Father arrested after toddler found gun in ‘Paw Patrol’ backpack and killed mother on Zoom
Veondre Avery, the child’s 22-year-old father, faces charges after the toddler found a gun in a "Paw Patrol" backpack and accidentally killed Shamaya Lynn, 21, on Aug. 11 in Altamonte Springs, Fla., according to the state attorney’s office.washingtonpost.com
Gaetz friend asks for more time to cooperate with feds
Joel Greenberg, the friend of U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz who pleaded guilty earlier this year to sex trafficking, asked a judge on Tuesday to postpone his sentencing until next year so he can continue cooperating with federal authorities. Greenberg asked the federal judge in a court filing to move his sentencing date from mid-November to next March. The extra time will give the former local tax collector from an Orlando suburb more time to sit for interviews with federal investigators, the filing said.news.yahoo.com
FBI, state join search for missing Florida college student
The FBI and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement have joined a search that spans three counties for a missing college student who disappeared a week ago. Miya Marcano vanished on the same day a maintenance man improperly used a master key to enter her apartment, authorities said.
Person of Interest ‘Rebuffed’ by Missing Florida College Student Kills Himself
via Instagram/Orange County Sheriff's OfficeLocal authorities in Orlando, Florida, said Monday that a maintenance worker they had identified as a person of interest in the disappearance of 19-year-old Miya Marcano—who has been missing since Friday—was found dead in an apparent suicide.Orange County Sheriff John Mina said that Armando Manuel Caballero, 27, a maintenance employee where Miya Marcano lived and worked, had repeatedly expressed “romantic interest” in the Valencia College sophomore—andnews.yahoo.com
Parents say toddler was sexually assaulted by another child on Disney cruise, sue for $20M
A Vermont family who says their 3-year-old daughter was molested by another child while attending the youth club aboard a Disney Cruise last year is suing the cruise line for $20 million, according to the suit filed Friday in the federal court in Orlando.news.yahoo.com
More Florida school districts to require masks in battle against governor’s order
At least seven districts, accounting for more than a million students, are in defiance of DeSantis’s order banning mask mandatesFDA gives full approval to Pfizer vaccine for Covid-19 The first day of school at Barbara Goleman Senior High School in Miami Lakes, Florida on Monday. Photograph: Cristóbal Herrera/EPA Florida’s battle over school mask mandates has reached the governor’s doorstep after education leaders in the state capital, Tallahassee, became the latest to defy Ron DeSantis’s ban. Ronews.yahoo.com
Florida mayor urges water limits because of COVID-19 surge
The mayor of the Florida city of Orlando asked residents on Friday to stop watering their lawns and washing their cars for a least a week, saying water usage needed to be cut back because of the recent surge of COVID-19 hospitalizations. The Orlando Utility Commission treats the city's water with liquid oxygen and supplies that ordinarily go toward water treatment have been diverted to hospitals for patients suffering from the virus, Mayor Buddy Dyer said. “We acknowledge that the No. 1 priority for the liquid oxygen should be for hospitals," Dyer said at a news conference.news.yahoo.com
Florida breaks record for COVID-19 hospitalizations
A day after it recorded the most new daily cases since the start of the pandemic, Florida on Sunday broke a previous record for current hospitalizations, as the number of patients in hospitals because of COVID-19 once again broke through the 10,000-person threshold. The Sunshine State had 10,207 people hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to data reported to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The previous record was from more than a year ago, July 23, 2020, more than a half-year before vaccinations started becoming widespread, when Florida had 10,170 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Hospital Association.news.yahoo.com
Frontier announces new Harlingen-Orlando flights
HARLINGEN — Vegas or Disney World, take your pick. A week after unveiling twice-weekly direct flights between Harlingen and Las Vegas, Frontier Airlines on Tuesday revealed plans for direct flights between Valley International Airport and Orlando, Florida.myrgv.com
Animatronic Biden joining Hall of Presidents at Disney World
Forget an inauguration ceremony. The true indicator of having made it as president is being added to the Hall of Presidents at Walt Disney World in Florida, an honor President Joe Biden will soon receive. Disney World officials said Monday that they were putting the finishing touches on the animatronic Biden replica ahead of its debut next month at the Magic Kingdom attraction that features a tableau of the nation's presidents.news.yahoo.com
Feds will keep definition of metro at 50,000-person minimum
Facing criticism from small cities that feared losing status and funding, the federal government said Tuesday that it won’t raise the population threshold for what qualifies as a metro area. The Office of Budget and Management said it will keep the minimum population needed in a community's core city at 50,000 residents in order to be designated a “metropolitan statistical area," also known as an MSA. The federal government had been considering doubling that threshold to 100,000 people.news.yahoo.com
What's in a tag? Twitter revamps misinformation labels
After its labels on election-related misinformation became a regular sighting in the weeks leading up to and following the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Twitter is now working on overhauling them in an attempt to make them more useful and easier to notice, among other things.
