Disney World to reopen as coronavirus cases surge in Florida

“The Most Magical Place on Earth” is reopening after nearly four months with new rules in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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AP: After lobbying, Catholic Church won $1.4B in virus aid

The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid.

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Gov. DeSantis announces more electric charging stations along major roadways

Manatee Co. Schools employee arrested for possession of child pornography

FDOH reports 244,151 confirmed COVID-19 cases

Over 350 Manatee County School employees impacted by COVID-19 since March

Man charged with murder in connection with the death of his father

Police have arrested a man in connection with the death of his father as a result of an altercation that occurred back in February.
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Trump commutes longtime friend Roger Stone’s prison sentence

President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of his longtime political confidant Roger Stone on Friday, just days before he was set to report to prison. The move, short of a full pardon, is sure to alarm critics who have long railed against the president’s repeated interventions in the nation’s just

North Lido Beach re-opens after military marking round discovered

Lucky Pelican cook dies from COVID-19, restaurant closes

  First Alert Weather: Better rain chances for the next few days

  Fay forms off Carolina coast

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium holds sign-up for virtual run

Missing children featured on gas station TVs in Florida

SMH, Manatee Memorial report number of COVID-19 patients

SunCoast Blood Centers searching for convalescent plasma donors

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  ‘A slap in the face:’ Goya faces boycott over Trump praise

Robert Unanue, Goya CEO, spoke at a Rose Garden event announcing a "Hispanic Prosperity Initiative" on Thursday.

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Former Florida governor, Wayne Mixson, dies at 98

  Disney World passholders upset with company after being charged payments for several months during COVID-19 pandemic

Some Disney World annual passholders are pretty perturbed after they were incorrectly charged hundreds of dollars this month.

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Missing Seoul Mayor’s body found after massive search

  U.S. Attorney’s Office releases more info on Bradenton church arrests

Florida DOH reports 48 new COVID-19 deaths

Heat advisory in effect: here’s how to avoid heat stress

  First Alert Weather: Heat Advisory in effect

High pressure combined with some dry air that moved in will limit the rain chances today. Without the rain you get the heat and today a Heat Advisory is in effect.
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US bets on small, untested company to deliver COVID vaccine

When precious vats of COVID-19 vaccine are finally ready, jabbing the lifesaving solution into the arms of Americans will require hundreds of millions of injections.

  Tropical Storm Fay forms off coast of the Carolinas

  Families Urging State to Re-Open Visitation in Nursing Homes

  Federal agencies, hazmat crews respond to Florida church selling COVID-19 ‘miracle solution’

Former Florida governor, Wayne Mixson, dies at 98