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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry held a pep rally at City Hall Friday ahead of the Jaguars’ playoff game in Pittsburgh Sunday.


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The Jacksonville Jaguars will return to London next season to play the Philadelphia Eagles, according to a NFL announcement.

Former Pro Football Player Gunned Down In Jacksonville

Jan 9, 2018
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One of four men gunned down in 20 hours over the weekend in Jacksonville was a professional football player and former Arlington Country Day School standout, according to our News4Jax partner.

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With a sellout crowd expected for the Jaguars first home playoff game in nearly two decades, the team is encouraging fans to arrive early both for traffic flow and to enjoy a full slate of pregame festivities.

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Jacksonville Jaguars fans will find teal beer flowing from the taps at EverBank Field Sunday.

Want Jaguars Playoff Tickets? Here’s How To Get Them

Dec 26, 2017
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The Jacksonville Jaguars, AFC South Division champions, will host an AFC Wild Card game on either January 6 or 7 at EverBank Field. The general public can buy tickets to the game beginning Wednesday, Dec. 27 at 3 p.m. Season ticket holders can buy them now.

FSU's Jimbo Fisher Accepts Texas A&M Football Coaching Job

Dec 1, 2017
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Florida State University will be searching for a new head football coach.  Jimbo Fisher has accepted a job at Texas A&M University.

RV City: Family, Friends And Rivalries

Oct 26, 2017
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The annual gathering of Gators and Bulldog fans that has been going on for generations in Jacksonville will soon be hitting fever pitch in RV City,  located across from EverBank Field.


Shahid Khan.
Jacksonville Jaguars

Jaguars owner Shad Khan has made yet another Forbes list.

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A ban on professional sports franchises building or renovating stadiums on publicly owned land is ready to go to the full Florida House, after speeding through only one committee in advance of the 2018 legislative session.

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The University of North Florida’s Public Opinion Research Laboratory (PORL) released a new poll Thursday morning that shows almost 63 percent of registered Republicans in Duval County said they were less likely to watch NFL games because of the national anthem protest.

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Hurricane Irma may be gone but the storm will still have an impact on Florida-Georgia weekend, which is just three-and-a-half weeks away.

Shad Khan
Jacksonville Jaguars

Jaguars owner Shad Khan is once again in the national spotlight.

Shad Khan
Jacksonville Jaguars

Most of us on the First Coast think of the Jaguars when we think of Shad Khan. But Jacksonville’s NFL team is just a piece of his business empire, which also includes the huge Flex-N-Gate automotive parts and systems supplier and London’s Fulham Football (soccer) Club.

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Updated 4:23 p.m. Sept. 6

After a two-year absence, the United States Men’s National Team is set to return to EverBank Field Tuesday.

The men are playing in a qualifying match for the 2018 World Cup, which will be held in Russia.


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An online petition is asking for an invitation to the White House for Jacksonville’s Ribault High School Lady Trojans basketball team.

Ribault Lady Trojans Return Home National Champions

Apr 4, 2016
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The Ribault Lady Trojans basketball team was victorious in the 2016 national championship, and the girls returned to Jacksonville to be greeted with open arms Saturday night.

The team dominated Riverdale (Maryland) Baptist 75-49 in the Dick's Sporting Goods high school basketball championship Saturday morning in Madison Square Garden.

Renovations Underway At Baseball Grounds Of Jacksonville

Mar 25, 2016
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JACKSONVILLE – Renovations have begun at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville and are scheduled to be completed prior to Jacksonville Suns' first game, April 7.

It's a national coalition that first formed in 2010 as a response to the Supreme Court's Cititzens United decision establishing corporate personhood.

Move to Amend is a grassroots effort with the message that money is not speech.

So far the coalition has succeeded in passing resolutions in 16 states calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn the effect of Citizens United.

David Cobb, Outreach Director for Move to Amend, will be speaking at UNF Monday night. He joins us to discuss the group's efforts.


Three years ago, Reverend R.L. Gundy of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church was a vocal opponent of updating Jacksonville’s anti-discrimination law to cover lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. 

But now, Gundy has changed his mind, saying it's time to "move the city forward." And he has joined a coalition of about 50 local faith leaders in support of updating the human rights ordinance.

We speak with Reverend R.L. Gundy about his change of position.


We speak with state attorney candidate Wes White about the major issues he's focusing on in his campaign against State Attorney Angela Corey.


Jacksonville University and the UN Association of Jacksonville this weekend will hold a discussion of one of the most important political issues of the 21st century: the global response to climate change.

Also this Saturday, JU’s Marine Science Research Institute brings its event “Science on the St. Johns” to the campus waterfront - a chance for the community to learn about the impact of the river and marine life on our area.

We preview both events with Dr. Stephen Baker, JU professor of political science, Dr. Quint White, director of JU’s Marine Science Research Institute, and engineer David Bruderly, organizer and moderator of the climate change event.


The fatal shooting of at least seven people at an Oregon community college is now yet another example of a school shooting that both supporters and opponents of proposed campus carry legislation in Florida will point to when making their case. The Florida Legislature is currently considering measures that would allow people with concealed weapon permits to bring their firearms on public college and university campuses. We speak with supporters and opponents of the legislation: Eric Friday, lead attorney for the gun rights group Florida Carry; John White, president of the UNF chapter of United Faculty of Florida; and university student and former marine Adam Whitmer.


According to a recent Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute poll of registered Republican likely voters in Florida, Donald Trump remains the frontrunner among the 2016 GOP presidential candidates while others, including former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, gain traction. We discuss the factors behind these results with Rick Mullaney, director of JU's Public Policy Institute.


The  homicide case of Jacksonville's Shelby Farah has sparked a conversation about Florida's death penalty. We discuss the many issues surrounding capital punishment with Julie Delegal, who has been covering Farah's case for Folio Weekly, and Marc Hyden, National Coordinator with Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty.


The last remaining original tenants at the Pablo Plaza Shopping Center are moving to make way for big box stores like Whole Foods. While there is much excitement over the new chain coming to the area, some are mourning the loss of these locally owned shops as they look for a new spot to do business. We speak with writer Ron Whittington, who’s been covering the transition for the Florida Times-Union, and Ken Rahaim Juro, owner of Rahaim's Walls & Floors at the Pablo Plaza Shopping Center.


There are more than 18,000 uninsured children in Duval County. Many of these children qualify for low-cost health insurance through the Florida KidCare program, but they’re not enrolled because their parents simply don’t know about it.

In July 2014, the National League of Cities selected Jacksonville as one of eight cities across the US to receive a grant to address this problem.

The Jacksonville Children’s Commission and City of Jacksonville are leading the charge to implement the “Cover Jacksonville” campaign to bridge the gap for the uninsured.

We speak with Cheryl Townsend, Project Director for Cover Jacksonville.


Jacksonville City Council President Greg Anderson joins us to discuss current issues facing the council, including public safety funding, the city's infrastructure and more.


As parents, students and teachers prepare for the first day of classes, Duval County Schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti joins us with a look at his and the district's priorities for the new school year.


Atlantic Beach City Commissioner Maria Mark is currently running for re-election against challenger John Stinson. Mark is best known for leading the effort to pass the first and only inclusive Human Rights Ordinance in Northeast Florida. The city of Atlantic Beach passed an inclusive HRO in August of 2014. We speak with Maria Mark about this and other key issues in her campaign.


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