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Storms to threaten The Rolling Stones tailgate, dry for show 

Storms to threaten The Rolling Stones tailgate, dry for show 

Today will be hot and humid with highs in the lower to mid 90’s inland and near 90 at the coast. There will be scattered afternoon thunderstorms today. Feels-like temps will once again be 100-103 inland and 100+ at the coast.  Showers and storms may dampen some early tailgaters for The Rolling Stones concert (2-5 pm).  Showers and any thunderstorms should either be out of Duval County or loosing steam by 6 pm.  CONTEST:  Pick what song you want to hear The Stones play This weekend the heat and humidity stick around with highs in the mid 90’s with only a few widely scattered showers and storms. The mid 90’s hang around on Monday.  INDEPTH:  What you need to know if you are going to the concert

Iran denies Trump claim that US destroyed Iranian drone

Iran denies Trump claim that US destroyed Iranian drone

Iran on Friday denied President Donald Trump's claim that a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone near the Persian Gulf in another escalation of tensions between the two countries less than a month after Trump nearly launched an airstrike. The Iranian military said all its drones had returned safely to their bases and denied there was any confrontation with a U.S. vessel the previous day. The country's Revolutionary Guard said on its website it would release before-and-after images from the drone — it did not say when — to prove it was not destroyed. 'We have not lost any drone in the Strait of Hormuz nor anywhere else,' tweeted Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi. The strategically vital strait is at the mouth of the Persian Gulf and serves as the passageway for one-fifth of all global crude exports, and oil prices ticked upward Friday on the news. Trump on Thursday said the USS Boxer took action after an Iranian drone closed to within 1,000 yards of the warship and ignored commands to stay away. The president accused Iran of 'provocative and hostile' action and said the U.S. acted in self-defense. Neither Trump nor the Pentagon spelled out how the Boxer destroyed the drone. CNN reported that the ship used electronic jamming to bring it down rather than hitting it with a missile. On June 20, Iran shot down an American drone in the same waterway, and Trump came close to retaliating but called off an airstrike at the last moment. The Revolutionary Guard said the Iranian drone on Thursday had been carrying out regular surveillance when the USS Boxer arrived, and transmitted photos of the ship. The Guard said its forces continue to carefully monitor all movements of foreigners — especially 'the terrorist forces' of the U.S. and the British in the strait and the Gulf. After Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal with world powers last year and imposed economic sanctions against Tehran, the Iranians have pushed back on the military front in recent weeks, with Washington accusing Tehran of threatening American forces and interests in Iraq and in the Gulf. Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, suggested in New York as he arrived for a meeting at the United Nations that Iran could immediately ratify an agreement to allow broader inspections of its nuclear facilities by U.N. inspectors if the U.S. dropped its sanctions. China urged Washington to consider the offer, calling it 'a positive signal that Iran is willing to seek a compromise solution.' The Pentagon said Thursday's incident happened in international waters while the Boxer was entering the Gulf. The Boxer is among several U.S. Navy ships in the area, including the USS Abraham Lincoln, an aircraft carrier that has been operating in the North Arabian Sea for weeks in response to rising tensions. The Iranians and Americans have had close encounters in the Strait of Hormuz in the past, and it is not unprecedented for Iran to fly a drone near a U.S. warship. Zarif blamed Washington for the escalation and accused the Trump administration of 'trying to starve our people' and 'deplete our treasury' through sanctions. ___ Rising reported from Berlin. Associated Press writers Darlene Superville, Robert Burns and Deb Riechmann in Washington, Barry Hatton in Lisbon, Ian Phillips in New York, Ken Moritsugu in Beijing and Carlo Piovano in London contributed to this report.

