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  • A man is facing murder charges after authorities in England discovered dozens of bodies in a truck container in Essex, police said. >> Read more trending news  According to the BBC, the bodies of 39 people, including 38 adults and one teen, were discovered early Wednesday at an industrial park in Grays. Police arrested the truck's 25-year-old driver, a man from Northern Ireland whose name was not released, in connection with the deaths, the network reported. North Essex police Chief Superintendent Andrew Mariner called the incident 'tragic,' The Associated Press reported. “We are in the process of identifying the victims; however, I anticipate that this could be a lengthy process,' he said, according to the news service. Investigators said the truck, which came from Bulgaria, arrived in England on Saturday. Read more here or here. Please check back for updates to this developing story.
  • The Jacksonville City Council voted Tuesday night to set aside just under $2 million to hire an independent attorney to help navigate the complexities of privatization of JEA. The money will be drawn from the City investment pool earnings within the general fund. The legislation was introduced with a request for emergency passage given the scheduled lapse of funding at the close of the fiscal year.  “We do have a call out to firms to let us know of their interest and the deadline for that is October 25th, so we are moving forward in this process”,  said City Council Member Michael Boylan.  “This is a legacy issue, we’ve talked about that time and again. This is going to be impacting generations”, Boylan said.  WOKV reported in July when the JEA Board voted to begin the privatization effort.  Last week, the JEA Board selected nine companies to begin negotiating with.  By February of 2020, a recommendation is expected to be made to the JEA Board, followed by a vote by the full City Council, then finally voters. Earlier on Tuesday, the JEA CEO Aaron Zahn announced they have officially decided to proceed with a move to a new headquarters on West Adams Street in downtown.  'The decision to move forward is the right thing to do for JEA employees and customers and supports downtown development. The new headquarters will be capable of serving JEA as it exists today or in any other possible future state as a result of the current strategic planning process,' says Zahn, in a statement. WOKV told you back in June, when JEA's Board of Directors approved a lease agreement with Ryan Companies for a build to suit headquarters on West Adams Street, and the Jacksonville City Council approved the sale of the land for the project. 
  • A man is facing murder charges after authorities in England discovered dozens of bodies in a truck container in Essex, police said. >> Read more trending news  According to the BBC, the bodies of 39 people, including 38 adults and one teen, were discovered early Wednesday at an industrial park in Grays. Police arrested the truck's 25-year-old driver, a man from Northern Ireland whose name was not released, in connection with the deaths, the network reported. North Essex police Chief Superintendent Andrew Mariner called the incident 'tragic,' The Associated Press reported. “We are in the process of identifying the victims; however, I anticipate that this could be a lengthy process,' he said, according to the news service. Investigators said the truck, which came from Bulgaria, arrived in England on Saturday. Read more here or here. Please check back for updates to this developing story.
  • Morning temperatures are nearly 20 degrees cooler than Tuesday morning after a cold front pushed through and brought a refreshing change.  Action News Jax Chief Meteorologist Mike Buresh says we’ll have a pretty fall day across NE Florida with low humidity and afternoon temperatures in the mid-70’s.  Expect sunny skies throughout the day, a big change over Tuesday’s thunderstorms which produced multiple severe weather warnings.  Onshore winds develop tonight and will usher in a few more clouds. A shower is possible south of the metro area on Thursday as highs climb back to the upper 70’s. Scattered showers develop on Friday and into the weekend. While the weekend is not going to be washout, there will be times of heavy downpours.  In the tropics, the First Alert Weather Team is tracking a cluster of showers and storms over the Yucatan Peninsula. This disorganized area of showers and storms will emerge over the SW Gulf of Mexico tomorrow night and has a low threat of developing on Friday before a cold front absorbs it and sweeps it away. 
  • The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office has released new details, following a death-injury investigation that started last week. WOKV told you on October 18, when deputies first found an elderly man's body in a home on Oxford Drive in St. Augustine, as well as a woman outside in a parked car with self-inflicted injuries from stabbing/cutting.  The sheriff's office has now identified the male victim as 81-year-old William Keefe. They say he died of multiple gunshot wounds.  As for the woman, deputies have identified her as 65-year-old Jill Agonis. The sheriff's office says Agonis has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in connection to the incident. At this time, no details have been released about a possible motive or the relationship between Keefe and Agonis.

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