Florida State News http://feed.informer.com/digests/IAUFVSYFP4/feeder Florida State News Respective post owners and feed distributors Wed, 19 Aug 2020 17:29:50 +0000 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ At this Florida sports bar, face masks aren’t just optional — they’re banned https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article245832875.html Florida urn:uuid:182662e4-70b5-c9ca-2b8c-0bbb01138c83 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:01:35 +0000 <p>Anti-maskers are popping up faster than you can say the word COVID.</p> Eat It To Beat It: superfood acorn squash https://www.fox4now.com/news/health/prostate-cancer/eat-it-to-beat-it-superfood-acorn-squash State urn:uuid:3c401640-7d25-18a0-84eb-e91cc1296295 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:53:18 +0000 To support Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, each day on FOX 4, we’ll profile a superfood you can incorporate into your diet. Today's "Eat It To Beat It" superfood is acorn squash September is prostate cancer awareness month.The prostate cancer foundation says 30-percent of cancers are preventable through lifestyle changes, including eating better. Each day on Fox 4, we'll profile a superfood you can incorporate into your diet. The challenge is called the "Eat It To Beat It."Today's superfood is acorn squash.Acorn squash is rich in nutrients like vitamin a, vitamin c, and folic acid.The squash has beta-carotene that gives acorn squash cancer-fighting power.You can roast acorn squash and try a variety of toppings.For a basic, hearty side dish, add olive oil, salt, and pepper.Or try something a little more adventurous like honey, rosemary, and nutmeg.To sign up for the "eat it to beat it" challenge, click here. Miami-Dade coronavirus death toll hits 3,000 as Florida adds 3,204 new cases https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article245832120.html Florida urn:uuid:13c9be37-0cb3-7f2b-0f5c-ac5f9ac89c2f Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:08:28 +0000 <p>Florida’s Department of Health on Friday confirmed 3,204 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the state’s known total to 677,660. There were also 139 Florida resident deaths announced, bringing the resident death toll to 13,225.</p> Movie theaters, arcades, bowling alleys. What’s opening in Miami-Dade under Phase 2 https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article245666310.html Florida urn:uuid:f77a0d88-8a48-1761-e2a5-9c0498081d6d Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:06:57 +0000 <p>Watching a movie or play in the theater. Bowling. Playing in the arcade. Yes, fun is returning to Miami-Dade after months of COVID-19 closures.</p> Woman dies after Brazilian butt lift surgery in Miami https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/brazilian-butt-lift-surgery-death-miami-bbl-gia-romualdo-rodriguez-b484379.html The Independent - Florida urn:uuid:ce5a0b96-9654-c42e-6f9f-21a726c5e190 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:49:40 +0000 &lt;p&gt;Brazilian butt lifts are considered one of the most dangerous cosmetic procedures&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; Coronavirus live updates: Here’s what to know in South Florida on September 18 https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article245815375.html Florida urn:uuid:dc785675-816c-3c49-929d-de2d7b911bf4 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 12:50:55 +0000 <p>We’re keeping track of the latest news regarding the coronavirus in South Florida and around the state. Check back for updates throughout the day.</p> COVID-19 live updates: Here’s what to know in South Florida on September 18 https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article245815375.html Florida urn:uuid:6fdce406-a3f0-469e-15a5-3c92ca1c0c04 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 12:50:55 +0000 <p>We’re keeping track of the latest news regarding the coronavirus in South Florida and around the state. Check back for updates throughout the day.</p> Is your county safe for trick-or-treating during COVID-19? New Harvard map can tell you https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article245808845.html Florida urn:uuid:b3fb096b-84f6-bf40-cd8c-6264ba3203ee Fri, 18 Sep 2020 11:00:00 +0000 <p>Next mass gathering holiday on the map: Halloween.