First Coast

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

Annie Moore and Darren Gilio are pictured with their newborn, Delilah Rae Gilio.
Orange Park Medical Center

One of the first documented births on the First Coast occurred less than an hour after the new decade began.


Kickoff for the 75th Annual TaxSlayer Bowl is Thursay, Jan. 2, at 7 p.m. at TIAA Bank Field, as the Indiana Hoosiers take on the Tennessee Volunteers.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

The winter solstice on Saturday, Dec. 21, marks the turning point when the days start getting longer and nights get shorter.

Visit Jacksonville

Florida’s unemployment rate approached the end of 2019 at a historic low while Jacksonville has seen a robust number of new jobs created this year.


As the next legislative session looms on the horizon, lawmakers are trying to squeeze in their personal projects into the 2020-2021 fiscal year budget. However, not all proposals will make it.

NPR photo

Jacksonville area Rep. John Rutherford (R-FL 4), along with Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL 13) and Rep. Val B. Demings (D-FL 10), has introduced the Foreign National Firearms Background Check Enhancement Act.


Florida Power & Light Company says the typical homeowner’s electric bill will drop nearly $4 beginning in January due to lower operating costs.

Business Brief: Demolition Looks Likely For Old Fire Station No. 5

Dec 19, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

It’s now likely the vacant 109-year-old Fire Station No. 5 in Brooklyn will be demolished.

Trucker Suspected Of Double Shooting In Baldwin Shot By JSO On I-10

Dec 19, 2019

Jacksonville police said a man who shot two people -- one fatally -- early Thursday morning at a truck stop in Baldwin was shot by police after driving a big rig east a short distance on Interstate 10, according to WJCT News partner News4Jax.

John Raoux / Associated Press

The Jaguars have fired Tom Coughlin, the team’s executive vice president of football operations.


The Jacksonville Civic Council wants State Attorney Melissa Nelson to convene a grand jury to investigate the actions of the JEA board and senior management.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

BriarRose the manatee was released back into Florida waters Wednesday in Cocoa.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army in Jacksonville will open its cold night shelter at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18, for the first 60 people to arrive.

Aerial photograph of south Amelia Island State Recreation Area.
State of Florida / Via Wikimedia Commons

Nassau County is set to receive more than $1.2 million dollars from the federal government to restore the beach on South Amelia Island damaged by Hurricane Irma in September 2017.

With Zahn Out, JEA Board Says It Will Attempt To Rebuild Public Trust

Dec 18, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

The next step in a possible sale of Jacksonville’s city-owned utility is on hold until the end of January.