First Coast

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

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Crime became less frequent in Duval County and Florida in 2018, according to an annual Florida Department of Law Enforcement report released this week. 

City of Jacksonville

Suspended Jacksonville City Council members Katrina Brown and Reggie Brown were back federal court Monday. 

Brewz Gets Zoning Exception To Open At Fomer Dahlia's Pour House

Jun 24, 2019
The former Dahlia's Pour House
Jacksonville Daily Record

The Jacksonville Planning Commission on Thursday approved a zoning exception to allow Brewz at 2695 Post St. to serve beer and wine for on- and off-premise consumption.

Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic has announced it will build a $233 million oncology facility on its Jacksonville campus that will include proton beam therapy.

University of North Florida

Eight students from Duval County Schools have been awarded the Holmes Scholarship to support under-represented groups pursuing a career in education.

Visit Jacksonville

Ferry service between Mayport and Ft. George Island was interrupted during part of the Monday morning commute.

UNF Will Launch Logistics Master's Program In August

Jun 21, 2019
University of North Florida

The University of North Florida is launching a new master’s program.

rafael-castillo / Fkickr via Wikimedia Commons

The majority of voters in Duval County are in favor of decriminalizing marijuana, according to a University of North Florida poll released Friday.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

A UNF poll released Friday finds strong support among surveyed voters to implement a half-cent sales tax to repair or replace aging Duval County public schools.

Louellakillingerdm7651 / Wikemedia Commons

A $50,000 grant will help keep Jacksonville pets out of the animal shelter and with their owners.


Duval County has the highest per capita heroin and fentanyl related death rate of any county in Florida, but an opioid program is curbing the epidemic by coordinating service for patients.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Yet more research shows Florida – and especially Jacksonville – has an expensive road ahead in dealing with rising seas.

Plan Would Make Florida Blue's Parking Lot Next To Fidelity Available To Develop

Jun 20, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

A deal that would make a surface parking lot, owned by Florida Blue/GuideWell in Riverside and adjacent to land owned by Fidelity National Information Services, available for development has initial approval.

Baptist Health via Jacksonville Daily Record

Parents on Jacksonville’s Southside and in Northern St. Johns County soon won’t have to drive as far to find an emergency room for their kids.

school bus
Indiana Public Media

Another school district in Northeast Florida is taking part in the Guardian Program, which allows armed staff to patrol school grounds.