</p> Fort Lauderdale’s anti-mask mob is as stupid, selfish as it gets amid COVID pandemic | Opinion https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/fabiola-santiago/article245806435.html Florida urn:uuid:b9b6369b-929b-6e7f-e870-60322f7d6695 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:23:56 +0000 <p>Don’t chuck up the misbehavior to youthful tomfoolery.</p> COVID-19 testing not required for Florida students who are quarantined https://www.fox4now.com/news/back-to-school/covid-19-testing-not-required-for-florida-students-who-are-quarantined State urn:uuid:2a7219a2-d0cd-6022-9776-bb329c0e79b0 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 21:24:08 +0000 Investigative reporter Katie LaGrone discovers why coronavirus cases at Florida schools may be fueling an under-count of reported cases statewide. Investigative reporter Katie LaGrone discovers why coronavirus cases at Florida schools may be fueling an under-count of reported cases statewide.One week after the new school year began, COVID-19 hit home for Amanda Brice’s family. She learned her 16-year-old’s best friend tested positive for the virus.A day later, her son’s school called.“I got a call from the school board saying he was possibly exposed and needed to quarantine from that point on,” she said.Her son soon developed symptoms.“He had a severe sore throat, his glands were swollen. He had a headache, fever and chills that were off and on for several days,” Brice explained.But despite his exposure and his symptoms, her son’s school district did not require he get a COVID test before he returned.“They did not require us to be tested at all, just to quarantine,” said Brice.Turns out, that’s the case across Florida.When a school district quarantines a student or staff member for possible exposure to the coronavirus, most don’t require those in quarantine to be tested, not even if they’re symptomatic.Florida’s Department of Health has yet to publicly disclose the number of COVID-19 cases at schools, despite Governor Ron DeSantis telling the public weeks ago that it would be released.In an effort to be transparent with parents and the public, many school districts started posting the number of positive cases on their websites.Some districts also include how many students and staff have been quarantined. Using those figures, we know hundreds of K-12 Florida students and staff have tested positive since the start of school. Thousands of students and school staff members have also been quarantined.RECOMMENDED: More than 900 students kept home from Charlotte County schoolsSince the start of the school year, the Marion County school district has reported 58 positive cases of the virus, and 287 students or staff were quarantined, according to the district on Wednesday.While those in quarantine can’t return to school for 14 days and must be symptom-free, testing isn’t mandatory.“That’s a decision the family makes,” said district spokesperson Kevin Christian.Alachua County is offering free testing to quarantined students on day 3 and day 9 of their 14-day seclusion.“We’re not going to force any parent to have their child tested, that is up to the parent,” said Jackie Johnson, the district’s director of communications.In Martin County, its schools have reported two dozen positive cases and nearly 600 quarantined as of Sept. 14, according to the district’s website but the district also does not require testing."The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not recommend universal testing of all students and staff," said county health department spokesperson Renay Rouse.Dr. Frederick Southwick, a University of Florida professor of medicine infectious disease specialist, and advocate for rapid tests in schools, said without testing those in quarantine, schools are fueling a statewide under-count of cases.“It underestimates the problem and the prevalence of the disease,” Southwick said. "Therefore you will underestimate the danger of keeping schools open."Florida’s teachers' union, which has an ongoing lawsuit with the state for mandating school reopen campuses amid the pandemic, agrees.“The Governor has said he wants to do less testing,” said Florida Education Association President Andrew Spar. “Less testing means you’re not getting in front and preventing the spread of COVID-19 especially in our public schools when, very often, kids and teachers are not able to socially distance."Amanda Brice had her son tested, he was positive. A case that would have gone unknown if this mother followed school protocol and not her own instinct.