GOP donor pays $1M to deploy South Dakota national guard
In a story June 30, 2021, about a billionaire Republican donor who is paying $1 million to help defray the cost of deploying the South Dakota National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the spokesman for South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem.
Biden on Miami building collapse: 'There's nothing worse than having to wait and wonder'
Before designating a national memorial on Friday at the site of the deadly 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting, the president drew a parallel between the families of the victims in Orlando and those waiting for news about loved ones missing in Surfside.news.yahoo.com
In paying tribute to Pulse victims in Orlando, Biden shows the content of his character. So does DeSantis | Editorial
President Biden paid a kind and beautiful tribute to the victims of the horrific shooting carried out at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando where scores of people gathered for a night of joyful partying five years ago on June 12. When the bullets stopped, 49 people were dead, 53 were injured.news.yahoo.com
These are the best, worsts states to be a police officer in 2021, report says
Following recent high-profile police brutality incidents, the United States law enforcement officers are under more of a spotlight than usual, <a href="https://wallethub.com/edu/best-states-to-be-a-cop/34669" target="_blank">WalletHub</a> reports.
Toxic Productivity: Here are ways you can separate work from home
Hustle culture, workaholic, toxic productivity, do you have an unhealthy obsession with being productive? A list of tasks that never ends and is never enough? The recent surge of hustle culture has many people romanticizing over-working and subsequently burning out.
Secret deals: Here is how you can shop on Amazon and save big
More than 197 million people visit <a href="http://Amazon.com" target=_blank>Amazon.com</a> every month and almost one in three Americans has a Prime membership with Amazon! With so much online spending happening, how can you save money on this site?
Pandemic Pivot: Changing careers during a pandemic
But with millions of people laid off and out of work, changing careers may seem out of the question. Money and work-life balance –these are the top two reasons people change careers. Two big questions to ask yourself first—do you really want to change careers or do you not like working during a pandemic? If you still want to change careers, know why? On average, it takes four years to successfully change careers and regain your credibility at your job.
‘Found its way’: Family discovers dead snake causing dryer malfunction
According to KPRC 2′s sister-station WKMG, on Thursday, the Pring family said they began experiencing issues with their dryer, which was blowing an excessive amount of lint. He’s like, ‘There’s a dead snake in there,’” Pring told WKMG. AdThe Pring family was shocked to find out there was a snake living in their dryer. They didn’t have one, so it kind of found its way,” Cobble told WKMG. According to the report, the Pring family said they’ll be on the lookout and plan to possibly put mothballs out because they can’t clog the airway for the dryer.
Another campaign? C-SPAN to air Iowa speech by Pompeo
(AP Photo/John Raoux, File)NEW YORK – From the point of view of C-SPAN, the 2024 presidential campaign begins this Friday. The network is sending its cameras to suburban Des Moines, Iowa, to tape former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaking to a breakfast meeting of the Westside Conservative Club. Iowa traditionally holds the nation's first presidential caucuses, and it's never too early for potential candidates to let themselves be known. Believe it or not, C-SPAN has actually begun a presidential campaign cycle even earlier. In February 2005, the network aired speeches by Republican Mitt Romney in South Carolina and Democrat John Edwards in New Hampshire.
Lost and found: $1M lottery ticket recovered in parking lot
(AP Photo/John Raoux)SPARTA, Tenn. – A Tennessee man was able to turn his luck around after finding his missing $1 million winning lottery ticket in a parking lot — remaining where he dropped it even on a blustery afternoon. Sparta resident Nick Slatten learned on March 11 that he won a drawing with all matching numbers on a ticket worth $1,178,746, the Tennessee Education Lottery said in a statement. I couldn’t believe it,” said Slatten, who bought the winning ticket at a local grocery store March 10 after a day of laying tile. AdTo make matters worse, if a player loses an unsigned ticket, anyone can claim it, the lottery said. So Slatten immediately began retracing his steps, eventually leading him back to the auto parts store where he saw the ticket lying in the parking lot.
Outsmart smart home hackers with these tips
ORLANDO, Fla. – Over 14 billion connected devices, also called “smart” devices, were used in 2019, and by 2021, that number has reached 25 billion. But while turning on your oven or unlocking your door from your phone may be convenient for you, it is also convenient for hackers. Here are some ways to outsmart these smart home hackers. There are currently 42 million homes in the U.S. that are considered smart homes and over 40 percent of those have at least one device vulnerable to a cyber-attack. AdIf you decide to sell, give away, or toss out your smart device, most manufacturers advise that you factory reset your device and remove all personal data.