Randy Roguski

Randy comes to Jacksonville from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, where as metro editor, he led investigative coverage of the Parkland school shooting that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for public service. He has spent more than 40 years in reporting and editing positions in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio and Florida. 

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The Latitude 360 entertainment venue operated near The Avenues mall. It closed in 2016. | News4Jax
2 days ago

Former Latitude 360 owner sent to prison over taxes

Brent Brown was sentenced to 30 months for failing to send the IRS money withheld from employees’ paychecks.…

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The Dames Point Bridge at sunset. | News4Jax
March 26, 2024

Dames Point Bridge protected against collision, mayor says

Protective “dolphins” around the Dames Point Bridge are meant to prevent a collapse like the one in Baltimore, says Mayor…

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Rents are rising quickly in Jacksonville, but the price is still a bargain compared with other areas.
March 25, 2024

Rents rising faster in Jacksonville than most of US

The asking price for an apartment in Jacksonville rose 8.2% in the past year, the sixth-largest increase among 50 cities…

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March 19, 2024

MAP | Where Trump won most handily on the First Coast

Former President Donald Trump smashed his competitors in the Republican presidential primary in Florida on Tuesday.…

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LGBTQ+ advocates gather before a Duval School Board meeting. | Claire Heddles, Jacksonville Today
March 12, 2024

Settlement reached over Florida’s parental rights law

The state settled a lawsuit over a law that critics call “Don’t Say Gay.” The settlement allows LGBTQ+ references in…

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March 11, 2024

Homebuying heats up in Northeast Florida

Increased activity in February is more typical of the spring buying season, according to the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors.…

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MOSH plans a 100,000-square-foot museum on the Northbank of Downtown Jacksonville.
March 7, 2024

Davis family donates $1.5 million for new MOSH museum

The money will go toward MOSH’s Genesis campaign, an effort to build a new, larger museum on the Northbank of…

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Deloris Barr Weaver
February 27, 2024

Delores Barr Weaver donates $61 million for nonprofits

The donation is the largest in the 60-year history of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida.…

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The Norwegian Gem will begin sailing from Jacksonville in November 2025. | Jaxport
February 6, 2024

Norwegian Gem will become Jax’s 2nd cruise ship

The Norwegian Gem will offer seasonal cruises — from November to April — to the Bahamas and the eastern Caribbean…

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An Emancipation Proclamation parade proceeds through St. Augustine circa 1922. | St. Augustine Historical Society
February 5, 2024

Visit St. Augustine unveils Black history app

Visit St. Augustine announced the app Monday in an effort to spotlight the extensive history of African-descended people in the…

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Work on the Shands Bridge has been completed. | The Jaxson
January 26, 2024

Shands Bridge to close for 3 weekends starting tonight

The bridge linking Clay and St. Johns counties will be closed for grating replacement.…

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The St. Johns River Ferry. | JTA
January 22, 2024

St. Johns River Ferry plans shutdown from Feb. 5-26.

The St. Johns River Ferry will shut down from Feb. 5 to 26 for maintenance and upgrades, according to the…

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MOSH is planning a $100 million museum on the Northbank in Downtown Jacksonville. | MOSH
January 11, 2024

MOSH hires new CEO from Georgia Aquarium

Alistair D.M. Dove will take over MOSH on Feb. 5 as the museum plans a dramatic expansion into new quarters…

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January 10, 2024

Buyers are finding more homes for sale in Northeast Florida

The number of homes on the market is up significantly, and they’re growing more affordable, according to the Northeast Florida…

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January 9, 2024

Breeze Airways adds service from Jax to San Diego

Flights from Jacksonville International Airport to San Diego will travel Wednesdays and Saturdays starting May 1.…

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January 8, 2024

First Coast schools close as severe storms approach

Baker, Clay, Duval and Nassau schools all plan to close. St. Johns County schools will dismiss an hour early.…

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Gemma Fish + Oyster is the second restaurant for husband and wife Mike and Brittany Cooney. | Gemma Fish + Oyster
December 19, 2023

Gemma Fish + Oyster opens Friday in San Marco

The restaurant at the East San Marco shopping center will include a 12-foot raw bar and a rooftop bar with…

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Lead image: The Phoenix Arts & Innovation District comprises 10 properties across 8.3 acres in the North Springfield neighborhood. It will begin with two properties at 2320 and 2336 N. Liberty St. | Jacksonville Daily Record
December 11, 2023

Phoenix Arts & Innovation District begins construction

The development, known as PHX JAX, will combine artist studios, gathering spaces, retail and restaurants in North Springfield.…

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December 5, 2023

Jacksonville man imprisoned for COVID relief fraud

Kenneth Steven Landers fradulently obtained $910,000 in COVID relief funds and used it for personal gain, including a Rolex watch…

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Former Jacksonville Jaguars running back Fred Taylor acknowledges the crowd as he is inducted into the Pride of the Jaguars on Sept. 30, 2012. | Phelan M. Ebenhack, AP
November 30, 2023

Former Jags star Fred Taylor joins soccer ownership group

Taylor, the Jaguars’ career rushing leader, joins fellow University of Florida alumnus Tim Tebow as an owner for JAXUSL.…

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An estimated 2,000 people attended an abortion rights rally in front of the Duval County Courthouse on May 4, 2022. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
November 30, 2023

UNF poll finds support for legal pot and abortion rights

Florida voters largely support proposed constitutional amendments to legalize recreational marijuana and to protect abortion rights, the poll shows.…

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A sign points to an open house in Fleming Island. | Randy Roguski, WJCT News 89.9
November 10, 2023

Homes are more costly than ever in Northeast Florida

Fewer homes are selling; they’re sitting on the market longer; and prices remain high, according to the Northeast Florida Association…

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Ability Housing has bought Riverton Tower Senior Center in Arlington. | Ability Housing
October 27, 2023

Nonprofit developer buys affordable housing in Arlington

Ability Housing bought Riverton Tower Senior Center for $500,000. The building includes 120 units of affordable rental housing for people…

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Northbound motorists approach Downtown Jacksonville on Interstate 95. | Bill Bortzfield, WJCT News 89.9
October 26, 2023

Jax drivers face one of the worst commutes in US

A study by Forbes Home found that Jacksonville has the third-worst commute in the country — behind only Nashville and…