TRENDING NEWS Archives for 2021-01

This pastor plans to marry 15 couples before the Super Bowl in Tampa

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. —

Several hours before the big game next Sunday, many couples will be tying the knot in Tampa all thanks to a road warrior from Missouri who's making a long drive in the name of love.

 

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Chick-fil-A's heart-shaped trays of nuggets are back for Valentine's Day

While a fancy dinner with homemade pasta or a juicy steak is a wonderful way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, it’s just as satisfying (if not more!) to spend it — or rather, pregame it a few days in advance — with a heart-shaped tray of chicken nuggets from Chick-fil-A. Yes, the chain’s heart-shaped trays are back until V-Day! They come in both savory and sweet varieties and are a stress-free, romantic meal option. Now through Feb. 13, customers can enjoy four heart-shaped trays featuring Chick-fil-A’s menu favorites. The choices are: 30-count of Chick-fil-A Nuggets, 10-count of Chick-n-Minis, six-count of Chocolate Chunk Cookies, and 12 Chocolate Fudge Brownie halves. Each of the menu items are placed in a festive silver and red tray.

 

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Jane Fonda to receive Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award

Jane Fonda cemented herself into Hollywood allure as a chameleonlike actor and social activist, and now the Golden Globes will honor her illustrious career with its highest honor. Fonda will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 78th annual awards ceremony on Feb. 28, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Tuesday. A member of one of America's most distinguished acting families, Fonda has captivated and inspired fans along with critics in such films as “Klute” and “Coming Home.”

 

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Cloris Leachman, of 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' and 'The Last Picture Show,' dies at 94

Cloris Leachman, a character actor whose depth of talent brought her an Oscar for the “The Last Picture Show” and Emmys for her comedic work in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and other TV series, has died. She was 94. Leachman died of natural causes at her home in Encinitas, California, publicist Monique Moss said Wednesday. Her daughter was at her side, Moss said.

 

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Legendary talk show host Larry King dead at 87

Larry King is shown in this file photo. SOURCE: Flickr/Gage Skidmore

 

Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87. King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Ora Media, the studio and network he co-founded, tweeted. No cause of death was given, but CNN had earlier reported he was hospitalized with COVID-19.

 

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Godiva is shuttering its US stores but you can still get its chocolate

A person wearing a mask walks past a closed Le Pain Quotidien and Godiva cafe on June 24, 2020 in New York City as the city moved into Phase 2 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images) SOURCE: Alexi Rosenfeld

 

The luxury chocolatier Godiva announced it is closing all of its 128 stores in North America.

The move comes less than two years after the company laid out plans to open 2,000 cafes around the world in six years.

 

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Randy Parton, the country singer and Dolly Parton's younger brother, has died after a battle with cancer

Randy Parton performs with his sister, megastar Dolly Parton, in a 2018 concert. SOURCE: AFF-USA/Shutterstock

 

Country music singer Randy Parton, brother to Dolly Parton, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 67 years old. His sister announced his death on Thursday in a post on her Facebook page.

 

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Baseball legend Hank Aaron dies at 86

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 08: Hall of Famer Hank Aaron is honored on the 40th anniversary of his 715th homer prior to the game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets at Turner Field on April 8, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)  SOURCE: Kevin C. Cox

 

Hank Aaron, the one time MLB home run king and one of baseball's greatest players, has died, according to reports. He was 86. Aaron’s daughter confirmed her father’s death to Atlanta TV station WSB-TV.

 

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Here's how local residents 65 and older can register for the COVID-19 vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccination process is well underway in Florida. First in line: residents of long-term care facilities and health care workers. Next up? People 65 and older. County health departments are now releasing information on how they can register to receive the vaccine:

 

Palm Beach County:

Taking appointments by e-mail only, chd50feedback@flhealth.gov

 

Town of Palm Beach:

Residents of the Town of Palm Beach can register for vaccine by clicking here.

Residents can be added to the Town of Palm Beach vaccine waitlist by clicking here.

 

Martin County:

COVID-19 vaccine clinics are fully booked. Appointments will be offered as soon as possible. To check when appointments will be available, click here.

 

St. Lucie County:

Vaccine is now being offered to St. Lucie County residents 65 years of age and older by appointment only. The appointments are available Monday, January 11 through Wednesday, January 13 at the St. Lucie Fairgrounds. Those looking to get vaccinated must pre-register by clicking here. If you'd like to schedule an appointment by phone, you can call 772-446-8480.

The county urges residents to contact their medical providers, including hospitals and pharmacies, as those agencies are able to acquire vaccines directly from the manufacturers.

The county also urges residents to register with Alert St. Lucie to be notified when vaccines are available. Click here to sign up.

 

Indian River County:

Four vaccination clinics will be held in Indian River County starting Tuesday, January 12 through Friday, January 15, by appointment only, for individuals 65 years and older at the Indian River County Fairgrounds.