“If you are requiring people to stay home because you think they’ve been exposed than I think they should be tested before they’re allowed to go back in,” Brice said.The Florida Department of Health recommends anyone who is symptomatic to get tested for the virus but department spokesperson Alberto Moscoso said students can return to school without testing as long as they stay home for the appropriate duration and all symptoms have subsided. Florida and Kentucky horse trainer owed $325,000 back pay after many federal violations https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/horse-racing/article245802245.html Florida urn:uuid:eb91a08f-bd8a-0164-ed9e-a18c47e6ee4a Thu, 17 Sep 2020 18:03:16 +0000 <p>A racehorse trainer based in Wellington, Florida, and Louisville paid $325,431 in owed earnings to groomers and hot walkers and $99,567 in civil penalties after several H-2B visa program and Fair Labor Standards Act violations.</p> Florida resident death toll hits 13,000 as state adds 3,255 new coronavirus cases https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article245800380.html Florida urn:uuid:065deab2-c14f-ed5c-2f00-afe7bf9746ee Thu, 17 Sep 2020 15:11:56 +0000 Health officials confirmed 3,255 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing Florida’s known total to 674,456. Resident death toll hit 13,086 with 147 deaths added. Number of newly jobless in Florida on the decline — but signs show U.S. recovery stalling https://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article245790920.html Florida urn:uuid:dff62087-2f7d-4d28-04e3-300b0ba59c5a Thu, 17 Sep 2020 12:56:25 +0000 <p>The number of newly jobless in Florida saw another weekly decline, the U.S. Department of Labor reported Thursday — but the latest national count missed economists’ expectations.</p> Coronavirus live updates: Here’s what to know in South Florida on September 17 https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article245782300.html Florida urn:uuid:759be306-7192-2807-6cb3-2227f8a60463 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 12:34:16 +0000 <p>We’re keeping track of the latest news regarding the coronavirus in South Florida and around the state. Check back for updates throughout the day.</p> Eat It To Beat It: superfood sweet potato https://www.fox4now.com/news/health/prostate-cancer/eat-it-to-beat-it-superfood-sweet-potato State urn:uuid:b08fabd9-0b37-eb4e-fd7a-8b3160e056c5 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 11:06:29 +0000 To support Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, each day on FOX 4, we’ll profile a superfood you can incorporate into your diet. Today's "Eat It To Beat It" superfood is sweet potato. September is prostate cancer awareness month.The prostate cancer foundation says 30-percent of cancers are preventable through lifestyle changes, including eating better. Each day on Fox 4, we'll profile a superfood you can incorporate into your diet. The challenge is called the "Eat It To Beat It."Today's superfood is the sweet potato.Fox 4 is with Fibbre in Fort Myers, working on today’s superfood, the sweet potato.Sweet potatoes have carotenoids, which have cancer blocking abilities.Fibbre is making a sweet potato smoothie using multiple prostate cancer superfoods.Ingredients:Sweet potatoAlmond milkIceCarrotsGingerPineapplesAgave nectarCinnamonAdd ingredients according to taste then blend well together until smooth.To sign up for the "eat it to beat it" challenge, click here. After coronavirus cases soared, prison chief says state response was ‘effective’ https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article245762625.html Florida urn:uuid:ed4b39e1-d435-b96a-50ea-f9cd726584ad Thu, 17 Sep 2020 10:00:00 +0000 <p>Florida Corrections Secretary Mark Inch said the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic was “effective,” even after the virus sickened roughly 20% of inmates and killed 120 in prisons.