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As the St. Augustine City Council gears up to debate changes to its panhandling statutes, officials have begun an expansive education program to help residents and tourists deal with what the city calls a growing problem.

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St. Augustine Beach’s Pope Road beach access point will be closed on Nov. 27 due to a beach renourishment project.

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St. Augustine city commissioners will take up the issue of homelessness and panhandling at their meeting Monday.

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The National Park Service has added three more Florida locations to its National Register of Historic Places.  One of those sites is in St. Augustine.

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A St. Augustine bakery caused a stir Tuesday when one of its employees dressed up as Aunt Jemima for Halloween and came into work wearing black face.


The St. Augustine City Commission will hold a meeting Monday to discuss the future of a Civil War memorial in the Plaza de la Constitución.

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The nation’s oldest city suffered massive flooding in its historic district as a result of Hurricane Irma.

And many St. Augustine businesses closest to the Matanzas River aren’t sure when they’ll be reopening.

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The rehabilitation of a senior living facility is being hailed by St. Augustine officials as vital for the city. Southern Villas Apartments celebrated its grand re-opening Thursday with a ribbon cutting and tour.


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On this episode of Redux:

While one small town in St. Johns County may evaporate, its big neighbor to the north, Jacksonville, is being touted as a “go-to” spot to visit. It even has plans for a walkable Arts District. Then we’ll circle back to St. Johns County to tell you how the Woman’s Exchange has been caring for a really old building in St. Augustine.

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Changes to Florida’s child-welfare system, sponsored by Rep. Cyndi Stevenson (R-St. Augustine), are finally law after two years of debate in Tallahassee.

Stevenson said her 100-page measure gives investigators more power to keep kids safe.

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St. Augustine Mayor Nancy Shaver addressed the U.S. Green Building Council Thursday in Jacksonville.

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St. Augustine’s City Hall, which shares space with retail stores, state offices and the Lightner Museum, is set to close this holiday weekend in order to tent for termites.

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A second ziplining adventure is opening in late April at the St. Augustine Aquarium.

Guests can zip through the ZIPStream Castaway Canopy Adventure tucked away next to a Courtyard Marriot Hotel on State Road 16, which is the last part of phase one for the aquarium that opened in December. 

Narrow streets and high congestion in St. Augustine’s historic district continue to contribute to tensions felt between street artists and the city, which wants to limit their performances.

2016 Best Of WJCT News — #17

Dec 29, 2016
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On this episode of Redux, we bring you the best of 2016 from WJCT News.

Now what exactly do we mean by best? Well, we left that up to each WJCT News staff member.

You’ll hear from First Coast Connect host Melissa Ross, WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo, Morning Edition host Michelle Corum and reporters Ryan Benk and Lindsey Kilbride on what they feel were their best stories and interviews of 2016.