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Largest hospital in Miami scales back elective surgeries

Jackson Health System will begin limiting non-emergency admissions, Monday, July 6.

Florida doctor: Infections will rise for weeks to come

Many of the new cases are among younger adults and attributed to relaxed socializing in parties and bars.

6,000 new cases of coronavirus infection in Florida

The state reported more than 6,000 new cases, ages 15 to 34 now make up 31% of all cases.

Florida site of GOP convention orders wearing of masks

Mayor Lenny Curry said that there would be no mask requirement
‘White power’ flare-up in retirement haven reveals tensions

‘White power’ flare-up in retirement haven reveals tensions

The flare-up at the Trump parade doesn’t represent the vast majority of residents of The Village.
Planning for summer beach days? Docs share virus safety tips

More Florida beaches announce closures as virus cases rise

Beaches will be closing again in Florida to avoid further spread of the new coronavirus.
Patriots owner’s prostitution case heads to appellate court

Patriots owner’s prostitution case heads to appellate court

Prosecutors charging New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will attempt to save their case.
Black Lives Matter mural vandalized in Orlando

Black Lives Matter mural vandalized in Orlando

A new mural with the giant slogan for Black Lives Matter was vandalized hours after being painted.
Florida shatters one-day coronavirus case record with 5,500

Another rise in COVID-19 cases in Florida after huge spike

Florida health officials reported more than 9,500 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday.
Bar alcohol consumption banned across Florida as coronavirus spikes

Bar alcohol consumption banned across Florida as coronavirus spikes

State officials have attributed much of the new outbreak to young adults flocking to bars.
Again, more than 5,000 new coronavirus cases in Florida

Again, more than 5,000 new coronavirus cases in Florida

For the second consecutive day, Florida has reported more than 5,000 new confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Virus cases surging among the young, endangering the elderly

Virus cases surging among the young, endangering the elderly

In Florida, young people ages 15 to 34 now make up 31% of all cases, up from 25% in early June.
Florida shatters one-day coronavirus case record with 5,500

Florida shatters one-day coronavirus case record with 5,500

Florida’s new confirmed coronavirus cases skyrocketed by 5,500, 25% jump from the previous day.
2nd presidential debate moves from Michigan to Florida

2nd presidential debate moves from Michigan to Florida

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, determined it was no longer “feasible” to host the Oct. 15 debate
Planning for summer beach days? Docs share virus safety tips

Planning for summer beach days? Docs share virus safety tips

Common changes include parking restrictions to control crowds, limits on leisure activities like sunbathing.
US death toll from coronavirus surges past 100,000 people

Florida surpasses 100,000 cases of coronavirus infection

More than 100,000 people in Florida have been diagnosed with the coronavirus.
US death toll from coronavirus surges past 100,000 people

New Florida COVID-19 cases stoke worry

The latest numbers was a drop from the record high of 4,000 new cases reported the day before.
Gov. DeSantis stiffens penalties against bear poaching

Gov. DeSantis stiffens penalties against bear poaching

Gov. Ron DeSantis agreed to increase the penalties against illegal bear hunting.
Bars, theaters reopen in most of Florida from coronavirus

Florida posts another daily record of COVID-19 infections

The state reported more than 4,000 new cases of COVID-19 - the highest daily total yet .
Protesters in West Palm Beach push for racial justice on Juneteenth

Protesters in West Palm Beach push for racial justice on Juneteenth

Protesters marched in West Palm Beach, chanting and asking for radical change.
Florida shatters daily record for new virus cases - again

Florida unemployment hits 14.5% in coronavirus’ wake

Florida’s unemployment rate jumped higher in May, hitting a record 14.5%.
Disney cancels Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in 2020

Disney cancels Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in 2020

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party runs August through the beginning of November.
Florida shatters daily record for new virus cases - again

Florida shatters daily record for new virus cases – again

The state set another one-day record of more than 3,200 new infections.
As racism protests roil US, Florida revisits dark past

As racism protests roil US, Florida revisits dark past

The Ocoee massacre one of many that engulfed communities during the Jim Crow era.
Florida governor says COVID spike will not slow economy

Florida governor says COVID spike will not slow economy

DeSantis said it makes no sense to again severely restrict the state’s economy.
Man charged in deaths of BLM protester and another woman

Man charged in deaths of BLM protester and another woman

Aaron Glee Jr., 49, was arrested in Orlando according to a Tallahassee police.
Rainbow crosswalks return to Key West permanently

Rainbow crosswalks return to Key West permanently

The crosswalks’ installation was the final step in a project to repave most of the historic Duval Street.
Some pubs closing temporarily as Florida virus cases rise

