First Coast

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

Women are running for office in historic numbers this year.

Florida Coastal School Of Law Sued By Its Former President

Oct 2, 2018
Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

The former president of Florida Coastal School of Law is suing the school, alleging wrongful termination and unpaid compensation.

Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Filed Against JAXPORT, Others

Oct 2, 2018
Contributed Photo

The Jacksonville Port Authority faces a civil-rights lawsuit filed by a Jacksonville woman who contends JAXPORT employees pressured her to have sex when she was applying for a job and then made the same demand for sex after she got a promotion.

Fred Lewis questions lawyers on Tuesday, Oct. 2
Florida Supreme Court via Facebook

With some justices appearing torn between legal precedents and the circumstances of the case, the state Supreme Court on Tuesday weighed whether Gov. Rick Scott should be able to appoint a replacement for a Northeast Florida judge who is stepping down at the end of the year.

Warren Clark

A co-operative in St. Johns County is hosting open houses Saturday and Sunday to show off the group’s solar powered homes.

Stanton Named A National Blue Ribbon School

Oct 2, 2018
National Blue Ribbon Schools Program

Stanton College Preparatory School has been named a Blue Ribbon School by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.


The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Department announced an arrest of one of its corrections officers Tuesday morning.

Amazon Raising Its Minimum Wage To $15

Oct 2, 2018
Will Dickey / The Florida Times-Union

Amazon, which employs thousands of workers in Jacksonville, will pay all of its U.S. employees a minimum of $15 an hour, more than double the federal minimum wage of $7.25.

Mauricio Pastor / Wikimedia Commons

A federal appeals court has heard arguments in a public prayer case involving the 2015 state high school football championship between University Christian in Jacksonville and Cambridge Christian in Tampa.

Modern Cities

Prominent African-American architects and Northwest side cemeteries are just a couple of areas of significance Jacksonville’s planning department may recommend for national historic designations.

JJ Harrison / Wikimedia Commons

Monday a new human case of the West Nile Virus infection was confirmed in Duval County.

Left to Right: Joyce Mahr (CEO of the Betty Griffin Center), Gail Patin (CEO of Hubbard House), Ana Martinez-Mullen (CEO of Quigley House) & Lauren Goode (Outreach & Community Engagement Director at Micah's Place) flanked by law enforcement officials.
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

A new report shows that while there has been an overall decline in homicides, both nationally and locally, the rate of domestic violence homicides hasn’t improved.

Former President Barack Obama has announced his support for Democrat Andrew Gillum's bid in the Florida gubernatorial race along with endorsing Democratic U.S. Senator Bill Nelson's re-election campaign.


Monday is El Faro-33 Memorial Day in Jacksonville.

JSO Police Dog Shot And Killed While Chasing Carjacking Suspect

Oct 1, 2018
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

Fang, a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office police dog, was shot and killed while pursuing an armed carjacking suspect Sunday on the city’s Westside.