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    The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has issued an Amber Alert for 2 missing children. Five-year-old Bri’ya Williams and 6-year-old Braxton Williams were last seen about 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the 10200 block of West Beaver Street in Jacksonville. In a briefing, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said family members were inside a house when the children went missing while playing in their front yard of the home. JSO said a family member called police when they realized that the children were missing from the yard. Sources told ActionNewsJax that the children are siblings. Braxton Williams is said to be on the autism spectrum but will communicate with others. He was wearing a red sweater and blue jeans when he went missing. Bri’ya Williams was wearing a gray sweater with multicolored writing on it. K-9 teams, drones and drive teams from JSO as well as other agencies are searching for the children and will continue their search through the night. Police are asking for everyone in the area to be on the lookout and to call JSO at 904-630-0500 or 911 if they have information about where the children could be.
  • The Raiders fans came out to the Oakland Coliseum one last time hoping for a celebration. Gardner Minshew and the Jacksonville Jaguars had other ideas. Minshew threw two TD passes to Chris Conley in the final 5:15 of the game and the Jaguars spoiled the final scheduled game at the Coliseum by beating the Raiders 20-16 on Sunday. “It was definitely an awesome experience to be here and play in the last game,” Minshew said. “Probably saw more middle fingers today than I have in my whole life. They have a good time. It was fun to ruin that for them.” The Raiders (6-8) broke out to a 16-3 lead and appeared comfortably ahead before falling apart in the closing minutes to put a damper on an already somber day in Oakland. The Jaguars (5-9) drove 79 yards to draw within 16-13 on Minshew's 6-yard TD pass to Conley. The Raiders tried to run out the clock and got a pair of first-down runs from Josh Jacobs and another from Derek Carr. But Carr was ruled out of bounds with 2:05 to play after trying to slide down inbound, sparing the Jaguars from using a timeout. “Very, very shocked,” Carr said about the call. “One of the more shocking ones of my life to be honest. I understand the rule a little differently I guess.” Oakland then got a delay of game in the confusion and Tyrell Williams dropped a third-down pass. Daniel Carlson then missed a 50-yard field goal only to get another chance after Parry Nickerson was called for running into the kicker. Carlson missed again from 45 yards and the Jaguars took over at the 35 with 1:44 to go. Minshew moved them down the field and connected with Conley on the 4-yard score with 31 seconds left. “I used to play in Kansas City and I used to play Oakland a lot,” Conley said. “There’s a rich history that this organization has and a lot of history here in this stadium. To be able to not only be a part of the last game played here but to come out and win in that fashion is a story I’ll be able to tell my kids. It’s a proud place to be.” The Raiders moved the ball to the Jacksonville 40, but Carr's two desperation throws in the closing seconds fell incomplete and the Jaguars held on for the win. Some frustrated fans threw debris on the field but most just sat quietly in the stands after the last of 327 games played at the Coliseum as the 'Autumn Wind' played. Several Raiders, including Carr, walked to the Black Hole to thank the fans, many of whom booed as Carr ran off the field for the final time. “It's heartbreaking,” safety Erik Harris said. “Walking around the stadium you see people in tears and stuff like that. Unfortunately we couldn't come out and get the win for them and send them out in the right way.” It was a day with plenty of emotions from the fans who have been part of the Black Hole for years and the former players who came back to pay their final respects to Oakland. The pregame environment was mostly celebratory with fans soaking it all in at the tailgates. Security guards surrounded the field beginning late in the third quarter in hopes of preventing fans from rushing on the field and the biggest issue during the game came early in the fourth quarter when referee Bradley Rogers politely asked fans not to shine lasers on the field. A few fans rushed the field well after the game and some lit off fireworks in the parking lots well after the stands had emptied. The game had little meaning on the standings as the Jaguars came in on a five-game losing streak and the Raiders had dropped three in a row, all by at least 21 points. The Raiders broke out to a 16-3 lead thanks to a 40-yard TD pass from Carr to Tyrell Williams on the first drive and three field goals by Carlson. But Oakland didn't score again and lost. “It's not really the result today, it's the results of the Raiders over the years,” coach Jon Gruden said. It's “the Oakland Raiders. It's the appreciation, the loyalty these fans have had for the Raiders. We're going to miss them. The relationship hopefully will never end. It was sad walking in here today and it will be sad walking out for the last time.” COLISEUM GOODBYE The Raiders showed a highlight video of their history at a halftime ceremony. Dozens of former Raiders players including Hall of Famers like Marcus Allen and Fred Biletnikoff were honored on the field with Charles Woodson addressing the crowd at the Coliseum. Woodson said the players came back to root on the team and to thank the Oakland fans who have supported the team through the years. 