First Coast

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

Downtown Jacksonville
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Warming appears to be the new normal in Jacksonville and across much of the U.S., according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data that was updated this week.

Ramon Espinosa / Associated Press

Daniel Ballesteros, the co-owner of the Sub Cultured sandwich shop in Atlantic Beach, says cryptocurrencies are “probably the future of finance,” as he is seeing several of his customers pay with a cryptocurrency called Nano.

There are plenty of others who share his belief.

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

If watching the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp play isn’t enough for you, now’s your chance to join the crew at 121 Financial Park. 

Teenage Boy, 14, Accused Of Killing Tristyn Bailey, 13

May 10, 2021
St. Johns County Sheriff's Office

St. Johns County Sheriff Robert Hardwick announced Monday morning that the body found in the woods near Durbin Crossing just after 6 p.m. Sunday is that of Tristyn Bailey, and a fellow student at her school has been arrested and charged with her murder.


This summer will mark a time of transition for more than a hundred workers at JAXPORT's Blount Island Marine Terminal.

MasterOGarfield / Wikimedia Commons

A U.S. district judge will hear arguments Wednesday in Florida’s request for a preliminary injunction against federal restrictions that have idled the cruise-ship industry, including Jacksonville’s Carnival Ecstasy, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For rent sign
Jeff Chiu / Associated Press file photo

The Northeast Florida COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan has been approved by the Northeast Florida Regional Council (NEFRC) Board of Directors.


The Triple-A Jumbo Shrimp are making a long-term commitment to Jacksonville.

Renderings For New RD River City Brewery Restaurant Released

May 7, 2021
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Related Group has submitted designs to the city for the restaurant it agreed to build as part of its $99.16 million apartment community on the Downtown Jacksonville Southbank. 

Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters / Via Twitter

Jacksonville Fire and Rescue is hiring emergency communications officers to answer 911 and non-emergency calls and to send personnel and equipment where needed.


A crash involving a school bus and another vehicle left two adults and five students injured Friday morning in Downtown Jacksonville.


A divided federal appeals court has overturned the conviction of former Florida Congresswoman Corrine Brown on fraud and tax charges, ruling that a juror was improperly removed from her trial because he said the “Holy Spirit” told him Brown was not guilty.

Florida Supreme Court
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

If you are accused of a crime, you are entitled to a lawyer, even if you can’t afford one. But in civil cases, — things like evictions, foreclosures, or wrongful denial of government assistance — there is no guarantee of an attorney. 

FSCJ Artist Series

Now’s your chance to “come on down” and play The Price Is Right.

File photo of a fox.
Airwolfhound/British Wildlife Centre / Via Wikimedia Commons

A rabies alert has been issued for the Yulee area in central Nassau County after a fox tested positive for the fatal disease.

Boeing / Via

The Jacksonville-based space technology company Redwire has delivered its first pair of International Space Station roll-out solar arrays (iROSA) to federal contractor Boeing.

GreenPointe Developers, LLC

Another master-planned First Coast community has been announced amidst a red-hot housing market.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday signed an elections overhaul that was one of the most-contentious issues of the 2021 legislative session, as opponents immediately filed a lawsuit alleging that the measure is unconstitutional.

Jaguars General Manager Buys Home In Glen Kernan

May 5, 2021
NEFAR / Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Jacksonville Jaguars General Manager Trent Baalke will join head coach Urban Meyer – and former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow – as homeowners in Glen Kernan Golf & Country Club on Jacksonville’s Southside.

Diana Parkhouse / Flickr

Jane Lockett is 73, and her husband is 79. They’re renting in Ponte Vedra Beach right now, while they look to buy a house with bedrooms on the ground floor.

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E EV will be among the vehicles on display at this weekend's Jacksonville International Auto Show.

The Jacksonville International Auto Show is returning to the Prime Osborn Convention Center this weekend after a pandemic-induced one-year hiatus.

Marshes on Amelia Island.
Razvan Orendovici / Wikimedia Commons

A group of military and government officials has agreed to move forward with a plan to conserve 1 million acres of salt marsh stretching from North Carolina to Northeast Florida.

Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars and Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville have teamed up to commission one-of-a-kind painted and autographed footballs celebrating the NFL Draft with proceeds benefitting the artists and Cultural Council.


Jacksonville’s Museum of Science and History is hosting a couple of evening events this month it refers to as “mini comic cons.”


Each of Jacksonville University’s four colleges will be holding its own commencement ceremony this spring, marking a first in the school’s 87-year history.

May 25 Groundbreaking Announced For The District On Southbank

May 5, 2021
Future land use map for The District.
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

After seven years of planning and delays, dirt is moving at The District site on the Downtown Southbank.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp’s season opener is tonight, May 4, at 1211 Financial Ballpark in Downtown Jacksonville, the first game of a 6-game homestand against the Norfolk Tides.

Woman Killed, Man Shot As Camden County Deputies Serve Search Warrant

May 4, 2021

Two people were shot - one fatally - while Camden County deputies were serving a search warrant before dawn Tuesday morning on U.S. 17 south of Woodbine, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried
News Service of Florida

Florida’s lone statewide elected Democrat is urging Gov. Ron DeSantis to veto a handful of bills sent to him by the state Legislature.

Clay County District Schools

Green Cove Springs Junior High Principal Jennifer Pryor Halter has been chosen by the Florida Department of Education as the state’s 2021 Principal of the Year.