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Left to right: Alan Light, Jimmy Safechuck (one of Jackson's accusers) and Michael Jackson.
Alan Light / Flickr.com

HBO released the documentary Leaving Neverland in early March detailing child sex abuse allegations against Michael Jackson. 

Jacksonville Daily Record

With Regency Square Mall in litigation and losing tenants, a Jacksonville real estate company has signed an exclusive leasing agreement to help fill space at the Arlington shopping center.

Cora Crane standing outdoors. Portrait of Hurston.
Bill Bortzfield/WJCT News / Florida State Archives

March is Women’s History Month.

Jacksonville’s piece of that history includes two notable women who lived here at the turn of the last century — and who happen to have rhyming names.

The misleading text sent to a Duval resident on election day.
WJCT News

A text message sent to a Duval County resident Tuesday morning requesting turnout for incumbent Mayor Lenny Curry and other Republicans falsely implied Wednesday is election day.

Ebyabe / Wikemedia Commons

A study that looked at a variety of factors to determine how healthy people are in counties across the country ranked St. Johns County No. 1.

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Curtis Higgons

A movie that opened nationwide in theatres Friday depicts what it’s like to live with cystic fibrosis.

Overflowing dumpster at Hampton Villa Apartments.
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

Residents at an affordable housing community in Northwest Jacksonville say they regularly struggle with overflowing Dumpsters as well as mold and mildew in their apartments.

The Florida state capitol.
Michael Riviera / Wikimedia Commons

A bill that would prohibit local governments from regulating any requirements imposed on employers relating to minimum wage and conditions of employment cleared its first hurdle in the Florida Senate Tuesday in a party line vote.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

The City of Jacksonville wants to tear down a good portion of the elevated ramp that goes from the Hart Bridge into downtown and have it replaced with a single, wider road in front of TIAA Bank Field.

College Campus Indoctrination? Neptune Beach Rep. Byrd, Other GOP Lawmakers Seek Probe

Mar 13, 2019
UF campus aerial view
University of Florida via Twitter

A proposal that would require Florida public universities to survey faculty members and students about their personal viewpoints was approved Wednesday by a House panel, with Democrats concerned about what lawmakers would do with the results.

The Jaxson

Many may say Jacksonville doesn't want to become the next Atlanta but the growing width of its interstate system suggests that's where the River City is headed. Here's a brief look and update on the development of the First Coast's first express lane project as it pushes closer to completion.

Senator Rob Bradley.
Florida Channel

A Florida Senate bill that would ban the practice of “bundling” proposed constitutional amendments by the state’s Constitution Revision Commission cleared the Rules Committee Wednesday and is now headed to the Senate floor for a full vote.

The Star of David.
Alex Proimos / Wikimedia Commons

Critics of a Florida House bill that aims to crack down on anti-Semitism say the legislation is too narrow because it fails to address other forms of xenophobia and hate crimes, and that it violates the First Amendment by criminalizing legitimate criticisms of the State of Israel.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Home values in Jacksonville have jumped an average 46 percent over the past five years.

Business Brief: JEA Spent Millions To Keep Headquarters Operating

Mar 8, 2019
exterior of JEA building
Jacksonville Daily Record

Jacksonville’s public utility spent more than $8 million the past 10 years to keep its aging Downtown headquarters campus functional.

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