Florida First District Court of Appeals judicial retention
Rulings from six North Florida judicial circuits, including the Fourth Circuit (Clay, Duval and Nassau counties) and the Eight Circuit (Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist Levy and Union counties), are appealed to the First District Court of Appeals.
A-Train Live! The Experience
Comedian A-Train, Duval’s favorite funny man and host of the largest and longest-running ultimate night of entertainment, A-Train Live! The Experience, is back August 26th with Birthday Celebration Edition featuring Comedienne Dominiqe (Black Jesus, Chapelle Show, Last Comic Standing), Eric Carter Band, other special guests, hosted by Gene Dot Com. Comedian A-Train has been seen on Funny Not Famous and Season 6 of Braxton Family Values, and has traveled with and opened for Original King of Comedy D. L. Hughley, Bill Bellamy, and more. He can be seen headlining all over the country.
Shopping to support survivors
Hubbard House is the certified domestic violence center serving Duval and Baker counties, with free shelter and services available for survivors and their children. Supporting the Hubbard House Thrift Store supports the work of Hubbard House in many key ways! The revenue from your purchases directly funds Hubbard House’s outreach services, and survivors working with Hubbard House are able to shop for free from your donations.
Dry walk to school, can not say the same for the return home
Today has been a bit hazy with dusty Saharan air and this will suppress some storms. The drier location will be at the beaches and areas over Putnam and southern St. Johns counties. Rain will develop near the Gulf and track northeastward through north Florida this afternoon. Inland locations of Duval, Baker and the Suwannee River Valley should get storms that may last late into the evening, especially over southeast Georgia.
Happy lawns and gardens, showers, storms increase this week
Showers with isolated thunderstorms continue across central St. Johns county. These will slowly push north as they weaken. Showers will be possible over Clay, Putnam and southern Duval through around 2 p.m. Near seasonal afternoon highs with increasing rain and storm coverage this week.
Proposed DCPS property tax increase would generate $81M, address historic teacher shortage
The Duval County School Board is poised to discuss an official proposal to ask voters for a one-mill increase to the county’s property tax rate in order to fund salary increases for teachers and reduce the record number of vacant staffing positions.
Umbrella afternoon as a cold front swings through Jacksonville
Forecast models continue to be really aggressive, wanting to bring heavy rains to our forecast. The reality though? Somewhat disappointing. Thursday, we saw a brief heavy downpour along I-95 in Duval and St. Johns counties and that was it. Rather disappointing.
October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month | River City Live
Serving Duval and Baker Counties, Hubbard House, a full-service certified domestic violence center, has answered more than 101,500 hotline calls and sheltered more than 42,900 survivors and their children in its life-saving and life-changing 44-year history. The agency’s impact can be measured in suffering spared, lives liberated and tragic deaths avoided right here in the local community. And, for most survivors, it all begins when they make a confidential connection with an advocate at the 24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline, available by phone at (904) 354-3114,or by text at (904) 210-3698.
Dog days of August shift into tropics watching
Short term, tonight through Friday evening will be some of our quietest weather days we have seen all summer. As we saw earlier Thursday, a few isolated pop-up thundershowers along the sea-breeze in St. Johns and Duval counties developed around 4 p.m. and they quickly faded. That was basically it for rainfall.
The little low pressure that could
It was a wild weather Thursday evening in Northern Clay and Duval counties. Although there were numerous counties under severe thunderstorm warnings, Exact Track 4D didn’t see the two categories for severe thunderstorms actually take place. Hail greater than an inch (at the surface) and / or winds at or above 60 mph were never recorded. Nor were there any significant reports of trees down or wind damage. All good things.
Final hot day ends with showers, storms this evening
It is hot even with the breezy SW flow gusting over 25 mph at times. The high hit 92 and we will dip below 90 by 7 pm. It is pretty dry now but some showers or isolated storms may spark toward the evening across Duval and Nassau counties and up into southern Georgia through 8 pm.
Tornado watch for NE Florida, SE Georgia expires
The tornado watch has been canceled in the Georgia counties of Brantley, Camden, Charlton and Glynn. The tornado watch continues until 6 p.m. in the Florida counties of Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Gilchrist, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns and Union. The National Weather Service has canceled a tornado warning for Clay and Duval counties. The watch continues for Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns and Union counties in Georgia. Tornado Warning including La Crosse FL, Brooker FL, Worthington Springs FL until 3:30 PM EDT pic.twitter.com/qcJrcaIkP1 — NWS Jacksonville (@NWSJacksonville) March 18, 2021This comes as a Tornado Watch continues across Southeast Georgia and Northeast Georgia until 6 p.m.
