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

Owners Of St. Johns Town Center's Sushi House Plead Guilty To Immigration Violations

Oct 4, 2018
Jacksonville Daily Record

The owners of a restaurant at St. Johns Town Center have pleaded guilty in federal court to violations of immigration law.

Left to Right: Councilmembers Bill Gulliford, Terrance Freeman and Ju'Coby Pittman discussing homelessness in Jacksonville.
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

City Council members attending a Thursday meeting agree more affordable housing options are needed to help fight homelessness in Jacksonville, but funding development projects could be difficult.

Business Brief: Jacksonville Looks To Stem Internet Cafe Boom

Oct 4, 2018
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Of the hundreds of internet cafes that have opened in strip malls across Jacksonville, only 90 have obtained a certificate of use, according to the city of Jacksonville.


Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced a new online tip form Thursday as part of her department’s ongoing investigation into seven Catholic dioceses in the state.

Michelle Corum / WJCT News

Two months after the Candy Apple Café closed in Downtown Jacksonville, the building’s ownership announced a replacement — MLG, which is Marcus Lemonis Grill.


Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Bill Nelson of Florida has a razor-thin lead against GOP challenger Gov. Rick Scott in the latest Mason-Dixon poll.

Left to Right: Visual artists Joseph Provenza and Kedgar Volta working at Castano Group's office in downtown Jacksonville.
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

Avant and the Museum of Science and History (MOSH) are hosting an audio visual concert at the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium this weekend, featuring new visual pieces by three local artists and performances by the New York-based jazz trio Rashanim and guest musician Jamie Saft, also from New York.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

An endangered Western lowland gorilla has been born at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.

Jacksonville Daily Record

InfiLaw, the Florida Coastal School of Law’s holding company,  filed three lawsuits in May in federal court against the American Bar Association after the ABA found InfiLaw’s three law schools out of compliance with admission and accreditation standards.

WW Ranch Motorcross Park

The WW Ranch Motocross Park, on the city’s Westside near Baldwin, will be the site of the inaugural Florida National motocross on June 22, 2019.

University of North Florida

Wednesday the University of North Florida announced the immediate resignation of Dr. Mark Tumeo, dean of the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction.

More Than 1,500 Acres In North Jacksonville Will Be Auctioned

Oct 3, 2018
Jacksonville Daily Record

More than 1,500 acres of land in North Jacksonville will be sold at auction by court order in three weeks because the borrower defaulted on the $7 million mortgage on the property.


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is ramping up efforts to stop high school students from using e-cigarettes.

Michael Rivera / Wikimedia Commons

With their search for an executive director ongoing, the board of directors for the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville (CCGJ) has decided to forego an interim director rather than appoint City Council candidate Michael Boylan.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

A University of North Florida chemistry professor wants scientists to work smarter, not harder.

He says it’s a matter of collecting data that already exists and organizing it in a way that’s easy to find, search through and understand.