TRENDING NEWS Archives for 2020-09

Mac Davis, Elvis songwriter and country star, dead at 78

Mac Davis appears backstage during The Elvis '68 All-Star Tribute Special at Universal Studios on October 11, 2018 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NBC) 

SOURCE: Kevin Winter

 

Legendary country singer and songwriter Mac Davis has died at the age of 78.

Davis, who first found fame writing hits "A Little Less Conversation" and "In The Ghetto" for Elvis Presley, died following heart surgery, his manager, Jim Morey, said in a statement on Tuesday.

 

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FPL to cut service for customers behind on payments

If you are behind on your Florida Power & Light bill, your electricity could get shut off.

Starting on Thursday, the company says it will begin disconnecting services.

 

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'Hocus Pocus' cast set for virtual reunion

The Sanderson sisters are about to reunite, but this time, no black flame candle is required.

 

Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy are set to conjure up a "Hocus Pocus" reunion for a good cause. The stars will take part in a virtual "Hulaween" gala that will benefit the New York Restoration Project. The organization, founded by Midler in 1995, plants trees, restores parks and transforms open spaces for communities across New York City’s five boroughs.

 

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'I Am Woman' singer Helen Reddy, '70s hitmaker, dies at 78

In this Jan. 31, 2015, file photo, Australian-born singer Helen Reddy attends the 2015 G'DAY USA GALA at the Hollywood Palladium, in Los Angeles. 

SOURCE: Rob Latour/Invision/AP, File

 

LOS ANGELES —

Helen Reddy, who shot to stardom in the 1970s with her rousing feminist anthem “I Am Woman” and recorded a string of other hits, has died. She was 78. Reddy’s children Traci and Jordan announced that the actor-singer died Tuesday in Los Angeles. “She was a wonderful Mother, Grandmother and a truly formidable woman,” they said in a statement. “Our hearts are broken. But we take comfort in the knowledge that her voice will live on forever.”

 

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Multiple players on Tennessee Titans test positive for COVID-19, team closes facility

NFL logo SOURCE: Courtesy of National Football League

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. —

Three players on the Tennessee Titans and five personnel members have tested positive for the coronavirus. The team, who played the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, has closed its facilities, the NFL said in a statement on Monday.

 

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Palm Beach Magazine Features Our Very Talented Tim "The Byrdman"

Congrats To Our Very Own Tim "The Byrdman" featured on Palm Beach Magazine

 

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First-ever all-female crew makes history at Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. —

Five female firefighters at Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue are making history. A couple days ago, the first ever all women’s crew was called to serve as a team.

“We’re breaking barriers,” said Krystyna Heiser Krakowski, Rescue Lieutenant at Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue. “It’s the first time we had in our department a female as a captain, a driver, a firefighter, rescue lieutenant, and a medic,” she added.

 

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Miami Heat advance to the NBA Finals

ORLANDO, Fla. —

The Miami Heat are advancing to the NBA Finals. 

The Heat beat the Boston Celtics Sunday evening 125-113.

 

This was the Miami Heat's fourth win against the Celtics, who won two games during the Eastern Conference Finals. The Miami Heat will now face off against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday.

 

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https://www.wpbf.com/article/miami-heat-advance-nba-finals/34184300

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Florida to move to Phase Three of reopening plan

Gov. DeSantis announced Friday that Florida would be moving towards phase three of the reopening plan. Mayor Dave Kerner announced Friday that Palm Beach County would be moving into phase three, as well. Additional details will be announced in a press conference Friday afternoon

 

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Restrictions lifted on Palm Beach County restaurants

Palm Beach County —

The sign on the door at Swampgrass Willy’s in Palm Beach Gardens says the restaurant closes at 3 a.m. On Friday, that will be true for the first time since March. Bars, bingo parlors and others also soon to open

 

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County commissioner suggests allowing Palm Beach Co. bars to open

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. —

A Palm Beach County commissioner Tuesday morning suggested opening bars in the county may be safer than keeping them closed. Bars and clubs in the county have been closed since March because of the coronavirus pandemic

 

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Palm Beach County's mask mandate extended

Officials in Palm Beach County have extended a county-wide mask mandate.

"Considering the most current data on COVID-19 spread in Palm Beach County, Southeast Florida, and the entire State of Florida, the CDC recommendations on wearing of facial coverings, and the safe reopening of additional businesses and public schools, the County Administrator has determined that it is necessary and appropriate to extend Emergency Order Number 2020-012 for an additional thirty days," read a statement from county officials.

 

The order will expire at 12:01 on October 22

 

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Condo with walls lined with Budweiser beer cans on sale

LAKE WORTH, Fla. —

If you are a beer lover and looking to purchase a condo you may want to check out a recent listing in Lake Worth. It's not your usual condo, the walls inside the two bedroom, two bathroom unit are covered with Budweiser beer cans.

 

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Big Ten changes course, aims for October start to football

In this June 4, 2019, file photo, Kevin Warren talks to reporters after being named Big Ten Conference Commissioner during a news conference in Rosemont, Ill.

SOURCE: AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File

 

Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all. Less than five weeks after pushing football and other fall sports to spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the conference changed course Wednesday and said it plans to begin its season the Oct. 23-24 weekend. Each team will have an eight-game schedule.

 

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Thousands sign petition for PBC to move to full Phase Two

As bars across the state have reopen, several business owners in Palm Beach County are upset and feel many businesses will have to close their doors if the county doesn’t reopen bars soon. As of Tuesday evening, this petition had 2,500 signatures asking Palm Beach County Commissioners to rethink the incremental phase two.

 

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Halloween is almost here! Stock up on these new Halloween candy picks for 2020

In case you needed a quick little reminder: Halloween is right around the corner, folks! So obviously, we all have the spookiest new Halloween candy releases on the brain. To avoid the often-inflated price tags on Halloween candy as we get closer to the holiday, now's the time to stock up on your favorite treats. From sour gummy snacks to classic chocolate bars and even new zombie-themed treats, here are the best new Halloween candy picks for your trick-or-treaters.

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Can't wait until Christmas? People are decorating trees for Halloween

halloween tree SOURCE: Instagram @vampextrix

 

It’s always a joyous moment when you finally get to take out your tree and decorate it for Christmas. But why should your fake tree stay in storage the other 11 months out of the year? People who love Halloween (like, really love it) are giving their trees new life by decorating them in orange, black and spooky accessories.

If this concept sounds a little strange to you, first off — where’s your Halloween spirit?! And who says that decorating trees is for one single holiday? Not only will it dress up your home, but it’ll give you that same happy feeling that seeing a Christmas tree does … except you might get a little creeped out along with that joy.

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Bars reopen on the Treasure Coast

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. —

A young woman picked up the microphone and, with a smile, turned it on.

“Welcome back, everyone!” she said. It was karaoke night at the Backroom Tavern in Port St. Lucie Monday night. Normally, that wouldn’t be a big deal. Right now, though, anything happening inside a Florida bar is momentous.

 

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Bars will not reopen in Palm Beach County on Monday, county says

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. —

Bars in Palm Beach County will not reopen on Monday, officials confirm.

 

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US remembers 9/11 as pandemic changes tribute traditions

Americans are commemorating 9/11 with tributes that have been altered by coronavirus precautions and woven into the presidential campaign, drawing both President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden to pay respects at the same memorial without crossing paths.

 

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WPBF 25 First Warning Weather: Preparing During a Pandemic

It's officially the peak of hurricane season. Are you storm ready? The First Warning Weather Team is keeping you safe and telling you what you need to know.

 

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James Bond, 'Avengers' star Diana Rigg dies at 82

Dame Diana Rigg attends her masterclass during the 2nd Canneseries International Series Festival on April 06, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Arnold Jerocki/Getty Images) 

SOURCE: Arnold Jerocki

 

LONDON —

Diana Rigg, a British actress who became a 1960s style icon as secret agent Emma Peel in the TV series “The Avengers,” has died. She was 82. Rigg’s agent Simon Beresford said she died Thursday morning at home with her family.

 

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Staff at beloved bowling alley excited for phase 2 reopening

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —

Many businesses across Palm Beach County, including bowling alleys and movie theaters, are set to reopen on Tuesday for phase 2. Bowling alleys and movie theaters will have to be at 50% capacity. Bowling alleys will need to make sure 50% of total lanes are operational and there’s a four-player maximum per lane.

 

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Palm Beach County School District sets September 21st as first day of in-person learning

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. —

Hours after Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner said brick and mortar learning will resume at some point between September 14th and September 21st at Palm Beach County schools, the school district set September 21st as the return date.

 

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Busch just released a new beer made specifically for dogs

busch beer announces dog brew SOURCE: Twitter/Anheuser Busch

 

Busch Beer is known for its variety of regular, light, ice, and non-alcoholic beers. But now, the beer brand is entering into a new category—and this time, it’s not geared toward humans, but their best friend instead.

 

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Gov. DeSantis approves Palm Beach County's reopening plan

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. —

Video Above: Gov. DeSantis announces phase two reopening in Palm Beach Co.

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday that Palm Beach County could proceed with moving into Phase Two of the reopening process.

 

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CDC letter asks states to prepare to distribute COVID-19 vaccine by November

Fla. —

In a letter, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director instructed the Florida governor to take steps to be able to distribute COVID-19 vaccines by Nov. 1, but a local infectious disease physician, Dr. Kitonga Kiminyo, said he worries things may not be ready by that specific date. “We need to make sure that that vaccine has been tried and tested appropriately and through the appropriate channels,” Dr. Kiminyo said.

 

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Businesses like escape rooms looking forward to Phase Two

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. —

Once Phase Two begins in Palm Beach County, businesses like West Palm Beach Escape Rooms will once again be able to welcome customers while following guidelines from the county. “We are just excited to get back to start getting revenue people in here. Getting schools and camps back in,” said Randi D’Alena, co-owner of West Palm Beach Escape Rooms.

 

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Palm Beach County could enter phase two of reopening on Sept. 8

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. —

Palm Beach County could enter phase two of reopening next week.

As part of phase two, officials presented a step-by-step reopening plan, which included certain entertainment venues and other businesses that would be able to reopen.

 

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Florida announces ban on nursing home visits will be lifted

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced he will lift the state’s ban on visiting nursing homes.

The ban has cut off vulnerable seniors from family since mid-March over fears of spreading the new coronavirus.

 

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