The online reservation system to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through Indian River County will open Monday, January 11 at 9:30 a.m. To schedule an appointment, click here. The schedule will not be active until registration opens.

A phone line will also be available on Monday, January 11 at 9:30 a.m for residents needing technical assistance with scheduling an appointment. Call 772-226-4000 for assistance in submitting an appointment reservation or for general information. The hotline will be open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Individuals with scheduled appointments must bring a form of identification and must wear a mask. Those with appointments can save time by bringing a completed COVID-19 vaccine screening and consent form, which can be found here.

Walk-up appointments are not accepted at this time.

County officials recommend opting in to ALERT Indian River, Indian River County's alerting system by clicking here for updates and announcements for expansion of vaccination criteria and notifications for additional vaccination clinics and appointments. This is not an appointment system or waiting list for the COVID-19 vaccine.

 

Okeechobee County:

All of the Okeechobee County Health Departments' appointments for the week are booked. The county will advise when more appointments are available depending on vaccine arrival.

 

Cleveland Clinic Patients:

COVID-19 appointment scheduling is currently suspended.

 

State-Run Vaccination Sites:

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced this week that Hard Rock Stadium in Miami-Dade County will be a vaccination site.

A limited number of vaccine appointments for seniors 65 and older will be available starting Thursday, January 7 at 2 p.m. More information on registration can be found here.

 

Publix Stores:

All 67 Publix stores in Palm Beach County and 7 Publix stores in Martin County will begin offering vaccines to shoppers. Registration for appointments will begin Wednesday and shots will be administered starting Thursday. To register for a vaccine, click here.

 

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Reports: Brooklyn Nets to acquire James Harden

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) and coach Stephen Silas, right, react after a play during the second quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers in an NBA basketball game in January 2021 in Houston. (Troy Taormina/Pool Photo via AP) SOURCE: Troy Taormina

 

The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to acquire three-time scoring champion James Harden from the Houston Rockets, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The disgruntled superstar had remained quiet through months of speculation that he is unhappy with Houston.

 

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Report: Siegfried Fischbacher of 'Siegfried and Roy' fame dies in Las Vegas

Siegried Fischbacher and Roy Horn in their private apartment at the Mirage Hotel on the Vegas Strip, along with one of their performing white lions. SOURCE: Carol M. Highsmith/Buyenlarge/Getty Images

 

German news agency dpa is reporting that illusionist Siegfried Fischbacher, the surviving member of the duo Siegfried & Roy, has died in Las Vegas at age 81. The news agency said Thursday that Fischbacher’s sister, a nun who lives in Munich, confirmed his death of cancer.

 

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Grammy Awards postponed to March due to COVID-19 surge in Los Angeles County

A view of the red carpet appears prior to the start of the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. SOURCE: Jordan Strauss/ Invision /AP File Photo

 

NEW YORK —

The 2021 Grammy Awards will no longer take place this month in Los Angeles and will broadcast in March due to a recent surge in coronavirus cases and deaths. The Recording Academy told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the annual show would shift from its original Jan. 31 broadcast to an unspecified date in March.

 

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Report: NFL planning to have 17 regular-season games starting in 2021

The NFL could add a regular-season game starting in 2021. SOURCE: David Richard/AP

 

The NFL plans to add a regular-season game to the schedule in 2021, a move that would break from the 16-game schedule that has been in place since 1978, NFL.com reported. An announcement could be weeks or months away as the league negotiates a new media contract, the report said.

 

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Town of Palm Beach had been preparing for vaccine for months

PALM BEACH, Fla. —

Palm Beach is the only town so far prepared to quickly administer vaccines to their residents and they say it’s because they were preparing for months. The town of Palm Beach is using a closed POD program to give people 65 and older the COVID- 19 vaccine.

 

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Carnival extends cruise cancellations through March

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. —

Carnival Cruise Line on Wednesday extended its cruise cancellations in the United States through the end of March. The company had previously announced that all cruises were canceled through February.

 

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NCAA to play all 67 March Madness men's games in Indiana

Photo FILE - In this Monday, April 6, 2015, file photo, Duke players celebrate on the court after their 68-63 victory over Wisconsin in the NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament championship game in Indianapolis. The NCAA announced Monday, Jan. 4, 2020, that this year's 67 men's basketball tournament games including the Final Four will be played entirely in Indiana. 

SOURCE: David J. Phillip

 

INDIANAPOLIS —

The NCAA announced Monday that all 67 men's basketball tournament games including the Final Four will be played entirely in Indiana in a bid to keep the marquee event from being called off for a second consecutive year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Games will be played on two courts inside Lucas Oil Stadium as well as at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Mackey Arena at Purdue and Assembly Hall in Bloomington. Only one game at a time will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium.

 

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