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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.
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  • Federal employees in the Jacksonville area are preparing for the impact of the government shutdown. Our Washington Insider Jamie Dupree says the furlough resulting  from the government shutdown means non-essential personnel in the federal workforce are not working. Jamie says, generally, Congress will act to give these employees back pay once a budget or short-term spending plan is passed. News 104.5 WOKV is updating a list of the agencies and impacts that are expected locally.  As we receive confirmation we will provide updates here.  Among the agencies we are working to hear from include the FAA and Federal Court.   U.S. Navy Civilian employees who are not-exempt from a furlough would not be able to work until a short-term resolution or budget is passed.  Locally that would impact thousands of people in Navy Region Southeast. The precise number is not clear.   A spokesperson for Navy Region Southeast says they are providing clear guidance to employees as they get it. Naval Hospital Jacksonville and their five branch health clinics continue to meet operational requirements, so hours of operation, appointment lines, and TRICARE Nurse Advice Line remain open. You may see longer than usual wait times for routine and preventive care and prescriptions because of the civilian furloughs. Army Corps of Engineers  Employees were still told to report to work Monday, in order to execute orderly shutdown activities. They are assessing any potential impact to ongoing projects. National Weather Service Meteorologist in Charge Scott Cordero says the National Weather Service is considered ‘essential personnel’ so there would not be a local impact. National Park Service The Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas Visitor’s Center are closed because of the shutdown. Unlike the last shutdown in 2013, the grounds at these facilities are not be restricted from the public. You are, therefore, able to get on the lawn around the Castillo and the beaches at the Fort, just not in the physical structures themselves. FBI Jacksonville FBI Jacksonville says all agents and support personnel in field offices, including Jacksonville, are considered exempt from furlough, because their operations are directed toward national security and violation of federal law.
  • Authorities are investigating after receiving reports Monday morning of a shooting at a high school in Texas, the Ellis County Sheriff's Office confirmed. >> Read more trending news
  • 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.  “Thirty five years ago John Coleman and others founded The Weather Channel to answer a demand for around-the-clock weather information,” the network said in a statement. “We will forever appreciate his vision that we continue to this day as the demand for severe weather coverage and hyper-local forecasting is at an all-time high.” The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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