Tag Archives: Florida

College Turns Bullied Kid’s Design Into Official Shirt

ABC News reports: A Florida boy who was bullied and laughed at for his homemade T-shirt representing the University of Tennessee Volunteers at his elementary school’s college colors day has not only had his design made official by the university – but the demand for the product is so high that it crashed the school’s website. It all started when …

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FLORIDA: Man Arrested In Walmart Terror Threat Called Himself “White Nationalist And Registered Republican”

The Orlando Sentinel reports: FBI agents waited more than an hour at the Winter Park home of Richard Dean Clayton’s parents before the 26-year-old entered unannounced through the back door. The agents said Clayton, who had threatened to shoot up a Walmart, was “manic” — erratic, paranoid and profane. Clayton was arrested after agents with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task …

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Hurricane Dorian Slowly Leaves Bahamas As Category 2

CBS News reports: Hurricane Dorian started to move northward toward the U.S. Tuesday morning after stalling over the Bahamas and causing widespread devastation. Millions of people in Florida and the Southeast were anxiously watching the storm, a powerful and menacing threat sitting miles off the Florida coast. Dorian was a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph …

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Millions Under Mandatory Evacuation Orders [VIDEO]

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Despite the favorable movement of the cone of uncertainty, which shows the likely course of the hurricane’s center, forecasters warned against Floridians concluding that they had escaped the worst. “Although the center of Dorian is forecast to move near, but parallel to, the Florida east coast, only a small deviation of the track toward the …

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1100+ Flights Canceled, Airports Close Ahead Of Dorian

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Palm Beach International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will close today as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida. The state has suspended tolls on major highways in advance of the storm, under orders from Gov. Ron DeSantis. Tolls have been suspended on Florida’s Turnpike, Alligator Alley, the Sawgrass Expressway, the SR 528 Beachline Expressway, SR 417 …

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Dorian Stalls Over The Bahamas, US Evacuations Begin

The New York Times reports: As Hurricane Dorian struck the northwestern Bahamas on Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said that the maximum sustained winds around the eye of the “extremely dangerous” storm had reached 185 miles an hour, making it a “catastrophic” storm with “devastating winds.” Early Monday, after the eye of the storm had reached Grand Bahama Island, the …

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FLORIDA: Christians Rebuke Dorian In Name Of Jesus

Jacksonville’s NBC News affiliate reports: Using the power of prayer, a congregation gathered at the Jacksonville Beach Pier to keep Dorian away from Jacksonville, and tell the storm to “calm down.” “We’re coming out here as group of believers like we did 2 years ago for Hurricane Irma,” Mary Paker said. “We came and got in a circle and prayed …

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Dorian Reaches Category 5 As East Coast Braces

ABC News reports: The extremely dangerous Hurricane Dorian is now a Category 5 major hurricane with maximum sustained wind speeds of 160 miles-per-hour, and the tropical storm watch from Deerfield Beach to Sebastian has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm Warning, according to the 8 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center. The Bahamas is bracing for catastrophic damage, while …

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Hurricane Dorian Shifts East, May Only Brush Florida

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Hurricane Dorian’s forecast track continued its shift east Saturday morning, maintaining the threat to Florida’s east coast but increasing the chance the storm will spare Florida a direct hit. The 8 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center, which showed the storm’s winds had strengthened to 145 miles per hour. But the cone has been …

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Hurricane Dorian Reaches Category 3 As Florida Braces

CNN reports: Hurricane Dorian continues to strengthen in the Atlantic Ocean, with winds increasing up to 115 mph, making Dorian a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Hurricanes that are Category 3 or higher are considered major hurricanes. Dorian is located 625 miles east of West Palm Beach Florida and moving northwest at 10 mph. Dorian is forecast to …

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Trump Cancels Poland Trip Due To Hurricane Dorian, Which May Strike Mar-A-Lago At Category 4 Strength

CNN reports: President Donald Trump announced Thursday afternoon that he is canceling his trip to Poland to deal with Hurricane Dorian, sending Vice President Mike Pence in his place. “I have decided to send our Vice President Mike Pence to Poland in my place,” Trump said. Trump said he told Polish President Andrzej Duda he’s offering his best wishes. His …

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Airlines Waive Change Fees As Dorian Approaches

USA Today reports: As Hurricane Dorian gained momentum on its path to Florida on Thursday, the state’s governor, Ron DeSantis, declared a state of emergency for 26 counties, leading airlines, cruise lines and members of the hospitality community in the state to issue waivers for travelers who need to reschedule or cancel trips. The National Hurricane Center predicted that Hurricane …

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Strengthening Dorian Could Make Landfall At Cat 4

NPR reports: Hurricane Dorian may reach Category 4 strength before slamming into Florida over Labor Day weekend. The second level of “major” hurricane status, a Category 4 storm has the potential to cause “catastrophic damage” according to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. At least one model, as of Wednesday evening, showed a 31% chance of Dorian reaching high enough sustained …

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Florida Gov Declares Emergency Ahead Of Hurricane

The Miami Herald reports: As Hurricane Dorian neared a likely Florida landfall, Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency Wednesday afternoon for 26 counties in the storm’s path, spanning the east coast from Duval to Monroe counties. The state Emergency Operations Center is also activating to Level 2, he announced, bringing in more emergency management staff to coordinate a …

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Hurricane Dorian Now Forecast To Hit Florida At Cat 3

USA Today reports: The latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center has Dorian strengthening into a major Category 3 hurricane with winds of 115 mph by Sunday off the U.S. East Coast. What does this mean? A “major” hurricane is any hurricane that’s rated as a Category 3, 4 or 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale of hurricane intensity. A …

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Dorian Strengthens Overnight, May Hit Florida At Cat 2

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Tropical Storm Dorian strengthened overnight as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands were warned to brace for hurricane conditions with possible heavy rains and flash flooding today, the National Hurricane Center said in its 5 a.m. Wednesday update. The storm could hit Florida as a Category 2 hurricane by late Sunday or early Monday. Overnight, …

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Nursing Home Staff Charged In 12 Hurricane Deaths

ABC News reports: Calling it “a terrible tragedy that should have never happened,” the police chief of Hollywood, Florida, announced on Tuesday the arrests of four staff members of a nursing rehabilitation center whose alleged inaction caused the deaths of 12 elderly patients who perished from heatstroke when they were left lingering for hours in the sweltering facility that lost …

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Tropical Storm Nears Puerto Rico, Florida Likely Next

The Weather Channel reports: Tropical Storm Dorian is pelting the Lesser Antilles with heavy rain and gusty winds this morning, and the storm could go on to impact Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, The Bahamas and possibly Florida over the next several days. Dorian’s center passed near the south coast of Barbados late Monday night, producing a wind gust to …

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Florida Man Guilty In “Stand Your Ground” Killing

NBC News reports: A white Florida man who fatally shot an unarmed black man during a dispute over a handicapped parking space last year was found guilty of manslaughter on Friday. Michael Drejka, who killed Markeis McGlockton at the convenience store parking lot in Clearwater, Florida, in July 2018, told detectives he fired at McGlockton because he had been pushed …

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Florida Executes Serial Killer Of Six Gay Men [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Gary Ray Bowles, a serial killer who preyed on older gay men during an eight-month spree that left six dead, was executed by lethal injection Thursday at Florida State Prison. The sentence was carried out at 10:58 p.m., according to the office of Gov. Ron DeSantis. Bowles received the death penalty for the November 1994 murder …

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