Jim Piggott, News4JAX

Jim Piggott


Jacksonville, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Jim:

New tool to help JSO connect with kids; focus on community policing

There has been a call for Jacksonville sheriff office to focus on more community policing to fight violent crime. → Read More

‘We need your help’: Community group pleads for more teachers, urges Jacksonville residents to support property tax increase for raises

A local community group spoke out Friday in front of the Duval County School Board to encourage people to support raising property taxes for teacher raises. → Read More

QUESTION: What do you think about raising property taxes for teacher raises?

A local community group spoke out Friday in front of the Duval County School Board asking the community to support raising property taxes for teacher raises. → Read More

JFRD asks for money in next year’s budget to help pay for 94 additonal positions

The Jacksonville City Council on Thursday was going over how to spend over $1.5 billion of your tax dollars. → Read More

Community group calls for ‘yes’ vote to increase property tax, fund teacher raises, other needs

Low pay for veteran teachers and more than 500 teacher vacancies in Duval County Public Schools are just some reasons why a community group is now pushing for Jacksonville to vote “yes” to increase property taxes. → Read More

Vote by mail ballots being tabulated in Duval

Workers are opening vote by mail ballots Monday, counting and tabulating votes. → Read More

FPL, Clay Electric, other utility customers also feeling heat of high electric bills

We want to hear from Florida Power and Light, Clay Electric, and/or Beaches Energy customers. → Read More

Hot temperatures not the only factor leading to higher JEA bills

Many JEA customers are saying their latest electric bill doubled, and in some cases tripled, even though they are trying to conserve energy amid consecutive days of 90-degree temperatures. → Read More

2 COVID-19 testing sites in Jacksonville closing Friday

Two COVID-19 testing sites in Jacksonville will be shutting their doors this week. → Read More

‘Scene stabilized’ near Jacksonville Zoo, JSO says; sources say police K-9 was shot, person sped off & crashed

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said Friday evening that the scene at Busch Drive and Zoo Parkway has “been stabilized,” and that people who were asked to shelter in place can move about. → Read More

Let us know: Are you having trouble paying your JEA bill?

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – You might get a bit steamed when you open your electric bill and see you owe even more after all of these days of hot temperatures this temperature. We want to hear from you. Are you having trouble paying your JEA bill? Let us know in the form below. → Read More

Sheriff candidate T.K. Waters makes rare public appearance, answers single question

In about a month and a half – Jacksonville voters will go to the polls to elect a new sheriff. There are five candidates in the race. Four of them have been very out front with reporters in their campaigns. But one of the leading candidates – Republican T.K. Waters – appears to be avoiding our cameras. → Read More

Jacksonville Sheriff's candidates weigh in on the deadly police shooting of 25-year-old Akron man

A police shooting of a Black man in Ohio is sparking more talk around the country, about how officers use force. → Read More

Health officials are making a monkeypox vaccine available to people at risk

Health officials are taking more steps to slow the spread of monkeypox. They're now making a vaccine available to more people who could be at risk. → Read More

Jacksonville City Council gives zoning approval for new Sulzbacher men’s homeless center

Jacksonville is another step closer to moving the Sulzbacher Center from downtown to the Northside. → Read More

Supreme Court’s abortion ruling could galvanize voters on both sides

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade is expected to be a major influence in the upcoming midterm elections. → Read More

Times-Union says columnist Nate Monroe was under surveillance while covering attempted sale of JEA

Nate Monroe, a prominent Jacksonville columnist with the Florida Times-Union, was apparently put under surveillance by a consulting firm working for Florida Power and Light. It was over two years ago when FPL was the front-runner during the scandalous attempts to sell JEA. → Read More

City of Jacksonville could sell Jaguars owner Shad Khan more property for Shipyards development

Negotiations are underway. → Read More

Jacksonville’s new congressional boundaries are expected to favor Republicans. Here’s who’s running

News4JAX is taking a closer look at the redrawn congressional districts in North Florida. → Read More

Historic ‘Old Stanton’ High School to be renovated

An iconic downtown Jacksonville landmark that’s currently boarded up is about to get a makeover. → Read More