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    Over the past nine years, the Jacksonville Jaguars hadn’t experienced a winning season or the playoffs. The closest they had gotten was an 8-8 finish in 2010. But with the victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday, and the assurance they will be involved in a NFL postseason football game for the first time since 2007, the team is still fighting for two very big reasons: playoff seeding and a division championship.  The Jaguars can win their first division championship in 17 seasons with a victory next Sunday when they head to San Francisco to face the 49ers, or with a Tennessee Titans loss against the L.A. Rams. Jacksonville also finds themselves only one game from the best record in the AFC. After New England’s victory over Pittsburgh on Sunday night, both teams are now 11-3, with the Patriots holding the top spot and the Steelers in the two seed. If Jacksonville can win out, and either New England or Pittsburgh lose once, NFL tiebreaking rules will come into play to see who will get a first round playoff bye as a top two seed. Kickoff for the next Jags game will be at 4:05 pm on Sunday. It will air on CBS 47.
  • Sunday is another big game for the Jacksonville Jaguars that not only has a potential effect on the AFC South Divisional race, but also for the Jaguars playoff seeding. The Jags host the Houston Texans at Everbank Field, and at 9-4, they will be looking to come out on top again, after winning the first match-up between the two teams in Week 1 of the season, 29-7.  Jacksonville will be relying on their strong defense to set the tone.  The Jaguars defense lead the NFL in points allowed per game (15.5), total points allowed (202), passing yards allowed per game (174.2) and overall sacks (47).  With already a seemingly big order on the Houston Texans plate facing this Jacksonville defense, they bring their own woes at quarterback for Sunday’s game.  Rookie Deshaun Watson is already out with an ACL injury, and backup Tom Savage is out as well after suffering a concussion during last week’s contest against San Francisco. That leaves third string quarterback T.J. Yates the unenviable tasks of figuring out a way to crack the Jaguars defensive code. Playoff wise, with a Jags win and a Patriots loss to the Steelers this weekend, they will be tied with New England for the second seed with two games to go.   If the Patriots were to win their game against the Steelers, and the Jaguars earn a win too, that would put the Jags just a game out of the top overall seed for the conference with two games left in the season. Kickoff is at 1pm on FOX.
  • This December has been a complete turnaround for Blake Bortles and the Jacksonville Jaguars. In his first three seasons with the team, Jacksonville only won three games in the month of December. Now, ahead of the matchup against Houston on Sunday, the Jaguars find themselves just one win away from matching that total in the 2017 season alone.  A big reason for the turnaround is the vaunted Jaguars defense.  Another piece to the December success is Bortles’ play. Over the first two weeks of December, Bortles has completed 71 percent of his passes, averaging over 9 yards per completion. In that same time, he has thrown four touchdowns while avoiding turning the ball over, having no interceptions. In that same time the Jaguars offensive line have only allowed one sack.   All of these things have worked together to give Jacksonville the outright lead in the AFC South at 9-4, and a 2-0 record in the month of December for the first time since the 2013 season. Bortles and Jacksonville will try to continue their win streak this Sunday at Everbank against the Houston Texans.
  • This morning the NFL announced that Jacksonville Jaguars Wideout Jaydon Mickens is the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his play during the Jaguars Week 14 game against the Seattle Seahawks. Mickens had a 72-yard punt return which help set up a Leonard Fournette touchdown and increased the Jaguars lead to 24-10.  This is the second time this season that Mickens has earned the honor, first winning the award after a Week 9 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals.  Mickens is currently averaging 13.1 yards per punt return. That is second in the league.
  • Construction will have the I-95 southbound ramp to the east beltway closed tonight starting at 8 p.m.  This is a part of the Florida Department of Transportation improvement project on three ramps at the interchange that began in December of last year, and is expected to be completed by this spring.Construction on the I-95 SB ramp to the I-295 E Beltway starts tonight at 8 p.m. pic.twitter.com/o8KtEZfyhk— Brian Middleton (@TheBroadcastDon) Crews will be replacing two bridge expansion joints, which absorb movement caused by high traffic volumes and other weather events. The roadwork is set to run until 5:30 a.m. on Thursday. Traffic will be detoured onto Phillips Hwy.
