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

Jaguars owner Shad Khan

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan says his team is "doing just fine" after trading one of its best players.

Jacksonville City Hall

Jacksonville’s Charter Revision Commission will hold a public town hall Thursday, October 17, to ask what changes residents want in their city’s governance.

GuideWell Says It will Add 750 Jobs At Florida Blue Complex On Riverside

Oct 16, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

GuideWell Inc., the parent company of Florida Blue, announced Wednesday it will add 750 new jobs at its Riverside Avenue office Downtown.


Now that a federal judge has denied an injunction request, scores of internet cafes in Jacksonville must shut their doors. 

6 Injured Following 4 Jacksonville Shootings In 9 Hours

Oct 16, 2019
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A rash of bloodshed overnight in Jacksonville saw police called to four separate shootings that left six people hospitalized, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.

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Despite the advances made in lowering vehicle emissions since 1990, the amount of pollution generated by vehicles in Jacksonville has gone up 53% over roughly the past three decades.

Duval Among 7 Counties Targeted By State To Combat HIV With Federal Dollars

Oct 16, 2019
LGBT Free Media Collective / Via Wikimedia Commons

More than $490,000 is being doled out to seven Florida counties, including Duval, as part of a national effort to try to eradicate HIV and AIDS in the next 10 years.


The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens' newest exhibit, Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection, opens to the public this Friday, Oct. 18.

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Jacksonville’s plans for Downtown revitalization and historic preservation may get a boost.

9 Companies Selected To Move Forward In Bidding For JEA

Oct 15, 2019
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

JEA procurement officials have announced that nine companies have been selected to move forward as the city-owned utility’s moves toward a possible sale.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

The Golden Ray cargo ship was carrying more than 4,000 new cars when it capsized off the coast of Georgia last month. The crew survived, but the 656-foot ship is still there, lying half-submerged at about 90 degrees, on its side.

Mesa Photo: Jumbo Shrimp / Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville Photo: Bill Bortzfield/WJCT News

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp center fielder Víctor Víctor Mesa has been named a 2019 Rawlings Gold Glove Award recipient for defensive excellence.

First Baptist Church Jacksonville

First Baptist Church Jacksonville made headlines last month when the church put about 90% of its downtown properties on the market.


In 1979, My Sharona was a new hit song by The Knack,  the cast of the original Star Trek starred in their first movie and Jimmy Carter was president.

That same year, Decorative Fabrics opened in Jacksonville as a specialty fabrics retail store. It would grow into Agnes Agatha, a full-line furniture showroom offering high-end upholstery, rugs, lighting, home décor and interior design services.

But 2019 marks the end of the road for the area’s Norwalk Furniture dealer as its owners retire. 

Church Of Eleven22 Plans $15 Million Expansion

Oct 14, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

The Church of Eleven22 filed plans for a $15 million expansion of its San Pablo campus — $13 million more than its $2 million build-out of the property in 2012.