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The Timucuan Parks Foundation will be coordinating volunteer cleanups this Saturday, September, 21, at Fort Caroline National Memorial, Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park and the Reddie Point Preserve.

Mayor Curry Says Technology Is Helping Get 'Serial Trigger Pullers' Off Streets

Sep 19, 2019

It has been a violent year in Jacksonville, and the city's mayor, the sheriff and the state attorney said Wednesday they're working hard to bring the crime rate down.

The Main Street Bridge in Downtown Jacksonville
Blake Allen

When it comes to clean energy policies, Jacksonville is one of the worst cities in the nation, according to a new report.

FDA Approves Mayo Clinic's Jacksonville Radiochemistry Facility

Sep 17, 2019
Mayo Clinic / Via Florida Times-Union

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of Mayo Clinic's new positron emission tomography radiochemistry facility in Jacksonville, a groundbreaking addition that will help doctors detect patients' medical conditions such as cancer and heart disease in their early stages.

Cone through this weekend shows hurricane approaching East Coast of Florida.
Florida Storms

At 11 a.m., the center of Tropical Depression 10 in the Central Atlantic Ocean was moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph. A west-northwestward motion at a somewhat faster forward speed is expected over the next few days. On the forecast track, the system will approach the northern Leeward Islands Thursday night or Friday.

Congressman Francis Rooney (R-Naples)
Congressman Francis Rooney's Facebook page

Republican Congressman Francis Rooney, who represents the Naples area in Florida’s 19th Congressional District, is gaining national attention for calling out climate change as a "crisis."

This screenshot shows a sampling of the movies and documentaries available through the Jacksonville Public Library's Kanopy service.
Jacksonville Public Library/Kanopy

The Jacksonville Public Library is now offering library card holders a free streaming video service.

Workers test new LED lighting that is being installed on the Acosta Bridge.

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is setting up a new light display on Jacksonville’s Acosta Bridge.

The St. Johns River.
Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

A new report points to several worrying trends in the lower St. Johns River basin.

Tidal flooding in downtown St. Augustine on Granada St. near Flagler College.
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

When Hurricane Dorian skirted the east coast of Florida earlier this month, there was flooding throughout St. Augustine. 

But the South Davis Shores neighborhood was hit harder than anywhere else in the city.

Photos via Reynolds and Hardwick campaigns / Graphic by WJCT's Bill Bortzfield

Now that St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar has confirmed will not seek a fourth term in office, attention is turning to who will replace him.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens and Miami University are accepting applications for a new master’s degree centered on improving local communities and ecosystems.

Via Jacksonville Daily Record

First Baptist Church of Jacksonville plans to sell-off the bulk of its Downtown properties, as WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record reported. That may bode well for future development.

From left to right: FIU professor Besiki Kutateladze, U.S. District Court Judge Brian Davis, and State Attorney Melissa Nelson.
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

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.

The St. Johns River.
The University of North Florida

In a blow to environmental groups, an appeals court Monday overturned a circuit judge’s ruling that said state lawmakers improperly diverted money that flowed from a 2014 constitutional amendment designed to boost land and water conservation.