</p> Dane Eagle promises Florida Department of Economic Opportunity will 'turn new leaf' https://www.fox4now.com/news/state/dane-eagle-promises-florida-department-of-economic-opportunity-will-turn-new-leaf State urn:uuid:546d11e1-a3d7-8791-6a57-a83de3260470 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 01:04:47 +0000 The new director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is promising the department will "turn a new leaf" under his management. The new director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is promising the department will "turn a new leaf" under his management.Dane Eagle started his new role as head of the department Monday. Gov. Ron DeSantis tapped the former Florida House Majority Leader earlier this month after a failed primary bid for US House.Eagle will now be responsible for the state's troubled unemployment system, which continues struggling to pay claims amid COVID's economic crisis."We're going to surround ourself with the best and brightest people. We're going to put the best people in place," Eagle said. We're going to get the workload ahead of us and behind us. We're going to fix these problems and make sure Floridians feel better about the service DEO is giving them."Eagle said he would slowly take on more and more control of the unemployment system in the coming weeks. DMS Secretary Jon Satter will move back to his original position after stepping in for DEO's former director, Ken Lawson, who had been sidelined by the governor and recently resigned.To prepare for his new position, Eagle said he had decided to poll his fellow lawmakers before stepping down from his House seat, asking them what's working, what's not, and what could be improved at DEO. He's now combing through a pile of responses, hoping to find clear answers."If we can communicate those problems, then have a better understanding of how to fix them, but also let the people of Florida know that we're working on them -- I think that is going to do wonders," Eagle said. "Then, of course, we'll actually fix those problems."Critics of DEO, like Sen. Jason Pizzo, D-Miami, said the department desperately needs more claims processing power. He said he continues to struggle to help thousands of his and other constituents get payment."Get people actually hired and on staff who can actually help an applicant," Pizzo said. "I can't get a cancer patient whose kid needs an extra kidney -- I can't get an answer on that within 24 hours, something is wrong with the system."Eagle was unsure of the actual number of claims processors at the department but acknowledged improvement was needed."We need more," he said. "We need more." Tropical Storm Sally: Hundreds rescued as floods and high winds hit Florida and Alabama https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/hurricane-sally-tropical-storm-hundred-rescued-florida-alabama-b458868.html The Independent - Florida urn:uuid:d452089e-4e8e-7fed-e94c-73b898ad0384 Wed, 16 Sep 2020 23:12:06 +0000 &lt;p&gt;At least 377 people have been rescued from flooded areas, officials say&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; Woman attacked, robbed during parking space dispute outside Walmart in Davie https://www.fox4now.com/news/state/broward/woman-attacked-robbed-during-parking-space-dispute-outside-walmart-in-davie State urn:uuid:14442c10-2cca-f7a6-e4ef-fe28410e8222 Wed, 16 Sep 2020 21:49:32 +0000 A parking space dispute turned violent Tuesday outside a South Florida Walmart. A parking space dispute turned violent Tuesday outside a South Florida Walmart.Police said the attack, which was caught on camera, occurred Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot of the Walmart on University Drive in Davie.The video shows a woman sitting on the ground while another woman was pulling her hair and punching her several times. While the victim was on the ground, another woman runs out of a silver Mercedes-Benz and kicks the victim in the back.MORE: Man caught on camera punching bus driver in faceAs the video ends, it shows the victim struggling with the woman in the driver's seat of the Mercedes-Benz before the car speeds away, knocking the victim to the ground.Throughout the struggle, several bystanders are seen trying to help the woman.Davie police said one of the women removed the license plate from the car, most likely to avoid being identified.Police said the women got away with the victim's cellphone and purse.Anyone with information is asked to call Davie police or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. 