  • Improvements to the Main Street Bridge will be suspended for this weekend because of the 10th Annual DONNA National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer races happening both downtown and at the beaches.The improvements include replacement of mechanical components, traffic gates, and other key areas of the bridge. Previously scheduled traffic shifts and lane closures will continue through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., but will stop on Friday in order to lower the potential impact to the event. @MainStBridge improvements are taking a backseat to the 26.2 with Donna race this weekend. #WokvTraffic pic.twitter.com/6XkhZcGQVW — Brian Middleton (@TheBroadcastDon) February 8, 2017
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  • Months before authorities said he walked into a Florida high school and killed 17 people, Nikolas Cruz was reportedly filmed shooting what appears to be a BB gun in his backyard. >> See the video here According to CNN, the video appears to show Cruz, the 19-year-old police say was behind Wednesday's deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, pointing a BB gun outside his house. The person in the video waves the replica weapon around, aims and shoots toward the fence surrounding the house. >> VIDEO: Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz shown fighting students in 2016 The footage is thought to have been taken by a neighbor in October 2017. >> Florida school shooting: Teacher of the year's emotional Facebook post goes viral Cruz reportedly has a history of disturbing behavior. According to police reports obtained by CNN, Cruz was accused of being violent toward his late adoptive mother, who once told Broward County sheriff’s deputies that Cruz had expressed an interest in obtaining a gun and cut his arms 'for attention.' Classmates also said Cruz was abusive toward his ex-girlfriend, the New York Post reported. >> Read more trending news  The Federal Bureau of Investigation was previously alerted to Cruz and threats he allegedly made online, including one about wanting to carry out a school shooting. Read more here.
  • An Uber Eats driver who police said shot and killed a customer in Atlanta turned himself in Monday afternoon and claims he acted in self-defense, his attorney said. >> Watch the news report here Only WSB-TV's Tom Jones was there when Robert Bivines, 37, arrived at the jail with his attorney. The Atlanta Police Department's Homicide Unit secured an arrest warrant for felony murder on Monday. The shooting happened at a condominium on Pharr Road in Buckhead on Saturday night. Police said Ryan Thornton ordered food from Uber Eats, and the driver delivered the food around 11:30 p.m. Authorities said words were exchanged between Thornton and the driver. >> PREVIOUS STORY: Uber Eats driver accused of killing customer turns himself in The Uber Eats driver then shot the 30-year-old, police said. Thornton died at Grady Memorial Hospital.  Bivines' attorney, Jackie Patterson, calls this a case of self-defense. 'This is a case where my client had no choice but to defend himself,' he said. Patterson said Thornton was irate about the amount of time it took for his food to arrive. He said Thornton was aggressive, and as Bivines walked away, Thornton made a threatening move.  'He turned around, put his hand in his pocket and said, 'I'm going to [expletive] you up,'' Patterson said. Patterson said Bivines was afraid to wait to see what Thornton had in his pocket, so he said he defended himself. Jones asked Patterson why his client, who had only been on the job less than a week, didn't just drive away. >> Read more trending news  'You can't drive away when someone is coming at you with your window down,' Patterson said. Bivines will be taken to the Fulton County Jail. He will have a first appearance before a judge Tuesday. Uber sent WSB-TV a statement Monday saying Bivens no longer has access to the app: “We are shocked and saddened by this senseless act of violence and our hearts go out to Ryan’s friends and family. We have been working with the Atlanta Police Department, and the driver can no longer access the app” A spokesperson for Uber told WSB-TV that Bivens passed a background check. Bivens was an Uber Eats delivery partner only and did not drive passengers. Uber is working with the Atlanta Police Department on this investigation. Morehouse College sent the following statement:  'The Morehouse College community is mourning the passing of Ryan Thornton who was was shot Saturday in Atlanta after ordering a late dinner from UberEATS, according to police reports. 'Thornton, 30, was a recent graduate of Morehouse College. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in May 2017, and had started a new job. 'Morehouse faculty, staff, and administrators on Monday were shocked and saddened by the news of Thornton’s death. Employees in Morehouse College’s admissions office said they worked closely with Thornton and described him as being friendly, hard-working, and determined to become a Morehouse Man.  'President David A. Thomas said that the Morehouse community stands at the ready to support Thornton’s family during this difficult time. “ ‘The loss of another young life to gun violence is tragic,' Thomas said. 'Ryan was an ambitious student with so much promise. He was well-respected by his peers and highly regarded by his professors. We at Morehouse College will keep Ryan's family in our thoughts and prayers.’ ”
