First Coast

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

Jacksonville City Hall
Brendan Rivers / WJCT NEws

Jacksonville’s state mandated sea level rise task force has wrapped up its work, approving the remaining proposals in a list of recommendations that will eventually go before City Council.

At Large Group 4 City Councilman Matt Carlucci

The proposed special election for a half-cent sales tax referendum is slated for a vote Tuesday evening by the Jacksonville City Council.

Photo of a JTA bus

A new report commissioned by the Jacksonville Transportation Authority shows the impact mass transit can have on reducing a community’s transportation costs.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Buying a used car can be risky.

Bill Bortzfield/WJCT News (photo), City of Jacksonville (logo)

Historically, The Jacksonville Landing has been a prime gathering spot for fans in town for the annual Florida-Georgia game.

Deal For Florida Blue Parking Garage In Brooklyn Goes To City Council

Aug 23, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The City Council will consider a redevelopment agreement with Florida Blue for a new parking garage in Brooklyn. 


Four $10,000 rewards are now being offered in the search for two missing firefighters lost at sea.

2 Charged In Disappearance Of Boy, 10, At Center Of Clay County Amber Alert

Aug 23, 2019

Two women are facing charges of interference with custody in connection with the disappearance of a 10-year-old boy who was at the center of an Amber Alert on Thursday, according to Clay County deputies.

Via News Service of Florida

Gary Ray Bowles, who was convicted of the 1994 murder of a Jacksonville man who was hit in the head with a concrete block and strangled, was executed by lethal injection shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday night, according to state corrections officials.

Provided by MOSH

Jacksonville’s Museum of Science and History (MOSH) is debuting an exhibit Saturday that examines the country’s - and Jacksonville's - uncomfortable history of lynching and its role in racial injustice.

Jacksonville Daily Record

Almost 15 years after opening St. Johns Town Center, owners are preparing for a fourth phase at the Southside shopping center that includes a theater, hotel and additional retail space.

Active Search For 2 Missing Fishermen Scheduled To End At Sundown

Aug 22, 2019

Six days after two firefighters went to sea for a day of fishing and never returned, the U.S. Coast Guard has decided this will be the last of active searching.

Mayo Clinic's Discovery and Innovation Building in Jacksonville, Florida.
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

Thursday marks the grand opening of Mayo Clinic’s new Discovery and Innovation Building, home to a pioneering technology that will increase the number of lungs available for transplant as well as a new hub for Northeast Florida’s entrepreneurs to get together, share ideas, develop new products and services, and create new companies.

Person getting a flu shot
NIAID / FLickr via Wikimedia Commons

While flu season typically doesn’t peak until late fall, Jacksonville based insurance company Florida Blue — together with Walgreens — is offering free flu shots now, statewide.

JEA's downtown Jacksonville headquarters.
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

During hearings in Tallahassee, the state’s major utilities asked the Florida Public Service Commission to lower their energy efficiency goals to near zero, and in JEA’s case zero, over the next decade.