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Police: 5 people killed, including 3 children, in shooting at San Diego residence

Police: 5 people killed, including 3 children, in shooting at San Diego residence

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  • More than 300 Saudi military trainees have been grounded indefinitely from flight training at three bases in Florida after a deadly shooting by a member of the Saudi Royal Air Force at Naval Air Station Pensacola. Classroom training will continue this week. Flight training for other students will also resume, The New York Times reported.  The restriction includes 140 students at the naval base in Pensacola; 35 at nearby Whiting Field; and another 128 students at Naval Air Station Mayport, The Associated Press reported.  The order is in an effort to ensure student safety as they recover from the trauma of the shooting. The Saudi shooter killed three members of the U.S. military and injured eight others before he was fatally shot.  The Associated Press contributed to this report.
  • Action News Jax has learned that a faculty member at Englewood High School is being reassigned as a “concerning allegation” is investigated, according to a message to families from the school’s principal. We are not naming the faculty member because at this time, that person is not facing criminal charges.  Principal Sara Bravo said the school would cooperate fully with “any external investigative agencies that may become involved.”  Bravo also said the following in a message to Englewood High families:  “Because this is so early in the investigative process, it is premature to say anything further about the allegations at this time. In that regard, I would like to respectfully ask for your restraint in both arriving at conclusions and in discussing this in public forums so that we can protect the integrity of the investigations and the reputation and privacy of those involved as we await factual conclusions.”  Principal Sara Bravo
  • St. Johns County leaders say they need help from families before work can begin on a 50-year beach renourishment project. Sky Action News Jax flew above the 3-mile stretch from Serenata Drive to San Pelayo Court that county leaders want to restore to 2015 conditions.  The county and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said they’ll use sand from the inlet to build dunes 18 feet high.  It’s a 50-year project that aims to protect homes, the beach and A1A. Renourishment will happen every 12 years and as needed, meaning they’ll come in after any major storm.  The county said before work can begin, they need homeowners along the beach to give them access to their easements. It’s the space behind their homes that the project aims to restore.  On Tuesday, the county said they were still waiting for permission from two dozen homeowners. Three quarters of the community already gave them the go-ahead.  If they get access to the easements, project leaders expect construction to begin in June 2020.  They said when the restoration work is completed in December 2020, there will be 100 feet of beach behind homes for families to enjoy.  County leaders have invited families with questions to come to a community meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. It’s at the NS Community Center at 120 Meadow Avenue in Vilano.  You can read more about the project here: http://www.sjcfl.us/PublicAffairs/VBrestore.aspx
  • U.S. Representative Ted Yoho had made a campaign pledge when he first ran to unseat Cliff Stearns, that he would only serve four terms in Congress.  Today he announced that he will not seek re-election in 2020.  Yoho’s retirement means 32 House members are now not running for their seats again in 2020.  Washington Insider Jamie Dupree reports 23 are Republicans and 9 are Democrats.  “Carolyn, my children and I want to thank all of our supports and constituents for this incredible journey”, Yoho wrote on Facebook.   Yoho’s district seat has already attracted attention from several Republicans including Joseph Millado, Matthew Raines, Judson Sapp and Amy Wells.  Democrats Philip Dodds and Tom Wells are running to win their party’s primary. 
  • St. Johns County Fire Rescue is working on a master plan for future growth in the department. They say the growing population is straining their resources. They're planning out future fire station locations, staffing allocations, funding and equipment needs.  They want to hear from families. Fire Rescue is hosting two public meetings to garner feedback about families' priorities and expectations related to public safety services.  The first meeting is at 6 p.m. on Dec. 10 at the Nocatee Community Clubhouse, 245 Nocatee Center Way.  The second meeting is at 6 p.m. on Dec. 11 at SJC Fire Rescue Station 5, 3360 U.S. 1 South. The meetings should last no more than two hours and light refreshments will be provided.  Families will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire, and the facilitator will encourage open discussion to better understand the community’s views on Fire Rescue planning, services, staffing, response times, and cost.   For additional information, please call 904-209-1714 or email rfrey@sjcfl.us.

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