  • Years before he was accused of killing one of his Uber Eats customers in Atlanta this past weekend, Robert Bivines had been arrested on aggravated assault charges in DeKalb County, Georgia, according to jail records.  >> Uber Eats driver accused of shooting, killing customer claims self-defense, attorney says But the nearly decade-old offense wouldn’t have been flagged by Uber’s driver pre-screening process because it only tracks criminal records as far back as seven years, according to the company’s website. Potential employees are subject to a driving history screening and, if cleared, undergo a criminal background check in national, state and local databases, according to the Uber website. The company said Bivines passed a background check and had been with the delivery company for only a week before the deadly shooting.  >> On MyAJC.com: Court upholds young mother’s conviction for killing newborn “We are shocked and saddened by this senseless act of violence and our hearts go out to (Ryan Thornton’s) friends and family,” Uber Eats said in a statement. “We have been working with the Atlanta Police Department, and the driver can no longer access the app.” Details of the 2009 assault case were not immediately available Monday, but Bivines pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of battery in May 2010, according to court records.  >> On MyAJC.com: R. Kelly evicted from N. Fulton homes, owes $30K, court documents show He was sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to have no contact with his victim. Bivines was also banned from the five-county metropolitan area. Online court records do not indicate how long the ban was enforced.  Bivines, 36, turned himself in Monday afternoon, two days after Atlanta police say he shot and killed Thornton, a recent Morehouse College graduate, after delivering food to the 30-year-old’s Pharr Court South condominium. The shooting was caught on surveillance video.  About 10:45 p.m. Saturday, Thornton placed an order with Tin Lizzy’s on Piedmont Road through the Uber Eats app, according to an Atlanta police report. Bivines was listed as the delivery driver.  “The victim went down to meet the driver, received his order and began walking away from the vehicle,” Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos said in a statement. “As the victim was walking away, it appears words may have been exchanged between he and the delivery driver.”  Thornton went back to Bivines’ car, and that’s when things turned deadly.  Atlanta police said four shots were fired through the passenger-side window. Bullets landed in Thornton’s torso.  >> Uber Eats driver accused of killing customer turns himself in As Thornton fell to the ground, Bivines drove away in his white Volkswagen, police said. Thornton called his girlfriend, who administered aid. He was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital.  Thornton graduated from Morehouse in May 2017 with a political science degree and had recently started a new job, a spokeswoman for the school, D. Aileen Dodd, said in a statement. While there, he worked closely with those in the admission’s office, who described him as “friendly, hard-working and determined to become a Morehouse Man.”  Morehouse President David A. Thomas said the college “stands at the ready to support Thornton’s family during this difficult time.” “Ryan was an ambitious student with so much promise. He was well-respected by his peers and highly regarded by his professors,” Thomas said. “We at Morehouse College will keep Ryan's family in our thoughts and prayers.” >> Read more trending news  Bivines’ attorney, Jackie Patterson, said the surveillance video doesn’t tell the full story.  Patterson told WSB-TV that Thornton — upset about the delivery time — threatened his client and motioned toward his pockets: “My client had no choice but to defend himself.”  Bivines is due in court at 11 a.m. Tuesday. 
  • An Uber Eats driver who police said shot and killed a customer turned himself in Monday afternoon. >> Read more trending news According to WSB-TV, Robert Bivens, 37, arrived at the jail with his attorney. The Atlanta Police Department's Homicide Unit secured an arrest warrant for felony murder Monday. The shooting happened Saturday night at a condominium on Pharr Road in Buckhead, Georgia. Police said Ryan Thornton ordered food from Uber Eats and the driver delivered the food around 11:30 p.m. At some point, authorities said words were exchanged between Thornton and the driver. The Uber Eats driver then shot the 30-year-old, police said. Thornton died at Grady Memorial Hospital.  Uber said in a statement on Monday, saying Bivens no longer has access to the app: “We are shocked and saddened by this senseless act of violence and our hearts go out to Ryan’s friends and family. We have been working with the Atlanta Police Department, and the driver can no longer access the app.” A spokesperson for Uber told WSB-TV Bivens passed a background check and had only been an Uber Eats driver for about a week. Bivens was an Uber Eats delivery partner only and did not drive passengers. Uber is working closely with the Atlanta Police Department on this investigation.
  • The man allegedly behind the fatal Florida high school shooting apparently has a disturbing past that is coming to light. A school fight that was captured on camera a little more than a year ago is the latest development. >> Click here to watch Authorities said 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Cruz was formerly a member of the school’s JROTC program before being expelled. >> Florida school shooting: Teacher of the year's emotional Facebook post goes viral A September 2016 video shared by ABC News shows Cruz wearing a white shirt and khakis while fighting with other students. Cruz was reportedly handed a two-day suspension following the incident. >> Family who took in Nikolas Cruz: 'We just didn't know' According to ABC, the fight was one of five documented incidents that caused school administrators to expel Cruz, mandating his transfer to another high school in February 2017. >> WATCH: Florida school shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez slams politicians, NRA in emotional speech Another incident that reportedly contributed to Cruz’s expulsion was his alleged fight with his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend. Cruz was allegedly abusive toward her before they broke up. >> Read more trending news  The massacre at the high school marked the 25th U.S. school shooting in which someone was killed since the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School.

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