Monthly Archives: July 2016 (page 30)

Babies Abound At St. Augustine Alligator Farm

It was a landmark month for breeding endangered animals at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.The park recently welcomed six baby Galapagos tortoises and an Indian gharial, similar to a crocodile, representing the first time that eit…

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07/11/16: Lori Boyer; Author J.D. Vance; Relatives As Parents Program; Cole Pepper

Lori Boyer

Two-term Jacksonville City Council member Lori Boyer takes the reins this month as that body’s new president, promising to push an ambitious agenda for the city.

Boyer’s tenure comes amid big financial challenges for Jacksonville, as well as growing concerns about public safety and tensions between the black community and police.

Lori Boyer joins us to discuss her priorities for the next year.

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Business Brief: As Scott Ushers In ‘Big Ship Era,’ Jacksonville Port Deepening In Question

A super-sized cargo ship was met with great fanfare when it docked in Miami over the weekend. The MOL Majesty is the first neo-Panamax vessel to reach Florida after sailing through the recently expanded Panama Canal.

Officials say it’s the payoff of more than $1 billion the state has invested in ports since Gov. Rick Scott took office, and in a news release, Scott hailed its arrival as the dawn of the “big ship era.” 

But in Jacksonville, a St. Johns River dredging project aimed at ushering in the new, larger ships is having trouble setting sail.

Analyst John Burr tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo why that is in this week’s Business Brief.

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BREAKING: Brown Indicted For Role In Suspected Fraud Scheme


JACKSONVILLE — Congresswoman Corrine Brown, D-Florida, and her chief of staff were indicted Friday for their roles in a conspiracy and fraud scheme involving a fraudulent education charity.

Brown and Simmons will make their initial appearances today before U.S. Magistrate Judge James R. Klindt at 1 p.m.

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Fountain of Youth Pumps Its Billows Amidst Summer Heat

With temperatures in Northeast Florida regularly soaring to the upper nineties during the summer, a blacksmith shop might seem like the last place someone would want to visit.

But that’s precisely what St. Augustine’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park added to its historical attractions last weekend.

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