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Bryceville family escapes morning house fire 
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Bryceville family escapes morning house fire 

Bryceville family escapes morning house fire 

Bryceville family escapes morning house fire 

A family in Bryceville is homeless following an early morning fire that destroyed the home. 

No injuries were reported in the Sunowa Springs subdivision.  Multiple Nassau County Fire-Rescue crews were part of the fire response.  Jacksonville Fire Rescue crews also responded to the fire. 

The State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire. 


A family in Bryceville in the Sunowa Springs subdivision is without their home this morning. NCFR Stations 60, 50, 90,...

Posted by Nassau County Fire-Rescue 3101 on Monday, December 10, 2018



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  • President Donald Trump is scheduled to deliver the 2019 State of the Union address to Congress on Jan. 29. >> Read more trending news  Newly elected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, on the first day of the 116th Congress, issued the invitation to Trump to speak before a joint session of Congress, saying in the invitation letter, 'The Constitution established the legislative, executive and judicial branches as co-equal branches of government, to be a check and balance on each other. The Constitution also calls for the President to 'from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union.’” Trump’s speech will be his second State of the Union address. In January 2017, Trump delivered an address before Congress, but it was not billed as a State of the Union address. The address will be Trump’s first to a Democratic-controlled House chamber. Here’s what you need to know about the State of the Union: What day: Tuesday, Jan. 29 What time: The time for the speech has not been announced, but the speech is usually delivered in prime time at 9 p.m. ET. Where is it held: The speech is given in the U.S. House Chamber. Who will be there: All members of Congress are invited, as are the members of the Supreme Court and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In addition to the attorney general, the heads of executive agencies and guests of members of Congress are invited. Usually, the president or first lady invites guests to sit with the first lady during the speech. Who won’t be there: The “designated survivor” will not attend the speech. The designated survivor is a member of the president’s Cabinet who does not attend the speech and is kept in a secure location in case something catastrophic happens and the president, vice president, speaker of the House and others are incapacitated or killed. The designated survivor would assume the reins of government in such a situation. Agriculture Secretary David Perdue was last year’s designated survivor. How long will the speech last: Trump’s 2018 speech lasted one hour and 20 minutes, the third longest State of the Union. There is no time limit for the speech. They tend to run about one hour long. What will he talk about: The White House has not released any possible subjects for the speech, but a wall along the southern border and the government shutdown are likely topics. What about the Democratic response: The person who will give the Democratic rebuttal to the State of the Union Speech has not yet been named. The Democratic response will take place immediately following the State of the Union Speech. Last year, Rep. Joe Kennedy, D-Massachusetts, gave the rebuttal.
  • In a legal defeat for the Trump Administration, a federal judge in New York ruled on Tuesday that efforts by the Commerce Department to add a question on U.S. citizenship to the 2020 census was ‘unlawful for a multitude of independent reasons’ – not because of the substance of the question – but for how officials circumvented normal procedures to approve the query. In a 277 page decision issued on Tuesday morning, Judge Jesse Furman repeatedly rebuked Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, saying his decision to add a question on citizenship was ‘arbitrary and capricious.’ “Secretary Ross acted without observing procedures required by law, including a statute requiring that he notify Congress of the subjects planned for any census at least three years in advance,” Furman wrote in his ruling, describing Ross’s actions as ‘egregious,’ and some of his explanations as ‘materially inaccurate.’ Judge Furman finds that Secretary of Commerce Ross lied to Congress about why the Trump Administration added a citizenship question to the census. pic.twitter.com/7ekMD7PMYN — Sam Bagenstos (@sbagen) January 15, 2019 “The Court’s Opinion is, to put it mildly, long,” the judge acknowledged. “But that is for good reasons,” as he ruled that Secretary Ross violated and ignored a series of laws which govern changes to the census questionnaire. “He failed to consider several important aspects of the problem; alternately ignored, cherry-picked, or badly misconstrued the evidence in the record before him; acted irrationally both in light of that evidence and his own stated decisional criteria; and failed to justify significant departures from past policies and practices — a veritable smorgasbord of classic, clear-cut APA violations,” the judge wrote. Ross has so far avoided a court-ordered deposition about his decisions; Democrats in the House have indicated they would still like to question Ross about how the citizenship question was dealt with. “Putting a citizenship question on the