'Don't play in floodwaters!': Alligators and 'islands of fire ants' spotted in Hurricane Sally flooding https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/hurricane-sally-alabama-florida-alligator-fire-ants-flooding-pensacola-gulf-shores-b457142.html The Independent - Florida urn:uuid:6990110f-7f50-79b2-ee4e-aea2d0c4ea3b Wed, 16 Sep 2020 20:23:36 +0000 &lt;p&gt;Advice remains to shelter in place as you never know what&rsquo;s hidden or floating in floodwaters&lt;/p&gt; A teen surfer was paddling into deep water off Florida. A shark was there, too https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article245778515.html Florida urn:uuid:69f0a34c-c28e-4bc2-5b31-97ae77688ce4 Wed, 16 Sep 2020 19:59:38 +0000 <p>An end of the summer trip to the beach ended in dramatic — and painful — fashion for a young Florida surfer Tuesday morning. </p> Anti-maskers march through Florida Target and call for shoppers to take off their masks https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/face-mask-anti-mask-march-florida-target-b456425.html The Independent - Florida urn:uuid:174db2be-95aa-c43c-6b9f-f64211258d60 Wed, 16 Sep 2020 19:04:52 +0000 &lt;p&gt;Trump supporter and children were among the dozen anti-maskers marching&lt;/p&gt; Hurricane Sally: Images of destruction across Alabama and Florida panhandle https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/hurricane-sally-landfall-flooding-storm-surge-alabama-florida-b453213.html The Independent - Florida urn:uuid:55e59860-e71b-5004-76ae-f93e915ed59d Wed, 16 Sep 2020 18:18:22 +0000 &lt;p&gt;Slow moving storm is causing widespread flooding&lt;/p&gt; A Florida man was being attacked by an alligator. Here’s how he escaped the death roll https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article245772765.html Florida urn:uuid:bab72889-c484-ca23-128c-5ffcd7141fdf Wed, 16 Sep 2020 16:55:55 +0000 <p>Mark Johnson is lucky to tell the tale.</p> A Florida man walking his dog was attacked by an alligator. He used 2 fingers to escape https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article245772765.html Florida urn:uuid:6df93b1f-0823-e2d0-4aa3-e6d97db8b3ad Wed, 16 Sep 2020 16:55:55 +0000 <p>Mark Johnson is lucky to tell the tale.</p> Florida adds 2,355 coronavirus cases as resident death toll nears 13,000 https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article245771680.html Florida urn:uuid:5bc4ee9b-6dd4-a416-693f-30485ef8722c Wed, 16 Sep 2020 15:10:36 +0000 Health officials confirmed 2,355 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing Florida’s known total to 671,201. There were also 152 resident deaths announced, bringing the toll closer to 13,000. Eat It To Beat It: superfood flaxseed https://www.fox4now.com/news/health/prostate-cancer/eat-it-to-beat-it-superfood-flaxseed State urn:uuid:00ebb23c-682d-8b55-8a24-760bf1381559 Wed, 16 Sep 2020 15:02:54 +0000 To support Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, each day on FOX 4, we’ll profile a superfood you can incorporate into your diet. Today's "Eat It To Beat It" superfood is flaxseed. September is prostate cancer awareness month.The prostate cancer foundation says 30-percent of cancers are preventable through lifestyle changes, including eating better. Each day on Fox 4, we'll profile a superfood you can incorporate into your diet. The challenge is called the "Eat It To Beat It."Today's superfood is flaxseed.Flaxseeds are rich in omega-three fatty acids, manganese, and Vitamin B-1.They have phyto-estrogen that provides the strongest benefit against prostate cancer and other cancers that are hormone-linked.You can add flaxseeds to cereal or a smoothie.Flaxseeds can also be purchased in the form of an oil supplement.To sign up for the "eat it to beat it" challenge, click here. Cops say drunk driver tried to hit deputy. They then stopped him from jumping off Skyway https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article245770770.html Florida urn:uuid:9cdebaa2-2063-d972-3ee3-84baf7a2618c Wed, 16 Sep 2020 15:00:52 +0000 <p>A 23-year-old Palmetto man is in jail, after Manatee County sheriff’s deputies stopped him from jumping off the Sunshine Skyway Bridge after a chase.</p> Coronavirus live updates: Here’s what to know in South Florida on September 16 https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article245771485.html Florida urn:uuid:3b135fed-eadb-b6bf-f22c-e46aed615ffa Wed, 16 Sep 2020 13:59:21 +0000 <p>We’re keeping track of the latest news regarding the coronavirus in South Florida and around the state. Check back for updates throughout the day.</p> ‘Absolutely surreal.’ Florida Panhandle hit with severe flooding from Hurricane Sally https://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article245771740.html Florida urn:uuid:0b12f568-f70c-9a28-f85d-fedeb9a28bf2 Wed, 16 Sep 2020 13:57:05 +0000 <p>A last-minute eastern wobble brought the Category 2 winds of Hurricane Sally — and two feet of rain — to the Florida Panhandle overnight.</p> ‘Historic, catastrophic flooding.’ Florida Panhandle swamped by Hurricane Sally https://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article245771740.html Florida urn:uuid:1877bc2e-915e-fa46-1566-f7b7ac65622f Wed, 16 Sep 2020 13:57:05 +0000 <p>A last-minute eastern wobble brought the Category 2 winds of Hurricane Sally — and at least two feet of rain — to the Florida Panhandle, leaving some communities awash under historic flooding they weren’t prepared for.</p> Biden news: Challenger tears into Trump’s reported ‘suckers’ and ‘losers’ comments at veterans meeting https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/biden-news-live-2020-election-florida-speech-today-tampa-polls-democrat-b445342.html The Independent - Florida urn:uuid:68dfba12-86a6-3fe4-58d6-93efa55807dd Wed, 16 Sep 2020 07:36:48 +0000 &lt;p&gt;Follow the latest updates&lt;/p&gt; New Florida poll shows majority of voters support minimum wage boost in 2020 https://www.fox4now.com/news/state/new-florida-poll-shows-majority-of-voters-support-minimum-wage-boost-in-2020 State urn:uuid:625bcb09-a3b0-febb-b8f6-3fe948e76b52 Wed, 16 Sep 2020 04:02:48 +0000 Most Florida voters support a minimum wage boost. That’s according to a new poll from Monmouth University. Most Florida voters support a minimum wage boost, according to a new poll from Monmouth University.Pollsters conducted the phone survey of more than 400 registered Floridians earlier this month. It found 67 percent support Amendment 2, while 26 percent oppose it.The initiative aims to incrementally boost the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2026. That's about a $6 bump over the current minimum wage."The minimum wage in Florida at $8.56 is incredibly low," said Ben Pollara, who manages the campaign for Florida for a Fair Wage.Pollara said he was cautiously optimistic about the survey results. Internal numbers have shown support has remained consistent for the last six months, he said."We take nothing for granted," said Pollara. "You got to get 60 percent to pass a constitutional amendment here in the state of Florida." E.W. Scripps Ben Pollara of Florida for a Fair Wage is encouraged by a new survey that says most Most voters in the Sunshine State support a minimum wage increase. Florida's tourism and hospitality industries have been painting a bleak picture of the future to stem the amendment's support. Opponents say the state's weakened economy can't afford the pay increase."Additional layoffs, cutting hours, cutting benefits," said Carol Dover, head of Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. "It's not going to be what people think."Dover pointed to internal research suggesting Amendment 2 would increase payroll for FRLA members by 75 percent or more. That might threaten the loss of 150,000 Florida jobs over the next five years, she warned."We're trying to make sure through every type of media outlet that we possibly can to get the word out," Dover said. "Once people are educated on Amendment 2, we find they change their position."Florida's governor has taken issue with the amendment, saying last year it would damage the restaurant industry. Also that tweaking it wouldn't be easy, requiring another constitutional amendment.Election Day is Nov. 3, fewer than 50 days away. Biden news: Challenger tears into Trump’s reported ‘suckers’ and ‘losers’ comments at veterans meeting https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/biden-news-live-2020-election-florida-speech-today-tampa-polls-democrat-b445342.html The Independent - Florida urn:uuid:fcb32015-7c44-4ff2-0e1d-24108501fd09 Tue, 15 Sep 2020 23:40:33 +0000 &lt;p&gt;Follow the latest updates&lt;/p&gt; Biden news – live: Challenger tears into Trump's reported 'suckers' and 'losers' comments at veterans meeting https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/biden-news-live-2020-election-florida-speech-today-tampa-polls-democrat-b445342.html The Independent - Florida urn:uuid:d7041640-324e-f330-6000-ff4f1d1b39a8 Tue, 15 Sep 2020 22:10:42 +0000 &lt;p&gt;Follow the latest updates&lt;/p&gt; SeaWorld to permanently lay off some of its furloughed workers, document says https://www.fox4now.com/news/state/seaworld-to-permanently-lay-off-some-of-its-furloughed-workers-document-says State urn:uuid:d149f97c-0b47-a7c9-70df-a6dda8b66ecd Tue, 15 Sep 2020 21:26:41 +0000 SeaWorld is expected to permanently lay off some of its furloughed employees, according to a financial document obtained by ABC Action News on Friday. ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- SeaWorld is expected to permanently lay off some of its furloughed employees, according to a financial document obtained by ABC Action News on Friday.Earlier in the year, SeaWorld furloughed about 90 percent of its employees, documents say. ABC Action News is reaching out to SeaWorld to figure out exactly how many of the furloughed employees will be let go permanently.According to Friday's document, the employees were furloughed in March as part of the company's efforts to "reduce operating expenses and adjust cash flows in light of business circumstances associated with the COVID-19 pandemic."Below is the Form 8-K filed by SeaWorld on Friday:SeaWorld released the following statement:“The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on each of our lives, in ways both small and profound. The same is true for the travel, tourism, entertainment, and hospitality industries, and the operations of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc.While we were able to bring thousands of furloughed Ambassadors back to work and hoped to bring back everyone, the current environment requires us to setup the company for long term success. SeaWorld has determined that it must transition certain park and corporate personnel from a furloughed status to a permanent layoff.We deeply appreciate the hard work and dedication of our Ambassadors to our company’s shared mission, values, and goals. Over our 60-year history, our parks have inspired millions of guests to love, protect and care for our planet’s animals and their habitats. We are sorry to have to part ways with any team members in this difficult moment, but their abiding commitment to our guests, fellow Ambassadors and animals is recognized and made a lasting impact.”Story developing, refresh for updates. Stay with ABC Action News for the latest. Should Key West relax a law that requires masks outside? Leaders will talk about it https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/florida-keys/article245751110.html Florida urn:uuid:225499d1-9460-9c92-ea3d-44f86e4e1e54 Tue, 15 Sep 2020 20:36:54 +0000 <p>Should people still be required to wear masks outside, even when they’re walking the dog with no one else around?</p> Biden news – live: Challenger tears into Trump's reported 'suckers' and 'losers' comments at veterans meeting https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/biden-news-live-2020-election-florida-speech-today-tampa-polls-democrat-b445342.html The Independent - Florida urn:uuid:062bd449-22e8-efcc-3e97-f79043471d67 Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:09:27 +0000 &lt;p&gt;Follow the latest updates&lt;/p&gt; Papa John’s, IHOP and 290 pieces of rodent poop among restaurant inspection failures https://www.miamiherald.com/miami-com/restaurants/article245731810.html Florida urn:uuid:7234bdd6-c81f-6762-1e33-d79ce3961837 Tue, 15 Sep 2020 17:15:25 +0000 <p>National chains that don’t want to be here, regional chains that don’t want to be here, rodents and roaches in places nobody wants them to be...after taking Labor Day off, the Sick and Shut Down List is back.</p> Florida adds more than 100 new COVID-19 deaths as toll in Miami-Dade nears 3,000 https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article245744260.html Florida urn:uuid:e3ef51c1-1b93-dcb0-2bbb-057b1b7c6255 Tue, 15 Sep 2020 16:52:42 +0000 Health officials confirmed 3,116 additional cases of COVID-19 & more than 100 deaths. Florida’s known total: 668,846 cases & more than 12,700 deaths. Biden news - live: Challenger says president ‘climate arsonist’ as he heads to Florida https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/biden-news-live-2020-election-florida-speech-today-tampa-polls-democrat-b445342.html The Independent - Florida urn:uuid:ac9c7907-bd2d-fd6d-6604-dc0f67e4b2d8 Tue, 15 Sep 2020 16:08:16 +0000 &lt;p&gt;Follow the latest updates&lt;/p&gt; A girl, 13, liked a Snapchat photo of a teen boy. A man, 29, is charged with her rape https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article245744230.html Florida urn:uuid:eb5c17a6-229a-2211-76bd-3c452312d907 Tue, 15 Sep 2020 14:14:33 +0000 <p>A mother’s check of her 13-year-old daughter’s phone unearthed a sexual encounter in the woods with a DeLand man, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said.