JSO: Missing girls found safe in Clay County

JSO: Missing girls found safe in Clay County

UPDATE:  Jacksonville Police has found the missing girls who were the center of a Missing Child Alert activated late Thursday night. Police say the two girls were found safe together in Clay County. According to JSO, the case is being worked as a recovery of runaways. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office says both girls are being spoken with.    ===ORIGINAL STORY:  The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has issued a Missing Child Alert 11-year-old  Addison Terry.  JSO had reported the young girl was missing on Thursday after she ran away from the Youth Crisis Center on Parental Road on the Southside Wednesday night. YCC is not commenting on the specifics on how the child ran off or why she was with them, to begin with. According to the FDLE, Terry maybe with 16-year-old Jade Seidel. JSO says Seidel is another missing teen. The two were last seen in the area of Argyle Forest Boulevard but added they could be headed to Clay County. Anyone with information about their whereabouts is asked to call the FDLE, JSO, or dial 911.

The calls started early at 5am with generous donations from Interlachen, Ocala, St. Augustine, Bryceville, and as far away as Arizona. By the time the 2019 Careathon to benefit the Child Cancer Fund ended well past 6pm, at least $230,000 had been raised for local pediatric patients and their families.  The Child Cancer Fund is a partner to the approximately 130 families who receive a pediatric cancer diagnosis every year in our community. They provide financial support to ‘fill the void’ as families balance the costs and rigors of treatment.  From bill payment assistance to tutoring to family weekends at Camp Boggy Creek, Child Cancer Fund donors envelop local families with support during treatment and even after treatment ends.  GALLERY:  2019 Careathon memorable moments 100% of the proceeds from Careathon directly fund these CCF programs.  $750 pays for a family weekend at Camp Boggy Creek. $500 pays for tutoring one child. $200 pays for gift cards for food. $25 pays for a notebook detailing the treatment that the child will have.  $10 buys snacks for the kids while they are going through hours of chemotherapy and scans.  INDEPTH:  History of Careathon, Child Cancer Fund Since its founding 25 years ago, the Child Cancer fund has paid for a Child Life Specialist at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care. Joli (pronounced Jolly) Craver helps to distract kids during some of the more painful procedures and keeps their spirits up during the darkest moments.  She is an ally to the kids and their families throughout their cancer journey.  Joli’s salary and benefits are funded through a restricted fund that the Child Cancer Fund manages. In 2019 a major milestone was reached when the restricted fund target was achieved.  Throughout five years of Careathon, the northeast Florida community has donated more than $900,000 to the Child Cancer Fund.  From all of us at WOKV and the Cox Media Group Jacksonville Team, thank you for your generosity. 
The calls started early at 5am with generous donations from Interlachen, Ocala, St. Augustine, Bryceville, and as far away as Arizona. By the time the 2019 Careathon to benefit the Child Cancer Fund ended well past 6pm, at least $230,000 had been raised for local pediatric patients and their families.  The Child Cancer Fund is a partner to the approximately 130 families who receive a pediatric cancer diagnosis every year in our community. They provide financial support to ‘fill the void’ as families balance the costs and rigors of treatment.  From bill payment assistance to tutoring to family weekends at Camp Boggy Creek, Child Cancer Fund donors envelop local families with support during treatment and even after treatment ends.  GALLERY:  2019 Careathon memorable moments 100% of the proceeds from Careathon directly fund these CCF programs.  $750 pays for a family weekend at Camp Boggy Creek. $500 pays for tutoring one child. $200 pays for gift cards for food. $25 pays for a notebook detailing the treatment that the child will have.  $10 buys snacks for the kids while they are going through hours of chemotherapy and scans.  INDEPTH:  History of Careathon, Child Cancer Fund Since its founding 25 years ago, the Child Cancer fund has paid for a Child Life Specialist at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care. Joli (pronounced Jolly) Craver helps to distract kids during some of the more painful procedures and keeps their spirits up during the darkest moments.  She is an ally to the kids and their families throughout their cancer journey.  Joli’s salary and benefits are funded through a restricted fund that the Child Cancer Fund manages. In 2019 a major milestone was reached when the restricted fund target was achieved.  Throughout five years of Careathon, the northeast Florida community has donated more than $900,000 to the Child Cancer Fund.  From all of us at WOKV and the Cox Media Group Jacksonville Team, thank you for your generosity. 
