Steve Patterson, Florida Times-Union

Steve Patterson

Florida Times-Union

Jacksonville, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Steve:

Felony charges dropped as Middleburg couple take plea deal in U.S. Capitol riot case

Rachael Pert and Dana Joe Winn each pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor of entering and remaining in a restricted building. → Read More

Jacksonville's curbside recycling pickup is going away Monday. Here's how to deal with it.

The curbside recycling service in Jacksonville is being suspended so short-staffed waste haulers can focus on collecting trash and yard waste. → Read More

Jacksonville unemployment down to 4.3%, but state report shows smaller workforce

One measure the state uses counted 4,109 fewer people working in August than July, but another showed 1,400 more. → Read More

Jacksonville-area home prices fell slightly in August from prior month's peak

The $300,000 median price for August sales was down $5,000 from July but still extraordinary in Northeast Florida. → Read More

New COVID aid 'has not trickled down' to Jacksonville nonprofits, White House team is told

Where federal funds have gone was part of a talk with White House staffers who also raised issues involving food insecurity. → Read More

Florida Coastal School of Law loses bid to stay afloat by keeping federal tuition aid

“The closure may significantly jeopardize the dreams of hardworking students" but wasn't her choice, U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard said. → Read More

Judge removes public blackout of Capitol riot video showing St. Augustine man

A lawyer for St. Augustine resident John Steven Anderson argued the video "exposes the weakness" of federal charges against him. → Read More

Typical home price hits $301,000 in Northeast Florida as some builders slow production

An "affordability index" used by the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors dropped to its least affordable measure since 2006. → Read More

Former coastal manager with White House past hired for Jacksonville resiliency job

Anne Coglianese "will fill a crucial role," Mayor Lenny Curry says. → Read More

Spending to help protect Florida wildlife routes, some on First Coast, gets DeSantis' OK

The Florida Wildlife Corridors Act puts new priority on preserving undeveloped corridors of land animals use to cross the state. → Read More

10,000 find jobs around Jacksonville as area's unemployment drops to 4.2%

The 817,332 people working or looking for work were a larger number than in the past year and a half, showing people had returned to the workforce. → Read More

Judge in Jacksonville weighs injunction to stop aid for 'disadvantaged' minority farmers

The lawsuit in Jacksonville's federal court is one in a string of cases nationally challenging help for non-white farmers in the American Rescue Plan. → Read More

Neptune Beach man charged with violence in U.S. Capitol riot

Neptune Beach resident Daniel Paul Gray, 41, faces nine charges that together carry a potential sentence of up to 37 years in prison. → Read More

Genpact cutting 489 jobs in Jacksonville by summer, citing client's 'business changes'

Genpact opened its Jacksonville office in 2017 to handle mortgage processing for a single, unnamed client. → Read More

Jacksonville-area unemployment close to before pandemic, but 24,000 jobs still missing

The state's 4.4 percent unemployment estimate follows a recheck of 2020 figures that showed unemployment levels much lower in December. → Read More

10 more deaths, 201 cases reported in Northeast Florida on pandemic anniversary

Statewide, 5,065 new cases were reported on the anniversary of COVID-19's designation as a pandemic. → Read More

Another 5 COVID-19 deaths added in Northeast Florida as area nears 2,000 lost in pandemic

The numbers continued a decrease in new cases as the pandemic's death count in the region approached 2,000 lives lost. → Read More

Charged in U.S. Capitol riot, Orange Park man indicted on new gun charge

Adam Avery Honeycutt was indicted days after a prosecutor told a judge about guns and marijuana found when FBI agents arrested him at home. → Read More

Duval tops 1,000 COVID-19 deaths as Northeast Florida logs another 626 cases, 12 deaths

Duval County topped 1,000 COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, a grim milestone in Jacksonville's fight against the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

COVID vaccine coming to Winn-Dixie, Harveys stores across Florida next week

The stores' parent company is receiving 8,100 doses for use around Florida. → Read More