A Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster recovery center opened Monday on Jacksonville’s Westside and will close Tuesday at 6 p.m. The temporary center is located at the Bob Hayes Sports Complex and Legends Center at 5054 Soutel Drive.
Two weeks after the presidential election, Florida has published official returns. But not every name voters wrote on their ballots will appear on those reports.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office got some guidance Monday for strengthening its relationship and with citizens and increasing transparency. Four community task forces that focused on transparency, resources, training and community engagement issued th…
A hurricane that hit North Florida, the continued spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus and a horrific massacre in Orlando haven’t slowed the appeal of the Sunshine State for tourists, according to state officials.
Monday on “First Coast Connect,” guest host Jessica Palombo was joined by Darnell Smith, incoming co-chair of the JAX Chamber, and Project New Hope President and CEO Kevin Gay. They talked about the Chamber’s Project Open Door. Cole Pepper talked about the Florida Gators’ winning the SEC Eastern Division and another frustrating loss by the Jaguars. And WJCT Music Director David Luckin and WJCT’s Karen Feagins stopped by with a preview of our holiday programming, starting with “Swamp Radio” on Thanksgiving morning at 9.
Cyber Monday is a week away. That’s the web equivalent of Black Friday, when online retailers offer big deals. With all those shoppers going wild, internet hackers and scammers are expected to be busy, too.
A national financial watchdog group finds Jacksonville taxpayers would have to fork over more than $6,000 each to fully pay off the city’s debt. Chicago-based Truth In Accounting is calling on city officials to be more transparent with their finances.
City officials celebrated a construction milestone, officially “topping off” the soon-to-be steakhouse Friday. Building developers raised an American flag beside an evergreen tree placed at the highest point of the building.
Friday on First Coast Connect, our Media Roundtable panel included Florida Times-Union columnist Mark Woods and WJCT business analyst John Burr. CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida Paul Martinez spoke about Saturday’s inaugural Collard Green Festival at the organization’s Woodland Acres Club Farm, and Museum of Science and History Executive Director Maria Hane told us about Saturday’s MOSH Bash, celebrating the museum’s 75th anniversary.
Welcome to Redux, a weekly newsmagazine from WJCT and the news podcast of the First Coast. On this episode of Redux, the Jacksonville Electric Authority is being investigating by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for allegations of racial discrimination. Then, a recent survey has the River City listed as one of the top places for women to start a business. And, in a separate piece, some 50 city businesses are uniting to “ban the box.” Also, Jacksonville has sparked a new trend that has an impressive list of participants, including First Lady Michelle Obama, singer Adele and pretty much every professional sports franchise known to man.