The calls started early at 5am with generous donations from Interlachen, Ocala, St. Augustine, Bryceville, and as far away as Arizona. By the time the 2019 Careathon to benefit the Child Cancer Fund ended well past 6pm, at least $230,000 had been raised for local pediatric patients and their families.  The Child Cancer Fund is a partner to the approximately 130 families who receive a pediatric cancer diagnosis every year in our community. They provide financial support to ‘fill the void’ as families balance the costs and rigors of treatment.  From bill payment assistance to tutoring to family weekends at Camp Boggy Creek, Child Cancer Fund donors envelop local families with support during treatment and even after treatment ends.  GALLERY:  2019 Careathon memorable moments 100% of the proceeds from Careathon directly fund these CCF programs.  $750 pays for a family weekend at Camp Boggy Creek. $500 pays for tutoring one child. $200 pays for gift cards for food. $25 pays for a notebook detailing the treatment that the child will have.  $10 buys snacks for the kids while they are going through hours of chemotherapy and scans.  INDEPTH:  History of Careathon, Child Cancer Fund Since its founding 25 years ago, the Child Cancer fund has paid for a Child Life Specialist at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care. Joli (pronounced Jolly) Craver helps to distract kids during some of the more painful procedures and keeps their spirits up during the darkest moments.  She is an ally to the kids and their families throughout their cancer journey.  Joli’s salary and benefits are funded through a restricted fund that the Child Cancer Fund manages. In 2019 a major milestone was reached when the restricted fund target was achieved.  Throughout five years of Careathon, the northeast Florida community has donated more than $900,000 to the Child Cancer Fund.  From all of us at WOKV and the Cox Media Group Jacksonville Team, thank you for your generosity. 
The calls started early at 5am with generous donations from Interlachen, Ocala, St. Augustine, Bryceville, and as far away as Arizona. By the time the 2019 Careathon to benefit the Child Cancer Fund ended well past 6pm, at least $230,000 had been raised for local pediatric patients and their families.  The Child Cancer Fund is a partner to the approximately 130 families who receive a pediatric cancer diagnosis every year in our community. They provide financial support to ‘fill the void’ as families balance the costs and rigors of treatment.  From bill payment assistance to tutoring to family weekends at Camp Boggy Creek, Child Cancer Fund donors envelop local families with support during treatment and even after treatment ends.  GALLERY:  2019 Careathon memorable moments 100% of the proceeds from Careathon directly fund these CCF programs.  $750 pays for a family weekend at Camp Boggy Creek. $500 pays for tutoring one child. $200 pays for gift cards for food. $25 pays for a notebook detailing the treatment that the child will have.  $10 buys snacks for the kids while they are going through hours of chemotherapy and scans.  INDEPTH:  History of Careathon, Child Cancer Fund Since its founding 25 years ago, the Child Cancer fund has paid for a Child Life Specialist at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care. Joli (pronounced Jolly) Craver helps to distract kids during some of the more painful procedures and keeps their spirits up during the darkest moments.  She is an ally to the kids and their families throughout their cancer journey.  Joli’s salary and benefits are funded through a restricted fund that the Child Cancer Fund manages. In 2019 a major milestone was reached when the restricted fund target was achieved.  Throughout five years of Careathon, the northeast Florida community has donated more than $900,000 to the Child Cancer Fund.  From all of us at WOKV and the Cox Media Group Jacksonville Team, thank you for your generosity. 
Biden, Harris matched again as CNN sets next Democratic debates After a high profile confrontation in the first set of Democratic debates in the 2020 race for the White House, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris will be paired together again on the same debate stage, as Democrats will gather in Detroit July 30-31. The makeup of the two debates were announced after a draw live on CNN, as the network randomly placed the 20 qualifying candidates for the second pair of Democratic debates. While Biden and Harris headline the second night, the debates will kick off with three of the top five Democrats on stage for the first debate:  Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg.