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  • 8:44 A.M. FRIDAY UPDATE: The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said both Jacksonville girls have been found safe in Clay County.  The case is being treated as a runaway. Missing Persons Addison Terry (11) and Jade Seidel (16) have been located safe in Clay County. At this time, the case is being worked as a recovery of runaways. Thank you to everyone who helped us get the word out. https://t.co/4qaLJbC0lS — Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) July 19, 2019 Original Story: The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has issued a missing child alert for a Jacksonville girl.  STAY UPDATED: Download the Action News Jax app for live updates on breaking stories Addison Terry, 11, has been missing since Wednesday.  The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said she walked off from the Youth Crisis Center on Parental Home Road. ' She was last seen in the area of the 6000 block of Patania Way, according to FDLE. UPDATED w/correct name: Please share! Florida MISSING CHILD Alert issued for Addison Terry, a white female, 11, last seen on Patania Way in Jacksonville, Florida. Please contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or 911 with info. pic.twitter.com/u2aTwJguqn — FDLE (@fdlepio) July 19, 2019 Terry was last seen wearing a white tank-top and black shorts. She may be in the company of a Jacksonville teenager, Jade Seidel, 16, and may be traveling to the Clay County area.  Anyone with information is asked to contact FDLE or JSO at t 904-630-0500 or 911. TRENDING:   Video shows dozens of whales beached on St. Simons Island Bookkeeper accused of stealing $4,000+ from Jacksonville schools Photos: Hundreds of local sailors return home aboard USS Fort McHenry CBS47 and FOX30 announce 4-year agreement to remain Official Stations of the Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville: Vote for songs you want the Rolling Stones to perform at Friday's concert
  • The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued a missing child alert for 11-year-old Addison Terry of Jacksonville.  The 11-year-old girl is Caucasian, has brown hair, brown eyes and is 5 foot, two inches, 107 pounds. She was last seen wearing a white tank top and black shorts. She may be with 16-year-old Jade Seidel, also from Jacksonville. Seidel is Caucasian and has brown hair, hazel eyes,weighs 120 pounds and is five feet, four inches tall. She was last seen wearing a blue and white flannel shirt. Terry was last seen in the 6000 block of Patania Way in Jacksonville and may be travelling to Clay Couny. Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts should call the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500, the FDLE Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse at 1-888-356-4774, or call 911. TRENDING:   Video shows dozens of whales beached on St. Simons Island Bookkeeper accused of stealing $4,000+ from Jacksonville schools Photos: Hundreds of local sailors return home aboard USS Fort McHenry CBS47 and FOX30 announce 4-year agreement to remain Official Stations of the Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville: Vote for songs you want the Rolling Stones to perform at Friday's concert STAY UPDATED: Download the Action News Jax app for live updates on breaking stories
  • July 18 is Nelson Mandela International Say and Jacksonville University had a special celebration to highlight the icon's legacy.  The celebration started with bringing his daughter, Dr. Makaziwe Mandela, as a special guest to the campus, where she was presented with the presidential global citizens award.  During her speech, Dr. Mandela talked about many things, including her father’s legacy, but she also talked about things people can do to create a better society and her speech left many people inspired to make their communities better.  TRENDING:   Video shows dozens of whales beached on St. Simons Island Bookkeeper accused of stealing $4,000+ from Jacksonville schools Photos: Hundreds of local sailors return home aboard USS Fort McHenry CBS47 and FOX30 announce 4-year agreement to remain Official Stations of the Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville: Vote for songs you want the Rolling Stones to perform at Friday's concert Nelson Mandela  would have celebrated his 101st birthday if he were alive. Jacksonville University celebrated by honoring his daughter for continuing his legacy of philanthropy.  Makaziwe Mandela spoke she talked about her passion for agriculture and food security and how people should aim to create better societies by teaching younger generations how to create wealth.  Many students, like Mincy Pollock, who attended the ceremony, said it left them with a new desire to be better citizens in their community.  “It was inspiring, just like being in royalty, being able to hear her story and hear her passion,” Pollock said.  STAY UPDATED: Download the Action News Jax app for live updates on breaking stories Former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown also weighed in on what he took away from Dr. Mandela’s speech.  “Making sure to teach the next generation about being an entrepreneurship being self-sufficient and     closing the wealth gap,” Brown said.   Mandela said in order to change a society it takes a collaboration among everyone, no matter what their differences are.  “There is nothing that we cannot do together if we work together and love each other, and support each other and empower each other, with the tools and resources to live a good prosperous life,” Brown said.  Listening to the story of how Nelson Mandela sacrificed his life and was incarcerated away from his family for decades, all in the name of humanity, is something Pollock said will forever inspire him to try harder.  “It’s OK to sacrifice when it matters for the greater good,” Pollock said. 
  • A manhunt is underway for the gunman who shot two women on Jacksonville’s westside Tuesday night.  One of the women is in the hospital in critical condition. The other was also hurt but expected to survive.              A neighbor’s surveillance camera captured the moment two cars drove down a neighborhood street seconds before two women were shot. TRENDING:   Video shows dozens of whales beached on St. Simons Island Bookkeeper accused of stealing $4,000+ from Jacksonville schools Photos: Hundreds of local sailors return home aboard USS Fort McHenry CBS47 and FOX30 announce 4-year agreement to remain Official Stations of the Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville: Vote for songs you want the Rolling Stones to perform at Friday's concert “As you can see that is the young lady's car right there. They’re being followed by that white car right there,” said a homeowner who asked not to be named.  While they were in their homes, getting ready for bed neighbors say gunshots sounded off like fireworks.  “I heard about 30-40 shots,” said one resident.  “It’s scary especially whenever it’s in your front door,” Kayla Vetere added.  “There is always a shooting somewhere,” said Cindi Vanvleck.  Police were called to Woodcrest Road a few minutes after nine o’clock Wednesday night. STAY UPDATED: Download the Action News Jax app for live updates on breaking stories One neighbor says he rushed to help the two women before police got there. “One had been shot in the back of the head. There were shell casings everywhere. It was just too much, man,” he added.  JSO told Action News Jax more than two dozen bullets were fired at the women when they pulled into a driveway.  According to a report one of the suspects fired shots while standing out of a sunroof. Stray bullets also went through the window of a truck parked nearby.  Right now, police continue to search for a white four door sedan. “I just know, from what I understand they were trying to get away from the car that was following them,” said the homeowner who asked not be named.  JSO says both women appear to be in their 20s or 30s.  Two years ago, 21-year-old Jahleel George was shot and killed inside a home next door to where the shooting happened.  Neighbors are hoping the two women recover from the shooting. “I hope they catch whoever did it, really, and that the two young ladies survive,” said Vanvleck. If you know anything about the shooting call JSO. Action News Jax will continue to follow this story as more details come into our newsroom.