Some pubs closing temporarily as Florida virus cases rise

The closures come as the number of new daily coronavirus cases in Florida keeps growing.
Protesters in Miami seek racial justice, police support

Protesters in Miami seek racial justice, police support

Hundreds of demonstrators rallied in downtown Miami on Sunday, demanding racial equality.
Migrant towns in Florida become coronavirus hot spots in US

Migrant towns in Florida become coronavirus hot spots in US

Several immigrant communities in Florida have recently experienced outbreaks of the coronavirus.
GOP picks Jacksonville, Florida, for Trump convention speech

GOP picks Jacksonville for President Trump’s convention speech

The event would be held at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, which holds 15,000 people.
Unemployment woes a mounting strain on Trump in Florida

Unemployment woes a mounting strain on Trump in Florida

Florida unemployment system was among the country’s slowest to respond to the economic calamity.
7 arrested for vandalizing Columbus statue in Miami

7 arrested for vandalizing Columbus statue in Miami

It happened after a chaotic scene ensued in the city where protesters had a confrontation with police.
Florida gov OKs $6M for man paralyzed by deputy shooting

Florida gov OKs $6M for man paralyzed by deputy shooting

The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office must pay the money to Dontrell Stephens, 27.
Florida city known for mermaids now sleeps with the fishes

Weeki Wachee, known for mermaids, now sleeps with the fishes

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation dissolving the city of Weeki Wachee.
Hundreds march in West Palm Beach to protest police brutality

Hundreds march in West Palm Beach to protest police brutality

Protests continue in West Palm Beach and all over the country following the killing of George Floyd.
Thousands march through Florida’s cities, demanding change

Thousands march through Florida’s cities, demanding change

It was one of dozens of mobilizations in Florida against police brutality.
Bars, theaters reopen in most of Florida from coronavirus

Bars, theaters reopen in most of Florida from coronavirus

The state took another step away from the economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
Chief, lawmakers call deputy’s window smashing ‘troubling’

Chief, lawmakers call deputy’s window smashing ‘troubling’

The woman had minor cuts, according to sheriff’s office officials.
9 firefighters hospitalized in Florida after ship explosion

9 firefighters hospitalized in Florida after ship explosion

The ship exploded, injuring eight and sending one to a hospital for heat exhaustion.
Sarasota police officer on leave after pressing knee into man’s neck

Sarasota police officer on leave after pressing knee into man’s neck

An officer put his knee on Patrick Carroll, 27, as he arrested him May 18.
Florida begins Phase 2 of reopening with theme parks, bars

Florida begins Phase 2 of reopening with theme parks, bars

Phase 2 applies to 64 of Florida’s 67 counties excluding Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach.
Late night clashes in Tampa Bay end day of peaceful protests

Late night clashes in Tampa Bay end day of peaceful protests

Protesters fled, screaming and angry, and police made dozens of arrests.
Protesters in Florida demand end to racism, police abuse

Protesters in Florida demand end to racism, police abuse

For a fourth day in a row, Floridians held rallies on to protest racism and police brutality.
Cleanup, curfew and injuries following unrest in Florida

Cleanup, curfew and injuries following unrest in Florida

Many protests were largely peaceful across the state Sunday with thousands of gatherings.
Disney, SeaWorld announce plans for Florida parks to reopen

Disney, SeaWorld announce plans for Florida parks to reopen

The proposals will now be sent to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for final approval.
SpaceX launch scrubbed because of bad weather

‘Bummed out’: SpaceX launch scrubbed because of bad weather

NASA and SpaceX worked together to “make the right decision” and put safety first.
Judge rules against Florida on felons paying fines to vote

Judge rules against Florida on felons paying fines to vote

U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle in Tallahassee ruled it was unconstitutional.
Will virus keep Florida spectators from astronaut launch

Will virus keep Florida spectators from astronaut launch?

In the age of coronavirus, local officials and NASA are split on whether that’s a good idea.

DeSantis: Florida summer camps can open without restrictions

Summer camps and youth activities in Florida can open without restrictions.
Universal Orlando to begin phased reopening June 5

Universal Orlando to begin phased reopening June 5

Gov. DeSantis approved the reopening plan with the recommendation of Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings.
Disney World workers take aim at Florida's jobless system

Florida unemployment rate triples in April to nearly 13%

Florida’s unemployment rate skyrocketed to 12.9% in April from 4.3% in March and from 2.8% in February
Florida’s jobless rate shoots to 4.3%, highest in 2 years

Data breach hits Florida unemployment system

Some Florida residents who have made unemployment claims may have had personal data stolen.
Man Struck and Killed by High Speed Train in Delray Beach