'You've been here through the ups. You've been here through the downs. But you've never wavered,' Woodson told the crowd. He then led the crowd in a resounding chant of 'Rai-ders! Rai-ders!? INJURIES Jaguars: DE Josh Allen (shoulder) left the game briefly with a shoulder injury. Raiders: RB Josh Jacobs played despite being limited by a shoulder injury. UP NEXT Jaguars: Visit Atlanta on Sunday. Raiders: Visit Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. ___ More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL
  • Police in Jacksonville Beach are investigating after more than a dozen cars were broken into over the course of a few days. It started last weekend along 5th Street South where several of those burglaries took place.  Police reports said there were 14 burglaries that happened Saturday through Monday.  Joseph Rennie said he’s hoping this weekend they don’t see a repeat.  “All in all, this is a pretty safe neighborhood. But occasionally, you have things like this happen and come up, but it’s definitely a little bit unnerving,” Rennie said.  Police said someone was going around smashing out windows of vehicles and looking for valuables inside. Wallets, credit and debit cards were taken.  Some people had nothing taken, but were left with a broken window. It happened to 6 cars on 5th Street, 4 cars on 12th, and several others on the surrounding blocks.  Rennie, like many others who live in the area, said he’s thankful he wasn’t a victim, but was surprised it happened to so many people in the area.  “There is a sense of just making sure you’re being smart about it, not leaving stuff of value in your car, kind of anywhere. But yeah, its really unfortunate to see that that’s happened, especially around the holiday season,” Rennie said.  As always, police are urging people not to leave valuables in their cars.
  • The two articles of impeachment against President Trump head to the full U.S. House of Representatives after today’s vote in the House Judiciary Committee, and now we’re hearing from area lawmakers who will be involved next week. Democratic U.S. Rep. Al Lawson says he doesn’t think anything else could come up to change his mind between now and a vote in the full House, pointing to the testimony he’s heard and evidence he’s seen as reasons he will vote in favor of the articles. Meanwhile, Republicans John Rutherford and Michael Waltz say they aren’t convinced by what Democrats have been saying over the course of the impeachment inquiry. “What the president’s been alleged to have committed does not rise to the level of bribery, treason or a high crime and misdemeanor,” Waltz says. He says impeachment is something that’s almost sacred in the Constitution, and the bar should be “fantastically high” with clear evidence if one branch of the government is deciding to essentially fire another branch. Rutherford says he’s a little disappointed the Committee decided to hold a vote after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had made a commitment that they wouldn’t move forward with impeachment if there wasn’t clear, bipartisan support for it. “I was a little surprised that they’re going to go all the way with this, it looks like,” Rutherford says. He says he’s heard all that he needs to hear, and the allegations are pretty weak. Lawson says he’s not surprised by the way both Republicans and Democrats are handling the situation. He says the 2020 election year has both parties looking to keep as many seats as possible, so everyone is digging their heels in.  But it’s hard to say if everyone truly feels the way they are acting publicly, Lawson says. “It’s a whole different story when you’re talking to them off the record, but as it stands right now with the 2020 election looming, people are standing firm on both sides,” Lawson says.
  • Florida, along with 29 other states, has been accepted for membership into the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC), according to Governor Ron DeSantis' office. ERIC is a multi-state partnership that uses a data-matching tool to help enhance election security and make voter rolls more accurate.  The governor's office says through ERIC, member states can share information from voter registration systems, motor vehicle databases, social security death records, and US Post Office records, to help identify voters who have moved, passed away, or changed their name.  Additionally, the governor's office says ERIC will help boost voter registration as it will provide member states better information on how to contact potentially eligible, but unregistered voters.  Governor DeSantis says he has set aside an estimated $1.3 million in his 2020-2021 recommend budget to conduct outreach to these unregistered voters with a direct mailer prior to the 2020 general election.  But the governor's office says Florida's full participation in ERIC will be contingent on the state legislature signing off on his budget. Being a member of ERIC requires annual dues of around $75,000.
