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The chair of the Duval County Democratic Party said Tuesday on First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross he’s seriously considering starting a recall petition against Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry.

Provided by Wildcrafters Tea & Kava Bar

What’s being billed as Jacksonville’s first booze-free bar is opening Wednesday near Five Points.


The average price for gallon of regular gas has jumped 8 cents over the past week to $2.49, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA).

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

If you thought 2019 was a scorcher of a year, you’re right.

This photo of the mostly-demolished Jacksonville Landing, as seen from the courtyard, was taken Sunday, Jan. 5.
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Demolition on the last structure left standing at The Jacksonville Landing is scheduled to begin this week.

Florida Department of Transportation

Oceanway area motorists exiting U.S. 17, which is also known as Main Street, onto I-295 South will soon have an easier time.


A special JEA board meeting to discuss the specifics of the firing of ousted CEO Aaron Zahn, which had been scheduled for Tuesday, has been indefinitely postponed at the request of the city’s Office of General Counsel.

Bleu Chocolat Cafe's Facebook page

Springfield’s resurgence has been dealt a setback.


If you were out for a walk and thought it felt hotter than normal for the beginning of January  — you’re right. The National Weather Service said Jacksonville tied a record high for January of 85 degrees on Friday.


A Jacksonville nonprofit that teaches people yoga is being featured in January’s National Geographic.  

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

A Jacksonville-based U.S. Customs and Border Protection crew has intercepted 3,670 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $48 million.

Business Brief: Maple Street Biscuit Looks At Adding Sunday Hours As Headquarters Moves

Jan 3, 2020

When Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. bought Maple Street Biscuit Company in October, it promised to leave Maple Street’s restaurant operations basically intact.


Five children and three adults were taken to the hospital by Jacksonville Fire and Rescue paramedics Friday morning. Two other people checked themselves into the hospital after a carbon monoxide alarm went off at a Baymeadows apartment complex, according to WJCT News partner News4Jax.

 St. Johns County Pier in St. Augustine Beach.
Michael Rivera / Wikimedia Commons

If you’ve been thinking of visiting the St. Johns County Pier in St. Augustine Beach this winter, you have only a few days left.


JEA’s board of directors has called a special meeting for Tuesday, Jan. 7, to consider how to handle ousted General Manager and CEO Aaron Zahn’s severance package.