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    Leonard Fournette, the rookie Jacksonville Jaguars running back, was overcome with emotion after his team lost to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game. >> WATCH: Referees' controversial call kept Patriots close in AFC title game >> PHOTOS: Patriots beat Jaguars to win AFC Championship Game Fournette, who had 76 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries Sunday, appeared to be distraught after the game. On Twitter, reporters began to document the running back breaking down, but then a heartwarming moment emerged. >> Read more trending news  >> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news  Cameras captured New England Patriots' defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois going out of his way to hold up the upset running back and offer some words of presumed encouragement. >> Click here to watch Read more here.
  • Tom Brady shook off a hand injury and threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Danny Amendola with 2:48 remaining, rallying the New England Patriots back to the Super Bowl with a 24-20 comeback victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC championship Sunday.Brady, wearing a black bandage on his right hand, showed no signs of being hampered. And, with the game — and possibly the season — on the line, the Patriots star came up big again.Brady finished 26 of 38 for 290 yards and two touchdowns for the Patriots (15-3), who'll play the winner of Sunday night's game between Minnesota and Philadelphia in Minneapolis on Feb. 4.The Jaguars (12-7) led 20-10 early in the fourth quarter, but couldn't hold against the defending champions.___More AP NFL: https://pro32.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL
  • Hundreds of Jaguars fans came out to EverBank Field to give the team a big sendoff ahead of their games against the Patriots. Leonard Fournette was all smiles when he came out to greet the crowd. Pure joy out here as Leonard Fournette walks out to the crowd @ActionNewsJax #jaguars pic.twitter.com/Nva4v0Hxnt — Brittney Donovan (@brittneyANjax) January 20, 2018 “Getting ready to represent Duval, that’s all,” Fournette said. Crowd gets rowdy for @_fournette at Everbank Field for #Jaguars sendoff @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/oBCE5xsjHR — Brittney Donovan (@brittneyANjax) January 20, 2018 Telvin Smith also gave out high fives as the crowd cheered him on. “I’m stoked. Excited. Pumped. I can’t even explain it,” fan Samuel Clermont said. Ken Bailey and his two kids showed their support with teal face paint. “Everywhere we go it’s Duval til we die, throughout the whole blood line,” Bailey said. Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and his wife Molly walked into EverBank to join the team on the bus.  Security guard tells me this is the biggest sendoff crowd he’s seen #jaguars @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/Qp3KwUaQBa — Brittney Donovan (@brittneyANjax) January 20, 2018 “It’s great to see how the entire city has come together to support our guys,” Curry said of the crowd. The crowd chanted: “Super Bowl. Super Bowl,” as Jaguars Executive Vice President Tom Coughlin and the players boarded buses. We’ve already seen Blake Bortles and a few others. No Jalen Ramsey yet #Jaguars @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/XTqFPRtYGe — Brittney Donovan (@brittneyANjax) January 20, 2018  As they headed to Foxborough, local businesses were gearing up for Sunday. “It’s not just a trickle of fans; it’s a big wave of people coming out to support,” Bronson Olympia, taproom manager at Intuition Ale Works, said. Olympia took Action News Jax reporter Brittney Donovan inside Intuition’s cooler to show just how many kegs the taproom has ready for Sunday’s game. “We pretty much almost doubled our production just in these kegs for that day,” he said. Main and Six Brewing Co. Co-founder Dennis Espinosa says the Main Street brewery will also have more beer and staff on hand after a big turnout last Sunday. Blake Bortles walking into Everbank Field @ActionNewsJax #jaguars pic.twitter.com/l1IBmlMwZ6 — Brittney Donovan (@brittneyANjax) January 20, 2018 “The Jaguars being in the playoffs have helped us in our Sundays the last 3 weeks,” Espinosa said. “It’s all hands on deck.” Jaguars fans tell Action News Jax no matter where they plan to watch the game, they’re all hoping for one thing. “We know we’re taking it to the Super Bowl. Ramsey already told us,” David Brackenridge said. “I hope we blow them out so I don’t get too emotional during the game,” Adam Gildemeister said. These #jaguars fans are pumped @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/1cdLAhOk7y — Brittney Donovan (@brittneyANjax) January 20, 2018 #Jaguars sendoff at Everbank Field @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/iGRy2xEe3K — Brittney Donovan (@brittneyANjax) January 20, 2018 And they’re off! #jaguars headed to