First Coast News

Nassau County teen in running for 'Best Mullet in America'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The primary election in the state of Florida is next Tuesday, but a Florida teenager is currently in a nationwide election, and he could use your vote!. It's business in the front and party in the back for Hilliard teenager Fisher Monds, who is currently a finalist in the teen division of the USA Mullet Championships.
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Bradford County deputy resigns after traffic stop of Jacksonville mother was captured on camera by her children

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Bradford County Sheriff's deputy has resigned after video of a woman being handcuffed during a traffic stop was posted to social media on Wednesday. The Bradford County Sheriff's Office said they saw the video on social media, leading them to pull the dashcam video of the incident. Law enforcement reviewed the video and determined the incident was inappropriate and did not follow their policies.

Jacksonville sheriff’s candidate T.K. Waters responds to questions about his voter registration address

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — *The above video is from a previous report. Jacksonville sheriff's candidate TK Waters responded to a story published in The Tributary questioning the legitimacy of his voter registration information. The story noted that Waters is registered in a Nocatee precinct even though his campaign says he lives on Jacksonville's Northside.

Florida Theatre hosts annual 'Blue, Brews and BBQ' benefit

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Thursday, the Florida Theatre is hosting its annual 'Blues, Brews and BBQ' event. This year the event will be held both inside and outside. “We’re closing Newnan street which runs along the theatre and we’re going to have an outdoor barn yard there with additional bbq and some games to play," Florida Theatre President Numa Saisselin said.

Jacksonville environmentalists push for 100% renewable energy by 2050

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Environmental advocates are teaming up in Jacksonville with the goal of getting the city and JEA to commit to using more renewable energy. They want the city to run on 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. You can join the conversation on Thursday evening in the first meeting for River Rising: Brewing Up Solutions, a new series put on by St. Johns Riverkeeper’s Water Policy Group. It starts at 6:00 p.m. at Aardwolf Brewing Company in San Marco.

St. Johns County Public School parents accuse district's dress code policy of targeting female students

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — It’s been over a year since the St. Johns County School District approved a new dress code policy for students. The district said it’s transitioned towards a gender-neutral style of dress code which gives students more opportunity to dress how they please, but parents are accusing the policy of targeting female students.