TRENDING NEWS Archives for 2020-08

Town of Palm Beach to close public beaches over Labor Day weekend

PALM BEACH, Fla. —

The Town of Palm Beach announced Monday that their public beaches will be closed from September 5 through 7. In a statement, town officials said they decided to close all public beaches and public access points during Labor Day weekend.

 

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Palm Beach County students having trouble logging on to virtual classes

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. —

Some students are having trouble accessing the online portal to begin the first day of remote learning. The Palm Beach County School District confirmed the problem in a tweet, saying, "IT is aware of an issue with the District Portal and is working on it. Thank you."

 

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'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43

In this Saturday, March 30, 2019 file photo, Chadwick Boseman poses in the press room with the award for outstanding actor in a motion picture for "Black Panther" at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, has died of cancer. His representative says Boseman died Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 in Los Angeles after a four-year battle with colon cancer. 

SOURCE: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

 

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State positivity rate continues to decline; 183 new COVID-19 related deaths reported

According to the Department of Health, there were 605,502 total cases of COVID-19 in Florida as of Tuesday morning. The number of cases rose by 2,673 from the previous day

 

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Hurricane Laura now 'extremely dangerous' Category 4 storm

GALVESTON, Texas —

The National Hurricane Center says Laura is now an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane.

The storm is approaching Texas and Louisiana, with landfall expected overnight

 

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2020 Florida Primary Election: What you need to know

I voted sticker SOURCE: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

 

Floridians will soon head to the polls to cast votes in the state’s primary elections. Here’s a look at what people need to know before casting a vote on August 18, 2020

 

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Six Martin County high school classrooms move to remote learning after student experiences COVID-19 symptoms

The Martin County School District has announced that two classrooms at J.D. Parker Elementary School will be transitioning to remote learning, effective immediately, after two employees began experiencing coronavirus-like symptoms.

 

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Census Bureau adds emails, phone calls to door-knocking

Amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, census worker Jennifer Pope wears a mask and sits by ready to help at a U.S. Census walk-up counting site set up for Hunt County in Greenville, Texas, Friday, July 31, 2020.  SOURCE: LM Otero

 

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Anheuser-Busch donating hand sanitizer for Election Day

ST. LOUIS —

Anheuser-Busch, the parent company of Budweiser beer, is no stranger to stepping in where there’s a need. After national disasters, the company often produces canned water for areas in need of help. Now, there’s a new need across the nation – hand sanitizer.

The Missouri Secretary of State’s Office said in a release Thursday that the St. Louis-based company is producing and donating more than 8 million ounces of hand sanitizer to be distributed at polling locations across the United States for the November General Election

 

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VIDEO: Man rescued by police officer after wheelchair gets stuck on train tracks

LODI, Calif. —

A man was rescued by a California police officer Wednesday morning after the man’s wheelchair got stuck on train tracks

 

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102-year-old tennis lover funds tennis facility at her college alma mater

BALTIMORE —

Evelyn Schroedl is 102 years old and loves tennis, and she makes sure to share that love by donating funds for the now-named Schroedl Tennis Center at Goucher College

 

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Incredible video shows great white shark near boat in Jupiter

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. —

It was just another fishing trip for captain Kyle Rosenblatt.

And then in a moment, it became anything but just another fishing trip

 

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'I love cars': Meet the 77-year-old man who's been to every Street Rod Nationals event

LOUISVILLE, Ky. —

Thousands of vintage cars are on display at the Kentucky Expo Center for Street Rod Nationals.

 

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5.1 magnitude earthquake rocks North Carolina

GREENVILLE, S.C. —

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook northern North Carolina Sunday morning, with some reporting they felt the quake in bordering states. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the quake occurred in Sparta, North Carolina, at 8:07 a.m. Sparta is just south of the Virginia border, about 70 miles northwest of Winston-Salem.

 

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Simon Cowell breaks back while testing electric bicycle

Simon Cowell SOURCE: Alison Martin/Wikimedia Commons

 

Simon Cowell broke his back Saturday while testing his new electric bicycle at his home in California. Cowell was expected to have surgery Saturday evening, according to a spokesperson for the entertainment mogul. Cowell fell off the bike while in the courtyard with his family at his house in Malibu. He was taken to a hospital and was said to be under observation and doing fine.

 

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A 'Dirty Dancing' sequel with Jennifer Grey has been confirmed

Exciting news, "Dirty Dancing" fans: Baby is officially coming out of that corner for a sequel to the classic 1987 film. Original star Jennifer Grey will reprise her role in the project, but it's not yet clear in exactly what capacity and no plot details have been released.

 

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Examining Palm Beach County's new CombatCOVID app

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. —

The developers of Palm Beach County’s new contact tracing phone application hope to be able to improve its capabilities. As of Thursday, 2,699 people have downloaded the CombatCOVID app. The county paid $775,200 to Shield Group Technologies to develop the app, which recently launched

 

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Chip and Joanna Gaines bringing back 'Fixer Upper'

"Fixer Upper" fans have something to look forward to next year. The hit HGTV series starring husband and wife duo Chip and Joanna Gaines is being revived on the couple's new Magnolia Network.

 

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Over 8,000 COVID-19 deaths in Florida; Over 518,000 total cases

According to the Department of Health, there were 518,075 total cases of COVID-19 in Florida as of Friday morning. The number of cases rose by 7,686 from the previous day

 

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The Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Begins Friday!

The 2020 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday begins this Friday, August 7th and runs through Sunday, August 9th. During this time, qualifying items will be exempt from tax, including certain school supplies selling $15 or less per item; clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item; and the first $1,000 of the sales price of personal computers and certain computer-related accessories ???? purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.

 

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These expert-approved DIY traps will actually kill ants in your home

t isn’t exactly ideal when you spot a line of ants traipsing through your place or hanging out on your kitchen counters. After all, you live there and, last you checked, you didn’t sign up for pests as roommates. If you have kids or pets, though, it’s understandable that you might be wary of whipping out more conventional ant-killing methods, like pesticide-ladened sprays and bait traps.

 

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"Call the police!": Man clings to hood of moving tractor trailer on Turnpike near Boynton Beach

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. —

A man was Baker Acted Saturday after jumping on the hood of a tractor trailer on the Florida Turnpike, and began smashing the windows of the truck.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the incident happened on Saturday just after 1 p.m

 

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Over 4,700 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Florida; 73 new deaths reported

According to the Department of Health, there were 491,884 total cases of COVID-19 in Florida as of Monday morning. The number of cases rose by 4,752 from the previous day

 

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'I had a real good feeling': Lottery player went to 40 stores, finally scored a $5 million winning scratch-off

SOURCE: Gerry Broome
In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 photo, scratch-off lottery tickets for sale are on display at Eagles Express in Knightdale, N.C. Kevin Clark, of Candler, North Carolina, played a hunch and went on a journey to find the last top prize of the $5,000,000 Mega Cash scratch-off game. 

 

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