First Coast

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

Sandbags ahead of Hermine / Wikimedia Commons

The Clay County Emergency Operations Center has been partially activated in preparation for Hurricane Dorian.

Chad Gainey takes a break from carving on Wednesday afternoon.
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In 2017, Hurricane Irma killed a 150-year-old oak tree on Jacksonville University’s campus.

Now that dead trunk has been transformed into a work of art.

2016 file photo of sandbags.
Ryan Johnson / Wikimedia Commons

St. Johns County is providing free sandbags at six locations throughout the county in preparation for Hurricane Dorian. 

A view from JAXPORT.

The U.S. Coast Guard is preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Dorian.

Condition Whiskey went into effect Wednesday night, which means all ocean-going commercial vessels and ocean-going barges greater than 500 gross tons should make plans for departing port.

A view of the Caffeinated Cat cafe in Jacksonville Beach.
The Caffeinated Cat

If you like cats and coffee, a new cafe is for you.


Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said Wednesday it's still too early to predict the impact Hurricane Dorian will have, but he said the city is preparing and has opened the Duval County Emergency Operations Center.


The Jacksonville City Council Tuesday night voted down a half-cent sales tax referendum. The vote took place without the public present, after Council President Scott Wilson tossed the audience out for excessive boos.  


Most of Florida could see a wet Labor Day weekend, with the East Coast facing tropical-storm force or stronger winds from Tropical Storm Dorian.

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The U.S. Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency have agreed to a settlement worth about $4.5 million with the Jacksonville-based company that owns Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarkets over allegations that the grocery chains violated the Clean Air Act by failing to repair and maintain equipment that was leaking ozone-depleting substances.

University of North Florida

The University of North Florida is rolling out a new coding certificate program in its Division of Continuing Education.

Craig Pittman's Facebook page

When it comes to the home of the weird and the wacky, Tampa Bay Times journalist and author Craig Pittman is quick to call out its name.


Mickey Mouse will soon be setting up shop at a Jacksonville Target.

WJCT Presents: Camp Blanding Documentary

Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced the award of grants totaling $725,000 to projects intended to assist several military installations in the state.

Melissa Ross / WJCT News

Event planners take note: That grassy field in Downtown Jacksonville where the old Duval County Courthouse and City Hall Annex used to be is now available for your next big event.


Firehouse Subs locations across Northeast Florida are holding a fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. to raise money for the families of missing firefighters Brian McCluney and  Justin Walker.