First Coast

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

USS Orleck Facebook page

A decade-long effort to bring a retired Navy warship to Downtown Jacksonville to serve as a floating museum may finally be paying off.

Orange Park Medical Center

Construction on the expansion of the Orange Park Medical Center reached a topping-off milestone with the final beam being placed this week.

Business Brief: La Nopalera Launching Seafood Concept At Former Famous Amos

Jan 10, 2020
Google via Jacksonville Daily Record

El Pacifico Mexican Seafood, a new concept from the owners of La Nopalera Mexican Restaurant, is slated to open in the closed Famous Amos space on University Boulevard West.

From left to right: Former Jacksonville City Councilman Reggie Brown, former congresswoman Corrine Brown and the Rev. Jesse Jackson are pictured during Corrine Brown's 2017 trial.
WJCT News file photo

A sharply divided federal appeals court Thursday upheld the conviction of former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown in a charity scam, rejecting her arguments that a juror had been improperly dismissed because he said the "Holy Spirit" told him Brown was not guilty.

When Florida A&M University professor Barton Christner walks the halls he feels as if there’s a shadow looming over his head. Recently, his mugshot began circulating among students in the School of Journalism. Christner is among thousands of Floridians trying to remove a digital tether that clouds his reputation as a father, professional and instructor. A Florida law passed in 2017 sought to crack down on the mugshot publishing industry but it hasn’t worked as intended.

Sketch of suspect / Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man investigators believe was involved in the recent kidnapping of one homeless woman and the attempted rape and robbery of a second.

Photo of Atlantic Beach Police Chief Michelle cook
Altantic Beach Police Department

Atlantic Beach Police Chief Michelle Cook has joined a crowded field looking to become Clay County’s next sheriff.

Hughes' Twitter page

Jacksonville At-Large Group 4 City Councilman Matt Carlucci is calling for the city’s Chief Administrative Officer to step down.

In an email to local journalists, Carlucci described Brian Hughes as a “troublesome liability to the mayor’s office” and an impediment to the city’s future.

Team Behind M Shack Opening Midtown Table On Gate Parkway

Jan 9, 2020
Jacksonville Daily Record

Chefs Matthew and David Medure target Jan. 27 to open Midtown Table, their new "Italian-inspired kitchen" restaurant in Gateway Village at Town Center.

Heather Schatz / WJCT News

Public pressure continues to mount for accountability and a thorough investigation into JEA's senior leadership and the now-halted negotiations to sell the public utility along with a controversial employee bonus plan that would have paid millions to top brass in the event of a sale.

A pickup crashes into Old Time Pottery
Clay County Professional Firefighters

A Ford pickup truck smashed into Old Time Pottery at 380 Blanding Blvd. in Orange Park Wednesday night, according to the Clay Local 3362 chapter of the Clay County Professional Firefighters union.

Councilman Dennis Wants To Give Council More Input Over How JEA’s Board Is Appointed

Jan 8, 2020

Jacksonville District 9 City Councilman Garrett Dennis wants to change how JEA board members are appointed.


Winn-Dixie, in conjunction with its charitable arm, the Winn-Dixie Gives Foundation, is hosting free, weekly mobile food pantry events during a transition at the Gateway Town Center from the now-closed Publix store to a new Winn-Dixie.


Duval County saw its highest murder total in two decades during 2019. 


Elderly Holocaust survivors in Northeast Florida would get wrap-around health care and social services under a bill that’s set to be heard in a Florida House committee next Monday.