Foxborough @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/bpsfoeRKVW — Brittney Donovan (@brittneyANjax) January 20, 2018 Check out this tattoo Kelly Allen got on Thursday. He has zero doubts #jaguars @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/G9fqgXaipu — Brittney Donovan (@brittneyANjax) January 20, 2018 We got Teal Man out here @ActionNewsJax #jaguars pic.twitter.com/MPgvzlB8WX — Brittney Donovan (@brittneyANjax) January 20, 2018 Ken Bailey and his kids are pumped for tomorrow’s game #jaguars @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/D2gAqMsMu8 — Brittney Donovan (@brittneyANjax) January 20, 2018 Got a lot of longtime #jaguars fans out here supporting their team @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/aXCNNdcn9O — Brittney Donovan (@brittneyANjax) January 20, 2018 A lot of excitement at Everbank Field as fans prepare to give #jaguars a big send off @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/FRV7UgDgpJ — Brittney Donovan (@brittneyANjax) January 20, 2018
  • New documents suggest the man charged in a local teen's murder may have victimized at least one other child locally. Ronnie Hyde was arrested last March for the murder of 16-year-old Fred Laster. The teen's dismembered body was found in Lake City in 1994. In a notice filed this week, prosecutors say that “on multiple occasions between 1992 and 1994, at various locations within Duval County, Florida, the Defendant committed acts of ‘child molestation’...” The alleged victim was said to be a male between 12 and 16 years old. “They’re trying to introduce that evidence as an indication that he normally behaves this way,” said Action News Jax law and safety expert Dale Carson . The state says the alleged victim will testify, and that investigators seized lewd images of boys from Hyde’s Jax Beach home. Hyde was also charged with 12 counts of possession of child pornography.  Carson said whether these new details are true or not, it won’t be easy for prosecutors to tie it in with Laster’s murder. “That information might be admissible in a child pornography case, but it’s questionable to whether it would be admissible in a homicide case, because there’s no connection,” he said. Carson expects Hyde’s defense to ask that the homicide and child pornography charges be tried separately. Hyde is due back in court for a pre-trial hearing on Feb. 27.
  • As much of the nation deals with a widespread flu season-- Florida is no different. The Florida Department of Health says flu activity is high statewide and continues to increase, with those increases observed in all regions.  The department says since the start of the 2017-2018 flu season, there have been 107 total outbreaks of the flu and a flu-like illness. This is more outbreaks than what's usually seen at this time in flu season.  According to the health department stats, nearly all of the outbreaks, 94%, have been in facilities that serve people a higher risk for flu complications, such as children and adults, 65 and older, like schools and healthcare facilities.  Duval and Baker counties are among those experiencing recent outbreaks.  In Duval County, the health department says a nursing and rehabilitation center reported 4 residents with a flu-like illness, which then tested positive for influenza A. Two long-term care facilities also reported a combined 15 individuals with flu-like illnesses. One group later tested positive for influenza B; the investigation into the other illness is still ongoing.  Meanwhile, in Baker County, outbreaks of a flu-like illness have been reported at a health care facility and a long-term care facility, involving a combined total of 15 people. Testing is ongoing in both cases.  With all of these recent outbreaks, the department of health says you should get a flu shot if you haven't already.  If you do get sick, it's recommended that you stay home until you're fever-free for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medication.
  • A woman died Friday after falling from the balcony of a room on the Jacksonville-based Carnival Elation cruise ship. The woman fell from the balcony to several decks below, Carnival said in a statement. Carnival Elation departed Jacksonville on Thursday for a four-day cruise to the Bahamas. Carnival sent the following statement to Action News Jax: .@CarnivalCruise confirms woman died today after falling from balcony aboard Jacksonville-based Carnival Elation @ActionNewsJax @WOKVNews pic.twitter.com/1anriQWt1g — Lorena Inclán (@LorenaANjax) January 19, 2018 'Early this morning a guest fell from her balcony to several decks below. The ship’s medical team responded immediately, but, unfortunately, she passed away. The incident was reported to all proper authorities and CARE Team support was offered to fellow travelers and her family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the deceased and her family. Carnival Elation departed Jacksonville Jan. 18 on a four-day cruise to the Bahamas.