Enjoy these warm, dry days Richard says cooler, wetter weather next week
It’s a warm start to the weekend...South-southwest flow as a weak front lifts northward leading to increased cloud cover and warm temperatures going into the weekend. Potential for late evening and early morning patchy fog developments over areas west of the I-75 corridor. Wind S 5-10 mph. Mostly clear with patchy fog overnight. Wind S 5-10 mph.
After delays, Publix stores in Duval, Columbia and Nassau back
Appointments filled quickly Wednesday morning when Publix reopened its online reservation system for COVID-19 vaccine appointments for select stores, including in Columbia, Duval and Nassau counties. Reservations had been on hold because shipments of the vaccine were delayed last week due to winter storms across the country. The grocery chain is resuming its schedule of offering new appointments on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Customers with appointments for their second dose were not impacted by the shipping disruptions caused by last week’s inclement weather. Appointments may not be available in every county during every scheduling opportunity.
2nd candidate emerges to fill Cord Byrd’s Florida House seat
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – With state Rep. Cord Byrd, R-Neptune Beach, planning to run for the Senate in 2022, a second candidate has emerged to seek his Northeast Florida House seat that currently covers parts of Duval and Nassau counties. Hilliard Republican Bo Wade Hodges opened a campaign account this week to run in what is now House District 11, according to the state Division of Elections website. The filing came a week after Jacksonville Beach Republican Heath Brockwell opened an account for the race. The district boundaries -- and potentially the number -- will change before the 2022 elections because of the once-a-decade reapportionment process.
Turning chilly tonight- clouds and a few showers are back Wednesday
Tonight temperatures turn chilly with overnight lows in the mid to upper 30s over inland Southeastern Georgia, low 40s for inland Northeastern Florida and upper 40s and low 50s for the beaches. Wednesday expect building clouds and afternoon to evening chances for showers- especially in our southern, coastal counties. Temperatures will top out in the mid 60s with northeasterly winds around 10 mph. Friday morning may start off with a few showers, but the we will see clearing skies and chilly temperatures only climbing into the mid 60s. Sunday we wake up around 40° and warm up into the cool low 60s under sunny skies.
Round 2 of today’s rain won’t pack the same punch, milder mid week ahead
Wednesday’s rain chances represent a situation that could be confusing, it’s a numerically low chance- 30%, but only because the showers tomorrow will be confined to a certain area, not because we won’t see showers. Not all of our counties have a chance for showers, but the counties in Southeastern Georgia can expect passing showers throughout the day. Expect cloudy skies and mild temperatures climbing into the low 70s. Thursday will be the best day this week, expect partly sunny skies and mild temperatures topping out around 77 degrees. There is only an isolated chance for a stray shower.
Storms drop heaps of hail and rainfall in Northeast Florida
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Strong to severe thunderstorms are producing penny-sized hail covering lawns in Baker, Clay, Duval, and Nassau counties right now. Areas are seeing blinding downpours, resulting in reduced visibility and temporary flooding. — NAS Jacksonville (@NASJax_) February 9, 2021Behind the line of strong storms is more moderate to light rain, which will add insult to injury for areas already seeing flooding. We could see another .5-1 inch of rainfall within the back end of this round of showers. We’ll see a small break in the rain before the next round of showers and storms pushes through our area, where we may see similar rainfall rates in the strongest storms, but hail will be less of a possibility.
K9s for Warriors founder dies of cancer
Shari Duval, who founded K9s for Warriors in 2011, passed away this week after a battle with cancer. K9s for Warriors uses donations to help warriors train with their service dogs and learn to re-enter civilian life. We will continue our goal of serving our Nation’s Greatest Asset, our Military Men and Women.”Ad“I’m heartbroken,” said K9s for Warriors CEO Rory Diamond. “She had been valiantly fighting cancer over and over and winning, and this last bout was just too much. Shari created K9s For Warriors through sheer grit, love, and a tenacity that I never knew existed.
Beaches in Jacksonville, Florida, reopen with restrictions amid coronavirus pandemic
Some beaches in Florida reopened Friday night, after Governor Ron DeSanits gave the green light as long as social distancing is put in place. Beaches in the north Florida counties of Duval, which includes Jacksonville, and St. John's County opened beaches at 5 p.m. Friday, CBS Jacksonville affiliate WJAX reports. Beaches in Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach and Atlantic beach will now be open from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Don't forget the social distancing. Photos and videos were posted to social media showing people flocking to beaches in Florida and ignoring social distancing guidelines.cbsnews.com