Fourth Judicial Circuit

From left to right: FIU professor Besiki Kutateladze, U.S. District Court Judge Brian Davis, and State Attorney Melissa Nelson.
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State Attorney Melissa Nelson, who represents much of the First Coast, said Tuesday a new report on prosecutorial effectiveness and fairness shows that race and ethnicity were not a significant factor in the cases handled by her office.

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A Duval County Circuit Judge is facing charges that he mistreated his staff and used language unbecoming of a judge.

The Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission finds probable cause against Judge Mark Hulsey III.

Rhema Thompson / WJCT

On Thursday, August 14 at 8 p.m., WJCT-TV and 89.9 FM in partnership with News4Jax will simulcast a First Coast Forum program examining the school to prison pipeline. This report is a preview of that discussion.

On a recent morning just a few weeks before school starts, teachers gather in Atlantic Coast High School for CHAMPS training.

“You do have expectations for behavior for your kids when they come to the carpet; every teacher does,” one instructor tells the others. “All you have to do is wrap it up for us in this acronym.”