  • The week started with a little trash talk from the underdog . The rest of it was dominated by speculation about a certain 40-year-old quarterback's injured throwing hand .Plenty of intrigue for when the Jaguars and Patriots meet in Sunday's AFC championship game?New England (14-3), the defending Super Bowl champion, is favored heading into its seventh straight conference title game. But the polished veneer it normally displays at this time of year is showing flecks of imperfection after Tom Brady injured his right hand during practice.The injury kept Brady limited in workouts to begin the week and caused him to sit out practice entirely on Thursday.Brady has never missed a playoff start during his 18-year career that includes four Super Bowl MPV honors. He said a bit contentiously only 'We'll see' on Friday when asked if he would play Sunday.He wore red gloves and responded to other questions about the hand's status by saying 'I'm not talking about that.'The Patriots' top-ranked offense will need another signature performance from Brady against the Jaguars' second-ranked defense .Jacksonville (12-6), trying to earn a trip to its first Super Bowl, has scored eight defensive touchdowns this season, three more than any other team. That's the most defensive touchdowns in a season by one team since the 2012 Bears.Brady has faced a top-2 scoring defense in the playoffs three times, going 3-0 with a passer rating of 100-plus in each game.Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell said their respect for Brady is high. Then he dismissed the notion that anyone in Jacksonville felt like the Jags were simply playing with 'house money' after surprising Pittsburgh in the divisional round.'We have earned the right to be here,' he said. 'We have put a lot of time and effort in, so this is an opportunity we feel like we deserve and we have prepared for. I can honestly say I expected to be here.'Jacksonville also will be up against history: The Patriots have won the past seven meetings with the Jaguars and two straight in the postseason. Since Jacksonville entered the NFL in 1995, it is 1-10 against the Patriots, including playoff games.'We are going to go out and there do everything possible to stay alive and earn the right to be in the Super Bowl,' Campbell said. 'They say you have to beat the best to be the best, so I can't wait to get out there and try.'Quarterback Blake Bortles, who has been the subject of criticism at times during his career , said Sunday isn't about trying to prove anyone wrong.'I don't think so. Personally, I do not care,' he said.Here are some things to watch for:FOURNETTE'S HEALTH: Jaguars rookie RB Leonard Fournette said he is feeling 'good' after he was rear-ended in what authorities say was a minor three-car crash early in the week.Fournette ran for 109 yards and three touchdowns against the Steelers despite reinjuring his right ankle in the first half. It was his most productive game in three months.'I feel good in spite of the ankle and stuff,' Fournette said. 'Just taking care of my body, but overall I feel good.'BULLETIN BOARD MATERIAL? All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey caused a stir when he told thousands of fans awaiting the team's return after their win over the Steelers that the Jaguars 'are going to the Super Bowl and we are going to win that (expletive).'Asked about Ramsey's comment, Patriots special teams captain Matt Slater said Ramsey has reason to show confidence.'He should be confident, because he is very, very good,' Slater said. 'The good Lord made that guy, and he said, 'Let there be corner.' And there he is. I'd be confident if I were him as well.'CONTAINING GRONK: Coach Doug Marrone has seen plenty of Rob Gronkowski dating back to his stint as Buffalo's head coach. His approach to trying to slow down a tight end he calls a 'nightmare' of a matchup hasn't changed much.'Hope they do not throw him the football. Hope he drops it,' Marrone said. 'There is no secret formula. I'd like to watch a game where someone has been able to do it. He is going to make his plays and you hope those plays don't end up killing you.'In his past six postseason games, Gronk has 512 yards receiving and seven touchdowns. He is looking for his seventh playoff game in a row with a TD catch.SIZING THEM UP: Brandin Cooks is used to being underestimated because of his size. So the 5-foot-10 Patriots receiver isn't worried about matching up against the taller players in Jacksonville's secondary.Both Jaguars starting cornerbacks, Ramsey and A.J. Bouye, are listed at 6-foot-1 and 6-0 respectively.'I mean, you go and play,' Cooks said. 'We're not talking measurements at this point in the season, you know?'Cooks said Bouye he's gotten better since he faced him during joint practices this summer.'At the end of the day, they're physical. And that's how they play,' Cooks said. 'And they use that to their strength. So we gotta be ready to be able to match that physicality.'___AP Sports Writer Mark Long in Jacksonville, Florida, contributed to his report.___For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFL

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  • Police in Henry County searched a hotel in McDonough on Monday morning after getting reports of an armed man at the hotel. >> Read more trending news
  • We are learning more about the California home where police say 13 siblings were kept in subhuman conditions by their parents.  >> Watch the news report here Although the children in the home, ages 2 to 29, were only allowed to bathe twice a year and eat once a day, they were allowed to write in journals, authorities said. District Attorney Mike Hestrin said in a press conference that the children kept hundreds of journals, and he believes they will be “very significant” in the upcoming court case, the Desert Sun reports. Hestrin added that he thinks the journals will provide “strong evidence of what occurred in that home.” >> Parents accused of holding their 13 children captive appear in court Researchers are also interested in the journals as they detail the firsthand accounts of the alleged abuse. One academic told the Desert Sun: “There is a good chance that being able to write may have kept them sane. In an interesting way, this may have helped them come to terms with the bizarre world they lived in.” He even compared them to the journals kept by Anne Frank. >> Dogs found in perfect condition in home where 13 siblings held captive The journals could prove valuable for prosecutors as they might provide evidence that could be used to cross-examine the parents, David and Louise Turpin. The Turpins are facing life in prison for a series of charges, including torture. >> Read more trending news  The journals have not been made public, and law enforcement officials are currently in the process of reviewing them. The conditions in the home were unimaginable, authorities said. The children reportedly were beaten and chained to furniture. Neighbors recalled seeing them marching during the night. They were discovered when one girl escaped and managed to find a police officer, authorities said. Read more here.
  • John Coleman, who helped found and develop The Weather Channel, died Saturday at his home in Las Vegas. He was 83. >> Read more trending news Coleman, a longtime weatherman, innovated the position when he started at Good Morning America, according to the Washington Post.  Coleman started The Weather Channel in 1981 with Joseph D’Aleo. Coleman left the network and continued forecasting on stations in New York and Chicago. He last worked in San Diego until he retired in 2014, according to the Washington Post.  The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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