WJCT presents a collaboration between the University of North Florida’s Environmental Center and Public Trust Law on 19 short videos showcasing the city, state and national parks of the First Coast, produced by Sean Lahav, a project leader in the envir…
At a time when literacy is one of the greatest challenges in Duval County public schools, middle schoolers are creating their own literature to share with younger students. Kirby Smith eighth graders wrote their own books and read them to elementary sc…
Florida Governor Rick Scott was in Jacksonville Tuesday to celebrate the grand opening of a new aluminum bottle plant on the Westside.
The Duval County School Board on Monday narrowed down its choice for interim superintendent to three candidates from a pool of seven. Board members will interview the three at the meeting scheduled for 8 a.m. Wednesday.
Baker County Commissioners will decide Tuesday whether a mining company can move a portion of a state road and expand its operation close to Macclenny. Chemours wants to add more than 370 acres to its existing titanium dioxide mine, just east of County Road 228. The whitish heavy metal is used in everything from toothpaste to the M’s on M&M candies, and it occurs naturally in the area’s soil. It’s one of two similar mines in the entire country. The company says it’s nearly depleted the existing titanium dioxide supply at its current site, which employs a couple hundred people.
A St. Johns County elementary school teacher and a registered sex offender from Georgia are among 21 men arrested during a recent online child-sex sting conducted by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
Monday on “First Coast Connect,” attorney John Phillips (1:03) talked about what’s next in the case of former Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-FL5). We spoke with David Feuerstein (23:10) from the New York-based Feuerstein Kulick law firm on why medical marijuana legislation is so slow moving in Florida. Health Designs founder and CEO Ann Sabbag (40:50) talked about the future of workplace wellness, and WJCT sports analyst Cole Pepper (44:45) discussed a historic PLAYERS Championship.
President Donald Trump signed a bill last month overturning a ban on internet providers’ selling customer’s browsing histories. Now, billboards are popping up around the country targeting members of Congress who voted for the measure. One of them is Jacksonville Republican John Rutherford.
Our Friday Media Roundtable on “First Coast Connect” included A.G. Gancarski from Florida Politics, blogger Fred Matthews, David Cawton from the Financial News and Daily Record and WJCT reporter Ryan Benk (01:48). We learned about breast cancer survival with advocate Nancy Cappello (33:35). Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville Diane Boyle (41:58) about the “Eagles for Impact” fundraiser at THE PLAYERS Championship. Sunday is Mother’s Day, Terri Mashour (45:36), who runs the website Fun 4 First Coast Kids had some ideas where you take mom on her day.
Earlier this year, Jacksonville unveiled its urban food park concept, prompting the start of yet another food truck debate between these mobile establishments and its brick-and-mortar counterparts. Also, the Legislative session has ended and the passing of a mammoth education bill might be bad news for some of Duval County’s poorest students. Then, dryer than normal weather is causing drought conditions and, yes, wildfires throughout Northeast Florida. We’ll bring you a story on what you need to do to help stave off a water shortage, and how some folks are banding together on social media to help save their animals as they head for shelter from the West Mims Fire. But first, a verdict in the trial of Corrine Brown.