  • A rake is all that’s left of Argyle Athletic Association’s tractor. The nonprofit’s president, Jeff Eads, said someone stole the $3,000 tractor they used to maintain the fields leased from the City of Jacksonville. TRENDING:   Video shows dozens of whales beached on St. Simons Island Bookkeeper accused of stealing $4,000+ from Jacksonville schools Photos: Hundreds of local sailors return home aboard USS Fort McHenry CBS47 and FOX30 announce 4-year agreement to remain Official Stations of the Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville: Vote for songs you want the Rolling Stones to perform at Friday's concert He explained it’s not surprising, given the shape of their storage containers. Thursday he showed Action News Jax reporter Jax Beth Rousseau the mechanisms that should secure the container. “Because of the state of the conex box, those no longer function,” Eads said. Light streams into the container through rusted holes.  According to Eads, whoever stole the tractor left the lock intact and broke the hasp from the actual container. STAY UPDATED: Download the Action News Jax app for live updates on breaking stories He said, “We absolutely won’t store anything in here any longer.” Right across the field is a new football league storage box the City of Jacksonville helped pay for. Rousseau called District 12 Councilman Randy White. White admitted he went out to see the baseball league’s container when Eads complained. According to White, the container doesn’t belong to the city, which they usually doesn'tprovide equipment storage. The councilman said he’s pushing for funding to get the league a permanent building.  “Now, we have a potential safety issue for the kids,' Eads said. The association president said the group has been attempting to get a building constructed for years. He said the teams have raised the money for the structure, but need the city’s help paying for the concrete base. A GoFundMe has been set up to replace the tractor. The non-profit’s president tells me it’s not surprising due to the deteriorating condition of their equipment storage container. @ActionNewsJax @WOKVNews pic.twitter.com/OKe4mwkthK — Beth Rousseau (@BethANJax) July 18, 2019
  • When Carol Romero saw moving trucks outside her child’s school Thursday morning, she tried to get answers. “I’ve been kicked off by the principal,” said Romero. But not before she could snap photos on Orange Park Performing Arts Academy’s campus of moving trucks loading up and school supplies in boxes. TRENDING:   Video shows dozens of whales beached on St. Simons Island Bookkeeper accused of stealing $4,000+ from Jacksonville schools Photos: Hundreds of local sailors return home aboard USS Fort McHenry CBS47 and FOX30 announce 4-year agreement to remain Official Stations of the Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville: Vote for songs you want the Rolling Stones to perform at Friday's concert It appears the private school is moving out. “I didn’t know anything about it,” said Romero. It’s the same school where Action News Jax reported students were sent home on March 1 because the school was being evicted. Court records show the school was being forced out for not paying rent. On March 4, the students were allowed to return. STAY UPDATED: Download the Action News Jax app for live updates on breaking stories The founder told Action News Jax at the time that the school was working with the building owner on financial issues and would stay open. Romero said students were expecting to come back next year. Now, Romero said, no one will hand over her daughter’s records. “I don’t have any papers to go to another school and enroll her, and the next school season is around the corner,” said Romero. Action News Jax was kicked off the property within 60 seconds. “Get off the property. Get off, get off, get off. I don’t want to talk to you,” said a man on campus. The school’s phone was disconnected, and its website has been taken down. Action News Jax called founder Dr. Alesia Burse twice. She has not returned our calls.

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  • 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
  • An airman was reportedly shot in the leg Thursday night at Nellis Air Force Base. >>Read more trending news The airman was taken to a hospital with survivable injuries, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Adrian Beas told The Las Vegas Review-Journal. The circumstances surrounding the incident are unclear. Police were called shortly after 9:30 p.m. and found the injured airman near the O’Callaghan Federal Hospital, Beas said. Police and base personnel are investigating how the shooting happened, KVVU-TV reported.
  • 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 uncle of missing 16-year-old Iyana Sawyer has now been indicted for two counts of first degree murder, and our partner Action News Jax reports the counts relate to Sawyer and her unborn baby. 16-year-old Sawyer was last seen leaving Terry Parker High School in December. Since that time, her uncle, Johnathan Quiles, has been identified as a suspect in her disappearance. Quiles has been in jail since January, on a separate sexual battery charge. Now, the State Attorney’s Office confirms Quiles has been indicted for two counts of first degree murder and one count of sexual battery. Our partner Action News Jax reports Sawyer’s family’s attorney tells them the murder charges are for the teen and her unborn baby. WOKV is working to get court and police records to confirm and learn more about what led to these charges being filed.
  • A toddler has drowned in a pool, in a residential area of Lakeshore South on Jacksonville’s Westside. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office responded to the home on San Juan Avenue around 2:20PM. Jacksonville Fire and Rescue was also dispatched, and when emergency responders got on scene, they found witnesses performing CPR on the toddler. Rescue personnel took over CPR and transported the toddler to the hospital, where it died. At this time, JSO is not saying if anyone else was in the pool at the time, but foul play is not suspected in the drowning. They’re also not releasing any additional information about the victim, including the age and gender, but police confirmed in a tweet that this involved a toddler. Police are currently speaking with witnesses at the home, as their investigation continues. The Florida Department of Children and Families is also investigating.

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