Mental health professionals, advocates and those living with mental illness from across Florida converged at the Hyatt Hotel in Downtown Jacksonville this week.Attendees of the Florida Mental Health Summit are hoping state lawmakers will reform mental …
A thousand homes, new restaurants and shops are planned for San Marco’s riverfront.
Developer Peter Rummell unveiled his master plan Wednesday for the mixed-use development he’s calling Healthy Town.
He’s building it on the vacant property next to the Duval County School Board building.
The latest predictions show Tropical Storm Erika possibly heading toward Florida.
Lots of uncertainty remains about when and where the storm might make landfall, but emergency managers say it’s not too early to make a plan.
NPR is reporting the man accused of killing Virginia journalists on live television Wednesday morning is alive but injured and in critical condition.The shooting deaths of a Roanoke, Virginia, television news reporter and a photographer are reverberati…
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The Jacksonville Public Library sent over a new budget proposal to the City Council Finance Committee, Tuesday.
That’s after the committee told library managers not to count on money they had requested for new programs and outreach.
The revised plan includes a 10 percent increase in open library hours; that’s 88 hours at 11 different locations.
Amelia Island broke tourism records in July. Hotels and resorts are reporting a 4-percent increase in vacationers over last year.
The tourism hot spot an hour’s drive north of Jacksonville is contributing to another record-setting year for Florida.
Just between April and June, more than 160,000 visitors stayed in Amelia Island.
Lawmakers in the Florida House headed to court Monday.
As First Coast Connect host Melissa Ross reports, it’s the next step after an impasse with the Senate over how to redraw Florida’s 27 congressional districts.
House lawyers have asked the Florida Supreme Court to allow a Leon County judge to consider redistricting plans from the House, Senate and potentially other parties.
This after a lawsuit that led to a ruling last month striking down eight of the state’s congressional districts.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will be asked next week to set a quota of 320 bears for a controversial hunt in October.The hunt, the first in the state in more than 20 years, has already attracted 1,795 hunters who have purchased…
The former city clerk of Hampton, Florida has been arrested amidst allegations she rerouted $19,000 from the city’s water fund account. A Florida Department of Law Enforcement press release announced Jane Hall’s arrest Tuesday afternoon.