First Coast

News affecting Duval, Baker, Nassau, St. Johns or Clay counties.

Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

Donna Deegan, the founder of the 26.2 with DONNA, The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer, has filed to run for Congress.

Michael Rivera / Wikimedia Commons

Although The Jacksonville Landing is being demolished, one decades-old holiday tradition from the riverfront marketplace will live on.

Police: Jacksonville Officer Shoots, Kills Man In Mandarin Home

Nov 13, 2019

A Jacksonville police officer responding to a report of a suicidal man in a Mandarin home shot and killed the man after he raised a knife in the officer's direction twice, Chief of Investigations T.K. Waters said Wednesday.


Teams from Jacksonville searching rural Alabama for 5-year-old Taylor Rose Williams uncovered human remains in a wooded area Tuesday morning.


A political committee trying to put a proposal on the 2020 ballot to legalize recreational marijuana received nearly $1.1 million in October, with almost all of the money coming from two companies, according to a new finance report.

Jacksonville Armada

The Jacksonville Armada’s bid for a downtown soccer-specific stadium cleared one hurdle Tuesday, winning approval from the Mayor’s Budget Review Committee.


Parrotheads will have to wait another year to see Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band perform in Jacksonville.


District 7 City Councilman Reggie Gaffney said he expects Winn-Dixie to open in January in the Gateway Town Center space that Publix Super Markets Inc. will vacate Dec. 28.

JEA Files Lawsuit, Says It's Owed Nearly $5 Million For Puerto Rico Recovery Work

Nov 12, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Claiming it’s owed nearly $5 million for work performed in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria destroyed the island’s power grid, JEA filed a lawsuit against a company contracted by the island’s electric authority to restore the island’s infrastructure.

Jacksonville Daily Record

The city approved a permit Monday for Material Handling Systems Inc. to install an almost $30.7 million conveyor system at the United Parcel Service Inc. distribution center under development in South Jacksonville.

Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Hector Cortes, from Puerto Rico, prepares heaving lines on Aug. 29, 2019, at Naval Station Mayport in preparation for Hurricane Dorian.
Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan T. Beard / U.S. Navy

Jacksonville’s Naval Station Mayport is among the many military bases that will have to deal with significantly hotter days, according to a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists. Mayport has historically seen eight days a year with heat index values over 100 degrees. By 2050, that number is projected to jump to 74 days.

Rowe’s Decides Against Opening Supermarket In Publix Space At Gateway Town Center

Nov 11, 2019
exterior of Gateway Publix
Jacksonville Daily Record

Rowe’s IGA Supermarkets owner Rob Rowe said Sunday he will not take over the Publix space at Gateway Town Center.

City of Jacksonville via Facebook

The City of Jacksonville is joining with four other Northeast Florida counties to try to safeguard military veterans against suicide.

Federal statistics show at least 20 veterans are killing themselves every day, which is what drove the creation of a program called Fire Watch.

telescope image of Mercury

Veteran’s Day, Monday, Nov. 11, brings with it the opportunity to watch as the solar system’s smallest planet, Mercury, passes between Earth and the sun.

Sheriff: Missing Girl's Mom Has Stopped Cooperating With Jacksonville Police

Nov 8, 2019
photo of girl
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

When Brianna Shontae Williams told Jacksonville investigators that she had last seen her 5-year-old daughter about midnight Wednesday in their new Ivy Street home, that was not the truth, Sheriff Mike Williams said.