Brightline suspends South Florida train service for months

Virgin Trains USA made an announcement and did not say when service might resume.
Grayton Beach No. 1 in top-10 US list by “Dr. Beach”

Grayton Beach No. 1 in top-10 US list by “Dr. Beach”

Its fine powdery sand that talks to you it is a large reason the beach was picked as the best.
Concerns erupt over integrity of Florida’s COVID-19 website

Concerns erupt over integrity of Florida’s COVID-19 website

The integrity of the state’s public health data was raised anew when its chief architect was fired.
Florida tourism industry plans to ease into reopening

Broward and Miami-Dade counties hesitantly start to reopen

Residents started to take steps back toward normalcy, with barbershops making their first snips in weeks.
FBI Presumes Pensacola Naval Base Shooting Was Act of Terrorism

FBI: Shooter at Pensacola military base linked to al-Qaida

The FBI learned of the contacts between Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani and operatives of al-Qaida.
Gyms, museums and libraries set to reopen in Florida

Gyms, museums and libraries set to reopen in Florida

The state will also increase restrictions on restaurant and retail store capacity from 25% to 50%.
ER visits plummet across Florida, virus scares patients from care

ER visits plummet in Florida, virus scares patients from care

Patients suffering from heart attacks and strokes are delaying or refusing care.
Florida’s 2 biggest counties preparing to reopen

Florida’s 2 biggest counties preparing to reopen

Miami-Dade and Broward counties are finishing preparations to reopen on Monday.
More than 650 coronavirus deaths at nursing homes in Florida

More than 650 coronavirus deaths at nursing homes in Florida

Nursing homes and ALFs account for almost 40% of the state’s 1,715 confirmed deaths from COVID-19.
Palm Beach County joining other parts of Florida to reopen

Palm Beach County joining other parts of Florida to reopen

Restaurants and retail shops to open their doors this week under certain limitations.
Firefighters continue battling fires in Florida Panhandle

Firefighters continue battling fires in Florida Panhandle

2,000-acre (809-hectare) fire in Santa Rosa County, just east of Pensacola, is 35% contained.
Hundreds evacuated as wildfires rage in Florida Panhandle

Hundreds evacuated as wildfires rage in Florida Panhandle

In Santa Rosa County, which is just east of Pensacola, the 2,000-acre fire resulted in some 1,100 evacuations.
Lawsuit aims to make it easier for Floridians to mail-vote

Lawsuit aims to make it easier for Floridians to mail-vote

The lawsuit asks a judge to allow ballots to be counted if they are postmarked by Election Day.
Florida seeks new ways to expand coronavirus testing

Florida seeks new ways to expand coronavirus testing

DeSantis held a news conference in Miami to show the state’s new mobile testing lab.
Disney World workers take aim at Florida's jobless system

Gov. DeSantis orders investigation of unemployment system

The state signed a $40 million contract in March 2011 with Deloitte to build the system.
Florida takes a hesitant step toward reopening amid outbreak

Florida takes a hesitant step toward reopening amid outbreak

In South Florida, there are signs that folks are antsy and want to get out of their homes.
Carnival to resume cruises in summer when virus order ends

Carnival to resume cruises in summer when virus order ends

Carnival Cruise Line will start cruising again, from Florida and Texas, beginning in August.
Judge orders release of migrants in Florida as virus measure

Judge orders release of migrants in Florida as virus measure

The number of detainees must go from 1,400 to about 350 within two weeks.
Florida to reopen state parks, Governor DeSantis bashes critics

Florida to reopen state parks as Gov. DeSantis bashes critics

The governor encouraged outdoor activity and criticized the doom some predicted for the state.
Florida tourism falters, public employees fret about jobs

Florida tourism falters, public employees fret about jobs

Public sector workers are fretting over job losses that could arrive in the weeks and months to come.
More than 432,000 jobless claims filed in Florida last week

More than 432,000 jobless claims filed in Florida last week

More than 2 million jobless claims have been filed in the state since mid-March.
Gov. DeSantis takes first ‘baby steps’ to reopening state

Gov. DeSantis takes first ‘baby steps’ to reopening state

Florida begins the slow climb from the economic abyss caused by the coronavirus.
Baby steps: Some Florida public spaces reopen

Baby steps: Some Florida public spaces reopen

Hard-hit Miami-Dade and Broward counties took baby steps as did some other counties.
DeSantis visits Trump as the prepares for phase 1 of reopening

DeSantis visits Trump as Florida prepares for phase 1 of reopening

DeSantis largely painted a positive picture of how the state has responded to the coronavirus outbreak.
DeSantis says Florida will reopen slowly, methodically

DeSantis says Florida will reopen slowly, methodically

The state will reopen from the coronavirus economic shutdown in “baby steps”
Free pizza by City Pizza Italian Cuisine