  • In response to a smash-and-grab burglary at a Fernandina Beach gun store where thieves stole 57 guns in 60 seconds, The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the National Shooting Sports Foundation announced a reward of up to $5,000 for tips leading to the arrest of suspects or recovery of stolen guns. The burglary happened Sunday, Dec. 8 at TNT Firearms and Accessories off State Road 200 in Nassau County.  Security footage shows 3 suspects smash through a glass door before breaking glass display cases and ransacking the store of 57 rifles and handguns.  The ATF is offering a reward of up to $2,500, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total of up to $5,000.  The ATF and NSSF are working together in a national campaign to fund rewards in cases involving guns being stolen from federally licensed dealers.
  • Money is helping put local veterans in Northeast Florida back to work. Hundreds of people filled the inside of a warehouse at a former Navy base to celebrate a milestone.  It was 20 years ago when the U.S. Navy handed over ownership of Cecil Field Naval Air Station to the city of Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Aviation Authority.  The air station is now being operated by Boeing Global Services.  Friday, Boeing made a $55,000 check presentation to Veterans Florida to help put local veterans back to work.  Samuel Leeca is a Navy veteran and was one of the first people hired by Boeing back in 1999.  “We first only had one aircraft. Then they started filtering in. It was rough at first, but then we started to get it rolling,” said Samuel Leeca.  “When I see the Blue Angels, I don’t even bother anymore because I was sharing with someone that all 6 of them, I’ve physically touched them. I’ve physically put the cell in and taken it out,” Leeca explained.  Boeing Cecil Field site leader Warren Helm says the site is one of the most successful closed bases in the country.  “We have a great mix about 70% veterans on this site. It’s a great mix between people who have been here since day one,” Helm said.  Leeca says after working here for over 20 years, he heads a team of mostly young people who disassemble and repair aircraft.  “I just look at it as, not so much someone has to do it, but someone always did it. We live in a world now where it is so dangerous, I said, ‘I can’t leave them, I have to keep going to help the newer guys keep the jets flying,’” said Leeca.
  • Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is outlining a series of steps he wants the JEA Board to take over the next several weeks, as the debate over JEA’s strategic review reaches a fever pitch.   In a letter to JEA Board members sent on Thursday, Curry said the process of vetting five different pathways and aligning them for simultaneous board consideration has been complicated, and decision-making of this magnitude is not easy.  Despite claims by many City Council Members that JEA’s process has not been transparent, Curry said he is ‘convinced that you have all conducted the process openly and in accordance with the law’.  Curry outlines multiple steps he wants the JEA Board to take as early as next week’s monthly board meeting.  He says the Board should prepare possible scenarios by the end of January for the 19-member Jacksonville City Council to vote on. Curry is also calling for JEA to schedule community meetings in each of the 14 districts represented by City Council, at a minimum.   And he even outlines a sixth possible scenario that would be collapsing and moving the independent authority into a municipal department whose operation and budget would be managed by City Council and the Mayor’s Administration.  “Although, on its face this is a scenario I would be inclined to reject, I believe providing City Council research and legislative changes they can consider is important”, Curry said.  Curry said the City Council can conclude the strategic planning process in conjunction with his staff and JEA personnel as needed, and then ultimately decide whether one option is sent to a ballot or if multiple options are sent to a ballot for voters to consider.  JEA spokesperson Gina Kyle tells WOKV JEA leadership will not comment until a thorough review of the letter has been completed.  WOKV attempted to interview the Mayor but a spokesperson said he is unavailable and wants the letter to speak for itself. 
  • It’s much warmer, more humid and wet to end your work week.  Action News Jax Chief Meteorologist Mike Buresh says on and off showers will continue through the morning.  “As this warmer more humid air continues to push north, the rain will shift with it. The majority of the more widespread, persistent and heavier rain will move to and then north of the Florida-Georgia border as we go through this morning. That will leave us with a midday and early afternoon that’ll be largely dry with just an isolated shower and quite warm”, said Buresh.  Expect another round of showers or storm this evening and overnight, some could be strong and even severe in isolated areas. The biggest threat would be a damaging wind gust and heavy rain, but an isolated tornado is not out of the question. Rain and clouds will linger into early Saturday, but we’ll see the sun eventually return.  Sunday afternoon is looking beautiful with temperatures in the low 70’s and mostly sunny skies.

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  • The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has issued an Amber Alert for 2 missing children. Five-year-old Bri’ya Williams and 6-year-old Braxton Williams were last seen about 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the 10200 block of West Beaver Street in Jacksonville. In a briefing, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said family members were inside a house when the children went missing while playing in their front yard of the home. JSO said a family member called police when they realized that the children were missing from the yard. Sources told ActionNewsJax that the children are siblings. Braxton Williams is said to be on the autism spectrum but will communicate with others. He was wearing a red sweater and blue jeans when he went missing. Bri’ya Williams was wearing a gray sweater with multicolored writing on it. K-9 teams, drones and drive teams from JSO as well as other agencies are searching for the children and will continue their search through the night. Police are asking for everyone in the area to be on the lookout and to call JSO at 904-630-0500 or 911 if they have information about where the children could be.
