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The number of refugees who are resettled in Duval County has slowed to a trickle under recent federal policies. 

Pastor: First Baptist Church Needs To Downsize Campus Because It's In 'Cardiac Arrest'

Sep 9, 2019
First Baptist Church / Via Jacksonville Daily Record

First Baptist Church Jacksonville Senior Pastor Heath Lambert thought it would be difficult to convince his congregation that a $30 million loan is the best way for the 181-year-old church to address a debt crisis and stop “bleeding from its pores.”

Hurricane Dorian slows to a crawl over Grand Bahama on September 2, 2019.

Hurricane Dorian left at least 20 people dead in the Bahamas before making its way up the east coast of Florida and the U.S.

Scientists have said the catastrophic storm was made worse by rising global temperatures.


If you thought the big Interstate-10, Interstate-95 expansions around Downtown Jacksonville would finally be finished when the Fuller Warren Bridge project is completed, think again.

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp speaking at a press conference ahead of Hurricane Dorian.
Mary Grace Heath / Office of Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has expanded the state of emergency to nine more inland counties ahead of Hurricane Dorian.

Florida National Guard soldiers going door to door in the Jacksonville area around Ortega Island following Hurricane Irma, Sept. 11, 2017.
The National Guard / Flickr.com

A photo album of Hurricane Irma could include shots of waves splashing the statue in Riverside’s Memorial Park, homes fully submerged in Black Creek, and the aftermath of flooded homes in San Marco and along the Northside’s Ribault River.


Friday afternoon Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry advised residents to use the holiday weekend to prepare for Hurricane Dorian.

Chad Gainey takes a break from carving on Wednesday afternoon.
Brendan Rivers / WJCT

In 2017, Hurricane Irma killed a 150-year-old oak tree on Jacksonville University’s campus.

Now that dead trunk has been transformed into a work of art.

A view of the Caffeinated Cat cafe in Jacksonville Beach.
The Caffeinated Cat

If you like cats and coffee, a new cafe is for you.

DROBER24 / Wikimedia Commons

The U.S. Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency have agreed to a settlement worth about $4.5 million with the Jacksonville-based company that owns Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarkets over allegations that the grocery chains violated the Clean Air Act by failing to repair and maintain equipment that was leaking ozone-depleting substances.

University of North Florida

The University of North Florida is rolling out a new coding certificate program in its Division of Continuing Education.

Latest forecast data suggests there is an increasing chance that Tropical Storm Dorian will affect parts of Florida this weekend. However, the location, timing and extent of those impacts can not be credibly projected at this time.

Tropical Storm Dorian was moving through the Windward Islands Tuesday morning, and as of the 11 am advisory from the National Hurricane Center, was producing winds up to 50 mph. A Hurricane Watch has been issued for Puerto Rico and the eastern third of the Dominican Republic.

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.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Buying a used car can be risky.