#givingback: Free pizza by City Pizza Italian Cuisine

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DeSantis: parts of Florida ‘on the other side’ of outbreak

DeSantis: parts of Florida ‘on the other side’ of outbreak

DeSantis says the “hysteria” in the early weeks of the outbreak has not materialized in Florida.
As Florida weighs reopening, public invited to chime in

As Florida weighs reopening, public invited to chime in

Florida officials opened an online portal Saturday for the public to weigh in on reopening.
Florida Florida unemployment website down through weekend

Florida unemployment website down through the weekend

Another hurdle for hundreds of thousands of Floridians who lost their jobs because of the virus.
The Homeless Trust testing homeless population for COVID-19

Florida surpasses 1,000 coronavirus deaths, 30,000 cases

Miami-Dade County continues to be the state’s coronavirus epicenter.
Half a million jobless claims filed in Florida last week

Half a million jobless claims filed in Florida last week due to virus shutdown

More than 505,000 Floridians filed initial claims for unemployment benefits last week.
Florida tourism industry plans to ease into reopening

Florida tourism industry plans to ease into reopening

Florida’s tourism and hospitality industry should reopen from the coronavirus pandemic slowly.
Pastry Chef Suing President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club

Mar-a-Lago furloughs 153 servers, cooks because of virus

The furloughs are temporary but the club doesn’t know when it will resume regular operations.
6% of Florida unemployment claims have been paid out

Only 6% of Florida unemployment claims have been paid out

6% of the more than 650,000 confirmed claims for unemployment in Florida have been paid.
Gov. Ron DeSantis orders schools closed rest of academic year

DeSantis: Schools would remain closed rest of academic year

DeSantis said he understands the social impacts of kids not being able to see friends.
Walk, run or surf - but don’t sunbathe on Florida beaches

Walk, run or surf – but don’t sunbathe on Florida beaches

Some areas of Florida are beginning to reopen them with restrictions.
Governor gives some Florida beaches green light to reopen

Governor gives some Florida beaches green light to reopen

The beaches will be open from 6 to 11 a.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. with no gatherings of 50 or more people.
Florida man encases self in concrete at governor’s mansion

Florida man encases self in concrete at governor’s mansion

28-year-old Jordan Mazurek, put PVC pipes into two 55-gallon plastic drums filled with concrete.
2 walk-in test sites opening in underserved places in Fort Lauderdale

2 walk-in test sites opening in underserved places in Fort Lauderdale

The two sites are in predominantly African American communities in Broward County.
Florida’s jobless rate shoots to 4.3%, highest in 2 years

Florida’s jobless rate shoots to 4.3%, highest in 2 years

Florida’s workforce shrank by 120,000 workers from February to March, labor officials said.
Florida unemployment jumps 180k, system still overwhelmed

Florida unemployment jumps 180k, system still overwhelmed

The total number of Floridians seeking unemployment benefits is more than 520,000 workers.
Trump National Doral lays off 560 workers due to virus

Trump National Doral lays off 560 workers due to virus

The resort said it had been forced to halt its business because of the spreading new coronavirus.
Pro wrestling ‘essential’ under Florida governor’s order

Pro wrestling ‘essential’ under Florida governor’s order

The amendment allows World Wrestling Entertainment to continue putting on shows — without fans.
Court denies Epstein victim’s appeal over rights violation

Court denies Epstein victim’s appeal over rights violation

In an email statement, Wild expressed dismay at the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision.
Disney World workers take aim at Florida's jobless system

Disney World workers take aim at Florida’s jobless system

They staged stay-at-home protests aimed not at their employer but Florida’s unemployment system.
Florida expands coronavirus testing to better measure spread

Florida expands coronavirus testing to better measure spread

The virus has now officially touched each of the state’s 67 counties.
Florida unemployment system now up to speed

Gov. Ron DeSantis OK’s stricter thresholds on ballot measures

DeSantis signed seven bills into law, dozens of other bills more await for the governor.
The Miami Beach Convention Center becoming a hospital

The Miami Beach Convention Center becoming a hospital

Army Corps of Engineers is setting up a 450-bed overflow hospital if South Florida facilities become overwhelmed.
Zoo Miami shows off clouded leopard kittens born on Feb. 11

Zoo Miami shows off clouded leopard kittens born on Feb. 11

The male and female have been secluded in a den with their mother, Serai, since their birth.
Hawaii mayor to arrested Florida man: ‘Covidiot’

Hawaii mayor to arrested Florida man: ‘Covidiot’

Bobby Edwards, of Boynton, Florida, was arrested In Hawaii for having no proof of accommodations.