First Coast

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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is warning against getting complacent as Hurricane Dorian on Tuesday morning is forecast to pass off shore slightly more eastward than before. Florida Public Radio Emergency Network meteorologists warn that track can still change, like Hurricane Matthew’s did in 2016, wobbling closer to the First Coast than projected. 

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According to the Human trafficking Hotline, Florida ranks third in U.S. in human trafficking cases reported by states, behind only California and Texas.

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Thousands of sailors and Marines based in Jacksonville are looking at months ahead without their families after they shipped out from the Mayport Navy base aboard the U.S.S. Iwo Jima Wednesday.

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With the holidays around the corner, Amazon customers can take advantage of Amazon Locker service available to ensure protection against package theft.

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Welcome to Redux, a weekly newsmagazine from WJCT and the podcast of the First Coast. 


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OneBlood is urgently seeking donations after Hurricane Matthew caused several sites across Florida to temporarily shut down.


Celebrating July 4 With A Bang

Jun 30, 2016
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This is your complete guide to firework displays around Jacksonville.

Celebrate the red, white and blue with family and friends with spectacular shows for a night you won’t soon forget.

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The death of an Oscar winner is bringing fresh attention to a growing problem- a nationwide surge in heroin use and deadly overdoses.

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While the rest of the country looks to famed groundhog Punxsutawney Phil this Sunday, the First Coast will be keeping a weather eye (so to speak) on Penelope, the hedgehog.

The Clinton Foundation has chosen Northeast Florida as the next location to launch its Clinton Health Matters Initiative, a community transformation model focused on improving the health and well-being of all Americans.

Jacksonville follows Houston, Central Arkansas, and California’s Coachella Valley as the next city to get the benefits of this project.

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 It's a big-picture look at the future transportation needs of the entire First Coast.

The Northeast Florida Regional Transportation Study Commission (RTSC), is working with the seven counties of the First Coast to develop a better transportation grid for the coming decades.

We spoke with Director Brad Thoburn and Commissioner Bob Rhodes about the organization's long-term goals.

They begin with securing funding from state lawmakers to develop a regional, multimodal transportation plan.