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Large groups of protestors are still showing up to Northeast Florida demonstrations, with more scheduled this week. 


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  One week remains to donate to the Jacksonville Tribute Fund, which was set up for the victims of the August mass shooting at The Jacksonville Landing.

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  Elizabeth Andersen, a former teacher turned therapist, was elected to the school board for Duval County’s 2nd District on Tuesday. She beat Nick Howland to replace Scott Shine who did not seek re-election after his first term. Andersen will be representing the Beaches.

Duval County’s three school board races were decided Tuesday. Elizabeth Andersen, Darryl Willie and Charlotte Joyce will take seats on the seven-member board.

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Daylight saving time means folks get an extra hour of sleep, but in Jacksonville it also means they’re not allowed to water their grass as much.

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On their November ballots, First Coast voters have up to six judges facing the question: Should they keep their job?

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Jacksonville City Councilman Garrett Dennis was among a group who gathered Tuesday afternoon at the scene of a drive-by mass shooting over the weekend. The message was: The status quo isn’t working.

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Amendment 6, known as Marsy’s Law, will let Florida voters decide if a list of victims’ rights should be added to the state’s constitution.

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Updated 10/16 at 1:30 p.m.

Duval County public high schools will probably have walk-through metal detectors for checking students for weapons later this school year, according to the district's police director Micheal Edwards at a school board workshop Tuesday.

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Neighborhood groups in Jacksonville can get grants of up to $5,000 each to help clean up their streets. To be eligible, the Duval County neighborhood group, homeowners association, civic organization or community group has to have been registered in the city’s directory for at least six months.

It was standing room only in a City Council conference room Thursday morning, the topic on the table: short-term vacation rental properties.

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The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens in Jacksonville has created a new exhibition focusing on the late artist Augusta Savage, a Green Cove Springs native.

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The group Florida Realtors has poured $6.6 million into its political committee aimed at Amendment 2’s passage.

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Jacksonville City Council President Aaron Bowman held a meeting Monday to start assembling a task force to address public safety and crime.

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At 11 a.m. Friday, Chicago Pizza staff unlocked its doors and shortly after University of North Florida student Traian Marginean walked inside for a deep dish pizza.

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Rewind to April of 2016, to a protest on Oak Street in Riverside.

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A University of North Florida chemistry professor wants scientists to work smarter, not harder.

He says it’s a matter of collecting data that already exists and organizing it in a way that’s easy to find, search through and understand.

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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Department announced an arrest of one of its corrections officers Tuesday morning.

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Prominent African-American architects and Northwest side cemeteries are just a couple of areas of significance Jacksonville’s planning department may recommend for national historic designations.

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The Nassau County planning and zoning board has formed a separate subcommittee focusing on a section of the county west of I-95.

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A new Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report is drawing attention to a more than doubling of the number of cases of congenital syphilis nationwide, 918 cases in 2017 compared to 362 in 2013.

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Fire stations all around Florida are getting kits to help firefighters lessen their exposure to cancer-causing toxins they encounter during fires.

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From 2015 to 2017 Duval County’s divorce rate has declined 28 percent. That's leading researchers to say something unique and significant is happening in Jacksonville.

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Jacksonville resident Rodney Flippin said he’s been voting by mail, also called “absentee voting," for at least 20 years, but he doesn’t recall ever having to re-request his mail-in ballot.

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Jacksonville stay-at-home mom of three, Whitney Touchton will soon spend almost the next half-year of her life in an intensive leadership program aimed at school parents and caregivers.

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Duval Public Schools Superintendent Diana Greene said at Tuesday’s school board workshop, she’s willing to compromise with the showing of videos teaching students what to do if an active assailant were to come on campus, by not showing them to the youngest students.

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Story updated on 9/17 at 4:55 p.m. with comment from Hogan.


Duval County Supervisor of Elections Mike Hogan emailed City Council President Aaron Bowman Sunday evening saying his office will be opening additional early voting sites at the campuses of the University of North Florida and Edward Waters College this November.

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Maybe it’s the abundance of coffee shops or variety of restaurants and bars, but a growing number of millennial-aged young adults are choosing to live in Jacksonville’s Riverside area.

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A year ago WJCT reported that some of Jacksonville’s hardest hit by Hurricane Irma were also without the means to recover quickly. And today that’s proving to be true.

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Last year the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department responded to more than 3,700 overdose calls. About 2,400 of the calls happened between January and August, which is about a 70 percent increase from that span in 2015.

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