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  • 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.
  • For the second straight it'll be unseasonably warm. Action News Jax Chief Meteorologist Mike Buresh says fog is not nearly as widespread as it was yesterday morning. “We hit 81 yesterday, falling about three degrees short of the record high. Today I’m forecasting 82. The record is 82 degrees set back in 1961”, said Buresh.  We'll be on the edge of a strong cold front that'll change things by tomorrow morning, so you may want to plan for a damp ride to work.  Temperatures will only be in the 60’s. On Thursday temps stay in the 60’s, then slowly rise to the low 70’s to end the week.
  • Czech Republic police said a shooter opened fire at an Ostrava hospital, killing six people Tuesday morning. >> Read more trending news  Here are the latest updates: Update 3:17 p.m. EST Dec. 10: The man who opened fire was identified as a 42-year-old man with a criminal record, The Associated Press reported. His name was not released. Police said the man used an illegally owned Czech-made 9mm gun. The man acted alone, police said. Update 5:18 a.m. EST Dec. 10: The suspect accused of fatally shooting six people at Ostrava’s University Hospital has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. In a Tuesday morning tweet, Czech Republic police said they located the vehicle of the suspect, identified only as a 42-year-old man. The man “shot himself in the head as they approached,' The Associated Press reported. Original report: According to The Associated Press, the deadly shooting occurred shortly after 7 a.m. local time Tuesday in a University Hospital waiting room, Prime Minister Andrej Babis said in a TV interview. Czech police later tweeted that they were looking for “a dangerous, armed offender” in a gray or silver Renault Laguna with license plate 9T57401. No further information about the suspect or victims was immediately available. Read more here. – The Associated Press contributed to this report.
  • Two Ohio men accused of raping a child for over a year were indicted on multiple sex charges, according to court records. >> Read more trending news  Todd E. Marshall Jr., 26, of Kettering, is facing multiple counts of rape of a person younger than 13. Jason E. Purkey, 45, of Kettering, was charged with rape (by force or threat) and having weapons while under disability. The couple performed sex acts with the victim at their residence in the 900 block of East Dorothy Lane, according to Kettering Municipal Court affidavits. The crimes said to involve Marshall took place from Jan. 1, 2015, through March 31, 2019, starting when his accuser was 10, the affidavit said. The crimes for which Purkey is accused reportedly happened from Jan. 1, 2018, to May 31, 2019. Both also were charged with disseminating matter harmful to juveniles. The accuser is known to the suspects, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office. Purkey and Marshall are scheduled to appear Tuesday in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

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