kernan Golf & Country Club on Jacksonville’s Southside.

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Jane Lockett is 73, and her husband is 79. They’re renting in Ponte Vedra Beach right now, while they look to buy a house with bedrooms on the ground floor.

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E EV will be among the vehicles on display at this weekend's Jacksonville International Auto Show.
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The Jacksonville International Auto Show is returning to the Prime Osborn Convention Center this weekend after a pandemic-induced one-year hiatus.

Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars and Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville have teamed up to commission one-of-a-kind painted and autographed footballs celebrating the NFL Draft with proceeds benefitting the artists and Cultural Council.

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Jacksonville’s Museum of Science and History is hosting a couple of evening events this month it refers to as “mini comic cons.”

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Each of Jacksonville University’s four colleges will be holding its own commencement ceremony this spring, marking a first in the school’s 87-year history.

May 25 Groundbreaking Announced For The District On Southbank

May 5, 2021
Future land use map for The District.
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

After seven years of planning and delays, dirt is moving at The District site on the Downtown Southbank.

Fresh Take Florida

A father was suspected of killing his two young sons early Tuesday – including an 11-year-old who was regularly the bat boy for the No. 10-ranked University of Florida baseball team – then killing himself before setting on fire his family’s waterfront vacation home in nearby Cross City, authorities said.

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The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp’s season opener is tonight, May 4, at 1211 Financial Ballpark in Downtown Jacksonville, the first game of a 6-game homestand against the Norfolk Tides.

Woman Killed, Man Shot As Camden County Deputies Serve Search Warrant

May 4, 2021
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Two people were shot - one fatally - while Camden County deputies were serving a search warrant before dawn Tuesday morning on U.S. 17 south of Woodbine, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried
News Service of Florida

Florida’s lone statewide elected Democrat is urging Gov. Ron DeSantis to veto a handful of bills sent to him by the state Legislature.

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More than a decade after walking away from the governor’s office, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist launched a campaign Tuesday to try to unseat Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis in 2022.

Clay County District Schools

Green Cove Springs Junior High Principal Jennifer Pryor Halter has been chosen by the Florida Department of Education as the state’s 2021 Principal of the Year.

A view of the Blount Island Marine Terminal with the Dames Point Bridge and Jacksonville skyline in the background.
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Portus-Jacksonville has announced it's letting go 138 workers after losing a contract for stevedoring and terminal services at JAXPORT's Blount Island Marine Terminal. Stevedores load and unload cargo from ships.

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Memorial Healthcare Group Inc. is renovating the closed Soul Food Bistro at southwest Kernan and Atlantic boulevards into a women’s health center.

'Huge Influx' Of Luxury Home Sales In Northeast Florida

May 3, 2021
Jacksonville Daily Record

While homes of all price ranges are selling quickly, luxury properties are moving faster than ever.

Gov. Ron DeSantis (at podium)
News Service of Florida

A Special Session has already been called for May 17 to address gambling-related bills and an agreement reached with the Seminole Tribe of Florida, while the regular 2021 legislative session ended Friday with a traditional hanky-dropping ceremony in the fourth-floor rotunda of the Florida Capitol.

It’s Jaguars. Easy. Right? Well, hold on a minute.

Paul, a WJCT News 89.9 listener from St. Johns County, wrote us Monday to say he heard the name of the team mispronounced on-air, which resurfaced a long-running debate. Is the proper pronunciation "jag-wahrs" or "jag-wires?"

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