Powerful political player was under investigation in ‘bizarre’ scheme involving Taylor Swift tickets before suicide: SAO
A powerful political player in Jacksonville who took his own life in an Atlantic Beach parking lot last year was under investigation for a “bizarre and fraudulent scheme” involving the promise of Taylor Swift tickets at the time of his death, according to the State Attorney’s Office.
The City of Jacksonville and Duval County consolidated into one government 55 years ago
“Jacksonville was in a very difficult period in the mid-1960s,” said Chris Hand, a government law attorney and author of the book ‘The 50th Anniversary’ update to “A Quiet Revolution” chronicling the consolidation.
FSU football coach remembers daughter during Drowsy Driving Awareness Month
Every September, Florida State University wide receivers coach Ron Dugans uses the month to raise awareness and remind people not to drive drowsy after his 8-year-old daughter was killed by someone who fell asleep at the wheel.
Bespoke sweets with Melvets Bakery
Nestled in the vibrant city of Jacksonville, Florida, amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life, there exists a mobile bakery that has captured the hearts and taste buds of the community—the renowned Melvets Bakery, owned and operated by the talented Stephen Granger.
TELL US: What do you think will happen with the Jaguars the rest of the season?
Well, it’s not a victory Monday like we hoped it would be. The Jaguars had a pretty poor showing yesterday against the Texans, in a game they were expected to win. The Texans dominated with a 37-17 win at EverBank Stadium.
Nice morning but quickly becoming hot
Another fall like morning across the region with temperatures in the upper 50s inland and mid 60s near the coast. Temperatures will quickly warm up into the upper 80s to 90s so a HOT afternoon in store.Monday: Spotty showers possible across our southern locations Monday morning. Most of us stay dry with wake-up temperatures in the upper 60s to 70s.In the afternoon, scattered rain showers become widespread into Monday evening across our coastal locations.TROPICS: Philippe become the 17 named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, but it is no threat to land as it goes out into the open waters of the Atlantic. Ophelia continues to bring gusty winds and rainfall to the northeast, but it is on its way out!
Florida agriculture losses between $78M and $371M from Hurricane Idalia, preliminary estimate says
Florida agriculture losses from Hurricane Idalia are estimated at between $78 million and $371 million, with producers also suffering widespread damage to such infrastructure as irrigation rigs and fences.
Tribal leaders honored in 200th anniversary celebration of Treaty of Moultrie Creek signing
Leaders from four Native American Nations affected by the Treaty of Moultrie Creek came together Monday at the site for the first time in two centuries to mark the 200th anniversary of the treaty signing with a flag-raising ceremony.
A Supreme Court redistricting ruling gave hope to Black voters. They're still waiting for new maps
The Supreme Court’s decision siding with Black voters in an Alabama redistricting case gave Democrats and voting rights activist a surprising opportunity before the 2024 elections to have congressional maps redrawn in a handful of states.
Florida upsets No. 11 Tennessee 29-16 for the Gators’ 10th straight victory at home in the series
Trevor Etienne ran for a career-high 172 yards and a touchdown, Montrell Johnson scored twice and Florida upset No. 11 Tennessee 29-16 on Saturday night to extend the Volunteers’ losing streak in Gainesville to 10.
UNF faculty members push back against proposal they worry could jeopardize tenure protections, academic freedom
The University of North Florida (UNF) administration and the United Faculty of Florida (UFF) Union are facing an impasse as the organizations aren’t able to agree on proposed tenure changes as a result of a new state law requiring post-tenure review.
I-TEAM: Florida pool contractor gives up licenses after facing multiple complaints from Jacksonville-area residents
A pool contractor accused of taking tens of thousands of dollars from customers in Jacksonville and around the state and not finishing the jobs, will be giving up his contracting licenses, under an agreement with state regulators.
100+ cars will remain trapped in the partially collapsed hospital parking garage. For how long, no one knows
There is still no word on what caused a parking garage on the campus of Ascension St. Vincent’s to partially collapse this week, and the buildings around it are still condemned and likely will be for weeks to come.
Gov. DeSantis did not disclose private flights, round of golf at Augusta National with wealthy donor: report
After Gov. Ron DeSantis was elected in 2018 but before he was sworn in, Florida’s governor took at least six undisclosed trips on private jets and accepted lodging and dining, according to a report by the Washington Post released on Thursday.
Trump, legal team must use secure facility to review classified evidence in documents case
A federal judge in the case charging Donald Trump with illegally hoarding top secret documents at his Florida estate has directed the former president to use a secure facility to review classified evidence and has sharply restricted his ability to discuss that information with others.
Pastor who emceed vigil after racist attack says it was a ‘mistake’ to offer Florida governor the mic
The pastor who emceed a vigil held one day after the racist attack at the Dollar General says he mistakenly offered Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis the microphone to speak at the event. Since then, the incident has caused controversy and Councilwoman Ju’Coby Pittman has endured criticism for her actions in response to the governor’s presence at the vigil as well.