  • A California father is facing multiple charges, including murder, in the death of his toddler son, authorities said. According to the Fresno Bee, Jesse Ashton, 23, of Mariposa, surrendered to authorities Friday, less than two weeks after they issued a warrant accusing him of murder and assault resulting in the April 2018 death of 22-month-old Bradley Reynolds. Ashton was jailed on $1 million bond, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Deputies previously arrested Ashton on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter April 19, 2018, after Bradley died at an area hospital earlier that week, the Sheriff’s Office said. Ashton, who claimed that the boy had suffered a seizure, was released on bail, authorities said. “Based on evidence available at that time, no charges were filed by the District Attorney’s Office,” the news release said. But that changed after officials completed an autopsy and pathology report and gathered more information during their investigation, the Sheriff’s Office said. Authorities reviewed the results in November and issued an arrest warrant for Ashton on Dec. 2, according to the news release. “The incontrovertible evidence shows that Jesse Ashton murdered his child,” District Attorney Walter Wall said in a statement. Read more here or here. Deputies previously arrested Ashton on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter April 19, 2018, after Bradley died at an area hospital earlier that week, the Sheriff’s Office said. Ashton, who claimed that the boy had suffered a seizure, was released on bail, authorities said. “Based on evidence available at that time, no charges were filed by the District Attorney’s Office,” the news release said. But that changed after officials completed an autopsy and pathology report and gathered more information during their investigation, the Sheriff’s Office said. Authorities reviewed the results in November and issued an arrest warrant for Ashton on Dec. 2, according to the news release. “The incontrovertible evidence shows that Jesse Ashton murdered his child,” District Attorney Walter Wall said in a statement. Read more here or here.
  • Police in Oklahoma are investigating after a fatal triple shooting Saturday afternoon in Jenks. Investigators told KOKI-TV that a man and his two sons are dead after what they believe is a case of murder-suicide. Police said the children’s mother was at work at the time. The shooting happened in the Country Woods neighborhood near West 106th Street South and South Madison Street South. Officers responded to a call around 12:50 p.m. regarding a domestic incident at the home. Police said others living in the home called 911. No one else in the home was injured.
  • Police in Jacksonville Beach are investigating after more than a dozen cars were broken into over the course of a few days. It started last weekend along 5th Street South where several of those burglaries took place.  Police reports said there were 14 burglaries that happened Saturday through Monday.  Joseph Rennie said he’s hoping this weekend they don’t see a repeat.  “All in all, this is a pretty safe neighborhood. But occasionally, you have things like this happen and come up, but it’s definitely a little bit unnerving,” Rennie said.  Police said someone was going around smashing out windows of vehicles and looking for valuables inside. Wallets, credit and debit cards were taken.  Some people had nothing taken, but were left with a broken window. It happened to 6 cars on 5th Street, 4 cars on 12th, and several others on the surrounding blocks.  Rennie, like many others who live in the area, said he’s thankful he wasn’t a victim, but was surprised it happened to so many people in the area.  “There is a sense of just making sure you’re being smart about it, not leaving stuff of value in your car, kind of anywhere. But yeah, its really unfortunate to see that that’s happened, especially around the holiday season,” Rennie said.  As always, police are urging people not to leave valuables in their cars.
  • Florida, along with 29 other states, has been accepted for membership into the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC), according to Governor Ron DeSantis' office. ERIC is a multi-state partnership that uses a data-matching tool to help enhance election security and make voter rolls more accurate.  The governor's office says through ERIC, member states can share information from voter registration systems, motor vehicle databases, social security death records, and US Post Office records, to help identify voters who have moved, passed away, or changed their name.  Additionally, the governor's office says ERIC will help boost voter registration as it will provide member states better information on how to contact potentially eligible, but unregistered voters.  Governor DeSantis says he has set aside an estimated $1.3 million in his 2020-2021 recommend budget to conduct outreach to these unregistered voters with a direct mailer prior to the 2020 general election.  But the governor's office says Florida's full participation in ERIC will be contingent on the state legislature signing off on his budget. Being a member of ERIC requires annual dues of around $75,000.

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