</p> Hurricane Sally: 'Historic flooding' could threaten Gulf Coast as storm prepares to make landfall https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/hurricane-sally-flooding-gulf-coast-landfall-b447277.html The Independent - Florida urn:uuid:a5083b4e-e798-adc7-96ce-ea35c7414d6d Tue, 15 Sep 2020 14:06:50 +0000 &lt;p&gt;Slow-moving storm could dump up to 30 inches of rain and bring &lsquo;extreme life-threatening flash floods&rsquo;&lt;/p&gt; Coronavirus live updates: Here’s what to know in South Florida on September 15 https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article245718620.html Florida urn:uuid:39a664ea-27b2-a5bd-277c-a22b90dfb7f0 Tue, 15 Sep 2020 14:06:16 +0000 <p>We’re keeping track of the latest news regarding the coronavirus in South Florida and around the state. Check back for updates throughout the day.</p> A tropical depression may form this week, and Teddy forecast to be ‘powerful hurricane’ https://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article245743430.html Florida urn:uuid:212d92a6-b235-d683-eba8-f8af65f54947 Tue, 15 Sep 2020 11:38:10 +0000 <p>As Hurricane Sally creeps toward the Northern Gulf coast Tuesday, forecasters are watching three other named systems in the bustling Atlantic. One of them, Tropical Storm Teddy, is forecast to strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane sometime Tuesday.</p> Paulette to become powerful cyclone, while Teddy strengthens and Vicky refuses to weaken https://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article245743430.html Florida urn:uuid:0f1fbfd2-e4f1-368f-d6e3-6e1af044e235 Tue, 15 Sep 2020 11:38:10 +0000 <p>Hurricane Sally is on the verge of becoming a powerful extratropical cyclone. Tropical Storms Teddy and Vicky are out and not getting any weaker while three other tropical disturbances are being tracked.</p> Biden news - live: Challenger says president ‘climate arsonist’ as he heads to Florida https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/biden-news-live-2020-election-florida-speech-today-tampa-polls-democrat-b445342.html The Independent - Florida urn:uuid:f23d6764-2bc8-edc8-5a08-c650f734c678 Tue, 15 Sep 2020 11:27:03 +0000 &lt;p&gt;Follow the latest updates&lt;/p&gt; Eat It To Beat It: superfood pumpkin seeds https://www.fox4now.com/news/health/prostate-cancer/eat-it-to-beat-it-superfood-pumpkin-seeds State urn:uuid:07f039cf-3129-51bf-6bce-a95ccd552889 Tue, 15 Sep 2020 11:23:08 +0000 To support Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, each day on FOX 4, we’ll profile a superfood you can incorporate into your diet. Today's "Eat It To Beat It" superfood is pumpkin seeds September is prostate cancer awareness month.The prostate cancer foundation says 30-percent of cancers are preventable through lifestyle changes, including eating better. Each day on Fox 4, we'll profile a superfood you can incorporate into your diet. The challenge is called the "Eat It To Beat It."Today's superfood is pumpkin seeds.Pumpkin seeds can help prevent prostate cancer because they have a chemical that stops the body from converting normal testosterone into a more harmful hormone.They're also loaded with zinc, which has many health benefits.You can roast pumpkin seeds in the oven with olive oil and salt and then eat a handful.To sign up for the "eat it to beat it" challenge, click here. Biden news - live: Challenger says president ‘climate arsonist’ as he heads to Florida https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/biden-news-live-2020-election-florida-speech-today-tampa-polls-democrat-b445342.html The Independent - Florida urn:uuid:0b83a6a6-d38e-6f36-8381-67888d3f7420 Tue, 15 Sep 2020 09:39:32 +0000 &lt;p&gt;Follow the latest updates&lt;/p&gt; Coronavirus: Crowd of college football fans criticised for not wearing masks https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/florida-state-university-face-masks-crowds-american-football-kansas-b440668.html The Independent - Florida urn:uuid:4f76bc32-2be0-533b-cbe2-a86b36848af5 Tue, 15 Sep 2020 09:26:22 +0000 &lt;p&gt;Students appeared to gather near stadiums in both Florida and Kansas&lt;/p&gt;