census is a cynical and sinister attempt to suppress participation and undercount immigrants short changing fair apportionment of resources and political representation,” said Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ). The issue of counting everyone – illegal immigrants included – is a sensitive political matter, because the census determines not only the apportionment of Congress, but also the level of aid which can come from the federal government for a variety of federal programs. A federal court blocks @RealDonaldTrump’s administration from adding a citizenship question on the #2020Census! As a member of Congress who has led the charge against the question, I applaud this ruling. It’s the right decision and will help ensure a more accurate census count. — Grace Meng (@RepGraceMeng) January 15, 2019 A federal court striking down the citizenship question on the census confirms what we knew all along – adding the question was politically motivated, unlawful, and done to chill participation. — Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) January 15, 2019 “It is important to conduct a census which is comprehensive and accurate,” said Rep. Albio Sires (D-NY). “This citizenship question brings together @realDonaldTrump’s anti-immigrant agenda and his attempts to undermine representative democracy and has no business in the #2020Census,” tweeted Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR).
  • The old City Hall Annex is set for implosion this weekend, and there are important things to know if you plan to be within a few blocks of the 220 E Bay St. building when it happens. The implosion is scheduled for 8AM Sunday, January 20th. From 7AM through around 10AM, there will be restricted access to the area bordered by Main Street, Liberty Street, Adams Street, and the St. Johns River. Adams Street and southbound lanes of Main Street will be open, but northbound lanes of Main Street will be closed, as well as roads in that area. Foot traffic will also be prohibited within this “Exclusion Zone”, River traffic is restricted, and air traffic- including drones- is restricted to a half mile radius above the site. JSO will reopen access and roads, as clean-up efforts come to an end. If you’re required to be in the area, the City wants you to stay inside, with doors, windows, and entry ways closed and exhaust fans on. The City says noise and sound pressure levels could be harmful to your hearing, and lingering dust could pose a safety risk, especially if you have respiratory issues, which is why they want you to stay inside. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office will communicate when access is restored within the Exclusion Zone. You will hear a series of sirens at 7:58AM, as a two-minute warning to the implosion. When the implosion is done- which is expected to be about five minutes later- there will be another siren sound. The City says anyone who is sheltering in place should continue doing that, because even when the implosion is done, falling debris could produce dust that could travel through the area, especially if there is wind. JSO will notify the public when it is safe to be outside. The City hopes that conducting the implosion on a Sunday will provide for the least amount of disruptions for you.
  • A Kentucky toddler is warming hearts around the world after a video of his delight at his birthday party went viral. Rhett Flener, 3, of Bowling Green, is shown sitting in front of his birthday cake Jan. 1, a number 3 candle burning merrily on the cake. As his family begins singing “Happy Birthday,” his eyes alight and the giggles begin. When the song is over, Rhett’s father, Garet Flener, helps him blow out his candle. As those gathered around the table cheer for him, Rhett’s infectious smile spreads across his face as he waves his hands in the air, barely able to contain his excitement.  “My heart just can’t handle it! He gets so tickled!” Rhett’s mother, Lee Ann Weatherhold Flener, wrote when she shared the video on Facebook.  >> Read more trending news “You video your kids and you’re not sure if they’re gonna do something cute or funny,” Lee Ann Flener told WBKO in Bowling Green. “It’s our kid, so we obviously think it’s pretty cute.” Her social media followers loved the video and urged her to make it public so they could share it. That’s when it started to blow up, Lee Ann Flener told the news station.  As of Tuesday morning, the video had been viewed more than 80 million times and shared about 1.3 million times.  “We’ve gotten messages on social media from people in Ireland, Paraguay, Mexico,” Lee Ann Flener said.  The Fleners described Rhett, who was born with Down syndrome, as a typical toddler. The middle of three sons, he’s thrilled by his newborn baby brother, who he hugs, kisses and holds any chance he gets.  His mother told WBKO the video puts Down syndrome in a positive light.  “It’s showing that he’s just like everybody else,” she told the news station. “He gets just as excited when he gets to blow out his candle.” Garet Flener said Rhett, who has won the Spirit Award at their area’s Buddy Walk, a walk benefiting those with Down syndrome, three years in a row, has a big impact on everyone he meets.  “He’s definitely making his community a better place,” Garet Flener told WBKO. “Just when we go out somewhere, people love interacting with Rhett.  “It just brings a lot of joy.” His wife agreed. “There’s a lot of things happening in the world and joy just needs to happen more,” Lee Ann Flener said. 
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